Call for Speakers

Data & AI Leadership Day is the ultimate conference for data and AI leaders, innovators and enthusiasts. Get ready for an immersive experience with industry experts and thought leaders. 

Submit your proposal

👉  open until December 04, 2023


The first Data & AI Leadership Day in June 2023 was a roaring success, with leading organizations sharing their data and AI transformation journeys through stories of success and failure. 

Latest trends and advancements. Expert insights. Unparalleled networking opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the way in data and AI innovation! 

Data & AI is a relevant topic for future developments, which is why this conference takes place alongside Cloud Leadership Day. 

At this one-day conference, practitioners from leading companies share insights and best practices, discuss about future trends on topics ranging from Gen AI to strategy and impact. Data & AI Leadership Day provides an opportunity to discuss challenges, exchange experiences and share ideas, to network and to leave with practical suggestions to apply when you get back to the office.

Every year, we have an open call for speakers, where we invite practitioners to send in their stories.

We invite proposals on forward looking topics. What are the top 3 priorities / challenges in Data & AI at your company? Where are you heading?

To guide the application process, the Conference Board has identified some themes that are top priorities in their companies. We welcome proposals in these topics as well as beyond.

Focus Topics

Skills and Organization

  • Increase awareness and data culture
  • Optimize data value chain
  • Specific organization models e.g. data mesh

Strategy and Business Impact

  • Impact on company strategy
  • Stories and experience from various industries and company sizes
  • Unify the offense and defense perspective

Data & AI: Ethics and Regulations

  • Impact of AI regulations and guidelines
  • Situation in Switzerland
  • Impact on labor market

Generative AI

  • Manage and mitigate risks
  • Separate hope from hype
  • Impact on Data Governance and Data Architecture

Data & AI: Architecture and Technology

  • Best practices and experiences
  • Scaling MLOps/AIOps
  • When and where to invest

Selection Process

There is a 2-step selection process:

1) All abstracts are evaluated. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to send their presentation to the organizers.

2) The Conference Board will evaluate the presentations and select 12-15 presentations for the final program.

Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Benefits for participants / Transferable learning objectives
  • Originality / Innovation
  • Comprehensibility / Storyline / Structure
  • Practical relevance / actionable content


Key Deadlines

  • December 04, 2023: Deadline Abstracts
  • December 15, 2023: Feedback Round 1
  • January 12, 2024: Deadline Presentations
  • February 15, 2024: Feedback Round 2
  • June 19, 2024: Conference Day

No Sales Pitches, please!

You love your company, your products, your services? And that’s great, because life is too short to waste at a job you hate! But please focus your talk/workshop on practical, real world solutions that are transferrable to other attendees. Pure sales pitches and talks that focus heavily on a specific tool or service will be rejected.


Talks are 30 minutes long (incl Q&A); Workshop are hands-on, interactive sessions for a smaller group (ca. 30 participants) and last 60-70 minutes.

Service Providers

For the purpose of establishing a clear line between partners and other service providers, we have decided to ask service providers in the main program to also support the conference as partners – we view this as fair.

Service providers are defined as those who offer services in the data and AI field in the German-speaking region of Switzerland and who seek to directly gain economic advantage through their stage appearance.

If a speaker feels that s/he is not included in the definition (because s/he, for example, does not seek direct economic benefit or proposes unique content), an appropriate option can be offered. The Conference Board will consider this request in good faith and, together with the speaker, will seek a solution.


All speakers are granted free entry to both conferences (Cloud Leadership Day and Data & AI Day), including catering and the partner expo. Please note that travel costs are not covered by the organisers.

Contact us

Still have some questions? Drop us a line at: [email protected]


Deadline for abstract submissions is December 04, 2023.

2024 Conference Partners

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Gold Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

For whom is Data & AI Leadership Day?

Data & AI Leadership Day brings together over 800 leaders and experts from across industries to share their experience and insights on the latest trends, best practices, and strategies related to data & AI.

Who is deciding on the topics?

The program is selected by an independent board of customer representatives and delivered by cloud practitioners and experts. Content is selected to provide maximum benefit to participants through relevant topics, innovative insights, and clear, actionable takeaways. 

When will the 2024 program be released?

Our board members are currently reviewing speaker submissions to decide which talks to bring to the Data & AI Leadership Day stage.

The first round of speakers will be announced at the end of February, so stay tuned!

When and where does Data & AI Leadership Day take place?

Data & AI Leadership Day will be on June 19, 2024, from 7am to 5.30pm CEST, followed by informal drinks and networking.  

This in-person conference will be held at: 

Arena Cinema Zurich 

Kalanderplatz 8 

8045 Zurich 

What type of tickets exist?

Early Bird tickets are available until December 31, 2023. Grab them before they fly away! 

Individual tickets, as well as discounted group tickets, will be available after Early Bird. For more info about pricing, head to our ticket shop or drop us an email.

What about the co-located Cloud Leadership Day?

Cloud is a relevant topic for future developments, which is why this conference will take place alongside Cloud Leadership Day. Ticket holders will have access to both conferences.