Data Summit Connect 2020

We can't get together in Boston in May, but you can still see where the world of big data and data science is going and find out how to get there first by joining us for Data Summit Connect, a free series of video webinars that will run from June 9 - 11.

We're also offering two in-depth online workshops on June 8 for just $199 each. These 3-hour, in-depth workshops offer training from expert instructors that you can't get anywhere else.


Monday, Jun 8

Preconference Workshops

Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher Magazine, USA

W1. Introduction to Knowledge Graphs

11:00 AM2020-06-082020-06-08

Monday, June 8: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Knowledge graphs are a valuable tool that organizations can use to manage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze. An Enterprise knowledge graph’s representation of an organization’s content and data creates a model that integrates structured and unstructured data. Knowledge graphs have semantic and intelligent qualities to make them “smart.” Attend this workshop to learn what a knowledge graph is, how it is implemented, and how it can be used to increase the value of your data.


, COO and Co-founder, Enterprise Knowledge LLC


W2. Building Actionable Roadmaps for Data and Analytics

03:00 PM2020-06-082020-06-08

Monday, June 8: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

The starting point in developing and launching an enterprise data and analytics strategy is to understand the interrelationships that are necessary to deliver analytics capabilities. These relationships also account for skills and roles of everyone who works with data, from business executives and business analysts to data scientists. To measure and drive success, an actionable road map, with each phase focused on being lean with a business impact, is required. Attend this workshop to learn how to designate business drivers into analytic capabilities and data priorities, create and implement a road map, and deliver a compelling executive briefing.


, Principal Advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors

Tuesday, Jun 9

Free Online Webinars

Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher Magazine, USA

TUE1. Keynote

12:00 PM2020-06-092020-06-09

Tuesday, June 9: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

Disturbances in the Data Ecosystem: How The Pandemic and Techlash Will Become a Force in Your Lives

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

In this session, Lee Rainie discusses public attitudes about data, machine learning, privacy, and the role of technology companies in society—including in the midst of COVID-19 outbreak. He covers how these issues will be factors shaping the next stages of the analytics revolution as politicians, regulators, and civic actors start to focus their sights on data and its use.


, Director, Internet and Technology Research, Pew Research Center and Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System"

Business Intelligence Becomes Continuous Intelligence for Digital Business

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

As business models become more software driven, the challenge of maintaining reliable digital services and delightful customer experiences, as well as keeping those services and customer data safe is a "continuous" practice. It’s particularly important now, when the COVID-19 global pandemic has created a discontinuity in digital transformation and many industries have been forced entirely into a digital business model due to social distancing requirements. Bruno Kurtic discusses the impact of the pandemic on industries and digital enterprises leverage continuous intelligence to transform how they build, run, and secure their digital services and use continuous intelligence to outmaneuver their competition.


, Founding VP of Product & Strategy, Sumo Logic


TUE2. Winning With a Modern Data Strategy

02:00 PM2020-06-092020-06-09

Tuesday, June 9: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)

New approaches are available to modernize, streamline, and accelerate data management processes. It is critical to stay up-to-date with the latest ways to extract value from data with a modern data strategy. Attend this session for key insights on game-changing technologies and tips on how you can use them to succeed.


, Founder and CEO, Earley Information Science and and author of The AI-Powered Enterprise: Harness the Power of Ontologies to Make Your Business Smarter, Faster and More Profitable

Data Democratization at Prudential with Logical Data Fabric

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


, Director, Enterprise Information Management, Prudential Financial


TUE3. Managing the Hybrid and Multicloud Future

04:00 PM2020-06-092020-06-09

Tuesday, June 9: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

The heterogeneous nature of data requires technologies that are best-suited to enable its many use cases. As a result, most data architectures at enterprises today feature a variety of solutions in a hybrid environment where the utilization of multiple cloud computing and storage services is fast becoming the go-to strategy. Attend this session for information about solutions and strategies to help you survive and thrive in the growing hybrid, multi-cloud world.

Cloud AI: From Data To Insight

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

What if your business could take advantage of the most advanced AI platform without the huge upfront time and investment inherent in building an internal data scientist team? Google’s Ning looks at end-to-end solutions from ingest, process, store, analytics, and prediction with innovative cloud services. Knowing the options and criteria can really accelerate the organization's AI journey in a quicker time frame and without significant investment.


