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Jamf Nation User Conference 2015

  • October 13–15, 2015

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October 13, 2015

  • 9:00 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    JAMF Software Keynote 2015

    Please join us as we kick off the 2015 JNUC. We will take a look at the amazing growth of the Apple ecosystem over the past year and share a preview of what’s new at JAMF Software.

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  • 10:45 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    OS X Security: Defense in Depth
    Rich Trouton

    This session will provide you with an overview of Apple's security model as of OS X Yosemite. This includes a dive into what Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is, why it was introduced into OS X El Capitan, how it can be managed, and its impact on managing Macs with the Casper Suite.

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    About the Speaker:

    Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over eighteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research, and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

  • 11:15 AM
    Guthrie Theatre - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Cynics Beware: Adobe in the Enterprise
    Karl Gibson

    2015 has been the year of Creative Cloud Enterprise at Adobe — with enterprise-specific features such as SSO, Managed Services, in transit and at rest encryption, and cloud packaging. In this session, you’ll learn what this means for IT and how it will make your life easier and more difficult at the same time. Karl believes there may be some hostility from IT admins regarding Adobe, and while he cannot promise an actual dunk tank due to transportation and sourcing difficulties, he’ll at least bring stress balls (throwing is optional). Come with questions and comments. Leave with answers for managing Adobe in the enterprise.

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    About the Speaker:

    Karl is a product manager on the Creative Cloud Enterprise team with specific responsibilities for the IT packaging and deployment tools which include Creative Cloud Packager & AAMEE. Karl represents the voice of the IT admin inside Adobe. He is always honest and upfront about the current state of play and where things are going. Karl has presented at many conferences including JNUC, MacTech, and MacIT. Karl is a former IT admin and one of the first Apple Certified Trainers in Ireland.

  • 11:15 AM
    Guthrie Theatre - Dowling Studio
    Method Behind the Madness of Deploying iPad at Scale
    Mike Christianson

    Three days, five schools, and nearly 6,000 iPads. That was the assignment of the Bethel School District’s IT staff. In this session, you’ll find out why they chose iPads, how they deployed them, and the methodology behind their 2015 1:1 rollout.

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    About the Speaker:

    Mike Christianson has been a teacher, director, CTE = Alternative learning director and is currently the Chief Technology Officer in Bethel School District, Bethel ,WA. Through Mike’s leadership, the district has been able to successfully deploy more than 8,000 iPads district-wide — with their current fall deployment being the most aggressive yet. Mike and his team lead the district both technically and instructionally

  • 1:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Computer Deployment: Ask “Why?” not “How?”
    Adam Codega

    If you're new to the Casper Suite, or doing your yearly reevaluation of your toolset, you'll be thinking about computer deployment. With many different deployment tools, options, and workflows it can be hard to decide which one is right for your organization or project. In this session, Adam Codega will use his experiences joining a fast growing startup two years ago to explore the pros and cons of common deployment strategies and answer not just "How?" but "Why?" when choosing a deployment method.

    About the Speaker:

    Adam Codega has worked in IT for four years as a consultant and then systems administrator before becoming a full-time Mac admin almost two years ago. At Swipely, a SaaS startup in Providence, RI, he embraces the new Apple IT Model and utilizes MDM, DEP, and VPP to keep his Mac infrastructure running. Like others, he also manages the service desk, IT security, and Wi-Fi, so Adam prefers to let computers do the hard work.

  • 1:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Culture Matters: Casper Suite for People Who Fear Going Corporate
    Andrew Montgomery

    This session will be a journey through Tumblr’s experience of rolling out the Casper Suite at an Internet startup that deeply embraces creativity and individual expression. Andrew will focus on the cultural and technical implications of introducing the Casper Suite to a group of people that have every right to question “corporate” answers to challenging problems. Learn from some of Tumblr’s brightest, and take a peak at what drives their creativity.

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    About the Speaker:

    Andrew Montgomery has been practicing Macintosh system and server administration for SMBs in New York City for over 15 years. He has spent much of that time advocating tirelessly for an approach to IT that grows increasingly aware of the profound impact we have on the culture of the organizations we support —and the exciting opportunities this presents. He has been with Tumblr for half of its existence, growing their fleet of Macs from 80 to more than 400. He supports their corporate IT systems at their headquarters in New York City, and lives in Harlem with his wife, Erin.

