Max Schultze, Data Engineering Manager, Zalando

Max Schultze is a data engineering manager working on building a data infrastructure platform at Zalando, Europe’s biggest online platform for fashion.

His focus is on building data pipelines at petabytes scale, productionizing distributed processing engines like Spark and Trino, and providing services and tooling for data management to hundreds of teams across the company. As an early adopter of the data mesh paradigm, he is frequently advocating its usage through conference appearances and online trainings, recently following that up with a «Data Mesh in Practice» publication at O’Reilly Media. Max graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin, actively taking part in the university’s initial development of Apache Flink.