As we are almost done with the year 2017 it is a good time to look back for a moment, and to also consider what the next year will bring. This year has seen a fair share of hype around the topics of AI and Blockchain, even I touched that latter topic with this blog post. Data security has been in headlines as well, both in bad and good with the data breaches and with fast approaching General Data Protection Regulation in European Union countries.
PASS Summit 2017 is now well behind us and there has been good time to reflect on this years conference. First of all, I have to say that Seattle as a venue is a good choice, even though for some of us that is a long way to travel. To me, it is about 20 hours from SEA-TAC to my home with the flights and driving, doable but not necessarily pleasant. As for the conference itself, I feel that it keeps getting better every year. It has definitely changed a quite a bit from my first Summit back in 2013. But so is the world where data platform professionals live, and the products we work with.
Here are some highlights from the PASS Summit 2017!