5 Reasons to Attend Snowflake Summit

March 26, 2019 Marta Bright

Snowflake Summit is just around the corner, officially kicking off on Monday, June 3, in San Francisco. The three-day user conference offers a unique blend of hands-on training and educational content, as well as an interactive expo floor called Basecamp. Attendees of Sthe summit will walk away with real-world ideas and techniques to enable their organization to be data-driven through analytics, technology, people, and processes.

Will you join us?

If you haven’t made up your mind yet, here are five reasons to register for this year’s Summit.

1. Choose from over 120+ educational sessions

Snowflake Summit isn’t just for data management professionals and IT staff. In fact, we’ve structured the agenda to appeal to anyone who possesses a desire for deeper data insights. When we announced the summit in September 2018, we were planning on having 80 educational sessions, but due to popular demand, we added an additional 40 sessions including hands-on labs and product road map sessions. Our seven tracks include:

  • Accelerating analytics and business intelligence
  • Data warehouse modernization
  • Data science
  • Data lake
  • Data sharing
  • Enabling developers
  • Integrating and streaming data

Click here for a more detailed explanation of the various tracks and educational sessions. Regardless of your experience level with Snowflake, there’s bound to be something for you.

2. Engage with 1,500+ attendees

We’re expecting more than 1,500 attendees at our inaugural Summit, the vast majority of whom are existing Snowflake customers. C-suite executives along with stakeholders from BI, IT, development, marketing, and security and governance will be in attendance. We’ve built plenty of networking time into the agenda so that you can exchange best practices with peers from other organizations.

Dozens of partners and thought leaders will also be available to share their solutions and expertise. Click here for a full list of Summit Partners.

3. Get inspired by our illustrious keynote speakers

Our keynote speakers will inspire you to achieve great things with data, technology, processes, and people. This year’s keynote speakers include:

Bob Muglia, CEO at Snowflake

Prior to becoming Snowflake’s CEO, Bob served as president of Microsoft’s $16 billion Server and Tools Business and EVP of Software and Solutions at Juniper Networks. Bob brings more than thirty years of tech industry management and leadership to the table.

Alison Levine, Adventurer & Advisor

Explorer, mountaineer, and New York Times bestselling author are just a few of the many ways to describe Alison Levine. In addition to serving as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and leading countless other outdoor adventures, Ms. Levine has built a successful career in the corporate world and authored a New York Times Best Seller, On the Edge, Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments.

Steven Levitt, Economist & Co-Author of Freakonomics

Steven Levitt is an award-winning economist and co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Freakonomics, which has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Mr. Levitt serves as the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and is co-founder of TGG Group.

4. Learn how using data for good helps transform the world

When we use data for good, amazing things can happen. Across the globe, non-profit organizations are using data to help address some of our most critical social issues. On the main stage, you’ll hear from Parkinson’s UK, Kiva, and Be The Match, which is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, as they share how they are using data to truly transform the world. These sessions are sure to get you inspired.

Click here for additional information about “data for good” keynotes.

5. Start your learning journey with Snowflake

Regardless of your Snowflake experience level, Snowflake Summit has something for you. If you’re new to Snowflake, get up to speed quickly at the Snowflake Essentials training class scheduled pre-conference. Advanced users can learn new tips and tricks by attending one of the many hands-on labs. And bring your most challenging questions to the Genius Bar and try to stump one of our many Snowflake experts who will be on-site.

Lock in early bird pricing

Ready to learn more about Snowflake Summit?

Register by April 30, 2019, to lock in early bird pricing—an $800 savings off the full price of a Summit ticket.

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