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Join us for the November IBM Community Festival. Your Fellow Community Members and IBM Security SMEs will be THERE

By Wendy Batten posted Mon October 25, 2021 10:44 AM


IBM Community Festival 2021: Experts Together Everywhere!

Starting November 8-10th and 16th - 17th (five days) dedicated to our global members (250,000 and growing) will highlight our user groups, the IBM Loyalty program, IBM Experts, and our Cloud Native program. Still, most importantly, we want to celebrate you, our members.  IBM Security subject matter experts will be presenting and here is a quick snapshot of who we have lined up and some highlights from the event. Don't Miss it! Subscribe to Expert TV!

  • Opening Keynote by Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President of IBM Global Markets
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  • Hosted by the IBM Community team (Your favorite price: Free!)

Nov 8th: User Group Day #1 (Security)
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Speakers & Topics: (Replays Available until Nov 18)
8:00 AM-9:00 AM ET Rohit Panjala: Fully Homomorphic Encryption

9:00 AM-9:30 AM ET Srinivas Tummalapenta: Zero Trust centric, Remote user access demonstration leveraging IBM Security technologies
9:30-10:00 AM ET Marco Zanchi: The Power of the QRadar AppFramework
10:30-11:30 AM ET Sridhar Muppidi: AI & Security
11:30-12:00 PM ET Mitch Lauer: How to avoid the gotcha's in a MaaS360 deployment
12:00-12:30 PM ET Mark Wilson: Mainframes, Hacking and the Dark Web

Nov 9th: IBM Expert Day (Security)
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Speakers & Topics:
10:30-11:00 AM ET Lauren Horaist, Director, Product Management, Threat Management: Why is everyone talking about XDR?
11:00-11:30 AM ET Wes Guyre, Director Product Management, Data Security: Modern Data Security for a Complex Cloud World
11:30-12:00 PM ET Nir Carmel, Product Management: A better way to do Threat Hunting with out-of-the-box reusable knowledge and community collaborations
12:00-12:30 PM ET Charles Henderson, Global Managing Partner & Head of X-Force: Decoding the U.S. Cybersecurity Executive Order
1:30-2:30 PM ET Nick Bradley, X-Force Incident Command, Threat Research: Behind the Shield Episode #2 -- OT Cybersecurity: The curse of Cassandra or the hype of Chicken Little?
3:00-4:00 PM ET Sridhar Muppidi, IBM Fellow, VP & CTO: Ask-Me-Anything

Nov 16th: User Group Day #2 (Security)
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Speakers & Topics:

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM ET Marco Zanchi: QRadar Technical Overview
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET
Jose Bravo: Watch QRadar detecting obfuscated and nasty attacks in real time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET Mike Spisak: Zero Trust & The Hybrid Cloud
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET Keynote Session: Mary O'Brien General Manager, IBM Security
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM ET  Islam Rashad & Feras Tappuni: How Businesses Can Improve Their Speed of Incident Response
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET Jon Harry: Two-factor authentication made easy with IBM Security Verify
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET Manikyala Rao Munnaluri: Threat Detection & Response (TDR)
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM ET Diego Veiga: Using Ansible and Ansible Tower for Security and Compliance Automation