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For our final episode in our 4-part Flink Power Chat series, we will focus on the growth of the Apache Flink community and the technical factors driving recent Flink adoption. If you want to take your streaming architecture to the next level, you will want to hear our Flink Engineering Manager, Marton Balassi, and our special guest speaker for this episode, Stephan Ewen, CTO of Ververica. Stephan will share his views on Flink's SQL API, Stateful Functions and the Apache Flink community.

Join us for another exciting session where you will get to hear about:
  • How to build an enterprise platform using open source streaming technologies
  • Streaming app development challenges: SQL Flink and Stateful Functions
  • Streaming architecture operational challenges
  • Analyzing savepoints (materialized views)
  • Use cases (FinTech, e-commerce)


Director Product Marketing

Dinesh Chandrasekhar


Dinesh Chandrasekhar is a technology evangelist, a thought leader and a seasoned product marketer with over 24+ years of industry experience. He has an impressive track record of taking new integration/mobile/IoT/Big Data products to market with a clear GTM strategy of pre-and-post launch activities. Dinesh has extensive experience working on enterprise software as well as SaaS products delivering sophisticated solutions for customers with complex architectures. As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, he has been the champion for Digital Transformation at companies like Software AG, CA Technologies and IBM. Dinesh’s areas of expertise include IoT, Application/Data integration, BPM, Analytics, B2B, API management, Microservices, and Mobility. He is proficient in use cases across multiple industry verticals like retail, manufacturing, utilities, and healthcare. He is a prolific speaker, blogger, and a weekend coder. He currently works at Cloudera, managing their Data-in-Motion product line. He is fascinated by new technology trends including blockchain and deep learning. Dinesh holds an MBA degree from Santa Clara University and a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from the University of Madras.

Streaming Engineering Lead

Marton Balassi


Marton Balassi is the Manager of Streaming Analytics, the engineering team focused on bringing Apache Flink to the Cloudera platform. He is a Flink PMC member and has been contributing to Flink Streaming since its inception in 2013. He has driven big data adoption at around 50 customers as a Senior Solutions Architect at Cloudera during the last four years. Marton has been a speaker of various Big Data conferences in the last couple of years including but not limited to Strata, Hadoop Summit, Spark Summit and Flink Forward.


Stephan Ewen


Stephan Ewen is CTO and co-founder at Ververica where he leads the development of the stream processing platform based on open source Apache Flink. He is also a PMC member and one of the original creators of Apache Flink. Before working on Apache Flink, Stephan worked on in-memory databases, query optimization, and distributed systems. He holds a Ph.D. from the Berlin University of Technology.

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