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Enabling a Data Mesh Architecture and Data Sharing Culture

  • 2023-03-24
  • 8:50 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Deloitte Summit Building - 410 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
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  • Full access to the live event including Deloitte's traditionally generous continental spread of muffin, croissant, yoghurt, coffee, tea, and juices.
  • Access to the DAMA event virtually via the Zoom link you will be sent before the event.
  • Used to register event volunteers at no charge.
  • This will be used to register speakers for the event.
  • This is used to register sponsors for a conference or event.

Enabling a Data Mesh Architecture and Data Sharing Culture (In-Person & Virtual)

Good morning! Please join us on Friday, March 24th, to listen as Pablo Alvarez shares best practices for implementing Data Mesh with Data Virtualization.

Data Mesh presents a new distributed and decentralized paradigm for data management, where autonomous domains expose their own data as "data products" to the rest of the organization. Data Mesh aims to reduce bottlenecks caused by excessive dependency on centralized IT teams by capitalizing on the specialized data knowledge that domain users already have. However, Data Mesh literature leaves the implementation of these ideas very open to each organization.

Pablo Alvarez, Global Director of Product Management at Denodo, will discuss what a Data Mesh is, how Data Mesh works, and how Data Management/Virtualization platforms fit into this type of architecture. From there Pablo will share an example of how a company evolved from a traditional architecture to a logical architecture, and eventually implemented a Data Mesh model using Data Virtualization.

You will learn:

  • The key ideas of a Data Mesh

  • How Data Virtualization can help you implement a Data Mesh

  • How a company can evolve from traditional analytic architecture to Data Mesh.

  • Best practices for implementing a Data Mesh with Data Virtualization.


  • 8:50 In-person networking, coffee, and muffin at Deloitte's Learning Centre
  • 9:00 DAMA chapter announcements and a thank you to our Sponsors
  • 9:30 Enabling a Data Mesh Architecture and Data Sharing Culture
  • 10:30 Questions and discussions, coffee refill, networking
  • 10:55ish Door Prize?


Pablo Alvarez is the Director of Product Management for Denodo. Pablo has been fighting in the trenches of data virtualization for years and has led the acquisition of data virtualization by Denodo's largest customers. He is responsible for product design and strategy. Originally from northern Spain, he is based out of Palo Alto, California.

About our location:

  • Deloitte Summit Building 
  • Follow signage - Learning Centre
  • Capacity - 60ish people in-person
  • Delicious baking and coffee provided 
  • 410 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC
  • Unless you are attending virtually.

Information and contacts will be linked here AFTER the event:

  • Slide deck 
  • Recording (if available)
  • Contact information for follow-up questions

Upcoming DAMA-Vancouver BC Events - Mark Your Calendars:

  • 2023
  • Mar 24, 9-11 am PST - Enabling Data Mesh Architecture And A Data Sharing Culture
  • Apr 28, 9-11 am PST - TBD - changed from 14th back to 28th
  • May 26, 9-11 am PST - Data Governance - Alation
  • Jun 23, 9-11 am PST - Data Engineering Fundamentals - Joe Reis
  • Sep 22, 9-11 am PST - Designing Privacy In - Karen Meohas
  • Oct 19-20, DAMA Days Cross-Canada Conference (2nd Annual)
  • Nov 24, 9-11 am PST - TBD
  • 2024
  • Jan to Nov - TBD - send in your ideas - maybe ask ChatGPT  :)
  • October - 3rd Annual Live Conference October

Other Data Community Events Worth Noting:

  • Mar 16th, 6 PM Vancouver Low-Key Happy Hour - late notice but you've probably already seen notices about these events popping up across North America since Ethan Aaron held a Low-Key event in NYC earlier this year. 
  • Check out www.LightsOnData.com where George Firican focuses on data governance, Data Quality, and Business Intelligence. Also, check out the schedule for Friday mornings for the Lights On Data Show on Friday mornings. 

Thank you to Deloitte for their continuing support over the last decade, providing venues and sustenance for our DAMA-Vancouver BC Chapter and the Vancouver data scene.  Please check out their web site.

Thank you to denodo, a Platinum sponsor of our current season.  One Logical Platform for All Your Data; One Modern Solution for Your Business; Please check out their web site and their white papers:
    - Analyst Report: The Value of Data Virtualization in a Data Mesh
    - Logical Data Fabric Whitepaper
    - Logical Data Fabric Powered by Data Virtualization: An Overview

Thank you to Qlik a Platinum sponsor of our current season.
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Thank you to Cittabase, a Platinum sponsor of our current season.  Cittabase is a Specialized Data Management Consulting Company, offering enterprise products and services in the Data Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics domain. Please check out their web site.

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