7 Key Ways to Grow Your Cloud Data Management Skills

Cloud Data ManagementIn my recent post, I shared key reasons why I’m looking forward to Informatica World 2017. One of these reasons is the chance to learn new cloud data management skills. As companies increasingly migrate business functions to SaaS, the need for cloud data management skills rises daily. Expertise on how to integrate data created in the cloud with data from traditional on-premise apps is a competitive differentiator. Strong skills in this area can help your organization get ahead and make a key difference in your personal career development.

With that in mind, here are some things you can do at Informatica World 2017 to increase your cloud data management expertise.

1) Learn from Experienced Cloud Data Management Executives

On Monday, May 15, 2017, as the conference opens, our CEO, Anil Chakravarthy will welcome a special guest. Ariel Kelman, CMO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will join Anil on stage. As you likely already know, AWS is a scalable infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses all around the world. Together, Anil and Ariel will dialog about what’s next in Cloud Data Management. The conversation may outline ways your organization can increase IT agility and speed while freeing up IT resources for strategic business initiatives.

2) Get an Industry Perspective on Cloud Integration and Hybrid Data Integration

As I mentioned in my previous post, this year’s event will include an Industry Perspective on Cloud Integration and Hybrid Data Integration, led by our EVP and Chief Product Officer, Amit Walia. In this session, Gartner’s Keith Guttridge will discuss ways to navigate your Journey to Cloud successfully. During the session, you’ll hear directly from Informatica Cloud partners and customers (including Capgemini, Redhat and Highways England) about their best practices and potential pitfalls. They’ll discuss how to stay ahead of their competition and obtain business agility through effective and intentional cloud data management.

3) Learn New Ways to Optimize Your Salesforce Integration

If your companies is like most others, you probably have a mandate to improve Customer Experience as interactions increasingly migrate to digital channels. In session CLD101, “Optimize Your Salesforce Integration to Improve Customer Experience,” you’ll learn new cloud data management best practices for use within Salesforce environments. To maximize the potential of your Salesforce investment, your customer data has to be integrated across all of your systems. For this reason, this session will illustrate new ways to tame data integration, duplication, quality, security, and visualization. You’ll learn how to ensure that data is clean and accurate. Finally, you’ll learn ways to make it easy for any user, regardless of technical expertise, to bring clean, safe, and connected data from any application or data service to any Salesforce cloud.

4) Learn to Drive Digital Transformation with Azure

Many organizations are looking to drive digital transformation by moving or extending their on-premise data workloads to public clouds like Azure. At Informatica World, you can learn how to extend the power of Azure by delivering connected, trusted data. To do this, register for session CLD107, “Driving Digital Transformation with Informatica and Azure.” In this session, you’ll hear key data management use cases and learn how your organization can leapfrog your current capabilities. This can be accomplished by leveraging a comprehensive cloud data management platform to integrate and manage your infrastructure with Azure.

5) Learn Analytics Best Practices for Amazon Redshift

Modern companies produce large amounts of data from a wide variety of sources. Analytical needs require that this data be combined and made available to groups as disparate as sales, management and R&D. In session CLD103, “Put Analytics on High Gear using Amazon Redshift and Informatica Cloud,” you’ll learn how integrate data into an Amazon Redshift data warehouse. This will enable enterprise-wide reporting and analytics, allowing you to create a B2B billing infrastructure.

6) Study Best Practices for Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Organizations everyone are going through digital transformations. Because data is at the core of each transformation, cloud integration has become a critical enabler. In order to accomplish these transformations, many companies require Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). In recent year, iPaaS has expanded its reach to B2B, Integration Hub, IoT, Big Data and much more. In session CLD108, “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cloud“, you’ll hear from companies like National Instruments and Carbonite about how they use modern iPaaS solutions meet advanced integration needs.

7) Learn to use the Cloud Mapping Designer

If you’re looking for a hands-on session in getting started on your journey to the Cloud, you don’t want to miss session CLD306.01, “Intro to PowerCenter on the Cloud IaaS and Cloud Data Integration.” Whether you are looking to bring PowerCenter up on a Cloud ecosystem, move to a managed service with Informatica Cloud Data Integration or learn how to use the flexible Cloud Mapping Designer, join us to help you get started on your Journey to the Cloud.


Well, there you have it: Seven key ways to grow your own cloud data management skills, just by joining us at Informatica World 2017. And there are SO many more – that’s just a snapshot of what is available. So if gaining these skills is a personal goal of yours, I invite you to register today! I hope to see you there.

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