Acquisition News: Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. The Tech.Co team does still plan on hosting their flagship Innovate Celebrate conference, which is co-hosted by Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. They also plan to grow the Startup of the Year program, which “celebrates, recognizes and encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.”

Mobile Conference Beats it: VentureBeat has rebranded the conference formerly known as MobileBeat.  It will henceforth be known as Transform.  Transform will take place from 25 – 26 June 2018 in San Francisco. The agenda will explore new technologies leveraging AI and data and the way those innovations are affecting business decisions.

New Digital Transformation Event: SYS-CON Media, the organization behind annual conferences such as Cloud Computing and Big Data Expo, is now taking on a new conference subject – Digital Transformation in the enterprise. The company recognizes that “applying the latest technologies in this area is the key to driving new topline revenue opportunities.” Therefore, they will host the first annual Digital Transformation World (DXWorld) Expo on 5 – 7 June in New York.  The event will run concurrently with Cloud Expo and will cover themes such as: The Blockchain Challenge; AI and Cognitive; Smart Cities, Nations, and Regions; The Industrial Internet and Industries 4.0; and how digital transformation is affecting several vertical markets.

Speaking Opportunity: The Games for Change Festival will return to NYC in June, featuring “the most exciting new games, ideas, partnerships and business models for digital games that drive positive social impact and inspire learning and engagement.” If you have an idea to share that falls within one of the festival’s four focus areas – Games for Learning; Neurogaming & Health; Civics & Social Impact; and VR for Change – submit via their online form by 7 February.

Lunchtime Learning: The Noah Conference, which is held in London, Berlin and Tel Aviv, aims to “connect leaders to empower the European digital ecosystem.” The conferences bring together Internet CEOs, executives and investors to establish relationships and learn about the Next Big Thing. Hear from fascinating speakers who share insights on topics such as finding future areas of growth; new product generation; and connecting capital and entrepreneurs.

Coming up next week: Many leaders in the film and entertainment industry who gathered this past week at Sundance jet to Washington DC next week for Realscreen Summit (28 – 31 January). Celebrating its 20th year, Realscreen offers content creators and distributors of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment quality networking opportunities and master class sessions. The Congressional Internet Caucus State of the Net Conference (29 January; Washington, DC) is dedicated to providing an objective, balanced platform for debate and will feature speakers from private industry as well as the FCC, House Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Department of Justice. EmTech Asia, running 30 – 31 January in Singapore, is MIT Technology Review’s flagship conference in Asia on emerging technologies that matter. About 700 innovators, tech leaders, and policy makers plan to attend. And in Paris next week, Maddy Keynote offers strategic leaders and marketers in the French tech industry an intense, one-day “learning expedition.”