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Five Reasons to Attend Tech Days 2023 In Person

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The countdown to Tech Days 2023 is on! From February 13-15, IT, cybersecurity, and DevOps leaders will convene at the W Barcelona for three days of inspiring keynotes, practitioner-led sessions, and engaging panel discussions.

This community-driven event for PKI experts, by PKI experts is a unique opportunity to not only stay up to date on the constantly evolving cryptography landscape but also to meet with other industry leaders face-to-face and share challenges and best practices.

What exactly can you expect from Tech Days 2023? Read on for the top five reasons to attend in person.

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Acquire new skills, knowledge, and best practices

Take advantage of the opportunity to attend keynotes and interactive workshops on the latest trends in PKI, cryptography, code signing, IoT, IIoT, machine identity management, security for DevOps and emerging technologies, and crypto-agility.

Tech Days 2023 will be three days jam-packed with sessions designed to help you walk away feeling fully armed with knowledge on the latest evolutions in cryptography and the strategies and tactics you need to prepare your organization accordingly. Attending these sessions in person, particularly the interactive workshops, will give you more hands-on experience and provide the chance to talk directly with experts and ask any questions along the way.

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Earn CPE credits by attending select sessions

Need to earn CPE credits? We’ve got you covered. Attendees can earn CPE credit for many Tech Days sessions, as Keyfactor is an approved (ISC)2 CPE Submitter partner.

Eligible sessions cover everything from identity fabric for machines, hardcore crypto, securing the DevOps CI/CD pipeline, and supply chain security to 5G PKI, electronic deeds, software signing in the quantum age, and so much more. Simply check the program guide to see if the sessions you’re interested in are eligible for CPE credit, then join us in person to get started and earn the credits you need.

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Take advantage of unmatched networking opportunities with industry leaders

Whether you’re a developer, engineer, or security professional, this is your opportunity to meet other cybersecurity leaders. Tech Days 2023 will bring together the most advanced leaders in the space and provide direct access to all attendees to share ideas and learn from one another.

Looking for new ways to solve everyday challenges? Want to find and build a community of experts? Whatever you need, the chance to talk directly to industry leaders provides an unmatched opportunity to build your expertise and expand your network of experienced professionals.


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Secure front-row access to keynotes, conference sessions, and interactive workshops — only available in person

Many of the conference sessions, including specific keynotes and interactive workshops, will be available only to in-person attendees. These exclusive-access sessions feature industry leaders like:

Erik Wahlstrom, an industry analyst and key initiative leader for Gartner’s identity and access management. Mr. Wahlstrom covers machine identity management, PKI, secrets management, authentication, access management, and the API access control markets, and he provides insights and guidance for CISOs and their technical professionals. At Tech Days 2023, he’ll lead sessions on The Evolving Identity Fabric for Machines and Crypto Agility for a Post Quantum World.

Russ Housley, an expert in security protocols, system engineering, and system security architectures with over 30 years of experience who has authored many Internet standards, including the Cryptographic Message Syntax and the Internet X.509 Certificate Profile. At Tech Days 2023, he will lead a session on Planning for Post Quantum Cryptography. 

Najwa Araj, PhD, Chief Researcher at the Cryptography Research Center at Technology Innovation Institute (TII), where she leads the research and development of post-quantum cryptography (PQC) software libraries and hardware implementations, lightweight cryptographic libraries for embedded and RF systems, cryptanalysis, and applied machine learning for cryptographic technologies. At Tech Days 2023, she will lead a session on Crypto Agility for a Post Quantum World.

Antonio Vaira, a cybersecurity expert and PKI architect with experience leading everything from the governance and operational aspects of PKI to research and consulting that enables businesses to manage and advance their PKI programs effectively. At Tech Days 2023, he will lead a session on Software Signing in the Quantum Age.

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Enjoy social events at exclusive locations

While Tech Days 2023 will be full of learning, it won’t be short on fun. The Keyfactor team has plenty of social events planned to ensure you walk away from your time in Barcelona feeling energized and excited.

We’ll kick things off with a special welcome reception on Monday night at a top-secret location (we’ll be keeping this one under lock and key for a special reveal to attendees!), followed by an after-party on Tuesday evening at El Mamón, a hidden gem in the vibrant neighborhood of Sant Antoni featuring Spanish and Catalan cuisine, local beverages, and live entertainment. Trust us; these are two nights out you won’t want to miss.

Get the Latest on Tech Days 2023

Tech Days 2023 promises to be the prime event for all things cybersecurity, bringing together experienced industry leaders to focus on the emergence of post-quantum cryptography, new PKI and IoT use cases, and the rapid growth of machine identities.

To learn more about Tech Days 2023 and to register to attend in person, click here.

Need a little help persuading your manager why you should attend Tech Days? We’ve got you covered with this email template that helps you build a business case for attending in person.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona in February! Until then, follow Keyfactor on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest on #TechDays2023.