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Day 1
Sept. 24, 2024

Registration & breakfast for workshop attendees

Registration for all workshop attendees (separate ticket required to attend workshops) opens at 8:00. Enjoy a hosted breakfast and network with other workshop attendees.

Introduction to OpenTelemetry

Learn the fundamentals of OpenTelemetry for modern observability and how you can get started quickly with these open standards with Grafana Cloud. Separate ticket required to attend this workshop.
  • Tom Donohue

    Senior Field Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Brian LeBlanc

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Eldin Nikocevic

    Lead Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Éamon Ryan

    Senior Principal Field Engineer
    Grafana Labs

Introduction to observability with Grafana Cloud

Learn best practices for monitoring modern applications and how to use Grafana Cloud’s observability workflows to identify issues, troubleshoot, and find the root cause quickly. Separate ticket required to attend this workshop.
  • Mark Covello

    Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Anina Mu

    Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Amber Salome

    Senior Field Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Brandy Smith

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs

Introduction to Grafana Cloud Logs powered by Loki

Learn how to get started with Grafana Cloud Logs, a fully managed logging system powered by Grafana Loki, and best practices for shipping, exploring, querying, and visualizing log data. Separate ticket required to attend this workshop.
  • Eli Bonadies

    Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Eric Carpenter

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Sara Diorio

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Adam Quan

    Senior Principal Solutions Engineer
    Grafana Labs

Registration & lunch for all conference attendees

Registration for all conference attendees opens at 12:00. Enjoy a hosted lunch and network with other attendees. Explore the Expo and chat live with Grafana Labs experts.

Opening keynote

Learn about the latest features and AI/ML developments in the Grafana LGTM Stack and Grafana Cloud that make it easier and faster to get value from your observability practice.
  • Manoj Acharya

    VP, Engineering
    Grafana Labs
  • Raj Dutt

    CEO, Co-Founder
    Grafana Labs
  • Jen Villa

    Director of Product
    Grafana Labs
  • Tom Wilkie

    Chief Technology Officer
    Grafana Labs

From a constellation of tools to a centralized observability stack: Planet’s journey with Grafana Cloud

Learn about Planet’s path from tool sprawl to Grafana Cloud’s fully managed observability stack built on Mimir for metrics, Tempo for traces, and Loki for logs. You will also hear about the team’s future plans for leveraging Pyroscope for profiles and Grafana Cloud solutions for IRM and performance testing.
  • Jacob Straszynski

    Staff Software Engineer
    Planet

Afternoon break

Instrumentation and ingestion in an instant: Demo of Grafana Alloy, Grafana Beyla, and OpenTelemetry

Learn the basics of Grafana Alloy and Beyla and watch a live demo of how, with a single deployment, you can instantly get your data into Grafana Cloud for unified application and infrastructure observability.
  • Carrie Edwards

    Senior Software Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Robert Fratto

    Senior Software Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Nikola Grcevski

    Principal Software Engineer
    Grafana Labs

Troubleshoot faster with unified application and infrastructure observability in Grafana Cloud

See a live demo of Grafana Cloud’s workflows for unified application, Kubernetes, and infrastructure observability for faster root cause analysis.
  • Myrle Krantz

    Engineering Director
    Grafana Labs
  • Goutham Veeramachaneni

    Product Manager
    Grafana Labs

How Walmart deploys Grafana and OpenTelemetry at terabyte scale across public and private clouds

Learn how the global retail leader Walmart relies on Grafana and OpenTelemetry for observability at massive scale across multiple public and private clouds.
  • Jeffrey Getzlaff

    Senior Director of Software Engineering (Observability)
    Walmart

Welcome reception

Close out the first day of ObservabilityCON in high spirits! Enjoy delicious food, specialty drinks, and a few fun surprises – all in the excellent company of your fellow conference attendees.
Day 2
Sept. 25, 2024

Registration & breakfast

Enjoy a hosted breakfast and network with other conference attendees in the Expo Hall.

Panel discussion: You've implemented observability at scale. Now what?

