Barcelona Speakers 2018

Connor McArthur

Co-founder & Data Engineer

Fishtown Analytics / DBT

Keiji Yoshida

Data Engineer in Data Labs

LINE Corporation

Quentin Francois

Data Engineering Team Lead


Willem Pienaar

Data Science Platform Lead


Jesse Anderson

Data & Creative Engineer & Managing Director

Big Data Institute

Liana Napalkova

Senior Data Scientist and Big Data Developer

Eurecat Technology Center

Juan Carlos Castro

Digital Product Manager

Eurecat Technology Center

Marco Bressan

Chief Data Scientist


Iker Martinez de Apellaniz

Data Engineer

Schibsted Classified Media

Ricardo Fanjul

Data Engineer


Jose Serrano

Data Scientist

BBVA Data & Analytics

Maximilian Michels

Independent Contractor

Google, PMC member of Apache Flink and Apache Beam

Richard Brosi

Data Scientist / Data Engineer

Yara Digital Labs

Carlos Herrera

Head of Data Science & Research Product Team


Dave Garcia

SVP of Engineering


Jordi Miró Bruix


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What Previous Attendees Said

Data Council was really great. The vibe and culture were exactly what I felt from following the RSS feeds, Twitter, watching YouTube, etc. for the last couple of years, and what attracted me to want to come to the event. I will be recommending it to friends! It was a real pleasure speaking.

Baron Schwartz

CTO & Founder

Baron Schwartz - CTO & Founder
Just wanted to reach out to thank you for the opportunity to speak at the conference. As a conference it was very informative and the talks inspired some of my software design approaches. I'm sharing my experiences with my team to help spread the knowledge.

Neelesh Salian

Senior Software Engineer
Stitch Fix

Neelesh Salian
Data Council is a really a great conference for technical talks with real insights to data engineering challenges and solutions. As an engineer who works on open-source software I found it helpful to hear first hand from users that are working on real world challenges.

Maximilian Michels

PMC Member Apache Flink & Apache Beam
Independent Contractor @ Google

Maximilian Michels

Barcelona Highlights 2018

  • 2 days & 40+ insightful talks by leading data scientists, engineers and machine intelligence researchers from top organizations like Facebook, Criteo, Yara, Spotify, Google, WeWork, Uber, Stitch Fix, Datadog, Segment and many more.

  • Multiple unique tracks to be announce later.

  • All-new content including our brand new Founders Panel of top startup founders in the AI space.

  • Max 500 attendees, the best attendee:speaker ratio in the business.


  • Extensive networking opportunities at the event, or connect with speakers & attendees at our after-party between event days.

  • Small group Speaker Office Hours following each talk with an opportunity to dive deeper into the subject matter 1:1 with the speaker.

  • Enjoy meeting attendees that are highly-technical data scientists, engineers, analysts & technical startup founders from top tech, media, and banking companies around Barcelona & Europe.

  • Connect with our great partner companies at Sponsor Spotlight to discover their available data jobs, open-source projects and latest product developments.

  • Inspiring keynotes and practical, information-rich sessions, tutorials, and speakers office hours exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices.

  • Fun evening event and more, giving you more face time with attendees and speakers.

2018 Partners Include:

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