The 24 Best Data Management Events and Conferences to Attend in 2021

The Best Data Management Events and Conferences to Attend in 2021

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

The best data management 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 management 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 Management Events for Q1 2021

Data Cloud Summit

Host: Cloudera

Date: January 14

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Join top leaders and decision-makers from the public-sector IT community at the 2021 Data Cloud Summit to discuss the importance of developing a foundational enterprise data strategy and how that can spark digital transformation, powering new capabilities like machine learning and rapid analytics. These experts will also explore how the cloud can be used to manage data across the enterprise, best practices for keeping government data secure at scale, and ways to effectively process and analyze streaming data.”

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Subsurface: The Cloud Data Lake Conference

The cloud data lake conference

Host: Dremio

Date: January 27-28

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Join your peers and other industry leaders at Subsurface™ LIVE Winter 2021 as we explore the latest open-source innovations and motivate you with real-world use cases. Hear firsthand from technology leaders at companies such as Netflix, USAA, Adobe, Microsoft, and AWS about their experiences architecting and building modern data lakes. Learn how to innovate with open-source technologies such as Apache Iceberg, Amundsen, InfluxDB IOx, Apache Parquet, and more. “

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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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Data2030 Summit 2021

Data strategies for AI-driven organisations

Host: Data2030 Summit

Date: February 8-11

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: Data2030 Summit is an annual strategy roundtable event gathering the Data Management community in one platform to discuss ways of enabling faster Data Innovation and AI deployment across the enterprise by setting up a modern Data Management strategy and platform for the new decade. With domestic and international speakers presenting across three days, roundtable discussions and plenty of other learning and networking activities, the 2021 online summit is the place to be for all CDOs and data practitioners working with Information Management, Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Quality, Enterprise Architecture and DataOps.”

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TDWI Virtual Summit Series

Data Governance and Compliance

Host: TDWI

Date: February 17-18

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “At this TDWI Virtual Summit, you will learn how to sort through the latest trends and hype around data governance and compliance, and how to apply actionable advice for success. Topics will include governance and compliance adoption rates, trends, and best practices, strategies for data governance implementation, processes and roles, the business case for compliance programs, governing self-service programs, and the role of technology.”

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Gartner CIO Leadership Forum

Join an exclusive community of CIOs

Host: Gartner, Inc.

Date: March 9-10

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is an unrivaled experience — a place where you’ll access the most timely advice, actionable tools and CIO peer insights to adapt faster and stay ahead of change. Attendees will walk away with personalized insights and detailed plans to work alongside your C-suite peers to accelerate digital business models, enable the future of work, meet the needs of the everything customer and drive business growth.”

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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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Micro Focus Universe 2021

Win in a Digital Economy

Host: Micro Focus

Date: March 23-24

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Welcome to Universe 2021, our premier customer and partner event. This year’s focus is on Winning in a Digital Economy, and we will run Universe as a virtual global event. You will be able to register for the regional agenda of your choice (EMEA, AMERICAS, or APJ). Within the virtual event platform, you can learn from Micro Focus experts, see and experience use cases, and hear best practices from our customers and partners around the world.”

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Master Data Marathon 2.0

The Master Data Marathon is BACK!

Host: ThinkLinkers

Date: March 24-25

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “MDM Master Data Marathon, is the one and only Marathon on all things Master Data and on how to advance in your digital journey. A truly global event featuring the most inspiring data stories the world has to tell, moderated by the one and only, Scott Taylor, the Data Whisperer. One World. Regardless of where you are, this virtual event targets and unites all Countries regardless of the time-zones.”

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Financial Data Innovation Conference

The Virtual Event For Financial Data Management Executives

Host: Worldwide Business Research

Date: March 30-31

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “For 15 years (and counting), data management executives across the finance industry have relied on FIMA for updates from regulators, insights from data disruptors, and an unbiased view of where the future is headed from seasoned industry leaders. Data management executives – from the biggest buy and sell-side firms, to retail banks and small asset managers – dedicate three days to connect with their peers for new ideas to improve data quality, innovate with data, and deliver value to the business.”

