Conference season is ratcheting up as summer’s embrace comes within striking distance. While there’s no shortage of tech events happening throughout the entire summer solstice, May is particularly full of events that offer insight into emerging technology.
Attending even just one conference can throw a wrench in your typical schedule. So, to help determine those that may be worth your while, we surveyed the scene in search for the cream of the conference crop. Here’s a rundown of the top tech conferences you should know about this month:
Directions North America
May 5-8 | Las Vegas, NV
This conference is created and organized by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partners that service the small business (SMB) market. Directions North America invites collaboration between developers, implementers, technical experts, sales reps, executives, and business owners from an array of service providers, ISVs, SMB partners, and Microsoft. If you’re looking to tap the full potential of Dynamics 365 within the scope of your go-to-market strategy, this conference is worth looking at. Learn more about the Directions North America conference here.
May 6-8 | Seattle, WA
We’ve attended MS Build in the past and have nothing but great things to say about the Microsoft-led event. This conference homes in on ways for developers and engineers to utilize emerging technology in building, modernizing, or migrating applications. Session topics include AI/machine learning, DevOps automation, creating cross-platform applications, mixed reality, IoT, and more. Click here to learn more about Microsoft Build.
Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation
May 14-15 | Orlando, FL
Hosted by Gartner, the Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit is an attractive event for IT executives and decision makers. The agenda focuses on divulging insight into how the innovation landscape will likely evolve over the next five years and how to lay the groundwork for what’s to come. Like many, Gartner’s early summer summit agenda is segregated into five “tracks,” each with a “focus area” that groups sessions with similar themes. Track focus areas include: 1. Enterprise Architects: Drive Digital Business; 2. Become a Trusted Adviser to Leadership Teams; 3. Leverage Today’s Strategic Technologies; 4. Lead the Pack with Emerging Technologies; and 5. Executive Track: Your Pathway to Success. Discover more about the Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit here.
Cyber Security Summit
May 16 | Dallas, TX
The Cyber Security Summit is rather unique from the other conferences in this list. The event is ongoing throughout the year and is scheduled to visit over a dozen cities along and between both coasts. For $350, C-suite and senior executives can invest in their companies’ cybersecurity infrastructure by learning of the field’s latest innovations from various industry leaders. In Dallas, speakers from Cisco, Dell, the FBI’s Cyber Task Force, American Heart Association, the Secret Service, and Delta, among others. In May, the Summit will head to the Lonestar state before making way to Seattle in June. Find out more about the Cyber Security Summit here.
May 20-23 | Las Vegas, NV
Positioned as the “unbiased view of what’s happening across IT disciplines,” Interop19 delves into the latest and greatest (and maybe not so great) changes across IT technologies and their implications across your current digital environments. Interop will also host leadership and development sessions that lend insight on how businesses can maintain and grow their success in a digital-centric market. Anyone from IT newbies to those tenured in the field will walk from Interop with a synergetic understanding of cross-platform innovations… “This is one of the only IT shows that talks about all of IT without focusing on a single company’s line of products. The leadership track is outstanding.” Read more testimonials or register for Interop19 here.
May 21-23 | Las Vegas, NV
Rounding out our list is yet another conference hosted in fabulous Las Vegas! The SharePoint Conference is headlined by both Microsoft and SharePoint Conference North America. The sessions look to share unique perspectives on how SharePoint and related technologies can bolster businesses ranging from beer breweries to libraries. In addition to sessions, attendees can head over early or stay late for one of the day-long workshops happening May 19th, 20th and 24th. Learn more about the SharePoint Conference here.