Progress DataDirect
Partner Summit 2016

June 9, 2016 – Silicon Valley, CA




Join the world’s leading experts on data connectivity for an exciting day of fun, learning and networking. We’re obsessed with getting data for your application, cloud or platform, and want to share the latest road map for 2016-17. It’s an exciting road ahead that includes a brand new incubator program for disruptive data sources, and projects “Mustang” and “Phoenix”.

  • Learn about the latest data connectivity trends spanning big data to analytics
  • Hear directly from our product architects
  • Speak directly with our product and engineering leadership
  • Tell us what you like, and what you don’t like
  • Influence our road map to better align with yours

Why Attend

  • Preview what we’re building to accelerate your road maps and optimize your engineering resources.

  • Network with other cool vendors facing similar challenges

  • Spend quality time with your engineering team (we consider ourselves part of your team)

  • Keep up with your competitors who've registered


Morning: Design Preview

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am



  • 9:00 am - 9:45 am

    Lessons Learned from Hybrid Connectivity: Cloud to On-Premise

    Presenters: Dipak Patel, Mark Biamonte

    Learn more about the evolution of Project Mustang and our journey to connect SaaS ISVs with on-premise data without punching holes in the firewall.

  • 9:45 am - 10:30 am

    Industry Update on OData Adoption, the Universal REST- API

    Presenters: Sumit Sarkar, Michael Pizzo

    Learn how OData is rapidly becoming the most important data access standard for hybrid connectivity and see how Salesforce and Oracle Service Cloud leverage it for cloud-based integration.

  • 10:30 am - 10:45 am


  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am

    Connectivity SDK: Uncover Hidden Business Opportunities with Data Connectivity

    Presenter: Mike Johnson

    Monetize your hidden data opportunities with standards-based access. Organizations and ISVs are building open connectivity to a wide range of sources that will surprise you.

  • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

    Data Source Roadmap and Incubator Project

    Presenter: Dion Picco

    Learn about our connectivity roadmap and get an exclusive look at our incubator project for new connectors to deliver competitive advantages for your technology. Partner Summit attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to provide direct feedback on ODBC 4.0, the first significant update in over 15 years.

  • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Lunch and Networking

    Enjoy a complimentary lunch and network with some of the largest ISVs and coolest startups.




  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

    Big Data Insurance

    Presenter: Mike Johnson

    The Big Data ecosystem is disrupting things for the good and not so good. Learn how we deal with this from a connectivity perspective to get insights about the ecosystem, including the latest commercial and open source projects we’re tracking.

  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

    SQL Access to NoSQL

    Presenters: Brody Messmer, Phil Prudich

    Adoption of databases like MongoDB and Cassandra are growing and disrupting existing business intelligence (BI), analytics and data integration infrastructures. Learn more about the new Cassandra and MongoDB BI Connector options and how they provide SQL access to the complex data structures within these NoSQL databases.

  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm


  • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

    Geekier Analytics for SaaS Data

    Presenter: Sumit Sarkar

    The CMO will overtake the CIO on technology spend by 2017. We’re entering a new era of IT and sales/marketing collaboration. Learn about the latest methods for accessing data for deeper analytics from sales and marketing cloud applications across Eloqua, Marketo, Google Analytics, Salesforce and more.

  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    Navigating Your Product's Growth with Embedded Analytics

    Presenter: Guarav Verma

    Learn from real life applications for embedded product analytics from Telerik. In today’s data driven world, how can you leverage analytics to know your audience, improve their experience, focus on your loyal users to drive more revenue, and optimize your engineering effort to accelerate your business results? Know what the future of Telerik Analytics is like and be a part of it.

Note: Agenda is subject to change and will be updated on this page


Dion Picco

Dion Picco

General Manager

Sumit Sarkar

Sumit Sarkar

Chief Data Evangelist

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Senior Director of Engineering

 Mark Biamonte

Mark Biamonte

Senior Architect

And more


Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel

223 Twin Dolphin Drive