The Modern Data Stack Conference (MDSCon) officially kicks off in just five months on April 4, 2023. The two-day event will offer a unique blend of educational sessions presented by 40+ speakers who are seasoned data pros from some of the largest enterprises and well-known brands as well as hands-on technical training for those looking to learn a new skill.
Whether you’re a data engineer, analyst or someone who just loves data, you’ll walk away with tangible ideas and techniques for tackling the data problems that matter most, especially in today’s competitive and volatile business environment.
If you haven’t made up your mind yet, here are top reasons to register for this year’s conference.
1. Our theme: “Powering your data movement”
Every company is a data company today. Because data is the heart of business, when it stops moving, so does your business. This year’s “Powering your data movement” theme highlights the product innovations that enable data teams to mobilize data quickly for better business performance — whether that be reducing costs, getting faster insights or providing a better customer experience.
Our sessions will cover stories of technology leaders who are using the latest data infrastructure to power their organizations and transform their business.
2. 40+ inspirational speakers and thought leaders
MDSCon brings together real-world experiences from data leaders who have adopted and advanced their skill in data, cloud and AI. They’ll share new techniques, tools and team processes that are defining the modern data stack.
Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil will serve as one of our main stage keynote speakers on April 4. DJ Patil was the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, tasked by then-President Barack Obama to make the U.S. Federal Government the largest data-driven organization in history. You won’t want to miss hearing about his insights on data science.
We have a premier lineup of 40+ speakers from innovative upstarts to top enterprise brands. Here’s our glimpse of our featured speakers:
- Emily Hawkins, Data Engineering Manager, Data Platform, Drizly
- Himali Kumar, Director Data Management, AutoZone
- Jared Forman, Data & Analytics Manager, Career Karma
- Mark Kidwell, Chief Data Architect, Autodesk
- Maura Church, Director of Data Science & Engineering, Patreon
- Nana Yaw Essuman, Senior Director, Data Engineering, Conde Nast
- Nikolay Voronchikhin, Cloud Solutions & Applications Analyst, Cisco
- Saumya Bhatnagar, CPO & Co-Founder, involve.ai
- Saurabh Parikh, Chief Data & Innovation Officer, CONA Services LLC
- Utsav Kaushish, VP of Analytics, User Interviews
What’s more? Leaders from Snowflake and Databricks will discuss the big ideas of the modern cloud data platform.
3. Content for every skill level
Whether you’re new to modern data stack tools or a seasoned pro, we’ve assembled speakers and sessions to meet every skill to ensure you leave with new inspirations and actionable knowledge to take your game to the next level.
There are sessions for analysts, data engineers and team leads — with educational and technical sessions that dive deep into real-world success stories.
Analysts will learn from data professionals who have increased their data team impact without scaling costs and tackling next-gen tasks. Data engineers will discover best practices for transformations, orchestration, and more at our in-person hands-on labs. Team leaders will discuss how to future-proof their teams, handle tough data growth challenges and uncover the truth about data fabrics. And much more.
4. Networking and community opportunities, live and in person
Last but not least, MDSCon is just as much about the community as it is the technology. From the welcome reception to after-hour parties, we’ve got a lot planned for folks in San Francisco.
Whether you bump elbows, shake hands or even hug, we’re aiming to make this event memorable for you with real, honest face-to-face communication between you and your peers. Not only will you have the chance to participate in a number of networking opportunities and workshops, there will be lots of chances to win prizes, grab free swag and participate in other activities. So come reunite with colleagues and friends and celebrate being back together again.
5. Register early and save
The best way to make connections is to come and enjoy the speakers, social events and cityspace. Sign up using the discount code MDSCON-5REASONS by February 1, 2023 and get 25 percent off. So what are you waiting for?