Opening Keynote Speaker for Big Data London announced as Zhamak Deghani

Visitor registration has opened for Big Data LDN (London) – the UK’s leading data and analytics event, organised by RX (Reed Exhibitions Ltd). The exhibition and conference will run from Wednesday 21-Thursday 22 September 2022 at Olympia, London. Visitors can register to secure their free ticket now.

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The Opening Keynote Speaker has been announced as Zhamak Deghani, who founded the concept of Data Mesh in 2018. Zhamak is CEO and founder of a stealth tech startup dedicated to reimagining data platforms with Data-Mesh-native technologies to get value from data rapidly, sustainably and at scale.

In her talk, Rewire for Data Mesh: atomic steps to rewire the sociotechnical backbone of your organisation (21 September, 10:00am), Zhamak will tell the story of what happened before Data Mesh, where we’re heading, and what the future looks like – alongside what is keeping organisations from moving forward, fast. The audience will leave with practical steps to rewiring an organisational brain – behaviour and technology – to make changes toward Data Mesh and move to new heights.

The Headline Keynote Speaker will be Matt Parker, known as the Stand-up Mathematician. Matt has performed sold-out gigs at some of the UK’s most iconic venues. He can regularly be seen talking maths on the BBC and Discovery Channel, and in The Guardian newspaper. Author of Humble Pi, the first maths book to be a Sunday Times no.1 bestseller. His YouTube videos have attracted more than 100 million views. Matt will be delivering the closing Headline Keynote presentation on 22 September at 16:20pm.

Visitors to Big Data LDN will be able to meet face-to-face with providers and consultants from 130 exhibiting organisations, to find solutions to solve their data challenges and deliver an effective data-driven strategy for their business. On the show floor, there will be a feast of opportunities for data professionals to view live demos and get hands-on with the latest product releases and software launches to enhance their capabilities.

More than 200 expert speakers will be in the spotlight across Big Data LDN’s incredible 12 technical and business-led theatres. The extensive and curated conference programme features must-see experts sharing unique stories, peerless expertise and real-world use cases that visitors won’t hear anywhere else. On each of these specialist stages, experts from organisations including Starburst, Snowflake, LNER, Deliveroo, Microsoft, Actian, Confluent, Dataiku and Deloitte will be taking a deep dive into topics ranging from Modern Analytics and DataOps to Data Governance and AI & MLOPS.

The Big Data LDN Keynote Theatre is the centrepiece of the content programme, where subject matter experts will present the latest intelligence and opinion on the industry’s hottest topics. In addition to the foremost speakers in the industry, the keynote track contains remarkable enterprise case studies and transformation journeys from high-profile brands including Parkdean Resorts, VTTI,, KFC UK and Ireland, and Roche Diagnostics.

Also featured will be three must-see Keynote Panel Debates which promise to get ideas flowing and the venue buzzing:

  • Data Mesh – what you need to know (Wednesday 21 September, 13:20pm). Featuring Starburst CEO, Justin Borgman; founder of the Data Mesh concept, Zhamak Dehghani; Omar Khawaja, Head of Analytics at Roche; Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot; Kevin Petrie of analyst firm Eckerson Group.
  • The Great Data Debate (Wednesday 21 September, 16:20pm) – our conference Chair, industry analyst Mike Ferguson, will be joined by leaders from Google, SAP, Select Star, DBT and Snowflake.
  • Rise of the Data Engineer(Thursday 23 September, 13:20pm) Simon Whiteley, Director of Engineering with Advancing Analytics, will lead a panel of experts to discuss the dramatic rise in importance of the Data Engineering role, and the newest trends and technology available to help you build a high performing team.

Bill Hammond, Big Data LDN’s Event Director, says: “This year’s Big Data LDN is going to be our biggest yet – the event has doubled in size since 2019. This reflects the astronomical growth of the data sector, as the information an organisation holds plays an increasingly significant role in its ability to innovate, operate efficiently, build the brand, and also stay on the right side of regulations.

Our conference programme and exhibitor listings cover every corner of the data industry – from both technical and business perspectives – making Big Data LDN an event that every single member of the team can attend and learn from.”