10 Must-Attend Sessions at Snowflake Summit 2022

May 10th, 2022

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If you’re someone working in data and analytics right now, there is a high chance that you and your team already know about the Snowflake Summit happening in Las Vegas from 13 June to 16 June this year.

Two years after the pandemic hit the world, this is one of the largest conferences bringing together data analysts, data engineers, data scientists, and other diverse humans of data from around the world.

As Blue Square sponsors of the event, Atlan is super excited to be at the event. We have some exciting giveaways (we’re at booth #627), curated events, and a lot more planned for you. Sign up here.

What’s on the agenda? 250+ sessions and a lot more! The four days are packed with learning sessions, panel discussions, and lots of opportunities for data people to network.

If you’re attending the event, we’d recommend planning your agenda well in advance, building your calendar for the event, and making sure you leave enough room for serendipity at the event.

Here’s a list of 10 must-attend sessions at the event to help you make the most of your time at the event. Hope you find this helpful!


Must-attend sessions on 14th June

1. Snowflake Summit Opening Keynote
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Over the last few years, Snowflake has been at the forefront of technology and data innovation. In this session, Snowflake CEO, Frank Slootman; Co-Founder & President of Product, Benoit Dageville; and SVP of Product, Christian Kleinerman will unveil what’s next in the data cloud.

2. Building the Foundation for Modern Data Engineering at Canva
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

Justin Ty and Jaskirat Grover from Canva’s analytics engineering team will share how their team decentralized Canva’s data architecture into a data mesh and enabled on-demand development environments for self-serve building and testing of models for analysts.

3. Data Mesh at WarnerMedia
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM PDT

In this session, Ash Naseer, Senior Director of Data Engineering at WarnerMedia will share how WarnerMedia leverages Snowflake to facilitate collaboration across the enterprise (Warner Bros., HBO, CNN, and NBA on TNT.) using Snowflake.

4. #HashmapOnTap, Live at Summit!
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PDT

We are huge fans of the #HashmapOnTap podcast by one of our partners, Hashmap (an NTT DATA Company). In this live podcast talk, David Hrncir a Data Cloud Expert at Hashmap talks with Ajay Bidani, Digital Enablement and Insights Manager at Powell Industries, about key challenges around Data Mesh, building data apps, data governance, and more.

5. The future of collaboration is here
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM PDT

Join Sanjay Srivastava (Principal Product Manager, Snowflake), Eric Dorf (Product, Snowflake), and Aditya Thatte (Senior Product Manager, Snowflake) to learn about all the new collaboration capabilities inside Snowflake.


Must-attend sessions on 15 June

6. WeWork’s journey towards trust, transparency, and governance with Atlan, Snowflake, and dbt
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM PDT

In this session, Harel Shein (WeWork’s Head of Data Engineering) will share for the first time how WeWork overhauled its data systems and culture amidst incredible growth. You’ll hear about how WeWork made data democratization a reality with enterprise-grade visibility, column-level lineage, and self-service cataloging through Atlan, Snowflake, and dbt.

7. Chief Data Officer Panel
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM PDT

Hear from Dr. Jennifer Belissent (Principal Data Strategist, Snowflake), Jack Berkowitz (Chief Data Officer, ADP), and Jesse Henderson (Executive Director, Ubisoft) on how they navigate uncharted waters and overcome obstacles to deliver business value. Learn how data leaders can communicate their accomplishments and build broad support across their organizations.

8. Data Mesh – Enable Distributed Domains and Data Products with Snowflake
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM PDT

Matthias Nicola (FCTO, Snowflake) will discuss Data Mesh architecture blueprints and best practices to enable data leaders looking to build Data Mesh for their organizations. You will also learn about common Data Mesh requirements and how they can be effectively addressed with Snowflake capabilities for data engineering, data lakes, data warehouses, data governance, data sharing, and Snowgrid.

9. What is a Modern Data Architecture?
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM PDT

Jeremiah Hansen, Principal Data Platform Architect, will describe the challenges of traditional file-based data lakes, the opportunity of the Data Cloud, and how can data mesh help solve problems of data silos.

10. The Marketplace Magic of Collaboration
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM PDT

In this session, Snowflake Data Cloud Evangelists Felipe Hoffa and Eva Murray will bring together data from the Marketplace. Felipe will use Snowflake governance features like row-level security and data masking to make sure that the dashboards created by Eva with Tableau, CARTO, and Thoughtspot follow strict privacy guidelines.

For a complete and updated list of speakers and sessions do refer here.

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