  • 1:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    JAMF Software Security and Vulnerability Assessments
    Daniel Mayer, Graham Bucholz

    NCC Group (formerly Matasano Security) is a security consultant who performs periodic penetration testing and vulnerability assessments on various JAMF Software products and services, including the JSS web application, JAMF binary, JSS PKI, and JAMF Nation. In this session, NCC will discuss security and vulnerability assessments, explain how they help ensure the security of JAMF Software products, and let the community know ways they can help with the process.

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    About the Speakers:
    Daniel Mayer

    Daniel Mayer is a Principal Security Consultant with NCC Group having experience in application and network penetration testing, mobile security, security research, and system and network administration. While working at Matasano Security, part of NCC Group, Daniel became an expert on iOS application security and developed a tool for iOS application penetration testing called 'idb'. Prior to joining NCC Group, Daniel was a researcher at the Stevens Institute of Technology working on applied cryptography and privacy. He has presented his research at various security conferences including Black Hat, ShmooCon, SOURCE Boston, Toorcon, THOTCON, and several international academic venues. Daniel holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from Stevens and a MS degree in Physics from Rutgers.

    Graham Bucholz

    Graham Bucholz is a Principal Security Consultant with NCC Group with 15 years of experience in application and network architecture design and assessment, source code auditing, and black box security testing. His resource interests are primarily in operating systems and native services. Graham is an expert in kernel and driver development and assessment, as well as operating system level application programming.

  • 3:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Bringing VPP & DEP to Life
    James Ridsdale

    For an education customer, managing your fleet of iPads presents many challenges. As Apple has developed its services that compliment an MDM service, the challenges have only gotten bigger. One of the biggest tasks that IT admins face when working with MDM is the deployment of iPads and applications. With the use of Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP), these tasks can become much easier. During this session, James Ridsdale will demystify DEP and VPP and explain some great workflows and tricks that can help you get the most out of your MDM.

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    About the Speaker:

    James Ridsdale is the founder and director of dataJAR Ltd since October 2013. James is an expert in intelligent provisioning, Mobile Device Management, robust backup solutions, cloud deployment, and professional services. James has used his 20 years of experience within the IT industry to design a suite of services and products focused around Apple and open source technology. Throughout his career, James has managed teams of engineers before turning his hand to his own business. As a JAMF Software certified Integrator, James has worked with many educational institutions to provide iOS and OS X workflows to fit their needs.

  • 3:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Moving from Traditional Windows Habits to Advanced Techniques for Modern IT
    Chad Nielsen

    In this talk we’ll openly challenge old school Windows habits that are often used without question to manage Macs. Concepts like AD Binding and GPOs will be put on trial and a much more robust solution that involves the Casper Suite will be presented as the solution for Windows admins who want to successfully “Cross the Chasm” into the Mac Admin world. Target Audience: Enterprise IT Admins, or anyone still using Windows Group Objects to manage Macs.

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    About the Speaker:

    As the Lead Technical Engineer at Forget Computers, and the Primary Developer behind Robot Cloud, Chad has participated in numerous presentations at past JNUCs as well as MacTech Bootcamp. He has delivered a plethora of JAMF JumpStarts to all types of organizations, providing him with a wide-range of experience integrating Macs into larger Windows environments. When he's not working, you can't find him. Well, you can if you have his contact information, but otherwise, good luck!

  • 3:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Novel Solutions with JAMF IT
    Bryson Tyrrell

    IT Administrators run into all kinds of unique challenges that sometimes require more than out-of-the-box features can offer and can be solved with some outside-of-the-box thinking. JAMF IT is no exception in this session we'll walk through a selection of solutions and discuss what we were trying to solve, why we took the approach we did, and then dive into a walkthrough of the code to demonstrate how we did it. Many of the solutions we’ll be discussing were recently published to GitHub so you can follow along with us.

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    About the Speaker:

    Bryson Tyrrell is an IT professional from the Twin Cities. He works at JAMF Software and uses the Casper Suite internally to manage and support the organization's OS X and IOS devices.

