A Data Professional's Guide to Build 2023
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BuildImage1.pngChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot are stealing headlines worldwide—but data is the force that drives them both. That’s why this year at Microsoft Build, which begins on May 23rd, we’ll have lots of data and analytics-focused live segments, breakout sessions, Learn Live workshops, and more to help you learn about the latest advancements in data tech. This guide outlines all the data content at the event this year so you can get the most out of Build—and harness the newest insights to propel your organization forward.

 

 

On Day 1, join our very own Satya Nadella for an opening keynote that explores the next frontier of tech: AI. Imagine a not-so-distant future powered by data-driven AI copilots to learn how Microsoft is exploring the next generation of apps and tools. On Day 2, join Rajesh Jha and many others to discover how developers like you can leverage data to create the Microsoft 365 apps, Windows, and Microsoft Graph solutions of tomorrow. And if you’re joining us in person, close out Build on Day 3 with Mark Russinovich and Scott Hanselman to learn how to use data and AI to develop apps from scratch. 

 

And of course, there’s lots of events on data and analytics. Check out our complete list of on-demand and live technical sessions below and click the links to get the full details on each session’s homepage. For the full agenda and more information, check out the Microsoft Build homepage—just make sure to register now to get the full attendee experience, like participating in live workshops, Q&A sessions, and more.  

(Please note: schedules and speakers are subject to change.) 

 

 

Core sessions and breakout sessions 

Date 

Type 

Start, PDT 

Session name 

Speaker(s) 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

9:00 AM PDT 

Keynote: Microsoft Build Opening 

Satya Nadella, Yusuf Mehdi 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

9:25 AM PDT 

Keynote: The era of the AI Copilot 

Kevin Scott, Greg Brockman 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

10:05 AM PDT 

Keynote: Next generation AI for developers with the Microsoft Cloud 

Scott Guthrie, Thomas Dohmke, Sarah Bird, Seth Juarez 

5/24/23 

Digital, in person 

9:00 AM PDT 

Keynote: Shaping the future of work with AI 

Rajesh Jha, Panos Panay, Yina Arenas, Steven Bathiche, Cassie Breviu, Pavan Davuluri, Wamwitha Love, Shilpa Ranganathan, Archana Saseetharan 

5/25/23 

In person 

12:00 PM PDT 

Keynote: Scott and Mark learn to code 

Mark Russinovich, Scott Hanselman 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

4:00 PM PDT 

Breakout session: Analytics in the age of AI 

Arun Ulagaratchagan, Amir Netz, Patrick Baumgartner, Justyna Lucznik 

5/24/25 

Digital, in person 

1:30 PM PDT 

Breakout session: Build scalable, cloud-native apps with Kubernetes and Azure Cosmos DB 

Mark Brown,  
Pavneet Ahluwalia, Fabiano Fernandes 

5/25/23 

In person 

9:30 AM PDT 

Breakout session: Increase developer velocity with Azure SQL Database, from data to API 

Davide Mauri 

 

On demand 

 

Date & Type 

Session name 

Speaker(s) 

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Using Spark to accelerate your lakehouse architecture 

Justyna Lucznik  

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Accelerate your potential with Microsoft 

Swetha Manepalli  

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Empower every BI professional to do more with data 

Christian Wade, Zoe Douglas  

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Modernize your enterprise data warehouse and generate value from data 

Priya Sathy  

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Secure, govern, and manage your data at scale, in Power BI and Synapse 

Arthi Ramasubramanian Iyer, Adi Regev, Anton Fritz  

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Sense, analyze, and generate insights with real-time analytics 

James Hutton, Kevin Lam, Tzvia Gitlin  

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Modernize your data integration to enable petabyte scale analytics 

Wee Hyong Tok, Shireen Bahadur 

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Models to outcomes with end-to-end data science workflows 

Nellie Gustafsson  

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Transform productivity with AI experiences for analytics 

Arun Ulagaratchagan, Patrick Baumgartner 

On-demand (digital) 

On-demand: Eliminate data siloes with the next gen data lake 

Joshua Caplan, Adi Regev  

 

Join lively discussions and product round tables after each breakout session to get the exact information you need from the experts themselves. 

Discussions 

Date 

Type 

Start, PDT 

Session name 

Speaker(s) 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

11:30 AM PDT 

Discussion: Build scalable and secure enterprise apps on OSS databases, Q&A 

Dinesh Madhusoodanan, 
Sunil Agarwal, Charles Feddersen 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

12:30 PM PDT 

Discussion: Database capabilities you need for your next awesome app, Q&A 

Andrew Liu, Ken Myers, Yoni Nijs, Nikisha Reyes-Grange 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

1:30 PM PDT 

Discussion: Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB: Choosing the right architecture, Q&A 

