SPARK USER SUMMIT Vancouver: April 7, 2020

Please note: this event has been postponed

April 7, 2020


At Spark Vancouver, you’ll network with fellow Palo Alto Networks users in the Vancouver area and hear the latest updates and threat research from Palo Alto Networks. 

Spark Vancouver will feature sessions to enhance your skills, including hands-on workshops and collaborative sessions so you will be able to take home actionable solutions and strategies for key security issues. 

Lunch and education sessions are provided free of charge. 


Simon Fraser University
Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3



9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: Building a Vision of Zero Trust with Palo Alto Networks
We will kick off our morning with a vision of how security professionals can leverage the seamless fabric of Palo Alto Networks cybersecurity, and how to weave a mindset of Zero Trust throughout your organization.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Enabling a More Simplified NGFW Cloud Deployment
Deploying any next generation firewall in a public cloud environment is challenging, not because of the firewall itself but because of the public cloud networking services that practitioners must use. The job of understanding and problem-solving around cloud networking complexities to ensure a successfully configured and maintained firewall deployment is no small task. It’s a task that is definitely possible — though difficult — and it comes with performance, scale and visibility tradeoffs that need to be considered closely. Through intelligent orchestration and control service it's possible to simplify the deployment of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewalls and eliminate those tradeoffs.

Cortex, Demisto and XDR: Oh My!
The recent acquisition of Demisto by Palo Alto Networks has a lot of users excited about the possibilities SOAR can provide their organization, but also confused about how Demisto and Cortex XDR fit together. In this session, we'll review the key features of each service, discuss how they work together, and what these services mean for your current Palo Alto Networks deployment. We'll cover ways to get better, faster response to incidents, how playbooks work, and how you can potentially save your organization some money!

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Fast and Furious - An Expert Competition

Get ready for a little friendly competition as we put our experts on the spot! Help us choose the questions you want answered, then hear our panel debate and discuss their best ideas. The most successful solution is the one that gets your vote!

Topics may include:

  • Centralized change management
  • Safe feature enablement
  • Choosing a public cloud

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch with Partners

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Today's Threat Landscape
Learn more about the advances in malware, ransomware, and cyber threats that adversaries are using to breach modern enterprise networks, and how to protect your organization.

3:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.  Closing Comments: How to Leverage the Fuel Community to Become an Expert

*subject to change.