Zalando SE – Your First Steps into the World of Data Mesh

Data democratization and adoption of cloud platforms have led to an evolution of data architecture and data management practices in the tech world. Local data teams can now directly contribute to the overall data strategy by publishing their high value data as a product on a common data platform in a distributed governance framework. What is the new paradigm of Data Mesh and how does it materialize in practice? What is the role of the central data organization in all of this? And what are the first steps to get to Data Mesh? In this keynote, we will share our experiences collected at the Zalando Data Foundation and help you to get started.


Dr. Alexander Borek, Head of Data Analytics | Zalando SE

Alex is a data executive, advisor, author and speaker. As „Doctor Data“, he helped more than 30 organizations in Europe to advance on their data and AI journey. He is co-leading the Zalando Data Foundation, a tech team of 130 people, and drives the data analytics and data mesh transformation across the Zalando Group. Before, he led the global data strategy at Volkswagen Group and FS and advised Fortune 500 companies as a consultant at Gartner and IBM.