Challenge Accepted: The Conference Board’s C-Suite Challenge™ survey series, first conducted in 1999, interviews more than 1000 C-Suite executives, primarily from the United States, Asia, and Europe, to “provide an enterprise-wide view of the global business environment and a better understanding of how organizations are approaching the challenges of the digital age.” For, a the first time in 2019 The Conference Board will bring these ideas to life on stage at The Future-Ready Organization, a new event happening on 2 – 3 October in New York. This first-ever gathering of the top C-Suite leaders, economists, innovators, and researchers will explore what lies ahead, and how organizations will thrive in 2025 and beyond.

Calling all Players: BloomberLive’s annual Players Technology Summit will be held on 27 June when it returns to San Francisco this year. The event was held in August the last two years, but Bloomberg has moved it earlier in the year in order to expand the variety of athletes in attendance. They are hoping that this will allow more NFL players to participate – before they head off to camp. The Summit has become known as a venue for world-class athletes, entrepreneurs and investors to share their success stories and discuss consumer technology trends. Past attendees and speakers include Andre Agassi, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Joe Montana, and more.

Speaking Opportunity: J.D. Power debuts its newest event this fall, under the brand Auto Revolution (23-24 October; Las Vegas). The auto industry’s latest innovations take center stage at the program, which expects that 9 out of 10 attendees will be at the manager-to-CEO level. If you have something to say about customer intelligence, data analytics, or other emerging trends and their impact on consumer expectations and quality standards, submit before midnight on 7 June!

Lunchtime Learning: What do construction, hostage situations, and skydiving all have in common? Scratch your head no further, and check out this video recap from the latest TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI. Since “a robotics event is nothing without actual robots,” demos from both established innovators and robotics startups lit up the stage at April’s event. Watch the demos to learn why it took iRobot ten years to make a lawnmower, when robots might take over food delivery, and how technology is changing lives for children with cerebral palsy.

Coming Up Next Week: It’s Memorial Day in the states, but on Monday Canada’s largest digital health event gets underway in earnest. The eHealth Conference (26-29 May) will see around 1,500 members of the health informatics community meet at Toronto’s iconic Exhibition Place. At Computex, this long-standing ICT and IoT conference and expo will offer keynotes from AMD and Intel when it runs 28 May – 1 June in Taipei. The Augmented World Expo (AWE) USA gears up for its 10th annual event and will celebrate the milestone with over 7,000 developers, startups, investors, and execs all invested in the future of AR/VR. AWE USA is held 29-31 May in Santa Clara. At the Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit (29-31 May; Austin), senior leaders from agencies and brands offer a candid discussion on where they’re investing across platforms and the tools they’re using to do it more efficiently. And in Chicago on 29 May, Masters of B2B Marketing agenda will cover new approaches for “Driving Growth and Building Marketing Value.”