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May 2021: The Best Virtual Tech Events

We are also slowly but surely going back to a hybrid mixture of virtual and on-site events. Thus, for the first time this year, we decided to mix the virtual-only events and conferences with the best on-site tech events. We walk you through some of the most interesting tech webinars, summits, conferences, and courses that you can add to your May agenda. Whether you are interested in fintech, AI, cloud, or something less specific, we are sure you will enjoy these carefully selected events. With a good balance between free and paid options, we hope you find our May 2021 event list useful and choose the events that are most suitable to your needs and demands, whether you run a business or are just a tech enthusiast. 

Cloud-Native Europe (Virtual)

Event Time: 4th-7th of May 2021

Today, The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference begins, bringing together the tech experts from the leading open source and cloud-native communities. The fully virtual events offer the same high-quality content as an on-site, regular event would. However, you are free to enjoy hours of content from the comfort of your own sofa. 

Roughly 200 sessions with a live Q&A, collaboration tools, 1:1 chat options, sponsor solutions showcase, the interactive game tool that will allow you to win prizes by attending sessions, visiting sponsor booths, and answering trivia questions, and a 24 hours a day event platform. 

Informative and timely content across ~200 sessions with live speaker Question + Answer (Q+A)

The $75 exclusive, all-inclusive registration pass or a free Keynote + Solutions Showcase Only pass will be great for developers, technical managers, executive leaders, product managers, marketers, end-users, service providers, CNCF contributors, and everybody who is interested in Cloud Native. 

Inspire Alteryx 2021 (Virtual Only) 

Event Time: 8th-20th of May 2021 

Alteryx is back with a fully virtual, multi-day event celebrating business breakthroughs. With more than 20 000 registrants worldwide, over 30 hours of free training sessions and almost 150 breakout sessions with the most prominent experts, this is a can’t-miss event. 

Some of the featured speakers include: 

  • Mark Anderson – CEO, Alteryx
  • Fareed Zakaria – Host of Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN Worldwide
  • Dr. Hannah Fry – Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London
  • Will.i.am – Global Music Artist, Producer and Tech Entrepreneur

Cyber Security Training In Melbourne (Virtual Only Event)

Event Time: Until May 17th 2021 

If you are a young professional wanting a good opportunity to learn about cybersecurity or if you feel that your job requires you to update your cybersecurity knowledge, Mindmajix has something just for you. 

Mindmajix Cybersecurity training in Melbourne is a unique opportunity aiming at teaching you comprehensive approaches to protecting infrastructure from unauthorized attacks. In a fully virtual training that spans over 25 hours of instructor-led training, 20 hours of lab sessions, you will learn how to secure data and information, architect cloud-based security, run risk analytics, and leverage mitigation. 

Based on a flexible schedule, you can quickly become proficient in working with the latest cybersecurity technologies and capable of performing risk management, incident response, and more. 

Starting from cybersecurity fundamentals and concepts and security architecture principles, to incident response and security implications & adoption of evolving technology, this short course provides you with all you must know on cybersecurity. 

RSA Conference 2021 (Virtual Event)

Event Time: 17th-20th of May 2021 

RSA is back with the 2021 annual conference discussing all the latest innovations together with dozens of experts.

You can choose from a variety of passes, starting at $75 and depending on your needs and expectations towards the conference. 

During the jam-packed four-day event, you will have a chance to experience more than 200 traditional and interactive sessions that stretch over a range of tech topics. Want to learn about the newest threats? the challenges? the solutions that should be applied? What are the most pressing opportunities in your tech job? This is an event for you. 

Meet with exhibitors, explore some cutting-edge start-ups, attend briefings, network with other attendees, and browse through the variety of network options from small-group discussions on pre-set topics to 1:1 free form chats. 

Running Remote 2021 (Virtual Only Event)

Event Time: 21st of May 2021 

This year, the world’s largest remote work conference is a must, as we get more and more used to remote working and home office and it does not look like the “old ways” will ever come fully back. 

Whether you run a remote-first company, or a company that was forced to go online, a remote team, a hybrid team or maybe a traditional company, this event is a great chance to learn strategies and tactics you can use to manage and grow your team. 

Running Remote events are carefully curated to teach you next-level, actionable strategies and tactics you can utilize the very next day to manage & grow your remote team.

With 2500 attendees, 30 sessions, 15 jam-packed hours, 60 countries, and 62 speakers, the organizers of the event call it: “Not Just Another Webinar”, designing the experience that breaks barriers. 

“The best part was being together with other remote companies that understand the challenges of running a remote team,” Jamon Homgren, the Founder & CTO at Infinite Red“ said about the event. 

“I couldn’t recommend Running Remote more for companies interested in having a remote-friendly company culture and entrepreneurs interested in remote work culture. They’ve put on a fantastic conference,” Sara Sutton, the founder at FlexJobs said. 

“I’ve been to two Running Remote events, and I’ve met people from around the world that are interested in how to take remote-work to the next level. I can’t wait for the 2020 edition!,” Amir Salihefendic, a founder & CEO at Todoist said. 

Gartner CFO And Finance Executive Conference (Virtual Only Event)

Event Time: 25th-26ht of May 2021

The virtual only Gartner CFO and Finance Executive Conference that is open to global finance leaders and CFOs will focus on the future of finance and help the executive find themselves in the “new normal” that we are dealing with in the post-Covid19 world. 

While accelerating growth and digital models are crucial to restoring financial health, it is easier said than done. That is why Gertner’s conference focus on how the CFOs can update the governance, data, and analytics and re-establish a resilient and long-term financial strategy that will support the digital growth of the company.

