Your Guide to Virtual IT Events in 2020

As we’re all currently trying to deal with the new normal, a number of organizations have come up with novel ways to keep the show running. Here’s a compilation of the best virtual events that you can attend from the comfort of your desk.

Experience IT 2020 – On-Demand

EXPERIENCE IT, hosted by Freshworks, brings 30+ leading CIOs, industry leaders and technology visionaries together for an interview series full of insights and learnings. This event will be exploring the evolution of user behavior, the significance of designing IT services that interact with humans, and the benefits of delivering world-class experiences. It is conveniently divided into three tracks – IT Strategy Essentials, Unlocking IT Potential and Humanizing IT. Registered users can view the videos in these tracks in any order, based on their interest.

Prominent Speakers – Andrea Kis (Deloitte), Doug Tedder (Tedder Consulting LLC), Greg Sanker (Former CIO, State of Oregon, USA)

Price – This even is free to watch. Pre-registration required

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Open Compute Project Virtual SummitMay 12 – 15, 2020

This year’s OCP summit has gone stylishly digital with a 3D environment that can be experienced either on a laptop or a desktop. The 3-day virtual conference will include a wide range of events including engineering workshops, keynotes and symposiums. All the sessions are pre-recorded and are expected to be followed by live Q&A sessions with the speakers of the respective sessions.

Prominent Speakers – Gary Adams (Silicon Motion), Alekhya Addagatla (Hyve Solutions), Jason Adrian (Microsoft Azure), Anil Agrawal (Intel)

Price – This even is free to attend. Pre-registration required

 

Micro Focus Virtual Universe North America – May 19 – 21, 2020

The focus of this virtual event is to help attendees achieve digital transformation through innovation. In keeping with that theme , virtual attendees can expect to learn a thing or two about topics such as application delivery, application modernization & connectivity, collaboration, IT Ops management and Security. All the sessions in this virtual conference are live, attendees can either choose to attend a single session or can hop on/off as they please. There’s also an option for choosing to attend one-on-one private sessions with executives or product specialists. 

Prominent Speakers – Stephen Murdoch (Micro Focus CEO), Leland Melvin (NASA Astronaut, Retd.), Milind Govekar (VP, Gartner), Vijay Shukla (JP Morgan Chase & Co.) 

Price – This event is free to attend. Pre-registration required. 

 

Applied AI Virtual Summit – May 21, 2020

The Applied AI summit, organized by RE-WORK, has been re-branded as a one-day summit covering AI. Over the course of the day, speakers will host sessions centered on Applied AI and use cases of Machine Learning and Deep Learning. The speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from academia to leading technology companies. 

Prominent Speakers – Liang Wu (AirBnb), Brian Ames (Starbucks), Kay Firth-Butterfield (WEF)

Price – The on-demand pass costs $149. Full pricing options can be found here.   

 

LiveWorx20June 9, 2020

This year PTC Inc., organizers of LiveWorx, has decided to do a complementary one-day virtual event that exclusively caters to digital transformation. Continuing from where they left off in 2019, LiveWorx is on a mission to create an interactive experience for all the registered attendees. They are covering a plethora of topics from SaaS to emerging tech to AR and IIoT. The content from these sessions are expected to be available on-demand for those that are registered. 

Prominent Speakers – Jim Heppelmann (President & CEO, PTC), Kimberley Bryant (Founder & CEO, Black Girls CODE)

Price – This event is free to attend. Pre-registration required.

 

We’re looking to add more events to this list. If you are organizing a virtual event in the IT space or know of any, do let us know. We’ll be happy to include it our guide. 

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