Global and Mobile: GSMA announced that they will add two new events to the Mobile 360 Series lineup in 2017.  The first of these new conferences will be Mobile 360 West Africa to take place on 27 April in Abidjan. According to the announcement, this will encourage key decision-makers to “discuss the path to advancing digital transformation” in the region.  The other new conference will be Mobile 360 North Asia, taking place in Seoul from 28 – 29 November. This event will “highlight the future of technology as it relates to next gen IoT and 5G-enabled topics.” Click here to see a list of the entire GSMA series.

FOM to USA: The organization behind the Festival of Media has announced that it will be bringing the event to New York for the first time in 2017.  The festival is currently slated to run from 1 – 2 November. For an idea as to the type of content they cover, check out the agenda for the Global event which will be held in Rome this May.

Headed to Texas: Building on the success of its flagship Myrtle Beach event, The COMEXPOSIUM Group has announced that it will launch a second Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in San Antonio from 18 – 20 September 2017.  The conference organizers said that this will “allow attendees within the Texas region who are not able to travel to South Carolina the ability to attend and gain all the knowledge and networking that the event provides to the cybersecurity/digital forensics industry.” Click here for more information on the San Antonio conference.

Speaking Opportunity: As I described in a previous edition of Conference News, CTIA and GSMA are partnering on a new “premier mobile industry event for the Americas” in 2017.  Called Mobile World Congress Americas, the conference will be held on 12 -14 September in San Francisco. The conference organizers have opened a call for speakers which is due by 1 June.  Submit speakers online here.

Lunchtime Learning: A few weeks ago, the Dublin Tech Summit brought together 10,000 global leaders in innovation, technology and business to discuss the future of global trends and technologies. If you were not able to attend, you can now watch speakers across the programme’s 8 topic pillars: business & marketing; IOT; creative; fintech; big data; medtech; and fashion. See speakers such as Bruce Daisley, EMEA Vice President at Twitter; Ali Rayl, Director of Customer Experience of Slack and Chris Hyams, President of

Coming Up Next:  Next week, Cloud Expo Europe, alongside the Smart IoT Summit, Cloud Security Summit, Data Centre World and Big Data World will gather more than 18,000 global suppliers, investors, industry leaders and industry professionals from across technology and enterprise ecosystems in London. Meanwhile in Orlando, the AIIM Conference, organized by the Association for Information and Image Management will take place from 13 – 16 March 2017.  The organization has evolved dramatically since its inception in the 1940s and will focus on the automation, organization and security of information. The ever-popular O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World event series will host its San Jose event next week. Thousands of data scientists, developers, engineers, business decision makers, strategists, architects, and analysts will come to the San Jose Convention Center for a “3-day immersion in the most challenging problems, intriguing use cases, and enticing opportunities in data today.”