Informatica World 2019 Daily Recap

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Monday, May 20: Market Perspectives

Today, Informatica World 2019 kicked off with Market Perspectives Day, an “outside-in” view from industry analysts who shared the latest market trends and their thought-provoking ideas:

  • Sheryl Kingstone, Research Vice President and General Manager of Voice of the Connected User Landscape, 451 Research, discussed being data-driven in the experience economy, and how “data, digital, and intelligence will separate leaders from the laggards.”
  • Sanjeev Mohan, Senior Director Analyst, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Gartner, spoke to the fact that organizations need to be thoughtful when architecting their hybrid integration platforms, as one size does not fit all.
  • Ehtisham Zaidi, Senior Principal Analyst, Data Management and Analytics, Gartner, shared that by next year, data preparation will be used as an embedded capability in data management platforms in more than 50% of integration efforts for analytics and data science.

Each of the four Market Perspectives explored how AI and data management are informing Informatica customers’ four journeys:

Gartner Analyst Ehtisham Zaidi takes the stage at Informatica World 2019 Ehtisham Zaidi from Gartner takes the stage at Informatica World 2019

Attendees also heard from customers and partners, who shared details of their journeys and how they’ve been delivering great business outcomes together with Informatica. These included:

  • Bob Russell, CEO of CTA Group, who shared his company’s Cloud/Hybrid journey, and how they’re illuminating new possibilities with intelligent data, such as leveraging data and insights to find solutions for housing the homeless population.
  • Blake Sanders, Senior Vice President, Information Technology at American Cancer Society, who discussed his 360 Engagement journey, and how the ACS has unearthed actionable insights by having an intelligent, 360-degree view of all their enterprise data.
  • Vira Shanty, Chief Data Officer at OVO, who discussed her company’s Next-Generation Analytics journey, along with leadership lessons around providing your team with a clear roadmap while providing a playground for failing and learning.

Market Perspectives Day also featured a customer panel with:

  • Christopher Cerruto, Vice President of Global Architecture and Analytics at Avis Budget Group.
  • Yannique Kameka, Vice President of Data Governance at Macy’s.
  • Cyndie Wiggins, Corporate Vice President, Data Governance Practice Lead, at New York Life Insurance Company. Cyndie and Yannique discussed their companies’ Data Governance and Privacy journeys.

…as well as the industry perspective from many of Informatica’s ecosystem partners, including:

  • Seann Gardiner, Senior Vice President of Business Development at DataRobot.
  • Nitin Mittal, Principal, Analytics and Cognitive, at Deloitte Consulting.
  • Michalis Petropoulos, Director of Engineering at Amazon Web Services.
  • Sanjeev Vohra, Global Technology Officer and Global Data Business Lead at Accenture Technology.
  • Arun Ulagaratchagan, General Manager, Power BI Engineering, at Microsoft.
  • Charles Zedlewski, General Manager of Strategic Businesses at Cloudera.

News & Announcements

Informatica Accelerates the Shift From Risk Management to Business Value With Industry-First Intelligent Data Governance and Privacy Solutions

May 20, 2018
Highlights End-to-End, Comprehensive Capabilities and AI-Powered Automation to Scale Across the Enterprise.

Informatica Announces Industry’s First AI-Powered, Cloud-Native Solution for Reference Data Management

May 20, 2018
Microservices-Based Reference 360 Solution Automates and Simplifies Master Data Initiatives With AI-Powered Insights at Scale

Informatica Announces Support for Microsoft Common Data Model for Self-Service Analytics at Enterprise Scale on Microsoft Azure

May 20, 2018