Featuring enterprise data leaders & top industry technologists, the Semantic Layer Summit is a free one-day virtual event. Hear practical advice and best practices from top data leaders, technologists & industry experts in Enterprise Analytics, BI and Generative AI.

Join us to explore the latest in Semantic Layer technology, implementation and strategy.

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Who should join

AI, BI, and Data leaders (e.g., Chief Data Officers, data scientists, data literacy, business intelligence, and analytics professionals).

There's a lot to look forward to

Keynote Sessions

Kick off the day with keynote sessions from industry thought leaders and global Enterprises.

Expert Sessions

The 30-minute sessions will span a variety of formats and subjects. From semantic layer basics to best practices, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Lineup of inspiring speakers

You’ll learn from some of the leading minds in data, AI & BI at Enterprises across industries. Hear directly from the people that pioneered the semantic layer and the leaders that are pushing the space forward.

Interactive opportunities

We see this as a conversation for everyone. Throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to participate, chat with other attendees, and more.

Meaningful connections

Be ready to meet other brilliant minds, exchange ideas, network, and lay the foundations for new, valuable partnerships thanks to our Networking area.

Extra content and recordings

You’ll have access to all recordings after the event is over, so you can go back and rewatch the sessions you didn’t catch live. We’ll also share slides and more.

2024 Agenda

Main Stage

10:30 am

Semantic Layer Summit Keynote

Semantic Layer Summit’s featured keynote delivered by AtScale’s co-founder and CTO David P. Mariani and AtScale’s Head of Product, Elif Tutuk, will explore important new innovations in semantic layer platforms as it relates to the concepts of composable semantic modeling, decentralized data product innovation, and ecosystem integration.

Speakers: Dave Mariani, Elif Tutuk
12:00 pm
Panel Discussion

Accuracy and Explainability of LLMs for the Enterprise: Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Layers to the Rescue

A popular application of LLMs for the enterprise is question answering systems, aka chat with the data. Being able to chat with data residing in enterprise SQL databases provides tremendous potential for transforming data-driven decisions. But challenges persist, notably the lack of accuracy and explainability because LLMs do not have enterprise context. In this talk, Juan Sequeda will present the results of his research on why Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Layers have been identified as a solution to fill the context gaps in order to provide accurate and explainable answers.

Speakers: Juan Sequeda
1:00 pm
Lightning Talk

From Concept to Execution: Tips for Implementing a Semantic Layer Strategy

The Semantic Layer offers incredible opportunities for business and data teams when it comes to data governance, self-service analytics, and improved LLM accuracy for GenAI. The question for many data leaders is where to start and how to ensure success. Join our industry panel as they share practical tips and strategies for implementing a semantic layer in the enterprise.

Speakers: David Judson, Colin Taggart
2:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion

The Economics of Data: Building a FinOps Practice to Optimize Data and Analytics Costs

Every organization works to understand the business value of the cloud. Join our Financial Operations panel of experts and practitioners as they discuss strategies for fostering collaboration between finance, engineering, and business teams to optimize cloud spending.

Speakers: Dann Berg, Melvin Brown, Vikas Ranjan
2:30 pm
Lightning Talk

Creating a Data-Driven Culture: Best Practices and Strategies from Practitioners

Everyone agrees that an enterprise’s data is one of its most valuable resources. The challenge is in fostering a culture across an organization to leverage its data to improve all facets of the business. Join industry experts as they share their strategies for cultivating a data centric culture.

Speakers: Andrea De Mauro, Veronika Durgin, Anna Steverson
3:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion

Beyond Data: A Visionary Perspective on the Future of Enterprise Analytics

Data Analytics is undergoing a transformative journey with advancements in GenAI and Data Products. In this session, we'll explore the evolving world of analytics, discussing trends and technologies that are shaping data-driven decision-making. Whether you're a business leader, data scientist, or tech enthusiast, join us for a valuable discussion on the strategies and tools that will define the future of analytics.

Speakers: John Furrier, Bill Inmon, Dave Mariani, Sanjeev Mohan, Benn Stancil

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