Gartner Data & Analytics Summit: Don’t Miss These Sessions on Active Metadata, DataOps, and More

Aug 22, 2022
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As the world of data has transformed and analytics has become more critical in modern organizations, leaders everywhere are on a quest to make their organizations more data-literate and their decisions more data-driven.

The 2022 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando, Florida, later this month is the perfect opportunity for data leaders to come together and learn about the latest insights and innovations from Gartner analysts. With over 5,000 attendees and 150 sessions, the three days of the Summit are packed with learnings to help data leaders leverage key data and analytics trends and establish a strategy, organization, and culture to drive better business outcomes.

In this article, we’ll highlight the key sessions around active metadata management, DataOps, data catalog and governance, and data fabric that you shouldn’t miss at this year’s Summit.

We’d also love to invite you to join us for a Gartner theater session with Venkat Gopalan (Chief Digital Officer, Belcorp) on August 23rd. In this session, Venkat will share his experience of building a DataOps program to drive enterprise-wide self-service and visibility at Belcorp. Our team will also be at booth #1318 throughout the Summit, and we have some great events planned for attendees. Learn more and sign up here.

The Foundation: Data and Analytics in the Cloud

Monday, August 22 (2:30 – 3:00 PM ET)

The way we deploy analytics today is rapidly evolving. In this session by Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, and Carlie Idoine, VP Analyst at Gartner, you will learn about the business impact of these changes.

The Future of Data Management Is Always Active, Always On, and in the Cloud

Tuesday, August 23 (10:00 – 10:30 AM ET)

In this session, Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, shares what to expect with augmented data management in the cloud.

Scaling Analytics for Everyone Through Automation

Wednesday, August 24 (3:45 – 4:15 PM ET)

Join this session by Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, to learn the capabilities that enable organizations to automate their analytics workflows.

Data Fabric

Workshop: How to Weave Your Data Fabric

Monday, August 22 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET)

In this workshop, Guido De Simoni, Senior Director Analyst at Gartner, offers insights to understand data fabric concepts and the data fabric architecture.

Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Data Fabric but Were Afraid to Ask!

Tuesday, August 23 (11:45 AM – 12:30 PM ET)

In this discussion led by Ehtisham Zaidi, VP Analyst at Gartner, you can ask your questions about the data fabric and learn all things data fabric.

Relating Data Fabric Fundamentals to the Business Drivers

Tuesday, August 23 (3:45 – 4:15 PM ET)

This session covers the design fundamentals of the data fabric — technical benefits, efficiency, etc. Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, explains how data has evolved and its resulting benefits for business.

Data Catalog and Governance

Metadata Is the Key to Self-Learning, Augmented Data Governance

Monday, August 22 (11:00 – 11:30 AM ET)

Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, will share how the metadata analysis component educates and enables governance.

Connected Governance Needs a Data and Analytics Governance Platform

Monday, August 22 (12:30 – 1:00 PM ET)

Saul Judah, VP Analyst at Gartner, will explain what connected governance is, and how data and analytics governance platforms can enable it.

Maximize Business Outcome by Adopting Modern Data Catalog with AI-enabled Metadata Capabilities

Monday, August 22 (2:30 – 3:00 PM ET)

In this session, Melody Chien, Senior Director Analyst at Gartner, shares how data leaders can leverage modern data catalogs to drive the maximum business outcome.

Ask the Expert: Frame the Metadata-Driven Opportunity in Your Organization

Monday, August 22 (2:30 – 3:15 PM ET)

Metadata provides visibility and context around data and its characteristics. In this session, Guido De Simoni, Senior Director Analyst at Gartner, will share why data and analytics leaders must engage with the business to build on their metadata opportunity.

Ask the Expert: Data Catalog to Data Fabric: Understanding Modern Technology Components

Monday, August 22 (4:00 – 4:45 PM ET)

What are the modern technology components? What are the similarities between data fabric, data catalog, and knowledge graph? In this session by Thornton Craig, Senior Director Analyst at Gartner, you’ll learn the technology components that enable leaders to build their digital enterprise.

DataOps and Collaboration

The Foundation of Organization and Roles: From Control to Collaborate

Monday, August 22 (11:00 – 11:30 AM ET)

What is best for your team – a centralized or decentralized data team? What are the emerging skills for your data and analytics teams? Join this session to learn what’s happening in data and analytics and how it’s changing how people work, their skills, etc. The session is run by Jorgen Heizenberg, VP Analyst at Gartner, and Donna Medeiros, Senior Director Analyst at Gartner.

Utilize Self-Service Data Preparation to Ease Rising Data Engineering Challenges

Tuesday, August 23 (9:00 – 9:30 AM ET)

In this session, Ehtisham Zaidi, VP Analyst at Gartner, will share how data leaders can leverage data preparation capabilities to ensure governance and control.

Driving Analytics Success With DataOps Enriched Data Engineering Practices

Tuesday, August 23 (11:45 AM – 12:15 PM ET)

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, shares the basics of data engineering, DataOps. You will also learn how to formalize and scale data engineering practice.

There are lots of other great sessions at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, including thought-provoking keynotes, interactive workshops, and CDO roundtables. Check out the complete agenda here.

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