Speaker

Chris Young

Chris Young

Data Practice Lead @ Contino

London, United Kingdom

Chris Young works with enterprise leaders who are tearing their hair out at the pace of delivery in their organisations. He helps them remove complexity, understand what to actually do next when faced with an expensively-produced data strategies, and to move from transaction-level thinking to business value thinking on their data. With over 20 years working mostly in highly regulated industries, Chris has seen many, often unsuccessful, approaches to data strategy. His aim is to simplify what this means to companies and help turn the strategy failures into successes.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Data Platform
  • data engineering
  • Big Data
  • Data Management
  • All things data
  • IT Strategy
  • Cloud strategy
  • Data Strategy & Leadership
  • Technology Strategy
  • agile
  • Agile Transformation
  • Agile Leadership

Are Data and Agile enemies?

Have you ever wondered why data projects usually mean centralisation, up-front design, and a multi-year pay back period? Have you designed a data architecture with the ‘build it and they will come’ mindset, only to find it hasn’t really worked out that way? In this talk, I investigate the causes of all of this, and discuss how to get value much faster from your data by treating such projects like other Agile work streams. At the end of the talk, you will know how to steer your data project towards achieving value from your data investments

Airflow & Production Automation

Airflow is usable straight out of the box, but how do you go from a quick start to a production ready implementation? This session walks through my experiences automating all the things in Airflow. By the end you will have a blueprint for automating deployment with infrastructure as code, including hooking up to source control, running on Kubernetes, adding your own IDP for authentication, and more!

How To Create The Perfect Data Strategy - For You

Chris begins with a key question for the audience - can you tell the difference between good and bad strategies? You might not be sure at first, but given some real life examples the answer is always yes. Can you identify your competitors' data strategies. Probably. So why is it so hard to create your own? Using real examples of good and bad data strategies, Chris and the audience will dissect them to get to a blueprint you can take away for building the right data strategy for your company.

Chris Young

Data Practice Lead @ Contino

London, United Kingdom

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