Datorama Limitless is the Datorama event to meet some of the most innovative, data-driven trailblazers from around the globe including London, New York, Tokyo, and Sydney. Limitless has featured prominent keynote speakers such as Ran Sarig, Stephen Dubner and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Let’s not forget the Limitless Awards designed to showcase exemplary achievements across the Datorama community of data practitioners.
Regardless of industry, orchestrating data across multiple channels is challenging. As Marketers, we are always looking for inspiration, tools, technologies, and credible solutions from colleagues and industry experts boldly willing to share their experiences, good and bad.
Prior to the global pandemic, it was common or even preferable to attend live conferences at big venues. The Marriot Marquee was a New York favorite. Things have changed as we’ve only learned to collaborate virtually, anywhere. Those long-ago events took place over multiple days, networking was easier, and — besides the knowledge share — the entertainment was a treat.
What is Datorama Limitless?
Limitless is an annual Salesforce conference focused entirely on overcoming today’s marketing data challenges. Marketing Analytics leaders from organizations such as GroupM, Nestle, Toyota, IPG, and Dentsu, have participated in this forum to discuss critical data challenges and potential solutions using Datorama — like safe testing environments, improved visualizations and new software integrations.
The inaugural Limitless conference took place in New York in 2018, called redefining marketing for growth, but in truth, Datorama Limitless started back in 2017.
Datorama Limitless 2018: Define Marketing, Defined by Us
Data transparency and accessibility, accelerating innovation, agility, speed to insight, and making marketing the engine of growth for your respective business were the topics from 2018.
Participants watched hands-on demonstrations of new, next-generation features and solutions related to Datorama Marketing Intelligence Platform.
Nabler was a participant during this inaugural event and won its first Data Visualization award in support of Johnson and Johnson’s Acuvue.
Discussions at Limitless 2019
Topic of Discussion: Redefining Marketing for Growth
The conference was all about redefining “growth marketing. As the marketing mandate continues to expand, marketers are no longer simply responsible for driving marketing performance, but are being held accountable for propelling business-wide outcomes and impacting overall growth. It was emphasized that two-thirds of businesses are shifting their priorities to reflect marketing led growth. Attendees were encouraged to take control of their efforts and tie back every activity to ROI using Datorama.
Major challenges faced are:
- Lack of unified view of performance
- Ability to connect and unify data using Datorama
- and the trapping of Measurement misalignment
This limitless conference mainly focused on the role of marketer in driving growth, which requires both short-term sales and long-term brand strategy and that is a balance marketer today are working to achieve.
Nabler’s work was highlighted by Ross Jenkins, in a presentation called, the Design of Data Experiences. That original Datorama webinar can still be found.
Discussions at Limitless 2020
Topic of Discussion: Agile Marketing in a New Era of Data
This Limitless conference focused on agility in the marketing industry and its importance to the future of marketing.
Datorama GM Ran Sarig highlighted:
“Agility really means, for us, creating a culture of continuous optimization. We have new ways of understanding and optimizing marketing performance and data needs to be accessible, but also actionable.”
Datorama showcased a series of new products during the event, including:
- Sandbox for Datorama
- Datorama Integration with Tableau
- Media Planning Center and Media Pacing App
When is the next Limitless Scheduled?
The Future of Datorama Limitless
The future of Datorama Limitless is doubtful. Post-Salesforce acquisition, Datorama is now part of the broader Marketing Cloud family and Salesforce’s considerable resources make Limitless less visible. However, there should always be a place for platform aficionados to discuss Datorama. For now, that venue is reserved for blog posts and community forums.
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