The 21 Best Data Analytics Events and Conferences to Attend in 2021

The Best Data Analytics Events and Conferences to Attend in 2021

The editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best data analytics events and conferences to attend this year, so mark your calendar!

The best data analytics events and conferences can be a great place to network, learn about new tools, hone your skills and even uncover best practices to make your work life easier. It’s with this in mind that our editors scoured the web, consulted with conference representatives, and identified where the industry’s top brass will be spending their time in the coming year. Though uncertainty remains because of the ongoing pandemic, this directory features both the best in-person and virtual data analytics events for North America.

Events and conferences listed may be hosted by software solution providers, independent analyst firms, researchers, and enterprise technology media outlets. Events are listed in chronological order and may include additional dates. Clicking the Event Name highlighted in red brings you to more information. Clicking REGISTER brings you directly to the event’s registration details.

The Best Data Analytics Events for Q1 2021

Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange

Empowering People and Processes for True Data Transformation

Host: Intelligent Automation Network

Date: January 26

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Explore in this Exchange, the journey of the CDAO while looking at the technical expertise required, how much data governance is needed and exactly what the role entails along with finding the right people for the team. CDAOs and other senior Data & Analytics executives need to interpret how to embrace big data and analytics, lead by example, integrate digital platforms and advance business intelligence.”

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TDWI Virtual Summit Series

Migrating to Cloud Data Platforms

Host: TDWI

Date: January 27-28

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “At this TDWI Virtual Summit, you will learn how to sort through the latest trends and hype around migration to cloud data platforms, and how to apply actionable advice for success. Topics will include the business case for cloud adoption—and key drivers that are supported by cloud-based solutions, cloud migration strategies for business transformation through cloud adoption, organizational factors, cloud data architecture, and data warehouses and data lakes in the cloud.”

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MicroStrategy WORLD.NOW

The Conference for Today’s World

Host: MicroStrategy

Date: February 3-4

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Experience 100% of the real-world benefits—unconstrained by time and space. Whether it’s AI-powered recommendations for networking connections, learning about enterprise analytics in the Cloud, or sharing best practices and use cases for HyperIntelligence, you’ll find yourself engaged and excited throughout the event. And should you miss a session? It’s not a problem. Every breakout event will be available on-demand so that you can experience it and learn at your convenience.”

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Datanova 2021

Analyze The Unknown

Host: Starburst Data

Date: February 9-10

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “This two-day event is dedicated to helping data teams quickly unlock the value in all their data. Learn how your peers are navigating shifts to their data strategy to ensure relevance now and in a post-COVID world. Explore the concept of building optionality into your data architecture. Hear from your peers who’ve found a way to stop moving & copying data, and give teams access to data where it lives. Learn how your peers are unlocking access to new data with the same old language they know and trust: SQL.”

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Analytics and Data Oracle User Community TechCast Days

Host: Analytics and Data Oracle User Community

Date: February 16-18

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “The Analytics and Data Oracle User Community is a group made up of the top Oracle BI, Data Warehouse, Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and Spatial and Graph experts. Fast, furious, and informative these sessions will be dynamic and increase your knowledge, all from the comfort of your desk.”

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Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange

Energizing Innovation and Providing Strategic Alignment Through Data

Host: Intelligent Automation Network

Date: March 18

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “The 13th CDAO Exchange will provide Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and Heads of Data & Analytics with a three-day event that delivers leading practices and dialogue-driven debates on key challenge areas, thought leadership discussions, and numerous networking activities. This exclusive, invitation-only event will be a capped audience of 45 Data and Analytics executives from some of the most recognizable companies in the world. Fill out the form and a representative will reach out to you accordingly.”

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Data Demo Day

Host: Solutions Review

Date: March 18

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: Data Demo Day for Q1 2021 is an exclusive virtual trade show featuring an inside look at the technologies of three prominent data management and analytics solution providers. Solutions Review is hosting this online event as a way to present the latest data management and analytics tools from the comfort and safety of your own desk, and the best part? It’s free to attend!”

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Domopalooza

The virtual event for your data-driven future.

Host: Domo

Date: March 24

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Domopalooza is coming to you as an interactive online experience. You’ll go behind the scenes in product development with Domo engineers and see how the product is being used on the ground in business. Domo will even have its famous Sneaks session with direct Q&A with product leadership. Join to see Domo’s latest product breakthroughs and announcements as well.”

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The Best Data Analytics Events for Q2 2021

Analytics Summit 2021

Real World Applications of Business Analytics

Host: University of Cincinnati

Date: April 6, May 14, June 8 (3-sessions)

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “The Center for Business Analytics holds two annual events, the technically oriented Data Science Symposium in the fall and the Analytics Summit – Real World Applications of Business Analytics in the spring.  Both events feature national and internationally recognized leaders, experts and practitioners in the Analytics/Data Science industries.  Our events are open to the public, with about 75% of attendees from local and national business, non-profit and government organizations, and the balance being analytics/data science students, researchers and faculty from a wide range of institutions.”

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2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference

Host: INFORMS

Date: April 12-14

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Join hundreds of leading analytics professionals and industry experts in discovering new mathematical solutions to problems, networking strategies for advancing your career, and recognizing individual and team efforts within your field with most prestigious awards in analytics and operations research. We will explore the best practices and leading insight into groundbreaking applications, including healthcare, robotics and AI, data ethics, and the role of data science in the media and workplace.”

