Stream processing affects a wide range of industries today: capturing sensor data, connecting microservices, processing the workloads of internet giants and giving us a real-time alternative to batch analytics. While these use cases are exciting and valuable they are only a taste of what is to come. In this talk we’ll look towards a future where data is both automated and self service, where real-time data connects applications across regions and clouds, events are recorded in a a central event store and companies leverage a rich ecosystem of cloud native tools.