Conference Information

What is Data Platforms 2017?

Data Platforms 2017 is the first industry conference focused exclusively on helping data teams build a modern data platform.  It will bring together practitioners and industry gurus who will share best practices and success stories to help attendees build a roadmap to execute for their organizations.

Join your peers from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay and others to collaborate in a series of workshops, keynote sessions, and meet-ups and get hands-on technical training.


Who should attend?

Anyone responsible for driving, implementing and executing the data strategy should attend! Consultants and business leaders will also benefit from the keynotes, main stage sessions and networking.


How will Data Platforms 2017 be different from other Big Data Conferences?

Most Big Data and Analytics conferences have a session or two focused on how to build modern data platforms to deliver real-time insights across the enterprise.  Data Platforms 2017 will focus all sessions on this and will ensure that every attendee leaves with a roadmap for their organizations.  It’s the perfect compliment to activate content from other industry events and conferences.


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What does my conference registration fee include?

Registration fees cover:

  • All sessions, meals and evening functions
  • Hotel and travel is not included
  • Some training sessions have additional fees (see agenda)


What is the conference fee cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel for any reason you must notify us in writing by April 24, 2017. Please contact us via email. Cancellations within 30 days of the event are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person by April 24, 2017 by providing authorization to us by email. Confirmed and paid attendees who do not attend or who cancel after the deadline are liable for the entire fee. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, the liability of Qubole is limited to the return of paid registration fees.


Are sessions recorded or live streamed?

Yes some sessions will be recorded and streamed. Check back for details.



What are the conference dates and location?

Data Platforms 2017 will be held May 24-26, 2017 at the Wigwam Resort just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.


How do I make my hotel reservation?

Please make your hotel reservation through this website. Reserve My Room!


What are the hotel booking terms and cancellation policy?

One night advance deposit is required upon booking. US$15 resort fee per day includes Bellmen & Housekeeping gratuities. Guest must cancel 14 days prior to arrival date or will forfeit one night room and tax. An early departure prior to your confirmed check out date not modified or cancelled according to the cancellation policy will be charged one night room and tax. 17 years and younger are considered children. Must be 21 years old to check-in.


How do I get to the hotel?

The Wigwam is approximately a 30 minute drive from Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) depending on traffic. Taxis and Lyft rides are readily available. Lyft is our preferred transportation partner. Download Lyft’s app today and be ready to book your ride upon arrival. Lyft is giving $10 off each ride to and from the Wigwam Hotel and airport valid 9am May 24 to midnight May 26. Use promo code DP2017.


What should I wear?

Casual attire is appropriate for the week. Remember to bring a sweater or sweatshirt for air-conditioned rooms.


Who should I contact if I have any dietary needs or restrictions?

You can submit your dietary needs and/or restrictions during the registration process in the “Special Requirements” field. If we have any questions or concerns, we will reach out to you directly.


Can I bring a guest?

All business sessions and social activities are for registered attendees only.


Is Internet access free?

Yes. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the meeting space. High-speed wireless Guest Room Internet is covered by the $15.00 per day resort fee charged by the hotel.


Who should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have a question that was not addressed above, please email us.