Kevin is the VP of Research at Eckerson Group, where he manages the research agenda and writes about topics such as data integration, data observability, machine learning, and cloud data platforms. For 25 years Kevin has deciphered what technology means to practitioners, as an industry analyst, instructor, marketer, services leader, and tech journalist. He launched a data analytics services team for EMC Pivotal in the Americas and EMEA, and ran field training at the data integration software provider Attunity (now part of Qlik). A frequent public speaker and co-author of two books about data management, Kevin most loves helping startups educate their communities about emerging technologies.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The modern data stack is dead, long live the modern data stack!
The modern data stack (MDS) as a concept hasn’t been around that long, but folks across Twitter and LinkedIn have already started calling it a thing of the past. We’ll close out our day by debating the elephant in the room: What is the modern data stack, really? Is it just a set of tools? An approach to data? Do we need a new phrase? Should we lean into the concept even more — or retire it altogether? Join us for a spirited debate.