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Palo Alto, CA, October 13, 2017- Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, announces its 2nd annual user conference; Denodo DataFest, which will be held in New York City on October 19 and 20. As data and analytics continue to become the biggest value generators across most industries, organizations are continuously challenged to redefine self-service BI, cloud technologies, and big data analytics. In this conference, attendees will learn strategies on how they can create an agile data management and analytic capability that allows them to redefine existing processes and succeed in today’s increasingly digital environment. 

Denodo DataFest is an immersive, day-and-a-half-long conference that brings together some of the brightest minds in data to share expertise and insights on the future of data management and analytics. This event will offer an end-to-end learning experience, starting from foundational concepts and demos and continuing through hands-on labs and boot camps, where business leaders, data professionals, and business analysts will be able to learn about the latest technologies, trends, and tools that are changing the data landscape. 

Sessions will feature actionable insight from some of the top minds in enterprise data architecture, including speakers from CIT Group, Guardian Life Insurance, Indiana University, GE Capital, Tableau, Hortonworks, Looker, Semarchy, Infosys, and Simplicity BI. They will also share real-life experiences of how data agility has changed the way they do business. 

“Data has never been more impactful and important to companies across industries,” said Ravi Shankar, chief marketing officer at Denodo. “Companies that want to extract actionable insights from data need to be able to analyze that data in real time. Datafest 2017 focuses on exactly that. We are thrilled to bring some of our most trusted customers, partners, and Denodo executives together to help set the course for the future of data driven intelligence.”

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Executives from all over the data ecosystem are excited about the Denodo Platform:

“The decision support initiative (DSI) at Indiana University has been a game changer in providing timely, relevant, and accurate data to support decision makers across all levels,” said Daniel J. Young, Chief Data Architect at Indiana University. “DSI has leveraged data virtualization to achieve the seamless integration of highly complex longitudinal data. Academics Metrics 360 (AM360), a key DSI application, provides a drill-down capability that enables stakeholders to make the right strategic decisions.”

“As the analytics industry is trending towards interactive dashboarding and visualization, many of our end customers like to use self-service data exploration and drill down,” said Dan Kogan, director of product marketing, Tableau. “By combining a wide range of heterogeneous data across on-premises and cloud sources in real time, the Denodo Platform provides a robust data integration layer that enables the self-service data-exploration capabilities that our end users expect.”

“Increasingly, conventional data systems are giving way to a new breed of interactive data management across data lakes, on-premises systems, and cloud-based infrastructures, all of which requires cloud and transactional data integration,” said Michael Hiskey, CMO at Semarchy, who is a global sponsor of DataFest. “Partnering with Denodo, our xDM clients have found that data virtualization is the key component to making information governance and master data management work for their business.” 

"We are entering an era of digital transformation where organizations are reinventing the use of technology to simplify, automate and leverage data and analytics," said Mano Vajpey, Managing Partner, SimplicityBI. “We at SimplicityBI are dedicated to aligning an organization’s analytics strategy with their business strategy, creating a roadmap using modern data platforms like Denodo that satisfies demands for data and insights from the business."

“Denodo’s data integration capabilities, combined with Looker’s data visualization capabilities, bring speed, agility, and flexibility to our mutual customers,” said Keenan Rice, VP of Alliances, Looker. “As an increasing volume of data moves to cloud and SaaS based applications, our partnership will add tremendous value for our end customers.”

About Datafest 2017:

The Denodo DataFest Conference will take place in New York and will also be live-streamed for attendees all over the Americas. To participate:

Attend in Person: On October 19, 2017 / 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT and October 20, 2017 / 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Convene Conference Center (in the US Trust Building), 117 W 46th Street, New York, NY - Register now.

Attend the Live Stream: October 19, 2017 / 9 am to 4:30 pm EDT - Register now.

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