Conference Speaking

Thanks for your interest in having me speak at your conference. I’ve spoken both in-person and virtually at conferences all over the world. I’d love to share my message with your attendees. Please contact me with more information about your conference, audience, and proposal.

These are the topics I speak about:

  • Big Data
  • Data Teams
  • Organizational Design and Management of Data Teams
  • Real-time Systems
  • Messaging System

Here are few talks I’ve given recently:

Foundations of Data Teams

Successful data projects are built on solid foundations. What happens when we’re misled or unaware of what a solid foundation for data teams means? When a data team is missing or understaffed, the entire project is at risk of failure. This talk will cover the importance of a solid foundation and what management should do to fix it.

Time: 30-60 minutes

The Five Dysfunctions of a Data Engineering Team

If you’re creating a data engineering team, there are common mistakes and patterns. These lead a data engineering team to either fail or perform at a much lower level. Early project success is predicated on management making sure the team is ready and has all of the skills needed.

Time: 30-60 minutes

Working Together as Data Teams

Between books and the real world lies the actual reality of implementing and creating data teams. Creating data teams represents the difficulty of taking scientists, engineers, and operations people than forcing them to get something working that solves a business problem. This talk covers the balancing act that data team managers and members deal with.

Time: 30-60 minutes

Pulsar for Kafka People

Apache Kafka is a popular pub/sub-framework. Many people are wondering how Kafka and Pulsar are the same or different. This talk will cover Pulsar from a Kafka point of view and explore the ways Pulsar improves on and augments the state of the art in pub/sub frameworks.

Time: 30-60 minutes

Managing Real-time Data Teams

Real-time projects bring both technical and management challenges to bear. Often, teams will only focus on or know about the technical challenges of real-time projects. The management challenges are just as important and can cause a real-time project to fail.

Time: 30-60 minutes


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