We hope you enjoyed the first full day of Summit, including keynote presentations from Frank Slootman, Christian Kleinerman, and Steven Levitt.
Recap of Frank Slootman’s keynote
Frank Slootman, Snowflake Chairman and CEO, provided the opening keynote today.
Frank began by sharing the Summit mission: we’ve gathered this week to share knowledge. Snowflake customers are eager to share their knowledge, a sign of the tremendous business value customers are getting from their data.
Frank also gave attendees a look back at the major milestones in Snowflake’s history, quantifying the momentum the company is seeing in employees, markets, and customers.
Frank announced the Snowflake Data Exchange, which enables customers to discover and instantly get new data. Customers can join this with existing data in Snowflake to drive business insights. For data providers, this opens up opportunities to build new products and revenue streams. Read more.
Recap of Christian Kleinerman’s keynote
Following Frank’s keynote, Christian Kleinerman, Snowflake VP of Product Management, gave a presentation on Snowflake product innovation.
Christian reflected on the events and achievements of the past year and looked ahead by detailing key pieces of the Snowflake roadmap. Looking back, he summarized the major features released in the past 12 months and detailed Snowflake’s regional and cloud expansion, trends on storage, and trends on data sharing.
Christian detailed Snowflake’s product plans in the following categories:
- Core data warehouse functionality
- Data pipelines
- Global Snowflake
- Secure Data Sharing
For Snowflake’s core data warehouse, Christian detailed new features related to extensibility, geospatial data, and the Worksheets 3.0 query editor.
For data pipelines, Christian covered credential-less stages, Snowpipe auto ingest, and a Kafka connector. For Global Snowflake, Christian introduced Snowflake Organizations, which federates multiple locations, monitors usage, and provides automated policies and parameters.
For secure data sharing, Christian detailed Snowflake Data Exchange, which provides a data discovery catalog with categories, as well as an integrated consumption experience. Read more.
Drive extreme results: Experience Formula 1 racing at Snowflake Summit
To celebrate Snowflake’s exciting partnership with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, we’re bringing Formula 1 racing to Snowflake Summit! Stop by the Recharge and Refuel area to check out Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 race car. Try it out for yourself by driving a lap in our F1 racing simulators, and then grab a Red Bull and go over the telemetry data from your time on the track. We’ll be giving out prizes for the fastest laps!
Wednesday keynote presentations
Wednesday’s schedule begins with a 9 a.m. keynote by Allison Levine, team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition. Alison’s presentation is titled “On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership.”
Don’t miss the “Data for Good” keynote at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, presented by Julie Dodd, Director of Digital Transformation and Communication at Parkinson’s UK, and Kevin O’Brien, Chief Technology Officer at Kiva.org.
Visit Snowflake partners
Snowflake would like to thank all the Snowflake partners!
Snowflake is the center of your data analytics platform, and Snowflake’s partners are the key to delivering the comprehensive insight you expect from Snowflake. With leading analytics solution and technology partners attending, Snowflake Summit is one of the few events where you can learn about an end-to-end data analytics solution for your organization.
The Expo Floor is located in Basecamp. On Tuesday, use the following times to visit with selected partners:
- 11:00–11:30 a.m. (Break)
- 12:15–1:30 p.m. (Lunch)
- 5:15–6:30 p.m. (Happy Hour)
Join us for Snowball tomorrow night
Let loose with your fellow Summiteers. It’s your chance to enjoy signature spirits, great food, live entertainment, and amazing company.
Snowball takes place Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at August Hall, 420 Mason Street in San Francisco. Data Driver Awards will be announced, with entertainment provided by The Chris Clouse Project.
And the winner is…
Congratulations to TUI – Hotels & Resorts on winning Snowflake’s 2019 Greenfield Project of the Year in EMEA!
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