The halls of SailPoint are buzzing with activity and excitement as we put the finishing touches on Navigate ’14, which takes place next week. We’re thrilled to be hosting the more than 300 attendees (up more than 30% over our inaugural year!) in our great hometown of Austin, and are looking forward to great conversations about the future of IAM.
Over the next few days, our customers and partners will be immersed in the content-rich workshops we’ve designed to help maximize their SailPoint investment. And, they’ll have several opportunities to connect with their peers, who face similar challenges, to share best practices and tips and tricks – something we heard from last year’s attendees as one of their favorite parts of the conference. To help get you a little excited, here is some of the feedback our customers shared from last year’s conference:
“Navigate is a MUST for any one that has taken the Identity and Access Management challenge!”
“Simply the best identity conference to span your business’ immediate identity and access needs.”
“Navigate ’13 was a great experience. I really enjoyed meeting so many people from other companies and hearing how they used IIQ. I especially liked creating relationships with other companies and plan on staying in touch with them.”
What would a show be without an impressive line-up of amazing speakers, which we have in spades! It will be an educational few days highlighted by keynote sessions from Gartner Research Managing Vice President, Lori Robinson and KuppingerCole Senior Analyst, Dave Kearns. We’ll also feature a series of product demonstrations, hands-on training, and technical sessions.
After two productive conference days, we’ll take a trip down Route ’14 to the iconic Salt Lick for some BBQ that’s second to none. Also, back by popular demand, we’ll get to rock out to Austin favorites, the Spazmatics to help send Navigate ’14 off in style!
To ensure that we capture the great insights and highlights from Navigate ‘14, we are very excited to partner with leading technology journalist, Jeff Vance. Jeff will be our “feet on the street” during Navigate, providing his observations of the event on the SailPoint blog. Be sure to check in here throughout the week and follow our real-time #Navigate14 highlights on Twitter from SailPoint (@SailPoint) and Jeff (@JWVance).
I look forward to seeing many of our customers and partners in Austin this week to collaborate and learn, and then to share a drink while we enjoy the Spazmatics and some Austin-style BBQ!