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Nicole Stasiak | 18 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

The Tuesday night expo hall reception featured the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team comprised of local youth who have an affinity for technology. The mission of the program is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

The team reached the Semi-Finals with the robot they built that launches Frisbees. The kids showcased their robot on the expo floor and even let some of the attendees drive the robot which was a huge success with Vision’s functional IT crowd. In addition to showing off their robot, the kids spent the evening telling attendees about F.I.R.S.T. Robotics, and many attendees were excited to go home and tell their own children about the program.

Stephen Gillett and his family were in attendance, and presented...

LeslieMiller | 18 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

It's not quite time to say goodbye yet. We've saved some of the best for last as we close Vision 2013 with a final day of breakouts and labs, an inspiring closing keynote, and our final “Ultimate Fan” prize drawing.

Closing Keynote Preview
To send you back home on a high note, our closing keynote on Thursday afternoon will feature Peter Diamandis, the chairman and CEO of the renowned X PRIZE Foundation and a pioneer in the field of commercial space travel. Don't leave Las Vegas without hearing Peter talk about his remarkable, inspiring work to open the space frontier for humanity and drive radical technological breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

Are You the Ultimate Fan?
Immediately following Dr. Diamandis, we'll hold our final Vision Grand Prize drawing for a trip to your choice of thousands of sporting or entertainment events throughout the country. Make sure you have enough Ultimate...

Nicole Stasiak | 17 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

As part of Symantec’s strategy to produce more environmentally responsible events, this year the Symantec event team worked with the MGM Grand and other suppliers to reduce our waste footprint. Key initial successes include:

 

  • 45% of all waste will be recycled by the MGM Grand
  • 100% of organic food waste will be composted, and over 60% of Expo waste will be diverted from landfill
  • Over 60% of the materials used to build and brand The Expo are made from more sustainable materials (carpet, booths, signage)
  • Zero waste created from the production of the keynote
  • All plates and cups are reusable or compostable
  • Paper usage eliminated from labs, training workshops and event surveys.

 

Our first effort to reduce our carbon footprint was at Symantec Vision EMEA in Barcelona (See our first...

Kimberley | 17 Apr 2013 | 2 comments

The Connect team is having a busy week at Vision conference. We're sponsoring the charging stations and have had lots of great opportunities to meet our community members and introduce customers to Connect. We also had a great design session with our Trusted Advisors, who are a group of dedicated customers and partners. Here's TA Tony Sterling, working the lock at the charging station.

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If you're attending the conference, please stop by one of the two charging stations, and introduce yourself - we usually recognize Connect user IDs - everyone knows ohzone, but come meet the person behind the avatar!

Nicole Stasiak | 17 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec Vision 2013 Las Vegas is finally here! After months of preparation and company -wide collaboration, we are very excited as a company to see it come to life. After diligently reviewing the survey results from Vision Las Vegas last year, we have focused our efforts on making Vision 2013 the best Vision yet.

This year we have turned the expo hall into the hub of the conference. This allows our attendees to have a better opportunity to network with each other by bringing them all together, and also gives our valued sponsors increased exposure and more time to connect with attendees and Symantec employees. A list of things we have included in the expo hall this year is below:

  • Self-paced labs and certification study lab
  • Cyber Readiness Challenge Headquarters
  • Sponsor booths
  • Symantec Solution Center
  • Internet Lounge
  • Lunch and evening meals
  • Host space to all evening receptions

Breakfast is the...

LeslieMiller | 17 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Day 3 at Symantec Vision begins and ends in the Grand Garden Arena--with another great keynote in the morning and a sidesplitting performance and party at night. And of course, you can also look forward to another productive day of sessions, labs, and activities in between.

Keynote Preview
Yesterday's keynote focused on how Symantec can help you keep your business safe, compliant, and available. Today, we dive deeper into these important topics with provocative and freewheeling roundtable discussions featuring thought leaders from HP, Fujitsu, Intel VMware, Symantec customers, and experts--and moderated by veteran industry analyst James Staten from Forrester Research. You'll even have an opportunity to chime in on the discussion using a real-time live response audience polling system.

Start Your Evening Off Right at the Pre-Party Reception
Before you head over to the big Vision Conference Party in the Grand...

CLEO in Control | 17 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Most successful cyber attacks and exploits can be traced back to poor application security. Applications and the data they use are among the weakest cyber security links for enterprises. Today, applications and data reside inside and outside enterprise data centers and are deployed on many platforms and devices, including mobile devices.

Join me today at 2:30 pm in room 116 as HP and Symantec senior technologists share insights and steps you can take to understand and address these risks and costs in your enterprise.

LeslieMiller | 16 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

  
Today is the day Symantec Vision 2013 ramps up to full speed--with a packed slate of keynotes, super sessions, breakouts and labs, activities, and parties.

Power Up at a Vision Super Session
After the opening keynote, head over to one of four Super Sessions to hear senior Symantec experts share the latest news from key Symantec solution areas. Log in to your session catalog and pre-register for the Super Session that corresponds to your track of interest. All four Super Sessions will be held Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Since you can only attend ONE Super Session, you can catch the ones you missed online by logging into the Best of Vision On Demand. You can also use this great resource to:
• Collect additional technical information from sponsors and Symantec groups
• Check out videos from the most popular sessions at Vision
• Download Symantec presentations and other...

CLEO in Control | 16 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Is your backup strategy working for your business? In an environment of exploding data growth, shrinking IT budgets, and increasing regulatory complexity, you need a plan that will help you:

•             Minimize business risk

•             Address complex regulatory/compliance issues

•             Reduce overall TCO

•             Shift capital cost to operating expense

At today’s “Backup as a Service” presentation, senior strategists from HP and Symantec will explain how the companies are working together to solve your business challenges related to backup. Join me there at 2:30 pm.

LeslieMiller | 15 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec Vision 2013 has finally arrived--with four days of information, experts, and activities to help you do your job better and make the most of your investment in Symantec technology. So settle in and get ready for a great week at the biggest and most productive Vision conference yet.

Don't Miss Tomorrow's Opening Keynote
Make sure you set your alarm for tomorrow's opening keynote featuring Symantec President and CEO Steve Bennett, Symantec President of Products and Services Francis deSouza, and many other leading Symantec experts. You'll get an exclusive insider's look into Symantec's forward-looking new strategy for solving higher-order problems for your business--and gain unique insights into what it takes to keep your business safe, compliant, and up and running in the face of today's most pressing challenges and trends. Don't forget to come early to grab some breakfast and take your seats by 8:45 am to be...