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On-Demand: Apache Kafka Latest Trends and Techniques

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 11 AM EST


Kafka continues to grow in popularity and beyond streaming use-cases. This was very evident from the most recent Kafka Summit London in May 2023. This session will review the key trends and new features that are driving this adoption and how it will affect you and your organization.

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

If you are part of an application or integration team involved in building and managing Event Driven applications and Microservices, then you should attend this webinar.

  • Application and Integration DevOps Professionals– who work with Kafka and other Messaging and Event Streaming technologies across hybrid cloud deployments.
  • Shared Services Managers– who are faced with the rapid deployment cycle of event-driven applications and are tasked with the governance of Kafka, as well as a diverse portfolio of other middleware technologies.
  • Architects– who are driving best practices for data streaming in DevOps and are looking for improved observability of the Kafka infrastructure.
  • Application owners– who need fast resolution and prevention of issues within the Kafka environment that can impact applications and Microservices.

In this session we will discuss:

  • What is it about Kafka that makes it attractive
  • What are the key changes that are emerging today
  • What is on the drawing board for the near future


Richard Nikula

Richard Nikula

Vice President of Development and Support at meshIQ

As the Vice President of Development and Support, Richard is responsible for the entire development lifecycle of all meshIQ products. He runs meshIQ’s global development organization and QA. He is an integration and observability expert, as well as open telemetry and application stacking specialist. He is a graduate of Washington State University and lives in Texas, where he is known for Magnolia Musical Christmas, his over-the-top light display.

Navdeep Sidhu

Navdeep Sidhu

CEO, meshIQ

Navdeep Sidhu is the CEO at meshIQ, driving innovation in Integration observability. Prior to joining Nastel, he was SVP of Products at Software AG, where he focused on driving innovation using APIs, Integration & Microservices. He is passionate about building cloud-native event-driven applications and using them to drive customer experience and resiliency in architectures. His experience spans over 20 years, during which he has held various leadership roles in product management and marketing. His experience also includes an eight-year stint with Deloitte Consulting, where he implemented large-scale integration and API projects for Deloitte’s Financial, Manufacturing, Retail, and Telecom customers.