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DataWorks Summit (formelly Hadoop Summit) is the industry’s premier big data community event with both an European and US edition, organized annualy by Hortonworks Inc, an independent company, formed in June 2011 and funded by $23 million venture capital from Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital.

The last European event was in Munich, during April 4-6, with over 1,400 attendees. This will be probably much bigger.

DataWorks Summit 2018 in Berlin is April 16 to 19—just a few weeks away. There’s still time to register and attend at the event, and here are some good reasons you should if you are working on those technologies:

  • You’ll hear industry experts and business leaders—in Europe and North America—share real-world use cases, success stories, and best practices.
  • You’ll learn in breakout sessions designed by the community for the community. Select from more than 60 sessions in Berlin and 170 at the San Jose event.
  • You’ll learn how open source technologies, such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Apache NiFi enable you to leverage data to drive predictive analytics, distributed deep-learning and artificial intelligence initiatives across global organizations.
  • You’ll tap into content tuned to your needs in dedicated business and technology tracks.
  • You can swap ideas with the who’s who of the industry at the Community Showcase.
  • You can tune up your skills by attending pre-event training or a technical Crash Course.
  • You’ll learn from industry colleagues at a Meetup or Birds-of-a-Feather session.

DataWorks Summit Berlin 2018 features two days of content dedicated to enabling next-generation data solutions with different type of sessions:

  • Technical sessions explore technologies, applications, and use cases to help you understand the what’s available, how to apply, and what others are achieving. These sessions range in technical depth from introductory to advanced.
  • Business sessions connect technology to business needs and outcomes. Sessions include case studies, executive briefings, and tutorials that detail best practices to becoming a data-driven organization. Speakers will explain how their businesses are transforming and they’ll discuss the roadblocks and organizational challenges they faced.
  • Crash Courses provide a hands-on introduction to key Apache projects. They start with a technical introduction, then you’ll explore—under the guidance of an expert instructor—on your own machine. You’ll walk away with a working environment to continue your journey See Crash Courses available.
  • Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs)—hosted by Apache committers, architects, and engineers—provide a forum for you to connect and share. There’s no agenda; the group goes where issues and interests take them. Come share your experiences and challenges on Apache projects in these BoFs.

And also the keynotes seems to be promising:

  • Hear Bernard Marr—internationally best-selling business author and strategic advisor—detail the top five big data use cases.
  • Listen to Forrester analyst EnzaIannopollo explain how GDPR compliance can improve your digital practices.
  • Benefit from the real-world experiences of Munich Re as Andreas Kohlmaier tells howthey drove cultural and technology change to become a data-driven organization.
  • Hear Frank Säeuberlich of Teradata Germany discuss how to use AI to drive high-impact business outcomes.

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.