Go Beyond 2019 is in the history books, and what an amazing time it was! Our inaugural user conference brought together some of the IT and cybersecurity industry’s top professionals for three days of learning, networking and a whole lot of fun. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a recap of what you missed!

On October 28th, we kicked things off with a full day of technical training. Led by BeyondTrust University instructors, these trainings provided an opportunity for customers to gain a greater understanding of BeyondTrust products. Small, focused class sizes allowed for plenty of Q&A, dialogue, and up-close looks at the products. Not only did this training earn each student 6 CPE credits, but many even walked away with new friends to spend the rest of the conference with!

Instructor-led training session

That evening, we welcomed the rest of our guests at our glamping welcome reception at the Scottsdale Plaza, sponsored by our partner, McAfee. Held on the lawn beneath the shimmering Arizona night sky, attendees rang in the evening with delicious food, a McAfee Mule Bar, and a lively bluegrass band.

The next morning, customers heard from BeyondTrust CEO, Matt Dircks, about BeyondTrust’s year of change and the prideful role we play as their security partner. Matt was followed by Morey Haber, BeyondTrust CTO & CISO, who discussed how Just-In-Time PAM provides the critical ability to enable privileged access only for the limited moment’s for which it is required.

BeyondTrust also presented product roadmaps sessions for each product to demonstrate where we’re headed and why, and to outline our product innovations in the last year. Live Q&A sessions provided the opportunity for customers to get their questions answered on the spot by our experts.

We also heard from our partner and premier sponsor, SailPoint, regarding the importance of integrating PAM with identity governance. BeyondTrust customer Diane Jaic from Royal Bank of Canada also shared the results they’ve experienced with implementing BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management.

Keynote sessions

To celebrate the close of day two, guests headed to Mummy Mountain for a Day of the Dead-themed evening where faces were painted, games were played, prizes were won, and beers were served… by a donkey!

Day of the Dead at Mummy Mountain

Coasting on the excitement of the eventful night before (with some still sporting remnants of glitter and face paint) the final day commenced with an exciting guest keynote, Max Brooks. Max, problem-solving thought leader and best-selling author of World War Z, opened with a compelling presentation about the gaps in our nation’s cyber protection plans, and what we as security professionals can do to bridge those gaps. The day ended with sessions on, as well as a panel where customers shared insights into their own PAM journey.

BeyondTrust customer panel

When all was said and done, BeyondTrust left Go Beyond 2019 with expectations exceeded, and we hope that our customers did as well. We are looking forward to planning Go Beyond 2020, and we hope to see some new and returning faces!