The Snowflake Summit 2024 is all set to bring together data, AI and tech to discuss the advancements and cutting-edge innovation in Data cloud. It is an unmissable opportunity to connect with data experts to explore the limitless possibilities of AI in data and emerging trends in application development.

Event NameSnowflake Summit 2024
Start Date06/03/2024
End Date06/06/2024
LocationMoscone Centre, San Francisco
Address747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Event Timings 7:00 AM

Hevo is thrilled to be at Snowflake Summit 2024! Don’t miss us at booth #2423. We’ve got exciting giveaways, exclusive events, and tons of ways to help you unlock the full potential of your data. Stop by and say hello! Register Now.

Get ready to make the most of your Snowflake experience! Use this article as your ultimate pre-summit prep guide. Curate the list of sessions you want to attend, browse through the Snowflake summit agenda, identify the data experts you want to connect with and do not forget to attend the Hevo after-party for some extra fun.

Snowflake Summit 2024: What’s in store for you 

The Snowflake Data Summit 2024 is a four-day conference taking place from June 3-6 at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, USA. The four-day Snowflake Summit 2024 promises an action-packed experience with over 500 informative sessions, hands-on labs, certification opportunities, and presence of over 250 partners at Basecamp. 

Attendees can explore the advancements in AI, gen AI, Apache Iceberg, streaming technologies, privacy-preserving collaboration solutions, flexible programmability options, application development, and numerous other groundbreaking innovations shaping the data landscape.

Overall, the summit will cover 12 tracks:

  • Data Engineering
  • BI & Analytics
  • Modern Data Architectures
  • Collaboration
  • AI & ML
  • Marketing & Customer 360
  • Operating & Optimizing Snowflake
  • Industry Impact
  • Application Development
  • Governance, Privacy & Compliance
  • Cybersecurity
  • What’s New in Snowflake

In addition to the main summit, mark your calendars for Dev Day on June 6, 2024, tailored for AI/ML engineers, data practitioners, and developers. Dev Day offers a chance to delve into tech demonstrations, gain insights from leading industry figures, participate in an AI bootcamp, and so much more.

Why attend the Snowflake Summit 2024

The Snowflake Summit 2024 presents an unparalleled opportunity to engage with thousands of professionals and organizations that make up the vibrant Data Cloud ecosystem. This premier event fosters collaboration, enabling attendees to develop new data assets, services, models, and applications that can catalyze the next wave of value for their businesses. 

Hearing from the visionary Snowflake Summit Keynote speakers such as Jensen Huang – NVIDIA Founder and CEO and Thomas Davey – Chief Data Officer, about the impact of AI on organizations will be inspirational and innovation-driving. 

The Snowflake summit sessions will empower you to maximize the value of your most critical workloads, including data engineering, data lakes, data warehouses, AI/ML, applications, collaboration, cybersecurity, and unifying transactional and analytical data (Unistore).

The Snowflake Data Cloud Summit 2024 fosters an environment conducive to networking, collaboration, and problem-solving. Attendees canl engage in riveting conversations with peers facing similar challenges, exchanging experiences, and exploring tried-and-tested best practices and implementation strategies.

Furthermore, the Snowflake Summit 2024 offers a platform for data, AI, and business leaders to share their expertise and inspire attendees. You can learn from their experiences on how to propel your organization towards greater agility and success by harnessing the power of the Data Cloud. 

Now, let us look at some of the must-attend sessions during the Snowflake Data Cloud Summit 2024. 

Types of Sessions at Snowflake Summit 2024

This year’s Snowflake Summit has 5 types of sessions:

1. Activity

This year, Snowflake Summit is hosting a hackathon aimed at leveraging California’s Homeless Data Integration System (HDIS) to address homelessness, utilizing Snowflake’s Data Cloud and innovative tools like Snowpark, Streamlit, Geospatial Analytics, and Snowflake Marketplace for impactful solutions.

2. Breakout Sessions

You can choose breakout sessions from the 12 tracks mentioned above. Each breakout session is 45 minutes long and will cover the latest trends, use cases and capabilities of AI/ML in the data cloud. 

For example, In a session led by Adam Caplan, President Digital Business & AI at Altimetrik, attendees will learn how combining Snowflake’s Data Cloud with Salesforce’s CRM can leverage generative AI to boost sales, service, and marketing.

3. Dev Day Luminary Talk

The Dev Day Luminary Talk sessions will be 20 minute sessions that will take place on Dev Day(6th June) and cover topics such as:

  • How AI Agentic Workflows Could Drive More AI Progress Than Even The Next Generation Of Foundation Models
  • Productionalizing Gen AI Models: Lessons From The World’s Best ML Teams
  • The Future of Trust in LLMs
  • How to Build and Scale an Entirely Open Source AI Stack

4. Hands-on Lab

Dive deeper with hands-on labs! These 90-minute sessions, led by Snowflake experts, will show you how to use Snowflake and partner technologies in real-world situations.  Step-by-step lab guides will ensure you leave with practical skills.

5. Theater Session

The theater sessions are quick 20 minute sessions at the Snowflake Summit that offer dynamic presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics, including industry trends, customer success stories, product updates, and expert insights.

