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MacAdmins is the premier East Coast conference for anyone who deploys and manages Macs and iOS devices. We are featuring 69 sessions and seven workshops with top notch speakers in the macOS and iOS deployment community. MacAdmins offers an incredible level of expertise, value, entertainment, and a great opportunity to network with your fellow admins! Visit our website.

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Wednesday, July 10
 

9:00am EDT

Please pass the Salt... Agents and MDM.
Most assume that configuration management is only as good as the agent running on the device. Salt is a multifaceted tool that runs locally as an agent but is also capable of managing devices that don't run an agent. In this session, we'll go over practical uses of the agent and as well as an intro to the potential of Stateful MDM through Salts proxy minion system.

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Speakers
avatar for Wesley Whetstone

Wesley Whetstone

Mac Operations Engineer, Square
Current lead of the Mac Operations team at Square, where we use a variety of open source and in house tools to manage our fleet of thousands of Macs..
avatar for Shea Craig

Shea Craig

Senior IT Systems Engineer, SAS
High Cleric of Vim, Destroyer of Burritos, Scourge of Coffee Beans.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Best Practices for Mac Management and Deployment
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear about best practices for deploying Mac in both one-to-one and shared-use environments—from hardware considerations to zero-touch deployment. Explore how macOS works with device management solutions and Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager to help IT teams get users up and running in minutes. And discuss new macOS installer

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Branding and customizing Munki & Munki Report.
A look at how branding can help improve overall adoption rates within your organization. The session will explore and demonstrate the ability that Munki & Munki Report now have to customize its overall appearance to gain user confidence and boost IT credibility.

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Speakers
JB

Jon Brown

CEO, Grove Technologies
Jon started Jon Brown Designs & Grove Technologies as a Mac enthusiast and hobbyist. When Konfabulator first hit the scene, thats when the company first started creating widgets for the platform to be used on users desktops.When Konfabulator was sold to Yahoo, Apple started with their... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Utilizing Jamf Pro in a HIPAA Compliant Environment
Patients are vulnerable in health care settings, not just because they are seeking medical attention but also because they are sharing private information with their health care organization. Helping patients feel comfortable enough to share this data allows professionals to provide the most efficient care and can strengthen the patient experience. This presentation will discuss helpful tools and security best practices to ensure data is stored and removed from shared devices securely. Explore simple workflows to provide a zero-touch deployment when new devices are purchased. Learn about utilizing new offerings in Jamf Pro to make technology work for you in your unique environment while ensuring HIPAA compliance.

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Speakers
avatar for Adam Derrick

Adam Derrick

Systems Engineer, Jamf
Adam Derrick has 12 years of diverse technical experience deploying and maintaining anything Apple. He is a hands-on information technology professional instilling leadership, vision, and creativity. Adam has many years overseeing and administrating s the day-to-day operations of... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

What's New in Apple School Manager
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators deploy iPad and Mac in schools. Easily provide access to key Apple services for students, set up devices, get apps or books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences—all from one place. Discover new Apple School Manager features like federation with Microsoft Azure AD and strategies for integrating it into your environment.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

From Imaging to Installation in 1 Semester
In our presentation 'From Imaging to Installation in 1 semester', we'll explain how we transitioned from an imaging based workflow to leveraging Apple School Manager and Jamf Pro for the provisioning of our 230 macs and 70 iOS devices in our higher education environment. We'll give examples of how we package apps and setup policies for installation at enrollment, and we'll discuss the challenges and issues we overcame while deploying High Sierra and Mojave, including the transition to APFS and the death of NetInstall.

