Notable 2020 Events for Tech Leaders

Category: News + Events, Caktus + Community

We all know technology changes at an accelerating rate, which is why professional development is key in any tech field. We’ve identified these top conferences that can help you stay on top of emerging trends, increase your knowledge base, and expand your connections with other leading professionals in your industry. Whether you’re a tech buyer for your company or a decision maker who’s involved in the day-to-day behind the scenes, you’ll benefit from these top tech conferences of 2020.

Evolve Conference 

The Evolve conference showcases the latest thought leadership in emerging technologies. The event takes place in Las Vegas from June 8 - 10, and is presented by Trace3, a premier provider of information technology solutions and services. The conference presents ideas about the importance of tech in business from corporate culture to the future of IT, so there’s something for everyone to learn. 

Gartner Conferences for CIOs & IT Executives 

Check almost any recommended list of tech events and you’re bound to see recommendations for Gartner, which provides various conferences exclusively for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT Executives.  The Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ occurs in Dubai from March 2 - 4. Other events of note are the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit from March 16 - 17, in Phoenix, AZ, and the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit from March 23 - 26, in Grapevine, TX. Visit the Gartner calendar for a full list of their events to find a location and time frame that works for you. 

Google Cloud Next

At Google Cloud Next from April 6 - 8 in San Francisco, you’ll see the latest Google Cloud innovations and hear from some of the world's leading brands on how they're using the cloud to solve challenges and transform their businesses and industries. Learn how to implement the top ideas and build efficiencies for your company.

IBM's think2020

The annual IBM business and technology conference, Think2020, takes place from May 4 - 7 in San Francisco. It’s described as “thousands of curated conferences in one.” Topics include automation, infrastructure, supply chain, and more from speakers who are leaders, inventors, and change-makers.

600Minutes Executive IT 

With more than 100 conference events each year in Europe and Asia, Management Events has something for nearly everyone. The 600Minutes Executive IT event takes place in Stockholm on March 11, and attracts esteemed speakers and experts from the IT landscape who will share their experiences and insights in leading through the digital revolution. 

Mobile World Congress 

The GSM Association produces the industry-leading Mobile World Congress (MWC) events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.

Technology & Services World Conference 

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) hosts an annual conference called Technology & Services World (TSW). This year’s event will take place in San Diego from May 4 - 6, and includes more than 100 technology industry keynotes and sessions that will provide tech execs and future leaders with “actionable tactics to improve growth and profitability.”


SummitX offers unique, adventurous leadership and team-building expeditions including the SummitX 2020 Winter Expedition, March 4 - 8 at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. If you’re up for an adventure and want to dive into a cultural experience in the digital age, this could be the event for your team to take your organization to the next level. See all their events including other trips and workshops.

Join Other Tech Leaders This Year

Gathering with other technology professionals can be instructive, re-energizing, and inspiring. Since the conferences on this list have options for every level of tech leadership and are held in locations near and far, you’ll likely find one or two that interests you. Or perhaps you have a favorite that didn’t make it to our list and should have. Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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