Interop, Part Two: Following upon the success of their recent October conference, Interop Digital is joining forces with Dark Reading, InformationWeek, ITPro Today and Network Computing to offer a “comprehensive one-day virtual learning experience around critical cloud and networking topics and issues.” Sessions will focus on: Network Security – Modern Network Security for the Changing Work Environment; Intelligent Edge – Infrastructure for the Intelligent Edge; Cloud Security – How to Evolve Your Security Strategies to Meet Multi-Cloud Challenges; and Cloud Administration – Avoiding Death-by-Management Tools in Multi-Cloud Architectures. For more information or to sign up for the free 3 December event, check out the website

Justice for All: TechCrunch has added a new TC Session to next year’s event lineup. TC Sessions:Justice will debut on 3 March 2021. According to the organizers the agenda will explore “inclusive hiring, access to funding for Black, Latinx and Indigenous people, and workplace tools to foster inclusion and belonging” as well as “experiences of gig workers and formerly incarcerated people who are often left out of Silicon Valley’s wealth cycle.” They will then discuss solutions for how VCs may create a more inclusive tech ecosystem.  

Speaking Opportunity: The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC) will return as a virtual event in 2021 on 27 – 28 April, again providing professional women in technology with the opportunity “to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.” If you have a talk idea related to one of their suggested topics (Executive Leadership, Empowerment, Biotech, Communications, Leading Teams & Technology during Covid 19, Increasing Inclusion, Intersectionality and Representation, Government & Labs, Machine Learning, Career Management, Artificial Intelligence,  Leading Innovation, Disruptive and Emerging Technologies, or Other topics related to leadership development & advancement) submit your speaker proposal before the 7 December deadline by following the guidelines here.

Lunchtime Learning: When Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity was cancelled earlier this year, the organizers devised a few different ways to keep their community engaged. One of them was LIONS Live. It brought together thousands of people around the world to learn, be inspired, and connect with the global community. This series was not meant to replace the festival, but to “celebrate a different type of connection, reinforce a sense of belonging regardless of location and unite us in our collective purpose to drive progress through creativity.” The full schedule from the Lions Live will remain available to watch online.

Coming Up Next Week: Bloomberg New Economy Forum enables global leaders from the East and West to forge common ground when it runs 16-19 November. Women in Tech Global (16-20 November) is a week-long festival to celebrate the power of resilience amongst female tech professionals and the transformative tech engineered by women of all diverse backgrounds across the world. At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, which kicks off 17 November, adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities will gather virtually. Known for uniting senior business and technology leaders from around the globe, CNBC East Tech West will run online 17-18 November. “Navigating the New” is the theme of this year’s MIT CFO Summit, as the event addresses the business ecosystem changes chief financial officers are navigating in the year ahead. And at the OTT Exec Summit (17-19 November) top minds in video content, distribution, and technology come together for a virtual, global event.