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Sep 12 - 13, 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Sep 12 - 13, 2017 // Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
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Shining the light on continuous intelligence for modern apps

About the Conference

Many of the world’s best known brands are using Sumo Logic to help them harness the power of real-time machine data analytics and get the continuous intelligence needed to build, run and secure modern applications and accelerate digital business transformation. This two-day conference will bring together practitioners and leaders across IT ops, DevOps and security for hands-on training, certifications, technical sessions and real-world case studies from peers and partners, to learn how to get the most out of the Sumo Logic platform.

Agenda and Tracks

Please note that agenda content and times are subject to change.

  1. DAY 1Tuesday, September 12
  2. DAY 2Wednesday, September 13
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast & Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Level 1 Certification: Become a Sumo Pro User
See details below

Get Started: 5 Steps to Start Monitoring Your Data

Hands-on Labs: Apply Your Knowledge

Certification Exam: Verify Your Skills

*Personal laptops are required for training

9:00 am - 9:45 am
How Sumo Uses Sumo: Structuring Your Custom Log Files

Learn how our engineers are leading the modern application revolution and using Sumo Logic to monitor and troubleshoot our own application services.

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Collection Automation and Integration

Learn how to use Sumo Logic with your configuration management and deployment automation tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc. Also, explore using Sumo Logic's collection APIs to make your own customized collection approaches.

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Modern App Instrumentation and Monitoring

Learn best practices about what type of instrumentation and data you need to monitor your application with Sumo Logic - including cloud platforms, containers, and custom applications. You will also learn how best to instrument your application, collect the data, and then leverage that data within Sumo Logic, as well as how to use data formats and metadata to make your data effective.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Keynote: Lessons Learned from Seven Years of Building a Cloud-Native App
Stefan Zier, Chief Architect, Sumo Logic

Hear how Sumo Logic has engineered and evolved it's cloud-native platform in AWS over the past seven years. Learn about the challenges and how we overcame them, hear stories from the engineers who have lived through it all, and what they are excited about in the future.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Level 2 Certification: Become a Sumo Power User
See details below

Advance your Knowledge

Hands-on Labs: Apply your Knowledge

Certification Exam: Verify your Skills

*Personal laptops are required for training

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Best Practices for Setting up and Optimizing Your Environment

Learn about the various "knobs" you can take advantage of in Sumo Logic that will allow you to get the best performance for your users - including indexing for logs, scheduled views, time-series metrics, and more.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Unlocking Sumo Logic for Your Team

Learn how to unleash the power of Sumo Logic for your users, without requiring them to learn the query language. You will learn how to use some of our newest functionality, plus current best practices, to help your users get the most out of Sumo Logic.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Sumo Logic Analytics Platform Integration

Take a deep dive into using APIs to integrate Sumo Logic analytics into your ecosystem. Learn how to use the Sumo Logic Query APIs to build customized integrations to log and metrics-based data sources (including examples using Java, Python, R, etc.).

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Expert Tips and Tricks to Make Sumo Logic do Backflips For You

Ask a Sumo Expert - bring your toughest questions and learn some tips and techniques for troubleshooting and optimizing your Sumo experience

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception

Join us for cocktails and appetizers, show off your certifications and celebrate all of the knowledge learned over the course of the day. Network with your peers, Sumo Logic experts and team.

Level 1 Certification: Become a Sumo Pro User

New to Sumo Logic?

Join this session to get a broad view of Sumo Logic’s capabilities and understand how it can help you get visibility into your machine data. Learn how to take advantage of Sumo Apps to get value immediately. Get some hands-on experience when you tackle our education labs. At the end of this session, take the Sumo Pro User certification exam and start bragging.

Level 2 Certification: Become a Sumo Power User

Ready to advance your Sumo Logic knowledge?

Join this session to get a deeper look at Sumo’s capabilities. Learn advanced analytics to correlate your logs and metrics and easily identify those trends and critical events that are important to your organization. Participate in our hands-on labs to help you cement the knowledge learned. At the end of this session, take the Sumo Power User certification exam and show off your skills.

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Kickoff & Keynote
Ramin Sayar, CEO, Sumo Logic & Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder, LinkedIn

Presentation From CEO

Customer Panel

Fireside Chat with Reid Hoffman

10:30 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
The Anatomy and Monitoring of Modern Applications

Sumo Logic’s Unified Logs and Metrics (ULM) is the industry first machine data analytics platform to natively collect and analyze metrics and log data together in real-time. This session addresses the current challenges in managing modern application with disparate solutions, the benefits of a unified analytics solution and the best practices in improving application and infrastructure availability and performance.

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Continuous Security: Making the Leap from DevOps to DevSecOps

Agility is the cornerstone to the DevOps movement and developers are continuously working to integrate and deploy (CI/CD) code to the cloud, to ensure applications are seamlessly updated and current, but what about being secure? Security best practices and compliance are now the responsibility of everyone in the development lifecycle and continuous security is a critical component of the continuous deployment process. Discover how DevSecOps is the new and improved DevOps and how you can incorporate security best practices into your current DevOps operations, gain visibility into compliance posture and identify potential risks and threats in your environment.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Partner Pavilion
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Customer Case Studies

Case study: Effectively migrating to the Cloud (Xero)

Case study: Migrating from ELK to Sumo (Canary)

More to come!

