Illuminate, Sumo Logic’s User Conference. 9/12-13
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September 12 - 13, 2018
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport | Burlingame, CA
September 12 - 13, 2018
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport | Burlingame, CA
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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.

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Agenda

This agenda will be updated on an ongoing basis and is subject to change. Please check back for new additions.

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  1. DAY 1Wednesday, September 12
  2. DAY 2Thursday, September 13

Wednesday, September 12

Cert Level 1: Sumo Pro User
Cert Level 2: Sumo Power User
Cert Level 3: Sumo Power Admin
Cert Level 4: Sumo Security
Breakout Sessions
Partner Pop-Up Party

Thursday, September 13

Opening Keynote
Breakout Sessions
Customer Appreciation Party

Breakout Session Descriptions

Learn advanced techniques and optimizations to collect, transform and analyze your machine data to improve effectiveness and gain better operational insights and security of your digital business.
Certification Level 1: Sumo Pro User
Sumo Pro Users have a broad knowledge around analyzing logs and metrics. They can get up and running with their familiarity with services related to simple data searching, filtering, parsing, and analyze.
Certification Level 2: Sumo Power User
Sumo Power Users display a deep technical knowledge of analysis of logs that help identify critical events with ease. Power Users know how to create dashboards and alerts to measure and monitor the health of their environment.

*Completion of Level 1 Certification required.
Certification Level 3: Sumo Power Admin
Certified Sumo Power Admins have the highest expertise in setting up, managing, and optimizing Sumo Logic features for users in their organization. Power Admins know how to unlock the full power of Sumo Logic to make everyone’s queries more effective.

*Completion of Level 2 Certification required.
Certification Level 4: Sumo Security Power User
Sumo Logic Certified Users are individuals with proven Sumo Logic expertise. Our certifications recognize professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze their machine data. Sumo Certification Levels 2,3 and Security

*Completion of Level 3 Certification required.
Team Collaboration & Shared Insights
Experience and learn from other customers how Sumo is being used and optimized across teams such as SRE, DevOps, Support and Product Management to gain and share business insights
Configuration & Automation
From the initial setup to the expansion of new teams and services, learn how the Sumo Logic platform’s extensibility and APIs can be leveraged to configure, automate and integrate into your existing business services and practices.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Just want to know how to optimize a search, use our APIs for automation, or learn about a new feature? Sumo Experts will be demonstrating new features, best practices and tips learned for 1000’s of implementations.
Monitoring Modern Applications and Infrastructure
Learn how to optimally monitor, troubleshoot and optimize your modern applications and infrastructure to ensure you are delivering the best possible customer experiences - whether your applications is “lifted and shifted”, or on the most modern, containerized, microservices-based architectures.

Speakers

Illuminate will feature speakers from both born-in-the-cloud and traditional companies embracing digital business and leveraging analytics to build, run and secure modern applications. Stay tuned for more speakers to be added to the agenda!

RAMIN SAYAR President and CEO
CHRISTIAN BEEDGEN Co-founder and CTO
BRUNO KURTIC Founding VP of Product & Strategy
GEORGE GERCHOW Chief Security Officer
MARIO SANCHEZ Director of Technical Content & Training
Jen Brown Compliance & Data Protection Officer
BEN NEWTON Director of Product Marketing
RAMIN SAYAR President and CEO

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.

CHRISTIAN BEEDGEN Co-founder and CTO

As co-founder of Sumo Logic, Christian brings 15 years experience creating industry-leading enterprise software architecture. Christian played critical roles at ArcSight from 2001 through January 2010, most recently serving as Chief Architect for event-based products, ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that built and delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction. He designed and implemented the core backend event handling and object-relational mapping frameworks, and was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks. Christian holds degrees from Humboldt University of Berlin and Fachhochschule Brandenburg.

BRUNO KURTIC Founding VP of Product & Strategy

Bruno leads product strategy and development for Sumo Logic, pioneering machine-learning technology to address growing volumes of machine data across enterprise networks. He joined Sumo Logic from SenSage, where he served as Vice President of Product Management, developing technology, go-to-market strategy and product roadmaps for data warehousing, GRC, SIEM and log management solutions. Before joining SenSage, Bruno developed and implemented growth strategies for large high-tech clients at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), including a $7 billion R&D organization. He spent six years at webMethods, where he was a Product Group Director for two product lines, started the west coast engineering team and played a key role in the acquisition of Active Software Inc. Bruno also served at Andersen Consulting’s Center for Strategic Technology in Palo Alto and founded a software company that developed handwriting and voice recognition software. Bruno holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.A. in Quantitative Methods and Computer Science from University of St. Thomas.

GEORGE GERCHOW Chief Security Officer

As Sumo Logic’s Chief Security Officer, George Gerchow brings over 20 years of information technology and systems management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines. His background includes the security, compliance, and cloud computing disciplines. Mr. Gerchow has years of practical experience in building agile security, compliance and, purple teams in rapid development organizations. These insights make him a highly regarded speaker, and invited panelist on topics including DevSecOps, cloud secure architecture design, virtualization, compliance, configuration management, and operational security and compliance. George has been on the bleeding edge of public cloud security and privacy since being a co-founder of the VMware Center for Policy & Compliance. Mr. Gerchow is also an active Board Member for several technology start-ups and the co-author of the Center for Internet Security – Quick Start Cloud Infrastructure Benchmark v1.0.0 and the MISTI Fundamentals in Cloud Security. He is a Faculty Member for IANS – Institute of Applied Network Security and Cloud Academy.

