Regional Reign: The Team behind Digital Transformation Expo (DTX) has launched  Manchester Tech Week (25-29 April, 2022) as an umbrella brand that will include DTX Manchester, Unified Communications Expo (UCX), Connected North and several partner events. According to the official announcement, Manchester Tech Week will be “the North’s biggest digital transformation event focused on how to improve connectivity and implement cutting edge enterprise technologies.” In addition to the conference programming, Manchester Central will host “the biggest tech exhibition that the region has ever seen!”

Techstrong Roadtrip: Techstrong Group is an omniversal media company covering IT industries and practices that are re-shaping the world of technology -specifically focused on the DevOps, cloud-native, cybersecurity and digital transformation communities. The group has announced that in 2022 they will be bringing Techstrong Roadshows  to several cities around the country. This series of comprehensive, hands-on, in-person events will be visiting Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa and Seattle. More on the roadshows and all upcoming events may be found here.

No RSA APJ: RSAC APJ will not take place this year. The conference organizers noted that their top priority continues to be the health and safety of our attendees and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic creates too much uncertainty in the region. They are still planning to host their flagship RSA San Francisco conference from 6 – 9 June 2022.    

Speaking Opportunity: Founded in 1979,Seramount may be best known today for its flagship multi-industry and cross-cultural workplace event focused on the needs of employees who are also caregivers and parents, WorkBeyond Summit – which runs 25 October as a hybrid event in New York and online. But they also produce three other events that are returning in 2022: EmERGe Leadership Summit (24-25 May; online); Multicultural Women’s National Conference (9-10 August; New York & online); and EmERGe Leadership Summit: 21-22 September; online). Now through 18 February, Seramount is accepting speaker proposals for all four programs. Have a strategy to share on retaining and building an inclusive environment for all talent? Be sure to review the Call for Speakers for specific topics and audiences for each respective event.

Lunchtime Learning: GreenBiz is a leading media and events company at the intersection of business, sustainability, and innovation. Their VERGE conference brings together thousands of professionals from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors and startups who are “advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis.” While they have already announced dates for the 2022 conference, which will be on 25 – 27 October in San Jose, you can catch some of the virtual speakers and sessions anytime on their YouTube channel. Discover biomass’s role in the energy transition, current trends and paths to a decarbonized energy future, opportunities and challenges around building a high-speed EV charging network, and the latest tech trends in sustainable buildings.

Coming Up Next Week: Harvard Business School’s 31st Annual Women in Business Conference will be held 12 February. Boasting the theme “Building a Successful Life,” this year’s virtual Women in Business Conference is free to attend but tickets are limited. From 15-18 February, Innov8ers will run a program on Startup Collaboration & Ecosystem Engagement virtually, focused on how to innovate within ecosystems and the state of corporate-startup collaboration in 2022. National Association of Software and Service Companies – better known as NASSCOM – holds its annual Technology and Leadership Forum 16-18 February for global business leaders with a focus on APAC. Delegates at REWORK Deep Learning Summit (17-18 February; San Francisco) discover what the future holds for deep learning, bridging the gap between the latest technological research advancements and real world applications in business and society. Finally, AdExchanger Industry Preview runs 22 February in New York, offering an intimate setting for senior executives in the data-driven digital media and marketing technology ecosystem to meet, learn, and make deals.