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2 November 2022

Destination Lakehouse

London | 9:00 GMT

Tobacco Dock
Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane,
London E1W 2SF

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Data + AI World Tour London

Lakehouse is fast emerging as the new standard for data architecture but every region has its own unique stories and challenges.

Please join us for this in person event with speakers, customers and content designed with you in mind.

Our lineup of data and AI experts, leaders and visionaries includes Arsalan Tavakoli, as well as Databricks customers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

 

 

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Speakers

Headshot of Arsalan Tavakoli

Arsalan Tavakoli

Co-Founder & SVP, Field Engineering

Databricks

Headshot of Holly Smith

Holly Smith

Resident Solutions Architect

Databricks

Headshot of Paul Leventis

Paul Leventis

VP, Engineering

Databricks

Headshot of George Webster

George Webster

Chief Security Architect

HSBC

Headshot of Robin Sutara

Robin Sutara

EMEA Field CTO

Databricks

Headshot of Sepideh Ebrahimi

Sepideh Ebrahimi

Solutions Architect

Databricks

Headshot of Sarah Carthy

Sarah Carthy

Solutions Architect

Agenda

8:00 AM

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
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9:00 AM

Keynote
9:00 AM-10:45 AM
Keynote: Discover Lakehouse

As the worlds of data, analytics and AI become increasingly interconnected, there’s a growing need for a platform to unify data sources, use cases and workloads. The data lakehouse removes the barriers that separate business analysts from data scientists, structured data from real-time streaming and business intelligence from AI. This opening keynote explores how the lakehouse’s simple, open, multicloud approach simplifies data management, unifies data teams and productionizes more initiatives.

Using a demo-driven approach, this keynote will clearly delineate how the major data workloads of data engineering, data warehousing, data science and machine learning are orchestrated within the architecture of the Databricks Lakehouse Platform.

  • The Case for Lakehouse, Breaking down the data and governance silos
  • Modernizing Cybersecurity at HSBC with Lakehouse
  • Data Engineering on the Lakehouse
  • Data Warehousing on the Lakehouse
  • Machine Learning on the Lakehouse

Location: Great Gallery

Headshot of Arsalan Tavakoli
Arsalan Tavakoli
Databricks
Headshot of Paul Leventis
Paul Leventis
Databricks
Headshot of George Webster
George Webster
HSBC
Headshot of Robin Sutara
Robin Sutara
Databricks
Headshot of Sarah Carthy
Sarah Carthy

10:45 AM

10:45 AM-11:15 PM
Break

11:15 AM

Breakout Session
11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Destination Lakehouse: All Your Data, Analytics and AI on One Platform

The data lakehouse is the future for modern data teams seeking to innovate with a data architecture that simplifies data workloads, eases collaboration, and maintains the flexibility and openness to stay agile as a company scales. The Databricks Lakehouse Platform realizes this idea by unifying analytics, data engineering, machine learning, and streaming workloads across clouds on one simple, open data platform. In this session, learn how the Databricks Lakehouse Platform can meet your needs for every data and analytics workload, with examples of real-customer applications, reference architectures, and demos to showcase how you can create modern data solutions of your own.

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Brian McConnell
Databricks
Breakout Session
11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Data Warehousing on the Lakehouse

The data lakehouse is the next best data warehouse. In this session, learn how Databricks SQL can help you lower costs and get started in seconds with instant, elastic SQL serverless compute, and how to empower every analytics engineers and analysts to quickly find and share new insights using their favorite BI and SQL tools, like Fivetran, dbt, Tableau or PowerBI.

Location: GGA

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Matt Bradley
Databricks
Breakout Session
11:15 AM-12:00 PM
ML on the Lakehouse: Bringing Data and ML Together to Accelerate AI Use Cases

Discover the latest innovations from Databricks that can help you build and operationalize the next generation of machine learning solutions. This session will dive into Databricks Machine Learning, a data-centric AI platform that spans the full machine learning lifecycle - from data ingestion and model training to production MLOps. You'll learn about key capabilities that you can leverage in your ML use cases and see the product in action.

Location: East Mall 5

Headshot of Sepideh Ebrahimi
Sepideh Ebrahimi
Databricks
Training
11:15 AM-3:45 PM
Training: Databricks Lakehouse Overview

Join the Databricks Lakehouse Overview session to discover how the Databricks Lakehouse Platform can help you compete in the world of big data and artificial intelligence. You’ll be introduced to foundational concepts in big data, explain key roles and abilities to look for when building data teams, and familiarize yourself with all parts of a complete data landscape. We’ll also review how the Databricks Lakehouse Platform can help your organization streamline workflows, break down silos, and make the most out of your data.

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Greta Nasai
Databricks
Headshot of Lucreza Noli
Lucreza Noli
Databricks

12:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Lunch

1:10 PM

Breakout Session
1:10 PM-1:55 PM
Delta Live Tables: Modern Software Engineering and Management for ETL

Data engineers have the difficult task of cleansing complex, diverse data, and transforming it into a usable source to drive data analytics, data science, and machine learning. They need to know the data infrastructure platform in depth, build complex queries in various languages and stitch them together for production. Join this talk to learn how Delta Live Tables (DLT) simplifies the complexity of data transformation and ETL. DLT is the first ETL framework to use modern software engineering practices to deliver reliable and trusted data pipelines at any scale. Discover how analysts and data engineers can innovate rapidly with simple pipeline development and maintenance, how to remove operational complexity by automating administrative tasks and gaining visibility into pipeline operations, how built-in quality controls and monitoring ensure accurate BI, data science, and ML, and how simplified batch and streaming can be implemented with self-optimizing and auto-scaling data pipelines.

