Talend Connects the Community in London

October 07, 2013 --

The seventh Talend Connect was held in London near St Paul’s on October 2, bringing together its community of customers, users, partners, technical partners, leading industry specialists and Talend’s own technical leaders and executives. With over 200 attendees, the second London edition was a tremendous success enjoyed by all attendees, like our Boston, San Francisco, Paris and Frankfurt events.

Jason Stamper, editor of Computer Business Review, kicked off the day with a fast paced review the megatrends driving IT today – mobile, big data, cloud, social, the Internet of Things… Jason shared many relevant examples and brought light to some obscure and over-hyped concepts.

I then had the privilege to interview on stage Mike Sheridan, the global head of sales and marketing at Talend, who explained to the audience where Talend sees the market going – and how we intend to support our customers as they aspire to derive more value from their data assets.  Ciaran Dynes, our VP of Products, was next and highlighted the strategic product directions Talend is taking.

The rest of the day featured clients and partners presentations and case studies, including events sponsors Steria, Hortonworks and Blue Yonder, and customer UK Land Registry. There were also concrete presentations on Hybrid Integration and Sentiment Analysis, and I spoke about how to make open core choices.

Of course the day offered many opportunities to interact with clients and partners, but I would like to offer a parting thought, shared by a client in attendance:

"Talend is setting the foundation for our data so that it's trusted by the business"

Good summary, don’t you think?


PS: check out some of the event's photos on Talend’s Facebook page