September 24 - 28
Microsoft Ignite in Orlando / Florida

Microsoft Ignite Kicks Off New Tech Year

It’s the most important event for the Microsoft community with a focus on IT and it starts today: The Microsoft Ignite in Orlando is a fixed date for companies, developers and IT whizz kids.

Nowhere else will you find so many Microsoft decision-makers and experts gathered at a single venue. The just over 20,000 tickets are already sold out. More than 700 sessions and over 100 workshops are spread over the five days. Whether it’s Office 365, Azure or SharePoint: Microsoft’s global experts will give dozens of talks on every issue or train visitors from around the globe in dedicated future labs und workshops.

Microsoft’s complete management team will be present and correct at the venue as well. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, kicks off the show with a one-hour visionary keynote, providing insight into the future and strategy of the company, as well as the world of technology in general – also outlining where artificial intelligence will take us in the coming five years.

Julia White, Corporate Vice President Microsoft Azure and Security Marketing, will speak about cloud strategies and the new features that make Azure the ideal place for apps, data and infrastructure.
 The digital revolution demands a radical reconstruction of the worlds of work and communication. Dan Holme, Director of Product Marketing, will present the latest developments for SharePoint and Yammer and will also describe how you can offer improved communication within the working environment as a means of leveraging staff commitment.

Microsoft Ignite will touch on historical events as well. ENIAC was America’s first computer and was as a big as two trucks. Six people programmed the forebear to our modern personal computers. What they have in common? All six of them were women – and practically none of them received any thanks during their lifetimes.

Microsoft Ignite – A compulsory date in fall 2018.

My bonus tech event tip coming later this fall: The GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITXPO from 4 to 8 November in Barcelona, Spain. Probably the most important event for CIOs, industry and IT experts in Europe who are keen to learn more about the latest strategic trends and technologies. More than 6,000 conference visitors will hear all there is to know about cloud computing, business intelligence, data analyses, digital transformation, platforms, enterprise architecture and I&O modernization in over 400 sessions. What makes it special: The symposia/expos offered by Gartner, a US-American provider of market research findings and analyses on developments within IT, take place across the entire globe, a bit like a gigantic roadshow – from Orlando, Florida (14–18 October 2018) to Sao Paolo (22–25 October 2018) and Tokyo, Japan (12–14 November 2018).

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