Data Platform Summit 2017 – Asia's largest Data & Analytics conference


15 students of BCA, T. John College had the opportunity to attend Data Platform Summit 2017, the largest and the only Data Platform Conference in Asia focussing on Microsoft Data Technologies – a full 3 day conference (17/8/2017 to 19/8/2017) with more than 200+ Breakout Sessions, Open-Talks & Chalk-Talks and deep dive pre-con sessions on SQL Server, BI & Analytics, Cloud, Big Data & related technologies. This was a unique conference comprised with multiple tracks on Database Administration, Database Development, Business Intelligence, and Cloud & Big Data. The sessions scaled out on knowledge level from 200 through 500 from the SQL experts around the globe. The conference was for the SQL Server community to learn new skills and technologies and enhance existing skills. The 4 day conference featured expert sessions from Industry leaders & SQL Experts from the community. The conference also featured MCMs, MVPs and Microsoft Experts. Hundreds of attendees had networking opportunities within themselves and with Sponsors and Exhibitors.

DPS 2017 - the only Data/Analytics event in Asia where SQL Product Team Members flew down from Redmond to deliver advanced sessions on latest technologies. Apart from Program Managers & Data Architects, the conference witnessed full participation from SQL CAT & TIGER team of Microsoft (Redmond).

The Conference was a great success due to the following aspects:-

  • Hands-On-Labs sessions.
  •  Group Discussions
  • Ask-The-Experts sessions
  • Scheduled Interactions for the following7 Parallel Tracks
  • Data Science (Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, among others)
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Database Administration
  • Database Development
  • Cloud, IoT & NoSQL
  • Big Data
  • Professional Development


Our students were involved in various aspects of the conference – Registration, Infrastructure Management, Hospitality Management, Guests Managements & also taking care of the delegates.  Our students got first hand exposure to latest technology, managerial exposure and interacting with guests across the globe.  They learnt the importance of communication, team work, patience & professional attitude.