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The Best Data Management Events for Q2 2021

Ataccama Innovate

AI-Powered Data Management & Governance

Host: Ataccama

Date: April 7-8

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Ataccama Innovate is coming your way! Get ready for a virtual event full of next-gen technology for data governance, data quality, MDM, and more. Presenting results of our global survey on the data readiness of organizations, the perspectives of C-level executives vs. business users, and how self-driving data management can solve many of your current challenges.”

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Wrangle Summit 2021

Binary to EXTRAORDINARY

Host: Trifacta, Google Cloud

Date: April 7-9

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Data engineering is hot. Job listing site Dice shows demand for data engineers was up 50% in 2020. If you move, structure, clean, or pipeline data to drive critical enterprise decisions, you’re doing the work of data engineering. It’s time you got your own conference. Join hosts Trifacta and Google Cloud, along with other industry leaders, at Wrangle Summit 2021, the first conference dedicated exclusively to data engineering.”

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Informatica World 2021

Binary to EXTRAORDINARY

Host: Informatica

Date: April 13-15

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Spend three exciting days with us, and you’ll leave inspired and ready to tackle your biggest data challenges. Engage and network with other data experts, sharpen your skills, and be inspired by leaders from across the industry. Hear from Informatica CEO Amit Walia about the vision for AI-powered cloud data management. And hear from Informatica CPO Jitesh Ghai on our latest innovations. Gain insights from top industry expert Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner on the latest trends shifting the data landscape in 2021 and beyond.”

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Enterprise Data World

Host: DATAVERSITY

Date: April 18-23

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “For 25 years now, Enterprise Data World (EDW) has been recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on Data Management in the world, and this year’s event will continue our tradition to offer in-depth training opportunities for data-driven professionals from around the world. Registrants will be able to join us for over 100 live online instructor-led workshops, tutorials, product demos, case studies, and keynotes and learn from others’ experiences so they can implement dozens of actionable takeaways following the event.”

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Graph + AI Summit

Accelerate Analytics and AI with Graph Algorithms

Host: TigerGraph

Date: April 21-23

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Learn how to accelerate analytics, AI and machine learning through featured case studies in healthcare, banking, media, entertainment, telecom, retail and eCommerce companies. Understand how to use graph algorithms to deliver entity resolution, MDM, customer 360, fraud detection, and more. Attend hands-on workshops with other practitioners.”

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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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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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MuleSoft CONNECT

Imagine, integrate, innovate

Host: MuleSoft

Date: May 18

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “MuleSoft CONNECT is the world’s leading integration event of the year that brings together thought leaders and practitioners across IT and the business. It will be a truly interactive experience where you’ll learn how to accelerate your business outcomes, hear from your peers, learn from experts in our community, and see our products in action.”

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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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TIBCO Analytics Forum

A Premier Analytics and Data Management Event

Host: TIBCO Software

Date: May 25-26

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “For two days—using our new and battle-tested online events platform—business leaders and analysts, analytics experts, data scientists, data stewards, developers, partners, customers, and innovators will join to discuss today’s most pressing digital challenges. Attendees can expect presentations on industry applications, along with product training sessions on data management, visual analytics, data science, and streaming analytics. Spotfire analytical deep-dives and the ever-popular Spotfire Hackathon will be back again this year, too!”

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The Best Data Management Events for Q3 2021

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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AI & Big Data Expo North America 2021

Delivering AI & Big Data for a Smarter Future

Host: Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences

Date: September 22-23

Location: TBA

From the organizer: “This virtual technology event is for the ambitious enterprise technology professional, seeking to explore the latest innovations, implementations, and strategies to drive businesses forward. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this innovative technology and its impact on a range of industries including, manufacturing, transport, supply chain, government, legal sectors and financial services energy, utilities, insurance, healthcare, retail, and more!”

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The Best Data Management Events for Q4 2021

Open Data Science Conference West 2021

The Leading Data Science Conference RETURNS

Host: Open Data Science Conference

Date: November 15-18

Location: San Francisco, CA

From the organizer: “The ODSC West Conference 2021 is one of the largest and ONLY applied data science training conferences in the world. Our instructors include some of the core contributors of many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC West 2021 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.”

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