Starburst Announces Datanova, Two-Day Virtual Conference with Keynote by Bill Nye

Taking place February 9-10, 2020, the event will bring together data industry professionals to share innovations and best practices in data science, artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics and more

BOSTON — November 9, 2020 —Starburst announced today it will be hosting a two-day virtual conference called Datanova that empower data teams around the world to get the most and best out of their data. Scheduled for February 9-10, 2021, the inaugural conference will include a keynote from the internationally recognized scientist and television personality Bill Nye.

In addition to his critically acclaimed television programs like Bill Nye the Science Guy and Bill Nye Saves the World, and three best-selling books, Bill Nye is also the CEO of The Planetary Society, whose mission is to empower the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration.

Other notable keynote speakers include Starburst co-founder and CEO Justin Borgman, who will co-present with Google Cloud on how to “Drive digital transformation faster with X Analytics,” and Dave McCrory, VP of Growth, Global Head of Insights and Analytics at Digital Reality who will give a talk on “Data Gravity: Then and Now.” Dave originally coined the term “Data Gravity” ten years ago and will discuss the acceleration of the data gravity challenge over the past decade.

“Datanova will focus on some of the most challenging aspects of managing data at scale, especially during these unique times,” said Borgman. “We’re creating content that caters to everyone inside the data team – from the leaders, strategists, and architects, to the data engineers and data consumers. And what’s really special is that all stacks are welcome – whether your data is stored in a traditional data warehouse or data lake, is on-premise, hybrid, or 100% cloud – our content will help everyone learn how to accelerate decision-making based on all your organization’s data.”

Starburst’s Datanova event is open to all data professionals who are interested in unlocking the value of all their data, no matter where that data lives:

  • Datanova for Data Leaders: Learn how to make better decisions faster with Starburst + Presto and also hear your peers share lessons learned from cloud migrations as well as an exciting Oxford debate: Warehouse, Lakehouse, or Lake?
  • Datanova for Data Engineers: Learn how to serve your data consumers faster with Starburst, including advanced Presto + SQL training, and Starburst trials. More details on the technical track coming soon!.
  • Datanova for Data Consumers: Learn how to accelerate data science and analytics on new data with Presto & SQL. The “Data change management” series will showcase how different companies have adjusted to pandemic-induced shifts to behavioral patterns, causing model drift and irrelevance of historical data. Hear from industry experts about the ways they’ve navigated this time of crisis.

Datanova is open to all data professionals who are interested in unlocking the value of all their data. Registration opens today: Learn more & register.

If you’re interested in speaking  at Datanova, our call for papers is open today through November 20, 2020: Submit here.

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