.conf18 | 1-2 October 2018 | Disney's Boardwalk Inn | Orlando, FL

Leading the Data Journey With Thought Leadership

The Splunk Executive Summit is an invitation-only, companion program at .conf18 that is focused on innovation and leadership. Our Executive Summit brings together all manner of experts, including (but not limited to) IT leaders, chief technology strategists and data enthusiasts. Join your peers and innovators in a bid to gain the latest insights through exclusive talks. We’ll cover the latest and greatest in machine learning, IoT and cybersecurity. Don’t miss out on the must-attend event for influential leaders within your sphere.


Why Attend
  • Discover solutions to your IT and security challenges from across industries and geographies
  • Connect with executives responsible for innovation and emerging technologies
  • Learn about innovative strategies at the world’s leading companies and organizations
  • Share best practices for success

Keynote Speakers

Doug Merritt
President and Chief Executive Officer
Splunk Inc.
Rick Fitz
Senior Vice President and General Manager, IT Markets
Splunk Inc.
Haiyan Song
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Markets
Splunk Inc.
Pedro Domingos
Professor of Computer Science at University of Washington and Author
Tim Tully
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Splunk Inc.



Disney BoardWalk Inn | Orlando, FL

Oct 1

Day 0

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Arrivals, Registration and Information Desk Open

Location: St. James & Salon I-II - Promenade Foyer

Executive Lounge

Location: St. James A & B & Salon I-II

Executive 1:1s

Location: Various Locations
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Location: Coming soon
Oct 2

Day 1

7:00am – 8:30am


Location: Promenade West
9:00am – 10:30am

.conf18 Welcome Keynote with VIP seating

11:00am – 11:05am

General Session: Welcome Remarks

11:05 am – 12:00pm

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

Speaker: Pedro Domingos, Professor of computer science at the University of Washington in Seattle and Author

12:00 pm – 12:30pm

How to Adopt a Data-Driven Culture That Fuels Hyper-growth and Measurable ROI

Speaker: Tim Tully, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

12:30pm – 1:00pm


Location: Promenade West

Executive Lounge

Location: St. James A & B

Executive 1:1s

Location: Various Locations

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Roundtable Topics with Splunk leadership, Including Diversity Activity

Influencing Change The Role of Diversity and Its Impact on Productivity, Profit, and Morale

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Security Breakout Session
Analytics-Driven Security and IT with Security Orchestration Automation and Response

Speakers: Rick Fitz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, IT Markets, Splunk Inc., Haiyan Song, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Markets, Splunk Inc., and Oliver Friedrichs, Vice President, Security Automation Orchestration, Splunk Inc.

IT Breakout Session
Transforming IT’s Role in the Business with Artificial Intelligence

Speaker: Andi Mann, Vice President, IT Markets Chief Evangelist, Splunk Inc.

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Security Breakout Session
In the Blockchain World, Why Nobody Makes the Rules

Speaker announced soon

IT Breakout Session
Redefining the Customer Journey with Machine Data (Business Analytics)

Speaker: Rick Fitz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, IT Markets and a Splunk Customer 

4:15pm - 4:45pm

Maverick's Session: Finding Success with Splunk

Customer panel

4:45pm - 5:30pm

CEO Perspective - Data Doesn’t Make Decisions, Leaders Do.

Speaker: Doug Merritt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Splunk Inc.

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Personal time

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Exclusive Splunk4Good Charity Dinner with Splunk CEO Doug Merritt

Event Details

The Executive Summit at .conf18 is Splunk's premier, executive-level event bringing together technology executives for a one and a half 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 2018 event will be held October 1-2 at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Disney's BoardWalk Inn
101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
(407) 939-6200

To preserve the value of the program, attendance is limited to 200 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 can’t attend, please contact our executive team via email at execprograms@splunk.com. You may send a colleague in your place only if they meet the attendance criteria.

Availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Business casual attire is appropriate for the sessions and events.

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

Though the average daily high temperature throughout the summer and into September hovers around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it falls by about 6 degrees during October.

Orlando, FL is in the Eastern time zone.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the nearest airport.

If you have any questions about Executive Summit 2018, please contact us at execprograms@splunk.com.

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