Growing Strong: Bloomberg Live is also hosting a new event in Q4. The Bloomberg Growth Summit will take place on 3 November in New York and online. The agenda will cover “essential elements for creating a great customer-focused business” focused around four main themes: Anticipation (identifying needs and concerns before they occur), Custom Service (providing nimble, empathetic, and solutions-oriented service), Communications (demonstrating brand value at every touchpoint), and Technology (to solve the most pressing customer-centric problems).

E3 Returns with Changes: It’s been three years since E3 held an in-person event, and a lot else will be new when the famous gaming expo runs 13-16 June 2023 in Los Angeles. The Entertainment Software Association/ESA will partner with ReedPOP, which also organizes regional gaming and comic expos like PAX. In 2023 they are moving away from the blended format of recent years and will focus on distinct components breaking apart the business and consumer sides of the industry. The first three days will be dubbed E3 Business Days and will concentrate on industry professionals and gaming media. E3 Business Days will have one day overlap with E3 Gamer Days (15-16 June) offering consumers the chance to get “hands-on with the future of gaming and connect with developers, content creators, media personalities, and more.” The Business and Gamer Days will be held in distinct areas of the venue.

Speaking Opportunity: Women Transforming Technology (WT2) is a consortium of companies and organizations in industry, academia, and non-profit sectors committed to building a community and tackling issues that are top of mind for women in technology. With a mission to inspire, support, and connect women in all areas and levels of technology in Silicon Valley and beyond, WT2 is accepting speaker suggestions until 11 November. Who does WT2 want to see submit for a session in 2023? Individual speakers and panels from diverse backgrounds and organizations are welcome, as are presenters of workshops. With a theme “The Great Reimagination,” proposed topics should examine new technologies creating significant positive impact, the ways we are overcoming challenges, and highlight role models and changemakers who embody the theme.

Lunchtime Learning: Forbes Data, Culture & Technology:  Why the Digital Economy Needs a New Playbook happened on 14 April and is still relevant in October. Forbes gathered four “leading business minds at the forefront of data science and organizational management” to discuss the relationship between data, technology and culture today. The virtual panel considered “how the relationship between these forces is evolving amid the pandemic, the Great Resignation, hybrid work and an increasingly data-driven business landscape.” Hear speakers from Verizon, EXL, Prudential Financial and Optum Life Sciences here.

Coming Up Next Week: The Out & Equal Workplace Summit (17-20 October; Las Vegas) is the largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world, with more than 5,000 executives, ERG leaders and members, and HR and DEI professionals and experts attending, all working for LGBTQ+ equality. At the Sustainable Brand/SB Conference, attendees will join from 17-20 October to share best practices for delivering growth for brands, consumers, the planet, and society as a whole. SB22 will be held at the Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, CA. TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco gets underway 18 October, promising collaboration between the global startup community and press coverage by outfits like Bloomberg, CNBC, FT, WSJ, and BuzzFeed. GovWare Conference is held 18-20 October in Singapore and with online components, uniting policy makers and tech experts in a quest to fortify the cybersecurity ecosystem in the post-COVID era. At the Reuters Total Health – runs 20-21 October at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago – attendees will examine who to build a resilient health system through innovation. And at the virtual Financial Times Future of Work: Rethinking the Digital Workplace (19 October), expect people leaders from companies like Citrix, LEGO, GM, Novartis, and Unilever to share how they are preparing for a new wave of innovation at work.