In our hectic online world, we often forget the value of face-to-face meetings and events. Being active in the IT industry and attending key conferences can bring many benefits and networking opportunities.
We have compiled our list of the best IT conferences to put on your calendar. These conferences will keep you up to date on the latest industry trends and provide a wonderful opportunity for networking.
Top IT Conferences
Grace Hopper | Oct. 4–6 in Orlando, FL
Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.
GHC is the world’s largest technical conference for women in computing. The conference was named one of the 50 best conferences to attend by The Daily Muse.
Each year, women technologists and the best minds in computing convene to highlight the contributions to the field by women. The Anita Borg Institute co-presents GHC with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
AGENDA 18, What’s Next in Digital | March 19–21, 2018 in Miami, FL
AGENDA is a business leadership conference focused on driving your business forward in changing times.
Unlike any other conference, AGENDA is immersive, interactive, and focused on giving you and your colleagues the practical tools to lead change in your organization. Today, it’s all about digital and new technologies that are disrupting companies, industries, and the world.
AGENDA is attended by an array of business and technology leaders—including C-level, VPs, and directors (from marketing, operations, finance, technology, innovation, etc.). In short, it’s where you’ll find those who lead innovation and change.
NextGen Cloud Conference | December 11–13 2017 in Los Angeles, CA
NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo is a three-day event showcasing products for analytics, IoT, security, mobility, advanced system architectures, and more in the computer hardware, software, IT, and technology industries.
IT Roadmap Conference and Expo | Complete List of Dates and Cities
IT Roadmap Conference & Expo—a one-day regional series—delivers an in-depth look at the digitization of the enterprise and IT stack, including topics such as mobility, infrastructure and network management, analytics, security, and more. The technology conference content evolves with the market, ensuring the event is focused on the most relevant tech trends. Leading industry analysts, experienced IT practitioners, and strategists join innovative technology solution providers to present solutions to help IT professionals build a roadmap for business innovation and growth.
The interactive expo floor gives attendees and sponsors the opportunity to network and make valuable connections. Sponsorship of IT Roadmap fosters relationships, provides highly qualified leads, and accelerates your sales pipeline.
CSO50 Conference & Awards | February 26–28 in Scottsdale, AZ
Sessions at the CSO50 Conference will explore how the business risk landscape is changing at breakneck speed, the ways enterprise technology rapidly advances and exposes new threats, and how the number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and other devices is growing exponentially. Attend and discover how you can proactively find and deploy new and innovative approaches to minimize threats and risk to your enterprise.
Winning projects and initiatives featured in our information-packed, TED-like format of 18-minute sessions cover topics such as:
- Access and Identity Management
- Critical Infrastructure
- Data Loss Prevention and Recovery
- IoT and Machine Learning
- Managing Third-Party Risk
- Minimizing Risk & Fraud
- Security Awareness and Training
CIO 100 Symposium | AUGUST 13–15, 2018 in Palos Verdes, CA
The CIO 100 Symposium is CIO’s most powerful gathering of CIOs and senior IT and business executives. Leadership, innovation, and business strategy top our agenda as we examine the latest opportunities and challenges in our fast-changing world.
Gain a new business edge and fresh perspective from peers across the nation. You’ll leave inspired by innovation, excellence, and confidence to pursue a dynamic year ahead.
Experience three days dedicated to:
- Industry Thought-Leader Sessions
- CIO Panel Discussions
- Interactive Sessions
- Sponsor Showcase
Plus, networking opportunities with your Fortune 1000 colleagues from across the nation.
SecurIT | June 21, 2017 in McClean, VA
No issue today is more universal than security and risk. On June 21, IDG—the world’s largest media, data, and marketing services company and parent company of the CIO and CSO media brands—will launch IDG Security Day. A first for the IT security industry, this truly global program will “follow the sun” by staging nine events in nine countries across three continents in a single day.
The US program is “SecurIT: Where CIOs and CSOs Come To Manage Risk.” Through IT and security executive keynotes, along with content from leading security product and service providers, this one-day conference will provide a holistic view of the conversations that need to happen around risk today. Do you have the right mix of defenses? Are you spending the right amount on compliance vs. third-party concerns vs. employee awareness training? As your business transforms in the digital age, how do you ensure your culture assumes a security mindset?
Discuss these issues and more with peers and our roster of CIO and CISO speakers with best practices and insights to share.
Put one of these not-to-be-missed events on your calendar to be informed, inspired, and to meet new connections!