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The State of Streams – A European Adventure

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I have good news to share! For the first time, this October Confluent will bring to Europe two events dedicated to streaming technology: Confluent Streaming Event in Munich and Confluent Streaming Event in Paris. We will share about use cases from a variety of industries, and teach developers, architects and business stakeholders how to build a faster, more responsive digital business.

These events are for developers taking their first steps in the streaming world, experts who want to learn about the latest features added to Confluent Platform and architects who want to take the streaming platform to the next level.

I am honored and excited to deliver the opening keynotes in both cities. I can’t wait to meet the local Apache Kafka® communities and exchange thoughts about Kafka and the evolution its use cases.

I’ll talk about streaming platforms, why they are changing the world and how they evolved. I’ll share real-world examples ranging from early use cases that companies first adopted to the more exciting, cutting-edge work we currently see. I’ll also cover examples of real-time analytics, event-driven microservices, IoT and fraud detection. Hopefully these stories will inspire you on your adoption journey too. And finally, I’ll share my take on future industry trends and how our platform will evolve to meet new challenges.

I also want to highlight some other great speakers on the agenda for both cities who will discuss how they use Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform to conquer digital Darwinism (Dominique, I quote you here).

Confluent Streaming Event in Munich, Oct. 9:

  • Alexander Alten-Lorenz, Chief Architect Global Platform/Technology COO-C Digital, E.ON SE
  • Christian Nicoll, Director of Platform Engineering and Operations, Generali Personenversicherungen AG – Switzerland
  • Dominique Ronde, Big Data Pilot, Allianz Technology
  • Michael Noll, Product Manager, Kafka Streams and KSQL, Confluent
  • Hans Jespersen, Vice President, WW Systems Engineering, Confluent

Confluent Streaming Event in Paris, Oct. 11:

  • Yves Chophel, Technical Architect, Philip Morris International
  • Mickaël Saunier and Yutao Sun, Direction STET MOE Développement, STET
  • Florent Ramière, Sales Engineer, Confluent
  • Hans Jespersen, Vice President, WW Systems Engineering, Confluent

Join us

I invite you to join us and learn the best practices of simplifying and scaling software architectures with the streaming platform. It’ll be a great opportunity to gather together with other business enthusiasts, Kafka pioneers, Confluent users and experts to explore the unique streaming projects active across various industries today. I hope to meet you there!

  • Gwen Shapira is a Software Enginner at Confluent. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. She currently specialises in building real-time reliable data processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an Oracle Ace Director, an author of books including “Kafka, the Definitive Guide”, and a frequent presenter at data related conferences. Gwen is also a committer on the Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop projects.

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