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Calling women leaders: these innovation events are for you

January 16, 2019

In the age of digital transformation, leaders today are faced with new challenges to innovate and compete in business. But while more companies are committed to gender equality in the workplace, just a quarter of senior roles across the world in 2018 were held by women. For those females in positions of leadership, we have rounded up the events specifically aimed at the development of women (and men) at the top of the ladder.

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This is your innovation events calendar for 2019

December 27, 2018

Innovation, technology and future trends are always on the mind of innovation leaders. To keep on top of things and stay up to date, we have gathered the 12 innovation events for your diary for 2019 – one for every month of the year.

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Innovation Summit

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,

Chicago,ILUnited States
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The Economist’s Innovation Summit will provide a playbook for C-level and senior executives responsible for information, technology, strategy, and marketing, on the technologies needed to stay competitive. Under the theme “Defining the digital future”, the summit will cover long-tern strategies to harness technology, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing, for positive growth.

Design Thinking and Innovation Week

March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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The Design Thinking and Innovation Week is an immersive programme for creative entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business owners to explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies.

The Digital Transformation Conference 2019

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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Twenty digital business leaders will be sharing their case studies, challenges and success stories at The Digital Transformation Conference 2019, which takes place in Boston (USA) on March 28th. The agenda is filled with presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions and networking opportunities, in an event designed to help innovation leaders navigate digital transformation.

Ci2019

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 3 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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On April 1st-3rd in Melbourne  the mission of Ci2019 (Creative Innovation 2019) is to help business leaders upgrade their organisations to Human Intelligence 2.0. It aims to explain the drivers of the current changes taking place, the implications for the future and the strategies and thinking that governments, businesses and individuals need to be successful, by providing the knowledge and tools to develop the necessary agility and leadership mindset.

THE Innovation & Impact Summit

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,

Daejeon,Korea, Republic Of
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Times Higher Education partners with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in April for the Innovation and Impact Summit 2019. The summit will build on THE’s global dialogue to unite leaders of the best and most ambitious universities with policy-makers, world-class researchers, innovators, investors and the companies that are shaping our future around the vital questions on university impact.

InfoShare 2019

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Amberexpo,

Gdansk,Poland
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InfoShare will bring over 6,000 attendees, 200 speakers, 500 startups and 10 side events to Gdansk in May. The tech conference attracts developers, startups, investors, executives, innovation leaders, marketers and media who are looking to explore and find inspiration in the world of technology.

Chief Innovation Officer Summit

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Parc 55,

San Francisco,CAUnited States
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Hosting some of the world’s leading CIOs, the Chief Innovation Officer Summit takes place in San Francisco on May 8th and 9th. This year’s theme is “Foster an Innovation Ecosystem”.

Webit.Festival Europe

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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Thousands of attendees – most of which are C-level – from across the world flock to the Webit.Festival Europe, which this year takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from May 13th-15th. The technology and innovation event gathers experts from all digital industries, selected startups, leading speakers and networking opportunities where innovation, digital and tech ecosystems meet.

Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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Over three days in June, from the 3rd to the 5th, San Diego (USA) is the hosting city of the Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference, an event that provides a detailed roadmap to achieve product and market success. Technology disruption and market opportunity, effective positioning and branding, new business models, winning strategies and product design are just some of the topics covered.

Social Innovation Summit 2019

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Intercontinental Los Angeles,

Los Angeles,CAUnited States
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“Business Innovation meets Social Transformation” is the motto of the Social Innovation Summit, an annual event that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. The event convenes the world’s most potent leaders, thinkers, and practitioners with an unwavering bias towards action and a push towards scale.  

London Tech Week

June 10 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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Described as the place where creativity, talent and innovation come together, the London Tech Week returns in June after the most successful event to date in 2018, in which over 55,000 attendees enjoyed hundreds of crowd-sourced events across the city. The event connects international communities to address how access to tech can have a positive impact in society and business.  

The AI Summit

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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The AI Summit is the world’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to Artificial Intelligence. The event brings together leading AI innovators, from corporate giants to inspiring startups and thought leaders. Taking place on June 12th-13th, the summit looks at the practical implications of AI for enterprise organisations and the actual solutions transforming business productivity

Future of Work Summit

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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“Leverage technology and talent to collaborate, communicate and succeed” is the motto of the Future of Work Summit, which ensures business leaders hear practical examples of how technology has transformed the working environments of tech giants and provides them with the opportunity to take part in lively C-Level debates. Focusing on the approach to fostering and retaining the future workforce, the event takes place in London on June 13th.  

ISPIM Innovation Conference

June 16 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,

Florence,Italy
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The annual ISPIM Innovation Conference takes place in Florence in June, with the theme “Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years since Da Vinci”. The 30th conference. which will attract around 550 innovation professionals from academia, industry, consulting and the public sector from around 50 countries worldwide, will discuss the role of innovation in solving global challenges and feature keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops, site visits and social events.

IET 2019

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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IET 2019, the World Conference on Innovation, Engineering and Technology, lands in Seoul (South Korea) between July 16th-18th. As well as its aim to build an international platform for experts to share and discuss their latest research, ideas, technology and survey reports, the conference is also calling the academics to submit abstracts and full papers on a range of related topics.

Gartner Catalyst Conference

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 15 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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Game changers such as cloud, big data, mobile, DevOps, analytics, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are advancing rapidly, so the aim of the Gartner Catalyst Conference 2019 is to equip attendees with the latest technology trends and master the skills that digital business transformation demands. The conference takes place in from August 12th-15th in San Diego (USA).

IBC2019

September 12 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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At the forefront of industry innovation, IBC “sits at the global crossroads of the media, entertainment and technology industry”. Held in Amsterdam (Netherlands), the event features a conference with 400 inspirational speakers (from September 12th-16th) and an exhibition with thousands of exhibitors (13th-17th). The idea is for CEOs and startups alike to connect and help shape the future of the industry.

Impact 2019

October 23 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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October sees the return of Impact 2019, the conference designed for corporate innovation, strategy and R&D leaders. Over two days – 23rd and 24th October – in San Francisco (USA), innovation leaders from some of the world’s largest companies will share their learnings and advice. Attendees will also learn about metrics, governance, working with business units, personal innovation and career development.

Websummit

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 7 @ 5:00 pm
Altice Arena,

Lisbon,Portugal
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“The best technology conference on the planet” returns to Lisbon, Portugal, in November. Considered the premier tech event in the world, the Websummit gathers the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state, as well as influential investors and international journalists.

Global Innovation Forum

November 20 @ 8:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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With presentations, panel debates, workshops, demo labs, startup stages and more, the Global Innovation Forum welcomes global innovation players to London (UK) on November 20th-21st. Experienced speakers will share their insights with innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors to discuss the latest trends in innovation, design, creativity, R&D and new product development.

Tech for Good Gathering 2019

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

San Diego,United States
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As its name suggests, the Tech for Good Gathering 2019 celebrates how technology is being used to make positive social change. The event features speakers who are using technology to make the world a better place by addressing some of the biggest social challenges today. Taking place in London but with dates to be confirmed, all profits of the gathering go towards its charity partners.