5 Great Events and Keynotes for IT Managers this 2017

by Matias Wolff 30, Jan, 2017

Being an IT Professional has its ups and downs, and one of the main perks of being one is that you must always be informed of how your own area of work is growing and evolving. This is something that progresses along with you, and there is so much room to be explored, and because of this it is almost mandatory for a good IT Manager to be up to date on the latest trends.

There are many opportunities for this during the year, and this 2017 there will be a lot of conferences made by the most important Information Technology companies around the world, and we’ve compiled five of them that you might want to check out.


Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: January 5-8, 2017

If you’re looking for where to find the latest innovations in hardware, look no further, since CES is the biggest consumer-centric trade fair in the globe.

The Consumer Electronic Show has been held in Las Vegas every year for the last 50 years and it’s still there for a reason, every year more than three thousand exhibitors gather in their walls to show the latest technology they’ve been developing, which includes PC, consoles,  hardware and mobiles.

Every time a new technology is shown, you know it was presented in CES first, and you can be there to experience it first hand and learn what you can bring to develop your organization even further while also getting to have fun testing the latest in entertainment.

Big Data Innovation Summit

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: January 25-26 2017

Big Data shows up everywhere these days, and its use is being implemented in all kinds of businesses and services, and knowing how others are using it can be key into not only implementing it into your organization or model, but also maybe shed a light on what needs to be developed in the future.

Big Data Innovation Summit gathers everything that related to the subject, with over 200 of the industry’s top minds and speakers from companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Sony Pictures and even the White House, all talking about how Big Data has helped them or how they see the future of this methodology.

Oracle Code San Francisco

Where: San Francisco, CA

When: March 1st, 2017

Let’s start with a big one: Oracle Code San Francisco is one of the biggest events for IT professionals held by the database and software giant Oracle. But this event isn’t about them, it’s all for you.

Oracle Code is a free event for developers to know the latest trends, practices and technologies in the business and will include roundtables and keynotes delivered by industry leaders educational sessions for developing software in Java, Node.js, and other programming languages and frameworks using Oracle Database, MySQL, and NoSQL databases.

If you’d love to expand your knowledge, this is an opportunity you shouldn’t waste, and I repeat, it's free.

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Cisco Live

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: June 25-29, 2017

One of the largest gathering of IT Professionals, Cisco Live is organized by the well-known developer to improve the careers of those who attend offering a five-day event that is bound to be useful.

With daily keynotes, speaks and educational activities the people from Cisco has organized an event where professionals can meet up, talk and share their knowledge in IT leadership and what they are doing while learning in carefully made programs, such as the IT Management course, which is designed to cultivate the special mix of business savvy and technological expertise you need to help you and your organization innovate and thrive. (sic)

And hey, it lasts for five days, so after you’ve closed your notebook and processed everything you’ve learned during the day you can go out and enjoy fabulous Las Vegas.

IP Expo London

Where: London, England

When: 4-5 October, 2017

Europe doesn’t fall behind when talking about conferences. IP Expo London is the biggest one in the old continent and one of the most prominent ones of the entire year.

2016’s version had over 300 exhibitors from all kinds of companies, including leading software such as Kaspersky, Sophos, Deep Instinct and Amazon.

This year’s edition will tackle different subjects such as the Cloud, Data Security, Networks and infrastructure, Data Analytics, DevOps and Open Source, all in the always charming city of London. 

Got an even you’d like us to consider? Leave a comment and we’d be glad to check it out and add it to the list.

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Matias Wolff
Matias Wolff

CMO at Prey. BA in Advertising with a major in Marketing from Universidad del Pacífico. Master in International Marketing at ESMA, Barcelona. 18 years’ experience in multinational companies. I am a volunteer at the Endeavor program, and teach Integrated Marketing Communications at the Masters in Innovation program, Universidad Católica de Chile.
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