Open Source is Central to the Data Management Conversation, Boston, June 26-28

Open source dominates the data management conversation. Postgres Vision, June 26-28, Boston, explores the business value realized from innovative solutions and strategies. Use code KDPV17 to save.

Postgres Vision will be June 26-28 at the Royal Sonesta Boston hotel on the Charles River. MIT’s Kathleen Kennedy will emcee the event. 

As highlighted in the agenda for Postgres Vision 2017, IAG is a multinational insurance company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Take a journey with this $14 Billion company, which has selected Postgres as one of many open standard technologies, and learn of a key initiative, the Enterprise Data Hub (EDH). The project will save IAG $7.1 million over three years and bring greater operational efficiencies through consolidating applications. It's among the enterprises sharing first-hand experiences with innovative data management strategies during Postgres Vision.

Among the Keynote presenters is esteemed data scientist Hilary Mason, Founder at Fast Forward Labs and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners. Hilary is part of a growing agenda of thought leaders, executive decision makers, and open source community technologists from the data management ecosystem. They will explore such topics as:

  • Rethinking foundational processes, structures, and relationships to create a cohesive organizational structure across multiple business units and product groups to succeed with agile software and product development;
  • Reducing dependence on traditional vendors with new licensing strategies in order to increase agility while enabling a significant shift in budget to support innovation;
  • Improve DevOps functions using PaaS and DBaaS options for public, private, and hybrid cloud environments to speed up development while still maintaining full control over usage and environmental configurations; and
  • Much more.

Among the speakers will be:  

  • Graham Brooks, Partner, .406 Ventures;
  • Santiago Comella-Dorda, Principal, McKinsey & Co;
  • Frank Fanzilli, Director, Linux Foundation;  
  • Robert Haas, PostgreSQL Project Major Contributor and Committer;
  • Raffi Holzer, Product Manager, Pivotal Labs;
  • Larry Kerschberg, Professor Computer Science, George Mason University;
  • Dr. Michael Meskes, Major Contributor to PostgreSQL, maintains the embedded SQL C-Preprocessor;
  • Kiki Mills Johnston, Managing Director, MassChallenge;
  • Bruce Momjian, Co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, Core Team Member, Committer;
  • Dave Page, PostgreSQL Global Development Group Core Team Member;
  • John Rymer, Software Industry Analyst, Forrester Research;
  • Joe Schuler, Vice President, MasterCard; and
  • Matthew Spilich, Director of Engineering Operations, TripAdvisor.

The conversation about data management now centers on open source. The rapid expansion of mature, open source data technologies, demand from enterprises with new digital transformation initiatives, accelerating application delivery demands, and increasing ROI and enterprise success stories have contributed to greater innovation in open source architectures. Further, open source has helped organizations realize greater value from existing legacy resources through greater flexibility in data integration.

For information and to register, please visit When registering, use the code KDPV17 to receive $200 off the registration fee of $395. Watch this video for more insight.

Postgres Vision 2017