By ET Bureau - May 20, 2021 4 Mins Read
Databricks, the Data and AI company, today announced the full agenda and final lineup of featured speakers for the upcoming Data + AI Summit (formerly Spark + AI Summit), taking place virtually May 24-28.
Data + AI Summit is the global event for the data community, where tens of thousands of data teams from more than 160 countries will come together to share best practices, learn from experts throughout the industry, and get a first-hand look at what’s new in Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform.
This year, the Data + AI Summit theme is ‘The Future is Open,’ representing an ongoing commitment to the open source community and a nod to new product innovations that further enable an open, collaborative data ecosystem.
Data + AI Summit will feature keynotes from Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of Malala Fund and Nobel Laureate, Michael Lewis, financial journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Moneyball and The Big Short, as well as Bill Nye, famed scientist, comedian, author and inventor, and the engineering leaders behind the Mars 2020 mission.
In addition, people will hear from a broad lineup of data and machine learning luminaries, open source pioneers and global thought leaders, including:
This year’s conference will also include industry-specific content tracks that dive into the power of data and AI within the Public Sector, Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, and Retail sectors. Attendees can expect thought-provoking sessions, lively panel discussions and industry insights from leading companies like Atlassian, Condé Nast, H&M, McDonald’s, Privacera, Shell and more.
“We’re excited to welcome the global data community to this year’s Data + AI Summit,” said Ali Ghodsi, co-founder and CEO of Databricks. “Together, we are on a shared mission to tackle the world’s toughest problems with data and AI. And this year, we’re excited to lean into the critical role that open technologies and modern data architectures can and will play in achieving that mission.”
With more than 200 sessions, Data + AI Summit will offer attendees an expanded training curriculum with highly technical content and hands-on training workshops. Breakout sessions will offer data scientists, data engineers, analysts, developers, researchers, and ML practitioners the chance to learn from experts as they share best practices for Apache Spark™, Delta Lake, MLflow, PyTorch, TensorFlow, and Transformers, as well as deep dives into streaming architectures, SQL analytics and leveraging modern BI tools for the lakehouse. Attendees can also get certified with the Apache Spark 3.x prep course and certification exam.
The event will also offer engaging community activities, including:
Data + AI Summit is sponsored by over 30 companies from across the data and AI industry with sessions planned from Accenture, Avande, AWS, Collibra, Google Cloud, Fivetran, Immuta, Informatica, Matillion, Microsoft Azure, Privacera, Slalom, Qlik and more.
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