Senior Big Data Engineer, Qwak
Simona is a data lover and a passionate storyteller. Over the past ten years, she researched and developed big data infrastructure solutions using cutting-edge technologies such as Spark, Kafka, and Elasticsearch. At her current position as a Big Data Engineer at Qwak, she works on research and development of solutions aimed at simplifying complex data and ML tasks. In her spare time she enjoys listening to bands you've never heard of and planning trips to Japan.
Data Engineering Manager, Zalando
Max Schultze is a data engineering manager working on building a data infrastructure platform at Zalando, Europe’s biggest online platform for fashion. His focus is on building data pipelines at petabytes scale, productionizing distributed processing engines like Spark and Trino, and providing services and tooling for data management to hundreds of teams across the company. As an early adopter of the data mesh paradigm, he is frequently advocating its usage through conference appearances, online trainings, and a recent "Data Mesh in Practice" publication at O'Reilly Media. Max graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin, actively taking part in the university’s initial development of Apache Flink.
Chief Data Officer, InPost