World Wide Data Vault Consortium Europe 2019

Welcome to the World Wide Data Vault Consortium in Europe!

This conference features the latest trends within Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehousing, Data Analytics, and Data Vault. That being the case, World Wide Data Vault Consortium (WWDVC) is one of the most renowned and authoritative, annual Data Vault conferences held within the US as each year innovative minds come together to exchange case studies, ideas, and experiences to further push what is possible within the industry.

This year, held for the first time within Europe, the conference will be organised by Scalefree, together with the inventor of Data Vault 2.0 – Dan Linstedt (Empowered Holdings, LLC).

Data Warehousing is not only performing simple batch processes on relational databases for a long time. With the age of Big Data new technologies and ways to deal with data sprouted from the ground. But, what is the status today? Which technologies and strategies have proven their worth over the years and what are promising outlooks?

Virtualization for example becomes more and more important as the computing power increases while the costs fall (Moore’s Law). Hybrid architectures became a proven practice as enterprise data nowadays is not only structured, but also semi- or unstructured which is first loaded in raw format and then explored and integrated by applying schema on read.

Real-time data was and is a current topic to talk about. Data is generated more and more frequently, in a bigger volume and in complex structures. Managed Self-Service BI and business rule engines to really enable this self-service.

Check the agenda here

You have questions, we have solutions…

  • Do virtualization engines enable my organization to completely virtualize numerous layers on top of NoSQL databases within a Big Data scenario while still maintaining performance levels? Further, how can Data Vault be an accelerator within this process?
  • How can my organization comply with the growing amount and complexity of real-time data streams within industry 4.0?
  • When does virtualization make sense and to what extent will it find a place within my organization?
  • NoSQL or traditional RDBMS? Perhaps, both?
  • Should my organization utilize Data Warehouse or Data Lake? Why?

Do we still need a Data Warehouse?

If you don’t already have an existing data warehouse and your organization handles data science work or investigating your data, you probably won’t want or need a data warehouse.But, if you need structure, analysis, multi-integrated systems that have been integrated by consistent business keys, or if you tie your data back to the business processes by a business key, then you definitely need a data warehouse. To put it bluntly, when you want to extract value out of the data lake as well as the data in the data lake, a data warehouse becomes a mature concept which enables your organization to do so.


September 9 to 13, 2019


DORMERO Hotel Hanover
Hildesheimer Straße 34 – 38
30169 Hanover

There will be a room contingent available for WWDVC Europe 2019 attendees. The booking code for room reservation will be provided with the confirmations. Rooms are available for €109,00/night.


5 days packed with Data Warehouse Architecture and Modeling, Data Virtualization, IoT/Real-Time Data Streaming and all about Big Data and BI. 2 days of hands-on sessions.

  • Big Data customer case stories/studies based upon real-life implementations and successes from around the world
  • QA – Testing best practices and automated testing
  • Business rules & Business Data Vault
  • Virtual Data Vault in a Data Lake
  • Finding Business Keys in ML/Deep Learning
  • Data Lake Drainage – and why we still need Data Vaults
  • Processing Images, Video, Audio for Data Vault Enrichment
  • One-Day Sprint Cycles – Rapid Build Out
  • Automation, and generation – best practices and practical advice


by WhereScape and The Agile Information Factory

 Learn from the best


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.

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.

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!

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 Scott is also a Founding Member of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC), the certification body for disciplined agile.
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.


As a solution architect, Volker Nürnberg designed data driven IT solutions in different industries for over 15 years. Studying electronics engineering and working as a Quality Manager he developed a deep comprehension of technologies, process modeling and data control. Sharing knowledge is one of his passions and his certification in NLP coaching supports training, consulting and coaching Data Vault 2.0 and building Enterprise-, IT- and Data Architectures. Volker is Dipl.-Ing., certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner & authorized Data Vault 2.0 Trainer.

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.

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  • 2-day hands-on session ticket (if selected)
  • 3-day conference ticket
  • Snacks, lunch and dinner as well as non-alcoholic beverages