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This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. In this still very virtual world, we wanted to find a way to bring the energy of Data + AI Summit and the power of lakehouse to a whole new audience. That’s why we're thrilled to introduce the community to Data + AI World Tour, which brings (virtual) stops in 4 countries and 3 regions this month. With content, customers and speakers tailored to each region, the Data + AI World Tour will dive into why lakehouse is quickly becoming the global standard for data architecture.

This brings us to the theme of the event: Discover Lakehouse. For our audience, this means that we’re showcasing the power of lakehouse, both at the most foundational and more advanced levels.

Whether you’re a longtime Summit attendee, Databricks customer or a data novice, this event is designed to have something for you. You can get all the details here, but these are three things you can expect when attending Data + AI World Tour:

Speakers, sessions and breakouts tailored to your region

Lakehouse is for everyone...but every region has its own unique challenges.

Data + AI World Tour will deliver rich industry insights alongside breakout sessions and customer stories tailored to each specific region. In addition to hearing from industry-wide thought leaders and Databricks executives, including co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi, who will share his vision for the data lakehouse, there will be multiple breakout sessions that offer training on a variety of disciplines and how they work together in a lakehouse. These include:

Data Engineering on Databricks

Providing reliable, timely data isn’t easy, and without trusted data, it’s impossible to support ML, data science or analytics initiatives. Discover how Databricks simplifies data engineering -- from data ingestion to developing and maintaining an end-to-end ETL lifecycle to scheduling workflows -- and how that makes the lakehouse architecture a reality.

Lightning-Fast Analytics on the Lakehouse

In this session, learn the inner workings of the lakehouse and how it can power lightning-fast analytics with Databricks SQL for quick and accurate decision-making from your data lake. You will get to see how a first-class SQL development experience, backed by the Photon-query engine, achieves state-of-the-art performance for all query types.

Databricks for Data Science and Machine Learning

Operationalizing data science and machine learning can be difficult with a miscellany of data sources, ML tools and workflows. In this session, we show you how to bring together data engineers, data scientists and lines of business to collaborate on an open platform and operationalize the full ML lifecycle at scale.

Data-driven organizations share their data challenges and success stories

Our goal is to deliver content that is most relevant to you and your organization’s data challenges and needs. For each of our virtual destination stops, we’ll be featuring regional customers to share the details of their lakehouse journey – from the initial drivers to the lessons learned along the way. They’ll also uncover the specific use cases they’ve tapped into and their future vision for their lakehouse architecture.

We have tons of great data experts joining us, including Kate Hopkins, VP of Data Platform at AT&T, Zulfikar Lazuardi Maulana, Lead Data Scientist at Grab, Dr. Marina Paush, Head of Data Science at Viessmann, and Didier Pellegrin, VP of Analytics and AI at Schneider Electric.

Free training for all participants — with live support

We’ll also offer all registered participants an opportunity to take part in a free follow-along training session on Databricks Lakehouse Foundations. In this workshop, you’ll discover the foundational concepts for using data at scale and how to build successful data teams. You’ll also learn how the Databricks Lakehouse Platform can help you to streamline workflows to more efficiently make use of your data.


This is just a glimpse of what attendees can expect at Data + AI World Tour! Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with other professionals at Meetups and interact with Databricks experts.

As organizations across the globe spearhead their planning and strategies for next year, it’s the perfect time for data professionals to explore the next-generation of data platforms and how to leverage them for business success. Register for free now!

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