MARIO SANCHEZ Director of Technical Content & Training
Jen Brown Compliance & Data Protection Officer

As Sumo Logic’s Compliance & Data Protection Officer Jen Brown brings over 20 years of experience in IT Security and Compliance. She has worked as a consultant, external auditor and internal resource for both small & large organizations. Ms. Brown previously held her QSA, which is the designation for external PCI Auditors and as a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 27001. She also has a strong background with SSAE16 (SOC1) SOC2, FISMA and several other regulations. Additionally, she has experience with HIPAA, FedRAMP and various other regulatory bodies, laws & standards. Ms. Brown leads Compliance, Privacy and Risk and Privacy efforts at Sumo Logic.

BEN NEWTON Director of Product Marketing

Ben is a veteran of the IT Operations market, with a two decade career across large and small companies like Loudcloud, BladeLogic, Northrop Grumman, EDS, and BMC. Ben got to do DevOps before DevOps was cool, working with government agencies and major commercial brands to be more agile and move faster. Lately Ben spent 5 years in product management at Sumo Logic, and is now running product marketing for Operations Analytics at Sumo Logic. His latest project, Masters of Data, has let him to combine his love of podcasts and music with his love of good conversations.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions? We have answers!

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 an early bird discount through July 13. To register click on the Register button at the top of the conference website.

How much does it cost to attend?

Alumni Rate: $299*
Early Bird (Expires July 13): $399
Regular Rate: $499

*If you attended Illuminate 2017, we have pre-populated your email into the registration system and your discounted price will be reflected at checkout.

Refund Policy
If cancelled by 6/29/2017: 100%
If cancelled by 7/31/2017: 50%
After 7/31/2017: 0%

What’s included in the full event price?
  • Certifications, keynotes and conference sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments throughout the conference
  • Access to partner pavilion
  • Networking activities
  • 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 certifications 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 vary by level and include:

Level 1: Sumo Pro User
Sumo Pro Users have a broad knowledge around analyzing logs and metrics. They can get up and running with their familiarity with services related to simple data searching, filtering, parsing, and analyze.

Level 2: Sumo Power User
Sumo Power Users display a deep technical knowledge of analysis of logs that help identify critical events with ease. Power Users know how to create dashboards and alerts to measure and monitor the health of their environment.

Completion of Level 1 Certification required.

Level 3: Sumo Power Admin
Certified Sumo Power Admins have the highest expertise in setting up, managing, and optimizing Sumo Logic features for users in their organization. Power Admins know how to unlock the full power of Sumo Logic to make everyone’s queries more effective.

Completion of Level 2 Certification required.

Level 4: Sumo Security Power User
With security threats on the rise, come join our Security and Compliance experts to learn how Sumo Logic’s Threat Intelligence can help you stay on top of your environment by matching IOCs like IP address, domain names, URL, email addresses, MD5 hashes and more, to increase velocity and accuracy of threat detection. Hands on labs help cement the knowledge learned.

Completion of Level 3 Certification required.

**Attendees need to bring their laptop to certification sessions to help cement the knowledge learned throughout the day.

How do I register for certifications?

Once you click on the registration button you’ll fill out your information. It will prompt you to a page where you can register for Wednesday trainings. Once you’ve selected your preference then you’re all set!

I received a promotional code. How do I apply it to my registration?

If you have a promotional 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.

Do you have a hotel room rate for the event?

Yes, we have a limited room block at the Hyatt Regency which is available on a first come basis. The rate is $259 a night plus tax and can be booked through registration for the event.

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?

Sumo Logic is looking for customer presentations for our upcoming Illuminate user conference to highlight real-world strategies and technical insights about how machine data analytics have provided business value to your organization and end users.

These presentations provide a birds eye view into how today’s pioneers are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with machine data analytics and developing powerful use cases within their industries or organizations.

Does this sound like you? Ready to share your story? If your session is accepted, you’ll receive one complimentary registration to Illuminate as well as branding and promotional opportunities for your session.

Desired Topics

  • The Journey to the Cloud (Cloud Migration)
  • Operations and Performance Management of Applications and Infrastructure
  • Operations and Performance Management for Containers and Microservices
  • Best Practices for using Serverless Architectures at scale
  • Cloud Security and Compliance
  • Best practices for implementing DevSecOps
  • Sumo Logic to Enable Improved Customer Support/Success
  • Unique Use Cases (I Didn’t Know You Could Use Sumo to…)
  • Best Practices to Adopting and Leveraging Sumo Logic Effectively within your Organization

Requirements
We are looking for interesting technical stories across the topics listed above. All submissions should include:

  • Title
  • Brief Abstract (200-400 words)
  • 3 Key Audience Takeaways or Learnings
  • Speaker Bio and Links to any Previous Presentations

Submission & Deadline

Please email submissions to sumo-con@sumologic.com. The deadline to submit session abstracts is July 28, 2018.

What if I have additional questions?

We’d love to hear from you!

For general event inquiries: sumo-con@sumologic.com

For registration and hotel inquiries: SumoIlluminate@tpgnc.com

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