@Work All Day: In 2018 CNBC launched an event series covering the radical transformation around the way we work, where we work and the very definition of work. In 2020 the events in the @Work series will be combined into one, full-day conference taking place on 2 April in New York. The conversation will begin at a dinner for attendees on the evening of 1 April. CNBC will continue to cover proceedings digitally on CNBC.com and create TV segments featuring speakers on the agenda.
WEF Summit in SF: The World Economic Forum launched the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) Global Network a couple years ago “to shape the development and application of emerging technologies for the benefit of humanity.” Since its inception it has developed and implemented innovative policy frameworks and governance protocols with more than 30 government partners,150 companies and other leading institutions around the globe. Now WEF plans to convene these key stakeholders from industry, government, technology, civil society, and academia at the inaugural Global Technology Governance Summit, to be held in San Francisco on 21 – 22 April. The goal of the meeting is to drive cross-sector action on the most pressing technology challenges of our time. More information is available here.
Not Just a Pretty Face: 4YFN helps investors understand the hottest tech trends and bridges the gap between corporations and startups to help them to develop these tech innovations with a shared vision. Therefore, it is fitting that 4YFN Barcelona 2020 is embracing the next wave of tech at the event – by going badgeless. The event this year will be accessible with facial recognition. This means that 4YFN will cut more than 15,000 plastic wallets and 15,000 plastic cards from the event by switching to the BREEZ facial recognition technology, reducing its plastic footprint as well as the carbon footprint of the overall conference.
Speaking Opportunity: This year RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan will return to Singapore from 14 – 16 July. The conference is seeking topics that are timely and relevant by the 19 February deadline. Remember that conference attendees have an average of 7 years in the security industry and are most interested in hearing technical deep dives and information they can apply to their jobs. And while the event does attract an international audience, the attendees do primarily hail from the region. Sessions that focus on issues/trends/vulnerabilities of interest to this region tend to fair better in the conference organizer’s evaluations. Before you submit your speaker/session, make sure to read the well-crafted submission guidelines. This will increase your chances of success.
Lunchtime Learning: Held towards the end of each year, TEDWomen focuses on the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The 2019 event theme, Bold + Brilliant, “celebrated pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates.” Check out some of the inspiring speakers from last year’s conference, including environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, entrepreneur and technologist Jennifer Zhu Scott, Nobel laureate and former President of Liberia H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and actor and activist Jane Fonda.
Coming Up Next Week: Harvard Business School celebrates 25 years of running its Tech Conference on 1 February, when it will feature execs from Facebook, Waymo, and Sidewalks Labs for a wide-ranging program on disruptive tech. At the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Annual Convention, educators and administrators up and down the chain will gather to learn strategies for integrating new technology into classrooms, campuses, and libraries for district-wide success. TCEA runs 3-7 February in Austin. Attendees at Impact:AI 2020 (4-5 February 2020; San Francisco) can expect the latest research into overarching machine learning trends, including automation, AI, and Data Science. And at Digital Entertainment World (DEW), the program will center around the theme “The Power of Direct & Digital,” examining major platform, access, and technology shifts in entertainment. DEW gets underway 6 February in Marina del Ray.