October 14, 2015

  • 9:00 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Mac@IBM, Zero to 30,000 in 6 months
    Fletcher Previn

    Transforming a 500,000+ person Windows-centric organization to support a new computing platform is a challenge, but to forklift it in a matter of 6 months and begin supporting thousands of devices, and delivering a modern user experience is even a bigger challenge. Fletcher Previn will outline the transformation the Mac@IBM project is delivering in navigating through a new OS, Hardware, and Management Platform.

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    About the Speaker:

    Reporting to the IBM CIO, Fletcher Previn has responsibility for delivering a productive IT environment to IBM’s 415,000 worldwide employees, as well as 130,000 contractors and 100,000 business partners. He oversees the desktop computing environment (Windows, Mac, Linux), the employee mobility program at IBM (both corporate owned as well as BYOD), the intranet, and the internal application of the IBM-­‐‑Apple strategic partnership.

  • 10:45 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Let’s Talk About Certificates
    Ben Toms

    A massive part of Mac management is understanding certificates. Certificates play a vital role, whether it’s securing your JSS or authenticating users for network services. In this session, Ben Toms will demystify certificates and cover all topics from Root and Intermediary CAs to PKI usage and SCEP. He’ll provide use cases and incorporate JSS examples that will help you better understand the world of certificates.

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    About the Speaker:

    Ben Toms is the Senior Infrastructure Analyst at Pentland Brands where he oversees the management of the Mac Estate. Through his great work on JAMF Nation, Ben has been named a Dean and he continues to contribute through his great work including the Netboot tool 'AutoCasperNBI' and his MacMule blog.

  • 11:15 AM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Code42 CrashPlan and the Casper Suite: The Greatest Partnership since Tyrion and Bronn
    Jorge Sanchez

    In this session, you’ll hear from HBO, users of both the Casper Suite and Code42 CrashPlan. Jorge Sanchez, client technology system engineer, will walk through how the happy union between CrashPlan and Casper Suite made deploying and administering secure endpoint backup in their enterprise a breeze. Jorge will share lessons learned, best practices, and answer your questions on the technological advantages of integrating Code42 CrashPlan with the Casper Suite.

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    About the Speaker:

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  • 11:15 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Prepare Your Macs for Online Testing
    Jason Agress

    Transitioning to computer-based testing can be perceived as a daunting challenge, particularly in schools where the technology is mobile, and students and teachers are more familiar with traditional paper testing. During this session, Jason Agress will share his learning experiences from his school’s journey to technical readiness when preparing to administer Common Core State Standards exams online. You’ll learn the technical details of preparing, deploying, and supporting the technology, as well as how this allows students and teachers to focus on the test itself and not the technology associated with it.

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    About the Speaker:

    Jason Agress is a Network Media Specialist for Newton Public Schools, where he engages in a variety of activities that support teaching and learning with technology. His responsibilities range from network and systems administration, to designing multimedia and audio/visual solutions, to leading training for professional development. He is also Newton’s Casper Suite administrator, recently overhauling its setup as part of an upgrade to version 9. Jason prides himself on understanding and analyzing K-12 technology needs, and aligning solutions to fit those needs.

  • 1:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Eliminating the Middle Man: Providing Creative Device Provisioning Directly to Users with the Casper Suite
    Yannis Lagogiannis

    The Apple environment at the London School of Economics has grown from a handful of non-supported Macs to over 1,000 managed Apple devices in the last 18 months. In this session, find out how the Casper Suite is at the heart of this journey by helping implement a diverse managed environment. You’ll see case studies explaining how the London School of Economics uses the Casper Suite—together with Apple's DEP—to ship iOS devices directly to users and how this method provides a management framework for 'iRoam'; a fully automated MacBook Air "vending machine" for students that is paving the way for fewer static computer labs and more open study areas.

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    About the Speaker:

    Yannis Lagogiannis is the Apple Systems Specialist at the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is responsible for the LSE's Apple enterprise infrastructure, deployment, and support strategy. He has been supporting and managing Apple devices for over a decade and never misses an opportunity to philosophize about future technologies, preferably over coffee.

  • 1:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Make Your JSS Feel New Again with the Help of API
    Jeffrey Compton

    In this session, you’ll learn how to use scripts to migrate an existing production JSS to a clean, new JSS. The idea is to stand up a new JSS with no computers or assets — just management items like Smart Groups, Policies, etc. Jeffrey will also discuss other scripts for Self Service policy icons, archiving and disabling JSS Policies, and adding computers to static groups on enrollment.

