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Automation Summit 2020

About The Event

Two Tracks


Product Track

Learn from our product experts on:

  • SnapLogic architecture and its unique capabilities
  • How you can leverage SnapLogic API Management and why it’s important in automating your enterprise
  • How to automate your data warehouse with SnapLogic’s ETL/ELT capabilities

Vision Track

Hear from industry leaders on:

  • New and improved strategies for digital transformation
  • How to utilize SnapLogic’s Flows to make integration tasks easier
  • How to supercharge your data and analytics platforms

Pioneers of Enterprise Automation

Your Automation Summit Speakers

Headline Speakers

Gaurav Dhillon

CEO, SnapLogic

Gaurav Dhillon is the Chairman and CEO of SnapLogic. Dhillon is an experienced builder of technology companies that focus on ways to integrate data and applications for improved decision-making and better business outcomes. He was the co-founder and former CEO of Informatica guiding it through a successful IPO and global expansion to become a market leader.

Dayle Hall

CMO, SnapLogic

Dayle Hall is the CMO at SnapLogic, where he is responsible for developing the go to market model, brand strategy and marketing execution of the company. He has built and grown marketing functions in large and small technology companies including People.ai, Lithium (now Khoros), Aruba Networks, Cisco and Oracle.

Mark Settle

Author & CIO

Mark Settle is a seven time CIO and two time author. His most recent book – Truth from the Valley, A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade – describes the talent, technology and operational practices that have been pioneered within the Silicon Valley and are transforming IT everywhere. He has led IT organizations that support the internal business operations, product development activities, and commercial web services of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Most recently he led the IT team at a highly successful San Francisco startup firm through its transition from private ownership to public operations.

Michael Nixon

VP of Product Marketing, SnapLogic

A data industry veteran, Michael Nixon currently leads the SnapLogic product marketing team as their VP of Product Marketing. Prior to Snaplogic, Michael served as Sr. Director of Product Marketing at the cloud data platform, Snowflake, and led their competitive marketing efforts.

Craig Stewart

CTO, SnapLogic

Craig Stewart is the CTO at SnapLogic, responsible for leading the company’s product strategy and launches, roadmap, and evangelism. Craig is an industry expert with experience guiding the evolution of data and application integration technologies. He has been a significant contributor to the technology development of major tech companies such as Oracle, Cognos, Sybase and more.

Greg Benson

Chief Scientist, SnapLogic

Greg is Chief Scientist at SnapLogic and leads forward looking research and innovation projects. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco. Greg has published several papers in the fields of operating systems, distributed systems, and programming languages. He is one of the original architects of the SnapLogic programming model and cloud platform. Greg also led the machine learning research work that resulted in SnapLogic's Iris AI.

Hear From Your Peers

Venu Janga

Head of Architecture, AstraZeneca

Venugopal Janga is a technical leader who delivers complex end-to-end solutions focusing on high availability, transnational integrity, scalability, and reliability. He has over 22 years of IT experience and has previously worked at Biogen and Verizon.

Jyotsna Sharma

VP, Head of Data Architecture, Global Technology, T. Rowe Price

Jyotsna Shama is an innovative and results-oriented technology leader with over 20 years of cross-industry experience (Financial Services, Health Care, Government, Consulting and Education) in IT Delivery & Management, Enterprise Data Architecture, Web and Mobile Application Development, Digital Transformation, Cloud Migration, Data Warehousing, Data Integration, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics.

Brian Murphy

VP Data and Analytics, Aramark

Brian Murphy is an entrepreneurial, solutions-focused executive business leader with a 30-year portfolio of success driving accelerated change through data-driven digital transformation. He has a proven track record of finding opportunities where others have not, leading to penetrating new markets, reducing costs, and driving profit acceleration. He has experience in artificial intelligence, Data-as-a-Service (DaaS, mesh architecture, data virtualization, and data monetization.

Juergen Stegmair

Associate Director of Integration, Analytics and Web Services, Texas Woman's University

Juergen is an experienced IT professional with over 25 years in the industry. Having mostly focused on ERP systems, database and data warehouse systems and administration, analytics and integration, he is now leading Texas Woman's University IT Solutions team of Integration, Analytics & Web Services. While working currently on a dissertation for an Information Science PhD program at University of North Texas, he spends time with family and a lot of pets at home and in nature.

