State of Data Mesh with Zhamak Dehghani

Standing at an inflection point is a magical experience. It’s where we look at what has come before, learn from it, and choose a new path. Data Mesh has motivated many organizations to stand at an inflection point. It has surfaced the underlying conditions for slow and costly attempts in getting value from data, and it has set the eyes on a new destination. But the motivation alone is not enough.

In this talk, Zhamak tells a short story of why we are here and what has happened before the inflection point of data mesh. What does the destination of an organization toward Data Mesh look like, after the inflection point? What is anchoring organizations to move forward and move fast?

She leaves the audience with some practical steps to rewire an organizational brain — behavior and technology — to make atomic changes toward Data Mesh and move to new heights.

Zhamak Dehghani Bio

Zhamak Dehghani works as the founder and CEO of Nextdata (, a tech startup with a mission to change the experience of creating, sharing, discovering, and using data forever, to be connected, fast, and fair based on Data Mesh principles. She founded the concept of Data Mesh in 2018 and since has been implementing the concept and evangelizing it with the wider industry. She is the author of "Software Architecture: The Hard Parts" and "Data Mesh" (O'Reilly Media). Zhamak serves on multiple tech advisory boards. She has worked as a technologist for more than 24 years and has contributed to multiple patents in distributed computing communications. She is an advocate for the decentralization of all things, including architecture, data, and ultimately power.