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    About the Speaker:

    As the Macintosh Platform Architect at a Fortune 500 financial services company, Jeffrey is responsible for delivering a stellar Mac user experience for the company’s extremely talented developers, designers, knowledge workers, and executives. Jeffrey has also spent six years as a Mac admin/engineer in the Federal government space, as well as eight years consulting with one of the East Coast’s best Apple VARs. He has been using JAMF to manage Macs since 2008.

  • 1:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Starfish IT: Scaling Eventbrite IT’s Mac Management
    Jason Kuo

    If your main office went offline, would you lose the ability to manage your Macs or authenticate your users? Well, you don't have to! Eventbrite doubled in size in less than two years to over 500 users and dealt with this issue by taking a different approach to IT strategy. Learn how they inverted the traditional, centralized IT architecture by leveraging the principles behind starfish — fascinating organisms that have no centralized nervous system. By decentralizing their Mac management and authentication infrastructure, they were able to mitigate potential disruption of a primary office outage. Utilizing JAMF Cloud and driving authentication from the cloud, even if Eventbrite headquarters went offline, all Macs would still be managed and all users would still be able to authenticate to critical services. Join this session to see if your IT strategy could benefit from being more "starfishy" and become more resilient, reproducible, and flexible.

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    About the Speaker:

    A lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason has been managing Macs in education, non-profit, and for-profit environments for 12+ years. He is currently an IT Support Engineer at Eventbrite where he manages, among other things, the Casper Suite environment and authentication infrastructure. Jason doesn't like to figure out things twice or repeat the same task over and over, so he's a big fan of documenting everything, scripting, and automating wherever possible.

  • 3:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Enabling BYOD and COPE with Casper Suite
    Vincent Bippus

    CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, hosts thousands of particle physicists from all over the world. To provide its employees with academic and personal freedom, CERN has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate-Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) policies. In this session, Vincent Bippus will give an overview of how both models have been reconciled for CERN users across the globe.

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    About the Speaker:

    Vincent Bippus is in charge of all the software and configuration offered to CERN Mac users within Casper Suite Self Service.

  • 3:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Imaging from A to Z: Which is the Right Choice for Me?
    Nick Koval

    The imaging process is one of the core responsibilities of IT professionals. The right image provides a great work environment for users and gets them off on the right foot. The wrong image can lead to late nights and weekends spent in the office resolving one roadblock after another. Imaging, even with Casper Suite, is a continuously changing landscape. For most of us, our busiest season is behind us which means now is the time to evaluate changes in our imaging process so we can adjust for the road ahead. In this session, you’ll learn the pros and cons of each imaging type available and how you can implement them in your environment using Casper Suite.

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    About the Speaker:

    Nick Koval is the CTO of élan Technologies. He has 20 years of experience supporting Apple devices in environments ranging from education to enterprise - the last four of those years have included helping folks succeed with Casper Suite. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, 2 young sons, cat, and dog.

  • 3:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Invisible Candles: Exploring IT Applications of iBeacons with Your JSS
    Paul Cowan

    The iBeacon specification is Apple's official implementation of a Bluetooth 4.0LE powered approach to providing location-based services and notifications to apps and web services on iOS and OS X. There are some interesting potential IT management applications for this technology, most of which we've only just begun to explore. In this presentation, Paul Cowan will explain the underlying architecture of iBeacons and take you through some interesting examples and experiments designed to explore how they might best be used.

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    About the Speaker:

    Paul is an educational technology expert and IT Manager for the University of Waikato, working directly for the Faculty of Education. His role focuses on exploring innovations with consumer and IT technologies, with a view to discovering their applications in education and pedagogy. Paul's current focuses are in the fields of podcasting, eBook creation, technologies for the management and control of mobile devices, and creating collaborative learning spaces.

October 15, 2015

  • 9:00 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Beyond Year 1 of a One-to-One: 500 iPads in 60 Minutes
    John Wetter

    The years following an initial one to one deployment bring a unique set of challenges including shortened timelines and higher expectations for efficiency. Hopkins Public Schools is the fourth year of our one to one device deployment. In the fall of 2015 Hopkins deployed approximately 3200 devices to students by the end of the second day of school. At one point on the first day of school, devices were handed out to students at a rate of about 500 devices per hour. This presentation will discuss the logistics and technical underpinnings necessary to make this deployment a success.

