Toe-to-toe with Low-Code/No-Code: Following a successful flagship event in July, VentureBeat has announced their Transform CXO Summit series. The first edition in the series will be held online 13 October and explores the rise of citizen developers and bringing non-traditional employees into the IT process with cross-functional collaboration. Known as “low-code/no-code” this revolution promises to forever change the dynamics of how enterprises approach software development – and may even accelerate it. Attendees of this inaugural event will be technical decision-makers who aim to gain knowledge about transformative technology and purchase solutions for their business.

On the Right Track?: AI Summit’s US events will return to in-person gatherings in Santa Clara (Silicon Valley Summit) on 3 – 4 November and New York on 8 – 9 December. This year, the event will have three new headline tracks based on topics of interest to the overall conference attendance. These will include Innovation Acceleration, POC to Production, and Selling Intelligence. Also featured will be the new Digital Media & Streaming vertical market track, the Intelligent Hardware & Accelerators track, and the Intelligent Edge track. More information will be available here within the coming month.

Speaking Opportunity: CONNECTIONS Summit at CES is an annual event hosted by research firm Parks Associates which focuses on “the rapid deployment of connected products for consumers including the new business models, technologies, partnerships, trends and key issues impacting the changing landscape of the connected home.” This year’s summit falls on 5 January. Topics on next year’s agenda include: Self and Pro-install in the Connected Home; New Smart Home Use Cases; Home Services: Driving Incremental Revenues; MDUs and PropTech: Deploying Smart Home Tech; Smart Home Platforms: Interoperability and Partnerships; and Health at Home: Meeting Needs of Consumers.  If you have a speaker suggestion that aligns with these themes, submit before 30 September via their online form

Lunchtime Learning: WIRED events aim to introduce attendees to the most compelling innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs “who are changing the status quo” and challenge them “to think like a disruptor and empower them in future-proofing their businesses.”  Now you can watch their ‘best of’ playlist from conferences that happened during the pandemic. Hear Queen Guitarist and Astrophysicist Brian May talk Cosmic Clouds and The Future of 3D. Watch Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR or Discover How Google’s DeepMind is Using AI to Tackle Climate Change.

Coming Up Next Week: ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit (9-11 August; San Diego & online) connects leading minds who are taking on society’s greatest challenge: Ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future through education. At HIMSS, healthcare professionals and CIOs have been meeting for almost 60 years to examine healthcare IT. The 2021 hybrid program will run 9-13 August in Las Vegas and online, with vaccines required for in-person participation. The Association for Computer Machinery will hold its annual SIGGRAPH conference and expo 9-13 August as an online event. SIGGRAPH is the self-described as the “premier conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques worldwide.” More than 1,000 governance, risk, and control professionals will attend ISACA’s GRC Conference when it gets underway as a hybrid event on 9 August. ISACA will look to local officials in Denver for up-to-date guidance to advise its in-person delegates. Finally, AMA’s fully online Nonprofit and Cause Marketing Virtual Conference will run 10-12 August. This event attracts American Marketing Association members and other marketing professionals in the not-for-profit space.