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Speakers
JC

Jimmy Chiaramonte

Sr. Systems Engineer, Robert Morris University
DM

Dylan McKenna

Systems Administrator, Robert Morris University
I am a Systems Administrator at a mid-major University in Pittsburgh PA with about 5000 students. We provision and manage 4 Mac Labs totaling 98 iMacs and another 130 employee Macs. We also manage ~70 iOS devices (mostly iPads). We do most of our management via an on-premise Jamf... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

What's New from WWDC
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear a recap of major announcements from WWDC across all Apple platforms. Understand how deployment workflows will change with enrollment customization and learn about significant improvements to security in macOS Catalina. Review how User Enrollment will help enable BYOD programs and cryptographically separate corporate data on Apple devices. Discover Managed Apple IDs for business, as well as new developer frameworks that support single sign-on for apps and websites.

This session will be repeated on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., Thursday at 10:15 a.m., and Friday at 9 a.m.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

What's New in Apple Business Manager
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple Business Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators deploy iPad, iPhone and Mac in businesses. Easily provide access to key Apple services for employees, set up devices, and purchase apps or books. Learn about new features like Managed Apple IDs for employees, federation with Microsoft Azure AD, and strategies for integrating Apple Business Manager into your environment.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Using DEPNotify to automate your DEP/Non-DEP build workflows
Are you looking for a way to manage the experience after DEP enrollment? I'll show you how to automate your build workflow using DEPNotify which will capture important user info, push all the apps you want delivered right away, and most importantly, keep the end user notified of what's happening on their system. This program works with most MDM's and DEP enrollment is not required.

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Speakers
avatar for Hoppy Shaw

Hoppy Shaw

Sr. Enterprise Systems Engineer, Alaska Airlines
Hoppy has worked in the tech industry for over 20 years with a focus on endpoint management. Starting with Microsoft products like SMS 2.0, he's been able to work in many different industries helping other companies manage their devices in a better way. Products that he works with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Empowering the Slack-Powered Workplace
Slack is no longer a "new" tool (see: public offering), and we have entered a new era of mature Slack use. Join us as a panel of MacAdmins Slack experts discusses how to get the most out of Slack.


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Speakers
MT

Mike Tong

Spoke
I lead partnerships at Spoke, a ticketing tool that your employees will love. Deep in Enterprise HR and IT topics from time with McKinsey. Love learning about your experience in IT - particularly with AI or Slack based tools.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803
 
Thursday, July 11
 

9:00am EDT

Committing to Thoughtful Leadership
A conversation around building a better, more modern team and ideas around how to be (and become) a great manager.

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Speakers
LR

Louise Radifera

Manager Client Services, CBS
Louise entered the world of geekdom after seeing her first tech movie where she watched HAL refuse to open the pod bay doors and then seeing the old Duotronic computers not only work, but provide answers by voice on starships on TV. She has been fascinated by computers ever since.Currently... Read More →
EM

Erin Merchant

IT Success Manager, Envoy
Erin is the Workplace Tech Success Manager at Envoy, bringing her extensive knowledge of operational IT to the B2B space. She focuses on the success of IT through its redefinition as a decision maker in business and the success of individuals through the development of dynamic career... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Preparing for the Next macOS: Testing In Your Environment, and What's New!
Apple's annual OS releases, and frequent, fundamental OS changes, have caught some Mac admins unprepared. In this session, we'll discuss considerations, offer advice, as well as testing methodologies, and mention how best to provide feedback to Apple. We'll also detail specific changes coming in the next version of macOS, and how they might affect admins.

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Speakers
avatar for Robert Hammen

Robert Hammen

I've been managing Macs since before the days of OS X. As a consultant, I've performed OS X and iOS integration and support for a diverse group of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to education to small and medium businesses. I now help deploy, manage, and secure the Mac... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Wi-Fi Network Design for Apple Devices
(This session will not be recorded.)

Learn about the wireless specifications of Apple products and how iOS and macOS devices discover, join, and roam within your Wi-Fi network. Review how Wi-Fi configuration can be managed with MDM and learn the details required to support the design of a Wi-Fi network that provides the best experience for your users.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

What's New from WWDC
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear a recap of major announcements from WWDC across all Apple platforms. Understand how deployment workflows will change with enrollment customization and learn about significant improvements to security in macOS Catalina. Review how User Enrollment will help enable BYOD programs and cryptographically separate corporate data on Apple devices. Discover Managed Apple IDs for business, as well as new developer frameworks that support single sign-on for apps and websites.

