New Colocated Conferences: The organizers of the CloudEXPO realized that Kubernetes has emerged as a key technology of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations and IT professionals are also embracing the reality of Serverless architectures. In order to help their attendees stay on top of these trends, they decided to collocate two new events with CloudEXPO Silicon Valley. The new Serverless and KubernetesSUMMIT will also be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 24 – 26 June.
BVExpo to Summer in London: Self-described as “transforming the world of broadcast, production and media tech with original ideas and cutting-edge innovations” BV Expo provides attendees with unique opportunities to discover, experiment and trade in the latest technologies that will help them rethink the way they craft and tell stories. When the conference concluded this year, BVExpo announced that from 2020 on they will move the show date from February to June in order to attract new audiences and deliver greater value for existing ones. They also wanted to position BVExpo after NAB in the industry events calendar to make it “the European launch platform for the media & entertainment sector.” BVExpo will return to London from 9 – 11 June 2020.
Speaking Opportunity: Consensus is CoinDesk’s blockchain technology conference, created in 2015, which features talks and exhibitions on everything cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and the underlying blockchain. Part of Blockchain Week New York, the event attracts 7000 attendees who are from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Previous speakers “reflect the richness and diversity of the Consensus crowd, ranging from titans of Wall Street and rulers of the Fortune 500, to pioneering cryptographers and the core developers who power the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies.” If you would like to join this diverse group on stage at the 2019 conference (13 – 15 May in NYC) submit your speaker proposal online before 31 March.
Lunchtime Learning: Every summer Tech Open Air (TOA) brings together luminaries from tech, music, art and science with international startups to “help the disrupted better anticipate the future and the disruptors better understand the world they change.” Held in Berlin it also features more than 100 satellite events taking place in parallel to the main gathering. Watch previous conference sessions to learn about topics varying from Using Technology to Understand Female Health to Quantum Computing – A World Of Endless Impossibilities to the less positive sounding, The End of Communication as We Know It.
Coming Up Next Week: Enterprise Connect-ions are made in Orlando next week when the communications & collaborations industry meets 18-21 March. New for EC 2019 is a Women in Communications programming thread, with featured panel, luncheon, and reception. At Game Developers Conference (18-22 March; San Francisco), the global game development community comes together to hash out everything from ensuring inclusion to design to VR in gaming. One of the events with the most buzz next week isn’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but rather Nashville, where the Globoforce WorkHuman Conference is held. In just five years, this event has grown to offer the HR community inspirational, glittery keynotes (no really – George Clooney is speaking) alongside the latest best practices and research bringing “humanity to the workplace.” In Washington DC, the Economist’s AI Agenda asks its conference goers a million dollar question: Are policymakers and business leaders doing enough to prepare society and industry for the impact of AI? And at the Digital Transformation Conference in Boston (21 March), most of the 150 attendees, responsible for leading digital adoption within their companies, are director-level and up.