Call for Presentations
Deadline July 14, 2017

DebTech International and DATAVERSITY are now accepting proposals for the 2017 Data Governance Winter Conference scheduled for Dec. 4-8, 2017, Delray Beach Marriot, Delray Beach, FL.

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

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Case studies and success stories
  • Best practices and lessons learned
  • Business oriented presentations
  • The Chief Data Officer and governance
  • Selling data governance
  • Getting started with data governance and developing a data governance strategy
  • Risk management, information security and privacy
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Post implementation issues. Pitfalls to avoid
  • Data governance in an agile environment
  • Data governance and Master Data Management
  • Data stewardship
  • Governing data in the cloud
  • Governing the data lake
  • Metrics and assessing the effectiveness of your data governance program
  • Data governance for the IoT
  • Data governance and analytics
  • Big data governance
  • Reference data governance
  • Metadata governance
  • Business glossaries
  • Creating an effective data governance counsel
  • Data governance roles and career paths

Presentation Guidelines

Presentations may be proposed in the following categories:

  • Conference Sessions (45 minute duration)
  • Special Interest Groups (45 minute duration)
  • Half day tutorials
  • Panel Sessions (45 minute duration)

Please take note of all the requirements and follow the presentation guidelines carefully.

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. Presentations from corporate practitioners that reflect real-world experience will receive priority consideration.

Speaker Presentation Conditions

  • All speakers must agree to provide their presentation to DATAVERSITY and DebTech International in a standard electronic form (PowerPoint is required), no later than November 3, 2017. This is necessary to prepare the event preceedings and documentation. Speakers who are delinquent in meeting this deadline risk being replaced on the program.
  • 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 DATAVERSITY 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 or proceedings, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One speaker per accepted session receives complimentary attendance to the entire conference. Additional speakers will be asked to pay a modest fee of $495 to cover the costs of their attendance.
  • All Conference Session, Panel and Special Interest Group speakers are responsible for their own travel and living expenses.
  • Workshop and Tutorial speakers receive a fee ($500 for half-day tutorial speakers plus a $250 bonus for submitting final presentations by the deadline) plus an expense reimbursement in accordance with the standard conference policies. An expense budget will be established and confirmed with the speaker prior to final acceptance.

For additional instructions regarding submitting an abstract please click here.

Please CLICK HERE to submit a proposal.