Love and Trust Permeate User Experience — and Attendees’ Memories
Jamf Software CEO Dean Hager set the tone for the conference in his opening keynote, talking through the various ways Jamf, Apple and other partners are working to make sure users love and companies trust their tech.
The message resonated with attendee and presenter Simon Binder, a digital workplace architect at Telia Cygate. Binder, who later presented on ways to embrace MacOS in the workplace, tweeted that love and trust should be part of IT security just as it’s part of the user experience.
This, so much this. It is key that your users both love AND trust the workplace, services and devices you provide to them. Same goes for #ITSecurity solutions. Wanna know how to make this possible? Catch my sessions and braindates at #JNUC2022. Or just catch me during the event. pic.twitter.com/lySzPt5SdP
— Simon Binder (he/him) (@Bindertech) September 27, 2022
Attendees used social media to amplify the keynote’s themes of love and trust and reflect on the security info delivered in the conference’s opening session.
Security Remains a Top Priority for Jamf, Apple and Other Partners
JNUC 2022 featured quite a few sessions on security, from technical deep dives into Mac security features to security basics for IT admins. However, it was the first day’s security announcements that had attendees talking on Twitter.
In the conference keynote, Michael Devins, product manager at Jamf, spoke on security and Jamf Private Access. He was quoted on the company’s Twitter account when he reiterated the importance of security and management working together.
“When we say that we “manage and secure Apple at work,” this is more than just a tagline. We’re not talking about two separate solutions, but rather two halves of a complete solution.” - @mcdevins at #JNUC2022 pic.twitter.com/GHNN7pXKIK
— Jamf (@JamfSoftware) September 27, 2022
Other attendees, such as consultant Marco Nielsen, were intrigued by Hager’s demonstration of the Apple Wallet security access badge.
#JNUC2022 CEO @deanhager highlighting new features of the Jamf Trust app and partnership with @_SwiftConnect to enable Apple Wallet physical security access @barcodesinc @JamfSoftware pic.twitter.com/ftrZmHmXzS
— Marco Nielsen (@marconielsen) September 27, 2022
Jesse Dresselhaus, meanwhile, highlighted the ways love and trust come together for users and companies to create a secure experience. Dresselhaus, a field sales engineer for Jamf, shared a photo of gray skies in San Diego on Twitter with his message.
It’s a foggy morning for Day 3, but the future of #AppleSecurity is clear — supporting tech that your users LOVE and maintaining TRUST across your devices and users! @JamfSoftware #jnuc2022 #Apple #ITAdmins #JamfNation #Jamf #Security #Cybersecurity #MacSecurity #JNUC pic.twitter.com/aYBW5FpFub
— Jesse Dresselhaus (@JJDresselhaus) September 29, 2022
Women in Tech Panel Empowers Live and Virtual Attendees
Outside of the JNUC2022 keynote, one session in particular stuck with conferencegoers. A panel on women in tech ignited conversation and had attendees sharing quotes, advice and personal experiences.
Morgan Cave, director of instructional technology for Richardson Independent School District in Texas, tweeted ahead of the panel about the challenges she faces as a woman in tech.
Really excited to attend this panel re: women in tech here at #JNUC2022 In the last two days I’ve been asked multiple times by other professionals why I’m here or how I “ended up” here or assumptions about my role. I’m not sure that anyone is directing those to men. pic.twitter.com/MegHGhWAVb
— Morgan Cave (@its_morgancave) September 27, 2022
Jamf Channel Program Manager Katherine Garbis shared two quotes from company CIO Linh Lam. The first, on retaining women in tech, highlights women’s experiences in the workplace.
“I’m a woman in tech but also a mother….It’s not just salary anymore, but does it <the job> fit my lifestyle, what are the benefits, services, is there flexibility? It’s about the whole package.”
— JamfKat (@JamfKat) September 27, 2022
Garbis also shared a video of the panel, in which Lam encourages women to apply for roles even if they don’t “check every single box on the resume.”
In the video, Lam also advises listeners to reach out to their network on platforms like LinkedIn, saying, “You’ll be surprised how many people will respond to you and be willing to help you.”
— JamfKat (@JamfKat) September 27, 2022
The event also left many attendees looking forward to next year’s Jamf Nation User Conference, set to take place in Austin, Texas.