Top Virtual Events on Technology to Attend in December and January
Virtual events have fast replaced their physical counterparts as the space for the technology world to meet and share ideas. Here we profile some of the top technology events happening in December and January
30 November- 18 December
AWS re:Invent 2020
Designed to be a learning conference for the global cloud computing community, AWS re:Invent 2020 is a free, three-week virtual conference with a keynote from Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy and leadership sessions from speakers including AWS VP Larry Augustin and VP, AWS Storage Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec . The event will be broadcast several times in order to serve different timezones.
One of the key events in the tech calendar, this year’s Web Summit will take place entirely online rather than at its usual Lisbon location. With speakers will include Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, Co-founder at LinkedIn Reid Hoffman and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the event will bring together over 100,000 attendees from across the tech world, exploring areas such as software development, medtech, marketing, the future of work and more.
Tech for Good Summit
The free summit focuses on how digital technology can address the social challenges facing the world today. This year’s virtual event will cover topics such as positive disruption, corporate responsibility, social impact and building digital solutions. Previous summits have included speakers from Twitter, AgeUK, the NSPCC and Cancer Research UK. All event profits go toward Tech for Good’s charity partners.
Paris Blockchain Week Summit
With an expected 1500 attendees and 130 speakers, the Paris Blockchain Week Summit is the flagship event of Paris Blockchain Week. This year’s summit will comprise of a physical event taking place at Station F in Paris, and an online event. Speakers will include Changpeng Zhao, Founder and CEO of Binance, French minister for the economy and finance Bruno Le Maire and co-founder and CEO of Messari Ryan Selkis.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 Barcelona event, CES is returning for 2021 as an all-digital experience. CES 2021 will feature keynotes from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra and AMD President and CEO Dr Lisa Su. Topics covered will range from 5G and IoT, to robots and machine intelligence and health and wellness.
Future of Education Technology Conference
As the pandemic sees edtech receiving more attention than ever, The Future of Education Technology Conference will explore how technology is impacting the teaching and learning process. The free virtual event will feature a virtual expo, hosting hundreds of education technology solution providers, and will also include live Q&A sessions with speakers, product demonstrations and opportunities to network.
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