Kit Menke

Data Engineering Practice Lead, 1904labs

Kit leads the Data Engineering practice at 1904labs. His team focuses on building data pipelines and platforms, ensuring data governance, and helping clients develop a data strategy. Kit has been primarily focused on the Hadoop stack including Scala, Spark, Hbase, and Solr and has been a frequent speaker at conferences and events including DataWorks Summit and StampedeCon. Kit is also the co-founder of local St. Louis startup, PETSHACK, that is developing Paw City - a mobile app that helps pet owners find pet-related interests and events near them.

Kit is speaking at

AI@ Work & Home
October 21, 2020
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Dan Carmody (Speaker) Director of Data Analytics and Intelligence, Mastercard
  • Jonathan Andrews (Speaker) Senior Director, IT Information Governance, Charter Communications
  • Kit Menke (Speaker) Data Engineering Practice Lead, 1904labs
  • Julius Ming'ala (Moderator) Mobile Project Lead, 1904labs
  • Henry Campbell (Speaker) Director - Advanced Analytics, Spire


Building models is not the first step in adopting AI technology. Yet, many companies launch AI initiatives without having the right data infrastructure in place to effectively support their efforts. Without taking key steps with your data upfront, AI projects have a strong propensity to fail.

Join our panel discussion as we walk you through the steps leading organizations including MasterCard and Charter Spectrum have taken to lay the foundation for data science success.

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