James Hughes - Jump-start your Egoless Tech Culture What’s the no 1 reason given when tech projects fail? Surprisingly it’s not due to the difficult technical challenges, failure of the tools and processes or lack energy and time put in - but the communication, leadership and culture behind it. Cultures where big egos dominate above all else. Egos create a toxic workplace environment where everyone is LHF (lying, hiding or faking) to make it through another day.
Kieran Billingham - Multi-cloud Machine Learning: why you don’t need a centralised data stack to extract value from your data. At GoCo, data is a group function. Historically, this allowed us to service multiple brands with a smaller team and a centralised data stack. However, as the organisation has grown through acquisitions keeping to one centralised stack has become much more difficult, forcing the data team to work across businesses and across multiple stacks.
Marta Paes - The Streaming Mindset with Apache Flink An important (but often overlooked) step in the adoption of streaming is getting into the right “state of mind”. What changes, and what trade-offs are you forced to make? How do you get there? In this session, we’ll explore some challenges behind this transition, drawing on personal experience moving from a batch-heavy past to the future of streaming with Apache Flink.