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Shaping the future of Connected Data Visualization


Our upcoming meetings

CDVC meetings are co-located with free technical training. Places for these training sessions will be limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

CDVC USA - Spring 2020

03-04 March 2020

CDVC USA – Seattle

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CDVC Europe 2020


CDVC Europe: Details coming soon

About CDVC

As the volume of complex data we collect and track increases, the challenge to find insight gets harder.

The CDVC is a group of industry-leading organizations that use visualization tools to find unusual behaviours in complex connected data. We create innovative technologies that:

  • Investigate criminal activity
  • Uncover unusual financial transactions
  • Analyze IT or telecommunications network traffic or dependencies
  • Track the source and spread of cyber threats

Why join CDVC?

  • Help your organization maximize its return on investment in connected data visualization technologies.
  • Meet other industry-leaders to share experiences and best practice, and discuss emerging data visualization trends.
  • Share lessons learned with member-led presentations and discussions

CDVC meetings are co-located with free technical training. Places for these training sessions will be limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

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Participating organizations

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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

Agenda for our next meeting

Here’s the agenda for our next meeting in Seattle

Tuesday 03 March 2020 – training day

9:00am ‑ 9:30am Arrivals, coffee/breakfast reception
9:30am ‑ 10:15am Welcome & getting started
10:15am ‑ 11:15am Session 1: Introduction to the task and initial setup
11:15am ‑ 11:40am Coffee break
11:40am ‑ 1:00pm Session 2: Design & development
1:00pm ‑ 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm ‑ 3:00pm Session 3: Development
3:00pm ‑ 3:25pm Coffee break
3:25pm ‑ 3:55pm Session 4: Development
3:55pm ‑ 4:20pm Team presentations
4:20pm ‑ 4:30pm Q&A session and wrap up
4:30pm Training ends. You’re welcome to join us for dinner in the evening.

Wednesday 04 March 2020 – CDVC day

9:00am ‑ 9:30am Arrivals, coffee/breakfast reception
9:30am ‑ 9:45am Welcome from Joe Parry
9:45am ‑ 10:05am Round table introductions, agenda review
10:05am ‑ 10:30am Product update ‑ what’s new & planned?
10:30am ‑ 11:00am Guest presentation
11:00am ‑ 11:25am Coffee break
11:25am ‑ 12:15pm Technical session – combos and layouts
12:15pm ‑ 1:00pm Feature requests and feedback session
1:00pm ‑ 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm ‑ 2:20pm Guest presentation
2:20pm ‑ 3:00pm Technical session – timelines for connected data
3:00pm ‑ 3:20pm Coffee break
3:20pm ‑ 3:40pm Guest presentation
3:40pm ‑ 4:20pm Storytelling with graphs
4:20pm ‑ 4:30pm Wrap up
4:30pm ‑ 5:00pm Drinks

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. Organization 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 want a variety of industries and visualization use cases to take part, including law enforcement, intelligence, anti-fraud, cybersecurity, IT and telecommunications network management, supply chain management and more.

We’d 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 will be technical but not software code-heavy. We want to stay focused on end user needs and designs of high-level functionality.

What’s on the agenda?

A few weeks before the meeting, we’ll send you a quick survey to understand which topics you’d find most useful. We use this feedback to create a unique agenda for each meeting. The general topics covered include:

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

There’ll also be member presentations and time for informal networking.

The venue

CDVC USA will be held at

The Courtyard by Marriott
Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square,
612 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

The venue is conveniently located around 20 minutes drive from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and close to the Pioneer Square Link station.

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

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Seattle, 03-04 March 2020