People + Data

Welcome to our fifth virtual summit.

This fall, we’ll focus on cutting through the noise to spotlight the role of social interaction and collaboration in the age of data. We’ll explore how it takes people + technology working together to successfully enable DataOps, design for data mesh, build data products, and win with agile data governance.

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Speakers

Byron Reese

Byron Reese

CEO

Scissortail.ai

Inbal Karo

Inbal Karo

Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Research of Intelligence Methodology

Douglas Laney

Douglas Laney

Innovation Fellow, Data & Analytics Strategy

West Monroe

Laura Ellis

Laura Ellis

Vice President of Data Engineering & Platform Analytics

Rapid7

Rupal Sumaria

Rupal Sumaria

Head of Data Governance

Penguin Random House UK

Miguel Morgado

Miguel Morgado

Product Owner Digital Products

OneWeb

Chad Sanderson

Chad Sanderson

Head of Product, Data Platform

Convoy

Sanjeev Mohan

Sanjeev Mohan

Sanjeev Mohan

SanjMo
Ron Katzman

Ron Katzman

Vice President, Strategy & Operations

SME Solutions Group

Travis Gibson

Travis Gibson

Senior BI Developer

SME Solutions Group
Nivas Shankar

Nivas Shankar

Principal Product Manager

Amazon Web Services

Aaron Wilkerson

Aaron Wilkerson

Sr. Manager Data Strategy & Governance

Carhartt

Shrutika Tikar

Shrutika Tikar

Data Engineer

Rapid7
William Kuan

William Kuan

Data Engineer

Rapid7

Sagar Suri

Sagar Suri

Senior Manager, Data Engineering

Rapid7

Laurent Deheuvels

Laurent Deheuvels

Vice President, Partner Marketing

DataOps.Live

Lydia Guarino

Lydia Guarino

Director, Product Engineering

data.world

Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt

CEO and Co-Founder

data.world

Jon Loyens

Jon Loyens

CPO and Co-Founder

data.world

Ryan Cush

Ryan Cush

Chief Customer Officer

data.world

Tim Gasper

Tim Gasper

VP, Product

data.world

Juan Sequeda

Juan Sequeda

Principal Scientist

data.world

Marie Chatfield Rivas

Marie Chatfield Rivas

Staff Engineer

data.world

David Tishgart

David Tishgart

VP, Marketing

data.world

Patrick McGarry

Patrick McGarry

Head of Strategic Partnerships

data.world

Emily Pick

Emily Pick

Sr. Partner Marketing Manager

data.world

Schedule

11:00 AM

Brett Hurt
CEO & Co-Founder, data.world

Welcome

11:15 AM

Byron Reese
CEO, scissortail.ai

The Invention of Data

11:55 AM

Doug Laney
Innovation Fellow, Data & Analytics Strategy, West Monroe
The Business Case for a Chief Data Officer

The need for an executive responsible for an organization’s information assets today may seem obvious. But some organizations still struggle with making a business case for the role. And even existing chief data officers can be confounded about how to formally justify their existence. This session will share eye-popping findings and analyses from Mr. Laney’s study of hundreds of organizations with and without a CDO.

As any good scientist knows, and any good data scientist should know, most discoveries begin with a hypothesis. We see a lot of surveys about the CDO role but don’t really have much of a point to make or look at the impact a CDO makes. This study examined over 500 organizations to determine how businesses with a CDO operate differently, including:

 

  • Do organizations with a CDO benefit in any way?
  • How does having a CDO affect the level of data quality and data governance?
  • How does having a CDO affect data democratization and monetization?
  • How does having a CDO affect the ability of an organization to value its data?
  • Is there a difference between actual C-level CDOs and those who are not?
  • How do investors feel about companies with a CDO?
  • Where do great CDOs come from and what is their desired career path?

12:20 PM

Laura Ellis
Vice President of Data Engineering & Platform Analytics, Rapid7

Will Kuan
Data Engineer, Rapid7

Sagar Suri
Senior Manager, Data Engineering, Rapid7

Shrutika Tikar
Senior Data Engineer, Rapid7

Taking Control of Your Data Workload - How to Get Out of Ticket Jail and Focus on Building an Innovative Data System

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck working through a pile of data tickets when you’d rather be designing the next data mesh or metrics store? We feel you, and we’ve been there too. In this session, we will discuss strategies to get ahead of the never ending one-off data requests and sustainably prioritize investing in the data roadmap needed to move the business forward.

12:50 PM

Inbal Karo
Senior Fellow, Institute for Research of Intelligence Methodology
Data Intelligence: the Big-Data Revolution in the Intelligence Community

The more complicated data processes get, the more they are relegated to the technical people, while business experts stay out of the loop. But it’s critical that we get the non-technical people to be a committed part of the process, from defining the questions, through choosing databases, defining KPIs, and monitoring results. In order to harness the potential of ML and big data, we at the Israeli Intelligence Community went through a major shift in our work processes, organizational data culture, technical systems, and even organizational structure. I will show you what we learned, the structured processes we developed, and what I think the next steps are. There’s also a lot to be learned from where we had difficulties along the way.

