This year, the event kicks off with plenary keynote sessions, which will brief you on the latest trends in the world of data. Following this, you can tailor your agenda to best suit your interests, maturity level, and organizational needs - choosing between four concurrent streams of highly interactive break out sessions covering a range of topics, based on the IBM CDO Look Book. You simply select the session you wish to join on the day and are free to roam across all four tracks should you wish. Following a final plenary session, the day concludes with our Networking Reception allowing you connect with peers in an informal environment.


On October 25, we have our bi-annual Data Divas networking breakfast, giving women and men alike the chance to discuss the position of women in data and the opportunities available to the next generation of data leaders. Then you will enjoy a second morning of plenary sessions in the form of on-stage panel debates. Finally, we conclude at lunchtime with a boxed lunch, allowing you the afternoon free to travel.

Session Formats

Keynote Presentation: 30 minutes. Speakers will present for two-thirds of the session, with the final third for Q&A.

Keynote Panel: 45 minutes. Following brief introductions, Moderator and Panelists engage in a discussion for 20-25 minutes, with the remainder of the session assigned to audience Q&A and discussion.

Discussion  Group: 45 minutes. Co-Chairs open discussions by sharing their initial thoughts on a topic for a few minutes each. This is followed by facilitated open discussion between Co-Chairs and Attendees, with a high degree of interactivity.

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