Call for Presentations
Deadline July 30, 2010

DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences are now accepting presentation proposals for the 2010 Data Governance Winter Conference, scheduled for December 8-10, 2010 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida.

We are interested in proposals that focus on case studies, lessons learned, success stories, practical strategies and methodologies related to data governance. We encourage novice presenters as well as professional presenters to submit proposals for this event.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Case studies and success stories on data governance
  • Business oriented data governance presentations
  • Best practices in data governance
  • Interactive facilitated sessions on aspects of data governance
  • Approaches and methodologies for data governance
  • Data quality and data governance
  • Data governance in the public sector
  • Governance, risk and compliance
  • Data governance and Master Data Management
  • Data governance as a component of data and information strategies
  • Data stewardship
  • Issues data governance professionals need to address after implementation
  • Information security and privacy practices
  • Dealing with intolerance for change
  • Impact of data governance in relation to other initiatives
  • Metrics and measurements for evaluating your data governance program
  • Pitfalls and roadblocks to avoid in data governance deployments
  • Data protection
  • Role of communications in successful data governance initiatives
  • Change management and process reengineering in data governance initiatives
Presentation Guidelines

Presentations may be proposed in the following categories:

  • Conference Sessions (1 hour duration)
  • Extended Conference (90 minute duration)
  • Special Interest Groups and facilitated sessions (1 hour duration)
  • Tutorials (half day)

Please take note of all the requirements and follow the presentation guidelines carefully.
  1. We expect a great deal of competition for speaking opportunities at this conference. Therefore, incomplete or poorly constructed proposals tend to be quickly eliminated from consideration. If you are unsure of your proposal, you may email us with questions so we can guide you before you make an official submission. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot tell you if your proposal will be accepted or not. This would not be fair to the other potential speakers who have also submitted proposals. We receive many abstracts defining data governance and why it is important. In order to increase your chances of acceptance we suggest that additional topics need to be included in your proposal.
  2. Presentations from corporate practitioners that reflect real-world experience will receive priority consideration.
  3. Vendor organizations may submit proposals but please understand that vendor presentations are viewed very cautiously, in light of past experience with sales pitches and commercialism. Therefore, very few speaking slots are ultimately offered to vendor organizations (vendors interested in promoting their products may purchase exhibit space or other sponsorships.)

Speaker Presentation Conditions
  1. All speakers must agree to provide their presentation to Wilshire Conferences and DebTech International in a standard electronic form (PowerPoint is required), no later than Oct. 15, 2010. This is necessary to prepare the event CD and documentation. Speakers who are delinquent in meeting this deadline risk being replaced on the program.
  2. By submitting a proposal, the speaker agrees to the standard copyright and reproduction terms of this event. These terms provide that copyright in original presentation material remains with the speaker, however Wilshire Conferences and DebTech International are granted the right to record, reproduce and distribute each presentation in all forms of printed and electronic conference materials, including, but not limited to, the conference CD-ROM, printed attendee notes, the conference web site, and audio and/or video recordings (digital and/or analog), without royalties or fees payable to speaker. Sorry, there are no exceptions to these requirements.
  3. All sessions will be rated by the audience for commercial content. Any speaker who is judged by the audience to have made an inappropriate sales pitch for his/her own company, book, product or service during a conference session risks having their presentation interrupted and/or halted, and will not be invited to participate at future conferences.
  4. By submitting a proposal, speaker agrees that he/she has permission from his/her company to make the presentation under the terms outlined in this Call for Papers. If you do not have approval at the time you make the proposal, you must indicate this clearly.
Please CLICK HERE to submit a proposal.