PCM 18!!

If you've been in one, no more words are needed, just go ahead and register! If you don't know what I'm talking about, just go ahead and register as well!

It's the best example of what Pentaho - how part of Hitachi Vantara - is all about. A very passionate group of people that are absolutely world class at what they do and still know how to spend a good time!

PCM17 group photo

Now shamelessly copy-pasting the content from it-novum:

Pentaho Community Meeting 2018

Pentaho Community Meeting 2018 will take place in Bologna from November 23-25. It will be organized by Italia Pentaho User Group and by it-novum, the host of PCM17. As always, it will be a 3-days event full of presentations, networking and fun and we invite Pentaho users of every kind to participate!

For PCM18 we will meet in the beautiful city of Bologna. The guys of Italia User Group will take care of the venue and the program. With Virgilio Pierini as group representative we not only have a Pentaho enthusiast but also a native of Bologna guiding us to the beautiful corners of the hometown of Europe’s oldest university!

What is Pentaho Community Meeting?

Pentaho Community Meeting is an informal gathering for Pentaho users from around the world. We meet to discuss the latest and greatest in Pentaho products and exciting geek stuff (techie track) as well as best practices of Pentaho implementations and successful projects (business track). Read this summary of Pentaho Community Meeting 2017 to learn more.

PCM18 is open to everyone who does something with Pentaho (development, extensions, implementation) or plans to do data integration, analytics or big data with Pentaho. Several Pentaho folks – architects, designers, product managers – will share their latest developments with us.

The event is community-oriented and open-minded. There’s room for networking and exchanging ideas and experiences. Participants are free to break off into groups and work together.

Call for Papers

For sure, this is intended to be a community event - for the community and by the community. To register your proposal for the agenda, please use the contact form to send a brief description including your name and title in English until September 30th.


The agenda will be updated continuously, so stay tuned for updates! All updates will be posted on twitter, too.

Friday, November 23 | Hackathon

We start the three-day PCM with a hackathon, snacks and drinks. After a 2-hour hackathon, a highly esteemed jury will award the most intelligent/awkward/funny hacks.

Saturday, November 24 | Conference Day

Still a lot to be determined! We're still receiving papers

  • Welcome speech | Stefan Müller and the org team
  • The future of Pentaho in Hitachi Vantara | Pedro Alves, Hitachi Vantara
  • What's new in PDI 9.0 | Jens Bleuel, Hitachi Vantara
  • Useful Kettle plugins | Matt Casters, Neo4j (and founder of Kettle)
  • IoT and AI: Why innovation is a societal imperative | Wael Elrifai, VP for Solution Engineering - Big Data, IOT & AI, Hitachi Vantara
  • Pentaho at CERN | Gabriele Thiede, CERN
  • Pentaho User Group Italia
  • SSBI (Self Service BI ) - Pentaho Plugin Update | Pranav Lakhani, SPEC INDIA
  • Scaling Pentaho Server with Kubernetes | Diethard Steiner
  • Capitalizing on Lambda & Kappa Architectures for IoT with Pentaho | Issam Hizaji, Lead Sales Engineer, Data Analytics & IoT | Emerging & Southern

After the lunch, everybody splits up to join the business or the techie track.

Sunday, November 25 | Social Event

Brunch, sightseeing and... let´s see!


Anyway, believe me, you want to go! GO REGISTER HERE!