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    About the Speaker:

    John Wetter is the Technical Services Manager for Hopkins Public Schools. In this role he is charged with ensuring district technology strategies are turned into actionable plans and to coordinate with all district departments so technology can meet the promise to enrich student learning. He has been with Hopkins Public Schools since 2006 and has worked in educational technology since 1997.

  • 9:00 AM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Integrating & Automating Your Help Desk Ticketing
    Ben Greiner

    Anyone who manages a Help Desk and is motivated to improve the efficiency of their Help Desk should attend this presentation. During this session, we will discuss how Forget Computers, Developers of RobotCloud, use features within the Casper Suite to deliver intelligent, automated alerts directly into their Help Desk, and how this augmented approach benefits IT and end users alike. Forget Computers uses Zendesk, but the concepts can be applied to any established ticketing system with an Application Program Interface (API).

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    About the Speaker:

    As President of Forget Computers and Robot Cloud, you may have heard him speak at MacTech Bootcamp, MacIT, or - if you're really nerdy - the Executives Technology Club of Chicago. He's written for i.Business Magazine, been interviewed and featured on the great CMD-CTRL-PWR Podcast and was once ranked #80 on the MSPmentor.com top 100. When he's not trying to build "communication bridges" between end-users and IT, you can find him camping with his two sons or spending time with his lovely wife in their downtown Chicago loft. If he looks tired it's because he's fresh off the plane from his third MacSysAdmin conference in Sweden. Learn how Ben and his amazing team help businesses of all sizes find zen within their Apple ecosystem at forgetcomputers.com. Ben wants to live in a world where process and efficiency are rewarded with unlimited global adventures and occasional visits to Disney.

  • 9:00 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Solving Real Needs with the Command Line
    Matt Schalk

    In this session, we are going past the basics of the command line to examine how to solve several common challenges. You’ll learn about automatic user and location data assignment, smart group creation from a file, and how to convert local admins to standard users with common tools like redirects, conditionals, loops, and other flow controls. If you attended last year’s 101 JNUC session, Master Command Line Interface Basics, you won’t want to miss the 201 version.

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    About the Speaker:

    Matt Schalk has years of experience providing JumpStart services for JAMF Software customers and even more years of expertise in Apple deployment. Matt is an Education Services Engineer with JAMF Software.

  • 10:30 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Security Matters: Making InfoSec Your Friend
    Jennifer Unger

    Addressing potential security threats is becoming a part of the everyday experience for many Mac admins. How much can we contend with? What is simply out of our reach?
    First, we'll take a look at ways to utilize the Casper Suite to mitigate threats. Then, since all that work would mean nothing if our server was compromised, we'll examine strategies to secure the JSS as well.

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    About the Speaker:

    Jennifer is a Mac engineer who works in the metro DC area. Aside from a brief fling with an Android phone just after college, she has been exclusively working with Apple products since grade school.

  • 10:30 AM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Smooth Sailing when Planning for the Casper Suite
    Dave Acland

    The beginning of any new journey can yield surprises but an experienced navigator can help chart a safe course. Dave Acland is that experienced navigator as he’s been in the rare position of installing the Casper Suite in many different ways and in organizations of all sizes. In this session, Dave will share his experiences and provide you with tips for setting up the Casper Suite, implementing a rollout, and how to deploy OS images, apps, and settings with the Casper Suite. You’ll learn some of the pitfalls he’s encountered and ways to avoid these obstacles in your environment.

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    About the Speaker:

    Technical Director at Amsys in the UK working as an Apple system administrator and integrator for clients all over Europe. He’s spent the last few years working on hundreds of deployment and integration projects, primarily using the Casper Suite.

  • 10:30 AM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Why API? Using the REST API in an Educational Environment
    Brad Schmidt

    In this session we will examine how the Casper Suite’s Rest API can benefit an education organization. We will explore real world examples such as importing asset tags to combating VShare. Come listen to ways to make your days easier and find out how you too, can work really hard at being lazy.

