Neha Narkhede confirmed as keynote for Berlin Buzzwords

We are very excited to announce Neha Narkhede as Berlin Buzzwords 2nd keynote speaker for the conference!

Neha Narkhede is co-founder and CTO at Confluent. Previously, she was responsible for LinkedIn’s petabyte scale streaming infrastructure supporting hundreds of billions of events per day. She is also one of the initial authors of Apache Kafka and serves as a PMC member and committer for the project. In the past she has worked on search within the database at Oracle and holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Naha will talk about "Application development and data in the emerging world of stream processing"

For a long time, a substantial portion of data processing that companies did ran as big batch jobs -- CSV files dumped out of databases, log files collected at the end of the day etc. But businesses operate in real-time and the software they run is catching up. Rather than processing data only at the end of the day, why not react to it continuously as the data arrives? This is the emerging world of stream processing. But stream processing only becomes possible when the fundamental data capture is done in a streaming fashion; after all, you can’t process a daily batch of CSV dumps as a stream. This shift towards stream processing has driven the popularity of Apache Kafka. Making all the organization's data is available centrally as free-flowing streams enables a company's business logic to be represented as stream processing operations. Essentially, applications are stream processors in this new world of stream processing.
In her keynote, she will explain how the fundamental nature of application development will change as stream processing goes mainstream.

We are very happy to welcome Neha Narkhede and Diane Mueller-Klingspor on board!