Big Data in The Big Apple: RX (Reed Exhibitions) recently announced that it would expand on the success of its leading data conference in the UK, Big Data LDN by creating a new B2B event coming to the U.S. in April 2024. Called Data Universe, the conference will bring “businesses and professionals representing the entire data universe – analytics, MLAI, strategy, operations, governance and more” to New York City’s Javitz Center. Similar to its sister event, Big Data LDN, theaters representing each of the data communities “will offer two days of keynotes, panel discussions, presentations and case studies delivering actionable insights to thousands of attendees each day.”
Goodbye to the Code Brand: Earlier this month, Vox officially announced what many likely expected after Kara Swisher’s last year hosting Code Conference in 2022: They have retired the Recode branding but will continue its mission to explore how technology is changing the world and how it’s changing us under the Vox banner. Technology Editor Adam Clark Estes explains, “Over time, we’ve heard some feedback from readers who found Vox’s sub-brands confusing — the exact opposite of what Vox strives for — so this change will help us more clearly communicate to our audience what Vox covers.” Longtime Code fans can expect both an increased focus on covering innovation and transformation at the conference, as well as continued podcasts hosted by Kara (On With… and PIVOT) and Peter Kafka, respectively.
Speaking Opportunity: GreenBiz Verge brings together thousands of decision makers to address the climate crisis across six programs: clean energy, sustainable transportation, carbon removal, regenerative food systems, net-zero buildings, and the startup ecosystem. They are now planning the agenda for the 2023 conference which will return to the San Jose Convention Center on 24-26 October. If you have a speaker/topic suggestion, fill out the nomination form before the 9 May deadline. And a few tips from GreenBiz to keep in mind: They are seeking content that is “fresh and convergent.” Also, one of their goals is to increase gender diversity and the total number of BIPOC speakers across the entire event.
Lunchtime Learning: In 2022, The Atlantic convened its inaugural Progress Summit to “highlight the most exciting ideas in science and technology—including creative AI, new mRNA vaccines, and machines that suck carbon from the sky—and to discuss how we can bend the future of technology toward abundance rather than annihilation.” Find out how we can invent our way to a better world as you listen to Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on Supercharging Science; Open AI researcher Mark Chen and Metaverse Creator Don Allen Stevenson III share How Artificial Intelligence Can Revolutionize Art and Creativity; and Zillow CEO Rich Barton on the Future of (Remote) Work & Cloud Headquartering. All sessions may be seen here.
Coming Up Next Week: At Becker’s Healthcare Annual Meeting (3-6; Chicago), hospital and health system executives meet for peer-level discussions around topics impacting healthcare, like consumerism, the nursing workforce, value-based care, telehealth, physician burnout, payers, health equity, and pharmacy costs. On 2 April, the International Association of Privacy Professionals/IAPP Global Privacy Summit gets underway in Washington, DC. Self-described as the “world’s premier privacy and data protection conference” focusing on international topics, policy and strategy, Global Privacy Summit 2023 offers pre-conference training and active learning before the full conference kicks off 4 April. The Economist Impact Data Dividend series continues, this time in Boston on 4 April for roughly 50 data executives to join together and establish the strategy, culture, and skills needed to foster a data-driven enterprise and cultivate new ways of thinking and working. National School Boards Association/NSBA Annual Conference runs 1-3 April in Orlando, offering one of the few—if not the only—places where school board members from around the country can receive the training necessary to address the instructional needs of students and to improve the efficiency of district operations. And finally, the Acceleration Economy Digital CIO Summit is scheduled for 4-6 April as an online event to help CIOs modernize their businesses to accelerate business outcomes.