Feb 28, 2024 | 10:00 - 16:00 ET
Ease 605, New York, NY, US
Aiven Live: New York City
What is Aiven Live?
An in-person event designed for developers and cloud architects.
Aiven Live is a global event series that brings together experts in open source and data technologies to discuss trends, best practices, and how to implement them.
Are you ready to elevate your skills, learn from industry visionaries, and dive into the future of data technologies?
Join us in the heart of innovation, New York City, on February 28th and participate in conversations around AI, data infrastructure, cloud cost optimizations, and more.
Keynotes and breakouts from industry experts
View the full agenda and list of speakers below.
When: Feb 28, 2024 | 10:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Where: @Ease 605, 605 3rd Ave 7th Floor, New York
Aiven Live: New York City is free to attend however spots are limited. Register now to secure your spot!
The first 50 attendees will receive a $50 Uber or Uber Eats gift card which can be claimed during the event.
A day of breakthroughs & insights
9:00AM - 10:00AM ET
Registration, breakfast, and more!
Pick up your badge, enjoy breakfast, and network! You can also visit the "Ask Me Anything" stations to chat with Aiven Experts and secure your limited-edition swag.
10:00AM - 10:15AM ET
Welcome to Aiven Live: NYC
Opening remarks from Aiven's Founder and CEO, Oskari Saarenmaa.
10:15AM - 10:45AM ET
Optimizing, Scaling and Saving Money with Aiven
In this opening keynote, you’ll learn where Aiven is innovating and evolving as we introduce more services built on the flexibility of our open source data platform. Learn what is coming up to further improve price, performance and, using AI technologies to optimize your data infrastructure. We will elaborate on the future unification between streaming, warehousing, and the ability to transform your data with powerful stream processing. Stay in touch with the newest innovations from Aiven through various channels we will talk about during this exciting session.
10:45AM - 11:15AM ET
Kelsey Hightower: The Past, Present, and Future of Open Source
In this keynote, Kelsey reflects on his 25 year tech journey, how the industry has evolved, and where it may be heading. Kelsey will share stories, examples, and best practices he's picked up along the way and share his bold predictions for the future of Open Source, AI, and more.
11:15AM - 12:00PM ET
Navigating 2024 and Beyond: Stories of Resilience and Innovation
In this session, you’ll discover the real-world challenges Aiven customers are tackling and the innovative solutions they are building. Gain valuable insights into technology trends as global experts share their perspectives on overcoming obstacles and shaping the data landscape. This session promises a deep dive into actionable lessons, success stories, and a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.
12:00PM - 1:00PM ET
Enjoy lunch and network with your peers!
1:00PM - 1:30PM ET
Preparing for the Long-Term Impact of AI
Generative AI is not a fleeting trend but a powerful force that will reshape industries for years to come. In this session, Ritu Jyoti will review practical applications and guidance for you as you embark on your journey in reshaping your organizations at this pivotal time. Ritu will review business, organization, and technology architecture transformation with an emphasis on data and open source to help your organization tap into emerging business models and achieve sustainable competitive advantage.
Open Source and Cloud Track
1:30PM - 2:00PM ET
Vector Databases: A Framework for Building Generative AI Applications
Want to build Generative AI applications but don't know which vector database to use? Join this breakout session to learn about building GenAI applications with vector databases like Postgres, OpenSearch, and Clickhouse. This session will cover a framework for choosing your vector database, best practices, and a demo of an enterprise chatbot built on Aiven's vector database solutions.
2:00PM - 2:30PM ET
How OSPOs Fuel Future Proof innovations: Fireside Chat Between Leaders
Companies are looking to innovate building futureproof solutions and therefore relying on open source to benefit from advanced, trustable and portable technologies. However, support is needed to properly fuel the innovation and community behind these projects. In this fireside chat, Nithya and Josep will share details on how Open Source Program Offices are key to bridge the gap between corporates and open source, sustaining adoption and addressing companies’ innovation, security and reliability needs.
2:30PM - 3:00PM ET
Building for Scale: Core Principles to Follow For Building a Cost-Efficient Multi-Cloud Strategy
In this session, we’ll review the core principles you can follow to assess the scalability of your data infrastructure. We’ll discuss multi-cloud deployments for high resilience, cost optimization strategies like Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC), and even review a few reference architectures that support high-scale Generative AI and data streaming use cases, and more.
Developers and Data Track
1:30PM - 2:30PM ET
Learn Apache Kafka with Python (Workshop)
Apache Kafka is the industry de-facto standard for data streaming. An open-source, scalable, highly available and reliable solution to move data across companies' departments, technologies or micro-services. In this workshop you'll learn the basic components of Apache Kafka and how to get started with data streaming using Python. We'll dive deep, with the help of some prebuilt Jupyter notebooks, on how to produce, consume and have concurrent applications reading from the same source, empowering multiple use-cases with the same streaming data. Finally, we'll see how streaming data in Apache Kafka can be reshaped in real time, enabling new data stakeholders and, at the same time, satisfying regulatory needs.
Prerequisites: Your own laptop, a web browser, GitHub Account
2:30PM - 3:00PM ET
Boundaries and Collaboration Between Developers and Data Engineers
This panel discussion will explore general tips and best practices, as well as pitfalls to avoid when ingesting data and collaborating cross-functionally between software engineers and data teams. Attendees can expect a lively discussion from experienced practitioners on important questions to ask, different approaches to prototyping, as well as how to handle “people problems” in the mix.
3:00PM - 3:15PM ET
Building the Future Together
Closing thoughts from Aiven and our partners.
3:15PM - 4:00PM ET
Enjoy refreshments, discuss your learnings, and meet new peers!
Hear from experts across different industries.
3 reasons to attend Aiven Live
Inspirational keynotes and breakouts
Industry experts will share their experiences and outlooks, providing a panoramic view of the ever-evolving landscape of open-source data technologies, AI, and more.
Network and build relationships
Connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and industry professionals during breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Share experiences, discuss ideas, and forge connections that extend beyond the event.
Dive into practical, hands-on sessions designed to enhance your skills and empower you with actionable knowledge.
Meet and learn from our partners
Happening at @Ease 605
@Ease 605 3rd Avenue
605 3rd Ave 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10158,
- Nearby parking garages:
Icon Parking - 245 East 40th Street
- Distance from public transportation hubs:
Port Authority Bus Terminal (1.2 miles)
Penn Station (1.1 miles)
Grand Central Station (0.4 miles)
Got questions? We've got answers.
Yes, the event is free to attend however spots are limited! Register now to guarantee your seat.
Absolutely! Please note that all attendees must register for the event and will be asked for a government-issued ID on-site during check-in.
The event will be recorded and uploaded to Aiven's website at a later date. Not all sessions may be offered on-demand. The event will not be live-streamed.
Yes! We've got you covered. There will be breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments available throughout the day.
The agenda will be published in mid-January. We recommend registering for the event to stay up to date and to guarantee your seat.
The first 50 attendees on-site will be able to choose either a $50 Uber or Uber Eats gift card. This is offered to help offset the costs of travel or dinner after the event! The gift cards will be sent digitally after the event.
Please contact the event organizers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.