Denodo’s inaugural in-person global user conference DataFest in Asia Pacific attracts close to 300 attendees

Ravi Shankar, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Denodo
Ravi Shankar, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Denodo

Denodo, a data management specialist, recently concluded its highly anticipated global user conference, Denodo DataFest, in Asia Pacific, with resounding success. This event, held in-person in Singapore on July 12 and 13, had an impressive turnout of close to 300 attendees, bringing together clients, partners, analysts, and subject matter experts in data management across Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Australia.

What were the highlights of Denodo DataFest?

Charlie Dai, VP and Research Director at Forrester Research, kicked off the event with a presentation on ‘How to Transform Data Management Strategy in the Cloud-Native Era.’ Alberto Pan, EVP & CTO at Denodo, then delivered a product keynote on Next Generation Logical Data Management, in which Alberto and his team unveiled upcoming innovations in the Denodo Platform, like FinOps in the cloud, generative AI, and advanced security features.

Adding to the excitement, Selina Yuan, Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of International Business for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence announced the strategic alliance with Denodo, unveiling the listing of the Denodo Platform on the Alibaba Cloud global Marketplace.

Selina commented, “By leveraging data virtualization technology, a fast-growing data integration approach for modern data and analytics, Alibaba Cloud customers can accelerate time-to-decisions while simplifying data management and data integration processes.”

Distinguished industry experts take center stage

The event featured distinguished speakers from Toyota Astra Motors, Sime Darby Berhad, Nanyang Technological University, the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Capricorn Society, and RMIT University, who took the stage to share their success leveraging the Denodo Platform.

They highlighted how the Denodo Platform’s capabilities empowered them with such benefits as self-service analytics, creating a 360-degree view, and streamlining operations of their businesses. Emerging as the winner of the Denodo Data Innovation Awards 2023 (APAC) is Salma Alifia Shafira from Indonesia Stock Exchange for their ‘Data as a Service’ use case.

This approach not only enabled them to create 176 APIs supporting both real-time and on-demand requests from their customers, but also helped them streamline their day-to-day operations, generate incremental revenue for the business and target new customers.

“The recognition we got with the Data Innovation Award reflects the value our data strategy brought to the table. We feel honored to be acknowledged for our efforts in leveraging data to enhance our services, create value for clients, and drive innovation across the enterprise,” said Salma Alifia Shafira, Data Management Executive at the Indonesia Stock Exchange.

“Our journey with Denodo has been transformative. It empowered us to break down data silos, enabling the seamless integration and analysis of information across various systems. Utilizing the platform for data modernization, self-service analytics, and machine learning has enabled us to deliver a better experience for the business as well as for our customers.”

Denodo rewards users

The finalist for the award is Jozef du Preez from Capricorn Society, recognized for the company’s 360-degree-business-view use case, which enabled the company to gain a holistic view of members, suppliers, and internal business operations. The active involvement of Denodo’s customers in sharing their success stories proved pivotal in enriching the event.

Equally instrumental were the contributions of Denodo’s network of partners, which included industry giants such as Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud, BioQuest Advisory, and Tech Mahindra. Denodo partners played a vital role in making this event a success, through their participation and presentations at the event. In the fireside chat with AWS, Denodo and AWS discussed the importance of leveraging a logical approach to cloud modernization.

What does the event mean for Denodo?

“I am thrilled by the enthusiasm shown by our customers and partners who joined us at the conference. The success of this year’s event in APAC is a testament to their invaluable presence and engagement,” said Ravi Shankar, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Denodo.

“Throughout this event, our customers, partners, and data management experts shared insights on a wide range of compelling topics, including cloud modernization, self-service analytics, data science and machine learning (ML), data fabric, data mesh, and more. Two customer presentations in particular, as part of the Data Innovation Awards, demonstrated the strength, impact, and innovative nature of our customers’ use cases,” Shankar added.