Works for Me: The Economist will build on the success of its annual Talent Management series with a new group of events under the Future Works brand. These one-day summits will explore how new technologies and the changing workforce are effecting organizations. The series will begin in London with Future Works: Europe on 21 June and conclude in Chicago on 8 November. They are still determining how best to bring the series to the Asia market but are considering building select topics into the Japan forum on 20 October.
New Event Takes Flight: After a successful event launch in 2015 the Women’s Venture Fund, which supports women entrepreneurs by providing a range of services to help them launch and grow their businesses, has expanded its TakeFLIGHT Summit for Enterprising Women Entrepreneurs to a full day event. This summit will include a hackathon, several plenary panels and workshops, and will tackle topics such as marketing a business; acquiring funding; and overcoming obstacles in the tech sector. The event will take place on Saturday, 11 June and already has several stellar speakers confirmed. These include Jeff Hoffman, former CEO and founder of Priceline and Cynthia Ringo Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a pioneer of double bottom line venture capital investing.
Speaking Opportunity: Oracle is looking for experts on Oracle business and technology to speak at its OpenWorld Conference on 18 – 22 September in San Francisco. The speaker proposals that are of most interest, according to the submission guidelines, are those that showcase “Oracle’s products, services, and solutions in original, innovative, and informative ways” and that demonstrate a “cutting edge approach” and “provoke discussion.” Submit your ideas here before the CFP closes on 9 May.
Lunchtime Learning: The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is a leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. Revolutionaries is the Museum’s acclaimed speaker series that began in 2011. The live event attracts 400 attendees who are technology leaders and influencers from Silicon Valley. The interviews are also broadcast on KQED public Television, KQED radio, and often on C-SPAN. Past speakers have included Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, Marissa Mayer and Elon Musk, to name a few. Find out what these renowned innovators, business leaders, and authors have to say about how they have achieved success.
Coming Up Next: More than 11,000 entrepreneurs, business and tech leaders, investors and media will head to New Orleans next week for Collision Conference. Created by the same team that grew the behemoth Web Summit in Europe, this event bring together startups as well as Fortune 500 brands for networking and discussion of business strategy in a digital world. Event takes place from 26 – 28 April. Also next week in San Francisco the Samsung Developers Conference will gather its developers and devotees under the 2016 theme of “Connecting the Future Everywhere You Look.” From 27 – 28 April more than 100 technical sessions and hands-on workshops will provide attendees with information they need to build the technology of tomorrow. For the marketing professionals who are trying to figure out how to utilize the technologies coming out of the previously mentioned events, they can attend the Forrester Forum for Marketing Leaders in New York on 26 – 27 April. This conference will explain how to “orchestrate powerful marketing campaigns and tactics across multiple channels and platforms.”