Countdown to Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference 2013

The countdown is on. Machine data firm Splunk has released the full agenda for .conf2013, its fourth annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference, which is set to take place next week, 30 September - 3 October, in Las Vegas.

Joining security keynote speaker, ex-NSA chief Prescott Winter, will be representatives from Shopify, SurveyMonkey, John Lewis, Yahoo and more.

Splunk will also demo the major analytics breakthroughs in the next version of its flagship product, Splunk Enterprise, as part of the keynote address. Titled "Your Data, No Limits," it will be delivered by Godfrey Sullivan, Splunk's Chairman and CEO, and Markus Zirn, the firm's VP of product management.

"Splunk prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation, and this is often the result of working closely with innovative customers and partners," said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer at Splunk.

"More than 40 customers are speaking at .conf2013 about the value Splunk software helps to deliver, and dozens of partners will be showing off their role in the Splunk ecosystem. I look forward to hearing their collective reaction when we unveil the next generation of analytics to kick off the conference."

.conf2013 will host more than 25 of Splunk's partners at at the The Cosmopolitan Hotel, including CQCloud, DataStax, Prelert and Wipro Ltd.

For a full list of sponsors, sessions and speakers, head over to the .conf2013 website.