We put a lot of thought into what the Summit should be called.
PASS no longer exists and we're not trying to replace it, but the PASS Summit has huge recognition in the data platform community, and a lot of good memories associated with it. We've always had an excellent experience at the conference as sponsors in the past and as attendees.
To reflect that we want to build on that experience and that legacy, and that we're going to maintain that quality and breadth of content, we've decided to keep PASS Summit as part of the name.
While we're not looking to replicate PASS, we do want to continue this annual gathering, the largest event for data platform professionals, and continue to support the people who have been part of the PASS community.
We felt that keeping the reference to 'PASS' welcomes all previous members of the community.
By adding 'Data community' we're welcoming everyone who works with data to join in to connect, share and learn on a global scale.