Are you looking for an event for you and your business to head to in 2016? 2016 will be filled with tons of tech conferences and conventions that it could be overwhelming to find the right one to go to. If you are looking for an event that can help you and your company address challenges in both business and technology while also offering insight into security, software development, and gamification. Some of these events even focus on the contributions of women in technology, which is really awesome! Check out this list of the Top 10 Tech Conferences that you should check out in 2016!
ITEXPO has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re a service provider, reseller, VAR, large enterprise, SMB, or a C-level executive ITEXPO is the event for you. ITEXPO offers two different events every year in the United States, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. ITEXPO East will take place from January 25th through January 28th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and ITEXPO West will take place from October 5th through the 8th at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Interop Las Vegas
This is one of the oldest tech conferences around and has transformed from an event focused on pure technology to one that embraces business and DevOps trends. This conference is particularly liked by tech professionals in middle and upper management, including CIOs, Vice Presidents of IT, infrastructure, and software development managers, and networking and system administrators. Interop Las Vegas 2016 is scheduled for May 2nd through the 6th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Black Hat’s event is very technical and has become increasingly more relevant on the global information security level. The event has been going on for over 15 years and offers insight into the latest information security research, development, tools, and trends in a vendor-neutral environment. Blackhat U.S. is the best event for security practitioners, C-level executives interested in security and security applications and technology, business developers, recruiters, and venture capitalists. Blackhat U.S. 2016 will take place from July 30th to August 4th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2016 is the largest gathering of women technologists in the world. The event is named after Navy Admiral Grace Murray Hopper and is produced and sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). The goal of this conference is to increase the visibility of women in the technology field. It offers mentoring, collaboration, and inspiration to attendees from every area of the IT industry. The 2016 event will be held in Houston, Texas from October 19th through October 21st.
ERE Recruiting Conference
The ERE Recruiting Conference may not be specifically aimed at the IT industry though any leader that is dealing with talent acquisition challenges is benefit from attending the ERE Recruiting Conference. This event features talent acquisition leaders like John “Coach Bru” Brubaker and the Director for Talent Acquisition at Charles Schwab. In addition to that, attendees will also get a 20-minute Talent Acquisition Development (TAD) talk on talent challenges and small-group networking and problem-solving sessions. The 2016 ERE Recruiting Conference will take place from April 6th to the 8th in Las Vegas.
QCon is an event designed to empower software development professionals by encouraging them to share knowledge, expertise, and facilitating community. QCon is a series of global conferences that focuses on the needs of tech team leads, architects, developers, and project managers that use software to influence and innovate. QCon 2016 will take place in New York City from June 13th through the 17th and in London from March 7th through the 11th.
Gartner ITxpo is an ITxpo and symposium from research and consulting firm Gartner that is aimed specifically towards the needs and concerns of forward-thinking, innovative CIOs and executive leaders. Analysts from Gartner and exhibitors at the event focus on things like cutting-edge technology and the latest thinking on the intersection of business and technology, in addition to how to innovate and succeed in the digital era. There truly is something for everyone at this event. The 2016 ITxpo will take place from October 16th through October 20th in Orlando, Florida.
HMG Strategy CIO
HMG Strategy is dedicated to helping CIOs become transformational executives and leaders and the company’s one-day CIO summits focus on providing CIOs with the leadership strategies, resources, and services they need to make the connections needed to accelerate a career. The one-day summits take place all over the United States with the first one taking place in Palo Alto, California on Thursday, January 14th.
E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is the mecca of conferences for anyone interested in gaming, gamification, and the intersection of technology and entertainment. At E3, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products are all on-hand while tech leaders connect with new and existing partners and get exposure to emerging markets. E3 2016 will take place from June 14th through the 16th in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Which Will You Choose?
These are but a handful of the tech events coming to the states in 2016. All of them have something unique to offer and all of them can be a huge benefit to both you and your company. If you are in the tech industry or are a technical professional then these are the events you definitely don’t want to miss out on!
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