Call for speakers

Do you have experiences from your data
transformation journey you would like to share?

How about best practices, new ideas, frameworks, processes or approaches? How do you approach collaboration, data culture, or change management?

Now in its fourth year, the Collibra Data Citizens Conference delivers insights that transform data citizens into data leaders. This event is always about the individuals who work with data every day, so this year’s new Call for Speakers will empower members of the Collibra community to share their journeys, best practices, and expert advice.

If you would like to share your experiences, practices, or ideas with a community of data leaders, please review the Mainstage and Track Sessions described below and submit a speaker proposal to begin a conversation about participating in the event. Please be aware that these sessions are not for service and product pitches. If you are interested in marketing solutions at this event, we offer competitive sponsorship opportunities.

Requirements for Speaker Submissions
  • Describe your topic for either a speaking position or a panel discussion. For example, tell us why this topic is important to you and your current role, as well as the specific issues you would like to touch upon. This does not need to be longer than a paragraph or two. If it’s helpful, do feel free to provide links to articles on the topic that you may have come across.
  • Tell us which session might be the best fit for your topic – which Main Stage or Track session, as they are described below. Please briefly explain why – such as how it is most relevant for that audience.
  • Please also provide us with background on your organization and also some professional information on yourself, such as your job title and a bit of context about your role.
Important Dates:
  • Call for speakers tracks and panel sessions end January 25, 2019
  • The agenda for Data Citizens will be announced in February 2019

Main Stage

Data in the Cloud? – Understanding the real options for data assets

Deciding where an organization’s data should live – on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid of those two options – requires consideration of multiple dynamics. Learn what organizational factors should be weighed up when exploring this aspect of a data strategy.

Fueling Strategic Transformation with Data and Analytics

Creativity requires inspiration, and today organizations are finding that their next big product or service idea could be gleaned from the Big Data their activities generate. Find out how companies are using Big Data to make key strategic choices that grow revenues.

Getting Data Ethics Right for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

The Cambridge Analytica scandal of 2018 has reinvigorated the debate about data ethics, particularly when engaging with machine learning and artificial intelligence. Discover best practices around data ethics policies, governance, and transparency from companies who consider data ethics to be an important and developing discipline.

Women In Data – Collaborating Effectively with the Business about Data

When embedding a data governance culture within an organization, it’s very important to bring the front-line business along on the journey. Yet, this often proves to be one of the most challenging aspects of any large data project. This panel of women who work in data-related roles will discuss common challenges in collaborating with the business and how they can be overcome.


Customer Advisory

Everyone’s data governance journey is unique.  However, the challenges you face are similar to others and your success can be measured by how quickly you move while also avoiding risks and blockers along the way.  In this track, you will learn from the collective experience of hundreds of leading organizations with sessions that highlight the capabilities and skills you need to focus on building in alignment with the maturity of your program.


Your organization has made the investment in the industry’s leading data governance and catalog platform, it is up to you to derive the most from it. In this track, you will learn the technical elements of the Collibra software including new features, and discover how you can improve the reach and impact of your efforts.

Collibra in Action

Success is not measured based on the technology we implement, rather the business impact we provide. In this track, you’ll hear from industry leaders about their challenges, and how they successfully used data governance and catalog initiatives to drive value from data for their organizations.