RSA 2013: Day One, Conference Social Schedule, Big Data Infographic

Written by Gina Smith

Get ready for RSA 2013 Day One — here’s the live feed, some info about the show, what to do in San Francisco and what to expect. Have fun in San Francisco and check out this big time big data infographic. If you’re in Bangalore or nearby, you might want to check out EIT 2013. The RSA Conference 2013 gets going on this week in San Francisco. Check out our coverage for live feeds, announcements and, below, a terrific IT Big Data infographic showing trends for 2013.

The RSA Conference 2013 will run February 25 to March 1, 2013 — coincident with the Enterprise Trends in IT conference (EIT 13) in Bangalore. Find more info about EIT 13 here.

There is a common focus at both conferences. The RSA 2013 conference will focus, as will EIT 13, on cloud security, big data, virtualization, government compliance issues and data security. Cryptography will be a big issue this week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, of course. And chief information security officers, Washington experts and various politerati will be speaking in sessions ranging from encryption to security defense and threat management.

Find RSA Conference 2013 podcasts here  and watch this space and other posts here at as we cover this conference. In the means, check out this Big Data infographic for 2013 trends. That will help you bone up. Scroll below for the RSA 2013 schedule of events — social-wise — for the whole conference.

Infographic courtesy: Microsoft Big Data
Here’s the RSA 2013 schedule of events social-wise — excerpt from Find all info here.

Orientation 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Room 134

Welcome, Delegate! Join us at Orientation to discover what’s new at RSA Conference 2013 and how to make the  most out of your week. RSA Conference 2013 is the place to explore more than  220 expert-led sessions. Discover emerging trends. Connect with security’s best  and brightest. Join discussion groups, special events, and live demos.

Open to Delegate registrants only.

Welcome Reception 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Expo

Kick off your RSA Conference 2013 experience at the Welcome Reception in the Exposition Halls. Enjoy food and drinks and get exclusive access to the exhibitors you’ve been waiting to meet; network with peers as you preview cutting-edge products from more than 350 leading information security companies.

Open to Delegate and Expo Plus registrants only. Guest tickets available. Quantities are limited.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Expo Pub Crawl           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Expo

Participate in this 1 hour Pub Crawl! Visit sponsoring companies, get your badge scanned, and learn about their latest products, services, and innovations. You’ll have a choice of beer or wine at bars located at their booths (soda and water will also be offered). Check back soon for a list of participating sponsors.

Dinner for 6           6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Various Restaurants

Meet, mingle, network and dine with colleagues and peers. Share ideas and conversation while you experience a unique San Francisco restaurant on Tuesday, February 26 or Wednesday, February 27. We’ve pre-reserved tables at a number of restaurants throughout the City by the Bay where single diners or small groups can enjoy a non-hosted dinner with other Conference attendees. “Dinner for 6” reservation slots are open to all registrants; however, space is limited and you must sign up on-site at the Conference Concierge desk in advance and obtain a confirmation slip to attend.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dinner for 6           6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Various Restaurants

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Flash Talks Powered by PechaKucha           5:30 – 6:30 | Room 134

PechaKucha (PK) events were devised in Tokyo in 2003. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, PK rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds (total presentation length – 6 minutes,           40 seconds). PK events are fast-paced to keep interest levels high. Witness high-energy presentations, like you’ve never seen before, from some of the biggest names in the industry.

RSA® Conference Codebreakers Bash® 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM | San Francisco City Hall

Share stories, indulge in fabulous food and drinks, enjoy live entertainment and kick up your heels on the dance floor at the must-attend party of the week.

Open to Delegate registrants only; Delegate One-Day registrant must be a Thursday Pass for admission. Guest tickets available. Quantities are limited.

Please check the shuttle schedule for bus departure times.