5 best data conferences in 2022

By Luke Fitzpatrick

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Tech conferences are becoming one of the most attractive venues to learn about the latest innovations in emerging sectors, including artificial intelligence, web3, AR/VR, IoT, and the metaverse.

In particular, this year’s data conferences are a good place to look for the most interesting trends.

Take a look at the most notable data-focused B2B events in the second half of 2022. Big data, public web data gathering, and AI are the three pillars of this year’s conferences bringing together mid- and upper-level data enthusiasts to share experiences and jointly find a pathway to a more structured digital future.


When: September 7-8, 2022

Where: Virtual event

OxyCon, the most prominent event in the world of web scraping, returns for the third time, attracting thousands of registered participants. A free two-day conference is a go-to venue for industry professionals, both managers and developers, in search of new ways to tackle the ever-present challenges of public data gathering.

Developers, the brains behind the intricate web scraping techniques, will be the main focus of OxyCon 2022. Besides the bread and butter of web scraping – overcoming the challenges of constantly evolving websites, industry experts will also cover every facet of scalability, including the transition from a modest, largely monolithic design to a system that can manage hundreds of task units.

AI & Big Data Expo

When: September 20-21, 2022

Where: Amsterdam, NL

AI & Big Data Expo features free attendance, a large exhibition, over 5000 attendees, and several co-located events examining the most recent advancements in AI and big data.

The effects of AI and big data technology on a variety of sectors will be discussed, including manufacturing, transportation, supply chains, government, legal fields, financial services, energy, utilities, insurance, healthcare, and retail, giving the chance to investigate and learn about the effective use of AI and big data to advance your business.

Covering a broad range of topics, the expo has something for everyone involved in the upper levels of AI and data science.

Big-Data.AI Summit

When: September 14-15, 2022

Where: Berlin, DE

Big-Data.AI Summit aims to bridge the gap between merely understanding big data & AI applications to using them as an integral part of daily business. 

With over 45 discussion sessions, the summit promises to clarify and explain the best strategies for implementing AI systems on a large scale, introduce new technologies that offer the greatest potential in the future, and weigh in on how AI applications could gain the user’s trust while offering excellent solutions to the most pressing problems.

Web Data Extraction Summit 2022

When: September 29, 2022

Where: London, GB

Web Data Extraction Summit 2022 invites data extraction enthusiasts from engineers to CXOs to share and explore the ways of turbocharging the business. Besides the usual technical angles of scaling, innovation, and future prospects, the event also covers the ethical side of web data extraction. 

A more focused smaller size event, the summit is a one-day conference jam-packed with talks and workshops to share perspectives on accelerating the web’s transformation into the world’s largest structured dataset.

Data Natives 2022

When: August 31 – September 2, 2022

Where: Berlin, DE

With its data community meetups and online sessions, Data Natives 2022 is the culmination and the flagship event of the overall Data Natives 22 experience. Featuring over 5000 attendees and multiple stages, the event promises to be the largest of its kind in Europe.

A global matchmaking session, Matchathon, will pair the winning solutions from the Data Natives Hackathon, job seekers, startups, and companies with the best tools, people, recruiters, and corporations to begin collaborations.

A conference will be held alongside the Matchathon to bring together data and technology thinkers, innovators, and creators to share their perspectives on future tech trends, changes, and inspirational stories.

Wrapping up

Choosing a networking event narrows down to several factors: location, scope and scale, key topic, and attendance.

Answer the following questions to shortlist the most suitable venue to attend: is it on location or virtual, smaller scale discussion-focused workshop or a fully-fledged exhibition with multiple stages, focusing on public web data extraction in particular or on big data & AI in general, free of charge or paid?

About the author

Luke Fitzpatrick

Luke Fitzpatrick has been published in Forbes, Yahoo News and Influencive. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney, lecturing in Cross-Cultural Management and the Pre-MBA Program.

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