May 5, 2015


Please join us at SplunkLive! Houston - and learn how more than 9,000 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.


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.

Brian Gilmore
Senior Manager - Internet of Things and Industrial Data
Mark Cook
Enterprise Manager of Support Services
Academy Sports and Outdoors
William Gage
Supervisor, SCADA Infrastructure and Cyber Security
Enterprise Products Partners


  • 8:00am – Registration
  • 9:00am – Welcome, Agenda, Overview
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Breakout Sessions 1-3
    1. » Getting Started with Splunk Enterprise
      New to Splunk? This session is for you! You'll learn about searching, alerting, reporting, dashboards, deployment and integration.
      » Building an Analytics-Enabled SOC with Splunk
      Learn best practices for deploying an analytics-enabled SOC with a Splunk security expert. Whether you are interested in building a SOC, enhancing an existing SOC, or building out a security practice, this session will explain the people, processes, and technology required. The discussion will also cover how Splunk can complement a SIEM that may already be in place in the SOC.
      » New Splunk Management Solutions Update: Splunk MINT and Splunk App for Stream
      Join us to learn what is new in Splunk App for Stream and how it can help you utilize wire data analytics to speed up network forensics, efficiently analyze security threats in real-time and proactively combat applications and operational issues across your cloud and on-premises infrastructures. Additionally, you will learn about Splunk MINT, which allows you to gain operational intelligence on the availability, performance, and usage of your mobile apps. You’ll learn how to instrument your mobile apps for operational insight, and how you can build the dashboards, alerts, and searches you need to gain real-time insight on your mobile apps.
  • 2:30pm – Breakout Sessions 4-6
    1. » Splunk for Industrial Data and the Internet of Things
      Splunk software provides a scalable and versatile platform for machine data generated by all of the devices, control systems, sensors, SCADA, networks, applications and end users connected by today's networks. In this session we will discuss and demo how you can use Splunk software to gain insights into machine data generated by devices and control systems. We’ll cover common themes in use cases, and show you how to access the free apps and add-ons that simplify the connection and collection of data from both industrial systems and the Internet of Things. In addition we will introduce you to Splunk’s growing ecosystem of IoT and Industrial focused technology partners.
      » Splunk for Security Workshop
      Learn from a Splunk security expert how to use Splunk Enterprise in a live, hands-on incident investigation session. We'll use Splunk to disrupt an adversary's Kill Chain by finding the Actions on Intent, Exploitation Methods, and Reconnaissance Tactics used against a simulated organization. Data investigated will include threat list intelligence feeds, endpoint activity logs, e-mail logs, and web access logs. This session is a must for all security experts! Please bring your laptop as this is a hands-on session.
      » FireEye
      Description coming soon!
  • 3:30pm – Happy Hour Sponsored by Blue Coat, Digital Guardian, Palo Alto Networks, Exabeam, Nimble Storage, Seculert, Sirius, and Ziften


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Who Should Attend

Already using Splunk and a pro?

Great, join us for the customer presentations and breakout sessions in the afternoon. SplunkLive! is a great opportunity to swap ideas and start to form the Users' Groups you'll help to keep running throughout the year.

Intermediate level Splunk and looking to ramp up your instance?

You can always learn from customer and the solution area presentations. Stick around for the Advanced training session to build the dashboards of your dreams.

New to Splunk?

The overview, gives a primer on the value Splunk delivers. Customer and solution area presentations give you ideas of where you can go. The beginner tech session will help you to get started.



Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

From 8:00am to 4:30pm


The Westin Galleria Houston
5060 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77056

T:+1(713) 960-8100
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"I was amazed at what Splunk was capable of doing basically right out of the box. Now I'm looking for other ways to use it."
VP of IT Infrastructure, Insurance and Business Services Company

"SplunkLive! ROCKED! I am glad I got the opportunity to attend and meet people who are growing their business through the use of Splunk. It gave me a lot of new ideas on how we can leverage Splunk to make our lives more efficient and exciting."
Information Security Manager, Leading Global Entertainment Content Company



Do I need to pay to attend?

No, SplunkLive! is free to all. Join us in the morning and learn what other Splunk Customers are using Splunk for and attend the 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 nine - make sure to arrive by 8:30 am to ensure 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!