Speaker Guidelines: Enterprise Data Conference Europe


IRM UK – 20th annual  Enterprise Data Conference Europe 2018, 19-22 November 2018, London, UK

Call For Speakers 

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for our co-located conferences Business Intelligence & Analytics Conference Europe 2018 and Enterprise Data Conference Europe 2018, taking place at the Radisson Blu Portman, 19-22 November 2018, London, UK.

The extended deadline for submissions is 10 May 2018.

This conference offers a diverse range of experienced speakers who will provide a broad, practical perspective on Enterprise Data, Data Management, Data Science, Big Data, MDM, Data Governance and Information Quality. It will offer unparalleled opportunities for networking and discussion of the latest issues.  We are looking for proposals for conference sessions, full-day & half-day workshops and keynotes.

IRM UK are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Enterprise Data Conference Europe 2018. We invite you to submit your ideas for a presentation for this event, the longest running Data Management conference in Europe.

Presentations may be submitted for 50/20 minute conference presentations, pre-conference half-day workshops, post conference full-day workshops or a one-hour keynote address. 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” have particular significance in this era of downsizing and outsourcing. Delegates have expressed a preference for how-to topics and case studies rather than theoretical or abstract topics. We would particularly like practitioners in the field to respond to this call for papers. We encourage new speakers to apply. Success stories – case studies which have produced real bottom-line benefits are very much appreciated.

Some other areas of interest to our delegates are:

  • Enterprise Information Management
  • Smart Data
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • AI
  • Data Science
  • Data Governance & Data Quality
  • Data Management Strategies
  • Managing Cloud Based Data
  • Big Data
  • Enterprise Data Integration
  • Data Privacy & Data Security
  • Master Data Management
  • Fast Data
  • Effectively Managing Metadata in Your Organization
  • Data Modelling
  • Graph Technologies
  • Metrics and Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Implementing and Using the DMBOK

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

We are looking for proposals for conference sessions, full-day & half-day workshops and keynotes.

The extended deadline for submissions is 10 May 2018.

Please read the Speaker Guidelines below carefully before preparing your abstract, and click here to submit your proposal in the Application Form Section.

Please direct any questions about submissions to Jeremy Hall (jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk) and Shane McGlynn (shane@irmuk.co.uk).

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available

Please contact Shane McGlynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk.

Speaker Guidelines

Please read these guidelines carefully before you make your submission, and ensure it reaches us by 10 May 2018.

We are looking for:

a) 20 & 50 minute conference sessions
b) Pre- and Post-conference workshops (3 hours or 6 hours)
c) Keynotes

We expect to receive a large number of submissions for this conference, and take a wide range of factors into account in making selections, including the need to provide a balanced programme. A shortlist of the most promising abstracts is sent to a programme committee for review before a final decision is made.

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.

Bear in mind that your abstract needs to be sufficiently polished for inclusion in the 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.

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 really relevant to this conference. If your talk majors on a specialised topic (e.g. EA, 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 other conference on 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 which 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 late May 2018.

Please read the Speaker Guidelines above carefully before preparing your abstract, and click here to submit your proposal in the Application Form Section.