DMZ the Movie!


Really enjoyed the conference. This is the first time I have been able to attend a smaller focused conference. I have always attended TDWI or MicroStrategy World conferences in the past where it is difficult to find focused sessions on data modeling. I am looking forward to next year!
Bob Kellum, HealthTrust

Half day sessions were phenomenal. Great value. Loved the inspirational - non-data modeling keynotes. Not that I'm aware of but I really enjoyed Anchor Modeling as something on the cutting edge that is still relevant but something I wouldn't have found out about on my own - ever. It's like going to the book store, browsing, and finding something I didn't even know was out there and wasn't looking for. I think that bringing some of these leading edge approaches and topics to the community provides tremendous value since there's no other way to get this.
Jon Tarrant, Mind Over Machines

I like the size of the conference and the informality of the conference where many of the conference attendees are becoming good friends. The depths of the topics are rich. 
Michael Anderson, IBM

I love the variety of keynote speakers and sessions.
Tori Samples, Hospital Corporation of America

The Data Modeling Zone presentations had a nice balance between the practical, technical and soft skills one needs to be aware of in one's data modeling career. You also learn and share a lot of information and strategies in the side conversations.
Steven Ross, Nationwide Insurance

Good variety of speakers and topics. Great having extended morning sessions for more deep dives.
Steve Truesdale, National Student Clearinghouse
Data modeling is the process of learning about and documenting the business, a prerequisite to building applications that meet current and future business requirements. Data Modeling Zone (DMZ) is the conference where attendees can sharpen their data modeling skills and share experiences with other data modelers, analysts, architects, and DBAs.

Our third annual DMZ US took place in Portland, OR Oct 20-22 2014 with over 60 inspiring sessions by industry leaders and thought-provoking case studies, from fundamentals through advanced. You can view this past year's program here:

Our second annual DMZ Europe took place in Hamburg, Germany, and we had over 120 attendees. Our first Australian DMZ is May 13-14 in Sydney, Australia.

Here are some great reasons to attend a DMZ conference:
  • Learn from the data modeling leaders and benefit from case studies
  • Learn how to model for document, columnar, key-value, and graph NoSQL databases
  • Get the big picture of how data modeling relates to information architecture, data governance, and data quality
  • Pick up a new data modeling technique, such as Fact-Oriented, dimensional, UML, and data vault
  • Sharpen your softer data modeling skills such as facilitation and negotiation
  • ONLY AT DMZ: Earn your CDMP data modeling certification onsite at DMZ (with a “Pay-Only-If-You-Pass” price promotion)

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DMZ US Oct 5-7 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC
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DMZ Europe Sept 28-29 2015 in Hamburg, Germany
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Register for DMZ Australia, May 13-14 in Sydney


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