This session will be repeated on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., Thursday at 10:15 a.m., and Friday at 9 a.m.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Next Gen Mac Management: Harnessing the power of Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager to deliver state control
Ever wondered how to enforce a certain security configuration, make real-time adjustments on the fly or solve issues through automation? Learn about what Ivanti is doing that enables this capability today and how we are moving to real-time actions and automation to offer administrators unprecedented control.

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Speakers
avatar for Steve Goodrich

Steve Goodrich

Software Engineer, Apple Technologies, Ivanti
Steve is an Apple technologies specialist at Ivanti (or as his team like to say iVanti). Steve has been a professional software developer for over 30 years. He has written embedded systems, telecom engineering software, warehouse management systems, and integrated medical practice... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Building and Executing an Amazing Shared iOS Environment
Educators embrace adding new technology into the classroom, however, are they taking the necessary steps to ensure an optimal user experience while ensuring students data is not left out in the open for others to compromise? Are you wasting hours manually configuring carts of iPads every summer? Investing time in proper configuration of shared iOS devices allows IT professionals to provide optimal support as well as strengthen the relationship with faculty members.

This presentation will review effectively executing Jamf Setup & Reset to ensure data is stored and removed from your shared device securely. Discuss the initial implementation, configuration, and time investment necessary. Examine best practices for setting up managed iOS applications so you can eliminate shared Apple ID’s. Discover how proactively managing devices eliminates the need for annual wipe and refresh of shared devices. Explore tools that will assist you to succeed in your unique shared environment..

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Speakers
avatar for Adam Derrick

Adam Derrick

Systems Engineer, Jamf
Adam Derrick has 12 years of diverse technical experience deploying and maintaining anything Apple. He is a hands-on information technology professional instilling leadership, vision, and creativity. Adam has many years overseeing and administrating s the day-to-day operations of... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Robotic Process Automation: Leveraging Cron, Scripts and Databases for Automating Tasks
(This session will not be recorded.)

Want to eliminate repetitive tasks, free up time for fun projects, feel a sense of achievement, impress bosses/colleagues/family/friends? Then you won't want to miss this presentation! I'll explain key concepts on RPA and how to apply them from your Mac. Warning: This is not a presentation on DevOps automation, but rather just a talk about general task automation via blending of cron jobs, scripts and databases / data sources / REST APIs, etc.

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Speakers
JD

John Duong

Senior Manager, Solutions Architect, Pfizer Inc
John Duong is a proven Business Technology Senior Manager with over 19 years experience and demonstrated history of success working in the pharmaceuticals and defense industries. John has been with Pfizer for the past 3.5 years and now serves as Senior Manager, Solutions Architect... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Apple Security and Privacy Overview
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple is committed to helping protect customers with leading privacy and security technologies that are designed to safeguard personal information, as well as comprehensive methods to help protect corporate data in an enterprise environment. Learn the fundamentals of macOS and iOS security, as well as what's new in security this year.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Project Management and the Mac Admin
Learn how key project management skills dovetail into being a Mac Admin.

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Speakers
avatar for Chris Golebiowski

Chris Golebiowski

Engineer, Biogen
Chris is a Systems Engineer, responsible for Mac and mobile engineering at Biogen. Along with several technical certifications, including ACMT, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of over 8 years. Chris has led and supported major technology roll outs both as... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Everyone Can Code, even MacAdmins!
(This session will not be recorded.)

Learn about some of the new developer technologies like SwiftUI that were previewed at WWDC and explore some of the work that students and educators have done with Everyone Can Code curriculum. Discover how easy it is to actually build an iOS app using Swift and hear how these skills can be applied in your job as a MacAdmin.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Making a Jamf Uploader for Everyone
Give your site admins the ability to upload and edit scripts, packages and profiles to jamf without giving away the keys to the kingdom.

