Are you ready? Symantec Vision 2010 is just starting, and we've got three full days of activities planned for you. To take advantage of them all, here's some helpful information.
Take Control of Your Information Don't think of the typical keynote here. One of the big changes for Symantec Vision 2010 is a new keynote format. Long-winded executive speeches are forbidden, PowerPoint slides are banned, laughter is strongly encouraged and the information is all relevant and useful. Join Symantec Vice President of Product Marketing Steve Morton when he Takes Control of the Vision stage on Tuesday at 11:00 in the Auditorium, Ground Level, CCIB. Symantec President and CEO, Enrique Salem and Senior VP for EMEA, John Brigden are slated to join Steve to examine the critical shift from “infrastructure-centric” to “information-centric” computing and discuss the implications of that shift for your organization
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Check-In and Pre-Register for Sessions
Hopefully you are all checked in, have picked up your badge and conference materials, and are ready to go. If not, the Conference Registration Desk will be open Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 until 18:00 and on Thursday from 8:00 to 14:30. The Main Registration Desk is in the CCIB Lobby, Ground Floor. You can log in at the Self Check-in stations, then pick up your badge and conference materials at the Conference Registration Desk. Break-out sessions and hands-on labs are filling up quickly, so be sure to pre-register for your classes and build your personalised conference agenda now! Review the online session Scheduler to reserve your seat before they're gone. And if you have any questions or need help, the Conference Services Desk is in the same area, adjacent to Conference Registration. Self-guided Hands-on Lab
For the first time, Vision 2010 is offering the opportunity to participate in self-paced hands-on labs at the conference. We recognize that instructor led labs book quickly, so this is a great opportunity to explore some of the labs on your own. Drop in throughout the day, Room 211/212, Floor P2, to take part in a variety of labs from each of the conference tracks. Check the online Session Catalog for details.
Country Connect Delegate Receptions
Also new this year, our Country Connect meeting points provide the opportunity for delegates from each country to network together. These provide a focal point for delegates and service providers to meet, network and share specific topics related to their own domestic market. Divided into the five Symantec regions of Central, Western, Mediterranean, Emerging and UK/Ireland, each region represented will host a reception between 12:30 -13:00 and 17:45-18:15 on Tuesday 5 October, CCIB, Room 211/212, Floor P2. Join our sponsors for a drink and enjoy this chance to meet your fellow countrymen.
Vision Mobile Portal – NEW!
Take Control and manage your Vision participation with your iPhone, Blackberry or any other smart phone. Simply access the mobile portal at https://barcelona.symantecvision2010.com/mobile/ and benefit from a variety of functions that save you valuable conference time: • View and schedule sessions and build your personal dynamic agenda • Review speaker catalog • Receive daily updates • Review the exhibitor catalog • Provide real-time feedback and engage in audience polling Just use your standard username/password to login (same credentials as for your Vision registration). For iPhone users: “Add to Home Screen” and you will see an icon that can be accessed just like a native application.
Symantec offers specialist certification credentials for many availability and security products as a means to validate an individual’s technical skills, knowledge, and competence. This year, you can take Symantec Certified Specialist exams onsite at Vision for a 50% discount off the normal price. If you haven’t already signed up for any of these half-price exams, you can do so onsite by visiting the Certification Exam room on Floor P1, Room 123. Or visit the Prometric website at: www.prometric.com/symantec (site code PAR02) and use the promotional code EMEA10 to obtain a 50% discount off the normal price. A complete listing of certification exams is available on this site, as well.
“Cruise Control” Tuesday Reception at the Partner Expo Our expo reception on Tuesday 5 October, CCIB Expo Hall Floor P2, takes you on board the Good Ship Vision. Come along for your chance to win a fantastic luxury 7 night cruise for two. The Expo Reception is a great opportunity to network with your Vision colleagues, meet industry-leading solution providers and get the latest update on new products and services. Great food and drink, prizes, gaming and entertainment are all provided between 17:45 and 20:00. An early close enables you to enjoy the later evening at your leisure. Look for the many competitions and prize draws that will be running on exhibitor stands, and begin collecting booth stamps in your Vision Passport for entry into the Grand Prize Draw. For turning in your completed passport, you will receive a free “Take Control” t-shirt (subject to availability). Sponsored by Dell, HP, Intel, Symantec, EMC & Fujitsu
Cruise Control Contest Enter to win a luxury 7 night cruise! Collect stamps from designated sponsors, return your completed passport, and pick up your free t-shirt. See details Sponsored by Dell, HP, Intel, Symantec, EMC & Fujitsu Symantec Communities Connect with Symantec through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr…or our very own Symantec Connect technical community. Look out for your chance to win one of three Apple iPads through the use of Symantec’s great community channels!
Certification Exams Prize The first delegate to pass a certification exam at Vision will win a pair of Bose® Noise Canceling Headphones!