Denodo Concludes the Largest Worldwide DataFest Events Focusing on the Importance of Cloud, Generative AI, and Logical Data Management

Combined it brought together more than 750+ attendees and featured 100+ sessions delivered by data and AI experts, 25+ customers, and 40+ partners

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Jan. 08, 2024 10:55
PALO ALTO, CALIF.--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--Denodo, a leader in data management, recently concluded its largest worldwide DataFest events to date which, in aggregate, attracted a record number of data experts from more than 15 countries. Taking place in Singapore, Japan, Boston, and Barcelona, Denodo DataFest unveiled the latest innovations to the Denodo Platform including natural language queries with OpenAI, embedded MPP based on Presto, security policy engine, and AI-based smart query acceleration.

Denodo customers presented how they successfully deployed advanced architectures such as data fabric and data mesh, using a logical approach, for faster time-to-decision, including NEC Corp., Telefonica, Toyota Astra Motor, Indonesia Stock Exchange, ING Bank, Mint Mobile, Estes Express Lines, CITY Furniture, TPG, DaVita, Hitachi Vantara, S&P Global, Engie, and Vueling. Concurrent to this event, the Company also announced the $336 million Series B transaction that further validated Denodo’s position in the market and its unique and disruptive logical approach to data management.

Generative AI (GenAI) and cloud native architecture was front and center in many sessions including the keynotes delivered by Alberto Pan, Denodo CTO and EVP, Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies, Charlie Dai, Vice President of Forrester Research, Sanjeev Mohan, former Gartner VP and Principal at SanjMo and Neil Ward-Dutton, VP of IDC Europe. The theme carried over into sessions from partners such as AWS, Microsoft, Google and Accenture. Tim Meehan, Chair of Technical Steering Committee at Presto Foundation delivered a session discussing Presto’s roadmap while Selina Yuan, President at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International unveiled the news of the recently formed partnership between Alibaba Cloud and Denodo.

“I was thrilled to deliver the analyst keynote at Denodo DataFest and share how enterprise intelligence helps to improve business outcomes,” said Neil Ward-Dutton, VP, AI and Intelligent Process Automation European Practices, IDC Europe. “I, and some of my colleagues, have been observing the impact of logical data management in unlocking the fullest potential of enterprise intelligence and Denodo DataFest was the perfect gathering to learn about how logical data management is influencing the future of data and analytics, and listen to a wide range of thought leadership discussions and presentations.”

Now in its fifth year, the prestigious Denodo Data Innovation Awards, which recognizes the most innovative use cases of logical data integration and management, acknowledged eight customers for their outstanding achievement and their use of Denodo to support data and analytics use cases and resulting business impact. These included:

· North America
- Winner: Texas State Technical College (TSTC), a public community college with innovative funding structure, for their ongoing expansion and growth initiative.
- Finalist: Estes Express Lines, America’s top private freight transportation company, for their logistic optimization and customer satisfaction use case.
- Finalist: Perkins Coie, a leading international law firm, for their digital transformation effort.

· APAC
- Winner: Indonesia Stock Exchange, the sole stock exchange of Indonesia, for their innovating market data distribution use case.
- Finalist: Capricorn Society, Australia’s largest automotive cooperative, was designated as a finalist for their innovation with analytics Center of Excellence use case.

· EMEA
- Winner: Landsbankinn, the largest bank in Iceland, for their data mesh implementation use case.
- Winner: Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in Africa, for their market infrastructure for exchange services use case.
- Finalist: Raiffeisen Bank International, one of the leading banks in Austria offering Europe’s largest loan program for scale-ups, for their self-service BI use case.

“We were thrilled to be able to share our data innovation story and share how Denodo fueled our ongoing expansion and growth at Denodo DataFest 2023 in Boston,” said Lydia Hamblin, Applied Research Scientist and George Makhiya, Executive Vice President for Data & Analytics, TSTC. “As one of the rare statewide Workforce-centric Technical Colleges in the US, we boast a unique funding formula based on graduates’ successful placement in high-earning fields and are on a mission to place more Texans in great paying jobs. Denodo DataFest was a fantastic opportunity for us to learn from like-minded peers and share our perspective on next generation data management best practices.”

In parallel with Denodo DataFest, Denodo also hosted two half-day long Partner Summits, which were designed to help Denodo partners accelerate their data and analytics business by delivering on the hottest trends and solution plays leveraging logical data management. These thought leadership focused summits allowed Denodo partners to network, learn and share partner strategies, discuss effective sales positioning, and hear the latest updates to the partner program and enablement. Events of such scale and reach were only made possible by Denodo’s global partner network and sponsors which included Hitachi, NS Solutions, NSW, Zeal, Wingark1st, Amplifi, Twenty20, Mainline, W5, Data Sentinel, Orion Innovation, IQZ, Carahsoft, Aligned Automation, BDO, CDW, Accenture, Minsalt, FastCube, BITanium, Axians, NTTData, Miriade, Connected Data Group, GFT, Mannai Corp. and Square Services.

“CDW recently attended the Denodo Partner Summit at DataFest, which brought hundreds of Denodo customers and partners together to discuss the future of data management,” said Paul Zajdel, vice president of data and analytics for CDW. “At DataFest we connected with Denodo’s executive team to continue strengthening our partnership and explore ways to best serve our mutual customers. We also had the opportunity to engage with existing and prospective customers and continue our conversation around how - together with Denodo - CDW can help solve the puzzle of their data.”

Following the success of Denodo DataFest, the organization is thrilled to announce The Best of Denodo DataFest, a virtual event that features the top sessions from each of these events. To attend the virtual event, please register here.

Please tweet: #DataManagement leader Denodo announce the winners of 5th annual Data Innovation Awards During #DataFest 2023. Audience votes named @TSTCproud, @ IDX_BEI, @landsbankinn and Johannesburg Stock Exchange winners for their innovative use cases

About Denodo

Denodo is a leader in data management. The award-winning Denodo Platform is the leading data integration, management, and delivery platform using a logical approach to enable self-service BI, data science, hybrid/multi-cloud data integration, and enterprise data services. Realizing more than 400% ROI and millions of dollars in benefits, Denodo’s customers across large enterprises and mid-market companies in 30+ industries have received payback in less than 6 months. For more information, visit www.denodo.com or call +1 877 556 2531 (US) / +44 (0) 20 7869 8053 (UK) / +65 6950 7489 (Singapore).

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