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    About the Speaker:

    For fifteen years Brad Schmidt has worked in many roles in IT in a K-12 environment and has worked with the Casper Suite since version, he loves automating mundane tasks to save time and get consistent results whether that is through traditional means or scripting.

  • 1:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    Converting a Windows-only Business to Apple
    Gerard Allen

    More and more businesses are looking to Apple as viable tool in the workplace (if not, none of us would be here!) but few are willing to make the leap to Mac only endpoints. One of the brave pioneers who converted their entire office from Windows to Mac is the Hermes Middle East office. Gerard Allen, CTO of iConnect and JAMF Software Integrator talks through the buy-in process needed from all the stake holders, through the proof of concept process to implementation and ongoing support when bringing in Apple.

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    About the Speaker:

    Gerard is Chief Technology Office with iConnect an APR with locations in IE/UK/UAE. Here he heads up the Pro Services team, overseeing training, repair, and support services. He specialises in integrating Macs into enterprise environments. Gerard started his Apple career in the days before they had a mouse and GUI! He spent 8 year with Apple in the beige days and has spent most of the past 20 years designing and implementing solutions for his business and education clients in Ireland, UK, and most recently in the Middle East. Beware: Gerard can talk for hours on most any Apple related subject - bring your camping gear!

  • 1:00 PM
    Guthrie Theatre - Dowling Studio
    Reflections on the Journey from a Single to Multiple JSS Environment
    Isaac Ordonez

    Since moving from a single JSS to multiple JSS environment for our client base, Isaac Ordanzez has had to rethink how his organization manages their JSS instances. In this session, Isaac will explain how they created an environment where any one of their field consultants could easily navigate the JSS for that client by implementing workflows that easily address the challenges of a specific client — while still being flexible enough to be useful for another.

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    About the Speaker:

    Isaac Ordonez has over 16 year managing Apple devices in large and small environments. He has experience in nearly every industry including education, healthcare, enterprise, and SMB. As a consultant in San Francisco he manages a number of JAMF installations, each with their own unique needs.

  • 1:00 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Simplifying Complex Management Infrastructures
    Andrew Seago

    In large or small scale deployments, management infrastructures are comprised of a lot of moving parts. You have your JSS, distribution points, update servers, caching servers, NetBoot, and the list goes on and on. In this session, learn how Andrew simplified the complex using Casper Suite tools in a worldwide deployment consisting of dozens of locations, a fleet of Mac Minis, and extension attributes to obtain useful information and automate remediation.

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    About the Speaker:

    Andrew lives in Santa Clara, California, with his wife, Stephanie, and 7-year-old daughter, Mackenzie (although Stephanie and Mackenzie would prefer to live in Disneyland). Their extended family includes a menagerie of fish, cats, and dogs. A very creative and hands-on person, Andrew’s hobbies include designing and building furniture, cultivating a year-round garden, classic board games, and BBQ. He works as the Senior Mac Systems Engineer at a Fortune 100 biotech company managing 14,000+ Macs worldwide. He is also the president of Macbrained, a community of IT professionals focused on the possibilities and opportunities across the broad spectrum of Apple technologies.

  • 2:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio
    Play Well with Others: Creative User Interaction and the JSS
    Katie English

    Ready to get interactive? Via simple scripts and basic customizations, learn how you can build support tools, operational workflows, and end user notifications into your existing JSS infrastructure. This session will include sample code created for real life customer challenges, easily adaptable for your own needs.

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    About the Speaker:

    Katie, your friendly neighborhood Professional Services Engineer, has performed over 400 JAMF engagements, and has yet to meet a customer who didn't have a unique question to ask.

  • 2:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
    Security Panel
    JAMF Software Employees

    Made up of JAMF Software employees who address the security concerns of our customers on a daily basis, this session will help you find solutions to your most pressing security conundrums. Come with your biggest problems—or better yet, submit them on the Discussion section of JAMF Nation beforehand—and our security experts will help you overcome your roadblocks.

  • 2:30 PM
    Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium Stage
    VPP & DEP Panel
    JAMF Software employees

    This panel will be comprised of JAMF Software employees who work with customers on their VPP and DEP deployments day in and day out. During this session, we’ll answer as many of your pressing deployment questions as we can before the JNUC comes to a close. We encourage you to submit your questions prior on the Discussion section of JAMF Nation to ensure your question gets answered!