Data Dream Team Back for a Second Season

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Brussels, Belgium
May 3, 2022

Soda, the provider of data reliability tools and observability platform, has announced that its popular Data Dream Team podcast is returning for a second season. This second season will see the return of renowned data mentor and Managing Director of the Big Data Institute, Jesse Anderson as host, interviewing a range of guests from across the data community including data leaders from the Chalhoub Group and TripActions.

Data Dream Team is available on all good podcast apps and features discussions with inspiring people working in data. Created for organizations embracing the rise of the data team, the podcast is dedicated to exploring each and every component comprising the creation of a successful, modern data team. Host, Jesse Anderson, is joined every two weeks in conversation with global data leaders to discuss how organizations, teams, and people are structured around data; explore new roles and the processes and technologies that enable today’s data team. 

The first season of Data Dream Team featured Paco Nathan, renowned computer scientist; Jordan Morrow, the founder of data literacy; Orlando Machado, Chief Data Officer at LEGO Group; Zhamak Dehghani, founder of the Data Mesh; Holden Karau, author and Senior Data Engineer at Netflix; Harvinder Atwal, Chief Data Scientist at MoneySupermarket Group; and, Gwen Shapira, formerly Engineering Leader at Confluent.

“We were blown away by the fantastic response to the first season of our Data Dream Teams podcast, which created a platform for leading names in the data community to share how they have built a culture of teamwork and collaboration within their organization’s data team,” said Maarten Masschelien, CEO and Co-Founder, Soda. “We are excited therefore to announce the return of Data Dream Team for a second season which will feature even more practical advice on building your data dream team from some of the most forward-thinking data practitioners around the world. Our second season promises to be another ‘must listen’ for those in the process of building and managing their own data teams.”

The Data Dream Team podcast is part of Soda’s ongoing Data Dream Team program which comprises a comprehensive resource for any organization managing or building a data team and trying to find the right blend of roles, skill sets, and diversity within their data teams, and looking for clear guidance on how to foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration. An extensive catalogue of Data Dream Team content can be accessed here

About Soda

Soda is a data reliability and quality platform that creates the observability data teams need to find, analyze, and resolve data issues.. Soda’s mission is to bring everyone closer to the data, resulting in data products and analytics that everyone can trust. The Soda global data community already counts Disney, HelloFresh, and Udemy as major contributors to have deployed Soda’s data reliability tools. Soda is one of the 2021 Gartner® Cool Vendors™ in Data Management [1], recognition and validation for our approach to solving the number one data management challenge faced by modern organizations: ensuring high quality, trusted data is available to enable confident decision making, serve and delight customers, and improve processes. For more information, visit

  1. Gartner “Cool Vendors in Data Management,” Philip Russom, Ehtisham Zaidi, Jason Medd, Eric Thoo, Robert Thanaraj, 1 June 2021 - ID G00746797

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    Soda is Named One of the 2021 Gartner Cool Vendors in Data Management