Data and analytics is one of the fastest-growing and highest-priority domains in the modern enterprise. The marketplace continues to be pushed forward by new tools and technologies, as well as increased adoption by organizations small and large. With revenue growth in the BI and data analytics space set to soar in the months and years ahead, it’s no wonder that user conferences are becoming so popular. No matter your interest, industry or use case, there’s likely an event for you.
We understand, and that’s why we’ve scoured the web and created this list of 2019’s most exciting data and analytics events and conferences to attend. If you’re looking for top-notch keynotes, interesting speeches, best practice demos, and legitimate networking opportunities, fill your calendar. All of the conferences listed are organized by independent analysts, researchers, and media outlets; no vendors allowed (well, we can’t promise they won’t be in attendance). Events are listed in chronological order and may include additional dates (if applicable).
Date: February 10-15, April 28-May 3, August 18-23, November 10-15
Location: Las Vegas, NV, Chicago, IL, San Diego, CA, Orlando, FL
Description: No matter what you’re currently facing, TDWI Las Vegas 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 in Las Vegas and walk away with the skills and best practices you need to advance your data and analytics initiatives today.
Chief [Data] Analytics Officers & Influencers
Date: February 12-13 (Financial Services), May 14-16, May 29-30 (Government), June 2-4 (APEX), June 11-12 (Insurance), October 14-17
Location: New York, NY, San Diego, CA, Washington, DC, Austin, TX, New York, NY, Boston, MA,
Description: The premier meeting for the Chief Analytics Officer community, featuring a 3-day agenda that addresses the hottest topics for Chief Analytics Officers and analytics leaders. Corinium is hosting a total of six events in 2019, three of which have more broad tracks. There’s also more targeted events, such as those in February for the financial services, May for government, and June for insurance. The APEX event is a premium, invite only conference.
Modern Data Management 2019
Date: February 26-27
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: Covering the hottest topics within master data management, big data analytics, data science and business facing data-driven applications, senior level executives and hands-on practitioners can come together to obtain real action points and useful connections to better support their business goals.
Date: March 11-13
Location: Dallas, TX
Description: The BI+Analytics Conference is North America’s go-to event for today’s best SAP strategies and technologies for business intelligence and analytics. Join the BIA community of influencers in business and technology, global thought leaders, industry experts, and your peers this March 11-13 in Dallas. The 2019 conference will be co-located with SAP-Centric Financials bringing analytics and finance professionals to one location.
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum
Date: March 10-12 and March 31-April 2
Location: Phoenix, AZ and Hollywood, FL
Description: In 2019, CIOs will see the use of digitalized products and services drive new forms of growth. New sources of revenue, business value and opportunities to engage with customers and citizens require you to lead your organization to the next level. Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2019 prepares you for your new job as a growth leader. Gain the inspiration, leadership skills and strategic ideas you need to succeed in this new era.
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2019
Date: March 18-21
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: At the conference, Gartner will share new strategies, guidance and best practices to help you realize your future – a future based on data you can trust, agile analytics you can rely on, and the clarity needed to empower you with the continuous intelligence and pervasive insights necessary to excel in the digital economy.
Strata Data Conference
Date: March 25-28, September 23-26
Location: San Francisco, CA and New York, NY
Description: At Strata, you’ll get a first look at the emerging trends that transform data and business. How to build a solid foundation for your AI strategy. Machine learning initiatives that scale (including cloud). Intriguing new streaming and IoT use cases. How to implement new machine learning or serverless technologies. Strata is where you’ll get the insight you need to prepare your career and business for the future.
Analytics Summit 2019
Date: April 1-3
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Description: Analytics Summit’s focus is on analytics and data science content to support the growth and development of analytics efforts in business, government and non-profit organizations. Increase your knowledge of the latest analytics topics, tools and trends presented by the top experts in the industry. Learn from others how they apply analytics tools and manage data science teams in their industry. Connect with data scientists, analysts, presenters and practitioners. Executives from multiple industries will be there to learn best practices and meet attendees who could be good fits for their organization.
Marketing Analytics and Data Science
Date: April 8-10
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: Over the course of three days at MADS, you’ll gain real-world perspectives on how to pull out trends and insights and apply technology and methods that effectively help solve business problems and create profitable solutions. Experience collaborative roundtables, interactive workshops, real-world case studies and visionary keynote sessions to help you deliver faster and actionable data.