Gahl Levy, Jay Gordon, Thomas Kovarik 

5/23/23 

Digital, in person 

2:45 PM PDT 

Discussion: Modernize your applications on Azure SQL Managed Instance Q&A 

Eric Hudson 

5/24/23 

Digital, in person 

11:00 AM PDT 

Discussion: Synapse data warehouse, Q&A 

Priya Sathy, Faisal Mohamood, Bogdan Crivat 

5/24/23 

In person 

12:15 PM PDT 

Discussion: Distributed NoSQL vs. D-SQL: What to use for your cloud-native app Q&A 

Charles Feddersen, 
Mark Brown, Estefani Arroyo 

5/24/23 

In person 

2:45 PM PDT 

Discussion: Do more on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale, Q&A 

Morgan Oslake, 
Arvind Shyamsundar, Aditya Badramraju 

5/24/23 

Digital, in person 

4:00 PM PDT 

Discussion: All about data analytics, Q&A 

Nellie Gustafsson, Mark Kromer, Justyna Lucznik, Wee Hyong Tok 

 

Round Tables 

Date 

Type 

Start, PDT 

Session name 

Speaker(s) 

5/23/23 

Digital 

1:30 PM PDT 

Round table: Azure Synapse Data Explorer and Delta Lake Integration 

Avner Aharoni, Slavik Neimer, Anshul Sharma 

5/23/23 

Digital 

5:15 PM PDT 

Round table: Integrate your data with latest Data warehouse and Data Factory capabilities 

Bogdan Crivat, Miquella de Boer, Sid Jayadevan, Swetha Mannepalli, Mohan Sankaran, Priya Sathy, Wee Hyong Tok 

5/24/23 

Digital 

11:00 AM PDT 

Round Table: Real-time analytics with Azure Synapse Data Explorer 

Uri Barash, Tzivia Gitlin 

5/24/23 

Digital 

5:15 PM PDT 

Round table: Synapse Data Engineering, Data Science & OpenAI Roundtable 

Nellie Gustafsson, Chris Finlan, Misha Desai, Avinanda Chattapadday, Martin Lee, Piero Morano, Eren Orbey, Santhosh Kumar Ravindran, Raj Rikhy, Narmeen Samad, Alexander van Grootel, Ted Vilutis 

 

Practice makes perfect – so make sure you get as much of it as you need with Microsoft Build’s labs and demo sessions.  

 

Labs 

Date 

Type 

Start, PDT 

Session name 

Speaker(s) 

5/23/23 

Digital 

1:30 PM PDT 

Learn Live: Model data for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL 

Cedric Derue, Gary Hope 

5/23/23 

In person 

5:15 PM PDT 

Lab: Democratize your data estate with the latest data warehouse (session one) 

Priyanka Langade, Peri Rocha, Dharini Sundaram, Kevin Conan, Mariya Ali, Salil Kanade 

5/23/23 

In person 

5:15 PM PDT 

Lab: Analytics in the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform DREAM lab (session one) 

Sanjay Soni, Thasmika Gokal 

5/24/23 

In person 

1:30 PM PDT 

Lab: Get started with lakehouses 

Paul DeCarlo, Graeme Malcolm 

5/24/23 

In person 

2:45 PM PDT 

Lab: Democratize your data estate with the latest data warehouse (session two) 

Mariya Ali, Kevin Conan, Salil Kanade, Priyanka Langade, Peri Rocha, Dharini Sundaram 

5/24/23 

In person 

4:00 PM PDT 

Lab: Learn how to build a modern data stack in an hour 

Emily Chen, Miguel Escobar, Estera Kot, Noelle Li, Abhishek Narain, Nikki Waghani 

5/24/23 

Digital 

5:15 PM PDT 

Learn Live: Migrate SQL workloads to Azure Managed Instances 

Ajith Krishnan, Javier Villegas 

5/24/23 

In person 

5:15 PM PDT 

Lab: Analytics in the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform DREAM lab (session two) 

Sanjay Soni, Thasmika Gokal 

 

Demos 

Date 

Type 

Start, PDT 

Session name 

Speaker(s) 

5/23/23 

In person 

11:30 AM PDT 

Demo: Modernize MongoDB workloads with Azure Cosmos DB 

Gahl Levy 

5/23/23 

In person 

11:45 AM PDT 

Demo: Build next gen intelligent retail with Azure OpenAI & Azure Cosmos DB 

Mark Brown 

5/24/23 

In person 

5:15 PM PDT 

Demo: Further, faster with Azure Functions and Azure SQL integration 

Drew Skwiers-Koballa 

5/24/23 

In person 

5:30 PM PDT 

Demo: Protect your data from tampering with ledger on Azure SQL 

Pieter Vanhove 

 

Learn More 

Get even more out of Microsoft Build with these additional resources. 

  • The Cloud Skills Challenge at Build begins May 23, 2023, at 4:00 PM PDT. Join to win your chance at a free Microsoft certification exam
  • Check out Collections, our curated set of training, documentation, certification, and additional resources.
  • Explore our data and analytics learning resources and documentation on Microsoft Learn, designed to help you upskill and grow in your career. 

 

 

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