Virtually There: Because of this year’s unprecedented circumstances Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit will be held online from 23 – 24 June. Later in the month, the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America will also be a virtual experience. You can experience the content from 29 June – 2 July.
Where There’s a Will: With ongoing gathering size limitations, organizers have begun to think creatively on a way to maximize sharing presentation content while retaining important face-to-face networking. We already saw hybrid events entering the scene, and now OTT Executive Summit plans to take it one step further this fall with an integrated, multi-venue summit for the video content and distribution crowd. The 2020 OTT Executive Summit (exact dates TBD) plans to run synchronously in Tel Aviv, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Jose, with a specific panel session unique to each location combined with a live stream of the general program, followed by networking receptions.
Speaking opportunity: Money 2020, scheduled to take place from 25 – 28 October in Las Vegas is self-described as the place “where the Payments, Commerce and Financial Technology ecosystem unites to create and explore the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend, invest, protect, share and borrow money.” In order to focus on the issues that are most important to its audience, the organizers are creating the agenda around nine “hard-hitting questions are designed to help the ecosystem win in today’s chaotic environment.” If you have a creative story or case study that answers one of these questions, submit your idea here before the 3 June deadline.
Lunchtime Learning: The New York Times Dealbook Conference brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders “for a day of riveting discussions with celebrated Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin.” While the event was previously focused on finance, the agenda has broadened over the years to consider topics of the day through the lens of long-term leadership. Although you must apply to attend the live event, you can check out the videos of last year’s conference here. Hear the CEOs of IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Netflix and Boeing, as well as special guests Hillary Clinton, Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Coming Up Next Week: Connect(X) is free to attend virtually on 19 May and is designed for executives from commercial carriers, fixed and mobile network operators, enterprises, and their infrastructure partners who have been tasked with deploying 5G networks. Designed to enable an authentic learning environment with an emphasis on peer-to-peer sharing and networking for educators, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Annual Conference will run 19-21 May. The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Conference has moved online from San Diego with programming scheduled for 19 May. IEEE WIE covers executive leadership, technology & innovation, and professional development. And for those in cybersecurity, the 41st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy offers an all-digital symposium experience 18-20 May, as well as workshops on 21 May.