Ehtisham Zaidi

Ehtisham Zaidi

VP Analyst
As part of the Data and Analytics team, Ehtisham Zaidi assists Data and Analytics leaders with high-quality, actionable insights through research, which is focused on data management which includes, data integration (tools, technology, architecture, best practices and teams), data fabric design and associated architectures, data engineering practices (teams, skills, architecture, technology), data virtualization technology, data catalog tools, data preparation tools and data management pricing strategy/contract reviews.

Mr. Zaidi works with Gartner clients on building the business case for investing in and furthering their maturity in these areas. In addition, he closely follows the related technology markets, advising clients on vendor and tool selection, price negotiation, and emerging deployment approaches for optimal impact and value. He assists clients with modernization strategies for their data management programs and technology infrastructure.
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Monday, 07 November, 2022 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEDT
How to Design a Data Fabric for Augmented Data Management and Integration

The data fabric is an emerging data management design to enable flexible and automated data access, integration and sharing. However, most organizations struggle with foundational questions regarding the data fabric:
1. What is the definition of a data fabric and how does it differ from the data mesh?
2. What are the key steps in designing a data fabric?
3. Can we buy the data fabric as a platform or should we build it?
This session will aim at answering for D&A leaders.

Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEDT
Utilize Self-Service Data Preparation to Augment Rising Data Engineering Challenges

Data preparation has matured rapidly from being focused on self-service analytics to now becoming an integral component and a critical capability in all enterprise data and analytics tools. Key topics:
-What is augmented data preparation and how has it evolved?
-What is the current state of the market and how will it evolve?
-How can you leverage data preparation capabilities ensuring governance and control?

Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM AEDT
Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Data Fabric but Were Afraid to Ask!

In this analyst/user discussion, we'll be talking all things Data Fabric. Data and analytics leaders should bring their questions and topics for exploration including how to get started, what are the best practices, and more. *Access to this session is restricted to those that are not part of an organization/company that provides services, products or solutions to professionals in the industry.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.