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Last year, we felt honoured to have attended so many incredible tech events. From the amazing guest speakers to workshops, from tech training to exhibitors, every event we attended had a multitude of factors that made them stand out. As a result, we feel very excited about the tech events of 2019!
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit - London, UK , 4th - 6th March
The Garner Data & Analytics Summit might not be the flashiest. It might not be the most extravagant. However, it is certainly a heavy-weight in enterprise tech. Why? It provides incredible thought-leading sessions on everything in tech. This is the path for tech self-improvement.
Whether you want to build and execute a world-class data and analytics strategy, make analytics and insights part of the core of every employee, drive innovations through groundbreaking technology or anything else in tech, this is the event for you.
IP EXPO, Manchester - 3rd - 4th April
Now, we have been to IP EXPO multiple times before. Not only are there always some fantastic guest speakers that appear every year to do lectures but it is also filled with the who's who in tech. From IoT whiz-kids to Senior Consultants in AI to cybersecurity superstars, IP EXPO has it all!
There's a reason that IP EXPO is known as Europe's Number 1 Enterprise IT Event. This year, they have keynote speakers such as DUO's Advisory CISO, a Data Scientist from Microsoft as well as analysts such as Dr. Sue Black and Graham Cluley.
INDUSTRY Europe - Dublin, ROI , 15th - 17th April
Are you a software product manager? Are you in the process of building industry software? Then Industry Europe is certainly the event for you. With 400 attendees from over 30 countries, Industry is the ultimate event for software developers.
While some events often attempt to cover a lot of ground and focus more on breadth than depth, Industry is an in-depth look at software development.
RSA Conference - San Francisco, CA , 4th - 8th March
I will immediately start this off by stating that 45,000 people come to RSA Conference. Why? Because this is the tech event of the future. With keynote speakers such as the Co-Founder of CrowdStrike, the principal director of Ebay and even the CSO of Adobe, this is the the place to be for tips on cybersecurity and tech.
Furthermore, this event is choc-o-block with seminars, tutorials and guidance on cloud computing and cybersecurity!
Alteryx Inspire - Nashville, TN , 10th - 14th June
Last year, I went to Alteryx Inspire's London event. I was immediately greeted by gourmet food, great coffee, professional photographers and a ballroom.
I was then told that the London Inspire wasn't their main event.
Alteryx Inspire's Nashville event is the Glastonbury of enterprise tech. Bands, DJs, a full-size rock venue, and that's just the start of it! This year, Inspire is including two full days of training with certification opportunities. Furthermore, this event provides amazing networking opportunities.
Silicon Slopes Summit - Salt Lake City, UT , 31st January - 1st February
More than meets the eye, the Silicon Slopes Summit is certainly the place to be for anyone involved in tech. With 20,000 attendees, this is a colossal event. Not only is it filled with C-Suite Experts and decision makers but the key-speakers are world class.
The Silicon Slopes Summit has key speakers such as the rather incredible CEO of Pinterest, the SVP of Walmart and even the founder of Adobe! Furthermore, there is a StartUp competition with a prize of $250,000.
DistribuTECH, New Orleans , 5th - 7th January
When we think of tech events, we usually imagine some guest speakers, some exhibitors, some networking and then maybe a goodie bag. Throw away that idea. Prepare for DistribuTECH. An 11 track summit, a student/startup ecosystem, an exhibit of 500+ companies and amazing knowledge hubs.
Want to learn about emerging technologies? They even have a track for that! And it's hosted by the Senior Managing Director, Black & Veatch Management Consulting LLC!
Women of Silicon Roundabout - London, UK , 25th - 26th January
For those who care about diversity in the tech industry, Women of Silicon Roundabout is the tech event for you. Focusing on big data and analytics, AI, cloud, blockchain and many more, Women of Silicon Roundabout is a rather important event.
Focusing on all kinds of issues such as sexism, ageism and pay gaps, Women of Silicon Roundabout is a must-see for anyone looking to bring enterprise tech into the modern age.
DIGITExpo - Edinburgh, UK , Data TBA.
For all of the tech fans in Scotland, we have some good news for you. DIGITExpo is coming back this year with some amazing guest speakers and exhibits. Last year, they had the Head of Engineering at Twitter, the Director of Strategy & Operations at Google and even the Principal Data Scientist of McLaren!
CIO UK Summit - London, UK , 17th October
CDM Media presents the CIO UK Summit on 17th October. Never heard of it? That's because it's exclusive to C-Suite executives, analysts and solution providers. A solid 14 hours of networking, pitching and incredible debates and discussions.