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HexCon20: Hexnode to host its first-ever user conference Dec. 2-3

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Hexnode will hold its first-ever user conference, HexCon 20, in the first week of December 2020.
Hexnode will hold its first user conference, HexCon20, in the first week of December 2020.
Image: Hexnode

This event post is presented by Hexnode.

Unified endpoint management provider Hexnode plans to host its first-ever global user conference, HexCon20, December 2 and 3. The online event, intended to bring together Hexnode users and partners, will feature an array of speakers and educational sessions covering every aspect of endpoint management, including Apple device management.

HexCon20 agenda highlights

Hexnode says the conference sessions are designed to keep attendees engaged and entertained. The programs include keynote speeches, speakers from various IT domains, panel discussions, product demos and feature announcements.

HexCon20 will bring in industry experts like Dr. Chase Cunningham, Brian Seely, Colin McCarthy, Bob Fabien and others, who will deliver their insights and advice that will help users gain more knowledge about the industry.

Like any conference, HexCon will be about networking. Hexnode calls it “a fairground for Hexnode’s users and partners to connect with each other and spread their network” and has built meet-and-greet opportunities into the agenda. Though virtual, the conference promises games and even swag (though it will have to be mailed to you).

Two of the top HexCon highlights are the Hexnode certification program workshops and what the company calls an eagerly anticipated product reveal. In the former, UEM professionals can be certified in two days at the event. The latter will come up at some point, perhaps when Hexnode CEO Apu Pavithran starts off HexCon20 with a keynote address. (See his conference announcement video here.) Hexnode also plans to announce several new or updated product features at the show.

HexCon attendees can gain Hexnode certification at the event.
Attendees can gain Hexnode certification at the event.
Photo: Hexnode

HexCon’s conference agenda covers UEM thoroughly from an educational standpoint. There are broad topics, like learning to automate device management with Hexnode and understanding threats to security. And there is more granular subject matter, such as mastering encryption tools and understanding the finer points of platform integrations.

Help with Apple device management

IT folks managing Apple devices will be happy to hear the HexCon20 agenda has them covered. Here are Apple-related highlights from HexCon:

Day 1 (Dec. 2)

  • Supporting end users in a remote work world. Bradley Chambers, Apple expert and author at 9to5Mac, speaks about the realities of doing business in a pandemic.
  • MacOS Big Sur: Big news for the enterprise. Agenda description: “Big Sur is bright, beautiful, and absolutely stunning, and I am not just talking about the coastline here. Let’s surf through what makes macOS 11 a daydream for IT Admins.”
  • iOS management. Agenda description: “Apple’s OS for mobile devices is the best in class when it comes to iron-clad enterprise security. Make managing this masterstroke of an OS a piece of cake with Hexnode.”
  • Dissecting iOS/iPadOS 14 for the enterprise. Agenda description: “It’s not just about widgets and app clips with 14. Let’s get to know the really good stuff that Apple has brought to the enterprise with their latest OS for mobile devices.”

Day 2 (Dec. 3)

  • Mac management. Agenda description: “Security out of the box and heightened user productivity in one — Mac definitely takes the cake here! Sit tight and master managing these exceptional creations by Apple with Hexnode.”
  • AppConfig: Setting the new standard for enterprise apps. Agenda description: “The true essence of mobile is the transformation of business through native apps. Let’s dig deep into the AppConfig Community, which lays out a platform for EMM vendors to secure these transformative apps with OS-native standards.”

For more info, you can peruse the detailed conference agenda.

HexCon20 Pricing and registration

HexCon20 is free for Hexnode customers, partners and partner invitees. They can register here.

For those not already in the Hexnode community, the cost of attendance is $299 (all proceeds to the Corona Emergency Response fund). They can register here.