What is a technology event?
Technology events are evolving faster than ever before, with many now specialising in showcasing the latest discoveries and niche innovations for a specific industry. This is due to the vast majority of professionals experiencing how technology can positively impact their industries’ success.
Depending on your requirements and what you are interested in learning, there are a number of different types of technology events that your could choose to attend. To help you navigate this list, let’s go over some of the events you’ll see;
- Conference – Both in-person and virtual conferences powered by virtual event software are crucial to the technical industry events. They can be held as Business-to-Customer (B2C) or Business-to-Business (B2B) events and are used to educate, inform, or train attendees.
- Summit – Summits and conferences may seem to be the same thing, but they’re actually different. Summits are smaller and composed of higher-level executives, whereas conferences can be large and are typically attended by mid-level managers.
- Seminars – You can think of seminars as mini conferences that last one day or a few days. They are shorter and smaller in scope than a typical conference.
- Trade shows – Trade shows are a great way for companies in a specific industry to show off their products and services. Most conferences welcome the public, but trade shows usually require a screening process before admission.
How can a technological event benefit you?
Technical events give you the opportunity to learn about new tools, techniques and other technology-related topics. For companies practicing either events and hybrid working schemes, integrating innovative technology solutions can greatly enhance their employees working experience. A study by American Express Global Business, claims that technology events can increase company attendance by 20% and productivity by 27%!
When you attend a technological event, you’ll almost certainly find that most people are talking about the same platform, operating system, or programming language you are. This is great because a high percentage of conference conversations will interest you and be effective within your industy.
When you go to a technological event, you may even save yourself weeks of frustration by talking with presenters who share new strategies and methodologies that you have yet to encounter or need more data to get your workplace to have a trial run.
How big is the anticipation in technological events all over the world?
Year after year, the anticipation of technological events keeps increasing. For example, in 2020, many people attended The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a major trade show for consumer technology. The Event is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and it attracts the world’s biggest brands to do business, meet new partners, and debut new products on stage. The CTA updated its figures, saying that it had previously recorded more than 170,000 attendees at their 2020 convention.
The nation’s largest annual legal tech conference (ILTACON) drew more attendees than ever before (up to 1850 attendees in 2020 compared to 1715 attendees in 2019), according to organisers. They say the rapid growth of the legal tech industry and its increasing importance to the practice of law underscore the dramatic rise in attendance year after year.
While it’s easy to get distracted by the latest shiny new event tech, there are many technologies that can help you achieve your goals. In this article, we will cover some of Overt’s favourite 2023 upcoming technology events.
Overt’s most anticipated technological events
DTX (Digital Transformation Expo) Europe is the UK’s biggest digital transformation event, offering 2 full days of insight, education and inspiration for IT leaders. At this two-day event, you can find out about the latest technology and trends from experts and industry leaders, as well as meet other businesses in the technology field. The following image, is the DTX conference that took place in Manchester, UK in 2020.
DTX Europe aims to provide all attendees, especially IT professionals with all the latest insight and technology they need to build a world-class digital transformation strategy. The comprehensive experience has something for everyone across the IT industry, CTOs, Heads of Infrastructure, Solution & Enterprise Architects, Network Managers, System Engineers, and digital transformation specialists.
Dublin Tech Summit
The Dublin Tech Summit is a two-day gathering that brings together the best and brightest technology pioneers worldwide. In its first year, it attracted more than 10,000 participants. The gathering’s eight core topics include the Internet of Things, Big Data, FinTech (financial technology), Innovation, MusicXTech (music and technology), Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security.
EduTECH is the most prominent education event in both the Southern Hemisphere and the APAC region, enjoying widespread recognition for its scale and significance. This annual conference varies its dates depending on the country where it is held. EduTECH encompasses various concurrent streams, specialized masterclasses, breakaway seminars, forums, and learning labs.
The masterclasses cater to sectors such as K-12, higher education, VET sector, university, IT administration, library management, and workplace training. The K-12 Education Leaders class focuses on global educational technology and learning practices. The K-12 IT directors and managers course aims to foster the establishment and implementation of technology visions tailored explicitly for educational institutions.
The event also features numerous vendors representing companies serving the education industry, including infrastructure, wireless networking, data filtering, device manufacturers, software providers, smart-board makers, textbook publishers, learning management system companies, library software providers, hosting companies, and teleconferencing solutions.
This year, EduTECH Asia will take place at Sands Expo & Convention Center in Singapore from November 7 to 9, 2023, highlighting news and developments from Singapore and international companies in the training, new technologies, equipment and technologies, and education sectors.
London Tech Week
London Technology Week, an annual festival made up of multiple technology events takes place in the UK capital. London Technology Week is a whirlwind of activity every June, as hundreds of events occur across the city. You’ll find everything from intimate workshops to conference halls hosting industry leaders, investors, and innovators.
Unlike many conferences, LTW events take on a life of their own while remaining under the umbrella of the global technology industry. The event organisers decide on individual pricing structures, many of which are free to attend. Industries covered range from creative and advertising technologies, data, design, health and medicine, cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, education, marketing, intelligent ecosystems, multimedia fashion and travel.
Cloud & DevOps World
Cloud infrastructure is a booming, ever-expanding business. You might think that it’s just for big businesses and corporations, but small businesses are beginning to see the benefits of cloud computing as well.
Cloud & DevOps World, a show dedicated to cloud computing and application development, has made a push to focus on the business opportunities that cloud computing presents. It is held each June at London’s Kensington Olympia. Previous events have mainly been concerned with the implementation side of the business. Since 2016, however, the show has shifted its focus to making the most of the opportunities presented by cloud solutions and figuring out how the industry can be driven forward in the near future.
Educause is the leading annual tech conference in the fields of Education technology, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, and workforce development. This event brings together well-known speakers from colleges and universities, including Paul Quinn College.
Connecting with over 100,000 individuals and member organisations, Educause Tech event helps to reach groups such as CIOs, CISOs and privacy professionals, teaching and learning professionals, and many other industry and campus leaders in Canada.