Betting on November: Fortune Brainstorm: Tech, the annual invitation-only meeting for leaders from FORTUNE 500 companies, emerging entrepreneurs, and the most important investors, announced last year that its 2021 event would take place live in Half Moon Bay in the summer. In order to increase their chances of being able to gather in-person, Fortune has pushed out the conference to 30 November– 1 December 2021. It is scheduled to happen at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA. The organizers noted that they plan to cover “how leading technology companies have led the acceleration of digital transformation; the most important trends in tech, from artificial intelligence to the adoption of 5G to the ascension of cloud computing; and how the most important topics of the year affect tech, from social media and electoral safety to working from home and social justice.”
Together at Last: As remote work has become the norm over the past year, unified communications and digital transformation are now intertwined. The team behind DTX (Digital Transformation EXPO Europe.) and UCX (Unified Communications EXPO) are keenly aware of this, which is why they will be bringing the two conferences together for the first time in 2021. UC Expo, which had previously been held in May, covers the landscape of the multiple enterprise communications channels, such as voice, video, personal and team messaging, voicemail, and content sharing used by businesses across its stakeholder touchpoints. Moving forward, this conference will be part of DTX in the fall. The 2021 conferences will happen in London on 6 – 7 October.
Speaking Opportunity: The i4cp Next Practices Now Conference is a peer-focused conference for HR professional designed to connect organizational culture, well-being, learning, and inclusion efforts to business impact. Scheduled to take place in Scottsdale, Az on 2 – 4 November, the conference will highlight how many organizations are in the process of making sweeping, positive changes despite the persisting pandemic, social unrest, and other crises. Most conference speakers come from the group’s existing member and thought leader network, but occasionally they select outside speakers. HR and learning executives from well-known and respected organizations, or authors of recent, well-known books may suggest their ideas via the online form by 26 February.
Lunchtime Learning: SaaStock conference provides SaaS companies with the info they need to gain traction, grow, and scale through a curated agenda of intensive content and networking opportunities. In order to engage this community and continue conversations started at the event, they offer A Pint of Guinness. (Alas its only lunchtime, this is the name of the Video series!) A Pint of Guinness brings together “the industry’s most prolific players – the unicorns, decacorns & rockstar accelerators” to reveal personal and professional anecdotes. These trailblazers are interviewed by Stephen Cummins, AppSelekt CEO and 14 Minutes of SaaS podcaster.
Coming Up Next Week: HR Exchange’s Digital Transformation HR Exchange will run 10 February and focus on shifts in the way HR functions, using data to guide everything from payroll, learning & development, and hiring. At Digital Entertainment World/DEW (8-12 February), attendees can expect to hear from major entertainment brands for trends and updates spanning streaming, games, music, rightstech, advertising, podcasts, and connected entertainment. Kidscreen Summit – one of the biggest events in the kids entertainment industry space – kicks off 8 February and runs through the first week of March, with programming and master classes held throughout the month. And at MIT Technology Review Future Compute (10-11 February) technology decision-makers across all industries gather to learn about cloud, quantum, and high-performance computing from the experts.