This year, we’re excited to host the 12th annual MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit at the ARIA in Las Vegas, where fellow security experts will strategize, network, and learn about the newest and most innovative ways to ward off advanced cyberattacks. With the show nearly upon us, I’m sharing a “survival guide” for first-time attendees and anyone who might want a refresher of what’s to come. Here are a few tips and tricks to help make your MPOWER experience even more successful and enjoyable.
Travel, Transportation and Accommodations
MPOWER is the best place to leverage your existing McAfee investment, engage with our ecosystem of security experts, connect with other McAfee customers and much more.
If you haven’t yet booked your travel arrangements, be sure you do so as soon as possible to take advantage of the special rates offered by the ARIA Resort & Casino. When you arrive at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, it will be a quick 20 minute Uber or Lyft ride to the ARIA. For more information on ground transportation from the airport to the hotel, click here.
TIP: Need some help convincing your company or manager? Click here for our email template (and modify as appropriate) to help justify your attendance at MPOWER 2019.
Innovative Keynote Speakers
We have a great lineup of keynote speakers this year. You’ll hear from Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, General Colin L. Powell, and tech venture capitalist Roger McNamee. We’ll also have McAfee leadership on the keynote stage, including CEO Chris Young, EVP & Chief Product Officer Ashutosh Kulkarni, SVP of Cloud Rajiv Gupta, SVP & Chief Technology Officer Steve Grobman, and CMO Allison Cerra.
TIP: Be sure to get to the keynote stage early, as spots fill up fast.
The sessions offered at MPOWER 19 will give you a better understanding of how to maintain the highest standards of security while reducing company costs, streamline processes, and drive efficiencies in the daily administration of your systems. You’ll also have an exclusive opportunity to hear actual McAfee customers discuss how they solved real-world business challenges.
TIP: Once you’ve registered, enter your registration information at the MPOWER 19 My Event site to create a personalized agenda of the sessions and events you most want to attend. Then use your convenient schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
MVISION Training Classes
New at MPOWER this year, MVISION training classes will be available free to customers and can be added to your schedule during registration. Classes will run October 1-3, and each attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be submitted as a Continuing Education Unit (CEU/CPE) to ISC2, CompTIA, and other certification vendors. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis—so add a course to your registration today!
TIP: Be sure to get your badge scanned at the door for each session to get credit.
Stop by the Customer Spotlight, located on Level 1 to have fun. This is a place where you can kick back and relax, challenge your peers to a game (Jenga, Connect 4, Cornhole, and many more) or just take a few minutes to catch up on email or recharge your phone. The Customer Spotlight will be open Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
TIP: The list of the activities is lengthy—there’s something for everyone! For your participation, we offer an incentive program that will earn you points—redeem anytime for McAfee gear and much more.
Expo Hall & Innovation Fair
The Sponsor Expo will feature an impressive lineup of McAfee partners, including some of the world’s most successful businesses. This is your chance to meet with the key players of the security industry—all in one location. Also, stop by the Innovation Fair booth and see what product innovations McAfee has planned in the areas of threat defense, data protection, intelligent security operations, and cloud defense. During the Innovation Fair hours, you will be able to join in on short innovation talks with technical leaders from McAfee.
TIP: Navigating the conference and expo hall will involve a lot of walking. Bring comfortable shoes—your feet will thank you later.
Stay Connected with Twitter
Twitter is one of the best ways to “stay connected” whether you are at the event or attending virtually. You can learn a lot about what’s going on at MPOWER by following the #MPOWER19 hashtag—McAfee will be live tweeting keynotes, favorite session updates, valuable insights, freebies, party details and more. Be sure to tweet your own findings, happenings, etc. using the hashtag.
TIP: Follow @McAfee, @McAfee_Business for conference updates, company announcements and more!
The MPOWER Mobile App
The MPOWER 19 Mobile App puts a full guide to the conference in the palm of your hand. Just download and enter your MPOWER registration info to access the daily schedule of events, session details, speaker info, and more! Available for iOS & Android, the MPOWER 19 Mobile App will help you maximize the value of the conference and keep you updated on everything that’s happening.
TIP: When onsite at MPOWER 19, visit the Mobile App Help Desk near registration to get all your questions answered.
MPOWER Special Evening Event
On October 3rd, we’ll be hosting Fall Out Boy for a special performance. Get ready to dance the night away starting at 8 p.m. PT.
See You Soon!
We are committed to bringing together the best of the security industry to unite for a cause that’s bigger than all of us—the digital safety of our customers, organizations, and future generations. We invite you to join us in Las Vegas.