Frequently Asked Questions


Who should attend TEXATA Summit?

Anyone with an interest or stake in the future of big data, data science, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in business should attend TEXATA. This includes anyone who is responsible for developing or marketing new products, anyone who needs to keep up to date on the latest big data innovations in the industry, and anyone who can benefit from the opportunity to view in-depth demos from cutting-edge startups and leading established companies.

What topics do TEXATA Summit presentations traditionally cover?

Presenters at TEXATA explore all aspects of big data analytics innovations. Some topics that will be covered include Hadoop Best Practice, Mobility, Real-Time Analytics, Big Data in Regulated industries, Elastic Big Data Machine Learning, Data Quality, Data Governance and more.

What should I wear to TEXATA Summit?

There is no dress code for events, but you can expect the majority of the audience to be wearing business to business casual dress. If you are not sure what to wear, we’d recommend erring on the side of formality.

Can I combine discount codes when registering for my ticket?

Only one discount code can be used per order. Multiple discount codes cannot be combined.

What is the refund policy for attendee tickets?

Refunds are accepted up to 7 days before the Summit.

Is there an official hotel for the TEXATA Summit, or have you negotiated a special rate at a nearby hotel?

The TEXATA Summit will be held at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. For more information about bookings, please see:

What is the most convenient parking garage?

There are a range of parking options available a short distance from the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (View Map Here)

Guest Drop Off

  • 20th Street & Whitis Ave
  • Then enter back via Hotel (M2 Level)

Self Parking Garages (Limited spaces available)

  • Dobie Twenty21 Parking Garage
  • Laz Parking – Lot 18
  • Brazos Garage

Venue Map 2018

Can you tell me more about the city of Austin?

See for city specific information (e.g. transportation options, calendar of events, current weather etc.). Austin is the #1 Fastest Growing City in the United States (per Forbes and Moody’s Analytics, Dallas is ranked #2). Also known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin in home to more than 250 music venues and a larger festivals such as Austin City Limits and SXSW.

TEXATA Startup & Innovation Pitches

What is the application and selection process for TEXATA Startup & Innovation Pitches?

TEXATA Startup & Innovation Pitches are open to startups, established companies, and big data technology institutions with new big data analytics innovations. Each company interested in pitching their new big data technology at the TEXATA Summit must apply online.

When selecting companies, we look at several criteria: novelty (newness of the big data analytics), innovativeness (originality of the approach), potential (degree of impact in the big data analytics industry), wow/X-factor, and diversity (comparison to the number of companies in the same “space” competing for a spot).

Given the competitiveness of the application process, one of the major keys to being selected is to have something new, innovative and substantial to demo live on stage.

How does a company apply to present?

The application process consists of an online application. Applying to present is completely CONFIDENTIAL.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no cost to apply.

How much does it cost to present?

There is no cost to present and selected presenters will receive a complimentary ticket to the TEXATA Summit!

When do applications close?

There is no set deadline. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis at the discretion of the TEXATA Summit organisers, sponsors and partners. So apply now to make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

How are the Startup & Innovation Pitches structured?

The chosen companies will be given 7 minutes to present their pitch to the entire TEXATA audience. Following the pitches, there will be plenty of time for networking with the influential big data analytics professionals in attendance.

Can I get information on which companies will be presenting Startup & Innovation Pitches?

This will be made available once the companies are selected.

Are all the Startup & Innovation Pitches companies going to present in the same session?

Yes, the pitches will be held during the afternoon session of TEXATA Summit.

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