Call for Speakers

We’re excited to announce that the call for speakers is officially open for the seventh annual Data Summit conference, to be held this year in Boston, May 19-20, 2020. Click here to submit your proposal. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to November 25, 2019.

The conference will revolve around these major themes:

  • Becoming an Insights-Driven Enterprise
  • Succeeding with Data Projects in the Real World
  • Moving to a Modern Data Architecture
  • Unlocking the Power of Data Science
  • Adopting a DataOps Strategy
  • Building a Data Lake for the Enterprise
  • Navigating the Cloud Landscape
  • Taking Advantage of Machine Learning
  • Enabling Real-Time Analytics
  • Modernizing Security and Governance
  • Overcoming Big Data Silos
  • Tapping Into the Internet of Things
  • Future-Proofing Data Warehousing
  • Architecting for Speed and Scale
  • Supercharging Customer Experiences
  • Developing Cognitive Applications
  • Leveraging Containers for Big Data
  • Harnessing NoSQL, Hadoop, Spark and Beyond
  • Improving Data Discovery
  • Increasing the Time to Value of Data

Data Summit will also feature two special one-day Boot Camps: DataOps Boot Camp and Data Lake Boot Camp, as well as the two-day co-located, AI & Machine Learning Summit. If you are interested in speaking at the AI & Machine Learning Summit, click here.

Data Summit focuses on both the business and technical aspects of data management and analysis and how it is transforming the business world. Whether you are an IT practitioner or a business stakeholder, we encourage you to consider participating in this exciting conference.

The audience at Data Summit is well-informed and tech-savvy. We are looking for dynamic speakers who can "wow" these professionals with insights and expertise on key technologies and strategies that work in the real world. How have you capitalized on new data sources, empowered your users, increased efficiency, or successfully implemented new technologies? What business problems have you solved? What tips do you have for organizations with similar projects?

We would like a mix a formal presentations and interactive panel participation. Case studies that demonstrate practical uses of data are particularly welcome. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—we like creativity!

Possible topics (but don't let this limit your imagination!):

  • Big Data Success Stories
  • The Business of Data: Defining Your Strategy
  • Innovation: Failing Fast, Succeeding Fast
  • Aligning IT and Business on Big Data Projects
  • Selecting the Right Data Platform for Your Needs
  • Managing Data as an Asset
  • Making Big Data User-Centric
  • Navigating Hybrid Data Environments
  • Architecting a Modern Data Platform
  • The In-Memory Revolution
  • Database Design for Big Data Workloads
  • Going from Relational to NoSQL
  • Building Modern Applications with NoSQL
  • Data Modeling for Big Data
  • The Journey to the Logical Data Warehouse
  • Using Data Warehouse Automation Tools
  • Streamlining Your ETL Pipeline
  • Data Warehousing and Analytics in the Cloud
  • Supercharging Your Operational Data Stores
  • Optimization Strategies for Enterprise Data Warehousing
  • Overcoming Data Silos through New Integration Techniques
  • Driving Agility through Data Virtualization
  • Enterprise Hadoop Use Cases
  • Taking Advantage of SQL-on-Hadoop Solutions
  • Unlocking the Power of the Data Lake
  • Data Engineering for the Internet of Things
  • Analyzing the Internet of Things
  • Machine-Learning with Spark
  • Launching New Analytics Projects
  • The Fundamentals of Data Science
  • Speeding Up Data Wrangling Jobs
  • Designing Machine-Learning Applications
  • Improving Your Operations Through Real-Time Data
  • Using Data Discovery to Unlock New Insights
  • Data Analysis with R
  • Data Analysis with Hive and Pig
  • Driving Value from Streaming Analytics
  • Extracting New Insights through Enterprise Search
  • Building New Predictive Models
  • Achieving a 360-Degree View of Your Customers
  • Creating a Real-Time Decision Engine
  • Developing Hadoop Applications
  • Moving Your Development Environment to the Cloud
  • The Convergence of Big Data & Cloud Computing
  • The Rise of Data-as-a-Service
  • Connecting Your SaaS Apps Across the Enterprise
  • Private, Public or Hybrid? Finding the Right Cloud Balance
  • New Storage Strategies for Big Data
  • Future-Proofing Your Data Center
  • Securing Data in Hadoop and the Cloud
  • The Need for Big Data Governance
  • Big Data and the Future of Privacy
  • Moving to the Cloud
  • Data Security
  • Funding Challenges
  • Regulatory Compliance

Come share your knowledge, your approaches, and your experiences at the 2020 Data Summit conference. IT practitioners and business stakeholders alike can contribute.

Submit your proposal to speak now!
Remember, the deadline is November 25, 2019.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Data Summit 2020!

Marydee Ojala
Conference Program Director