Not Going to MARS: Amazon doesn’t plan to host its re:MARS conference again in 2023. re:MARS (Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space) was launched in 2019 to create discussion around these technologies among startups, academics, researchers and executives. Apparently, Amazon will incorporate the tech and topics it would normally cover on the re:MARS programme — machine learning, automation, robotics, and space — into the current lineup of AWS events.

Bienvenidos a Miami: BizClik Sustainability Live makes a big move when it’s held next 3-4 June. Held previously in NYC, Sustainability Live will take a ride down I-95 to Miami in 2024, covering issues such as net zero, climate change, and supply chain. And because who doesn’t want to extend their time in buzzing South Florida, the conference producing team at BizClik will take one day to reset and then hold their Procurement & Supply Chain Live the same week in Miami (6-7 June).

Speaking Opportunity: The 2024 IAPP Global Privacy Summit will be held from 3 – 4 April in Washington D.C. Self-described as “the world’s premier privacy and data protection conference,” the event focuses on international topics, policy and strategy and attracts thousands of privacy professionals from around the world. They are now accepting speaker proposals until 10 September via their online form. Some of the topics that resonate with this audience include International data transfers; Online advertising; Global legislative updates; Health care privacy; Privacy and security operations management; Artificial intelligence and machine learning; and Children’s privacy.

Lunchtime Learning: The Economist Business Innovation Summit tackles “the pressures affecting leaders at global companies” and how attendees can use their stories to overcome future challenges. At the 2023 event, more than 60 speakers shared how they are “building back smarter after inflation to survive and thrive through the cost of living crisis.” Hear from Arjan Toor Chief executive, Europe, International Health, Cigna Healthcare; Geoff McDonald co-founder of Minds@Work and former global vice-president human resources, Unilever; and Jennifer Moss, the Author of The Burnout Epidemic and Unlocking Happiness at Work on how to overcome the “great disconnection.”Listen to a panel on digital transformation with Eric Nicolas Chief operating officer, Firmenich; Nadine Thomson Global CTO, GroupM; Ikdeep Singh Global president, Mars Pet Nutrition; Chris Blatchford CIO, Kingfisher; Rahul Patel SVP and GM, connectivity, cloud & networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.; And learn how to reskill and upskill agile workforces from Christina Schelling SVP, chief talent & diversity officer, Verizon and Susan LaMonica CHRO, Citizens Financial Group.

Coming Up Next Week: At eTail East – held 21-24 August in Boston – leaders in retail meet to collaborate and learn about what’s disrupting the ecommerce industry today. Also in Boston next week, Women Impact Tech Accelerate offers keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions on a variety of tech-related topics on 21 August. ISACA’s Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference gets underway 21 August in Las Vegas, celebrating 10 years of thought leadership in how to combat threats to data, critical systems, and business processes. Another event target for many cybersecurity experts, Crypto (19-24 August; Santa Barbara) is one of the largest academic conferences in cryptography and cryptanalysis. The Online News Association holds its Annual Conference 23-26 August in Philadelphia. ONA Annual Conference is designed for journalists from news outlets around the globe, as well as news innovators, entrepreneurs, academia, and students. Finally, Connect Marketplace convenes meetings and events professionals for three days of sessions and networking 22-24 August in Minneapolis.