Emergence of the Data-driven Enterprise

Dr. Sandeep Uttamchandani, Chief Architect, Cloud and Big Data Storage at VMware, USA


Rapid disruption has become a norm for every industry! Some popular examples are Uber, Airbnb, Tesla that are disrupting the transport, hotel, and car manufacturing industries respectively. So, what stops a new startup from becoming another Uber or Airbnb? Besides the network effects, one of the key barrier to entry is the data analytics and insights these companies are able to extract from large-scale day-to-day operations. Today, Big Data analytics has become a must-have building block for every organization. In this talk, I will cover the past, present, and future of platform technologies (compute, storage, network), and their interplay fueling data analytics innovation for Batch (Hadoop), Interactive (SQL, NoSQL), and Stream (Spark) processing.  As the technical community, our goal is to be at the forefront of this important industry transformation -- this talk aims to cover the landscape of opportunities to get involved.


Sandeep is a disruptive innovation leader specializing in developing enterprise products and services.  With nearly two decades of industry experience, Sandeep has been involved in successfully transforming technology shifts into products and services. More recently, he is an intrapreneur at VMware, defining the next Big Data Platform that enterprises can deploy and scale seamlessly across on-premise and public cloud.

He holds a Masters and PhD in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). 

He has 35+ issued patents, 28+ publications in key systems conferences. Prior to VMware, Sandeep served several key roles as developer, Chief Architect, and Strategist at IBM Research, and also at IBM GTS where he helped define architecture for several Fortune 100 customers. Sandeep is also an advisor to several startups, and a regular speaker at meetups and conferences.