What to expect from Snowflake Summit 2022

It doesn’t snow too often in Las Vegas – and when it does, it’s usually on top of nearby Mount Charleston, sitting up majestically at some 12,000 feet as it does.

Looking for ice particles at a slightly lower altitude this summer, the Computer Weekly Developer Network team will head to Snowflake Summit 2022 in Las Vegas, staged from June 13-16.

Often thought of as a company with specific competencies in fully managed SaaS-based data warehouse, data lake, data engineering, data science, data marketplace and data application development… Snowflake these days prefers to just call itself the data cloud company. 

The company’s core technology proposition states that Snowflake’s Data Cloud works to unite, discover and securely share siloed data and to execute upon diverse analytic workloads. 

Speakers will include Frank Slootman, chairman and CEO of Snowflake alongside Benoit Dageville, co-founder & president of products, Christian Kleinerman in his role as SVP for product and Allison Lee, senior director of engineering.

Amp It Up

CEO Slootman has led three companies through successful IPOs and he was formerly at ServiceNow. He also recently released a book (Amp It Up) which made the Amazon charts.

The Snowflake Summit will feature four Industry Data Cloud overview sessions, six industry executive panels and sessions tailored for specific industries. A new ‘Industry Zone’ in the expo hall will invite attendees to discover new customer stories, explore new use cases and meet other industry peers to work within collaboration workshops. 

Celebrity inspirational event speakers will include American free-solo rock climber and adventurer, Alex Honnold.  

A regular on the tech trade show speaker circuit, Honnold’s perhaps reckless sounding recount of his climbs and ascent of El Capitan are actually totally absorbing and compelling, it’s a worth-attend session to cleanse the palette before more data science goodness.

The event will also spotlight keynote speakers and deliver a variety of breakout sessions, technical certifications, hands-on labs, a developer zone, industry experts and other sessions centered on collaborating around data.

Announcement pronouncements

Announcements and sessions at Snowflake Summit will showcase how Snowflake is working to deliver on a mission that it says will empower data scientists and developers to collaborate with data, enabling them to create new products and apps that help drive business forward in the cloud. 

Snowflake will also announce the 2022 Data Drivers Awards winners at the event. 

“Snowflake Summit is the premier event for data innovators across industries to share, learn, collaborate, and inspire,” said Denise Persson, chief marketing officer at Snowflake. “From high-level insights to execution best-practices, the breadth of information will fuel both business and career growth, with data collaboration as the central driver to unlocking new potential.” 

Persson and team note that this is the company’s first in-person summit since 2019 – for obvious Covid-19 related reasons – but the firm has been doing a number of in-person events recently, namely its “Data for Breakfast” series.

Notes from Snowlake itself are below:

Developers: Connect with and learn from developers building their applications in the Data Cloud, including a first-ever developer-focused applications keynote. Attend technical sessions and real-life demos in the Dev Zone. Show your coding skills, learn something new, and win awesome swag!

Data engineers: Learn from other data engineers how to optimize your practice, simplify and improve your data pipelines, and explore new possibilities for modern data engineering. Watch demos, hang out in the Dev Zone and try the three hands-on labs in the data engineering and pipelines track.

The theme of the event itself will be “The World of Data Collaboration” – a guide from the company itself is also included here – and the event hashtag is #SnowflakeSummit.

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