Marking a new era, there’s high expectations for 2020 and beyond in the tech industry. With an ever-changing landscape and with skills and demands constantly evolving, you can’t afford to be left behind.
The best way to stay on top of trends is to, network, speak to others and digest industry data, news and forecasts. And what better way to do this all in one place, than a high-profile conference.
As a growing tech hub, there’s no shortage of technology conferences in Dublin in the coming year. Here’s five of the most important to sign-up for…
If you’re immersed in the world of tech and only go to one event, make it Dublin Tech Summit. Ireland’s largest tech event brings 10,000 professionals together for two days of growth and development, as well as knowledge sharing. This is also the place to get ahead with the latest trends, and network with like-minded others. This year there’s a focus on emerging technologies, diversity, scaling up and much more in the world of innovation and global change. With 200 speakers confirmed, including; Brenda Romero (Romero Games), Gary Stewart (Wayra) and Xavier Collins (Turo), it’s an unmissable event for anyone in the industry.
Date: 22-23 April
Location: Royal Dublin Society
Price: Tickets start from €259 for early-bird sign-up
For more, visit: https://dublintechsummit.com
Last year 700 people attended the first-ever Salesforce Basecamp in Ireland. Held throughout global destinations, it’s the perfect coming together of industry ‘trailblazers’. Taking place for just half a day, it’s a bustling hub of networking, learning, innovation and inspiration, not to be missed. Keynote speeches are topical and enriching, loaded with all the kind of industry nuggets to take you to the next level. We’re expecting big things for 2020.
Further details: Date and location are yet to be announced, although based on last year, it’s likely to be a free event held in the Convention Centre Dublin.
For more visit: https://www.salesforce.com/eu/events/
With a focus on the investment and business side of the industry, Techconnect is for micro, SME and enterprise level companies. Offering everything from practical advice for scaling-up, to increasing profitability, the line-up of speakers are amongst some of the best from Ireland and the global market. You’ll learn and brush up on valuable skills, in this gathering of minds. There’s 130 exhibitors and 150 speakers, including; Tony Evans (FGC Group), James Fenelon (Bird & Bird) and Jillian Godsil (Blockleaders.io) amongst others.
Date: 28 May
Location: RDS Arena, Dublin
For more, visit: https://www.techconnect-live.com/
Women in tech is one of the fastest-growing groups. To bring this to the fore, Women in Tech is a standout event with over a thousand tech leaders attending. Hear presentations from influential leaders and expand your contacts with plenty of opportunities to network. This is an inspiring and informative event for anyone at the forefront of digital innovation, looking to enhance their skills and celebrate diversity. From Lisa D’Arcy (Hewlett Packard Enterprises) to Fionnghuala O’Reilly (NASA & Miss Universe Ireland), there’s plenty of fascinating speakers.
Location: Convention Centre, Dublin
Price: Early bird tickets start at €250
For more, visit: https://www.women-in-tech-dublin.com/
In the heart of the city, the Pendulum Summit brings together a host of high-profile speakers and industry leaders, with empowerment high on the agenda. Prepare to be dazzled with a roll-call of stars this year speaking, including; Bear Grylls, Lord Sugar, Sophia (the AI robot) and Molly Bloom, amongst other headline talent. This is a popular event for anyone with an interest in leadership and business enterprise.
Date: 8-9 January
Location: Convention Centre, Dublin
Price: Tickets start from €915 for a premium package
For more visit: https://pendulumsummit.com
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Author: Rob Griffin
Rob has more than 5 years’ experience recruiting in the technical space, with successful stints in both Canada and the UK. Now back in the Big Smoke, Rob has joined the TalentHub team. He works with a portfolio of both ‘bricks and mortar’ and ‘pure-play’ businesses who are looking to increase their productivity through the acquisition of high performing Tech talent.