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SIAM International Conference on Data Mining

Develop a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready, data-centric organization

Host: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Date: April 29 – May 1

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “SDM has established itself as a leading conference in the field of data mining and provides a venue for researchers who are addressing these problems to present their work in a peer-reviewed forum. SDM emphasizes principled methods with solid mathematical foundation, is known for its high-quality and high-impact technical papers, and offers a strong workshop and tutorial program (which are included in the conference registration). The proceedings of the conference are published in archival form, and are also made available on the SIAM website.”

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Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

Develop a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready, data-centric organization

Host: Gartner, Inc.

Date: May 4-6

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Learn how to build a data and analytics strategy that enables digital acceleration and agility while driving significant business value. Take a deep dive into the data and analytics trends and tools that will change your organization, compare technology providers, and separate hype from reality. Develop the leadership skills to bridge the gap between business and IT, drive innovation, make data and analytics central to your culture and build a resilient, adaptable and data-literate organization. The virtual Gartner Data & Analytics Summit offers content for every member of your data and analytics team — from technical- to senior-level strategy.”

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Data Summit Connect (Database Trends and Applications)

The premier online data management and analytics conference

Host: Information Today

Date: May 10-12

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “From modern data architecture and cloud migration to DataOps and analytics, Data Summit 2021 will equip you with the technical know-how, practical advice and expert insights to succeed in this evolving space. You’ll hear about innovative approaches that the world’s leading companies are taking to solve today’s key challenges and emerging technologies revolutionizing how data is stored, protected, integrated, enhanced and acted upon.”

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QlikWorld

Host: Qlik

Date: May 10-12

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “QlikWorld brings together customers and partners every year to share insights, get inspired and increase knowledge. Learn how to transform your data into actionable intelligence to help drive better decisions, improve ROI, and optimize customer relationships. At QlikWorld there are unlimited ways to learn, grow and evolve your data and analytics teams.”

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SAS Global Forum

Host: SAS

Date: May 18-20

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Get ready to feed your curiosity. The SAS Global Forum virtual event will be packed with engaging sessions, inspiring presenters, and learning galore. This second-to-none virtual experience brings together the brightest minds in analytics. It all takes place May 18-20. So make plans now to join us and empower and inspire your use of analytics.”

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The Best Data Analytics Events for Q3 2021

Marketing and Data Analytics Conference West

Supercharge the Power of Data Science and Analytics to Deliver Business Impact

Host: InformaConnect

Date: TBD

Location: San Francisco, CA

From the organizer: “Over the course of three days, discover the infinite possibilities that emerge when data science, marketing analytics, insights, and marketing executives break down silos and work together to drive bottom-line impact across an organization. All sessions and speakers at MADS: Marketing Analytics & Data Science focus on three core principles: Best practices for ensuring synergy between data science and analytics; hacks to ensure a data-driven mindset is embedded into your organizational culture, and proven strategies for enhancing the value of impact in the overall organization.”

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Data 2021

10th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications

Host: Data Conference

Date: July 6-8

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “The purpose of the International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on databases, big data, data mining, data management, data security and other aspects of information systems and technology involving advanced applications of data.”

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International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining

Develop a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready, data-centric organization

Host: Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences

Date: July 18-22

Location: New York City, NY

From the organizer: “The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and data mining in order to discuss the recent status of the research and to direct further developments. Basic research papers, as well as application papers, are welcome. All kinds of applications are welcome but special preference will be given to multimedia-related applications, biomedical applications, and web mining.”

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TDWI Conference San Diego

Host: TDWI

Date: August 22-27

Location: San Diego, CA

From the organizer: “No matter what you’re currently facing, TDWI delivers the training you need to overcome your top data and analytics challenges, all taught by the industry’s most respected thought leaders and practitioners. Join TDWI and walk away with the skills and best practices you need to advance your data and analytics initiatives today.”

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Real Business Intelligence Conference

Strategic data and analytics learning event, guided by luminary thought-leaders

Host: Dresner Advisory Services

Date: September 21-22

Location: Cambridge, MA (Hybrid)

From the organizer: “Real Business Intelligence is the only conference where you’ll find the smartest and most diverse experts in the field. Join a fresh and exciting forum for business and IT leaders to help achieve success with information, business intelligence, and analytics.”

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The Best Data Analytics Events for Q4 2021

TDWI Conference Orlando

Host: TDWI

Date: November 14-19

Location: Orlando, FL

From the organizer: “No matter what you’re currently facing, TDWI delivers the training you need to overcome your top data and analytics challenges, all taught by the industry’s most respected thought leaders and practitioners. Join TDWI and walk away with the skills and best practices you need to advance your data and analytics initiatives today.”

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Data Strategy & Insights (Forrester Research)

Host: Forrester Research

Date: November 18-19

Location: Austin, TX (Hybrid)

From the organizer: “Join more than 20 Forrester analysts, industry speakers, and over 650 data and analytics practitioners for two days at Data Strategy & Insights. The event will provide the thought leadership, strategic direction, and networking opportunities needed to shape your data and analytics strategy for the coming decade. Topics will cover everything from AI to leadership strategies.”

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