New I.D.E.A.S: At the inaugural Investing in Digital Enterprises and Assets Summit (I.D.E.A.S.), Coindesk’s event team hopes to focus on future growth marketplaces across the digital economy by bringing together innovators in crypto, digital assets, computing, metaverse, and Web 3 with leaders in traditional finance who are looking invest in these technologies over the next 1-3 years. According to the site, I.D.E.A.S –  happening in NYC on 18-19 October – will attract an audience of portfolio, research, operations, compliance, and business development executives from Pension Funds, Endowments & Foundations, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices, Insurance Organizations, Fund of Funds, OCIOs, Investment Consultants, Crypto Native Executives, Crypto Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Leaders in blockchain, Leaders in Web 3, and Service Providers.

At Hack is Back: In 2021, the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming & Drones (SAFCSP) co-organized a new event in the Middle East in association with Black Hat called @Hack.  With more than 20,000 visitors over three days in Riyadh in November last year, the inaugural @Hack conference was self-described as “the largest cybersecurity event in the world in 2021.” The success of @Hack inspired the group to rebrand the conference as Black Hat Middle East and Africa. They hope this gathering becomes a “heavyweight in cybersecurity events and infosec training.” They also note in the event brochures to “expect a bigger boost in opportunities across expert trainings, technical workshops and strategic business” in 2022 and beyond.

Speaking Opportunity: ITEXPO is one of the collocated events that comprise the TECHSUPERSHOW, covering “Digital Transformation in all of its forms: UC/UCaaS, Messaging, Collaboration, SD-WAN, Service Provider Solutions, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Contact Center/CX, Video Conferencing, Future of Work, blockchain, SASE and much more.”  The annual event for buyers of communications and technology solutions will move back into its regular (14 – 17) February timeframe after being held in June the past couple of years due to the pandemic. It will still be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. If you know someone who can address the latest technologies, regulatory updates, or trends in the IP Communications industry, suggest them as a speaker here, before the 9 September deadline.  

Lunchtime Learning: A couple of weeks ago, CNBC hosted their Small Business Playbook virtual summit to offer “insight and advice from top experts on how businesses can hedge against inflation, supply chain disruptions, labor challenges and more.​” While the interviews and talks were designed to help smaller businesses thrive in the current environment, there are also important lessons for larger organizations within the sessions. Discover how to hedge against inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions, hear from experts on how to keep a remote or hybrid workforce connected, and learn why straight-talk and authenticity are key to success in business and life. Watch sessions and find all coverage of the event here.

Coming Up Next Week: The annual Governance, Risk, and Control/GRC Conference, jointly presented by ISACA and The Institute of Internal Auditors/IIA, gets underway 22 August in Orlando. ISACA GRC’s goal in 2022 is to provide a more inclusive and supportive environment for governance, risk, and control experts of all experience levels. At MediaPost’s Data & Programmatic Insider Summit (24-27 August; Lake Tahoe), media buyers and planners gather to explore new technologies and strategies for providing more personalized, relevant digital experiences – as well as enjoy Lake Tahoe’s unique extracurricular offerings. On 25 August, the Wall Street Journal will hold another CIO Exchange, an off-the-record, virtual gathering of WSJ’s CIO Network. Finally, the next edition of the Human Capital Institute/HCI’s online event series will run 24 August and focus on “Coaching HR Managers to Connect with Feedback.”