Meet up

Shift to Data as a Product, Leverage In-Business Expertise to Scale Analytics

Sunday, 22nd May, Online Meetup

This meetup was organised by The Analytics Show in May 2022


In this exclusive analytics podcast episode, Mark shares:

  • The evolution of data platforms, from 1970s Data Warehouses, 2005 Big Data, 2010 Data Lakes, Data Democratisation, to 2019 Data Products
  • The challenges involved in building data platforms
  • The need to scale Data Access
  • Federating data governance
  • Fast, easy, and curated access to governed datasets
  • Shielding end users from unneeded complexity
  • Overcoming challenges with a proper data lake architecture
  • Data engineers to data product owners
  • How data product owners are consuming analytics and machine learning
  • Shifting the mindset of data owners
  • A use case for outsourcing the building of data products

Shift to Data as a Product, Leverage In-Business Expertise to Scale Analytics

Mark Burnard is a Principal Solution Architect and Data & Analytics Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Launched in 2006, AWS began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. Today, AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. ​ Besides Mark’s role with Amazon Web Services, he is also a Trainer in Data Governance at AlphaZetta, authoring and presenting a customisable 1 to 2 day masterclass. He is the Strategic Advisor at Invia - a specialist software and solution provider with an exclusive focus on the Telecommunications industry - and an Advisor at The Data People. Finally, Mark is the Author of the book, Data Governance for Everyone: A practical guide to unlocking the value in Digital Transformation.

Mark has over 20 years’ experience helping organisations get more value from their data. After starting his career as a Business Analyst at Telstra, Mark moved on to work with Affin Bank, Malaysia Airlines, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Sydney Water, IAG, the University of Sydney, DataRobot, and more.

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