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Join the technology community on September 16, 2021, as we come full circle with our first in-person conference since Data Summit '20!
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Get back into live events + explore a day of incredible presentations given by a diverse line-up of expert data thought-leaders!
Tech is continuously evolving and innovating, making it essential to stay ahead of the curve. So join the Richmond Data community on September 16th, as we come together to exchange ideas, explore data career opportunities + advance your technology skillset!
September 16, 2021
The Virginia War Memorial
621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23220
8:30 AM | Networking + Sponsor Exhibition
Welcoming remarks by rvatech/Data Summit Chair, Lori Jennnings + introduction of our Emcee, Vida Williams
9 AM | Keynote Abhijit Bose
Running time: 9:05 – 10 AM
“Machine Learning at Capital One – An Overview of the Advancements of Machine Learning at Capital One”
10:15 AM | Data Career + Growth Panel
Running time: 10:15 – 11 AM
In this panel discussion, you will hear from real folks who are hiring right now, what they are seeking, what is holding back candidates, and ideas on how to optimize your search.
Moderated by Todd Dube | Cloud Solutions Architect at CarMax
Reginald Leonard II | Associate Director of Career Connections and Community Engagement at University of Virginia
Susan Gorney | Sr. Director Data Strategy & Technology at Altria
Rob Phillips | Director of Technology at CarMax
11 AM | 2020: COVID, Politics and Civil Unrest - What did it Mean for a Data Scientist?
Running time: 11:00 – 11:35 AM
Featured Speaker: Vida Williams | Chief Data Officer/Chief Diversity Officer at SingleStone
11:35 AM | Lunch + LIVE! Podcast with feat. guest David Der of Spring Oaks Capital
Running time: 11:35 AM – 1:00 PM
Hosted by Ford Prior with featured guest, David Der | Head of Engineering at Spring Oaks Capital
1 PM | Data Mesh - Scalable Data Architecture
Running time: 1:00 – 1:35 PM
Organizations have long leveraged centralized data teams to design and build analytic data solutions such as data lakes and data warehouses. As these data platforms expand in scope and usage, these centralized teams often reach a point where they can no longer keep pace with business needs.
Data Mesh is a new approach that directly addresses this challenge. It represents a paradigm shift away from legacy best practices and established enterprise data architecture frameworks, and towards federating data product development across business domains.
As part of this presentation, we aim to provide organizations with:
- A fundamental understanding of Data Mesh concepts and value proposition
- Benefits the Data Mesh has brought to Mission Lane
- How to navigate the “people” aspect of making a shift to Data Mesh Architecture
Rick Vasko | Data Architect at Impact Makers
Mike Carpenter | Data Steward + Reporting Specialist at Mission Lane
1:35 PM | VA's Consumer Data Protection Act - Following California Into the Privacy Frontier
Running time: 1:35 – 2:05 PM
Explore the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act. Discuss exemptions, tasks, security mandates
under the Act alongside the new rights that are unfolding for consumers under both Virginia’s CDPA
along with the myriad of other state laws percolating. This session will also delve deep into developing
a battle plan for future-proofing against the onslaught of new privacy regulations nationwide.
Featured Speaker: Beth Burgin Waller | Chair Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice at WOODS ROGERS
2:20 PM | Encrypted Traffic Analysis with Machine Learning: Cybersecurity for all Network Traffic
Running time: 2:20 – 2:55 PM
Featured Speaker: Andrew Fast | Chief Data Scientist & Co-founder at CounterFlow AI, Inc.
2:55 PM | Machine Learning in Production
Running time: 2:55 – 3:30 PM
Featured Speaker: Paul Hurlocker | Chief Technology Officer at Spring Oaks Capital
3:30 PM | Happy Hour + Networking
Data Summit '21 Speakers
Managing Vice President Center for Machine Learning
Chief Data Scientist and Co-Founder
Director Of Technology
Chief Technology Officer
Spring Oaks Capital
Cloud Solutions Architect
Reginald Leonard II
Associate Director of Career Connections and Community Engagement
University of Virginia
Chief Data Officer/Chief Diversity Officer
Sr. Director Data Strategy & Technology
Beth Burgin Waller
Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice / Principal Attorney
Data Steward + Reporting Specialist