Speaker Guidelines: Enterprise Data Conference Europe

2022 Call For Speakers

This is going to be an in-person conference, to be held in London.


What We’re Looking For:

The Enterprise Data Conference is the longest-running Data Management conference in Europe and offers unparalleled opportunities for networking and discussion of the latest tools, techniques, and developments within the data management industry.   We are looking for proposals for conference sessions, full-day & half-day workshops, and keynotes.

We are interested in presentations that focus on “real world” applications, new solutions for data challenges, the latest technology trends, and forward-thinking strategies. Presentations that focus on how data management has partnered with or added value to the “Business” are of particular interest.  Experience has shown us that delegates have expressed a preference for how-to topics and case studies rather than theoretical or abstract topics. We would particularly like practitioners with interesting and real experiences to share – success stories, lessons learned, challenges that have been overcome, pitfalls to avoid. If you are from a software, service provider, or consulting firm, please include a speaker that is an end-user. We value your industry expertise. However, delegates are looking for an end-user experience.

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

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain
  • CDO Role & Data Strategy
  • Cloud Data Warehousing
  • Data Analytics (Story Telling and Data Prep)
  • Data Architecture
  • Data Catalog
  • Data Culture
  • Data Governance
  • Data Quality
  • Data Integration
  • Data Lake in the Cloud
  • Data Lineage
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Movement and Migration in the Cloud
  • Data Science
  • Data Semantics
  • Data Visualization
  • Ethics in Data
  • GDPR, Data Privacy, Data Security & Trust
  • Governance and Self-Service BI
  • Implementing and Using the DAMA DMBOK
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Emerging Trends
  • Managing Cloud-Based Data
  • Managing Data as an Asset
  • Master Data Management
  • Metadata Management
  • New Data (Open data, IoT, Agile, Fast, Mobile)
  • NoSQL data (Including Graph, Columnar, Network, etc.)
  • Reference Data Management
  • Smart Data
  • Unstructured Data

Please note these are examples of some of the areas that we are looking to cover, so please do submit a proposal even if it doesn’t fall within these topics. Submit here.

Speaker Benefits Include:

  • Establish yourself as a thought leader in the Data Management field and in your own company
  • Free attendance at the conference
  • Receive a registration discount for your colleagues
  • Great networking opportunity with your peers and share your thoughts and experiences with a qualified and motivated audience.
  • Learn from the valuable feedback provided by attendees and fellow speakers
  • Positioning yourself to build excellent professional relationships
  • Discover the joy of sharing your expertise and teaching others
  • Create new business opportunities for yourself and your organisation


Need help?
Please direct any questions about submissions to Andrew Morris, the Conference Producer at andrew@irmuk.co.uk
Sponsorship opportunities are available including speaking sessions.  Please contact Shane McGlynn, Managing Director at shane@irmuk.co.uk.

Speaker Guidelines
Please read these guidelines carefully before you make your submission, and ensure it reaches us by 3rd June 2022.

We are looking for:

  • 45-minute conference sessions
  • Pre and Post Conference Workshops (3 hours or 6 hours)
  • 45-minute Keynotes

Please submit your abstract directly on our website using the submission form below. You may submit more than one abstract.

Your abstract should keep strictly to the limit of 150 words, clearly outlining your content plus 3 bullet points at the end to summarise your key messages as to what delegates will learn.  Please bear in mind that your abstract needs to be sufficiently polished for inclusion in the website and conference brochure and must achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide enough information for us to evaluate your submission relative to others. To aid the evaluation you can include additional relevant information in section 3C of the submission form.
  • Be attractive to conference attendees and help them to select the sessions most valuable to them, given their interests and level of maturity in the subject matter.

Please ensure that your abstract is written in 3rd person.

Based on previous conference feedback and programme assessments, here are some tips to help you maximise your chances of being selected.


  • Be specific and concrete about what you will be presenting and how the audience will benefit from it. Use the bullet points to highlight the key ‘takeaways’.
  • Demonstrate real-world achievements, showing examples of content if possible, and describing outcomes from applying it.
  • Push the envelope. Aim to stretch the audience with fresh insights and the benefit of your own experience. Or present a topic that would fully engage people at the CIO level.
  • Ensure that your presentation is relevant to this conference. If your talk majors on a specialised topic (e.g. Information architecture or software), you should position it clearly in the overall conference theme.


  • ‘Pitching’ specific products.
  • Exceeding the word count limit.
  • Trying to cover too much ground in the time available.
  • Putting forward unsubstantiated theories or opinions.
  • Using vague abstractions and jargon.

If you have presented recently at another conference on a similar subject matter, we suggest that you use section 3C of the submission form to indicate how this presentation is different from what you have presented before.

If you are not sure whether your idea is suitable or not, please feel free to contact us to discuss it before making your submission.

Please note that abstracts that are longer than the specified length may be shortlisted, but will be edited down by us to fit the brochure and presented back to you for approval.

You will be notified whether your submission has been accepted by June.

>> Submit your proposal