Directly proportional to a problem’s complexity is the intellectual effort needed to solve it. The ability to navigate huge swathes of data and derive real business value from it is one such complex problem facing organizations today.
Saxo Bank recognized this fact early on and has been on a journey to be a truly data-first organization. Saxo Bank’s partnership with Thoughtworks was centered around achieving goals in data management and governance. The task was to ramp up speed, have better visibility into, and the quality of data handled, to positively impact the value that Saxo Bank was able to create.
The approach required thinking beyond traditional data warehousing and data lake solutions. It required data architecture that was technologically agile and capable of responding to dynamic shifts.
The Saxo Bank – Thoughtworks partnership developed a platform solution leveraging principles of Data Mesh that, today, is empowering business users through complete data ownership and effective data governance.
Banking Frontiers brings together experts from Saxo Bank and Thoughtworks who will elaborate on their Data Mesh strategy and share insights about the challenge analysis, solution mapping, the project team’s structure and the controls that were put in place to efficiently execute the project.
Madhusudhana Rao. Podila
Data Strategist, Thoughtworks
Madhu is an experienced Data specialist and a principal consultant at Thoughtworks where he works as a Data Strategist. Madhu has spent 20+ years in the industry across India, US, Europe, UK, Japan and Australia, and played a wide variety of roles, leading accounts and software teams with a breadth of technical expertise in several areas of software architecture and engineering. In his current role, Madhu helps clients in Data Strategy, Data Governance, modernizing data platforms, and strategizing solutions.
Group Editor – Banking Frontiers (Moderator)
Manoj has successfully conceptualised and produced around 300 events for banks, insurers and NBFCs on topics like risk, compliance, payment systems, core banking, e-security, online marketing, and analytics. He is an expert moderator of all kinds of events such as roundtables, panel discussions, unconferences, conferences and more.
Head of Data Integration - Saxo Bank
As the Head of Data Integration at Saxo Bank, Sheetal is responsible for the Integration and Data Governance platform “The Data Mesh way” at Saxo Bank. Sheetal is a seasoned data professional with expertise in different aspects of Data Management like Data Governance, Metadata Management, Data Quality, GDPR and Data Integration.
Principal Consultant, Financial Services, Thoughtworks
Nalini is a domain specialist with the financial services practice at ThoughtWorks and plays an Industry Principal role for key financial services clients in India. Her focus areas are data, risk and compliance. Nalini has spent the last 19 years across India, USA and UK working a broad variety of roles involving product strategy, product management and delivery of technology solutions in her focus area. She brings systems’ thinking and strong techno-functional skills to her problem-solving approach. Nalini has worked in banking and capital markets and across transactional systems and analytical systems.