This is a directory of the best data storage conferences and events. 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 storage conferences 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.
Chief Data & Analytics Officers, APEX
Date: January 22-24, June 2-4
Location: Orlando, FL, Scottsdale, AZ
Description: The Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange is a flagship event bringing together the most innovative and insightful technology leaders across industries for in-depth discussions and exchanges of experience and ideas to address the emerging landscape of digital business in a digital economy. CDAO Exchange will offer data analytics leaders the opportunity to hear and discuss successful strategies in a true peer-to-peer networking forum.
Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange
Date: January 26-28, June 2-4
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Description: CDAO, APEX is set apart from traditional conferences or tradeshows because of its focus on bringing together the crème de la crème of the data & analytics world for valuable networking truly peer-to-peer level and intellectual content. Only a limited number of specially selected C-Suite, VP and Director level Fortune 1000 leaders are invited to attend, together with solution providers with the most cutting-edge capabilities.
International Conference on Storage Management and Data Protection
Date: January 30-31
Location: New York, NY
Description: This event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of storage management and data protection. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Storage Management and data protection.
Chief Data & Analytics Officers
Date: February 4-5 (Financial Services), March 25-27 (LatAm), May (Spring), May 27-28 (Government), June 16-17 (Insurance)
Location: New York, NY, Miami, FL, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Hoboken, NJ
Description: The CAO conference is an executive-level event for analytics professionals to learn about the latest tools, techniques, and real-world case studies. Event tracks emphasize growing analytics as a profit-driven business unit by focusing on what matters to you the most. CAO events feature guest expert speakers and takeaways on how to practically apply analytics to gain a competitive advantage.
Strata Data & AI Conference
Date: March 15-18, September 14-17
Location: San Jose, CA, New York, NY
Description: The brightest minds in data and AI come together at the O’Reilly Strata Data & AI Conference to develop new skills, share best practices, and discover how tools and technologies are evolving to meet thorny challenges. If you want to leverage data for a competitive edge and put AI to work, register now.
Data Center World
Date: March 16-19
Location: San Antonio, TX
Description: Join the only industry event that delivers exclusive State of the Data Center research findings, in-depth workshops, and 70 conference sessions. Data Center World’s programming is focused around six core tracks that are vital to every data center facilities and IT infrastructure professional, providing strategy and real-world examples that address the major challenges of the rapidly evolving data center industry.
GPU Technology Conference
Date: March 22-26, October 19-21
Location: San Jose, CA, Washington, DC
Description: Interact with experts on the present and future of AI and deep learning, IoT, self-driving cars, and more. Choose from over 600 sessions and programs created to facilitate discussions, educate attendees, and forge relationships with technology leaders across a range of fields.
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.
Data Center Dynamics Conference
Date: March 31-April 1, June 15-16, October 5-6
Location: New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Tysons, VA
Description: Solving the enterprise data center, cloud and edge infrastructure capacity challenge. Key themes include energy smart infrastructure, modernization and lifecycle managment, planning for hybrid IT, 5G, edge computing, and site selection and readiness. Data Center Dynamics features more than 1,700 senior executives from enterprise and cloud ecosystems. It is the largest marketplace of its kind in the United States.
Bio IT World Conference & Expo
Date: April 21-23
Location: Boston, MA
Description: Bio IT World Conference & Expo is the world’s premier event showcasing technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. Bio-IT World unites an ecosystem of over 3,000 leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, informatics and technology experts in the field of biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and healthcare from around the world.
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.
Flash Memory Summit
Date: August 4-6
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Description: Flash Memory Summit showcases applications, key technologies and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. It is the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations and influencers driving the adoption of Flash Memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in mobile and embedded systems.
Date: August 30-September 3
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: VMworld captures the momentum of today’s rapidly changing IT environment and puts it within your grasp so you can accelerate your cloud journey to support your business. Transform networking and security for speed and flexibility. Deliver digital workspaces for amazing mobile experiences. Whatever you need to know, you’ll find the best information, tools, and partnerships to take IT—and your power to shape it—to the next level.
Date: September 21-24
Location: Austin, TX
Description: As one of the few remaining independent events for Networking and IT Pros, Interop is committed to focusing on the needs of the community with cutting-edge and unbiased content. Interop offers real intelligence by providing knowledge of the most valuable tech solutions and how they can be applied to real-world challenges.
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.
International Conference for High Performance Computing (Supercomputing 2020)
Date: November 15-20
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: This is the leading technical program for professionals and students in the HPC community, as measured by impact, at the highest academic and professional standards. The Program is designed to share best practices in areas like algorithms, applications, architectures and networks, clouds and distributed computing, data analytics, visualization, and storage, as well as machine learning, performance, programming systems, system software, and state of the practice in large-scale deployment and integration.
Data Strategy & Insights (Forrester Research)
Date: December 1-2
Location: Austin, TX
Description: 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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