Hema Rangaswamy

Senior Staff Architect, Illumina

Hema Rangaswamy is an experienced Enterprise Architect currently with Illumina. Illumina is the Global leader in Genomics applying innovative technologies to the analysis of genetic variation fueling ground breaking genetic research in the fields of medicine and healthcare. With over 20 years of experience, Hema’s expertise spans Application Integration and ERP Business Core with emphasis on Service-Oriented and Cloud Architecture.

Yuda Borochov

EVP Data, Quadpay

Yuda Borochov leads data Engineering, analytics and science teams at Quadpay, a rapid-growth startup revolutionizing the installment market in the financial industry.

Vishal Shah

Solutions & Deployment Architect, Big Data & Analytics – Strategic Foundational Technologies, Pitney Bowes

Vishal has over 20 years of experience in data integration, big data, and analytics. He plays a critical role in Pitney Bowes' digital transformation and big data initiatives.

Session Leaders

Brad Drysdale

Field CTO, SnapLogic

As the Field CTO for SnapLogic, Brad helps customers understand the value of intelligent automation in helping customers use integrated data and applications in new ways to align better with fast pace digital transformation initiatives within the business. Prior to SnapLogic, Brad was the APAC CTO at MuleSoft, where he worked with customers, analysts and the industry to help define the API-led approach to achieving digital outcomes.

Mark Gibbs

Sr. Director of Product Management, SnapLogic

Mark Gibbs is the Sr. Director of Product Management at SnapLogic. He has over 20 years of experience in data strategy, ETL/ELT, and analytics.

Karen He

Principal Product Marketing Manager, SnapLogic

Karen He is the Principal Product Marketing Manager at SnapLogic, where she is responsible for solutions marketing, and customer advocacy. She has experience in web and mobile analytics, customer experience, and customer service. Prior to joining SnapLogic, Karen was at other large technology companies, such as AWS and IBM.

David Meleney

Product Manager, SnapLogic

David Meleney is a Product Manager driving the strategy and execution of Snaplogic’s enterprise integration roadmap. David’s background in fintech cultivated a passion for working with data while guiding the evolution of data and application integrations for a diverse set of clients. His focus continues to be on building platforms that allow users to build custom solutions that solve their biggest problems and allow them to focus on their core business.

Dhananjay Bapat

Senior Product Marketing Manager, SnapLogic

Dhananjay Bapat is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at SnapLogic, where he is responsible for new product release marketing, competitive intelligence and contributes to a variety of marketing activities including sales enablement. Prior to SnapLogic, he has managed, marketed, and built software products at Oracle and Hughes Network Systems.


Conference Schedule

9:00 AM to 9:20 AM PST

Welcome & Keynote

Speakers: Dayle Hall & Gaurav Dhillon, SnapLogic
9:20 AM to 10:05 AM PST

The Future of the Enterprise is Automation

Speakers: Michael Nixon & Craig Stewart, SnapLogic

Now, more than ever, the world and how we work is changing rapidly. From changing business models driven by digital transformation to changing workforce operations propelled by the global health crisis, all organizations must now adapt to new realities or risk failing. Attend this keynote to understand SnapLogic’s vision for enterprise automation and how to avoid the pitfalls with digital transformation.

10:05 AM to 10:50 AM PST

Getting the most out of your Automation Investments

Speaker: Mark Settle, Author

Learn from Mark Settle, a seven-time CIO and two-time author on how CIOs and IT leaders can get the most out of automation investments by automating the enterprise. Settle authored his most recent book ‘Truth from the Valley, A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade.’

Break: 10:50 AM to 11:00 AM PST
PT Session #1: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST

Enterprise Platform: Path to modernization 3 technical considerations to make when modernizing the enterprise

Speakers: Hema Rangaswamy, Illumina & Mark Gibbs, SnapLogic

As enterprises continue to embrace the cloud as a part of their digital transformation initiatives, understand why it is imperative now more than ever that you embrace a modern integration platform. In this session, explore technical considerations and approaches when kicking off a modernization initiative in your organization.

VT Session #1: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST

Accelerate your digital transformation projects with Enterprise Automation

Speakers: Jyotsna Sharma, T. Rowe Price & Craig Stewart, SnapLogic

Today’s unpredictable and uncertain world requires companies to embark on digital transformation journeys to reach customers, increase agility, boost productivity, and stay ahead of the competition. Legacy systems and approaches, however, hold companies back and delay digital transformation projects. In this session, you will learn how to modernize your data architecture with an intelligent integration fabric to speed up digital transformation initiatives.

