Decide which IT conferences to attend

What IT conferences to attend

Conferences offer IT professionals an opportunity to dust off their networking skills and brush up on the most up-to-date trends and information from the industry. There are a lot of conferences out there and it can be overwhelming trying to prioritize which to attend. To help, we put together a list of some of our favorite conferences to consider adding to your calendar this year.

New York Bankers Association’s Annual Technology, Compliance & Risk Management Forum: This Annual Technology, Compliance & Risk Management Forum “offers IT, compliance, risk management, information security, audit, physical security and fraud management professionals the latest on emerging trends, best practices and regulatory guidance. From new regulatory mandates to cyber crime, technology planning and security best practices, you’ll have the chance to explore issues important to your organization. In addition, you’ll have the chance to meet one-on-one with vendors providing the latest technology, compliance and risk management solutions.”

  • When: May 11-13, 2015
  • Where: Doubletree Tarrytown in Tarrytown, NY
  • Session Highlights:
    • Fraud in the Payments Channel
    • Penetration Testing vs. Web Application Testing
    • Branch of the Future: Integrating New Technologies
    • Managing Social Media Risks
    • Managing Regulatory Change

Global Innovation Summit: The Global Innovation Summit will answer questions like: “How do you create value in the new economy? How do we build entrepreneurial ecosystems anywhere? How do we catalyze innovation across companies, cities and countries sustainably? How do we accelerate entrepreneurship, technology and impact at scale?” You can expect to hear from many entrepreneurs that started small and expanded to the global market.

  • When: Summit: February 17-19, 2015
  • Where: Silicon Valley, CA
  • Agenda highlights:
    • Design Lab #1: The Rainforest Master Plan
    • Design Lab #2: Ecosystem Mapping
    • Case Studies: Designing Ecosystems
    • Design Lab #3: Ecosystem Prototyping
    • Networking Lunch with User-Generated Discussions

Leadership in the Era of Cloud & Mobile: Hosted by IBM, this conference will explore the impact of Cloud, Mobile, DevOps and Security on businesses. “Cloud, the great equalizer. Mobile, the activation point. DevOps, the culmination of innovation. All underpinned by Security.”

  • When: February 22-26, 2015
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV
  • The Curriculum:
    • Application Infrastructure and Integration
    • Asset Management and Internet of Things
    • Business Process and Decision Management
    • Cloud Business Applications
    • Cloud Infrastructure and IT Optimization
    • DevOps and Continuous Engineering
    • Mobile Enterprise
    • Security Intelligence

EMC World: IT stars, hands-on product demonstrations, hundreds of technical sessions on every nuance of IT life, networking galore – whatever your IT business role, you’ll find something for you at EMC world.

  • When: May 4-7, 2015
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV
  • Sessions will cover:
    • Backup, Recovery & Archiving
    • Mission Critical Applications & Databases
    • Big Data Storage & Analytics
    • Momentum/Information Intelligence
    • Business Continuity & Disaster Avoidance
    • Partner Solutions
    • Cloud Computing
    • Security & Compliance
    • Converged Infrastructure
    • Software-Defined Storage
    • Data Protection & Availability
    • Storage Automation & Management
    • Global Partner Summit
    • Storage Platforms, FAST & Flash
    • ITaaS – People, Process, Technology
    • Technology Directions
    • Mainframe Environments
    • Virtualization