SplunkLive! San Diego

March 3rd, 2016


Please join us at SplunkLive! San Diego- and learn how more than 11,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 100 countries use Splunk® software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost.

SplunkLive! San Diego Speakers

Is your mind already churning with ways Splunk can help you to address challenges in your environment? Our customers share their stories to provide further inspiration.

Director, Solutions Marketing
Deputy Director, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
City of San Diego
Technical Data Analyst and Engineer
CSAA Insurance Group

SplunkLive! San Diego Agenda

  • 9:00am – Registration
  • 10:00am – Welcome, Overview, Customer Presentations
  • 1:00pm – Lunch
  • 2:15pm – Breakout Sessions 1-3
  • Getting Started with Splunk Enterprise - Hands-On (Bring your laptop, not a tablet, preferably a non-IE browser)
    Here’s your chance to get hands-on with Splunk for the first time! Bring your modern Mac, Windows, or Linux laptop and we’ll go through a simple install of Splunk. Then, we’ll load some sample data, and see Splunk in action – we’ll cover searching, pivot, reporting, alerting, and dashboard creation. At the end of this session you’ll have a hands-on understanding of the pieces that make up the Splunk Platform, how it works, and how it fits in the landscape of Big Data. You’ll experience practical examples that differentiate Splunk while demonstrating how to gain quick time to value.
  • Get Your Service Intelligence Off to a Flying Start
    If you are already using Splunk in your enterprise for operational visibility, this session helps with the next step in your evolution – Service Intelligence. Service Intelligence models are most effective when they are aligned with specific business objectives, strategies and key initiatives and continuously measure the achievement of business goals. To accelerate your Service Intelligence initiatives, this session covers best practices and techniques for designing an effective model by codifying the domain knowledge of your subject experts and capturing key value metrics. We’ll review key aspects of an effective Service Intelligence model and then design a sample model that achieves business objectives through service decomposition and building in the measurement of business value goals.
  • Leverage Machine Data and Deliver New Insights for Business Analytics        The Big Data phenomenon is being driven by the growth of machine data. Critical insights found in machine data enable IT and Security teams to ensure uptime, detect fraud and identify threats. Today, forward-thinking organizations are discovering its value to better understand their customers, improve products, optimize marketing and drive business processes. Learn how Splunk and your machine data can deliver real-time insights from this new class of data and complement your existing BI investments.
  • 3:30pm – Breakout Sessions 4-6
  • Getting Started with Splunk IT Service Intelligence - Hands-On (Bring your laptop, not a tablet, preferably a non-IE browser)
    Are you currently using Splunk to troubleshoot and monitor your IT environment? Do you want more out of Splunk but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn more about Splunk IT Service Intelligence (Splunk ITSI) and get hands-on with it for the very first time.
    We’ll kick off this session with a discussion on the concept of services, KPIs and entities and demonstrate how to use them in Splunk IT Service Intelligence. We’ll help you build custom visualizations and dashboards for personalized service-centric views. We’ll teach you how to navigate across multiple KPIs, entities and events with built-in visualizations and intelligently troubleshoot and resolve problems faster using Splunk ITSI. We’ll also show you how to create correlations across KPIs easily and be alerted of “notable events” to catch these emerging problems quickly. At the end of this session, you will leave with an understanding of the unique monitoring approach Splunk ITSI delivers to maximize the value of your data in Splunk and how to accelerate visibility into your critical IT services.
  • Using Splunk for Information Security
    This session will review various ways that Splunk provides security intelligence to the modern InfoSec professional. First, we will be using Splunk Enterprise with a few free Splunk Apps to surface attack patterns and indicators of compromise within your data. Next, we will review two premium solutions for information security organizations: Splunk for Enterprise Security (ES) and Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA). Splunk ES is Splunk's award-winning security intelligence solution that brings immediate value for continuous monitoring across SOC and incident response environments – allowing you to quickly detect and respond to external and internal attacks, simplifying threat management while decreasing risk. Splunk UBA is a new technology that applies unsupervised machine learning and data science to solving one of the biggest problems in information security today: insider threat. You’ll learn how Splunk UBA works in tandem with ES, or third-party data sources, to bring significant automated analytical power to your SOC and Incident Response teams.
  • Machine Learning + Analytics in Splunk
    Splunk is a powerful platform for understanding your data. The preview of the Machine Learning Toolkit and Showcase App extends Splunk with a rich suite of advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms, which are exposed via an API and demonstrated in a showcase. In this session, we'll present an overview of the app architecture and API and then show you how to use Splunk to easily perform a wide variety of tasks, including outlier detection, predictive analytics, event clustering, and anomaly detection. We’ll use real data to explore these techniques and explain the intuition behind the analytics.
  • 4:30pm – Happy Hour Sponsored by Extrahop

Event Details


Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
From 10:00am to 5:30pm


San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

T: 1(858) 587-1414
Hotel Website


SplunkLive! San Diego is sponsored by Extrahop

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  • Do I need to pay to attend? No, SplunkLive! is free to all. Join us in the morning to learn how other Splunk Customers are using Splunk then stay for detailed workshops in the afternoon.
  • Should I bring my laptop? Yes! Make sure to download Splunk first: http://www.splunk.com/download
  • Will there be wireless internet? Yes! There will be an announcement at the beginning of the day covering network and passwords.
  • What time should I show up? We start promptly at 9:00am - make sure to arrive by 8:30am to snag a good seat!
  • Is there a dress code? Dress code is business casual. If you want show your Splunk pride by wearing your favorite Splunk t-shirt—that's also welcome!
  • Will parking be included? Unfortunately Splunk doesn't cover parking expenses but we'll include lunch and a collector's t-shirt!