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Sumo Logic Product Roadmap
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Partner Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Closing Remarks, Awards & Taste of SF Party

Keynote Speakers

Illuminate will feature keynotes from industry leaders on the trends driving the future of machine learning, analytics and modern business, including LinkedIn Co-Founder and VC Reid Hoffman, Sumo Logic CEO Ramin Sayar and more.

REID HOFFMAN Co-Founder of LinkedIn, Partner at Greylock Partners
RAMIN SAYAR President & CEO of Sumo Logic
REID HOFFMAN Co-Founder of LinkedIn, Partner at Greylock Partners

An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses.

In 2003 Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service. LinkedIn is thriving with more than 500 million members around the world.

In 2009 Hoffman joined Greylock Partners. He focuses on building products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses that have network effects.
He currently serves on the boards of Airbnb, Edmodo, Convoy, Blockstream and a few early stage companies still in stealth. In addition, he serves on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Mozilla Corporation, Endeavor, and CZI Biohub. Prior to joining Greylock, he angel invested in many influential internet companies, including Facebook, Flickr,, and Zynga.

Hoffman is the co-author of two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-Up of You and The Alliance. His next book is focused on “blitzscaling”, based on his Stanford course of the same name.

Hoffman earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University.

RAMIN SAYAR President & CEO of Sumo Logic

As CEO, Ramin brings 20 years of industry experience as a strategic and operating leader of both small and large organizations, and has a strong track record of developing innovative products in both emerging and mature markets. Ramin joined Sumo Logic from VMware where he formulated the strategy for and built the industry’s leading private cloud management products. The Cloud Management Business Unit became the fastest growing business within VMware, with nearly $1 billion in revenue during his nearly five-year tenure. Previously, Ramin held executive roles at leading enterprises, including Vice President of Products and Strategy at HP Software, Senior Director of Products at Mercury Software, Director of Products and Solutions at TIBCO, Product Line Marketing Manager at iPlanet Software, and Product Line Marketing Manager at Netscape. He also serves on the technology and executive boards of various startup companies. Ramin holds an MBA from San Jose State University and B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport 1333 Bayshore Highway Burlingame, CA 94010

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend?

There are a number of reasons to attend! This event will provide the opportunity to participate in technical trainings and certifications, no matter what level of experience you have. In addition, this will also be a fantastic opportunity to network and exchange information with your peers, hear the latest innovations coming from the Sumo Logic team, and learn practical ways to enhance your day-to-day use of the Sumo Logic platform.

Where is the event located?

The event will be located at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame, CA.

When does registration open?

Registration is officially open, and we are currently offering early bird discount. To register click on the Register button on the event website.

How much does it cost to attend?

The cost to attend Illuminate is $350 which includes training and certification sessions on September 12. We will be offering an Early Bird price of $250 through August 1, 2017.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Refund Policy                                                                   

If cancelled by 7/20/2017                             100.00%

If cancelled by 8/30/2017                             50.00%

If cancelled by 9/11/2017                              0.00%

What’s included in the full event price?
  • Training sessions and certification (Tuesday, September 12)
  • Keynotes and conference sessions (Wednesday, September 13)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments throughout the conference
  • Access to partner pavilion and Taste of San Francisco party
  • Complimentary wi-fi
What are the scheduled events for Illuminate?

The agenda overview is your one stop for all Illuminate events. Keep checking the agenda for the latest updates.

What’s included in the training sessions on September 12?

Whether you are new to Sumo Logic or already have some knowledge under your belt, we encourage all attendees to take part in the training day.

These sessions will include two tracks:

  • A beginner level training which includes hands-on labs to get a broad view of Sumo Logic’s capabilities, and understand how to get visibility into your machine data, as well as a QuickStart certification program.
  • An advanced track where attendees will have the opportunity to join “Ask the Expert” panels, learn tips and  tricks, and walk away with knowledge on how to take advantage of newer features when you get home.

**Attendees should plan to bring your laptop and join the hands-on labs to help cement the knowledge learned throughout the day.


How do I register for trainings?

There will be a section on the registration landing page where you can register for trainings. Stay tuned!

I received a promo code, how do I apply it to my registration?

If you have a promo code, once you get to the payment page it will ask you to enter it. After you’ve entered the code the price will adjust accordingly.  

What methods of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard.

Can I book a room at the Hyatt Regency Burlingame?

Sumo Logic does not have an official block of rooms available for the conference, but you can contact the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel directly for availability and reservations.

Additionally, there are a number of hotels very close to the Hyatt Regency including Embassy Suites by Hilton, Doubletree by Hilton, and Crowne Plaza. For additional lodging options please click here.

How can I convince my boss to let me attend Illuminate?

We can help! Check out the Justification Letter, it has all the information you need to demonstrate the value of the conference. You can use it as-is or customize it for your needs.

Are you looking for speakers?

Yes! We are looking for customer presentations for our upcoming Illuminate user conference to highlight real-world strategies and stories about how machine data analytics have provided business value to your organization and customers. Topics can span the following areas:

  • The Journey to the Cloud
  • IT Operations
  • Security and Compliance
  • DevOps
  • DevSecOps
  • Containers and Microservices
  • Unique Use Cases (I Didn’t Know You Could Use Sumo to…)

Ready to share your story? Please send a one paragraph abstract, title, key learning benefits and bio to Melissa Liton at If your session is accepted, you’ll receive one complimentary registration to Illuminate as well as branding and promotional opportunities for your session.

Deadline for submission is July 22, 2017.

What if I have additional questions?

We’d love to hear from you. You can email us at and we will be happy to answer any additional questions.


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