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Enterprise Data Strategy Board Meeting

September 11-12, 2024ㅤ•ㅤChicago, IL

We have four kinds of conversations: Unconferences, Show & Tell Talks, Member-Led Discussions, and Meal Discussions.

Show & Tell Talks

A Show & Tell is a casual talk led by a member who walks us through a portion of their data strategy. They’re stories about something they tried, a challenge they faced, what went well, what didn’t work, and what they hope to do next.

These are 20 minutes followed by Q&A. These aren’t canned presentations you’ll find on the speaker circuit, they’re a conversation and a glimpse behind the scenes of another leader’s program.

Unconferences

Unconferences are fast-paced, peer-to-peer discussions where you suggest discussion topics, vote for your favorites, and join the conversations that interest you most. It means you’re spending the entire time talking about exactly the right things for you, not some canned agenda set by meeting planners months in advance.

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Conversations start before the meeting.

Enterprise Data Strategy Board Members start suggesting topics online weeks before the meeting.

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Topics are suggested live at the meeting.

Attendees suggest topics in real-time by writing them on cards, sticking them on the wall, and voting for their favorites.

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We curate the topics in real time.

Just before discussions start, we curate the topics to facilitate the most interesting conversations. Remaining topics are rolled back into Enterprise Data Strategy Board community conversations as Fast Feedback and Community Calls.

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You join the discussions relevant to you.

We have multiple rounds of peer-to-peer discussions, and each round has 3-4 topics. There are no moderators — it’s all about sharing in off-the-record, fun, and inspiring conversations with leaders like you.

Member-Led Discussions

We break into small groups where Enterprise Data Strategy Board Members host short conversations on topics they’ve volunteered to lead. These are discussions, not lectures. Sometimes members kick it off with a short presentation (no slides), and other times everyone dives right in. This is a great opportunity to explore tough questions, share experiences, and get help with specific challenges you’re facing.

Meal Discussions

Our meals aren’t just breaks, they’re a substantive part of the meeting experience where some of the best conversations happen. Most meetings include breakfast, lunch, and dinner as official parts of the program.

You’ll want to be there on time, and don’t plan on bringing the laptop or opening the inbox. This is a time where we focus on unstructured conversations — both personal and business — that build those deep relationships with your fellow data and analytics practitioners.