In this post, we’ll look at some of the best digital, IT, and CIO conferences to check out in 2021.
The right conference, symposium, or event can open up new opportunities for networking and business.
They can also be an excellent source of cutting-edge insights from leaders in the field.
In 2020, a few conferences were canceled, while others were held online. In 2021, many conferences will be moved online, while others will be held in person with proper safety precautions.
Below, we’ll look at a list of conferences that can benefit CIOs, CISOs, and other IT leaders.
Digital Tech, IT, and CIO Conferences: 2021 Edition
Here are a few of the top conferences to look into this year:
ERTL-YANG. ERTL-YANG conferences cover topics that include the future of the digital enterprise, business transformation, digital strategy, and more. They are hosted in cities throughout Europe, including Stockholm, Paris, Munich, and Frankfurt.
CDM Media Summits. CDM Media’s conferences are virtual events held largely for CIOs and CISOs in the United States, Canada, and Europe. These events cover industry-specific topics of interest to IT leaders, and they also provide an excellent opportunity for networking and relationship-building.
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum. The Gartner CIO Leadership Forum gives CIOs the opportunity to network with other IT leaders and learn valuable business skills. Attendees will gain actionable, valuable insights into best practices, learn how to balance people, processes, and technology, and understand how to gain more influence with other senior business leaders.
The North American Digital Transformation Conference. The North American Digital Transformation Conference is an online conference that includes keynote presentations, Q&A sessions, virtual networking opportunities, and more. This conference focuses on digital innovation in the enterprise and is ideal for any forward-thinking IT leader.
CIO 100 Virtual Symposium and Awards. IDG’s Virtual Symposium hosts some of the world’s leading CIOs and thought leaders. This event includes keynote speeches, breakout sessions, roundtables, workshops, and more. In 2020, topics included innovation in the enterprise, recruitment best practices, and more.
Gartner IT Symposium Xpo. Gartner’s IT Symposium collects CIOs and other IT leaders online over a period of four days to explore digital disruption, cybersecurity, digital resilience, agility, and more. Gartner offers some of the most cutting-edge insights for CIOs, so their conferences and events can prove very valuable.
Deep Learning 2.0 Virtual Summit. The Deep Learning 2.0 Summit, as the name suggests, focuses specifically on deep learning. The topics include both technical topics as well as business topics, such as how AI is impacting the enterprise.
WalkMe Realize. Realize is a digital adoption conference offered by WalkMe, the company that pioneered the digital adoption platform (DAP). In their 2020 conference, a virtual conference, they covered digital adoption best practices, digital transformation, the employee experience, and more.
MWC Barcelona. Mobile World Congress is an exhibition and conference geared towards the connectivity industry. The event hosts some of the world’s leading mobile technology companies, offering attendees an opportunity to network, learn more about mobile technology, and gain a glimpse into the future of connective tech.
CES. The Consumer Electronics Show is an excellent opportunity to learn more about up-and-coming consumer-oriented products and electronics. This show is ideal for CIOs and other IT leaders who work in the consumer electronics industry, as well as for anyone who wants to monitor the pulse of innovative consumer tech.
Adobe Summit. Adobe’s digital experience conference focuses on the user experience and the customer experience. Their conferences draw some of the biggest names in the industry, who deliver sessions, workshops, keynotes, and training on a variety of topics, including data, analytics, personalization, marketing automation, and more.
Microsoft Ignite. Microsoft Ignite is a virtual event that covers major industry trends and topics of interest to CIOs and IT leaders. A few examples include: digital resilience, the future of work, agile business processes, as well as best practices related to Microsoft products, such as Azure.
Algorithm Conference. The Algorithm Conference, unsurprisingly, focuses on algorithms. This 3-day conference includes workshops, presentations, and no pitches. It is ideal for any professional wants to stay current on best practices and algorithm trends in big data, AI, blockchain, and quantum computing.
Data Center World. Data Center World is designed for IT professionals working in the data industry. This conference focuses on technology such as cloud computing, edge computing, IoT, big data, and other data-driven technologies.
Open Data Science Conference. The Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) boasts that it is one of the “ONLY applied data science training conferences” in the world. Attendees will learn important, cutting-edge skills related to AI, deep learning, machine learning, data science, and other similar topics. AWS re:Invent.AWS’s re:Invent conference is an event that focuses mostly on AWS topics, how-tos, best practices, and principles. Naturally, this event is an excellent opportunity for IT leaders who specialize in or make use of AWS in their business.