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Parties and sessions you don't want to miss at Snowflake Summit 2023

Nicole Mitich is the content marketing manager @ Census. She's carried a love for reading and writing since childhood, but her particular focus is on streamlining technical communication through writing. She loves seeing (and helping) technical folks share their wisdom.

Nicole Mitich is the content marketing manager @ Census. She's carried a love for reading and writing since childhood, but her particular focus is on streamlining technical communication through writing. She loves seeing (and helping) technical folks share their wisdom.

Parties and sessions you don't want to miss at Snowflake Summit 2023

Snowflake Summit is back and – no surprise here – it’s in Vegas! For four jam-packed days, from June 26-29, 2023, at the glorious Caesars Forum, data enthusiasts of all verticals can dive into sessions, workshops, and inspiring fireside chats. 

But with the conference quickly approaching, sifting through 300+ sessions and dozens of after-hours parties makes it nearly impossible to think straight. How do you possibly choose which ones to attend?

We're here to help. We've painstakingly curated the must-attend sessions and parties at the conference, so you can build your own tailor-made Snowflake Summit itinerary.

So, here's a sneak peek of the best parties and sessions at the conference (plus a chance to win a PS5). 🤩




‎For more on each, read on!

🎉 Can’t-miss parties

Sure, Snowflake Summit is all about immersing in cutting-edge data knowledge, but it’s also a fantastic chance to let your hair down and have some fun after a day full of learning.

With space filling up well before the conference kicks off, you'll need to reserve your space at these hotspots ASAP!

Here's a line-up of the most happening parties to ignite your evenings during the summit. From networking with industry leaders to enjoying an exciting fusion of food, drinks, and music, these parties promise to turn your Summit experience up a notch.

Low-Key Data Happy Hour

When: 8:00 PM - Midnight on Monday, June 26

📍 Beer Park, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109


‎‎Kick off the Summit with Portable, Metaplane, RudderStack, Brooklyn Data Co, and Striim with a low-key (but sponsored) data happy hour on June 26th from 8pm-Midnight.

Once you sign up, they send over a calendar hold. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the conference!

☺️ RSVP for this event.

Chill and Grill

When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 27

📍Virgil's Real BBQ, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Chill and Grill Happy Hour


Join the folks from MetaplaneSecoda and Explo during Snowflake Summit for a Chill and Grill Happy Hour at Virgil's BBQ! There will be drinks, food, and (as you'd expect) tons of data convos.

Plus, once you sign up, they'll send over a calendar invite and enter you into a raffle to win a $1000 Amazon gift card! 🤩

🌭 RSVP for this event.

Data on the Rocks

When: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 27

📍The Yardbird, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109


Buckle up for a flurry of fun at the Yardbird on June 27th! Join the folks from Census, LaunchDarkly, Airbyte, and Castor Doc teams to warm up the evening with a gathering that’s all about connecting, networking, and letting loose with fellow data enthusiasts. ‎

Trade in the talks and presentations for light bites, refreshing drinks, and engaging conversations in a laid-back atmosphere. Mark your calendars for a sizzling summer soirée sprinkled with a dash of Snowflake cool.

🧊 RSVP for this event.

Rooftop Social at Snowflake Summit

When: 7:30pm-10:30pm on Tuesday, June 27

📍Beer Park Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Join the folks from dbt, phData, and Hex in the cool oasis of Beer Park on Tuesday, June 27th. Trade the sizzling sidewalks and glitzy neon lights for some refreshing craft beer and scrumptious food. 

Unwind and digest all the insightful learnings from a full day of sessions, while engaging in stimulating conversations and making new connections. Bonus for the early birds: Be one of the first 150 to RSVP and they’ll send you some limited-edition swag as a keepsake. 

🍻 RSVP for this event.

Data on Deck 

When: 6:30pm-9:30pm on Wednesday, June 28

📍The Spritz, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd SOUTH Las Vegas, NV 89109


‎Snow in June? Now that's a party! 😏 Get ready for a sensational evening with the folks from Census, Simon Data, Snowplow, & Deloitte at The Spritz on June 28th from 6:30-9:30 pm, where we're blending great company, conversation, and, of course, cocktails!

This party isn't about presentations or pitches - it's all about chilling out, letting your hair down, and connecting with fellow data aficionados. Whether you're an industry veteran or a data science newbie, there's a place for you here.

🛟 RSVP for this event.

Sigma Disco: Data Meets Dance Floor

When: 10:00pm – 1:00am PDT (arrive at 9:30pm for a 10pm start) on Wednesday, June 28

📍JEWEL Nightclub, 3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas NV 89158

This isn't any old party; it's an opportunity to rub shoulders with industry trailblazers while grooving to irresistible beats and enjoying refreshments. It’s your golden ticket to rounding off the conference on a high note that resonates long after the summit.

Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early. P.S. Make sure you abide by JEWEL’s strict dress code!

🕺 RSVP for this event.

💡 Must-see sessions

Every event session offers its own, unique flavor of knowledge, inspiration, and networking. Yet, as in any assortment, some stand out more than others – whether that’s because of the topics, speakers, or reputation of the companies they represent. 

Whatever it is, not all sessions are cut from the same cloth, and that's the beauty of a diverse conference agenda.

So, to help you navigate this loaded agenda, we've handpicked a selection of truly exceptional sessions. These are a few of the hidden gems, the crowd-pleasers, and the game-changers you should add to your itinerary.