Break: 11:30 AM to 11:40 AM PST
PT Session #2: 11:40 AM to 12:10 PM PST

Enabling faster business results through data automation

Speakers: Vishal Shah, Pitney Bowes & David Meleney, SnapLogic

As organizations experience data explosion across their operations, having data automations to move batch, real-time, and streaming data to your data warehouses is critical. In this session, you will learn how SnapLogic enables you to get a unified view of data to make timely business decisions.

VT Session #2: 11:40 AM to 12:10 PM PST

Lean Teams Accelerating Results: Best practices for achieving a self-service data architecture

Speaker: Yuda Borochov, Quadpay & Karen He, SnapLogic

Data is the new oil and connecting the data across the organization remains a challenge for most companies. With data buried in pockets across the company, business stakeholders find it near impossible to make data-driven decisions. Join this session to learn how Quadpay accelerated in building their data platform with a lean team, and increased productivity with data automation and repeatable integrations workflows.

Lunch: 12:10 PM to 12:25 PM PST
PT Session #3: 12:25 PM to 12:55 PM PST

Boost collaboration and add massive business value using API management

Speakers: Juergen Stegmair, Texas Women University & Brad Drysdale, SnapLogic

A thriving API ecosystem, enabling secure access to functionality and data, within and outside your organization, across systems, modern and legacy, are critical to advancing your digital transformation agenda. Learn how SnapLogic’s API Management solution improves developer productivity, provides extensive traffic and access control, and enables API consumers to discover and consume APIs easily.

VT Session #3: 12:25 PM to 12:55 PM PST

Supercharging Data and Analytics Platforms

Speaker: Venu Janga, AstraZeneca & Dhananjay Bapat, SnapLogic

To deliver on the promise of agile analytics and actionable insights, organizations are investing in and optimizing data warehouses and data lakes to make the most of their valuable asset, data. Learn how SnapLogic enables you to gain insights that move the business forward while reducing time-to-value and ongoing maintenance.

Break: 12:55 PM to 1:05 PM PST
Customer Panel: 1:05 PM to 1:50 PM PST

Accelerating and democratizing enterprise cloud data platforms and analytics

Speakers: Vishal Shah, Pitney Bowes & Brian Murphy, Aramark & Venu Janga, AstraZeneca & Jyotsna Sharma, T. Rowe Price

From developing the right business strategy and operationalizing on that strategy, enterprises rely on data. Yet, even with the cloud advances of today, data continues to be buried in departmental silos across the organization, preventing stakeholders from making business decisions with complete information. Attend this panel session to learn how customers have built their cloud data platforms to make data analytics a reality with SnapLogic Enterprise Automation.

1:50 PM to 2:20 PM PST

The Future of NLP, Visual Programming, and Program Synthesis for Automation

Speaker: Greg Benson, SnapLogic

The confluence of advances in natural language processing, visual programming, and program synthesis is moving us closer to systems that can empower non-programmers to create sophisticated forms of automation and, at the same time, make technical users more efficient. This session will overview these research areas and the work we are doing at SnapLogic to advance the state of the art.

Wrap-Up and Close: 2:20 PM to 2:30 PM PST


What They Say


“After experiencing SnapLogic’s automation, we didn’t even consider a second solution.”

Srini Koushik, CIO, Magellan Health

“By automating our application and data integrations, SnapLogic cut our development time in half, and saved us tremendous amounts of time and resources. SnapLogic has proven to be a tremendous asset.”

Krishna Bhagavan, Sales & Marketing Engineering Manager, Yelp

“Digital transformation is a vehicle for growth at Hampshire Trust Bank. And SnapLogic is essential to that transformation.”

Russ Fitzgerald, CIO, Hampshire Trust Bank

“With the SnapLogic platform … being able to quickly and easily custom-compose our IT environment allows us to take advantage of the latest innovations and scale reliably with speed and confidence.”

Paul Chapman, CIO, Box

“We are now able to gather real-time student feedback and undertake analysis, which prepares us for building a product that helps millions of students.”

Tapan Parekh, Director, Director of Engineering and Architecture, Kaplan Test Prep

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