Security Conference Gets COVID-Secure: Infosecurity Europe 2021, rescheduled from 8 – 10 June, has been moved again to 13-15 July, when the event organizers hope to gather attendees at Olympia London. The event was postponed from its original June dates following the announcement of the UK government’s roadmap out of lockdown. According to the statement by Reed Exhibitions, “The safety and health of visitors, exhibitors, speakers and staff continues to be our first priority and we will be taking all the appropriate steps and measures to ensure that Infosecurity Europe 2021 is COVID-secure.” In the meantime, they want to ensure we keep the conversation going within their community and will be providing a programme of virtual content on 8-10 June.

New & Improved! Startup Alley: TechCruch announced that they would be “shaking things up a bit” at this year’s Disrupt (21-23 September) to help exhibiting founders make the most of the virtual Startup Alley. What does this mean? According to the event organizers: Every Startup Alley founder gets a guaranteed spot to deliver a 60-second elevator pitch to the Disrupt audience. Every startup category will have an hour-long crawl in the agenda, where they team will interview a select number of founders from that category on the Disrupt stage. Two Startup Alley exhibitors — chosen by the TechCrunch Editorial team — will compete in this year’s Startup Battlefield competition for a shot at the $100,000 (equity-free) cash. And as a bonus – Up to 50 companies will make the final cut to participate in Startup Alley+. These founders receive, at no additional cost, a curated experience to set them up for additional opportunities, learnings, exposure and success before Disrupt even starts. Read more and apply here.

Submission Opportunity: Under the tagline “Create Health’s Future,” HLTH has been breaking down siloes between provider, payer, employer, pharma, government, and startup organizations since 2018. HLTH 2021 is set to run 17-21 October in Boston and aims to feature 250 speakers as part of panels, case studies, and point-counterpoint discussions across the five-day program. Themes include Care Models 2.021, Scaling Up Supply Chain, Virtual Care Boom or Bust, and the Health Data Rush. While speaker suggestions are accepted on a rolling basis, the organizers do expect to fill the agenda by mid-summer – so act soon if you want to speak in Boston this fall.

Lunchtime Learning: Horasis is an independent, international think tank, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It was founded in 2005, by Frank-Jürgen Richter, who is the former director of the World Economic Forum. The idea behind Horasis is to provide a platform for knowledge-sharing around innovation and sustainability between developed countries and emerging markets. The group hosted its first Extraordinary Virtual Meeting focused on the United States of America in March. Check out the sessions focused on the economy, politics, climate change, leadership and more.  

Coming Up Next Week: For the third consecutive year, Forbes Blockchain 50 provides an overview of major global companies engaging in serious work with the technology first popularized by bitcoin with its Symposium: Crypto Goes Corporate. Senior leadership from PayPal, Visa, ING, and Fidelity will speak here (virtually) on 13 April. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives will host the spring edition of its CHIME CIO Forum from 13-15 April, focusing on three core themes: Views from Health Tech, Views from Big Tech, and a focus on the Health Provider Voice.  At Innov8ers SDG’s, Climate & Impact Innovation (13-15 April), attendees will explore “the why, what & how of impact innovation” and hear from brands like IKEA, Disney, BP, and Hyundai. Bloomberg Disruption: The New Economic Driver – a virtual event held 14 April – explores why returning global economies to healthy growth will depend largely on businesses’ ability to proactively adapt to the current disrupted reality. And finally, Halcyon Group’s Women in Leadership Summit runs 15-16 April and covers topics like Making Social Media Work for YOU, embracing positive conflict, and the future of work.