, Cloud Advisor, Google

Hybrid Cloud—Location Matters

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Just as in real estate, hybrid cloud performance is all about location. Data needs to be accessible from both on-premise and cloud-based applications. Since cloud vendors charge for data movement, customers need to understand and control that movement. Also, there may be performance or security implications around moving data to or from the cloud. This presentation covers these and other reasons that make it critical to consider the location of your data when using a hybrid cloud approach.


, Senior Database Systems Sales Engineer, Quest Software Inc.

Wednesday, Jun 10

Free Online Webinars

Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher Magazine, USA

WED1. Keynote

10:30 AM2020-06-102020-06-10

Wednesday, June 10: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (ET) / 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. (PT)

Session details to be announced soon.


WED2. The New World of Database Technologies

12:00 PM2020-06-102020-06-10

Wednesday, June 10: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (PT)

Database technologies are constantly changing and adding new options for enterprises. To take advantage of the new world of database technologies, enterprise and database managers need to be open to new possibilities. Attend this session for the inside scoop on key enabling technologies and evolving best practices in the new world of databases today.

MongoDB: A Practical Approach to Building a High-Performance Data Platform

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Though MongoDB is capable of incredible performance, it requires mastery of design to achieve such optimization. This presentation covers the practical approaches to optimization and configuration for the best performance. Padmesh Kankipati presents a brief overview of the new features in MongoDB, such as ACID transaction compliance, and then move on to application design best practices for indexing, aggregation, schema design, data distribution, data balancing, and query and RAID optimization. Other areas of focus include tips to implement fault-tolerant applications while managing data growth, practical recommendations for architectural considerations to achieve high performance on large volumes of data, and the best deployment configurations for MongoDB clusters on cloud platforms.


, Lead Information Architect, Florida Blue


WED3. Modernizing Your Data Warehouse

02:00 PM2020-06-102020-06-10

Wednesday, June 10: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)

For decades, companies have made large investments in enterprise data warehouses to fuel their BI systems. Increasingly, organizations are turning to cloud platforms for their modern data warehouses, which are enabling next-generation initiatives. Attend this session to learn about the changing technology landscape, migration strategies, and the pitfalls to avo


WED4. Data Lake Best Practices

04:00 PM2020-06-102020-06-10

Wednesday, June 10: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Data lake adoption has more than doubled over the past three years. The technologies and best practices surrounding data lakes continue to evolve—and so do the challenges. From data governance and security to data integration and architecture, new approaches are required. Attend this session to dive into the latest technologies, best practices, real-world success factors, and expert insights.

Thursday, Jun 11

Free Online Webinars

Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher Magazine, USA

THU1. Enabling Real-Time Analytics

12:00 PM2020-06-112020-06-11

Thursday, June 11: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (PT)

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems or create value has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was not until recently that new technologies emerged to address the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics, both technically and cost-effectively. Attend this session to learn about the latest technologies and real-world strategies for success.

Building a Real-Time Multi-Tenant Data Processing and Model Inferencing Platform

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Each week, 275 million people shop at Walmart, generating interaction and transaction data. Learn how the company's customer backbone team enables extraction, transformation, and storage of customer data to be served to other teams. At 5 billion events per day, the Kafka Streams cluster processes events from various channels and maintains a uniform identity of each customer.


, Senior Software Engineer, Walmart Labs


THU2. Succeeding With DataOps

02:00 PM2020-06-112020-06-11

Thursday, June 11: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Attend this session to hear about the key supporting technologies, strategies, real-world success stories, and how to get started on your DataOps journey.

Data Engineering at the Speed of Software Development: Introducing the DataOps Manifesto

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Traditional methodologies for handling data projects are too slow to handle the teams working with the technology. The DataOps Manifesto was created as a response, borrowing from the Agile Manifesto. This talk covers the principles of the DataOps Manifesto, the challenges that led to it, and how and where it's already being applied.


, Senior Data Engineer, Excella


THU3. Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning

04:00 PM2020-06-112020-06-11

Thursday, June 11: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Machine learning is on the rise at businesses hungry for greater automation and intelligence. At the same time, most projects remain in the early phases. Machine learning is still the new kid on the block. From data quality issues to architecting and optimizing models and data pipelines, there are many considerations to keep in mind. Attend this session to gain a deeper understanding of the enabling technologies, techniques, and applications you need to know to achieve your goals.

Operationalizing of Machine Learning Data

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

A challenge of ML is operationalizing the data volume, performance, and maintenance. In this session, Rashmi Gupta explains how to use tools for orchestration and version control to streamline datasets. She also discusses how to secure data to ensure that production control access is streamlined for testing.


, Director Data Architecture, KPMG LLC