Moneyball Inspiration Billy Beane and Professional Poker Player Annie Duke to Keynote IMPACT: the Data Observability Summit

Tim Osborn

Tim is a content creator at Monte Carlo who writes about data quality, technology, and snacks—occasionally in that order.

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The data space is evolving at break-neck speed, and IMPACT: The Data Observability Summit is returning to bring clarity to the chaos.

That’s right, data leaders! IMPACT will return for its third year on November 8, 2023, and this time we’re bringing together data and AI leaders from inside and outside the space to share their perspectives.

Keynoting the event this year is pioneer of the analytics-driven baseball strategy sabermetrics and the inspiration behind the Academy Award-nominated film Moneyball, Billy Beane, along with World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner and award-winning decision strategist, Annie Duke.

In addition to our Keynotes, we’ll dive into some of the hottest topics in data, like Generative AI, the modern data stack, data products, and more with a lineup of leaders from across the data space, including:

  • Nga Phan, SVP of Product Management at Salesforce 
  • Tristan Handy, Co-Founder and CEO of dbt Labs
  • Krishnan Parasuraman, VP and CTO of Global Field Office at Snowflake
  • Oliver Gomes, VP of Analytics and Strategy at Fox
  • Vishnu Ram, VP of Engineering at Credit Karma
  • Prukalpa Sankar, co-founder of Atlan
  • George Fraser, CEO and co-founder of Fivetran
  • Cameran Hetrick, VP of Analytics and Strategy at BetterUp
  • Neta Iser, VP of Data and Integration at Navan
  • Tomasz Tunguz, Venture Capitalist at Theory Ventures
  • Ed Presz, Director of Data at Pie Insurance
  • Max Illis, Charlie Kimber, and Chloe Connor at OVO Energy
  • Zack Klein, Software Engineer at Whatnot
  • And more!

Attendees will also get an exclusive look into Monte Carlo’s product roadmap and what’s next for the future of data observability, along with plenty of other surprises from the Monte Carlo team.

 The IMPACT 2023 agenda will include three distinct breakout tracks: 

  • Accelerating the Impact of Data – Join data leaders as they share their experiences, learnings, and best practices building resilient data teams, scaling processes, and fostering a culture of data trust. Speakers included executives from Salesforce, Fox, Navan (TripActions), BetterUp, and CreditKarma.
  • Designing Trusted Data Products – Hear from best-in-class data engineers, analysts, scientists, and architects about their experiences tackling data quality at scale with cutting-edge tech, frameworks, and organizational structures.
  • Building Reliable Data Stacks – Learn how to build more reliable data platforms with the latest tools, processes, and technologies shaping the data and AI landscape.

Since the 2022 IMPACT summit, the data observability category has continued to see significant growth, including the creation of a G2 category for data observability; increased market research from leading analyst firms; and hundreds of new customer use cases, from Pepsico and Riot Games to Cisco.

“Over the past several years, data observability has emerged as a must-have for companies serious about driving impact with data, from launching new and innovative data products to ensuring the reliability of their analytics and digital services. Now, in the age of generative AI, data trust is even more critical,” said Barr Moses, CEO and co-founder of Monte Carlo. “After speaking with hundreds of customers, I’m more convinced than ever before that data observability will play a central role in the success of LLMs. IMPACT 2023 is our opportunity to showcase this vision for data reliability in the modern data and AI stack, hear from leaders and practitioners pioneering real-world use cases, and draw inspiration from data leaders like Billy Beane and Annie Duke.”

In addition to our virtual IMPACT Summit, Monte Carlo will be hitting the road to host a series of in-person meet-ups, bringing together data leaders from around the world to share in an evening of workshops and discussions about everything from data reliability to some of the hottest trends coming down the pipeline. Pun intended. 

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