Reuters Transforms Supply Chain Event: Reuters has rebranded their Transform Supply Chains conference after 18 years. The event will hereafter be called Net Zero USA and will happen on 2 – 3 October in NYC. The name and brand update were meant to broaden the focus and include more topics on decarbonization solutions. The agenda will aim to “provide strategies to decarbonize operations and value chain, while continuing to deliver growth” to the 250+ business leaders in attendance.

AI Gets Tribal: The team behind the Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) has launched a new event called AI Tribes: Mind and Machines at Work, which will be held on 9 November at the Odeon Point Square in Dublin. This “first-of-its-kind AI Mini-Summit” will capitalize on the AI chatter but be focused on having “T-shirts, not suits” in the room. In other words, the audience will be for the architects, developers and engineers that work actively working in this space. Some of the topics AI Tribes plans to include: Artificial General Intelligence (AGI); AI Ethics + Bias; Leading AI Startups; AutoML; AI & The Future of Work; Neural Networking & Deep Learning; Data Science & AI; AI in Healthcare + Bioinformatics; ChatGPT 5; Machine Learning; Emotion AI; AI in Autonomous Vehicles; AI in Finance; AI in Manufacturing; AI in Education; Open Source Projects; Robotics & AI; Deepfakes and Identity Theft; AI for Cyber Security; AI in Space Exploration; Conversational AI; and Quantum Machine Learning.

Speaking Opportunity: Spring CUE 2024, held at the Palm Springs Convention Center from 21- 23 March 2024, is dedicated to celebrating teachers who have given so much through what has been the most challenging time of our careers. They have just opened their call for speakers with a 2 October 2023 deadline. As you develop your proposal, the conference asks that “you consider how your session will support an equitable, student-centered learning environment that promotes expression and contribution from marginalized voices. And, they ask that you consider how you will support your fellow educators in a synchronous way, sharing your ideas both in-person and virtually.” In order to guide potential speakers through the process, the conference also offers very thorough CFP guidelines.

Lunchtime Learning:  The Aspen Security Forum (ASF) is “a nonpartisan public venue for domestic and global leaders to discuss the key national security and foreign policy issues of the day.” The 14th annual Aspen edition (they also host one in Washington D.C.) just wrapped last month. While the event only invites a curated group of leaders and a “carefully selected cohort of journalists and media outlets,” they do offer recordings of their sessions. Hear a fireside chat between General James H. Dickinson Commander, U.S. Space Command and David Ignatius of the Washington Post; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States to the United Nations in conversation with Andrea Mitchell, Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; and robust panels on topics such as Cross-Sector Collaboration to Combat Financial Crime and, of course, The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence.

Coming Up Next Week: The CIO 100 Symposium – held this 14-16 August in Rancho Palos Verdes – celebrates one-hundred organizations that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value. Under the theme “Destination: Excellence,” the 2023 symposium will explore leadership and innovation in generative AI, automation, quantum, and other technologies. Produced by the team that brings you Developer Week, World Festival is a global event supporting worldwide technology innovation. World Festival runs in-person 15-16 August in San Mateo and offers an online participation option the following week. At the online Parks Associates Smart Energy Summit (17 August), attendees from across energy utilities, home automation, telco service providers, and builders/installers come together to explore the evolution of the consumer energy markets. Lastly, Digital Summit Minneapolis spans 16-17 August, offering marketing professionals in this twin city sessions on topics like branding, lead gen, UX, and data/analytics.