Denodo Concludes Another Massively Successful Annual User Conference With 5,000 Worldwide Registrants across North America, EMEA and APACCustomers City Furniture, GeTS & NedBank voted most innovative, winning the coveted Data Innovation Award, while Fifth Third Bank, Toyota Astra Motor & Engie named finalists
Palo Alto, CA, October 26, 2021 – Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, today announced that its annual global user conference, Denodo DataFest 2021, which was held in three regions—North America (NA), EMEA and APAC—, attracted 5,000 worldwide registrants. While DataFest APAC and EMEA were held in a virtual format this year, DataFest NA was conducted in a hybrid mode, attracting hundreds of attendees online and in-person in New York. The attendees, made up of Denodo customers, partners, and subject matter experts, discussed the future of data and analytics involving topics such as logical data fabric, cloud modernization, data mesh, AI/ML and more.
Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Michele Goetz kicked off the conference presenting the Total Economic Impact of Data Virtualization using Denodo Platform, while David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity at TDWI presented the importance of Logical Data Fabric for Hybrid Cloud. Click here to watch the full conference line up.
“While we are not entirely over the pandemic yet, I was personally touched and thrilled to see the excitement among our customers and partners, both in-person and online who joined us to make this year’s DataFest such a success,” said Ravi Shankar, SVP and CMO at Denodo. “Our customers, partners, and internal subject matter experts presented and discussed topics such as why data lakehouse needs a logical architecture, application of advanced semantics in multi/hybrid cloud scenarios, the need for performance acceleration for advanced analytics and data science, to name a few. It was great to see the strength of our customers’ use cases as the Innovation Award polling saw stiff competition among the finalists.”
Winners and Finalists of Denodo Data Innovation Awards 2021 include:
- North America – Winner Ryan Fattini from City Furniture, for their Digitizing City Furniture’s Business Model use case; finalist Jonathan Paul from Fifth Third Bank, for their Digital Transformation and Regulatory Excellence use case.
- APAC – Winner Shaurya Bhasin from GeTS, for their Logical Data Fabric use case; finalist Wilbertus Darmadi from Toyota Astra Motor, for their Data Catalog based Self-Service use case.
- EMEA – Winner Jan Swanepoel from NedBank, for their Largest Data Warehouse on the Planet use case; finalist, Luis Guadarrama from Engie for their data-driven initiatives with Logical Data Fabric use case.
“Winning this year’s Data Innovation Award for the APAC region was a great validation of the strength of our data virtualization use cases and the results we were able to achieve,” said Shaurya Bhasin, Data Platform Lead at GeTS. “In building our unified data platform we were able to offer secure and well governed data access in a multi-cloud scenario. The Denodo Platform is as an important piece of the architecture and I was happy to share our story with the DataFest audience and perhaps it resonated with the audience!”
While Denodo customers played a pivotal role in sharing their business and technical use cases with the audience, it was the amazing network of Denodo Partners which included Accenture, Advanced Analytic Service, Axians, BDO (SimplicityBI), BITanium, CIO Academy Asia (CIOAA), Cognizant, Cyberionix, Dai Nippon Printing, DAMA, Devfacto, EY, Hitachi Solutions, Indium Software, Insight Technology, iOCO, IQZ Systems, JEMS, Mainline, MDI Novare Technologies, Nippon Systemware, NS Solutions, Nucleus Software, Q Perior, Servian, Sirius, UST, Wipro and Zeal that made an event of this scale possible. Denodo’s technology partner AWS took part in a Fireside chat to discuss the important of Logical Data Fabric for successful cloud migration.
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Denodo is the leader in data virtualization providing agile, high performance data integration, data abstraction, and real-time data services across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data, and unstructured data sources at half the cost of traditional approaches. Denodo’s customers across every major industry have gained significant business agility and ROI by enabling faster and easier access to unified business information for agile BI, big data analytics, Web, cloud integration, single-view applications, and enterprise data services. Denodo is well-funded, profitable, and privately held. For more information, visit http://www.denodo.com or call +1 877 556 2531 / +44 (0) 20 7869 8053.