Splunk Discovery

May 10, 2018

Machine data is one of the most underused and undervalued assets of any organization. That’s because hidden in this data are the answers to key problems facing your organization—across IT and the business. Find out how to reduce system downtime, optimize your customers’ experience, prevent fraud and more. All of these insights can be found in the machine data that’s generated by the normal operations of your organization.

The challenge with leveraging machine data is that it comes in a dizzying array of unpredictable formats, and traditional monitoring and analysis tools weren’t designed for the variety, velocity, volume or variability of this data. This is where Splunk comes in.

At Splunk Discovery, you’ll hear from industry experts, and technologists on how companies like Adobe, Coca Cola, Shazam, Symantec and Zillow are using this machine data to address IT operations, security and business analytics use cases.

Who should attend: The content at a Splunk Discovery is geared towards those who are new to Splunk and are not yet a Splunk customer.

Splunk Discovery Minneapolis Agenda

  • 8:30-9:00am: Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:30am: Welcome and Meet Splunk Overview
  • 9:30-10:30pm: Delivering New Visibility and Analytics for IT Operations
    Description: If you’re just getting started with Splunk, this session will help you understand how to use Splunk software to turn your silos of data into actionable insights. In this session, we’ll dive right into a Splunk environment and show you how to use the simple Splunk search interface to quickly find the needle in the haystack or multiple needles in multiple haystacks. We’ll demonstrate how to perform rapid ad hoc searches to conduct routine investigations across your entire IT infrastructure in one place, whether physical, virtual or in the cloud. You’ll also learn how to then convert these searches into real-time alerts and dashboards, so you can proactively monitor for problems before they impact your end user. We’ll also demonstrate how you can use Splunk to connect the dots across heterogeneous systems in your environment for cross-tier, cross-silo visibility.
  • 10:45-11:45am: Intro to Security Analytics Methods
    Description: Whether you're looking to reduce breaches, set up monitoring to anticipate attacks, or build more predictive capabilities, you will learn to apply the power of Splunk’s search processing language (SPL) via the Splunk Security Essentials App. We'll also present how to tighten your security with actionable searches that you can use immediately. All of the examples will have demo data, but you will see how you can apply custom data in your own environment. In this session, you will learn how to:
    • Optimize and make Splunk search work for you, so you can quickly gain insights into your data to identify and describe security impacts and potential threats
    • Detect unusual and potentially malicious activity using Splunk Enterprise statistical and behavioral analysis capabilities
    • Find unsual activities
  • 11:45am: Closing

Event Details


May 10, 2018
8:30am – 11:45am


Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55403


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