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Chris Chapman

CTO, MacStadium

Presentation Title: Managing a Remote Mac Workforce

Presentation Overview: Whether you have a team of developers building Mac or iOS apps, creatives who need macOS to run graphic and video software, or temporary contractors that need access to a Mac, providing remote access to a macOS desktop can be a challenge. In this session, Chris Chapman, CTO of MacStadium, will discuss how to leverage cloud-hosted Mac hardware combined with easy-to-manage desktop software to eliminate the need for buying, maintaining and shipping Mac hardware to your remote workforce.

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Dan Jones

Wireless Engineer, Natilik

Presentation Title: Designing Wi-Fi Networks for Apple

Presentation Overview: Did you know every device on a WLAN hears Wi-Fi differently? Not only that, but they also have different triggers that mean each device type will react to a Wi-Fi network in different ways? In this talk, Dan Jones will look under the hood of the iOS and macOS Wi-Fi algorithms so that you can make informed decisions about how you design Wi-Fi to serve your devices best. We’ll look at AWDL (AirDrop, AirPlay), Roaming Triggers, Low Power Mode, Cisco Technical Partnership with Apple, and some do’s and don’t’s of Wi-Fi design.d shipping Mac hardware to your remote workforce.

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Weldon Dodd

SVP of Product Strategy, Kandji

Presentation Title: Automation for Mac Admins

Presentation Overview: Automation is a powerful tool that can make IT admins seem like superheroes. We will discuss how automating repetitive tasks can free admins to focus on more critical parts of their jobs, while still delivering the tools and experiences that empower and delight end-users.

Additionally we will explore recent changes in platform architecture, tooling and services that have greatly expanded the kinds of automations we can build.

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Nick McDonald

Product Engineering Director, Kandji

Presentation Title: Automation for Mac Admins

Presentation Overview: Automation is a powerful tool that can make IT admins seem like superheroes. We will discuss how automating repetitive tasks can free admins to focus on more critical parts of their jobs, while still delivering the tools and experiences that empower and delight end-users.

Additionally we will explore recent changes in platform architecture, tooling and services that have greatly expanded the kinds of automations we can build.

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Vickie Bacon

Apple Professional Learning Specialist

Presentation Title: Supporting staff to build digital sustainability – lessons from Lockdown.

Presentation Overview: Lockdown changed the education landscape. Teachers pushed their digital skills beyond what they thought was possible. Post lockdown, which lesson might have been learnt and how might these insights prove beneficial to building a more relevant skills focused digital future?

Discover how an Apple Professional Learning Specialist works with leadership teams to unlock the potential of Apple technology within their setting.

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Steven Davies

Systems Engineer, dataJAR

Presentation Title: Integrating macOS and Azure: the Apple admin’s playbook

Presentation Overview:

A solid identity integration is one of the cornerstones of any successful macOS deployment. Through its ever-increasing set of features and extensive enterprise presence, Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory has become one of the most popular cloud-based identity management systems Apple admins are called to integrate with.

Steven Davies, systems engineer at dataJAR, will use his significant experience to present and discuss, in depth, some of the most common issues Apple admins can expect to experience while integrating macOS into Azure.

The presentation will cover topics such as Azure Conditional Access, understanding and utilising failure logs and diagnosing mail nickname, proxy, SSL or permissions issues.

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Alex Narvey

Precursor Systems

Presentation Title: arRESTed Development

Presentation Overview: In these days of mobile device management, remote support, and Work From Home, the human contact of actually meeting with your clients is gone. But we don’t want to be “out if sight; out of mind”.

As service providers we need to keep our clientele reminded of what we are doing for them and what value our service brings them.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could cherry pick information from the various tools we use to give our clients a simple one page graphically rich summary? With REST APIs we can. This presentation will show how we use scripts and REST APIs to automate the presentation of information gleaned from DNSFilter, Hudu, Mosyle, munkireport, Watchman Monitoring, Zendesk and other services in an graphically rich, easy-on-the-eye format.

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Tom Bridge

Principal Product Manager, JumpCloud

Presentation Title: Patching & Deployment with JumpCloud

Presentation Overview: Remote work is here to stay! Admins should expect to send new devices directly to end users and configure them in the field without ever laying hands on them. Keeping these devices up to date is challenging but necessary work.

At JumpCloud, our patch management solution is meant for exactly this kind of solution. JumpCloud can help reduce the industry-average 43-day patching windows, report out who needs updates for encouragement, and do it all without losing any work.

Zero-Touch deployment is all about reliable experiences that are pleasant for the end user. Remote onboarding can be challenging for any organization, but JumpCloud is here to help make this a positive experience for end users and admins alike. Automating the tasks performed by admins is a critical path to Zero-Touch success.

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Luke Allen

Sales Engineer, Jamf

Presentation Title: Jamf Trust – a security overview

Presentation Overview: In this session, IT admins will learn about Jamf’s new range of security-focussed products for iOS/iPadOS and macOS. Join us as we cover Jamf Data Policy and Jamf Threat Defence to help users more effectively manage their cellular data caps, filter unsafe content and help to strike a better balance between work and personal usage. We will also take a look at Jamf Private Access which enables admins to integrate with cloud identity providers and ensure secure access to company resources, as well as Private Access, a true Zero Trust Network Access solution that replaces traditional conditional access and VPN technology.

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David Acland

Technical Director – moof IT

Presentation Title: Implementing a security policy for your Macs

Presentation Overview: You may have been asked to help your organisation achieve a cyber security accreditation, or have been asked to come up with a security policy for your Macs. If you have, or if you have an interest in macOS security, then this one is for you.

In this session, we will walk through the process that David uses to implement a robust IT security policy on macOS. We will look at the options available, some considerations when choosing your security controls, the technical (and non-technical) implementation steps and the ongoing monitoring.

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John Sutcliffe

Vice President of Product, Addigy

Presentation Title: It’s All About the User Experience

Presentation Overview: Learn how to deliver a better user experience for your Apple end-users by leveraging best-in-class Apple device management tools. Discover how current Addigy customers are successfully managing their Apple fleet with seamless onboarding, and much more!

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Howard Bliss

Lead Solution Engineer for VMware

Presentation Title: Automating and Securing the Anywhere Workspace

Presentation Overview: With all of today’s remote workers, managing your Macs is becoming too big a task to handle manually. You need an easy way to automate your workflows. You need to secure all the endpoints outside of your perimeter and keep all your traffic safe. And you need tools your employees can use to help themselves. Learn about the latest advances that take IT teams beyond UEM to empower employees and drive an unprecedented employee experience.

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Robin Laurén

Sysadmin at Reaktor

Presentation Title: Security for Humans

Presentation Overview: What is a human and how does it relate to security? How should one talk about security with humans? What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of humans related to security? Also, are you a human and if so, should you worry?

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Howard Bliss

Lead Solution Engineer for VMware

Presentation Title: Automating and Securing the Anywhere Workspace

Presentation Overview: With all of today’s remote workers, managing your Macs is becoming too big a task to handle manually. You need an easy way to automate your workflows. You need to secure all the endpoints outside of your perimeter and keep all your traffic safe. And you need tools your employees can use to help themselves. Learn about the latest advances that take IT teams beyond UEM to empower employees and drive an unprecedented employee experience.

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Joel Rennich

Head of Device Identity – JumpCloud