Leveraging DataOps to Build India’s National Data Platform
India’s National Data Platform is one of the largest public sector data lake projects of its kind and is used by everyone from the Prime Minister of India himself to every member of parliament and 100,000 government officials. The project brought together disparate data sources from 42 of India’s government ministries and siloed databases. The most unique thing about the landmark project: It was built by an eight-member team in under 12 months.
In this talk, I will talk about the nuts and bolts of how our team leveraged DataOps principles to help make ourselves 6x more agile — covering both the tooling that made it possible, but more importantly, the cultural practices that made it possible.
Prukalpa Sankar is the co-founder of Atlan, a modern collaborative data workspace. She previously co-founded SocialCops, a leading data for good company where she led data teams for large-scale projects with organizations like the UN, the World Bank, and the Gates Foundation, as well as projects with several large governments including building India’s national data platform. For her work with SocialCops and Atlan, she has been featured as a New York Times Global Visionary and has also been awarded Economic Times Emerging Entrepreneur for the Year, Forbes 30u30, Fortune 40u40, Top 10 CNBC Young Business Women 2016.