The state of DataOps

There is a lot of interest in DataOps, but many people are confused about what it is and isn't. Is DataOps a methodology for building pipelines? A set of development and execution tools? Or a process for continuous improvement? This session will clear up the confusion and help align our understanding before we dive into details during breakout sessions.

To start this fireside chat, veteran data and analytics thought leader Wayne Eckerson will deliver a short presentation based on three-years of research that describes the core principles and components of DataOps. He will then sit down with Unravel CEO, Kunal Agarwal, to discuss the trends, challenges, and best practices required to succeed with DataOps. The goal is to give attendees a clear, concise, and unbiased understanding of DataOps with guidance about where to start and how to implement it.


Wayne Eckerson, President @ Eckerson Group

Wayne Eckerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field. He is a sought-after consultant and noted speaker who thinks critically, writes clearly, and presents persuasively about complex topics. Eckerson has conducted many groundbreaking research studies, chaired numerous conferences, and written two widely read books: “The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders.”(2012) and “Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business” (2005/2010).


Kunal Agarwal, Co-Founder & CEO @ Unravel

Kunal Agarwal is the CEO and co-founder of Unravel Data Systems. Prior to that, Kunal led sales and implementation at several Fortune 100 companies. He also co-founded, a pioneer in personalized shopping. Before that he helped Sun Microsystems evaluate Big Data infrastructure like Sun’s Grid Computing Engine. Kunal co-founded Unravel to solve the application management challenges that companies face when they adopt systems like Hadoop and Spark. Kunal holds a Bachelor’s in computer engineering from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

What is the cost to attend and watch the virtual sessions?

DataOps Unleashed is always free and open for all to attend.

Unleashed will be held live, virtually on February 2nd, 2022.

What is DataOps Unleashed?

DataOps Unleashed is the official DataOps peer-to-peer community.

We'll be back on February 2nd, 2022 with DataOps, CloudOps, AIOps, MLOps, and other professionals, to gather virtually to share the latest trends and best practices for running, managing, and monitoring data pipelines and data-intensive analytics workloads.

Sessions will include talks by DataOps professionals at leading organizations, detailing how they’re establishing data predictability, increasing reliability, and reducing costs.

New to DataOps?

DataOps is a holistic approach to the creation, deployment, monitoring, management, and optimization of data-driven applications. It describes the culture and rules of engagement that allow data teams to deliver and maintain high-quality, on-time data products, often powered by AI and machine learning, in an agile and cost-effective way.

DataOps defines how data teams work and also affects data consumers and those whose work causes new data to be created and used within the organization. Their work enables the entire organization to access data efficiently for data-driven decision-making and for the creation and delivery of data-driven applications.

Organizations with well-developed DataOps strategies, governance, and processes can expedite the delivery of data-driven workflows and results faster and better than others.

Who comes to DataOps Unleashed?

DataOps professionals and experts including data administrators, data architects, data engineers, data analysts, AI/ML professionals, and data technology leadership.

Join us for sessions on:

  • Data pipelines
  • Data orchestration
  • Data team composition
  • Data architecture
  • Data quality
  • Data governance
  • Data observability
  • Data operations
  • Data optimization
  • Data cost governance
  • Data migrations
  • Data modernization
  • MLOps/AIOps

Sign up for a free ticket below to see all of the sessions virtually at DataOps Unleashed 2022 on February 2nd!

Registrants will also receive access to view the sessions on-demand after the event.