Big Data & AI Leaders Summit Boston 2019
Date: April 11-12
Location: Boston, MA
Description: The most exclusive and influential Big Data and Artificial Intelligence conference is coming back to Boston. Taking your place alongside more than 100 data scientists, AI innovators, machine learning forerunners, robotics engineers, leading analysts, IT strategists and business leaders who are redesigning the future of business.
2019 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
Date: April 14-16
Location: Austin, TX
Description: Join over 1,000 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. The INFORMS Analytics Conference delivers three days of intensive learning about the latest innovations in analytics.
Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit
Date: April 29-30
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: Bringing together statistical analysis, predictive modeling, data mining, text analytics and machine learning techniques, predictive analytics allows you to forecast the future. The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit brings the leaders and innovators from the industry together for an event acclaimed for its interactive format, combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion.
Insurance AI and Analytics USA
Date: May 2-3
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: It is undeniable that AI and advanced analytics are the only way for insurance carriers to meet increasing customer demands at scale. To achieve growth, efficient and seamless operations carriers must take a step forward and integrate AI across the organization including pricing, underwriting, customer service, product innovation and claims. This is why Insurance AI & Analytics USA is bringing together over 450 senior analytics executives and business leaders – to deliver deep impact.
The Innovation Enterprise DATAx Conference
Date: May 14-15, July 23-24
Location: San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL
Description: DATAx brings together over 500 business leaders and data scientists from across the country to learn, network and develop together the future of AI an its application in business, with dedicated conferences tackling the role of AI in marketing tech, healthcare and gaming. Connect with the pioneers driving change and inspire yourself with the latest findings on machine learning models, data strategy and advanced analytics.
Real Business Intelligence
Date: May 14-15
Location: Cambridge, MA
Description: Dresner Advisory Services‘ third-annual Real Business Intelligence Conference is a unique event for business and IT leaders and will focus upon the strategies for success with business intelligence, analytics, and information management. The event is designed as an interactive executive forum, and will focus on those topics which enable attendees to help their respective organizations become performance-directed and information-driven.
Date: May 20-23
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: Tired of vendor events pushing their own agenda? Come to Interop, where you’ll get an objective IT perspective – not a weeklong commercial. Interop’s main conference program is divided into five themed tracks that are vital to every IT organization, providing both strategic and actionable advice across IT. Our conference program will also offer ample content on cross-disciplinary topics, including cloud, data & analytics, and professional development.
Database Trends and Applications Data Summit 2019
Date: May 21-22
Location: Boston, MA
Description: At Data Summit 2019, you’ll hear the innovative approaches the world’s leading companies are taking to solve today’s key challenges in data management. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2019 has something for you!
The Data Science Conference
Date: May 23-24
Location: Boston, MA
Description: The Data Science Conference provides a space where analytics professionals can network without being prospected by other attendees. This conference is by professionals for professionals. No presentation time will be allotted to sales pitches. No sponsor booths will be outside. We will not recruit you or sell your information. There will be no paid advertising. Agenda/speakers is open to the public, no email needed. Presentation slides will be provided at no extra cost (those presenters agree to share).
Big Data Toronto
Date: June 12-13
Location: Toronto, Canada
Description: From solving your data-driven business challenges to helping you navigate the latest big data tools, Big Data Toronto is designed to give you a 360 degree view on the industry. With two full days of conference programming, skill-based workshops, 1-on-1 meetings, Big Data Toronto is engineered to provide you a comprehensive overview of the latest use cases, the industry’s advancements, and new applications.
Predictive Analytics World
Date: June 16-20
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: In 2019, there will be only ONE PAW in the U.S. Join us in Las Vegas for the largest Predictive Analytics World event to date, Mega-PAW, with seven tracks of sessions covering the commercial deployment of machine learning across industry sectors – attend any or all of the five jointly scheduled events: PAW Business, PAW Financial, PAW Industry 4.0, PAW Healthcare, and Deep Learning World.
Industrial Conference on Data Mining
Date: July 17-21
Location: New York, NY
Description: The Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM is held on yearly basis. Researchers from all over the world will present theoretical and application-oriented topics on Data Mining. Practicioners can present and discuss their ongoing projects in Industry Sessions.
Forrester 2019 Data Strategies & Insights Forum
Date: November 5-6
Location: Austin, TX
Description: To succeed, the insights-driven enterprise requires a forward-leaning enterprise data strategy — one that encompasses external customer data sources and far-reaching operational data, including the supply chain. Forrester will examine best practices in the creation of the insights-driven business — and how to marshal the right data resources, processes, and technologies in pursuit of this new vision.