What happens when hundreds of tech guys and gals from around the world converge on Las Vegas? That’s exactly what happened last week when The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas played host to the Palo Alto Networks SE Summit 2019, drawing in over 1500 system engineers (SEs) from Palo Alto Networks offices around the world plus specially invited partners to showcase new products and their vision for the evolution of cyber security.
As a key partner of Palo Alto Networks, Threatscape were at ground zero to find out the latest updates and insights with one of our lead network security and PCSNE-certified engineers, Tony Robson, the lucky victim in attendance.
The four-day event kicked off on Monday 11th February and featured keynote talks by senior members of the Palo Alto Networks team. Particularly well received was Scott Stevens, Head of System Engineers, who hosted a Q&A with new President Amit Singh, discussing a range of topics on which their opinions diverged more than once.
The atmosphere was buzzing, but no speaker was greeted with quite the same level of enthusiasm as Nir Zuk, Founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks. His irreverant take on the cyber security world and where things are headed was coupled with an honest admission that his goal is nothing less than to conquer the whole cyber security space.
Following the keynotes, the afternoon sessions included a variety of workshops featuring deep dive demos into new tech solutions and interactive labs to enable their own team and partner SEs to engage directly with Palo Alto Networks’ key security solutions.
As expected, because it’s Vegas, Tony reports that it wasn’t all serious tech talk and there was plenty of fun had by all.
Highlights and Takeaways
Upon his return from Sin City, we grilled the jet-lagged – but nonetheless enthused – Tony to get the details on his highlights and the main takeaways from the week.
The summit represented a fantastic opportunity for Tony and Threatscape to continue strengthening our expertise in Palo Alto Networks solutions and cloud security, while also giving him the opportunity to meet with other like-minded techies and equally poor golfers.
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