SplunkLive! Houston

April 14th, 2016


Please join us at SplunkLive! Houston- 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! Houston 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.

Senior Director, Business Analytics + IoT
Manager/Solution Architect
Cerner Corporation
Sr. Solution Architect
Cerner Corporation
John McLeod
Director, IT Security
Fortune 500 company Oil and Gas Industry
Chris Beard
Engineering Analyst

SplunkLive! Houston Agenda

  • 8:00am – Registration
  • 9:00am – Welcome, Overview, Customer Presentations
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Breakout Sessions 1-3
  • Getting Started with Splunk Enterprise
    What is Splunk? At the end of this session you’ll have a high-level 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 see practical examples that differentiate Splunk while demonstrating how to gain quick time to value.
  • Splunk Ninjas: New Features, Pivot, and Search Dojo
    Besides seeing the newest features in Splunk Enterprise and learning the best practices for data models and pivot, we will show you how to use a handful of search commands that will solve most search needs. Learn these well and become a ninja.
  • Splunk for Enterprise Security featuring User Behavior Analytics
    This session will review Splunk’s 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. We’ll discuss each solution and see them integrated and in action through detailed demos.
  • 2:30pm – Breakout Sessions 4-6
  • Splunk for Monitoring and Diagnostics in the Industrial Environment
    Splunk software provides a scalable and versatile platform for the machine data generated by automation and control systems and connected industrial assets and infrastructure. Learn how our customers, including oil and gas companies, use Splunk software to improve performance, reduce downtime and increase security in their critical industrial environments. In this session, we will cover industrial data collection, best practices for storage and enrichment, and how you can use Splunk’s advanced visualizations and analytics to become more data-driven in your industrial operations.
  • 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 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. Bring your laptop, not a tablet, preferably a non-IE browser.
  • Improving Healthcare Operations Using Process Data Mining
    It’s estimated that 80% of healthcare data is unstructured, which makes it challenging to do any sort of analytics to drive improvements in population health, patient care and operational efficiency. Machine learning techniques can be utilized to predict future events from similar past events, anticipate resource capacity issues and proactively identify bottlenecks and patient outcome risks. This session will provide an overview of how process data mining can be applied to healthcare and provide real-world examples of process data mining in action.
  • 3:30pm – Happy Hour Sponsored by Anomali, EMC, EView Technology, Fishtech Labs, Gigamon, NetMotion Wireless, and Technologent

Event Details


Thursday, April 14th, 2016
From 9:00am to 4:30pm


JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056

T: (713) 961-1500
Hotel Website


SplunkLive! Houston is sponsored by Anomali, EMC, EView Technology, Fishtech Labs, Gigamon, NetMotion Wireless, and Technologent

Want to sponsor a SplunkLive! event? Click here and ask us about sponsorship opportunities.


  • 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!