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Actian Virtual Wine Tasting – UK – August 2020

Rethinking today’s enterprise hybrid cloud data warehouse

Actian Virtual Executive Round Table

August 26, 2020

5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m BST 

Reserve your spot today! 

Technology, just like wine, is all about making the right choices.

You are invited to join fellow professionals and your Actian hosts for an online shared wine tasting and technology discussion. Please join our video Zoom event where we end the working day led by Actian thouigh leaders and a world-class Sommeiler.

Why Attend?  

  • Network with industry peers and share best practices 
  • Exchange ideas on addressing the challenges confronting businesses today 
  • Learn the innovative ways data-driven organizations are using analytics technology to improve business outcomes 
  • Enjoy sample wines that we ship to you, presented by our Court of Master Sommeliers’ Certified Sommelier

Unwind with wine and wisdom

Thank you for registering!

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

Your hosts


Raghu Chakravarthi,
CPO and SVP of R&D at Actian

Raghu Chakravarthi is Senior Vice President of R&D and Support Services at Actian. He has global responsibilities for product, engineering and support services. Prior to Actian, Raghu was the GM of Teradata’s Analytics Platform business where he led database engineering and advanced analytics teams. Raghu has startup experience at Jolata and Jamcracker and was a senior executive at industry leaders including Hyperion, Oracle and Sabre.

Emma McGrattan

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.

Cucina Testa Rossa


Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 

5:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions 

5:15 pm – 5:45  

  • Brief overview of Actian and our Avalanche hybrid data platform vision by Raghu Chakravarthi,CPO and SVP of R&D at Actian

5:45 pm – 6:20

  • Interactive discussion with participation by all attendees. Topics include:
    • Modern data warehouse/modern wine – Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
    • Hybrid data warehouse/hybrid wine – PINOT NOIR: Louis Latour, Bourgogne Pinot Noir 201
    • Getting more for less – SWEET/DESSERT: Elysium Black Muscat

6:20 pm – Scheduled final close 

If you have any questions or concerns prior to or during the event, please contact us at any time at:
Diana Lewis at diana.lewis@actian.com or call Pradeep Bhanot at +44 7426 010020