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DataStax Summit EUROPE 2016

View the keynote address featuring Billy Bosworth, CEO DataStax,
Matthias Broecheler, Director of Engineering for DSE Graph, DataStax
and Jean Villedieu Co-Founder, Linkurious

Join us and 500+ database revolutionaries for the inaugural DataStax Summit EUROPE and discover DataStax Enterprise, the massively scalable NoSQL database platform built on Apache Cassandra that powers global businesses such as Netflix, Adobe, Thomson Reuters and eBay.

Experience DataStax success stories and innovations from the Cassandra Community, dig deeper into how to use Cassandra with Spark and other exciting new technologies, participate in Special Interest Groups and find out more about DataStax and our Partners’ solutions. This event will give architects and developers alike a strong foundation in this next generation architecture and prepare them to bring excellence to their organization.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in — or wanting to find out more about — the innovation that businesses are achieving by
adopting Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. Tracks are focussed on the following roles:
Operations, Developers, Software Engineers, Architects, Press and Executives.


You will get a sneak preview of DSE Graph - part of the DataStax DSE 5.0 release set to launch later this year.

Free training for Apache Cassandra & Advanced
Functionality using DataStax Enterprise

Learn how to develop and administer your mission-critical cloud applications, powered by Apache Cassandra or DataStax Enterprise. You'll take a deep-dive into Apache Cassandra's powerful NoSQL architecture and learn the basics of DataStax Enterprise's advanced Analytics, Search and brand new Graph functionality.

Training places are limited so don't miss out and register now.

Training will take place on April 20

Venue Information

etc. venues 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
Click here for a selection of hotels within close proximity of the venue.

Sponsor the Event

We look forward to working with sponsors to ensure that DataStax Summit EUROPE is a highly valuable experience
for all attendees — it promises to be one of this year’s key events in the European database technology industry calendar.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact us at
Additional Sponsors
the last pickle


DataStax Summit EUROPE 2016 event team


April 19
April 20
08:45 - 09:45
Registration and Refreshments in Exhibition Area
09:45 - 10:30
Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax
keynote guests
Matthias Broecheler , Director of Engineering for DSE Graph, DataStax
Jean Villedieu, Co-founder, Linkurious
10:30 - 11:05
Break and Exhibition
11:05 - 13:20
Immediately Decisive: Using Apache Spark for Data Pipelines
11.05 - 11:10
DataStax Introduction
Martin Van Ryswyk, Executive Vice President of Engineering, DataStax
11:10- 12:00
Data Pipelines with Spark and DSE, Simon Ambridge, Solutions Engineer, DataStax
12:00 - 12:30
Streaming Customer Insights with DSE, Cassandra and Apache Kafka
Josep Casals, Head of Data Engineering, British Gas Connected Homes
12:30 - 13:05
Real Time Personal Trainer on the SMACK Stack
Jan Machacek, CTO, Cake Solutions
Anirvan Chakraborty, Technical Director, Cake Solutions Limited
13:05 - 13:20
Zeppelin Demonstration
Duy Hai Doan, Technical Advocate, DataStax
11:05 - 13:20
Making Connections with Graph
11.05 - 11:20
DataStax Introduction
Matthias Broecheler, Director of Engineering for DSE Graph at DataStax
11:20- 12:05
Exploring DSE Graph Fundamentals
Jon Haddad, Technical Evangelist for Apache Cassandra, DataStax
12:05 - 12:35
Seeing your graphs: How to Successfully Visualize Connected Data
Dr Joe Parry, CEO, Cambridge Intelligence
12:35 - 13:05
Hello DSE Graph - Let's Build a Knowledge Graph
Markus Höfer - IT Consultant, Codecentric
13:05 - 13:20
Q & A Panel Hosted by Matthias Broecheler, DataStax
11:05 - 17:00
Building Scalable, Real Time Applications for Financial Services
11:05 - 11:10
DataStax Introduction
Simon Webster, SVP and General Manager of EMEA, DataStax
11:10 - 11:35
DataStax Enterprise, Foundations for Finance
Daniel Cohen, Solutions Engineer, DataStax
11:35 - 12:20
Building a Digital Bank
Rajay Rai, Head of Digital Ninjas, Macquarie Group Ltd
12:20 - 12:50
Hardening DSE for Compliance (or Paranoia)
Nate McCall, Co-Founder and Senior Technical Consultant, The Last Pickle
12:50 - 13:20
The Big Data Landscape
Martin Van Ryswyk, Executive Vice President of Engineering, DataStax
13:20 - 14:30
Lunch and Exhibition
14:30 - 15:00
Field Notes - DSE in Practice
Caroline George - Solutions Engineer, DataStax
From Pilot to Production
Patrick Callaghan, Solutions Architect, DataStax
15:45 - 16:15
Break and Exhibition
16:15 -16:45
“There and Back Again”, ING’s Cassandra Tale
Christopher Reedijk, Chapter Lead, ING
Gary Stewart, Engineer/Architect, ING
Q & A Panel hosted by Simon Webster, DataStax & Guests
13:20 - 14:30
Lunch and Exhibition
14:30 - 17:00
Architecting for Scale: Real World Use Cases and Examples
14:30 - 14:45
DataStax Introduction
Steve van den Berg, Regional Vice President, DataStax
14:45 - 15:15
DataStax: Data Modeling Basics
Robert Stupp, Solutions Architect and Cassandra Committer, DataStax
15:15 - 15:45
Digital Transformation at Metro C&C - Working with Customer Data
Matthias Niehoff, IT Consultant, codecentric and
Karsten Neve, Lead Architect - Customer Domain, METRO SYSTEMS
15:45 - 16:15
Break and Exhibition
16:15 - 16:45
Transition from being tactical to being strategic with managed solutions to unlock the promise of Big Data
Paul Davies, EMEAR Business Development Manager, Big Data Solutions, CISCO & Tina Diamond, EMEA Managing Director, Cloudwick
16:45 - 17:00
Q & A Panel Hosted by Steve van den Berg, DataStax & Guests
14:30 - 17:00
Building and Maintaining Bullet Proof Systems
14:30 - 15:00
DataStax Introduction
Tim Vincent, EMEA Solutions Engineer Team Lead, DataStax
15:00 - 15:45
How DataStax Enterprise and Microsoft Azure make your Apps Scale from Day 1
Carlos Rolo, Database Consultant, DataStax Certified Cassandra Architect, Cassandra MVP, Pythian
15:45 - 16:15
Break and Exhibition
16:15 - 16:45
Scaling DataStax with Docker
Joel Jacobson, Solutions Engineer, DataStax
16:45 - 17:00
Q&A Panel Hosted by Tim Vincent
DataStax Guests include Track Speakers and Richard Ellingham, Persistence Team Lead, SKY
Networking Drinks
08:00 - 08:30
Registration and Refreshments in Exhibition Area
08:30 - 08:45
Welcome Address for Training Day
08:45 - 10:15
Overview of Apache Cassandra™ and deep-dive into internals with an emphasis on data modeling
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Overview of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Search functionality with Apache Solr.
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Overview of DSE Analytics functionality with Apache Spark
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 16:15
Overview of DSE Graph functionality with DSE Graph
16:15 - 16:30