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Actian Strategic Virtual Wine and Cheese Executive Round Table – August 2021

Rethinking today’s enterprise hybrid cloud data warehouse

Actian Strategic Thought Leader Wine & Cheese Virtual Executive Roundtable

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

4:00 PM ET | 3:00 PM CT | 1:00 PM PT  

Reserve your spot today! – Participation is limited and is non-transferable

Join executives from Actian Corporation  for a lively conversation between technology leaders about the future of analytics, paired with award winning gourmet wine and cheese tasting experience hosted by Laura Pauli, a certified sommelier of the Court of Sommeliers. 

Why Attend?  

  • Network with industry peers and share best practices 
  • Learn the innovative ways data-driven organizations are using analytics technology to improve real-world business outcomes 
  • Exchange ideas on addressing the challenges that confront today’s modern enterprise 
  • Discover the latest innovative architecture and vertical industry solutions 
  • Enjoy a professional wine tasting, hosted by a certified Sommelier, of 3 distinctive vintage wines

Based on your selection, you will receive gourmet collection from Harry and David Food Company.

Wine, Dine and Unwind Your Data

Thank you for registering!

We will be in touch with you within 24-48 hours to confirm your seat.

The Speakers

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Vikas Mathur
SVP of Product at Actian

Vikas Mathur is Senior Vice President of Product at Actian. He is responsible for shepherding Actian’s growth through the Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse platform. Vikas is a passionate leader and brings over 20 years of enterprise software experience in creating revenue growth and driving operational change. 

Emma McGratta

Emma McGrattan,
SVP of Engineering at Actian

As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma McGrattan leads research and development for Actian’s Hybrid Data Analytics Portfolio including Actian’s award winning fully-managed Avalanche Cloud Data Warehouse multi-cloud service.  A recognized authority in DBMS and Big Data technologies, Emma is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences across the globe. Emma has recently celebrated over 25 years in Ingres and Actian Engineering. Educated in Ireland, Emma holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree from Dublin City University.


Laura Pauli,
Certified Sommelier – Court of Sommeliers

In addition to being a Sommelier, Laura is a celebrated Chef, whose culinary experiences have included: recipe development for Meredith’s Better Homes and Garden magazine, teaching cooking classes at Williams Sonoma on Union Square, back kitchen cook on Jacques Pepin’s last PBS television series, “Heart and Soul” and as guest chef cooking instructor at Rancho la Puerta, the #1 rated health spa in the world by Condé Nast Travel and Leisure.



Thursday, August 19th, 2021

4:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions

4:10 pm

  • Brief overview of Actian and our Avalanche hybrid cloud data platform vision by Vikas Mathur, Senior Vice President, Products at Actian – Wine pairing: Modern SPARKLING Laurent-Perrier “La Cuvée” Brut Champagne
  • Discussion with Emma McGrattan, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Actian while we enjoy wine and delectable bites as we discuss today’s analytics challenges followed by open dialogue and exchange – Wine pairing: Hybrid 2013 Hess Collection “Estate” Mount VeederCabernet Sauvignon
  • Interactive discussion with participation by all attendees – Wine pairing: SWEET/DESSERT 2007 Suduiraut, Sauternes

Topics will include:

– What really matters in adopting a Cloud Data Warehouse?

– Deciding where to run your analytics. On-prem, Cloud, VPC or Hybrid

– The impact of the pandemic on your organization’s IT project priorities

– Juggling disparate stakeholder requirements in your analytics strategy

– Is real-time data or real-time decision-making most important? Or is it both?

5:30 – Close


If you have any questions or concerns prior to or during the event, please contact us at any time at:
Diana Lewis, Actian Programs Manager,
diana.lewis@actian.com | 1-760-408-3112