Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 3–4, 2019: Training
Feb 4–6, 2019: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Barbara Eckman

Barbara Eckman
Principal Data Architect, Comcast


Barbara Eckman is a principal data architect at Comcast, where she leads data governance for an innovative, division-wide initiative comprising near-real-time ingesting, streaming, transforming, storing, and analyzing big data. Barbara is a technical innovator and strategist with internationally recognized expertise in scientific data architecture and integration. Her experience includes technical leadership positions at a Human Genome Project center, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and IBM. She served on the IBM Academy of Technology, an internal peer-elected organization akin to the National Academy of Sciences.


4:50pm–5:40pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Location: Trianon Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study
Barbara Eckman (Comcast)
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Comcast is evolving a cloud-based data infrastructure to support classic analytic use cases, real-time operational analysis, and modern machine learning. All these use cases require finding high-quality data of interest, understanding its semantics, and tracing its route from streaming ingestion to at-rest storage. Barbara Eckman explains how a judicious data governance strategy fills these needs. Read more.