Meet the 11 exciting speakers of Data Talks 2021

Our next Data Talks conference is coming up soon! On Thursday June 10, we are hosting our next virtual data conference for ambitious SaaS teams! This time around, we have two separate tracks full of inspiring content:

  1. The Data Track, which hosts talks on how to grow your SaaS business using data;
  2. The Building Blocks Track, where we’ll uncover a curated set of innovative software tools to help you speed up your product development;

Without further ado, meet our exciting speakers and get a sneak peak into their talks!

Explore the Data Talks 2021 Program

Our speakers for the Data Track

1. From Self-Serve to Sales Touch: Lessons Learned From Moving Up-Market

Many growing SaaS companies at some point face the same challenge. How do we move from self-service to bigger, enterprise deals? And how do you prepare your product and pricing for that change?

Moving up-market is complex and challenging, but it can transform your SaaS business into a scaling empire. In this talk, Proposify Co-Founder & CEO Kyle Racki talks about why you should consider a move up-market to sell to larger companies.

His keynote will be full of practical advice, since Kyle is talking from his first-hand experience. He’ll highlight the product, pricing, positioning, processes and people challenges Proposify faced during their own journey.

Main Stage: Thursday June 10, 1.20 – 2.00pm

2. How to evaluate +20 BI tools for your SaaS and select the right one

Craig DeBono, Business Intelligence Analyst at Leasetrack, will share his exciting BI journey at Leasetrack. He will share how he evaluated 20 to 30 BI tools in their quest to find the right one.

To help you make the process go faster, he’ll line out his 5-step process to tackle your BI research, and include his learnings & tips throughout the research process. Finally, you’ll learn how Cumul.io ticked all of their boxes, and what their current reporting dashboard implementation looks like.

Main Stage: Thursday June 10, 2.00 – 2.30pm

3. Preparing Your Data Stack for Growth

Before even thinking about providing data insights to your clients, you’ll have to think about your data stack. Which tools do you need to transform your raw data into interactive charts?

Yaniv Leven, CEO of no-code data platform Panoply, will be giving first-hand advice on how to prepare your data stack for growth. He’ll discuss which technologies to use, and why you shouldn’t make the mistake of completely developing it yourself.

His session will provide tips to handle the people and process challenges you’ll face while building out a modern data stack.

Main Stage: Thursday June 10, 3.00 – 3.30pm

4. Implementing a Cumul.io Management and Deployment Infrastructure

Implementing reporting & analytics can be complex. Your business teams know which insights your clients need, while technical teams are responsible for the implementation. A potential source of friction, you say? Matt Dunn will prove you wrong.

In this talk, he will share how Cumul.io helped them build a scalable reporting offering, exactly by having business users & developers collaborate.

Learn how they automate the entire implementation in no time using Cumul.io’s powerful API, and how they were able to migrate their complete reporting setup to a scalable solution in just 3 weeks.

Main Stage: Thursday June 10, 3.30 – 4.00pm

5. Data-Driven Decisionmaking of Tomorrow

To round up Data Talks, our very own founders will host a talk on why analytics matter to your customers, and how to make sure you keep them in the center of your reporting & analytics strategy.

In this talk, you’ll learn how Cumul.io’s low-code platform helps you embed actionable, customer-facing dashboards that truly help your customers unlock insights and make data-driven decisions.

In addition, we’ll give you a sneak peek into our vision and roadmap for our platform, and where our future for embedded analytics is headed.

Main Stage: Thursday June 10, 4.20 – 5.00pm

Our speakers for the Building Blocks Track

1. Why Developers Come First and How to Make Sure They Do

In this Talk, James Q Quick will highlight why it’s important to build real connections with developers, and how to make sure you do.

He’ll talk about his own personal experience as a Developer Advocate at Auth0 and beyond. He’ll show you tangible examples of how to help developers build things more quickly through documentation, tutorials and value-adding content. And at the same time, how developers can become real advocates for your product or brand when you build a real connection with them.

Building Blocks Track: Thursday June 10, 1.20 – 2.00pm

2. Using no-code to level up your user onboarding

The first innovative tool that will take the stage is UserGuiding, a no-code tool for building platform onboardings. Muhammet Enginar, CTO of UserGuiding, will explain why no-code helps you move faster in your organization, and how they help developers focus on building complex products instead of repeatable tasks.

To put this into practice, Muhammet will show you to what a no-code user onboarding looks like, and how you can set it up in the UserGuiding platform without writing a single line of code.

Building Blocks Track: Thursday June 10, 2.00 – 2.20pm

3. Building dashboarding apps using the no-code Betty Blocks platform

For the second demo session, we’re inviting Betty Blocks, a no-code citizen development platform to build enterprise applications in no time. They will explain how both developers and business users gain benefit from no-code tools, and show you exactly how!

Expect a quick demo of how to build an enterprise application without code, and how to easily embed Cumul.io reporting dashboards inside such an application.

Building Blocks Track: Thursday June 10, 2.20 – 2.40pm

4. Coding Session: Multi-tenancy and advanced customizations with the Cumul.io API

Cumul.io is known for its easy drag & drop interface. But did you know that there’s an even more powerful API behind this interface? Developers love it because it allows you to fully automate the creation of dashboards, embedding and rendering of dashboards based on the user who’s viewing it.

In this live coding session, our Developer Advocate Tuana will show you how to use the Cumul.io API to set up multi-tenant dashboards, and how to customize the experience for each different viewer. For example, learn how to show or hide specific dashboards for each user, how to change the styling of a dashboard depending on the user and more, all in just a few lines of code.

Building Blocks Track: Thursday June 10, 2.50 – 3.50pm

5. Using a data API for modern applications

If you’re exploring tools that help you build out a good data stack for your application, this session from Brecht De Rooms, Developer Advocate at Fauna should definitely be on your watchlist. Fauna is a flexible, developer-friendly transactional database available as a secure, cloud API with native GraphQL. In this session, you’ll learn more about Fauna, how it compares to traditional database setups, the differences and the advantages.

Building Blocks Track: Thursday June 10, 4.00 – 4.20pm

6. The Future of Data Integration 

Most likely, you are using multiple SaaS platforms to manage every facet of your organization: a CRM, ERP system, marketing & sales software, and everything in between.

How do you successfully build integrations between these tools you are already using? And especially, how to exchange data between these tools? In this talk, Hassan Syyid, co-founder of Hotglue will show you how to build data integration pipelines between your favorite tools in a scalable, yet intuitive way using the Hotglue platform.

Learn how cloud computing, the Python stack, data warehouses, and the growth of SaaS platforms are poised to change the face of data integration.

Building Blocks Track: Thursday June 10, 4.20 – 4.40pm

We’re excited to host these speakers, and equip you with a full toolset to build out your platform faster, and shape your client-facing analytics. Get your free ticket today and don’t miss out! 👇

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