Speakers

DAN LINSTEDT
The inventor of Data Vault 2.0

Dan is a thought leader and pioneer in data warehousing. He invented Data Vault 2.0 and complete Data Vault 2.0 System of Business Intelligence. He has built transactional and analytical systems for federal government and commercial enterprises for more than 25 years.

BILL INMON
Founder, Chairman, CEO

Bill Inmon – father of data warehouse – has published 59 books and has had translations done in 9 languages. One of Bill’s books has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Bill has developed textual disambiguation, which allows text to be translated into a standard data base format. He is a Best-Selling Author & Scalefree Advisory Board Member.

MICHAEL OLSCHIMKE
CEO of Scalefree

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. During the last eight years he has specialised in Business Intelligence topics such as OLAP, Dimensional Modelling, and Data Mining. Challenge him with your questions!

SCOTT AMBLER
Chief Scientist
Scott W. Ambler is the Chief Scientist for Disciplined Agile, a foundation for business agility. Scott works with organizations around the world to help them to improve the way that they work and organize themselves. He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the team and organizational level. Scott is the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies and co-founder with Mark Lines of Disciplined Agile (DA). Scott blogs about DA at DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com. Scott is also a Founding Member of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC), the certification body for disciplined agile.
FRANCESCO PUPPINI
Consultant Business Intelligence

Francesco Puppini is an Italian freelance consultant in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. He has worked on over 30 different projects across 10 Countries of Europe, for clients from several industry sectors. He is currently working as a Qlik specialist, after 18 years spent on Business Objects, SQL, Teradata and Data Modeling.

IVAN SCHOTSMANS
Data Specialist

Ivan Schotsmans is an experienced Data Specialist with 30+ years of experience. Ivan supports organizations in their data strategy but also in the real implementation of data warehouses, dashboards and KPI’s. His highlights from the past decade include: setting up and rolling out company wide data governance organizations and revamp data warehouses using Data Vault. He has a vendor neutral approach and is speaker on international conferences and driver of several user communities in the Benelux area.

KENT GRAZIANO
Chief Technical Evangelist & Strategic Advisor

Kent Graziano is the Chief Technical Evangelist for Snowflake Computing. His is an award winning author, speaker, and trainer, in the areas of data modeling, data architecture, and data warehousing. He is a certified Data Vault Master and Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner (CDVP2), an Oracle ACE Director (Alumni), member of the OakTable Network, expert data modeler and solution architect with more than 30 years of experience, including over two decades doing data warehousing and business intelligence (in multiple industries).

MATTHIAS REIß
Senior Client Technical Professional

Matthias Reiß is a Senior Client Technical Professional within the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Technical Sales Team in Germany. He has more than 15 years experience in analytics and data integration projects in heterogeneous environments.

MATTHIAS WEGNER
senior technical consultant

Matthias Wegner is senior technical consultant for Data Warehouse platforms. He initiated and implemented Data Wareouse platforms for multiple projects and customers in Germany using Data Vault and Talend as the main toolsets.  Providing a tailored set of standards and best practices for all aspects of a Data Warehouse project is one of his main missions.  
Matthias is Head of BI at cimt AG - IT consulting since 5 years.  
Currently he works as the architect for the Data Warehouse of mobile.de where the concept of encryption of data for GDPR was developed and implemented.

ANDRÉ DÖRR
Data Engineer

André Dörr is Data Engineer at Exasol. As an experienced and fully-certified Exasol consultant, a certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner (CDVP2) he has over 10 year experience in BI projects in several industry sectors. He is the leading data warehouse architect at Exasol, speaker on conferences and author of the sports betting focused data science blog https://beatthebookie.blog. André is passionate about bringing data to life and tell interesting stories that drive change.

NEIL STRANGE
CEO OF DataVault UK

Neil is the founder and managing director of Datavault UK, a consultancy specialising in Data Vault 2.0 and Information Governance implementations and coaching. He has many years experience working with a diverse range of clients and industries helping organisations make the best strategic use of their IT systems and data services. Neil has presented at the previous three WWDVC events in the USA.

CHRISTIAN KURZE
PRINCIPAL SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

Christian spent the last couple of years on data management and data integration in order to generate value out of data. In MongoDB he works as a Principal Solutions Architect. Prior to joining MongoDB, he worked on data virtualization, data warehousing and active metadata management. He holds a PhD in data warehouse automation.

MILAN STEINHAUER
CONTROLLING & ANALYSIS
ANNEKATHRIN MEINZER
PROJECT MANAGER
CYNTHIA MEYERSOHN

C​indi has worked in a variety of IT realms over the past 35 years and,as of 2018, had spent the last 17 years working in applications and data engineering development within the U.S. DoD. As a Data Vault 2.0 (DV2) Solution Architect and Certified Instructor, her responsibilities and expertise range from the design, development, implementation, and technical guidance of Enterprise Data Warehouse/Big Data builds to crafting processes surrounding data acquisition and ingest, data governance and Master Data Management policy and compliance, development and team leadership.

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BECOME A SPEAKER

THINKING ABOUT PRESENTING THIS YEAR? PERHAPS YOU’RE JUST NOT SURE?

Trust us, it’s easier than you might think!
For us, we prefer your story just the way it is as we want the entire story, not just the “successes”.  Here, we’d love to hear what you tried, why it worked, why it failed, and even what you are currently struggling with in terms of issues, as well as what you are most proud of accomplishing.

Welcome to speaker submissions!
Before moving forward just a little bit about how we do things… We like to keep the cost of the conference low for the attendees as it provides a more conducive environment for sharing with a larger audience. So, that being the case, we don’t pay a speakers fees. What do we do with the money generated from registration then? Well, all proceeds from registration is generally used to pay for lunches, coffee, snacks, technical equipment, and anything else we might need to ensure the conference is running smoothly.

THEMES FOR PRESENTATIONS

This year, we would like a mix of presentations, two or three customer case studies, with the rest being technical how-to or “How I solved…” formats. Though, the following technical presentations are more than welcome:

  • How to automate Business Data Vault?
  • How to set up for high speed real-time?
  • How to execute testing and reconciliation?
  • How to design a virtual dimension / virtual fact?
  • Performance Tuning of Platform X or Y for Data Vault (What did you have to do? Why?)
  • How to leverage PIT & Bridges?

Can you think of a few more? As long as it relates to anything technically related such as how you solved a problem, how you scaled, how you got multiple teams to be agile, how you got your warehouse to reconcile, or anything that dives in to one specific technical aspect, even just one specific solution that you solved is more than welcomed.

Sound like something you’d like to do?

Well, we can’t wait to hear back from you and get to planning an amazing conference this year!

Deadlines & Dates

  • June 1st, 2019 – Speakers Call Closes
  • June 31st, 2019 – Speaker Decisions made
  • August 15th, 2019 – All Presentations must be submitted! Please note that changes can be made after submission, as we don’t provide hard-copy prints.
    Minimum requirements for presentations: PowerPoint 2010 PPTX format required, PowerPoint 2013 or later accepted

SOFTWARE DEMOS & RECORDING

You may choose to have your own laptop with all the needed software set up, along with any slides/presentation. Though we will handle the recording of your presentation with all the slides, software, and all, professionally captured.

SLIDES

PowerPoint is accepted. Please ensure your presentations are provided two weeks before the conference begins! We will use a standard presenter’s computer for the setup.

SPEAKER SUBMISSION