Zhamak Dehghani works with Thoughtworks as the director of emerging technologies in North America, with a focus on distributed systems and data architecture, and a deep passion for decentralized technology solutions. Zhamak serves on multiple tech advisory boards including Thoughtworks. She has over 20 years of experience as a technologist and has contributed to multiple patents in distributed computing communications, as well as embedded device technologies. She founded the concept of Data Mesh in 2018 and has been implementing the concept ever since, evangelizing it with the wider industry. She is the author of Software Architecture: The Hard Parts and Data Mesh published by O’Reilly.