SplunkLive! Boston

June 7th, 2016


Please join us at SplunkLive! Boston- 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! Boston 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.

Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
Partners Healthcare
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Partners Healthcare
Director - Application Development and Consumer Technology
Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.
Senior Manager - IT Security
Director - Technical Product Marketing

SplunkLive! Boston Agenda

  • 8:00am – Registration
  • 9:00am – Welcome, Agenda, Overview
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Breakout Sessions 1-3
  • Getting Started with Splunk Enterprise (Hands On)
    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.
  • Power of SPL
    This session will unveil the power of the Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL). See how to use Splunk's simple search language for searching and filtering through data, charting statistics and predicting values, converging data sources and grouping transactions, and finally data science and exploration. We'll begin with basic search commands and build up to more powerful advanced tactics to help you harness your Splunk Fu!
  • How to Design, Build and Map IT and Business Services in Splunk
    Your IT department supports critical business functions, processes and products. You're most effective when your technology initiatives are closely aligned and measured with specific business objectives. This session covers best practices and techniques for designing and building an effective service model, using the domain knowledge of your experts and capturing and reporting on key metrics that everyone can understand. We will design a sample service model and map them to performance indicators to track operational and business objectives. We will also show you how to make Splunk service-ware with Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI).
  • 2:30pm – Breakout Sessions 4-6
  • Getting Started with Splunk IT Service Intelligence (Hands On)
    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.
  • Splunk for Enterprise Security featuring User Behavior Analytics
    This session will review Splunk’s two premium solutions - Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) is Splunk's award-winning security intelligence solution that brings immediate value for continuous monitoring across SOC and incident response environments. 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.
  • AWS on Splunk, Splunk on AWS
    In this session we’ll cover the various logging capabilities AWS provides natively, how to architect Splunk on AWS and how to get the most out of the AWS App for Splunk.
  • 3:30pm – Happy Hour is sponsored by AWS, Carahsoft, EMC, EView Technology, Evolven, Extrahop, Nutanix, Perficient, Syncsort, and ServiceNow.

Event Details


Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
From 9:00am to 4:30pm


Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115

T:(617) 954-2000


SplunkLive! Boston is sponsored by AWS, Carahsoft, EMC, EView Technology, Evolven, Extrahop, Nutanix, Perficient, Syncsort, and ServiceNow.


  • 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!