Spark Summit 2017 Keynote Speakers

Matei Zaharia

Co-founder and Chief Technologist, Databricks

Ali Ghodsi

CEO & Co-Founder, Databricks

Matt Fryer

VP, Chief Data Science Officer,

Leah McGuire

Principal Member of Technical Staff,

Jer Thorp

Data Artist

Daniel Jeavons

General Manager – Advanced Analytics CoE, Shell Research Ltd.

Spark Summit EU 2017 by the Numbers

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11 Tracks Data Science , AI, Developer, Enterprise, Data Engineering, Research, Spark Ecosystem, Use Cases, Sponsored Sessions, Streaming, Technical Deep Dives

The World's Largest Event for the Apache Spark™ Community

Join more than 1,200 developers, engineers, data scientists, researchers and business professionals for three days of in-depth learning and networking.

With over 70 sessions and nine tracks to choose from — including Developer, Data Science, Enterprise, AI and Streaming — there’s content for every level and role.


  • Structured Spark, Spark Streaming and related projects
  • The future of Apache Spark
  • How to use the Spark stack in a variety of applications
  • Best practices for deploying Spark at scale

Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. It was started at UC Berkeley in 2009 and is now developed at the vendor-independent Apache Software Foundation. Since its release, Spark has seen rapid adoption by enterprises across a wide range of industries. Internet powerhouses such as Yahoo, eBay and Netflix have deployed Spark at massive scale, processing multiple petabytes of data on clusters of over 8,000 nodes. Apache Spark has also become the largest open source community in big data, with over 1000 contributors from 250+ organizations.

Day 1: Spark Training

Spark Summit EU 2017 features a number of  1-day training workshops that include a mix of instruction and hands-on exercises to help you improve your Apache Spark skills. Training is offered as a standalone ticket; if you wish to attend any conference sessions on October 25 or 26, you must register for a conference pass as well.

Training courses for Spark Summit EU:

Days 2 and 3: Main Conference

Spark Summit has something for everyone, from developers and data scientists to researchers and business executives.

Find out what’s in store for:

Developer Day
25 October

Who it’s for:

  • Apache Spark Developers
  • Data Scientists
  • Infrastructure or Site Reliability Engineers
  • Researchers

Why you should attend:

  • Find out what lies ahead for the open source Spark project.
  • Hear how to improve performance and memory optimization from Spark committers.
  • Learn how to leverage Structured Streaming, and discover machine learning at scale.
  • Get tips and tools to process big data more quickly and efficiently from leading data scientists and researchers.

Enterprise Day
26 October

Who it’s for:

  • Data Practitioners
  • Key Decision Makers
  • Business Executives

Why you should attend:

  • See how leading companies successfully deploy Apache Spark at scale.
  • Get proven best practices to improve your Spark usage.
  • Learn how Spark is employed in a variety of enterprise applications.
  • Hear how other enterprise Spark users solve business problems.


Conference Pass Includes Early Bird Available until 8/25/17 Standard Available until 10/23/17 On-Site Purchased during event
Conference Access to lunch, keynotes, breakout sessions, expo hall, attendee reception and any attendee parties presented by Spark Summit. €995 €1195 €1395
Expo Only Access to expo hall, lunch, attendee reception and any attendee parties presented by Spark Summit. N/A €350 €400
Training Pass
1 Day Training | Understand and Apply Deep Learning with Keras, TensorFlow and Apache Spark €750 €950 €1,050
1 Day Training | Data Science with Apache Spark 2.x €750 €950 €1,050
1 Day Training | Apache Spark Tuning and Best Practices €750 €950 €1,050
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The Convention Center Dublin

The Convention Center Dublin

Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay
North Dock
Dublin 1, Ireland

The Convention Centre Dublin was developed to provide a world-class conference venue in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dublin’s Docklands, the finance and technology hub of the city, The CCD is ideally positioned to entice the international business tourism market.

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