Developers Get In Synk: Snyk, a European startup that integrates securing open source into the existing workflow of a developer, has acquired DevSecCon, which is a series of events self-described as “the world’s premier conferences dedicated to DevSecOps.” Together, Snyk and the DevSecCon team, led by Francois Raynaud, will partner to maintain a vendor neutral home dedicated to growing and strengthening the DevSecOps community with additional support and resources, including 9 global conferences in the remainder of 2019 and 2020. In addition to the two remaining conferences planned for 2019 (Seattle and London), the team also announced a new event to take place in Tel Aviv, on 5 November 2019.

What’s In Store at Shoptalk: Shoptalk, which will return to Vegas next year from 22 – 25 March, has grown to become one of the most influential retail events of the year. For the first time in 2020, Shoptalk will feature Shoptalk Original Content, “a wide range of 100% independent research, data, frameworks, benchmarking studies and visual guides developed in-house by the Shoptalk team.” These topics will be highlighted on stage as part of the conference agenda and off stage through activations and experiences, such as video or animated tours of stores, shopping centers and retail technology deployments. As part of this new content, Shoptalk is also introducing a comprehensive annual report called The Retail Zeitgeist, which they hope will serve as a definitive industry guide to the transformation of retail over the next decade.

Speaking Opportunity: The KNOW Identity Conference is self-described as the leading industry event focused on digital identity, trust, and the data economy. In 2020, KNOW will return to Vegas from 5 – 8 April where the conference organizers plan to gather “2,000 attendees, 500+ companies, 200+ speakers, 100+ exhibitors, across 35+ countries to learn, network, and make identity work better for everyone.” Topics of interest encompass everything from Biometrics & Multi-Factor Authentication to Mobile Data & Device Intelligence. If you are an industry professional, academic, thought leader, or executive who is interested in shaping the global conversation on the future of identity, submit your idea here by 30 September.

Lunchtime Learning: Last year the Virtual Reality Developers Conference, or VRDC,  changed its name to XRDC (Extended Reality Developers Conference) in order to include the entire AR, VR & MR ecosystem as its members drive innovation, share best practices, identify opportunities, and push the market forward. The event will again return to San Francisco in October, providing timely talks focused on entertainment, brand experience, games, healthcare, safety and more. To find out what’s new in this cutting edge industry, check out the conference sessions here.

Coming Up Next Week: Execs looking for a roadmap to adopt new technologies head to Frost & Sullivan’s Growth, Innovation & Leadership MindXchange when it begins 15 September in Austin. At Oracle Open World (15-19 September; San Francisco), 60k of the company’s customers and technologists convene for the knowledge sharing and networking you’d expect from a user conference this size. HIMSS holds its Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara this week, running 16-18 September. Unlike the spring counterpart which targets developers and designers in health care, the Santa Clara program is aimed at CIOs, execs, entrepreneurs, and hospital providers. MarTech East gets underway 16 September in Boston, covering everything from hiring the right talent to implementing new technologies to solve marketing’s biggest challenges. And at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech (17-19 September; Cambridge) participants grapple with the most significant advances in AI, climate adaption, personalized medicine, data security, space technology, longevity, and the future of work.