Session Types

General Sessions
75-minute Conference Sessions

Half-Day Sessions
2.5 hours long, with a 15-minute break

Lightning Talks
10-minute talks that combine into a 75-minute General Session

Pre-Conference Sessions 
Full day sessions presented on the Monday and Tuesday before the general conference begins



This stream will support learning focused on the framework and strategy for your data platform. From reconciling your organizations business and data strategies; to integration across a variety of tools, departments, clouds, or environments; to compliance, and everything in between. See what is coming tomorrow and how best to plan for it today.

Data Management

Whether you are the steward of your organization's data or you are optimizing your applications connection to the data this is where the rubber meets the road.

  • Data Management: Taking care of all your organization's data: acquiring, processing, storing, and securing the data while optimizing performance, building for scale and enabling access.
  • Development: Understanding how your application interacts with the data platform while optimizing your code for lightning fast application performance ensuring the smoothest experience for your user.


From extracting, cleansing and preparing data, to analyzing and visualizing findings, to data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. This is where the data gets a voice. Whether you use complex code or Excel, our Analytics stream can help you transform your data into insights for your business.

Professional Development

Not all skills are technical. The Professional Development stream will help you get the softer skills required to take your career to the next level by learning how to effectively communicate across your organization, demonstrate leadership, and influence change.

Technology Focuses

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Application Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Data Governance / Privacy
  • Data Platform Strategy
  • Database Administration
  • Development
  • DevOps
  • Hybrid Infrastructure
  • Professional Development (Other)
  • Security

Session Skill Levels

100 Level
1 yr experience

Assumes some basic knowledge of the concepts/features

200 Level
1-3 yrs experience

Assumes comfort with technical concepts

300 Level
4-6 yrs experience

Assumes solid knowledge of technology

400 Level
6+ yrs experience

Assumes advanced understanding of technology

500 Level
8+ yrs experience

Assumes deep technical knowledge of the technology

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