Clear Skies Ahead: Geekwire Cloud Tech Summit was started in 2017 to gather engineers, developers, technical leaders and business decision-makers for a deep dive on the future of cloud technologies. Cloud tech industry observer Tom Krazit helped develop the agenda. But with Tom now at new media company, Protocol, the future of the event is…cloudy. Cloud Tech Summit will not happen this year, so the organizers have decided to focus their efforts on the flagship Geekwire Summit, which happens in the fall and always features a fabulous speaker lineup.
What Happened in SF, Stays in Vegas: Oracle OpenWorld, the developer conference that has been a mainstay in the San Francisco for decades will be moving to Las Vegas this fall. After numerous attendee complaints about San Francisco’s steep hotel prices and poor street conditions, the company signed a three-year agreement with the Caesars Forum to relocate the event. The 2020 conference website notes that Las Vegas and “its vast amenities are tailor-made for hosting large-scale events”, and that they “look forward to bringing the industry’s most comprehensive technology and developer conferences to this premier hospitality destination.” Oracle OpenWorld run from 21 – 24 September.
Speaking opportunity: Online News Association is now accepting session suggestions for ONA20, taking place 30 September – 3 October in Atlanta. ONA encourages executives and managers, journalists and reporters, designers and developers, consultants and vendors, students and academics, and even news consumers and other enthusiasts to submit their great programming ideas. This year they refreshed their approach to programming and will be introducing session formats inspired by attendees’ feedback. Read more about the types of sessions that are of interest here and then submit your pitches ahead of the 26 March deadline.
Lunchtime Learning: The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) held its Technology and Leadership Forum last month in Mumbai bringing together more than 1600 delegates from over 14 countries. These thought leaders and global influencers addressed technology-led innovation, business in the digital era, and its effect on Indian businesses. Hear from industry leaders such as Carrier, Unilever, Nutanix and Tata Sons share lessons they’ve learned and their thoughts on what the future holds.
Coming Up Next Week: The education community heads to Austin for SXSWedu, which starts 9 March (a full week before that other well-known SXSW festival) and offers new ideas and networking that are equal parts classroom practice and tech innovation. Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference runs 9-11 March in San Diego, converging the “digital forensics and cybersecurity industries for collaboration between government and private sectors.” And in San Jose, SaaStr Annual Conference gets underway 10 March for another year of connecting cloud startups with seasoned SaaS execs for critical advice on scaling up.