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LeslieMiller | 30 Jan 2014 | 1 comment

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This year, we're making Symantec Vision an even smarter investment in your IT future, and you can explore our new to find out why. Then, join us in Las Vegas for a personalized, hands-on experience that will accelerate your efforts to secure and manage the information that powers your business.

Register for Vision by January 31st to save $300, then explore the new Vision 2014 Session Catalog for a sampling of session titles in each of our all-new...

LeslieMiller | 30 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

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If you’ve attended or promoted Symantec Vision in the past, a few things will feel familiar in 2014. Vision continues as Symantec’s flagship conference for enterprise and commercial customers and partners. It’s still being held in sunny springtime Las Vegas (May 5-8). And once again, we’re expecting people from around the world to gather for information and insights into the latest Symantec offerings.

But the big news isn’t about what’s staying the same—it’s about what’s changing.  As Symantec has transformed into a market-led, customer focused organization, Vision has transformed right along with it—from a strictly technical user conference into a premiere thought leadership and networking event. That means this year, even more of our customers and partners can look forward to a broader, more personalized and hands-on Vision experience. This includes:

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jheld | 22 Jan 2014 | 2 comments

I would very much like to know when more information will be coming out about what is available in the Endpoint Management Track.  More specifically, I am interested in the ITMS and Service Desk platforms and what tracks will be available for this.  The Vision site does not appear to have any information that shows focus on the old "Altiris" platform in any way.  This makes it very difficult for me to determine if Vision is right for our organization this year.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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.