Zhamak Dehghani is the founder and CEO of NextData, reimagining the future of data platforms with Data-Mesh-native technologies to get value from data rapidly, sustainably and at scale. 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 Architecture the Hard Parts and Data Mesh O’Reilly books. Zhamak serves on multiple tech advisory boards. She has worked as a technologist for over 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.