splunk executive summit
September 25-27, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Thought Leadership Begins With You

Splunk Executive Summit at .conf2017 offers a thought leadership agenda focused on today’s most important technologies including machine learning, IoT and cybersecurity. Join us for a special event that brings together business leaders, industry innovators and Splunk executives for discussions, networking and best practice sharing.

Why Attend

Connect with executives from leading organizations around the world. Learn, share best practices, and discover solutions from across industries and geographies that you can apply to your organization today.

Agenda

Sep 25
Monday

Day 0

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Arrivals, Registration and Information Desk Open

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 206 Concourse

Pick up your badge and gain full access to the Splunk Executive Summit and .conf2017 keynotes. Experience the Splunk Showcase Pavilion and participate in .conf2017 social events.

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Executive Lounge

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 206

Relax in our Executive Summit Lounge and test your driving skills in a machine data-powered race car simulator in the Innovation Hub.

Executive 1:1s

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Various Rooms

Attend your scheduled 1:1s.

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel | Dignitary Bar's West Wing Room

Kick off your Splunk Executive Summit experience with drinks, appetizers and conversations with your peers and Splunk executives.

Sep 26
Tuesday

Day 1 - Theme: Trends & Innovations in Cybersecurity and Machine Learning

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 207B

Join us for breakfast to kick off Splunk Executive Summit Day 1.

9:00am – 10:30am

.conf2017 Welcome Keynote

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Hall D

Doug Merritt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Splunk Inc.
Nate McKervey, Director of Community and Advocacy, Splunk Inc.
Michael Ibbitson, Executive Vice President, Business Technology, Dubai Airports

Customer success is at the heart of everything we do at Splunk – from empowering data-driven business transformation at the world’s largest companies to helping build the skills and careers of our passionate community advocates in SOCs, NOCs and data centers around the world. CEO Doug Merritt takes the stage to show how Splunk turns machine data into the answers our customers need to reimagine IT, security, the internet of things and business analytics. Doug Merritt will be joined onstage by Nate McKervey, Director of Community and Advocacy, Splunk, and guest speaker Michael Ibbitson, Vice President, Business Technology, Dubai Airports.

11:00am – 12:30pm

Executive Summit General Session

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 207A

Splunk Chief Revenue Officer Susan St. Ledger and Chief Product Officer Richard Campione welcome you to Splunk Executive Summit 2017. Joel Fulton, Splunk CISO, reviews machine data’s critical, and often untapped role, in managing and securing IT systems, as well as ways to use IT, security, and business analytics as a competitive differentiator.


Splunk CEO Doug Merritt and Geoffrey Moore, organizational theorist, management consultant and bestselling author of “Crossing the Chasm,” take the stage to lead a discussion on Trends in the Age of Machine Learning.

Chidi Alams, Head of IT Security at Heartland Jiffy Lube, the largest retailer of automotive lubrication and preventative maintenance in the USA, will discuss the responsibility and challenge of operating and securing more than 550 retail stores, and serving more than 5 million guests each year.

12:30 pm – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 207B

Join us for lunch and connect with your peers.

Executive Lounge

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 206

Relax in our Executive Summit Lounge and test your driving skills in a machine data-powered race car simulator in the Innovation Hub.

Executive 1:1s

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Various Rooms

Attend your scheduled 1:1s, network with your peers in the Hub.

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Breached!—An interactive Cybersecurity Exercise co-hosted by Splunk and Booz Allen Hamilton

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 202B

Experience Breached! — an interactive cybersecurity exercise co-hosted by Splunk and Booz Allen Hamilton, helping you problem solve and shift the balance of power back into your favor during a simulated attack. Brief intermission during the exercise. 

Closing Remarks & Wrap Up

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 202B

Joel Fulton, Splunk CISO, leads a recap of the Breached! Cybersecurity exercise and provides a preview of the program for Executive Summit Day 2.

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Executive Summit Evening Event

Location: Decatur House

Join us for a special evening with your peers from around the world at the historic Decatur House, one of the oldest homes in Washington, D.C., located across the street from the White House.

Sep 27
Wednesday

Day 2 Theme: Leadership in the Digital Age

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 207B

Join us for breakfast to kick off Splunk Executive Summit Day 2.