Location: Great Gallery

Headshot of Holly Smith
Holly Smith
Databricks
Breakout Session
1:10 PM-1:55 PM
Radical Speed on the Lakehouses: Photon Under the Hood

To make the lakehouse a reality, the query engine needs to support both structured and unstructured data, while providing the performance of a data warehouse and the scalability of data lakes. In this session, learn how Databricks’ next generation vectorized engine Photon outperforms existing data warehouses in SQL workloads and implements a more general execution framework for efficient processing of data with support of the Apache Spark™ API.

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Hari Selvarajan
Databricks
Breakout Session
1:10 PM-1:55 PM
MLOps on Databricks: Unifying DataOps, ModelsOps, and DevOps On One Platform

As companies roll out ML pervasively, operational concerns become the primary source of complexity.  Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) has emerged as a practice to manage this complexity.  At Databricks, we see firsthand how customers develop their MLOps approaches across a huge variety of teams and businesses.

In this session, we will share how Databricks uniquely solves this by unifying the key aspects of MLOps, namely DataOps, ModelsOps and DevOps, on a unified platform through the Lakehouse, enabling faster and more reliable production ML . We will show how your organization can build robust MLOps practices incrementally. and unpack general principles which can guide your organization’s decisions for MLOps, presenting the most common target architectures we observe across customers.

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Maria Zervou
Databricks

2:05 PM

Breakout Session
2:05 PM-2:50 PM
Orchestration Made Easy With Databricks Workflows

Orchestrating and managing end-to-end production pipelines have remained a bottleneck for many organizations. Data teams spend too much time stitching pipeline tasks and manually managing and monitoring the orchestration process – with heavy reliance on external or cloud-specific orchestration solutions, all of which slow down the delivery of new data. In this session, we introduce you to Databricks Workflows: a fully managed orchestration service for all your data, analytics, and AI, built in the Databricks Lakehouse Platform. Join us as we dive deep into the new workflow capabilities, and understand the integration with the underlying platform. You will learn how to create and run reliable production workflows, centrally manage and monitor workflows, and learn how to implement recovery actions such as repair and run, as well as other new features.

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Sergio Ballesteros
Databricks
Breakout Session
2:05 PM-2:50 PM
Data Streaming on the Lakehouse

Streaming is the future of all data pipelines and applications. It enables businesses to make data-driven decisions sooner and react faster, develop data-driven applications considered previously impossible, and deliver new and differentiated experiences to customers. However, many organizations have not realized the promise of streaming to its full potential because it requires them to completely redevelop their data pipelines and applications on new, complex, proprietary, and disjointed technology stacks.

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Sourav Gulati
Databricks

3:00 PM

Breakout Session
3:00 PM-3:45 PM
Simplifying Migrations to Lakehouse — the Databricks Way

Customers around the world are experiencing tremendous success migrating from legacy on-premises Hadoop architectures to a modern Databricks Lakehouse in the cloud. At Databricks, we have formulated a migration methodology that helps customers sail through this migration journey with ease. In this talk, we will touch upon some of the key elements that minimize risks and simplify the process of migrating to Databricks, and will walk through some of the customer journeys and use cases.

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Chris Williams
Databricks
Breakout Session
3:00 PM-3:45 PM
Unity Catalog: Journey to Unified Governance for Your Data and AI Assets on Lakehouse

Modern data assets take many forms: not just files or tables, but dashboards, ML models, and unstructured data like video and images, all of which cannot be governed and managed by legacy data governance solutions. Join this session to learn how data teams can use Unity Catalog to centrally manage all data and AI assets with a common governance model based on familiar ANSI SQL, ensuring much better native performance and security. Built-in automated data lineage provides end-to-end visibility into how data flows from source to consumption, so that organizations can identify and diagnose the impact of data changes. Unity Catalog delivers the flexibility to leverage existing data catalogs and solutions and establish a future-proof, centralized governance without expensive migration costs. It also creates detailed audit reports for data compliance and security, while ensuring data teams can quickly discover and reference data for BI, analytics, and ML workloads, accelerating time to value.

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Som Natarajan
Databricks
Breakout Session
3:00 PM-3:45 PM
Deep Dive: How to Build Your Modern Data Stack on Databricks to Solve Modern Problems

Everyone wants to reduce the time it takes to turn data into actionable information. This often involves integrating several data tools in what has become known as the modern data stack (MDS). But, most approaches have only focused on half the problem by rooting the MDS in the data warehouse. A true MDS should solve all modern problems, and this means tackling AI and streaming in addition to reporting and BI. In this deep dive demo session, we show you how easy it is to integrate the Databricks Lakehouse Platform into your modern data stack to connect all your data tools across SQL, AI/ML, and streaming, and discover new methods to unlock insights faster.

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Junaid Shaikh
Databricks

4:00 PM

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Networking Reception

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