Ms. Information?: On 4 June, The Information will launch their Inaugural Women’s Summit in New York. The organizers expect approximately 100 women from media, tech and finance from all levels of their careers. According to The Information, “by including a cross section of executives and leaders from both New York and Silicon Valley, this event and our membership community will offer unparalleled networking opportunities.” They also emphasize that the focus of the sessions will be on the speakers’ “work and contributions as industry leaders, rather than simply focusing on their gender.”
The More the Merrier: If you have attended Business Insider’s IGNITION conference you know that it was a great place to discuss where the media industry was headed. Topics such as the future of TV, print, audio, journalism, and marketing were all covered at the December forum. As IGNITION begins to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the conference organizers decided to try something different. In 2019 Insider, Inc will be hosting ten events, focused on ten rapidly transforming industries, popping up in cities around the world. Attendees will still get all the exclusive content, actionable insights, and networking they have come to expect from IGNITION, laser-focused around ten evolving industries.
Speaking Opportunity: For the past decade, the BigDesign conference has highlighted the biggest names in interactive development with sessions focused on user experience, usability, mobile development, user research, content strategy, social media and design thinking. If you have something unique to say or show, you’d better hurry and submit today. Speakers will be announced by 1 June 2019.
Lunchtime Learning: A couple weeks ago, the NAB Show, the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, took place in Las Vegas. With more than 700 sessions to choose from, even those attending the show likely missed a couple sessions. You can still hear the powerful industry keynotes and panel discussions that aligned with the Every Story Starts Here theme. Sessions included The Evolution of Cloud in Media; Autonomous Cars and Amazing Experiences: Safety, Content & Connectivity; and The Esports Evolution: What’s Next in Gaming.
Coming Up Next Week: Miami welcomes over 15,000 movers and shakers in tech looking to sync at eMerge Americas (29-30 April). Since its inception in 2014, global enterprises, startups, and government leaders have been meeting at eMerge to discuss the ways digital innovations are transforming industries. At the Milken Institute Global Conference (28 April – 1 May; Beverly Hills), leaders with diverse expertise from across sectors and industries join to hash out wide reaching issues from widening access to capital, job creation, and global health. Some sessions at Milken are even streamed live. In NYC, the Conference Board Women’s Leadership Conference gets underway 30 April, while across the country Women of Silicon Valley runs 2-3 May (Santa Clara). And the Landmark CIO Summit will be held 1 May in NYC for an invite-only audience of 400 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and other corporate technology leaders, covering the impact of emerging tech on business strategy.