Shaping the future of Connected Data Visualization

Virtual CDVC 2020

Join us and other data visualization practitioners for the first virtual CDVC meeting.

Select the session that’s best for your time zone.


Tuesday 20 October 2020

Europe, Middle East and Asia

8am – 11am (BST)

9am – 12pm (CEST)

10am – 1pm (IDT)

3pm – 6pm (SGT)

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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Europe and Americas

4pm – 7pm (BST)

11am – 2pm (EDT)

10am – 1pm (CDT)

8am – 11am (PDT)

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Maximize the value of your data visualization

The Connected Data Visualization Consortium (CDVC) is a group of organizations that use Cambridge Intelligence’s innovative data visualization tools to make sense of complex connected data.

We usually hold two or three meetings a year in cities across the world. In 2020, we’re taking CDVC meetings online, bringing the global community together without the need to travel.

Our meetings are a great opportunity to:

  • Discover ways to maximize your data visualization ROI
  • Meet other data visualization practitioners
  • Get inspired and discuss the future of data visualization tools
  • Meet the Cambridge Intelligence team
  • Steer our product roadmap

CDVC members come from all kinds of businesses and organizations, from tech startups to national governments. Some of the key challenges we tackle include:

  • Investigating criminal activity
  • Uncovering unusual financial transactions
  • Managing and protecting physical infrastructure
  • Identifying and stopping cybersecurity threats

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About the virtual CDVC

What to expect from a virtual CDVC meeting

We didn’t think you’d want to spend two days in front of your computer screen, so this year we’ve condensed it into a concise and interactive 3-hour session.

The virtual CDVC meeting is your chance to interact with the Cambridge Intelligence team and other data visualization practitioners from all over the world.

You’ll get a chance to provide feedback on our latest product news and roadmap, and join in with a Q&A panel discussion. There’ll also be lightning talks from members, sharing their experiences of designing and building connected data visualization tools.

How will the sessions work?

We’ll use a couple of tools you’re probably familiar with by now: Zoom and Slack.

Zoom will be where the sessions happen. You can ask questions to the presenters throughout using the Q&A feature. Slack is where you’ll go for discussions and conversation, with us and your fellow CDVC members.

To register, select the best session for your timezone and complete the form.

You’ll get a confirmation email from Zoom just as soon as we’ve confirmed you’re a Cambridge Intelligence customer. We’ll open the Slack channel a week or two before the first sessions.

What happens after the sessions?

We’ve love for the conversation to continue after the virtual meeting.

We’ll keep the Slack channel open for as long as it’s helpful to the community.

If there’s an appetite for it, we’re also considering some deep-dive sessions into specific topics in the weeks following CDVC.

We’ll share a poll at the meetings so you can select the follow-up topics that interest you most.

Topics and themes

Our members push the boundaries of connected data visualization. We can pool expertise and experience to make advances in key areas:

User Experience

Designing experiences to help users make visualization part of their daily routine.

  • Design effective workflows
  • Facilitate collaboration
  • Get user uptake
  • Encourage interactivity

Data Challenges

How to make the right data available, to the right people, at the right time.

  • Sources of graph data
  • Data federation and enrichment
  • Managing hairball data sets
  • Reducing chart clutter

New Visualizations

What will the next generation of connected data visualization applications look like?

  • Share experience and best practice
  • Explore the limitations of visualization
  • Understand the state of data visualization
  • Create a vision of the future

Frequently asked questions

What is the CDVC?

The CDVC is a group of organizations that lead the way in connected data visualization. We work together to shape the future of connected data visualization and influence the next generation of tools.

Why should I Join?

As a group, we explore ways to help you maximize your return on investment in connected data visualization technology. It’s an opportunity for you to share your expertise, and learn something new from your peers.

Is CDVC free to join?

Yes. CDVC membership is free, but by invitation only. Members are welcome to attend CDVC meetings and training sessions free of charge.

Who co-ordinates CDVC?

CDVC is co-ordinated by Cambridge Intelligence, creators of the KeyLines and ReGraph graph visualization toolkits

Is the event open to the public?

No, the CDVC is exclusively for organizations invited by Cambridge Intelligence. If it’s something your organization is keen to get involved in, contact us.

Who should attend the meetings?

We welcome members from a variety of industries and visualization use cases, including law enforcement, intelligence, anti-fraud, cybersecurity, IT and telecommunications network management, supply chain management and more.

We also welcome attendees from different backgrounds – you might be a Product Manager, Product Director or UX engineer responsible for delivering a great interactive visualization experience to your end users; a JavaScript developer; or an analyst who uses connected data visualizations as part of your day job. The important thing is that you’re excited about this technology and motivated to play a role in its ongoing development.

The meetings are not code heavy. We focus instead on the end user experience and data visualization design and functionality.

What’s on the agenda?

It changes every time, depending on what our members want to discuss. Previous topics covered include:

  • Managing multiple data sources
  • Creating effective user workflows
  • New approaches to connected data visualization
  • Designing an outstanding user experience

We also always include some member-led presentations and time for discussion and questions.

Contact us

Have questions for us? Get in touch.

Connected Data Visualization Consortium
6-8 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP

+44 (0)1223 362 000