First-ever conference on data engineering wraps up | Watch the sessions now on-demand!

Over 10,000 participants from leading companies, startups, and institutions attended the DES22.
First-ever conference on data engineering wraps up | Watch the sessions now on-demand!
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India’s first conference focused on data engineering, the Data Engineering Summit (DES22), presented by Google Cloud and organised by Analytics India Magazine on April 30, ended on a high note.

The conference had 11 tech talks, four workshops, and a panel discussion, and over 10,000 participants from leading companies, startups, and institutions attended the DES22. The talks and workshops covered topics like data transformation, data insights, data lakes, data strategies, and data training and governance. Overall, the summit offered a great opportunity for professionals in the data engineering space to network and gain insights into the latest advancements in the field.

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Google Cloud, Oracle, Publicis Sapient, TheMathCompany, Tiger Analytics, USEReady, and iMerit sponsored the conference. The DES22 offered a well-rounded and highly engaging discussion on how organisations can leverage the potential of efficient and product data engineering workflow. Be a part of the conversation here!  

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Key offerings

Google Cloud’s customer engineering director Subram Natarajan kicked off the conference with a keynote speech on how cloud infrastructure can be transformative in a company’s journey. With the prevalence of data, Natarajan said, we need new ways to use data and democratise it. In addition, there is an urgent need to migrate data responsibly and securely while maintaining accessibility.

Following this, Vijay Yellapragada, executive director at EY GDS Data Analytics, spoke about unlocking business value through data fabric. The session shed light on how data fabric represents a paradigm shift in how companies leverage their data. 

Next came Oracle’s Anvita Bajpai. Her talk titled, ‘Data Insights using AI and ML for Business Benefit,’ was about the best ways to utilise data to benefit the business and its customers.

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The talk was followed by a session on Next-Generation Data Lake led by Muthu Govindarajan and Manish Gupta of Tiger Analytics. The presentation explored new and interesting trends in the industry. In addition, the duo also gave a gist of the latest developments in the data lake landscape.

The MathCompany’s Varun Saraogi spoke about their Ops first approach and stressed the need to build trust in the data & AI Ops. He made a case for Ops as a critical component in stabilising pipelines.

Rashmi Purbey and Sumit Jindal from Publicis Sapient spoke about building a resilient, scalable modern data platform, Rashmi explained how Databricks combines the best of both worlds, data warehousing and data lake. While building a resilient, scalable data platform, Sumit said, businesses focus on the platform itself and not the analytics powering it.

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The panel discussion on powering business growth with an intelligent data strategy was led by Google Cloud’s Rajesh Ramdas, Zepto’s Yash Dayal, FreshToHome’s Saurabh Odhyan, Fino Payments’ Kunal Sakariya, Axtria’s Aditya Bhandari, Wakefit’s Puneet Tripathi, Near’s Ravi Kaushik, and Junglee Games’ Deependra Singh. The discussion covered the ins and outs of powering business growth with an intelligent data strategy.

The panel discussion was followed by a session on BI modernisation by Tiger Analytics’ Saravanan Perumal and Riaz Abdul Samadh. They spoke about business intelligence solutions enterprises can use to build modern, future-proof analytics solutions. 

iMerit’s Sudeep George’s talk was on training data for effective AI deployment. He shared practical insights about handling training data for complex AI systems operating at scale.

After this, Shiv Nadar University’s Vallurupalli Vamsi, Satyam Mukherjee, and Jaideep Ghosh gave a presentation on data engineering and analytics in business. 

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In the next session, Google Cloud’s Kirthi Ganapathy spoke about intelligence and unified data governance in the multi-cloud age. 

Kirthi shared insights, key learnings and best practices around intelligent management of metadata, security and governance in a diverse and largely distributed data environment. 

The summit concluded with a session on Analytics 3.0. IIIT Bangalore’s S Sadagopan and USEReady’s Amit Phatak and Uday Hegde explored the evolution of analytics and how organisations and practitioners can ride the analytics wave over the next decade.

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Workshops 

The first workshop, titled ‘Building Enhanced Customer Micro Segments to drive engagement by building customer 360’, was presented by Google Cloud’s Sai Sriparasa. He demonstrated the best practices around setting up a data lake to create a Customer 360 view.

Oracle’s Aaron Hoile’s workshop titled ‘Be an AI Wizard: No ML magic required’ spoke about how one can take advantage of AI capabilities as a developer without any machine learning expertise.

USEReady Technology’s Mohamed Anas’ workshop on Snowflake Data Lakes covered building data lakes in an unconventional way by making the best use of the given tech stack.

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Finally, Vaibhav Kumar from the Association of Data Scientists hosted the last workshop of the event, titled ‘​​Fast-Track Data Engineering.’ The session covered how to prepare data, different methods of data pre-processing, feature engineering and munging steps with hands-on experiments. 

DES22 is also hosting the Great Indian Data Engineering Hackathon, organised exclusively for data engineers, collaborating with MachineHack, a leading hackathon and competitive coding platform for ML developers. The hackathon will end on May 30, 2022. (Register here to participate).

Data governance is at the heart of any data engineering solution and has always been tricky, and a multi-cloud environment makes it all the more complex. So the insights into how Google is approaching this are useful and exciting, said Gaurav Deshpande, VP of Strategy, Business Development in Digital Transformation at Logixal Inc.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and an engaging audience, DES22 has been a runaway success, and we look forward to curating great sessions for you in the future as well. In addition, the conference can be accessed on-demand here. 

DES22 IS NOW AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON-DEMAND. CHECK IT OUT HERE.

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Anushka Pandit
Anushka currently works as the Copy Editor for Analytics India Magazine's editorial team. She holds a B Tech in Computer Science and an MA in Media and Communication Studies. Anushka loves to read, write and recite poetry, and click and explore nature. Reach her at anushka.pandit@analyticsindiamag.com.

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