Want some Incite info? Incite Group events are now Reuters Events, thanks to the latter’s acquisition of FC Business Intelligence (FCBI). Reuters Events will operate as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters. With its adherence to the Reuters Trust Principles and commitment to world-class journalism, the event producers anticipate increased media presence at each event. They also expect the transition to the new brand will continue for the first half of 2020. Speaker suggestions are currently being accepted for their Customer Service Summit (8-9 June 2020; San Diego) and Brand Marketing Summit (14-15 May 2020; San Diego).
Making Big Moves: Interop announced some big news this week. In 2020 they will be physically moving the conference from Vegas to Austin, TX, which has a vibrant tech community, where a considerable number of attendees hail from. They will also be moving the event from the spring to fall timeframe, holding the conference from 21 – 24 September. Interop is one of the longest-running and last remaining independent events for Networking and IT Pros. Find out more about the 2020 show here.
Speaking Opportunity: Speaking of Interop, the conference has also opened a call for papers for the 2020 event. The mission of the event is to “highlight the best technologies and strategies IT professionals can use today to provide innovative, efficient and secure services that drive value within their organizations.” Therefore, they are seeking speakers and session ideas that align with that mission, specifically within these main topic areas Automation/IT Management, Cloud Environments, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Data Center/Sustainability, DevOps, Hardware/Systems, Infrastructure, IoT, Managed Services, Network Automation, Networking, Security Storage, Strategy, Talent/Teams/ Tactics, and Wireless/Mobility. The Call for Speakers closes on 12 December.
Lunchtime Learning: Last March, Recode returned to Shoptalk where Senior Commerce Editor Jason Del Rey and Editor at Large Kara Swisher hosted An Evening with Code Commerce. Watch now to learn why Tim Armstrong Founder and CEO, the dtx company; Manish Chandra Founder and CEO, Poshmark; and Helena Foulkes CEO, Hudson’s Bay Company believe the commerce industry will continue to evolve through tech disruption.
Coming Up Next Week: LA TV & Innovation Week, which pairs this year with a co-located CMO Summit, gives TV, media & publishing execs practical advice and innovative ideas when it runs 11-12 November. At the FT Women at the Top Summit USA (12 November; NYC), it’s all about the theme “Money & Power,” asking attendees why, despite significant efforts by government and business, the number of women at top companies has dropped in the last year and the gender pay and investment gap remains. BSR (Business of Social Responsibility) Conference, one of the longest-running and most prestigious sustainable business events, will be held 12-14 November in San Jose. The Internet Summit (13-14 November; Raleigh) gives digital marketers the low-down on new technologies and tools, through peer-led case studies. And at the International Women’s Forum (IWF) World Leadership Forum, which runs 13-15 November in Toronto and is reserved for IWF members, the program will explore big ideas remaking the world.