Big Data Talk – Transformation Series



Today, managing high volumes of Data has become a challenge for many organizations and at the same time a major competitive edge for some. No wonder, the need to understand the current and future Big Data phenomena amongst organisations is on a rise. Exploring the Big Data landscape, adoption trends and tools is becoming more pertinent to most organisations’ vision, strategies and growth blueprint. Just one fundamental question is almost never answered, ‘How can I make it work for my business?’ If your organization is just starting its Big Data journey, this session will help you with an actionable insight.

Ashnik is organizing a unique breakfast technology series as an interactive platform to talk about the leading solutions in the Database and BI industry. The interaction will vary from the latest data trends, prospective solutions to an organisation’s pain points and different implementation techniques of the Big Data strategy. EDB Postgres, the sponsor partner for this event will be talking about how enterprises can get ready for their next Big Data Implementation with different database types.

This invitation-only session will be led by senior business and data technology associates, who will offer strategic-level insights into what enterprise leaders should do to harness Big Data technology solutions in order to maximise business value.

Event Details

27th Sept 2016 – 8am to 10am

NUSS Suntec City Guild House,
Campus room, 3 Temasek Blvd #02-401
Tower 5, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983 (Google Map)

Fees: $0 (This is an invite-only event)

The Big Data Talkers

Big Data Talk

– Erik Baardse I Director Channel & Alliances APAC I EDB

Erik Baardse is the Director of Channel and Alliances APAC for EnterpriseDB, in South East Asia and Pacific region. Within EDB he has held several sales leadership positions. In addition, one of his focus areas is to further support the local Master Partner Ashnik and the partner eco-system across the region. Prior to EDB, he was employed at Oracle where he was an Account Manager for Oracle Database Technology covering The Netherlands.

Erik has been in the high-tech industry for over 10 years and has experienced the rapid transition of proprietary Databases to Open Source Databases. Erik holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business Management from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Big Data Talk

– Kaustubh Patwardhan I Head – Business Development and Strategy, Singapore

Kaustubh Patwardhan is Head of Business Development and Strategy at Ashnik. Kaustubh joined Ashnik in 2013 and leads Ashnik’s South East Asia business development team with responsibility for Strategic Planning, Channels and Partners, Sales, Marketing and Operations. He has been instrumental in building Ashnik culture centered on agility and innovation to keep up with open source innovation. He has played a key role in Ashnik’s multifold Sales growth trajectory by building strong partner ecosystem and responsive customer engagements.

Kaustubh has sound understanding of customer behaviour and their pain points as well as and solutions that could help address those pain points. He brings to Ashnik 10 years of experience in industry.

Big Data Talk

– Sameer Kumar I Database Solution Architect

Sameer Kumar is the Database Solution Architect working with Ashnik. Sameer and his team works towards providing enterprise level solutions based on open source and cloud technologies. He has an experience in working on various roles ranging from development to performance tuning and from installation and migration to support and services roles.

Sameer has acquired Professional Certification for his adept skills of PostgreSQL. He is also certified as the IBM DB2 Advanced DBA and was nominated as IBM Champion for his contributions in IBM data community. Besides, he is also experienced in MongoDB, Oracle and SQL Server.

In The Agenda

Registration and Breakfast
8.00 – 8.40 am

Talk 1] How to get ready for your next Big Data Implementation?

By Erik Baardse

8:40 – 9:15 am
Talk 2] Perspectives of Big Data

Part 1. Big Data Blueprints – By Kaustubh Patwardhan

Part 2. Overcoming Data Silos: Data Integration – By Sameer Kumar

9:15 – 10.00 am