And we’re off!
Ignite 2014 is getting underway today at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and over the next three days we’ll recap all the action on our blog and across our various social media platforms, listed here.
You’ll hear a lot from Palo Alto Networks this week on the recent moves we’ve made, including our acquisitions of Morta Security and Cyvera and our recently launched PA-7050. But Ignite is all about our customers and their experiences, too; that’s why more than half of the 55+ sessions taking place at Ignite feature our customers and their unique perspectives on today’s real-world security challenges.
There’s no question those challenges are getting more attention than ever. Earlier today at Ignite, we sat down with Jon Swartz, San Francisco Bureau Chief of USA Today and one of our media attendees, to talk about the heightened public awareness of cybersecurity and what trends are driving the discussion.
USA Today is among major media outlets putting more emphasis on cybersecurity and technology coverage. As Jon explains, the demand to know more about these challenges and what technologies will help is bigger than ever before.
Here are a few reminders as we wind things up for Day 1 and get ready for an action-packed day of keynote sessions, technical workshops and discussion with our partners and customers.
- Download our free Ignite app. It’s a great way to organize your time here and also network with fellow attendees.
- Check out our Ignite 2014 photo album, which we’ll be continuing to update throughout the week.
- Enter our #IgniteSelfie contest, which will award a terrific prize for creative, funny and just plain weird selfies taken here at the show. Head to our contest description for full details.
Here’s a look at what we’re seeing and hearing from Ignite 2014 on Twitter today:
— Robert Dodd (@bobdodd) March 31, 2014
— Kevin Magee (@kevinamagee) March 31, 2014
— InfoDefense (@InfoDefenseinc) March 31, 2014
— Dimension Data AM (@DimensionDataAM) March 31, 2014
— Accuvant (@Accuvant) March 31, 2014
— Matt 'Mookie' Thayer (@presentservices) March 30, 2014
— Robert Tesdall (@RobertTesdall) March 30, 2014
3 days of security innovation. @Ignite_Conf - We're so excited to be here!
— Cyvera (@cyvera_ltd) March 31, 2014