Join us for a 4-day content-rich agenda with keynote speakers, panel discussions, real-life case studies and networking.


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  • Tuesday 9th May (Conference Day 1) 40 Sessions Available
  • Wednesday 10th May (Conference Day 2) 40 Sessions Available
  • Thursday 11th May (Workshops)
  • Friday 12th May (Workshops)

Please note: The conference days will be held at: etc venues Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London, EC3A 7BX and the Workshops will be held at: etc.venues Fenchurch, 8 Fenchurch Pl, London, EC3M 4PB.


Shaping the Future of Master Data Management and Data Governance

Hear from world-leading experts who will talk you through their challenges, solutions, and predictions for the future. Gain insight and get practical advice to take back to the office. This year's case studies and contributors include:

abrdn, Bank of England, Flanders' Department for the Environment and Spatial Planning, Dutch Development Bank, Elsevier, Farfetch, Göteborg Energi, Jetstar Airways, Lexmark, MUFG Bank Ltd, NEST, OCI Chemical, Poslovna Intelligencija, PwC, Tata Steel Europe, The Openwork Partnership, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Volvo Penta and many more.

The event offers a meeting of the most innovative minds of major users of master data management and data governance from across Europe and beyond. By joining us you'll get to make long-lasting business connections.

About the speakers

Hear from world renowned speakers at our four day event such as:

William Mcknight: William McKnight is an internationally recognized authority in information management. His consulting work has included many of the Global 2000 and numerous midmarket companies. His clients have reaped tremendous ROI and turned data into a real corporate asset. Many have gone public with their success stories.

William is the #1 global influencer in big data, #1 in data center, #1 in cloud, #7 in analytics (Thinkers 360) and on the top lists for master data management and cloud (Onalytica) in 2022.

He is president of McKnight Consulting Group, which provides clients with action plans, architectures, strategies, complete programs and vendor-neutral tool selection to manage information. MCG is #1001 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the US and #743 on the 2017 list.

Christina Finlay: A data strategist, culture-builder and leader - listed in the top 100 data titans in the UK in 2020, 2021 & 2022 – who enables better decision-making in growing businesses. I build organisational capabilities to deliver business outcomes: growing value, creating efficiencies, managing risk. High-achieving and resourceful, I create environments where people, expert teams, and diverse perspectives can thrive. Actively committed to promoting diversity in all its forms.

Mike Ferguson: A independent analyst & thought leader in Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Management and Intelligent Business - the integration of business apps, processes and BI/ML/AI for continuous, 'right-time' business optimisation. I am also chairman of Big Data LDN - the fastest growing and largest data and analytics conferences in Europe. I have 40 years in the industry of which over 30 years have been in consulting internationally, and as an independent IT analyst. I work at executive levels on business & data strategy alignment and at detailed technical levels on business analytics (BI/AI/ML), big data & Data Warehouse implementation, data architecture, data governance, MDM, enterprise architecture, real-time streaming analytics and decision intelligence. This includes cloud and on-premises implementation.

My objective is to help companies transition to become data and AI driven 'intelligent' businesses. This is when people and systems across all levels of an enterprise, are guided by recommendations and business insights to act in a timely manner to optimise business operations, reduce risk, seize opportunity and to cause mass execution of business strategy.

Dr. Irina Steenbeek: Dr. Irina Steenbeek is a data management practitioner with more than 12 years of experience. The key areas of her professional expertise are the data management maturity assessment, implementation of data management frameworks, and data lineage. Irina has practical experience in software implementation such as ERP and DWH/BI, management consultation, financial and business controls, and data science.

Through the years, she has worked for global institutions as well as large- and medium-sized organizations in different sectors, including but not limited to financial institutions, professional services, and IT companies.

Jan Henderyckx: Jan is a highly rated analyst, consultant, speaker and author with more than 28 years’ experience in the field of information architecture and information management. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and user-groups meetings worldwide. As a consultant for numerous corporations, ranging from Fortune 500 to small businesses, Jan has witnessed the inner workings of a broad range of companies. These experiences, combined with information architecture expertise, may be useful to you as you grapple with making information architecture fit within your organization.

Malcolm Hawker: Malcolm Hawker is a thought leader in the fields of Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Governance and as a former Gartner analyst, has consulted to some of the largest businesses in the world on their enterprise information management strategies. A former Chief Product Officer, Head of IT, and business consultant, Malcolm is an industry leader at the forefront of data-driven business transformations. Malcolm is a frequent public speaker on data and analytics best practices, and he cherishes the opportunity to share practical and actionable insights on how companies can achieve their strategic imperatives by improving their approach to data management.

Nicola Askham: As a Data Governance consultant with over 18 years’ experience of designing and implementing Data Governance Frameworks, I have developed a practical approach that takes you through all the steps needed to be able to successfully design and implement a Data Governance Framework that is right for your organisation.

I help Data Governance Teams across all industries and sectors. I train, coach and provide consulting support for my clients, giving them the skills and knowledge they need to implement Data Governance successfully.

And many more!

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Other sessions you may be interested in are our Public Courses

This event is brought to you by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in partnership with IRM

Master Data Management & Data Governance Conference Europe 2023
Date and time
Tuesday 9 May, 9:00am - Friday 12 May, 5:30pm
etc venues Houndsditch
Liverpool Street
This event is sold out