6 Sessions You Can’t Miss at Snowflake’s Data Cloud Summit 2020
Director of Content Marketing, Sigma
Music festivals, company offsites, sporting events — these are just a few of the fun and frequent activities that have been put on pause due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. But just when we thought conference season had fallen prey to 2020, Snowflake stepped in to save the day!
The Snowflake Data Cloud Summit 2020 is a free, virtual, half-day event hosted on Tuesday, November 17th from 8:30am – 2:30pm PT. The goal? To get inspired by the latest and greatest cloud data platform advancements and applications, learn how to effectively mobilize your data and get the most out of your Snowflake investment, and connect virtually with thousands of peers and industry leaders.
Attendees get to choose from 40+ sessions featuring more than 25 Snowflake executives, partners, and customers. To help you narrow down your options, we’ve compiled the following list of the top 6 sessions you absolutely do not want to miss!
1. The Vision of the Data Cloud
When: 10:00 – 10:30am PT
Who: Benoit Dageville, Co-founder & President, Product @ Snowflake
Why: Ever wonder what the company with the largest IPO in US history could possibly do next? Tune in to this session and one of Snowflake’s co-founders will tell you! Prepare to be inspired as Dageville shares his vision for the Data Cloud, opportunities for data-driven innovation, and what’s next for Snowflake.
2. Fivetran + Snowflake: Automating Your Marketing Analytics
When: 11:00 – 11:20am PT
Who: Catlyn Origitano, Product Marketing Director @ Fivetran
Why: Today’s customer journey has exploded into a labyrinth of up to 62 touch points across dozens of channels, and your marketing team needs a single, integrated view of them all. This session will delve into how data experts can automatically connect marketing sources like Marketo and HubSpot for faster, easier, and more insightful analysis.
3. The Data Show with Trevor Noah
When: 11:30am – 12:15pm PT
Who: Trevor Noah, Host of the Daily Show
Felipe Hoffa, Data Cloud Advocate @ Snowflake
Why: Getting nominated for 6 Emmy® Awards doesn’t happen by chance! Data analysis and storytelling are a winning combination, and no one knows this better than the host of the popular Comedy Central series The Daily Show Trevor Noah. Listen in for a few laughs and a lot of insight around using data to guide critical decisions and award-winning content creation.
4. Conquer Your Data Mountain with Slalom’s Modern Culture of Data Framework
When: 12:15 – 12:35pm PT
Who: Brian Scott, Head of HR Data & Analytics @ The Hartford
Hilary Feier, Managing Director, Data & Analytics @ Slalom
Why: Being a data-driven organization doesn’t happen overnight — it takes time, a conscious and deliberate cultural shift, and the right tactics and tools. Nobody said it was easy, but this session will show you how it’s done with proven frameworks, strategies, and solutions used by The Hartford and other leading data-driven organizations.
5. How Safegraph and Snowflake Enabled Volta Charging to Dramatically Increase Partner Visibility
When: 1:15 – 1:35pm PT
Who: Eric Kung, Head of Research & Data Insights @ Volta Charging
Jonathan Wolf, VP of Partnerships @ Safegraph
Why: As the country’s largest free electric vehicle (EV) charging network (and happy Sigma customer!), Volta Charging has delivered over 75 million free miles to EV drivers. Making such profound strides in the fight against climate change requires a unique data-driven approach, which Volta’s Head of Research & Data Insights will discuss in detail during this session.
6. A Spreadsheet Experience at Snowflake Scale: Empower Business Teams to Find Their Own Answers
When: 1:35 – 1:55pm PT
Who: Mike Palmer, CEO @ Sigma Computing
Rob Woollen, Co-founder & CTO @ Sigma Computing
Why: More than 60% of people still use Excel to analyze data because they either dislike or don’t know how to use their BI tools. The result? Reporting request queues, ungoverned data, slow and inaccurate decisions, and overall frustration. This session will explore how Sigma empowers anyone to harness the speed, governance, and power of Snowflake via a UI everyone knows and loves: the spreadsheet.