CES Schedule: Last week the team behind CES 2021 announced that it would partner with Microsoft to deliver its all-digital event happening 11 – 14 January. The event experience will use Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Power Platform to deliver an exhibitor showcase, media events, conference programming, networking events and more. The organization offered a glimpse into the schedule as well. Media day will kick off on Monday 11 January, followed by the exhibitor showcase from Tuesday through Wednesday. Conference programming will run from 12 – 14 January and include keynotes supersessions and panels on the latest innovations. Registration will open on 1 December 2020.

Aspen Institute’s Unfinished Business: The team at Aspen Ideas Festival has announced a partnership with a new media platform and network of impact organizations, called Unfinished. Beginning this week, they will produce Unfinished Live, an online show of four episodes that “explores key questions of our time and brings a diversity of voices through interviews, art, videos, stories and performance.” Series host Baratunde Thurston will cover the following topics, Economy & Justice (27 October), Democracy & Voice (10 November), Technology & Humanity (24 November), and Culture & Change (8 December). Read more about the series and check out an episode here.

Speaking opportunity: 5G represents the next wave in wireless infrastructure network investment. With that in mind, Connect (X) 2021 August 3-6, 2021; Boston) is designed to provide attendees with 5G business insight and information to meet the needs of carriers, neutral host networks, governments and industrial enterprises with next generation indoor and outdoor solutions. Now through 20 November, you can submit speaker proposals to discuss topics such as 5G Infrastructure, Enterprise LTE Networks, Computing at the Wireless Edge, Connected Real Estate, and more.

Lunchtime Learning: The 23rd annual Milken Institute Global Conference was held virtually for the first-time last week. Sessions centered around the theme “Meeting the Moment” addressing the dual crises of a global pandemic and social injustice.  You can catch all of the discussions here. Topics included the Prognosis for COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines; Sustainability as a Business Model; Building Equity in Entrepreneurship; Finance as a Force for Good and The Next Decade: How to Manage Disruption.

Coming Up Next Week: Taking place 4-6 November, IOT Tech Expo North America explore the latest IoT innovations, implementations, and strategies. Anyone interested in joining 4,000 fellow IT professionals online can register for free. At Forrester Technology & Innovation Global (4-6 November), attendees will learn how trends like rising customer expectations, a workforce in transition, and rapidly changing social and economic factors impact today’s business and technology environment. Reuters Strategic Marketing USA runs 5-6 November and will operate under the theme “Move Beyond Marketing: The Future of Brand” – envisioning a new future for marketing where brands are purpose-driven, campaigns are intelligently data-backed, and innovation drives growth. And at the Global Resilience Federation Conference (5 November), security and third-party risk will be top of mind for virtual attendees in the cyber, supply chain, physical, and geopolitical threat intelligence space.