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Defining Data Quality: Data SLA Nightmares & Lessons Learned

Databricks Sr. Staff Developer Advocate, Denny Lee, Citadel Head of Business Engineering, Vinoo Ganesh, and Databand.ai Co-Founder & CEO, Josh Benamram, discuss the complexities and business necessity of setting clear data service-level agreements (SLAs). They share their experiences around the importance of contractual expectations and why data delivery success criteria are prone to disguise failures as success in spite of our best intentions. Denny, Vinoo, and Josh challenge businesses of all industries to see themselves as data companies by driving home a costly reality – what do businesses have to lose when their data is wrong? A lot more than they’d like to believe.

About Our Guests

Denny Lee

Sr. Staff Developer Advocate Databricks

Denny Lee is a Developer Advocate at Databricks. He is a hands-on distributed systems and data sciences engineer with extensive experience developing internet-scale infrastructure, data platforms, and predictive analytics systems for both on-premise and cloud environments. He also has a Masters of Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Sciences University and has architected and implemented powerful data solutions for enterprise Healthcare customers. His current technical focuses include Distributed Systems, Apache Spark, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Genomics.

Vinoo Ganesh

Advisor Databand.ai

Vinoo is an experienced software engineer, architect, and startup advisor. He has extensive experience building data pipelines and leading data engineering teams. Most recently, he worked as CTO of Veraset, a data-as-a-service startup focused on understanding the world from a geospatial perspective. Prior to that, he spent a number of years at Palantir Technology, leading both software engineering as well as technical implementation teams.

Josh Benamram

Co-founder & CEO Databand.ai

Josh is Co-Founder and CEO at Databand.ai. He started his career in the finance world, working as an analyst at a quant investment firm called SIG. He then worked as an analyst at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he focused on data and ML company investments. Just prior to founding Databand, he was a product manager at Sisense, a big data analytics company. He started Databand with his two co-founders to help engineers deliver reliable, trusted data products.

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