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DevOps Exchange New York City - Obsess, Nomic AI, Annalect

DevOps Exchange New York City - October

Join us on Thursday 12th October for the next instalment of the DevOps Exchange New York City, hosted by Annalect at their offices in Broadway.

For this event we will be joined by; Virtual Store Platform, Obsess, AI startup Nomic AI and our generous hosts for the evening Annalect, a 4,000-strong global Advertising company.

Obsess will explore how to scale and grow teams in the DevOps space. From early startups to large organizations, this talk will delve deeper into how to retain talent top talent and how hire the right people for a business.

Next up, we welcome to the stage Nomic AI who will discuss the tooling behind Nomic's Atlas ( - the first embedding powered AI platform engineered to let anyone uncover insights in and interact with massive unstructured datasets of text, images, video and audio.

Finally, we have our hosts, Annalect who will be sharing the importance of building Data Mesh to super-charge cross-team and cross company collaboration.

The event will open at 5:30pm and will consist of 3 x 20 minutes talks starting at 6:00pm.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to avoid missing out! 

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John Mann, Vice President Of Engineering @ Obsess
"Scaling & Growing Teams"

1-10 - How to get started, how to hire, and what to look for in early hires.
11-100 - Job titles, a rough hierarchy, and project vs feature.
100+ - Innovation sustaining, team growth with politics, and personalities.

Dealing with conflict at all growth levels.

Bio: John has over 20 years of professional development. He worked at Microsoft, General Assembly, Getty Images, and SAP, but fell in love with the startups in 2012. He has built software in languages from ABAP to Python and a multitude of JavaScript frameworks. His cloud devops spans across the big three (AWS, Azure, and GCP).

Andriy Mulyar, Founder & CTO @ Nomic AI
"Nomic Atlas: Scaling Embedding and ML infrastructure to find insights in 10 million text documents"

Finding insights in unstructured data shouldn't require a data scientist or a machine learning engineer. In this talk, I will discuss the tooling behind Nomic's Atlas ( - the first embedding powered AI platform engineered to let anyone uncover insights in and interact with massive unstructured datasets of text, images, video and audio.

Bio: Andriy is the founder and CTO of Nomic AI - a venture backed start-up that is on a mission to democratize access to powerful artificial intelligence. Prior to Nomic, Andriy was an early engineer at RadAI where he trained multi-billion parameter LLMs to assist radiologists and a Ph.D. student at NYU's Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Shashikant Kuwar, Director @ Annalect
"How and why build data mesh to super-charge cross-team and cross company collaboration"

Enterprise worldwide is scrambling to optimize data assets ahead of anticipated never-before-seen demand, driven by advances in large language models — completely unaware of their own data selfishness. Understandably, most organizations are focused solely on their own data, missing an opportunity to enhance cross-organization and even inter-organization collaboration — with clients, vendors, and partners.

As early adopters of Data Mesh in 2021, w at Annalect, the Data Engineering & Tech arm of Omnicom crystalized our data strategy, clarified data ownership, and federated data policies — all while increasing our ability to accommodate wide-ranging teams’ needs. Now just two years old, our data mesh has matured into a framework for collaboration with clients, vendors, and partners. We learned a lot along the way, and we’d like to share our story, including real-world pitfalls, solutions, and tweaks. The talk includes a conceptual overview of what is data mesh and how to build one cross-cloud leveraging Terraform.

Bio: Shashikant Kuwar is the Director of DevOps Engineering at Annalect, where he drives the DevOps strategy and promotes a culture of automation and continuous improvement. He provides strategic direction for DevOps initiatives, leads a team of talented engineers, and emphasizes the use of cloud-native technologies and CI/CD pipelines.

We look forward to seeing you on what looks to be a great night.

*Please be aware, for entry you will require Government standard ID!

All the best,

The DOXNY team


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