Gartner’s conference will explore trends that are based on the top priorities of the finance leaders, extracting insights from almost 40 000 clients globally, out of whom more than 13 000 are senior executives. 

“This conference is unique given the high-caliber audience — most are CFOs,” Johanna Robinson, the Practice Vice President, and Conference Chair says. “We focus our content on how the finance function needs to evolve to best serve the business and on how to leverage technology, evolve our processes, reconsider organizational structure and talent. We offer attendees strategic and actionable advice that positions them to anticipate and build for the future organization. 

The attendees will be able to have a structured and well-balanced agenda due to the specially pre-set tracks that can be followed, including: 

  • Track A: The CFO Mandate: Rethinking Costs That Drive Growth in a Digital World
  • Track B: Supercharging Data, Analytics & Technology Projects to Build a Digital Finance Footprint
  • Track C: Positioning the Finance Org for 2025 using Comparative Advantage
  • Track D: Rebuilding Finance Processes and Talent Profiles to Meet Digital Needs

AIBC Dubai (On-Site) 

Event Time: 25th-26th of May 2021

Taking place at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, the AIBC will gather the key brands and experts from AI, blockchain, IoT, and Quantum Tech, giving you a unique opportunity to discuss the convergence and shape of the future tech. 

AIBC Dubai is considered one of the leading tech events, with its selection of elite delegates and policymakers from across the globe. Furthermore, the organizers are carefully choosing the conference topics to ensure the right balance of content and sections that will interest everybody from tech leaders to developers. 

Some of the speakers include:

MARWAN ALZAROUNI – CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center

“On February 2018, Marwan founded the region’s first crypto over the counted desk with the establishment of his company OTC Supply DMCC. Marwan has extensive experience in the areas of information security management, network security and computer forensics. He currently holds the position of Director of Information Services at Dubai Electronic Security Cent”

ROGER VER – Founder or Bitcoin.com

“In 1999 Roger began his career by founding MemoryDealers.com at the age of nineteen while still attending college. Under his leadership the company quickly grew to become a market leader, employing dozens of people across the world and generating millions of dollars in revenue. In 2005 Roger saw an opportunity in the market for fibre optic transceivers used in networking subsystems, so he founded Agilestar.com. Agilestar went on to become a world leader in optical transceivers used by fortune 100 companies around the world. In 2011 Roger heard about Bitcoin for the first time. The price was still under one U.S. Dollar each, but he already knew that it was one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind”

BROCK PIERCE – Member Board of Directors at SRAX

“Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He’s been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance, Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO). Block.one was created in 2017 and has sold over $4B tokens in the EOS crowdsale making it the largest ever. Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013 and is the first sector-focused venture fund that invests solely in Blockchain technology companies. Blockchain Capital has made more than 100 investments in the sector across its four funds”

JOSEF HOLM – Co-Founder at Draper Goren Holm

“Josef is a global serial entrepreneur and investor with 25 years of startup, growth hacking, business development, and digital marketing experience. Josef was named a “Top 100 FinTech Influencer” by LTP, he has been very involved in the crowdfunding ecosystem. Josef frequently speaks at public events such as SXSW V2V, Social Media Week LA, Fundit USA, Metropole, #CFGE Crowdfund Global Expo, #Crowdfunding USA, and KickerconIn 2015 he founded Krowdster. co, the first do-it-yourself crowdfunding marketing, and PR SaaS. Krowdster’s powerful tools enable crowd funders to plan and to growth hack successful rewards and equity campaigns.

HON. SILVIO SCHEMBRI –  Minister for the Economy & Industry at Government of Malta

“Silvio Schembri is a an elected Maltese politician and academic currently serving as Minister for the Economy, Investment and small businesses. An experienced Lecturer In Economics with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Political Communication, Negotiation, Sustainable Development, Political Science, and Analytical Skills.

Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit (Virtual Only Event)

Event Time: 26th-27th of May 2021

Right after the financial conference, Gartner is coming with another virtual-only summit, this time focusing on building a resilient enterprise with adaptable applications and well-thought-out business solutions. 

If you want to learn how to architect, develop and integrate applications that will enable the composable business: modular, adaptable, automated, this conference is from you. It will allow you to learn from the trusted experts, share ideas with business leaders and discover new insights and solutions that will make your business shine and help you meet the needs that are occurring in the post-pandemic reality. 

 Learn from trusted Gartner experts, share ideas with IT and business leaders, and discover new insights that will help you craft an application and software engineering strategy to meet your business needs in the new normal. 

“The pace of business change will continue to accelerate for the foreseeable future, “ Joachim Herschmann, Sr. Director Analyst and Conference Chair at Gartner, said. “ Applications and Software Engineering leaders must seize the opportunity to help their organizations to become intelligent composable businesses, driving superior business outcomes. Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit gives you the chance to hear from industry experts, network with senior leaders, and learn how to build a winning applications strategy to succeed in our new normal” 

Similar to the CFO conference, for this event Gartner has designed several tracks that can help the attendees make sure the conference is tailor-made to their expectations. 

Track A

Leadership Strategies For the Future of Business Solutions

Track B

“Architectural Models and Tools Supporting your Composable Applications

Track C

“Software Engineering and Integration Tactics in The Age of Agility

Track D

Artificial Intelligence and other Transformative Technologies

Track E

Delivering Next Generation Total Experience

Apart from the main five tracks, the attendees will also be able to enjoy four additional spotlight tracks such as: 

  • Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Business
  • Technical Insights
  • Program and Portfolio Management: Delivering Business Outcomes
  • Enterprise Architecture: Designing Digital Businesses for Adaptability and Resilience

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