With large gatherings on hold for the rest of the year, many tech conference event organisers have taken the decision to go virtual. Accompanying this virtual trend is a rise in webinars, online panels and podcasts and these are often available at lower sign up fees or even free of charge.
People are more receptive to online experiences than ever before, making this a good opportunity for businesses to explore different ways of communicating with potential clients and stakeholders. These virtual tech events also is also make it possible to reach a much wider audience who, under normal circumstances, would not have been able to attend a physical conference or training workshop due to due travel and financial limitations. While we know the experiences for attendees will be different (we will miss the name badges, snack table and networking drinks), there is still much to gain from these online events.
We’ve rounded up some of the top industry events to look out for over the next two months.
Spark AI Summit
When: 22-26 June, 3PM-10PM GMT +2
Who should attend: Developers, data analysts, data scientists, business executives
The now virtual Spark AI Summit spans an extended five days, with over two hundred information sessions and four times the training scheduled. The conference will showcase the tools, best practices and case studies from those at the forefront of the machine learning industry. Experience big data and AI from visionaries in the industry, with keynotes from experts at Microsoft, Databricks, Facebook, Google and more. Event registration is free though there is a paid VIP option for those interested in the private training and certification available.
Find out more: https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america-2020
Nebula Webinar- Cloud Expense Management: Best Practices
When: 23 June, 3PM-4PM GMT +2
Who should attend: IT executives, finance executives, CIO, CTO
Event summary: With the world gearing towards a new normal, more data needs to be stored, managed and analysed; all with the support of cloud. Cloud is quickly becoming recognised as one of the most powerful digital enablers of the time and once adopted, management of cloud expenditure is essential. This free, Microsoft hosted Webinar features insights from Nebula CTO, Andre Witte. He will be sharing best practices around how to best manage your your cloud spend and stay within budget. This event will focus on powerful insights into optimising your cloud environment to boosting efficiency and maximising ROI.
Find out more here: Nebula Cloud Expense Management Best Practices
When: 23-25 June, 4PM-11PM GMT +2
Who should attend: Anyone with a passion for tech, CTO, CIO, Marketers, Developers
Event summary: An annual event that brings in over 30000 attendees, the Collision Conference will be run virtually for its fifth year. Spanning three days, Collision Conference ‘from home’ offers 100 hours of content and the opportunity to connect with thousands of people. The event line up features representatives from brands like Facebook, Netflix, Spotify, Google and numerous other industry leading enterprises. Attendees can download the Collision App prior to the event, giving them access to key information, detailed schedules, as well as enabling them to connect with other people. The app also recommends what talks they should be tuning in to and has real time updates to enhance the entire experience. A virtual tech event worth attending.
Find out more: https://collisionconf.com/
Gartner Webinar- Strengthen your resilience with Digital Business
When: July 14, 3PM-4PM GMT +2
Who should attend: CEO, CIO, CTO, Individuals in IT and business development
Event summary: Large-scale digital transformation is on the horizon and this session captures the reality of this change while providing the steps necessary to launch digital organisational goals. This live webinar, produced by Gartner, covers discussions around shifting customer-facing activities to digital channels, developing a strategy to produce digital outputs and generating digital revenue, as well as building a business technology platform that is effective and efficient. Grab your virtual seat for free!
Find out more: Gartner Digital Business
Amalgam Insights – Technology Expense Management Expo
When: 14 July, 5PM- 11PM GMT +2
Who should attend: Individuals in IT, finance and procurement
Event Summary: This one-day virtual tech event is a free opportunity to learn, network and effect change within your IT department, enabling you to stay afloat through this time and into 2021. Unpacking management of remote workers, technology assets and, of course, cash flow, will provide the backbone of the event programme. Amalgam Insights will focus on managing IT, as well as offering guidelines for reducing IT spend in the new remote work world. The event will also touch on cutting costs in new spend areas, including cloud costs, SaaS applications and enterprise mobility.
Find out more: https://amalgaminsights.com/temexpo/