Oct 06 2022

JNUC 2022: User Experience Conversations Resonate with Event Attendees

Following three days of virtual and in-person sessions, the Jamf Nation User Conference drives home conversations around security, women in tech, and love and trust.

Along with the excitement of reconnecting face to face — and attending a Top Gun-themed party on the USS Midway — those who traveled to San Diego for the 2022 Jamf Nation User Conference came away from the three-day event with a lot to say about user experience. The same was true for the conference’s many virtual attendees.

Social media conversations buzzed with learnings from sessions and panels, notable moments from the JNUC 2022 keynote and other conference takeaways.

Here are some of the ways conferencegoers discussed user experience following the event.

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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.

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.

Other attendees, such as consultant Marco Nielsen, were intrigued by Hager’s demonstration of the Apple Wallet security access badge.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

The event also left many attendees looking forward to next year’s Jamf Nation User Conference, set to take place in Austin, Texas.

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