Beaches & Bitcoin: SALT (SkyBridge Alternatives) Conference, the global thought leadership and networking forum encompassing finance, technology and geopolitics, has teamed up with cryptocurrency exchange FTX to host Crypto Bahamas. This conference will take place next month (26-29 April) and will showcase collaboration among leaders in the crypto and traditional finance industry. According to the conference organizers, “The event will feature four days of discussion and unique experiences in The Bahamas,” covering Bitcoin, DeFi, NFTs, regulation, web3, gaming and more. Attendance is by-invitation-only so all participants must apply to attend.
Investing in Security: Private equity firm Crosspoint Capital Partners announced last week that they acquired a significant interest in the RSA Conference, making it a standalone, independent business. (Existing RSA Security sponsors Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Symphony Technology Group, will also invest in this new company.) RSA Conference, which will be held in San Francisco from 6 – 9 June, has become the go-to event for the cybersecurity community. According to last week’s announcement, “The investment from Crosspoint Capital, Clearlake and STG will further enhance the knowledge sharing, networking, experience, and value to the RSA Conference community.”
Speaking Opportunity: The Women|Future Conference was envisioned as a program to elevate, educate, and empower professional women around the world. In 2022, the conference will run 8-10 November as a virtual event focused on topics such as entrepreneurship, marketing, personal development, the future of work, technology, and workplace diversity. To suggest a speaker for the agenda, submit now through 13 May. Before you draft any topics abstracts, be sure to review the details track descriptions here and submit through the specific form designated for your track. Once your proposal is complete, you can sit back and relax until July, when speaker notifications will go out to those invited presenters.
Lunchtime Learning: In January, Protocol hosted an online event on tech regulation. The event considered “what lawmakers really hope to achieve, how tech companies are already responding to the threat and what a realistic version of tech regulation might actually look like a few years from now.” Watch the conversations which were focused on current laws, behaviors and business models, and antitrust legislation. Hear from speakers such as Adam Kovacevich, Founder & CEO, Chamber of Progress; Julie Brill Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate Vice President for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs at Microsoft; Linda Moore President and CEO of TechNet; Justin Brookman Director of Privacy and Technology Policy at Consumer Reports; Samir Jain Director of Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology and Massachusetts Congresswoman Rep. Lori Trahan.
Coming Up Next Week: At ShopTalk (27-30 March; Las Vegas), more than 10,000 retail and brand executives will meet for the latest on new technologies, marketing tactics, supply chain talk, and leadership strategy. At Economist’s second annual Innovation@Work, the theme will be “Reimagining leadership, collaboration and productivity” in the age of digital transformation. Innovation@Work gets underway 28 March and offers programming options to attend virtually on in-person at etc.venues St. Paul’s in London. MIT Technology Review will hold its annual EmTech Digital as an in-person experience in Cambridge, MA as well as online, 29-30 March. Designed to be an accessible forum on the commercialization of AI technologies, EmTech Digital will feature speakers responsible for Google Brain, Alexa, IBM Watson, and other senior AI experts. At Techonomy Climate – a one-off summit held 29 March in Mountain View and convened with the Environmental Defense Fund – climate experts, industry giants, entrepreneurs, investors, and other leaders will gather to discuss the ways tech can act on the climate crisis. Finally, Digital Summit Deep Dive Into Email is held 31 March, offering its virtual delegates half a dozen or so master classes and case studies on the latest tactics and tools in email marketing.