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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
The world is quickly changing in how we view and analyze data and along with these changes, data modeling plays a major role. The principles of data modeling need to stay firm, but our application of them (at times) needs refinement as technology advances. The sessions at Data Modeling Zone are in many ways a reflection of where the data modeling industry is now and where it is heading in the near future. DMZ is scheduled for Oct 20-22nd in Portland, OR, and there are over 60 sessions this year, inspiring sessions by industry leaders and thought-provoking case studies, from fundamentals through advanced.
Here are some great reasons to join us:
  • Learn from the industry leaders, including Karen Lopez, Steve Hoberman, David Hay, Dan Linstedt, Michael Blaha, Gordon Everest, Terry Halpin, Michael Brackett, Peter Aiken, Rick van der Lans, Håkan Edvinsson, and John Giles
  • Obtain a more global view on data modeling, as speakers are from all parts of the US, as well as Australia, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, and Singapore
  • Benefit from case studies from Nike, Intel, Microsoft, GM, PACCAR, Westfield Group, Standard Insurance, Wells Fargo, IBM, and American Family
  • Get the big picture of how data modeling relates to information architecture, data governance, data quality, NoSQL, data mining, and data visualization
  • Pick up some new modeling techniques, such as Fact-Oriented, UML, data integration modeling, data vault, and decision science
  • Sharpen your softer data modeling skills such as facilitation, negotiation, relationship management, agility, and storytelling
  • FIRST TIME AT ANY CONFERENCE: Earn your CDMP data modeling certification onsite this year at DMZ (with a “Pay-Only-If-You-Pass” price promotion)
  • Get inspired from some of the most awesome keynote speakers (previous DMZ keynotes had us on the edge of our seats and this year will prove to be no exception)
There are so many reasons to attend DMZ. If your manager still needs convincing, bring him or her along! Wednesday October 22nd is our first annual
Data Manager Executive Summit, which contains sessions on the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK), negotiating for managers, information architecture, championing the Data Model Scorecard, and more!

Register before June 15th and receive a $100 gift card for the conference bookstore! Other great registration promos too. Check them all out
here.

Some of the thought leaders at DMZ:
Karen Lopez
Steve Hoberman
David Hay
Dan Linstedt
Michael Blaha
Michael Brackett
Peter Aiken
Rick van der Lans
Håkan Edvinsson
Gordon Everest
Terry Halpin
John Giles
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Upcoming DMZ Conferences
  • DMZ Europe, Sept 29-30 in Hamburg, Germany
  • DMZ US, October 20-22 in Portland, OR
  • DMZ Australia, May 13-14, 2015 in Sydney

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