This is a directory of the best data management events and conferences. We do our best to provide readers with buyer and practitioner resources, including the Solutions Review Buyers Guide. Sometimes though, you need extra exposure, the kind you can only get in person.
The editors at Solutions Review have created this list of the year’s most anticipated US-based data management events to attend. We’ve scoured the web, consulted with conference representatives, and identified where the industry’s top brass will be spending their time. If you are looking for top-notch keynotes, interesting sessions, best practices demos, and legitimate networking opportunities, mark your calendar.
All of the conferences listed are organized by independent analysts, researchers, and media outlets. We have not listed solution provider or vendor-centric user demonstrations. Events are listed in chronological order and may include additional dates. Clicking More Information directs you to the event home page.
Data Business Congress
Date: February 3-4
Location: San Jose, CA
Description: Over 90 percent of all the world’s data has been created within the last two years. With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that process is only going to accelerate. For businesses across the globe, this presents big challenges – but also significant opportunities. By focusing on the data creation, management and value creation lifecycle, the inaugural Data Business Congress will deliver cutting edge intelligence and analysis of the key data issues confronting companies as 5G begins to roll-out and the Internet of Things continues to build.
Date: February 9-14, May 10-May 15, August 16-21, November 8-13
Location: Las Vegas, NV, Chicago, IL, San Diego, CA, Orlando, FL
Description: 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.
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum
Date: February 23-25, March 30-April 1
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Hollywood, FL
Description: Today’s leading CIOs are more than technology experts. They’re cross-functional change-makers, guiding business strategy at the highest level while building the culture and digital dexterity to support innovation. Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is an unrivaled experience for this new type of leader – your place to dissect the challenges and opportunities of digital business among select peers so you can drive competitive advantage for your organization.
Analytics and Data Summit
Date: February 25-27
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Description: The Analytics and Data Summit is organized and managed by Oracle BI, data warehouse, and analytics (BIWA) user community. Again this year, it includes the annual Oracle Spatial and Graph Summit. This event attracts the top Oracle BI, data warehouse, advanced analytics, big data, and spatial and graph experts. The event features keynotes by industry experts, educational sessions by practitioners and developers, hands-on labs, and networking sessions.
Enterprise Data World
Date: March 22-27
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: Enterprise Data World is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world. Join over 1,000 data professionals from around the globe to attend this unique event, learn from peers and experts, and bring dozens of actionable takeaways back to the office. This six-day conference kicks off each year with in-depth tutorials, then continues throughout the week with hundreds of hours of educational content presented by leading industry experts, finally closing with our signature two-day workshops.
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit
Date: March 23-26
Location: Grapevine, TX
Description: Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is the must-attend conference for data and analytics leaders. Join to gain the skills to rewire your culture for an AI-augmented future. Learn how to build an effective data and analytics strategy that will improve productivity, enable fact-based decision making and drive significant business value. Develop the leadership skills to bridge the gap between business and IT, drive innovation, build resilient teams, and make data and analytics pervasive in your organizational culture.
Financial Information Management
Date: May 4-6
Location: Boston, MA
Description: Financial Information Management is the leading data management event for financial services in the US. The event regularly hosts more than 450 guests from 145 companies with three days of content and 12+ hours of networking. Each year top data management executives share actionable strategies to help you comply with regulations and enable the business to grow revenue. We’re dedicated to helping you make an ever-increasing impact on your business year after year.
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
Date: May 7-9
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Description: This conference will provide a forum to present work that advances mathematical, statistical, and computational methods in the context of data and information sciences and aims to unite researchers who are building mathematical foundations for data science and making principled applications to science, engineering, technology, and society. This conference is co-located with SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science.
Data Summit (Database Trends and Applications)
Date: May 19-20
Location: Boston, MA
Description: At Data Summit, 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. This event is co-located with AI & Machine Learning Summit, DataOps Boot Camp, and Data Lake Boot Camp.
IDUG Db2 Tech Conference
Date: June 7-11
Location: Dallas, TX
Description: The premier North America Db2 conference includes the technical content you need to be successful, industry-leading keynote speakers, networking opportunities, an impressive vendor solutions expo, included lunch and breakfast opportunities, and a Db2 for z/OS and Db2 (LUW) expert mini panel. The event offers new educational opportunities and more training than ever before.
Data Governance & Information Quality Conference
Date: June 8-12
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: The Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ) is the world’s largest event dedicated entirely to Data Governance and Information Quality. This conference offers sessions and tutorials for all levels of experience. As an attendee, you can choose from over a dozen workshops, several two-day seminars, and many general conference sessions filling various topic-specific tracks. Alongside the educational sessions, DGIQ offers an abundance of networking opportunities, and the exhibits are a great way to explore new tools and services.
Industrial Conference on Data Mining
Date: July 15-19
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. Practitioners can present and discuss their ongoing projects in Industry sessions.
Date: August 22-27
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: The annual KDD conference is the premier interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.
Data Architecture Summit
Date: October 19-23
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: The Data Architecture Summit provides a comprehensive educational program that defines the essential elements of a modern data architecture, and explains how you can create it for your own organization. Whether you’re looking to build or buy your new architecture, Data Architecture Summit will provide the essential knowledge and language to understand the options. If you know you need to re-tool or upgrade your current architecture, attend this event and you’ll leave with a comprehensive understanding of your technology and design options.
The AI & Big Data Expo
Date: November 4-5
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Description: The AI & Big Data Expo will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies from more than 350 exhibitors and provide insight from over 500 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences. The expo itself will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5-colocated events covering, AI, big data, IoT, cyber security, cloud, blockchain, and 5G.
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