This event is co-located with Cloud Native: Delivering Effective Enterprise Solutions. Delegates may attend any sessions from either of these two conferences.

“A data lake is a system or repository of data stored in its natural format, usually object blobs or files. A data lake is usually a single store of all enterprise data including raw copies of source system data and transformed data used for tasks such as reporting, visualization, analytics and machine learning.” (Wikipedia)

As the definition shows there is considerable work to be done to create a comprehensive strategy and architecture to use the stored data. But this can be daunting task as every enterprise will have to deal with the innumerable technologies, stakeholders as well as prioritize their efforts in making the changes.

This conference will help you:

  • to de-mystify data strategy, plan where to begin and
  • give concrete and practical plans for your organisation.
  • Turn your Data Lake into a valuable business asset.

The day will be a mixture of mini-workshops and presentations covering:

  • Data Strategy and Architecture
  • Overcoming Data Silos
  • Build your Road Map for Cloud Data
  • Machine Learning for Smarter Enterprise Data
  • Data Governance & Data Catalogue
  • Data Lake vs Data Warehouse
  • Securing the Data Lake
  • Future proofing Data Warehousing
  • Organisational Change Management for emerging trends in Data
  • Agile approach to Data Management
  • Harnessing NoSQL, Hadoop, Spark and beyond
  • Learn about tools that co-exist with these applications.

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Call for Participation

We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Data.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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Doug Cackett

EMEA Big Data, IoT and AI/ML Solution Lead, Dell EMC Consulting

Richard Conway

Chief Executive Officer, Elastacloud

Norbert Eschle

Enterprise Data Architect, Direct Line Group

Mark Grundland

Functional Elegance

Dominic Harries

Dev Lead, IBM

Dan Hooper

Managing Director and Co-founder at Piccadilly

Ole Moeller-Nilsson

CTO, Pivigo

Huw Price

Managing Director, Curiosity Software Ireland

Dr. Richard Sykes

Chair, Cloud Industry Forum & Strategic Advisor, Bloor

Dennis Wilbrink

Solutions Engineer, Hitachi Vantara


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