SplunkLive! Kansas City

May 10th, 2016


Please join us at SplunkLive! Kansas City- 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! Kansas City 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 of Product Management, IT
Charlie Huggard
Software Architect, Splunk Trust Member
William Aune
Lead Security Analyst
Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L)

SplunkLive! Kansas City Agenda

  • 8:00am – Registration
  • 9:00am – Welcome, Agenda, Overview
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Breakout Sessions 1-3
  • Getting Started with Splunk Enterprise
    New to Splunk? This session is for you! You'll learn about searching, alerting, reporting, dashboards, deployment and integration.
  • 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.
  • Prescribe the Right Data Sources to Maximize Your Value
    Whether you’re new to Splunk or a current user, you’re probably wondering what value other organizations are realizing with Splunk and what data sources are most commonly indexed to achieve this value. Come learn about the most common value drivers as reported by Splunk customers and gain insight into common data sources for IT Operations, Application Delivery, Security and Compliance. You’ll see a live demo and receive a free Splunk Interactive Data Assessment tool at the end of the session to help you gain more value from your data and better understand the applicability of data sources across different groups.
  • 2:30pm – Breakout Sessions 4-6
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Splunk for Developers
    Join the Developer workshop to learn about the many options there are for developers to extend and integrate with the Splunk platform by using our various language SDKs, the Web Framework , creating custom components such as Search Commands and Modular Inputs and ultimately understanding the potential opportunity for you in creating your own Splunk Apps.
  • 3:30pm – Happy Hour is sponsored by Continuum, Fishtech Labs, and Nutanix.

Event Details


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
From 9:00am to 4:30pm


Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee St
Kansas City, MO, 64108

T: (816) 841-1000
Hotel Website


SplunkLive! Kansas City is sponsored by Continuum, Fishtech Labs, and Nutanix.


  • 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!
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