1:10 PM

David Tishgart
VP, Marketing, data.world
The Catalog Evolution from Data Discovery to Semantic Layer

1:25 PM

Rupal Sumaria
Head of Data Governance, Pengin Random House UK
Struggles of Setting up a Data Governance Program

1:45 PM

Patrick McGarry
Head of Strategic Partnerships, data.world

Mark Budzinski
CEO, Clean Data Inc.

John Simmons
Principal, PwC

Panel Discussion: Bringing Your Data into Modern Era on the Cloud

Depending on what milestone you use, companies have been using “cloud computing” in their infrastructure for the better part of 3 decades. Why then do we still see so much discussion (and resistance) around “migrating to the cloud”, especially as it relates to the modernization of data infrastructure that is happening right now? With concepts like Data Mesh and Data Fabric, that support and extend disparate data storage and ownership, it is essential that organizations understand the best way to combine technology, process, and people to maximize the returns from their data.

This panel will examine current trends in data modernization, migrations between different software, physical locations, and types of infrastructure and process, and how cloud is a necessary part of any modern data implementation.

2:10 PM

Jon Loyens
CPO & Co-Founder, data.world

Meghan Therrien Director, Data Governance, Indeed

Real Life Agile Data Governance

2:45 PM

Miguel Morgado
Product Owner Digital Products, OneWeb

Laurent Deheuvels
Vice President of Product Marketing, DataOps.live

Emily Pick
Sr. Partner Marketing Manager, data.world

Data from Space to End Users in Minutes with DataOps.live and data.world

Imagine a satellite goes out to space and once it opens up and starts transmitting data back to earth, that data immediately flows through an orchestration and data quality system delivering data products in a data cloud, which immediately gets cataloged and accessible for consumption by all users of the organization. All of this in a matter of minutes. This imagination is a reality for OneWeb, a communications company that builds broadband satellite internet services, by working with DataOps.live and data.world. In this talk, you will learn about how OneWeb was able to get from POC to production in 4 weeks, and to a fully self-service data hub within 1 year.

3:10 PM

Nivas Shankar
Principal Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
Building Data Mesh Architectures on AWS
In this session, you will learn how to build data mesh architecture in AWS environment for data-driven organization to be autonomous and support domain oriented architecture with unified governance and security across business units. This architecture pattern enables proven and well-architected technology stack ensuring high standards for data security and governance.

3:10 PM

Sanjeev Mohan
Principal, SanjMo
What is DataOps and How it is Transforming the Modern Data Infrastructure

The holy grail of data intensive applications has been faster, cheaper and better. This can be translated into improving cycle times, making developers and engineers more productive and reducing error rates. This is the promise of DataOps.

In this session, Sanjeev Mohan, a principal with SanjMo explores the components of DataOps stack and its overlap with the wider metadata management world of data catalogs and data observability.

3:35 PM

Chad Sanderson
Head of Product, Data Platform, Convoy
Bridging the Data Silo with Data Contracts
Data producers and consumers are completely siloed in the modern tech company. This leads to cascading data quality issues, missing semantics, and a broken data model. Data contracts are a mechanism that can be used to bridge the gap between producers and consumers. In this talk, Chad will review how Convoy implemented data contracts, their impact, and future plans.

4:05 PM

Ryan Cush
Chief Customer Officer, data.world
Service Packages Launch

4:10 PM

Ron Katzman
Vice President, Strategy & Operations, SME

Travis Gibson
Senior BI Developer, SME

Maximizing your data.world Implementation

4:20 PM

Marie Chatfield Rivas
Staff Engineer, data.world
From Aioli to Za’atar: Creative Catalog Use Cases

You keep hearing that data.world has a flexible, open platform—but just how flexible is it, and can it really handle your use case? Join data.world’s most whimsical catalog creator for a hands-on demonstration of the power of the platform.

We’ll use data.world to search for the perfect recipe using intuitive filters like protein sources and dietary restrictions, query a catalog of superhero movies to determine the best rom-com director, and use lineage to model the flow of data between micro-services. Our next-generation knowledge-graph powered data catalog will inspire you to create bold new possibilities for your team.

4:40 PM

Tim Gasper
VP, Product, data.world

Lydia Guarino
Director, Product Engineering, data.world

What's New and What's Next
data.world has a lot of great things happening! Tune in to hear about our latest news and announcements!

5:00 PM

Wrap-Up

5:05 PM

Catalog & Cocktails Special Edition - Live from London!

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