Hear from a panel of observability leaders about their journey to implementing observability at scale, and what happens next: driving adoption, demonstrating value for the business, future-proofing their strategy, and more. Panelists to be announced.
  • Wayne Jin

    VP, Product Marketing
    Grafana Labs

How IG Group embraced an 'observable by default' culture with Grafana Cloud

Learn how IG Group shifted from disparate monitoring solutions to centralized observability with Grafana Cloud Metrics, Logs, and Traces – and as a result streamlined operations, reduced costs, and transformed the financial services company’s engineering culture.
  • Natalie Ujuk

    Logging and Telemetry Team Lead
    IG Group

Morning break

AI/ML in Grafana Cloud: Saving toil, time, and money

Learn how AI/ML-powered Grafana Cloud features like Sift, Asserts, and Adaptive Metrics are helping organizations reduce toil, get faster insights, optimize observability costs – and level up the productivity of their engineers.
  • Edward Qian

    Senior Software Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Jen Villa

    Director of Product
    Grafana Labs

TeleTracking's path to future-proofing its observability practice with Grafana Cloud

Learn how TeleTracking expanded observability coverage, improved the ability to bring context to issues, and defined more focused and quantifiable planning targets with Grafana Cloud Metrics, Logs, IRM, and Frontend Observability.
  • Oren Lion

    Director, Software Engineering
    TeleTracking
  • Andrew Qu

    Software Engineer II
    TeleTracking

A user's guide to Grafana Cloud's end-to-end IRM solution

See a demo of how Grafana Cloud’s Incident Response and Management solution provides workflows that span creating alerts and SLOs, managing on-call and incident response, and learning from postmortems – all within the context of your observability stack.
  • Devin Cheevers

    Director of Product
    Grafana Labs
  • Sarah Kaplan

    Senior Engineering Manager
    Grafana Labs

Lunch

Best practices for faster insights from your metrics, logs, traces, and profiles

Learn about the latest features and functionality in Grafana Mimir for Prometheus metrics, Grafana Loki for logs, Grafana Tempo for traces, and Grafana Pyroscope for profiles – and best practices for getting faster insights from your data.
  • Joe Elliott

    Principal Software Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Catherine Gui

    Senior Product Designer
    Grafana Labs
  • Ryan Perry

    Principal Product Manager
    Grafana Labs

How Unity migrated to Grafana Mimir and scaled its metrics backend to 150 million active series

Learn how Unity migrated its metrics backend from Thanos to Cortex to Grafana Mimir and scaled it to over 150 million active series – and saved millions of dollars in the process.
  • Greg Chambers

    Senior Software Engineer, Quality
    Unity Technologies
  • Lukas Monkevicius

    Senior Site Reliability Engineer
    Unity Technologies

Improving developer velocity: How Grafana Cloud helped ASAPP streamline dashboard creation

Learn how ASAPP, which provides AI-powered customer service solutions, increased developer productivity with a streamlined process for creating dashboards in git and importing them into Grafana Cloud.
  • Pato Arvizu

    Staff Site Reliability Engineer
    ASAPP
  • Ramiro de Zavalia

    Staff Site Reliability Engineer
    ASAPP

Afternoon break

How to use synthetics, load testing, and real user monitoring to understand your end users' experience

Learn how synthetics can be used in conjunction with load testing and real user monitoring in Grafana Cloud for a more holistic approach to user-centered observability.
  • Virginia Cepeda

    Senior Software Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Marcelo Magallón

    Senior Software Engineer
    Grafana Labs
  • Peter Schretlen

    Senior Manager, Engineering
    Grafana Labs

With chained OpenTelemetry collectors and Grafana Cloud, Novo Nordisk achieves centralized observability

Get the technical and architectural details behind how Novo Nordisk runs a hub-and-spoke Kubernetes cluster setup with chained OpenTelemetry collectors. You’ll learn how they use Grafana Cloud to provide a centrally managed platform that mimics multi-tenancy.
  • Juan Martinez

    Senior Software Developer - Security
    Novo Nordisk
  • Casper Nielsen

    Operations & SRE Capability Lead
    Novo Nordisk

How State Street is building its AIOps and observability strategy with Grafana

Learn about State Street’s Grafana-based Visualization as a Service, which provides a single pane of glass for their centralized observability stack and brings together fragmented and diverse data sources. You’ll also hear about the positive early results of their work with AIOps, including using GenAI to generate visualizations in Grafana.
  • Mihai Popa

    Vice President/Director
    State Street
  • Jassi Singh

    Managing Director - Reliability and Observability Engineering
    State Street

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