Wednesday, May 23

Track A: Building the Data-Driven Future


A201. The Rise of DataOps

Wednesday, May 23: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

DataOps is emerging as a methodology for data scientists, developers, and other data-focused professionals to enable an agile workflow that helps increase creativity and speed while also adhering to data governance requirements.

Making Big Data Bite-Size With DataOps

Big Data, similar to relational data stores, experiences the challenges of data gravity, both the attraction and the weight, which cause friction and can be detrimental to development and testing teams’ ability to get the data they need to be successful. Hear how to move from simple DevOps with tools and automation, while making the data central to the solution and removing it as the pain point.


, Technical Intelligence Manager, Delphix


A202. Thinking Small to Architect Big

Wednesday, May 23: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

When choosing an IT architecture plan, it is important to evaluate what each provides and understand the trade-offs inherent in various options.

An Inside Look at Microservices Versus Miniservices Architecture

Learn about the challenges with large-scale architecture overhauls. In June 2017, PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public financial markets, rolled out a new platform architecture. The switch from a monolithic architecture to microservices allowed developers to easily add and refresh data without building a new system. As with any change, there were challenges, and the team realized trade-offs between micro and miniservices. The former is reliant on DevOps and communication, whereas the latter creates groups of services logically tied to business goals, reducing complexity. Ultimately, this process underscored the importance of not drinking the Kool-Aid of new tech, and rather paving the path based on the business’ objectives.


, Associate Director, Products, Pitchbook

, Director, Software Engineering & Data Science, Pitchbook


A203. Preparing for GDPR

Wednesday, May 23: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Two days from now, on May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective and bring a significant shift in how data is obtained, managed, processed, and disposed of.

GDPR: Writing Policy for Big Data

Big Data and even bigger marketing have been the rallying cry of most organizations over the past decade. The premise has been that the more data we can gather, hold, and exploit, the more fiscal return on investment there would be—either through straight-up analytics, advertisement sales, or direct targeting. But what happens in a world where products and pricing are overcome with privacy and personal value? Podnar addresses the need to govern Big Data in the context of laws and regulations, especially GDPR, and what tactics you can effectively adopt to succeed in this new privacy and regulatory world.


, Digital Policy Consultant, NativeTrust Consulting LLC


A204. The New World of Blockchain

Wednesday, May 23: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

While some believe that blockchain is the most secure solution ever to come along, others think it is just a passing fad that puts essential data at risk. Get up-to-speed on the new world of blockchain.

Blockchain 101 With Oracle Cloud

Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that is most commonly known for enabling the cryptocurrencies and payment networks. Infosys and Oracle are leaders in enabling the infrastructure for blockchain-supported applications. Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service supports real-time secure transactions and regulatory compliance, reduces operations costs and fraud, and offers a pre-assembled platform.


, Principal Consultant, Infosys

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