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Speakers
avatar for Joshua Harvey

Joshua Harvey

Senior Systems Administrator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Over the past 9 years, working with computers went from being just a hobby to a career that allows me to say I love what I do. I started with a big beard and glasses as a Genius at Apple, then jumped (feet first) into the world of Government Contracting (they had cookies..) as a Systems... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803
 
Friday, July 12
 

9:00am EDT

macOS 10.15, the future of Mac administration and more, AMA
You’ve got questions… and we’ve got answers! Or, at least some rather strong opinions. Here's your golden ticket to ask some of the veterans of the Mac Admin community for their wisdom, advice, and individual perspectives. Bring your questions, particularly about macOS 10.15, career prospects, etc.

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Speakers
avatar for Rich Trouton

Rich Trouton

IT Technology Senior Consultant, SAP
Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Platform Engineer
Jennifer has been an Apple user since birth and a long time Mac engineer. She is currently in the financial field, working to blend security regulations with user creativity.
avatar for Robert Hammen

Robert Hammen

I've been managing Macs since before the days of OS X. As a consultant, I've performed OS X and iOS integration and support for a diverse group of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to education to small and medium businesses. I now help deploy, manage, and secure the Mac... Read More →
avatar for Allen Golbig

Allen Golbig

Mac Systems Engineer, NASA GRC
Allen has worked as a Mac admin in healthcare, education and now in the federal space at NASA Glenn Research Center. Yes, NASA is in Cleveland.
AW

Amanda Wuest

Client Systems Administrator, Lower Merion School District
avatar for Lisa Davies

Lisa Davies

Security Engineer, Redox
Long time engineer specializing in automation and large Mac deployments, making a career transition to InfoSec.


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

What's New from WWDC
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear a recap of major announcements from WWDC across all Apple platforms. Understand how deployment workflows will change with enrollment customization and learn about significant improvements to security in macOS Catalina. Review how User Enrollment will help enable BYOD programs and cryptographically separate corporate data on Apple devices. Discover Managed Apple IDs for business, as well as new developer frameworks that support single sign-on for apps and websites.

This session will be repeated on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., Thursday at 10:15 a.m., and Friday at 9 a.m.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Deployment considerations and workflows for Adobe CC2019 in Education
Covering Adobe CC2019 deployment workflows, rollouts and the new Shared Device Licensing

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Speakers
avatar for Darren Wallace

Darren Wallace

Lead Systems Engineer, dataJAR Ltd
Darren has been tinkering with Macs on a professional level for more than 15 years. He started as a fresh-faced hardware repair trainee and has fond memories of iBook G4 Logic Board repairs! Over the years, he progressed on to executive relations and eventually consultancy.In the... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

The XML-Files: I Want To Believe
A year after the introduction of the iPhone, Apple began hinting at their vision of the future of device management: mobile profiles. Eleven years later, Mac management with profiles is still a world of unfulfilled promises, mysteries, misdirections, and strange disappearances. But the promise of simplicity and consistency that MDM _could_ bring is so compelling, I want to believe. And the MacAdmin community of geniuses, skeptics, crackpots, and believers are the people making that future possible today through hard work, guess work, reverse work, tears, and lots and lots of coffee.

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Speakers
avatar for Tobias Morrison

Tobias Morrison

Technology Alignment Manager, GlobalMac IT
Tobias Morrison is an aging hipster from an age before fixy bikes and steampunk hats. His favorite computer is his first, an Apple ][ on which he learned to type BASIC from the pages of COMPUTE! magazine. He likes his music heavy and loud. He has strong opinions that he keeps to himself... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Best Practices for macOS and iOS Security
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple products are secure by design. From the platform to the network to the apps, everything a business needs is available in both iOS and macOS. Together, these components give Apple platforms their industry-leading security without compromising the user experience. Learn about how to leverage native security features to accomplish requirements set by your organization. Discover how to ask the right questions and apply best practices to achieve the best end result.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803