Must Attend Sessions at Snowflake Summit 2024

If you’ve already registered for the Snowflake Data Cloud Summit 2024 and are looking for must-attend sessions, here are our top picks:

1. Develop A Predictive Model Using Snowflake And Sigma

Speakers: Christopher Cardillo – Senior Partner Sales Engineer, Snowflake & Fran Britschgi – Solutions Architect, AI & Data Science, Sigma

In this 90 minute hands-on Snowflake & Sigma lab, you’ll build your own predictive model! The experts will walk you through the process of exploring your data, identifying key columns, and uncovering valuable insights without the need for extensive coding.

You’ll discover how to streamline the model development process by reducing complexity and providing a unified programming environment. From developing and executing data pipelines to performing feature engineering and accessing your machine learning models, you’ll have everything you need in a single place.

2. Delivering Trusted Data in this Era of AI

Speaker: Ramon Chen, Chief Product Officer, Acceldata

This 20 minute theater session will explore data trust in Snowflake. You’ll learn about the common challenges that can lead to inconsistencies and how to identify them proactively. You’ll also learn how data observability tools and AI-assisted detection can help your technical and business teams work together more effectively. 

3. Uplevel Your Data Architecture With Real-Time Streaming Using Aws And Snowflake

Speaker: Mostafa Mansour, Principal Product Manager, Amazon Data Firehose, Amazon & Henri Beaino, Head of Cloud and Strategic Partner Sales Engineering, Snowflake

This 45-minute session dives into using Snowpipe Streaming and Amazon Data Firehose to rapidly ingest data streams (clickstream events, logs, etc.) from various sources into Snowflake for real-time analytics. 

You’ll explore proven architectures through real-world examples, and show you how to build low-code, serverless, and cost-effective solutions for achieving low-latency data pipelines. You’ll walk away with the knowledge to integrate Snowflake with popular streaming services like Kinesis Streams, MSK, and Data Firehose.

4. Lessons Learned Migrating 10k SQL Server Databases to Snowflake at Navex

Speakers: Umair Moinuddin, Senior Solution Architect, Snowflake and James McIntyre, Associate Director of Software Engineering (Data & Analytics), Navex Global

This 45-minute breakout session will showcase Navex’s experience migrating a massive 10,000 SQL Server database fleet to Snowflake’s modern data cloud. Discover why Snowflake was the ideal choice and how they streamlined the process to reduce complexity and open doors for more AI and ML workloads. You’ll also gain valuable insights and tips to navigate your own migration challenges successfully.

5. Ericsson’s Federated Data Lake

Speakers: Mikael Held, Head of data and analytics platforms, Ericsson and Bulent Gecer, Expert Data Management and Analytics, Ericsson AB

This 20-minute theater session explores Ericsson’s Federated Data Lake (EFDL), a concept that unifies separate data mesh domains into a cohesive data mesh with a shared data foundation. You’ll learn how EFDL leverages service and management orchestration to make data accessible to both internal consumers and external service providers.

6. How Cisco’s Domain-Driven Data and Analytics Powers Business Transformation

Speaker: Nilesh Kulkarni, VP, Data and Analytics, Cisco 

This 45-minute session features Nilesh Kulkarni, VP of Data & Analytics at Cisco, sharing his insights on building a data domain-driven organization using Snowflake. You’ll learn how Cisco leverages Snowflake’s data platform and ecosystem to deliver high-quality, reliable data across various business units, including enterprise, business line data products, and acquisitions. Discover how this approach improves customer satisfaction through accurate and timely data.

7. Data and Analytics Leaders Roundtable: Ensuring Trust in Enterprise Analytics

Speaker: Kyle Kirwan, CEO, Bigeye

In this 45-minute session, Kyle Kirwan, CEO of Bigeye, tackles the crisis of trust in business analytics. Learn why 70% of decision-makers struggle to rely on dashboards due to data quality issues. Hear from data leaders managing massive enterprise data environments as they share the challenges behind this lack of trust and practical strategies to overcome them. 

Discover how to monitor data across traditional sources and Snowflake, ensure reliable analytics for executive dashboards, and build business leader confidence through dashboard health insights.

Hevo at Snowflake Summit 2024 

Hevo is thrilled to be a part of the excitement at Snowflake Summit 2024! We’re all set to come in strong and ready to showcase the power of the Hevo and Snowflake data stack.

Here’s what you can expect from Hevo at the Summit:

  • Personalized Demos: Stop by our booth and get a customized walkthrough of Hevo’s features, tailored to your specific needs.
  • Unlock the Potential of Your Data: Discover how Hevo’s robust features can help you:
    • Effortless Data Integration: Effortlessly move data from 150+ Data Sources (40+ free sources) into Snowflake with Hevo’s pre-built connectors and drag-and-drop interface.
    • Automated Data Pipelines: Free your team from manual data pipeline tasks with Hevo’s automated scheduling and data transformation capabilities.
    • Real-time Data Delivery: Get the freshest insights with Hevo’s ability to deliver data to Snowflake in near real-time.
  • Industry Leader Insights: See Hevo in action and meet our industry specialists for a Q&A session, where you can get expert advice on how Hevo can unlock the power of your data.
  • Unwind and Connect: Join us for exclusive networking events throughout the Summit, where you can connect with fellow data enthusiasts and Hevo experts.
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Radhika Sarraf
Content Specialist

Radhika is a Content Specialist at Hevo Data with over 5 years of experience. She excels at creating high-quality content related to data engineering, especially data integration, and data analytics. Her expertise lies in translating complex technical concepts into accessible and engaging content for diverse audiences.

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