Pre-conferences January 31st

Make even more out of your NIC Future Edition experience by attending one of the pre-conference sessions.

These intensive sessions bring together the best minds in the industry to provide deep-dive knowledge sharing in a unique setting. Please note that an additional fee is required for the pre-conference sessions. Limited amounts of tickets available.




Michael Nystrom og Kent Agerlund – Manage & deploy Windows 10 like it’s meant to be.

Windows 10 is in many ways a new operating system. This is not only true when we talk management, but also when we talk deployment. Deployment the “old” fashion way is still an art you must master. But that art is not enough any longer, today you also need to know how Modern management work and how it will impact your organization.

Join this session with Michael Nystrom & Kent Agerlund, and be prepared to learn about winpe, DISM, Windows Autopilot , Configuration Manager, Azure and Intune and many other topics.


Sami LaihoHow to block WannaCrypt, Locky and any other ransomware. 

The past few years can easily be called the era of ransomware. Many different file encrypting malwares have infected hundreds of thousands of machines and demanded Bitcoins in return for maybe getting the files back.

This ransomware is a bit difficult to block in some cases as we can’t block the users from altering their own data but with Windows 7 and even better with Windows 10 we can build an effective protection by applying multiple different security techniques to our operating system.

In this session one of the world’s leading Windows Security experts, Sami Laiho, will guide you through how to protect your computers against these modern threats. This session will give solutions for different Windows versions ranging from Windows 7 Pro that doesn’t have AppLocker to the brand new Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 that has the newest features like successor of EMET called “Exploit Guard”.


John Craddock – A Deepdive roundup of Cloud Identity Solutions 
Azure AD, AWS, Google, Auth0, Okta and more... 

As we move into the future, businesses and their IT departments are realising the need to break out of their cocooned corporate IT environments and reach out to applications and services that distributed across disparate organisations and boundaries. The corollary of that is for organisations to remain competitive they must make their own applications and services available.

Despite this ubiquitous availability, resources must remain protected and secure. The security boundary that encompasses all resources is federated authentication. The protocols to support federation are an industry standard that started with SAML and WS-*. However, OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 are becoming the norm. All of these protocols rely on a Security Token Service (STS) that issues a token that is trusted by the protected resource. The protected resource uses the token as proof that the user, presenting the token, has been authenticated by a trusted STS.

The protocols are standard, but of course, the STS and associated environment are available from a whole range of providers including, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Okta and more… When working with federation, although your environment may be from a single provider, you may well have to configure federated trusts with one or more other service providers.

Come to this precon and let John Craddock take you on a deepdive roundup of services available from the major players. This knowledge will provide you with a perspective of what is currently available. John will show you how federation can be realised across platforms and suppliers. Integrating with other providers can sometimes present major challenges, and he will share his extensive experience with you. Come and learn how to move into the world of cross-platform authentication without boundaries. The session is packed with demos and definitely a precon not to be missed.