As we look ahead to November 2023, the anticipation is palpable and the stage is set for Microsoft Ignite 2023, promising to be a transformative experience like no other. This year, Ignite is scheduled to take place in Seattle from 14–17 November 2023 PT. It will also be available online from 15-16 November 2023 PT.

So, how about diving into Ignite 2023 timeline and exploring the secrets and revelations that await us? Join us as we explore the keynotes, sessions, and events that will define Microsoft Ignite 2023, and discover how this conference is poised to chart the course for the next wave of technological advancements.

What is Microsoft Ignite? 

Microsoft Ignite is one of the major annual events where you can learn about the latest AI innovations directly from Microsoft experts. The event offers opportunities to sharpen your skills through live breakouts and interactive workshops while expanding your network. 

Microsoft Ignite is where you can immerse yourself in a world where innovation knows no bounds, where the boundaries of possibility are pushed further, and where you’ll witness the birth of technologies that will shape our future. 

This year, Microsoft Ignite will feature live keynotes, breakout sessions, expert discussions, interactive labs, live demos, and opportunities for networking. Explore all sessions here

Featured speakers at the event include Satya Nadella, Charlie Bell, Rajesh Jha, Scott Guthrie, Vasu Jakkal, Jessica Hawk, Mark Russinovich, Arun Ulagaratchagan, Erin Chapple, Jeff Teper, and Charles Lamanna. Registrations for the event are now open. You can join online from anywhere or attend the in-person event in Seattle.  


What will Microsoft Ignite 2023 cover? 

Microsoft Ignite 2023 will cover a wide range of topics. Here are some key topics:

1. Witness AI Transformation in Action at Keynote

In this year’s keynote session, Charlie Bell, the Executive Vice President of Microsoft Security, and Vasu Jakkal, the Corporate Vice President (CVP) of Microsoft Security, Compliance, Identity, and Privacy, will delve into the topic of how customers can gain an edge by harnessing comprehensive security, unified visibility, and the capabilities of Microsoft Security Copilot. Expect a keynote brimming with thrilling Microsoft product reveals and captivating demonstrations that you simply cannot afford to overlook. Also, we’re definitely looking forward to the opening session by the CEO of Microsoft himself, Satya Nadella.  

2. Crafting Security Strategies for Today’s Leaders  

For leaders in the areas of security, Microsoft has curated a novel, in-person program dedicated to delving into the dual facets of AI – the emerging risks it presents and the fresh opportunities it affords. On the inaugural day, Microsoft will unveil its most recent innovations, underscoring is steadfast commitment to security in the AI era. The following day, the tech giant will delve deeper into how its suite of Microsoft products can assist you in readying for the challenges stemming from the widespread adoption of AI and the concurrent surge in cybersecurity threats. Dogma will be covering key insights into how Microsoft is resolutely addressing the manifold dimensions of AI, be it challenges or prospects. 

Some key areas of focus will encompass: 

  • The new landscape of security operations (SecOps): exploring generative AI, automatic attack mitigation, embedded threat intelligence, and more, featuring insights from Rob Lefferts, Corporate Vice President of The Modern Protection and SOC at Microsoft 
  • Optimal strategies for safeguarding complex multinational environments, spearheaded by Bret Arsenault, CISO at Microsoft. 
  • Staying abreast of the latest trends in combating the evolving threats, with the invaluable perspectives of a distinguished security industry guest. 

3. Breakout Sessions: Real-World Applications to Fortify Your Digital Terrain 

For security professionals, decision-makers, and IT professionals, Microsoft Security is set to feature eight distinct breakout sessions, each addressing a spectrum of crucial topics. These sessions encompass everything from safeguarding multicloud environments and enhancing device security posture to fortifying data security and implementing best practices, among others. Seasoned product experts will not only present the latest developments but also provide in-depth demonstrations to assist you in leveraging these new features effectively. 

Some key themes include: 

  • Enhancing multicloud security through code-to-cloud strategies. 
  • Expanding beyond data loss prevention to achieve comprehensive data security. 
  • The future of endpoint management and device security posture. 

4. Elevate Your Organisation’s Security Expertise 

Are you seeking comprehensive security training to align with the demands of today’s landscape? Join Microsoft Ignite 2023 a day ahead, on 14 November 2023, for a five-hour immersive pre-day lab session, commencing at 1:00 PM PT. This exclusive learning day is tailored to assist both budding security professionals and IT experts looking to bolster their security prowess and enhance their organisation’s security posture. 

During this intensive five-hour session, you will delve into practical, hands-on exercises that cover a range of real-world security domains, including: 

  • Implementing security best practices across cloud and on-premises environments. 
  • Configuring threat protection measures for endpoints. 
  • Establishing robust security protocols for human and non-human identities. 
  • Effectively classifying and safeguarding your organisation’s vital data. 
  • Connecting log sources with security monitoring. 

This high-demand lab experience presents a prime opportunity to elevate your organisation’s security foundation and gain invaluable insights into Microsoft Entra, Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Purview, and Microsoft Sentinel.  

Register Today for Microsoft Ignite 2023! 

Microsoft Ignite improves your skills and enhances your knowledge of AI capabilities to transform your organisation. Register for Microsoft Ignite 2023 today to discover the specific learning opportunities that matter most. Also, stay tuned for more Microsoft Ignite 2023 announcements from Dogma, your trusted advisor for fluid transformation. 


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