9:00am – 10:30am

.conf2017 Technology Keynote

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Hall D

Johnathon Cervelli, VP, ITOA PM
Divanny Lamas, Director CSM, Splunk
Monzy Merza, Security Research, Splunk, Inc.
Maritza Perez, Director PM, Splunk
Kelly Kitagawa, Sales Engineer, Splunk

The explosion of machine data presents a massive opportunity for companies able to use that to data meet and exceed the ever-increasing expectations of their customers and stakeholders. Find out what’s new, emerging and transformative across the Splunk platform and solutions to arm customers with the insights and intelligence needed to thrive in a digital marketplace.

11:00am – 12:30pm

Executive Summit General Session

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 207A

Listen to Josh Linkner, tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and New York Times bestselling author present on Leadership, Innovation and Creativity.

12:30pm

Grab & Go Lunch

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 207 Foyer

Join us for lunch and connect with your peers.

Executive Lounge

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Room 206

Relax in our Executive Summit Lounge and test your driving skills in a machine data-powered race car simulator in the Innovation Hub.

Executive 1:1s

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Level 2 Various Rooms

Attend your scheduled 1:1s.

1:30pm

Departures or special opportunity to continue on with the .conf2017 program to learn more about Splunk solutions.

 

Executive Host

Joel Fulton
Chief Information Security Officer, Splunk Inc.

Keynote Speakers


Doug Merritt
President and Chief Executive Officer, Splunk Inc.
Geoffrey Moore
Organizational Theorist, Management Consultant and Bestselling Author
Chidi Alams
Head of IT and Security at Heartland Jiffy Lube
Josh Linkner
Tech Entrepreneur & Hyper-Growth CEO

 

 

Who Will Attend

This invitation-only event brings together executives (VP+) who are responsible for innovation and are progressive catalysts in their IT organizations, along with their chief technology strategists. Please contact your account manager for more information.

Event Details

Splunk Executive Summit will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW

Washington, DC 20001

Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Avenue

NW Washington, D.C. 20001, USA

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

1 Aviation Circle

Washington, DC 20001

 

The next closest airport is Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Dulles International Airport (IAD).

1 Saarinen Circle

Dulles, VA 20166

Attendees are responsible for their own individual air and ground transportation.

  • Taxi from DCA: The taxi rate from the airport to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is approximately $20-$30.
  • Taxi from IAD: The taxi rate from the airport to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is approximately $50-$70.
  • Metro from Airport Station (DCA) to the Mt. Vernon Square Station: Metro will take approximately 22 minutes on the Yellow line and costs $2.20.

FAQs

The Executive Summit at .conf2017 is the premier, executive-level event bringing together 100 technology executives for a 2-day program. The Summit offers an interactive experience to exchange ideas and receive actionable guidance from world-class business leaders and strategists.

Participation is by invitation only and is limited to executives (VP+) who are responsible for innovation in IT organizations or equivalent public sector titles who are interested in extending value to their organization.

The 2017 event will be held September 25-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The value of this type of executive-level experience is the dialogue with, and direct access to, peer business leaders, and Splunk executives. To preserve the value of the program, attendance is limited to 100 total attendees who meet the job level/function, company size, and annual revenue qualifications established.

If you received an invitation to the Executive Summit, but cannot attend, please contact our executive team via email at executiveprograms@splunk.com. You may send a colleague in your place only if your colleague meets the attendance criteria.

There is no event registration fee for attendees. Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. All meals during the scheduled Executive Summit agenda are compliments of Splunk.

The Executive Summit is complimentary and includes access to Splunk .conf2017 keynotes, Showcase Pavilion, and social events.

You may register online immediately upon receiving your invitation. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you register promptly after receiving your invitation.

Business casual attire is appropriate for the sessions and events.

Because of the business nature of the Executive Summit, spouses and guests are not permitted to attend sessions, breakfasts, or lunches on the Executive Summit agenda. 

It's beautiful! Temperatures typically range between 65–75 degrees (Fahrenheit). Find more information on average temperatures in Washington DC in September.

Washington, D.C. is in the Eastern time zone.