CO305: Collaborate or Die: Powering Marketing on Top of Snowflake Without Risking Mistakes

When: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM PDT on Tuesday, June 27

Speaker: Jeff Sloan, product manager @ Census


‎No 👏 more 👏 silos. 👏 The time for data and marketing teams to join forces and unlock the true potential of their collaboration has come. 

In this talk, Jeff will explore how to enable self-service data access on Snowflake for marketing use cases like personalization and audience management, while minimizing the chance of mishaps like sending an accidental email to millions of customers. So, prepare for a crash course in achieving data harmony and avoiding customer calamities. You’ll leave this talk with a better understanding of how to collaborate effectively and achieve data-driven success while avoiding customer catastrophes.

🤝 Learn more about this session.

CO100: Moving People Around the World Is Complicated – Moving Data Shouldn't Be

When: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 27

Speakers: Nilay Bhagat, sr. manager, data engineering & analytics @ American Airlines and Nital Ghosh, manager, customer data strategy @ American Airlines

From Charles Lindbergh's pioneering flight in 1923 to now, American Airlines and the aviation industry at large have seen remarkable transformations. This evolution, facilitated by centuries of technological innovation, has shrunk our world, simultaneously putting loved ones within reach while giving birth to a globally interconnected economy.

Yet, one aspect has lagged behind: Data exchange between businesses. So, how can we bring data sharing up to speed with our jet-paced world? In this session, Nilay and Nital will unveil the inspiring story of how American Airlines joined forces with Snowflake to catapult data sharing into the 21st century.

✈️ Learn more about this session.

IN032: What It Means to Be a Data-Driven Organization: A Fireside Chat w/ Under Armour & Capital One

When: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 28

Speakers: Patrick Duroseau, VP, enterprise data management @ Under Armour and Salim Syed, VP and head of slingshot engineering @ Capital One

Sportswear and banking might seem worlds apart, but there's a surprising common thread weaving them together: The power of data. Both Under Armour and Capital One have championed data-driven innovation, making it the lifeblood of their operations.

Despite embarking on unique journeys, these two diverse companies have both harnessed modern data capabilities in the cloud. Their employees aren’t just crunching numbers; they’re generating tangible business value from their data assets.

In this fireside chat, Patrick and Salim will peel back the layers of their data narratives, sharing details about their paths toward becoming data-driven organizations and their strategies for unlocking the power of Snowflake.

Learn more about this session.

ML100: Under the Hood: Delivering a Personalized MLB Fan Experience at Wrigley Field Using Snowpark

When: 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 28

Speakers: Chris Brummett, director, software development and enterprise data management @ Chicago Cubs and Jason Drucker, sr. director, data & analytics @ Slalom

The Chicago Cubs upped the ante on their fan engagement during their second annual Premier Batting Practice Event. In a major league move, they employed Snowpark and other Snowflake features to deliver a real-time, personalized experience that thrilled their audiences – both on the field and off.

This session takes you right into the dugout, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into how Slalom and the Cubs teamed up. Their game-changing strategy? Merging technology, data, and baseball in a seamless blend to knock the fan experience out of the park. Tune in to hear Chris and Jason describe the union of cutting-edge experience design and analytics with the timeless joy of baseball.

Learn more about this session.

MA302: Composable CDP: Can data teams move away from being cost centers?

When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM PDT on Thursday, June 29

Speakers: Boris Jabes, CEO & co-founder @ Census and Peter Rogers, EVP, head of technology for the Americas @ Merkle


‎Data teams, often perceived as cost centers, have been challenged by the high cost and inflexibility of data warehouses and tools. This has often hindered their responsiveness to the dynamic needs of the business. But the game is changing.

Enter the era of composable Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) – the revolution that's transforming data teams from cost burdens into potent revenue drivers. With their modular, reusable components and flexible data integration, teams can now repurpose their existing data architecture to swiftly adapt to business evolution, flipping the script on the old adage, "nobody wants your dashboards. They want your data." Now, with composable CDPs, data teams are empowered to deliver valuable, agile, and responsive data contributions to marketing, sales, customer service, and finance teams. 

In this enlightening panel discussion, Boris and Peter will delve into their insights and experiences on harnessing the power of composable CDPs, demonstrating just how these platforms enable seamless collaboration between data engineers and Go-to-Market teams (and boost business value along the way).

💸 Learn more about this session.

BONUS: S&P Global and Census Workshop: Your Enrichment Toolbox

When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 28

Speakers: Boris Jabes, CEO & co-founder @ Census; Kurt Steckel, Head of Solutions Engineering & Architecture @ Census; Emily Jasper, Director of Company Information Services @ S&P Global; and Mike Patton, Vice President of Company Information Services @ S&P Global


‎In 45 minutes, learn how to enrich customer-facing tools with market-leading data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, available through Snowflake Marketplace. During this interactive workshop session, the folks from Census and S&P Global will break down how to sync actionable intelligence from S&P into downstream business platforms such as HubSpot and Salesforce.

Bring your laptop because you'll be getting hands-on in an interactive workshop, covering:

  • Activating third-party data enrichment in 200+ SaaS tools
  • The basics of syncing and automation with reverse ETL
  • How to help sales and marketing teams self-serve with S&P Global data and deliver business outcomes

And that's a wrap on the top sessions and parties for Snowflake Summit 2023! But don't forget, the Summit is also packed with async networking opportunities. Sprinkle in a few sessions, parties, and networking opps for a truly unforgettable experience. 

Pack your bags, brush up on your blackjack skills, and get ready for an incredible Snowflake Summit 2023 in Las Vegas.

👀 Want to win something cool? Apply here! And don’t forget to stop by the Census booth! We’ll see you there.

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