Global corporate travel firm Carlson Wagonlit Travel closed the big data/cloud skills gap by adopting a fully-managed data lake in the cloud to accelerate its data science program. Using Cazena’s Cloudera-powered Data Lake as a Service on Microsoft Azure meant the team could start quickly, without specialized skills. Within a few weeks, the data lake dramatically expanded in data, users, use cases, and analytic capabilities. Now it’s the foundation for strategic data science, analytics and data monetization initiatives. Hear how CWT uses their cloud data lake, learn more about outcomes experienced so far, and hear data leader Gordon Coale share more about the team’s experiences with fully-managed big data as a service.