Software lives in a world of data. Data is the new natural resource to be mined and exploited using software. Data analytics software provides actionable insights at the basis of continuous improvement and decision making processes. Such insights can be found by exploring large quantities of data, by asking the right questions and knowing how to reliably and efficiently find the appropriate answers. This course provides an overview of the Master program in Software and Data engineering, introducing the basic concepts that tie together the rest of the lectures.