Rebrand and Expand: KuppingerCole will not host Consumer Identity World (CIW) in the US in 2020. Instead they are growing and rebranding the European CIW. The expanded event, now called Customer Technology World will take place in Amsterdam from 20 – 22 October. The organizers said that they broadened the conference content because companies are aiming to beyond traditional Identity and Access Management (IAM) and are seeking solutions “that support baseline features for customer behavior analysis, data usage consent management and CRM integration as well as connected devices and marketing automation systems.”

Developing New Formats: The team behind the DeveloperWeek series of events has announced that they will be hosting a new virtual event, DeveloperWeek Global 2020. Held from 16–17 June, it is self-described as the world’s largest virtual developer & engineering conference. According to the organizers, “The community of developer & engineering professionals is adapting to new virtual methods for getting work done.” Therefore, this conference will offer live talks on managing remote teams, building global dev teams, becoming a technical leader, and implementing the latest developer technology & tools. DeveloperWeek Global will also include a virtual Expo Hall, peer networking chats/groups, side stages & roundtables, an online hackathon, and global developer technology awards. It is free to attend.

Speaking opportunity: The IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is a four-day conference that has brought together health care visionaries, improvement professionals, world leaders and industry newcomers for more than 30 years. ​​The 2020 event will take place in Orlando from 6 – 9 December. Some of the topics they cover include building improvement capability​​​, moving from volume to value​, joy in work, improvement science, person-centered care, population health and patient safety. If you have a story that demonstrates how improvement science methodologies created real change in the care you, your team, or your organization provides, submit your topic/speaker proposal here before the 1 June deadline.

Lunchtime Learning: Watching wonderful performances and interesting talks is one of the positive benefits of spending time inside. A conference that blends both well is the Aspen Ideas Festival. Though we won’t be able to see the sessions live this year, you may find these noteworthy performances very enjoyable. You will also learn something: The intersectionality of 21st century dance; how ideas can be communicated through physical language; and what possibilities unfurl when a symphony reaches Skid Row.

Coming Up Next Week: Business attire is optional at next week’s slew of online events. First up, IoT Slam Live will be held 9 April and is especially prepared for a fully virtual experience. Even before the impacts of COVID-19 became a reality, IoT Slam planned to live stream its program broadcast for a global audience. In its live format, the ODSC Virtual Conference & Expo (14-17 April) is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. What’s new to the virtual version is that organizers are now offering free passes to those in healthcare, biotech, or life science industries seeking to better understand the pandemic using data, and also those recently unemployed. And Simmons Leadership Conference, known perennially for featuring women leaders shaping positive change in their organizations, moves online from Boston on 16 April.