Women In Technology Panel Discussion
Anna Hoffman (Data & Applied Scientist, Azure SQL, Microsoft, USA), Lindsey Allen (Director of PM, Microsoft, USA), Marisa Brasile (Program Manager, Microsoft, USA), Vicky Harp (Program Manager, Microsoft, USA), Nikita Takru (Product Manager, Microsoft, USA) & Mara Steiu (Program Manager, Microsoft, USA) @ DPS 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel Discussion
Jennifer Stirrup (CEO & Founder, Data Relish, UK), Sandip Pani (Data Architect, NextGen Healthcare, India), Dr. Sangeeta Gupta (CEO & Founder, Gupta Consulting Group, USA), Kay Sauter (Senior BI Consultant, OneDigit AG, Switzerland) & Deepthi Goguri (SQL Server DBA, Intone Networks Inc., United States) @ DPS 2021
DPS introduced a new learning and knowledge-transfer feature for its senior audience – both at executive level and technical leadership level. This new initiative was called “DPS Round Tables” which were closed-room discussions, and these were an instant hit with the audience. There were three types of round tables designed for the delegates:
1. Women-In-Technology Round Table for women leaders in technology
2. Executive Round Tables for Executive Leadership and Organization Heads
3. Technology Round Tables for Technology Leaders
Women in Technology Round Table
Executive Round Tables
Technical Round Tables
Breakout sessions are of 75 minutes each, where experts will deliver basic to expert level concepts using PPTs and supporting demos for 60 minutes and takes Q & A for last 15 minutes. Most popular way of learning worldwide.
Chalk-Talks are short-duration sessions (30 minutes) focusing on conceptual & architectural understanding, that too with only a whiteboard and marker at the disposal of the expert. No Laptops, no PPTs, no demos – only whiteboard-ing!
Open-Talks are another revolutionary learning methodology followed at Data Platform Summits. Open-Talks are 30 minutes free-flowing discussion on a specific topic. No laptops, no PPTs, no demos – only discussion and Q & A. Topic will be pre-decided.
Ask-The-Experts & Community Zone
DPS also gave the delegates an opportunity to ask open-ended questions to a panel of experts from Microsoft, MCM & MVP community. Delegates came in groups to discuss their project issues with Microsoft & industry experts.