12 Mar Six Events That Should Be on Every Technology CEO’s Radar in 2015
It may feel like 2015 is just getting started, but it’s already March and many CEO’s event calendars are already getting pretty booked up. Trips to visit customers, partners, and employees around the country and the world may rightfully dominate a busy CEO’s time, but it’s also a good idea to make it a point to get out and see what’s going on in the technology industry in general. That’s where this list of events comes in.
If you’re the CEO of a technology company that provides services to enterprises, these events might be well worth making the time for. Whether you consider them for speaking opportunities, networking, or simply for knowledge gathering, each of them can provide unique benefits and the opportunity to interact with your peers and potential customers.
Before delving in, it’s worth noting that while each of these events is geared more toward general business than a particular sector, the concept of a general business/technology event has broadened a great deal over the years. You can expect many of these to include discussions on topics that are applicable across many different markets. In other words, expect to hear a lot about the cloud, mobile, social media, and other types of digital innovations.
Date: April 21, 2015
Place: San Francisco
Put on by the same people who bring you re/code, Code/Enterprise focuses on the enterprise technology space. It will tackle a wide range of topics, including cloud, big data, data center infrastructure, marketing automation – basically the whole enterprise tech enchilada. The great news is that if you can’t make the first event in San Francisco, there’ll be another one in New York in the fall.
Date: May 26 – 28, 2015
Place: Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Man, those re/code folks are busy! In addition to the Code/Enterprise conference, they’ve also got this baby planned for the spring. This one will be hosted by famed journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. It’ll focus on digital technology and its impact on our everyday lives, which means both at home and in the workplace. It’s currently sold out, but a waiting list is available.
Bloomberg Technology Conference
Date: June 15 – 16, 2015
Place: San Francisco
Their website description says it best: “The Bloomberg Technology Conference will convene business leaders and influencers to better understand the way software is transforming business and fueling disruption across all industries.” ‘Nuff said.
Fortune Brainstorm Tech
Date: July 13 – 15, 2015
Place: Aspen, Colo.
It’s not just the west coast that’s getting the love; the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference is coming to Aspen this summer. Attendees will be a combination of technology leaders, investors, and customers. Plus, many representatives from Fortune 500 companies are expected to attend. If you need another reason, let me just say that even though Aspen’s known for its skiing, it’s absolutely beautiful during the summer.
Date: October 19 – 21, 2015
Place: Laguna Beach, Calif.
WSJ.D Live is hosted by senior editors from The Wall Street Journal and includes a who’s who of technology’s elite, from Tim Cook to Steve Ballmer. There’ll also be tons of investors, both speaking and simply attending. You’ll also get to meet Journal scribes, too, offering the potential for some high-profile coverage.
Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit
Date: TBD, but likely December
Last year’s Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit took place in December, so I’ll go with that here. Whenever it happens, one thing’s for certain: it’s a great place for you to immerse yourself in discussions about how the cloud, security, and regulations are impacting business. It’s also chock full of representatives from financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, making for some exceptional networking opportunities.
This list is simply the tip of the iceberg, however. There are many, many other noteworthy events that will be taking place in 2015 and beyond. Some are still accepting applications for speakers, while others are soliciting award submissions.
If you’d like more information about how SpeakerBox can help with these and other events, including on-site interviews, speaking opportunities, and award submissions, please do not hesitate to contact us. And if you are considering attending an event, don’t forget to download our “Pre-Interview Checklist”!