2020 Australia tech conference guide

Computerworld Australia’s updated guide to in-person and virtual events for technology and IT pros.

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Computerworld Australia has compiled a list of upcoming technology events for the Australian IT industry taking place in the following weeks and months.

With the spread of COVID-19, conferences and summits that were to take place starting from March were either cancelled or postponed, some technology vendors have transformed their physical events into virtual ones, and other events scheduled for later in the year are still confirmed or being postponed.

This list will be updated as we hear of more events so keep checking for updates.

August 2020 tech events

4 August: Microsoft Reactor Sydney is hosting an hour-long session for those interested to know more about how they can use blockchain technology to build and deploy applications. "Dip Your Toe into Blockchain Solutions" can be watched on Twitch at 9am AEST.

4-6 August: Corinium Intelligence's Data and Analytics: Live will focus on data investment and opportunities, risk management for data, upskilling of data professionals and more.

4, 11, 18 and 25 August: Google Cloud Next OnAir continues its webinar series with virtual break out sessions, learning and development opportunities, digital demos, and one-on-ones with Google experts. This month's sessions will cover security, data analytics, data management and data bases and application modernisation, respectively.

5 August: General Assembly is hosting Artificial Intelligence in Retail, an online event where experts will discuss how AI can change the retail industry.

6 August: Australian aerial imagery and location data company Nearmap will run its Navig8 annual event where atendees will have the chance to learn about tatest innovations in 3D and artificial intelligence as well as hear from customers.

6 August: SAP will run its SAP Adaptive Strategies: Accelerated, which will count on SAP and industry experts, associations, customers and partners sharing the risk and opportunity of different industries impacted by the coronavirus.

15 August: Not-for-profit organisation Indigitek, which focuses on increasing the participation and success of Indigenous people in the tech industry, will have Celeste Carnegie discussing her journey, her experiences and how she navigates a male-dominated industry as a First Nations woman. 

25-27 August: ShiftHappens APAC will focus on business continuity and productivity. The now free of charge event will count o daily sessions from experts with best practices and case studies. 

26 August: CDO Live 2020 will be accessible to Australia and New Zealand from noon to 2pm AEST. The event's goal is to prepare C-level executives for a data-driven organisation addressing chief data officers concerns in the coming year. 

September 2020 tech events

8-10 September: Nutanix has a virtual version of its annual Nutanix.Next conference focused on hybrid cloud, hyperconvergence, devops, automation and security.

TBC September: Slack will host its Frontiers conference in a virtual format. Attendees will have the chance to hear how customers and industry leaders are transforming their businesses, discover best practices for developers using Slack and connect with the greater Slack community.

29 September-1 October: Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC) is being relaunched as a free virtual event and will cover new and better ways to succeed with Apple devices in the enterprise with the purpose of empowering people, transforming business processes and making IT life easier.

October 2020 tech events

12-16 October: The annual Agile Australia conference, AgileAus20, is scheduled for 12 and 13 October in Melbourne with workshop days scheduled for 14 October in Melbourne and for 16 October in Sydney. The event includes sessions on culture, tools and tech, case studies and interactive ‘Deep Dives’ for the agile community.

26-29 October: Gartner’s annual IT Symposium/Xpo brings CIOs together in the Gold Coast to hear from research experts and leading solution providers.

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