UCX in USA: After successfully hosting this Unified Communications and Collaboration event in Europe for several years, the team at Clarion Events is bringing UCX to the USA for the first time in 2023. UCX USA will cover the “latest technologies, trends, and unified communication models, as well as the rapid transformation of how we collaborate – all in a setting designed to foster critical relationships.” It will take place in Austin, TX from 13 – 14 September, gathering manufacturers, business leaders, startups, tech companies, investors, media, and analysts at The Fairmont Austin.

Axios’ BFD: Axios was held for the first time last October in NYC featuring speakers such as Cost Plus Drugs Co-Founder Mark Cuban, Lowercarbon Capital founder Chris Sacca, and ESPN and Sports Content Chairman James Pitaro. It was so successful, that the live event team has decided to host it annually on both the east and west coast. The first BFD in 2023 will be held on 10 May in San Francisco. The event is by-invitation-only but sessions will be streamed online and videos will be on Axios’ social channels after they air.

Speaking Opportunity: DeveloperWeek Management, which was established specifically for engineering managers, dev team leads, and technical executives (VP, Director, CTO, CXO), will be held on 9 – 10 May 2023 as a virtual conference. The event attracts more than 2,000+ attendees across 6+ tracks and includes a live 2-day Virtual Expo. The conference is seeking speakers to share insights on team management, best practices, and developer tools & technology decision-making. If you have a topic you would like to address, submit via their call for speakers form before the first round deadline of 17 February.

Lunchtime Learning: If you’re a political leader or head of business, you might have attended the World Economic Forum, held last week in Davos, Switzerland. And even if don’t hold one of those roles, you probably saw some of the headlines coming out of WEF last week. To hear what global movers and shakers anticipate for the macro economy, climate, and broader society in the months and years ahead, check out WEF’s official YouTube channel for panels and fireside chat recordings. Outside of the official WEF agenda, most major media outfits don’t just cover Davos, they hold their own meetings, dinners, and interviews in Switzerland that week. Once you’re done watching the official programme, check out video highlights and coverage by Axios, Bloomberg, Fortune, and Politico.

Coming Up Next Week: Gathering a leading collection of sustainability and environmental health and safety executives, professionals, thought leaders, and innovators, the 2023 North American Sustainability & Responsibility Summit gets underway 30 January at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin. Meanwhile in Barcelona, the IoT Solutions World Congress runs 31 January – 2 February and is geared toward business decision makers in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and energy, who are eager to hear outcome  and understand metrics of end-user companies and their adoption of IoT and related technologies. At CyberTech Tel Aviv (30 January – 1 February), experts from Intuit, the White House, Walmart, and the Israeli government will present commercial problem-solving strategies and solutions for global cyber threats. And lastly, TCEA – the largest nonprofit ed tech association in the U.S. – holds its annual conference & exposition in San Antonio, with a self-professed focus on “good teaching, good leading, and good learning with ed tech.”