Dec 12, 2023 | 08:30 - 16:30 UTC

The Brewery, London, GB

Aiven Live London










What is Aiven Live?

Aiven Live embodies our vision to inspire, engage and elevate

Aiven Live is our premier event series, designed to navigate the future of open source data platforms and their pivotal role in unlocking unprecedented business value. At Aiven, we champion collective expertise and strategic collaboration, key tenets that drive industry advancement. This series delves into Open Source Innovations in Data Infrastructure, illuminates Deployment Flexibility, underscores the infrastructure's role as the backbone of Generative AI, and offers insights into effective Cost Optimization.

At Aiven, we believe in the power of shared knowledge and collective growth. Aiven Live events are meticulously designed to foster collaboration, ignite innovation, and bring together industry leaders and emerging talents.

Top 3 reasons to attend Aiven Live


Get inspired and motivated

Listen to groundbreaking conversations around data cloud and meet industry experts from GigaOm, Revenir, Dojo, Hookdeck, Wolt, and more!


Network and build relationships

Mingle with like-minded professionals and industry pioneers, unlocking doors to future collaborations and broadening your professional horizon.


Hot topics on open source data infra

Dive into the hot topics of open source data infrastructure, interact with experts, and elevate your projects by mastering the modern data landscape.


A day of breakthroughs & insights

  • Your morning

    • 8:30 - 9:45

      Registration and breakfast

      Kick start the exciting day ahead!

      Grab your badge, a coffee, and your seat before we get started

    • 9:45 - 9:55

      Opening Remarks

      Welcome to Aiven Live!

      Heikki Nousiainen, CTO and Co-Founder, Aiven

    • 9:55 - 10:30


      The Day 1-2-3 of Data Platforms

      Jon Collins, VP Engagement and Senior Analyst at GigaOm

    • 10:30-11:00


      Breaking Up the Data Monolith

      Ben Gamble, Enterprise & Solutions Marketing Lead, Aiven

      Dave Beech, Manager, Solution Architecture EMEA, Aiven

    • 11:00 - 11:20


      Let's take a breather

      Grab your second (or third) coffee and network a bit.

    • 11:20 - 12:00


      Data Unleashed: How a Data Platform Drives Innovation


      Cara Baestlein, Director of Product Management, Aiven


      Sandeep Mehta,Engineering Lead Data Platforms, Dojo
      Phil Leggetter, Head of Developer Relations & PLG, Hookdeck
      Brian Wagner, CTO, Revenir

    • 12:00 - 12:20


      How collaboration with hyperscalers and ecosystems creates better outcomes

      Elena Zykova, VP of OEM and Partnerships, Aiven

    • 12:20 - 13:30



      Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch?

  • Your afternoon

    • 13:30 - 14:30

      Breakout Session

      Track 1

      Session 1: Seamless scaling of data solutions with tiered storage

      Ben Gamble, Enterprise & Solutions Marketing Lead, Aiven

      Session 2: Introduction to Change Data Capture (CDC) patterns

      Morvarid Aprin, Senior Solution Architect, Aiven

      Session 3: Accelerate Generative AI development with integrated data platforms

      Francesco Tisiot, Staff Developer Advocate, Aiven

    • 13:30 - 14:30

      Breakout Session

      Track 2

      Session 1: Revolutionizing Healthcare through Open-Source Platforms: A Data-Driven Journey to Better Patient Care

      Andra Nuta, Startup Program Manager, Aiven

      Matthew Huxtable, Staff Platform Engineer, Doccla

      Session 2: Enabling Self Service Data Infrastructure with OPA and Terraform

      Nic Jackson, Principal Developer Advocate, HashiCorp

      Rob Barnes, Senior Developer Advocate ii, HashiCorp

    • 14:30 - 15:00


      What's next with Aiven?

      Cara Baestlein, Director of Product Management, Aiven

      John Joseph Kennedy, Product Director, Aiven

    • 15:00 - 15:15

      Closing Remarks

      Thanks for joining us!

      Heikki Nousiainen, CTO, Aiven

    • 15:15 - 16:30

      Networking Hour

      Closing Ceremony

      Grab a drink and chat with other Aiven Live attendees

Data in depth: Exploring boundaries, breaking barriers.

Meet our speakers

Heikki Nousiainen
Heikki Nousiainen

Field CTO and Co-Founder, Aiven

Jon Collins
Jon Collins

VP of Engagement, GigaOm

Ben Gamble
Ben Gamble

Enterprise & Solutions Marketing Lead, Aiven

Dave Beech portrait
Dave Beech

Staff Solution Architect, Aiven

Cara Baestlein portrait
Cara Baestlein

Director of Product Management, Experience, Aiven

Sandeep Mehta portrait
Sandeep Mehta

Engineering Lead Data Platforms, Dojo

Phil Leggetter portrait
Phil Leggetter

Head of Developer Relations & PLG, Hookdeck

Brian Wagner portrait
Brian Wagner

CTO, Revenir

Elena Zykova portrait
Elena Zykova

VP of Partnerships and OEM, Aiven

Francesco Tisiot
Francesco Tisiot

Staff Developer Advocate, Aiven

Morvarid Aprin portrait
Morvarid Aprin

Senior Solutions Architect, Aiven

Andra Nuta portrait
Andra Nuta

Startup Program Manager, Aiven

Matthew Huxtable portrait
Matthew Huxtable

Staff Platform Engineer, Doccla

John Joseph Kennedy portrait
John Joseph Kennedy

Product Director - Database Engines

Meet our sessions partners

Gigaom logo
Hookdeck logo
Dojo logo
Revenir logo

Free registration

Unlocking Business Value with an Open Source Data Platform

When: Dec 12, 2023 | 8:30 - 16:30 GMT
Where: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London

What should you expect in Aiven Live London?

  • Hear best practices from industry experts from GigaOm, Revenir, Dojo, Hookdeck, Wolt, and more!
  • Network with your peers and participate in thoughtful conversation
  • Learn more about the world of Aiven, directly from the experts

Aiven Live London is free of cost. However, spots are limited, so ensure you register early to guarantee your place.

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