Next Episode: The team behind VideoNuze’s Online Video Ad Summit has announced that the event will be rebranding as the Connected TV Advertising Summit. The gathering, which will be held on 11 June in NYC, has been running since 2010. Will Richmond, VideoNuze’s editor and publisher, noted that with CTVs now active in over 75% of U.S. homes and over half of all premium video ad impressions driven by CTVs, the industry has made CTVs its number one priority. “Every new service that is launching – Disney+, Peacock, HBO Max, etc. – has, or will have advertising as a core part of their business model. Despite CTVs’ rapid adoption by both consumers and the TV industry, there are still many critical challenges. The CTV Ad Summit will dive deeply into all of these topics and more – helping industry executives accelerate the growth and success of CTV advertising.” Since 2005 VideoNuze has hosted dozens of events with tens of thousands of attendees.

Safety First: Like some other events in APAC, co-organizers MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse are postponing EmTech Asia to 4 – 5 August 2020. It had been scheduled for 25-26 February. Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koenmesse Pte Ltd., stressed the importance of being able to offer all attendees a safe and immersive experience: “As the situation pertaining to the Novel Coronavirus is constantly evolving, heightened travel restrictions across the Asia Pacific have meant that postponing the conference is appropriate, as maintaining the health and well-being of each person attending EmTech Asia is our top priority.”

Speaking Opportunity: O’Reilly is now accepting speaker proposals for Strata + Hadoop World, happening in New York from 15 – 18 September. We noted in this newsletter last year that the conference organizers would be combining the Strata Data and AI Conferences in 2020. Therefore, the topics of interest for this call for presenters (CFP) includes “the entire range of data tools and technologies, from building a foundational data infrastructure to productionizing ML pipelines to iterating AI projects.” If you have an idea for a stellar session, suggest it here before the 10 March deadline.

Lunchtime Learning: Bloomberg’s second The Year Ahead: Luxury Summit took place in NYC in November, with a focus on sustainability. The event, emceed by Bloomberg Pursuits Editorial Director Chris Rovzar, gathered decision-makers and taste-makers from several industries discuss how they define sustainability, how they are taking care of communities all along the supply chain, and how these decisions are positively impacting their bottom lines. Hear from leaders such as Tiffany & Co. CEO Alessandro Bogliolo on the Future of Luxury and Rent the Runway Co-Founder and CEO Jennifer Hyman on Sustainability in Luxury.

Coming Up Next Week: For almost 30 years, Harvard Business School (HBS) has held a version of its Dynamic Women in Business, and 2020 is no different. This year’s event will be held 22 February in Boston, under the theme “Driving Change Together.”  O’Reilly’s Software Architecture Conference (23-26 February; New York) promises developers, engineers, and architects at all levels new skills and technologies with a focus on microservices, cloud, and serverless computing. eCommerce and retail brands head to Palm Springs for eTail West (24-27 February). eTail offers its community of retail execs a guide to what is disrupting the industry today and predictions for the future of commerce. And at RSA Conference/US, the “world talks security” 24-28 February in San Francisco. RSA aims to address some of cybersecurity’s most pressing challenges, including vulnerability to cyberattacks sponsored by state enemies and how to safeguard supply chains.