Big, Big, Energy: WIRED and Octopus Energy are hosting a one-day forum on 14 September in London to discuss how we make the switch to using net-zero energy in less than a decade. Energy Tech Summit will join together global leaders and thinkers from energy and technology. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to National Energy Action, a charity working to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It’s Electric! In response to the evolution taking place in automotive, AutoTech: Electrification is progressing too. This year, the event formerly known as FOCUS: Electrification, will include content on both light and medium to heavy duty vehicles. The conference plans to assess all the ways in which the industry “must prepare for the electric future, from vehicle design and manufacturing through to infrastructure developments, battery & hydrogen advancements, business models and more.” AutoTech: Electrification will be held from 17-18 October 2023 in Detroit.

Speaking Opportunity: CES® is self described as the most influential tech event in the world. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector. This is where the world’s biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Regular readers of this newsletter will have seen our interview with content specialist Melissa Clubb last week and our note that the Call for Speakers is now open. If you do have a speaker/topic to suggest, be sure to do so before the 11 August deadline and follow the tips offered on their website.

Lunchtime Learning: Dublin Tech Summit wrapped last month and already has dates set (29-30 May) for 2024. But if you missed out on this year’s event – which brought together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to discuss the future of global trends and technologies while helping startups understand how to scale effectively – fear not, because session videos from that program are available to view on demand. Whether a talk on embracing AI, or panel on women driving tech, or a fireside chat on scaling for success strikes your fancy, DTS has three tracks’ worth of compelling presentations ready to stream.

Coming Up Next Week: Gartner holds the next edition in its Data & Analytics Summit series “down under,” from 31 July – 1 August in Sydney. First held in 2018, this year’s virtual Women Future Conference will run 1-2 August. Women Future Conference is hosted by the Stevie® Awards and targets founders/entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as women starting a career transition. CompTIA’s ChannelCon gets underway 1 August in Las Vegas, offering its attendees “vendor-neutral collaboration, learning and partnership, stimulating the innovative ideas and actionable advice to help grow and protect businesses around the world.” CTO Forum: Rethink Generative AI runs 2-3 August as part of the group’s Rethink Digital Six Series of events, exploring the emerging technologies that are accelerating – what else? – generative Al. Finally, at the co-located CXFS/NGCX programs (31 July – 1 August; Boston), leaders responsible for the customer experience at organizations in financial services can attend the CXFS agenda, while cross-industry executives will choose the NGCX sessions.