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If the world is changing every minute then technology is changing every second. Owing to the pandemic, the entire world has realized the role that technology has to offer and the extent to which it can change our lives.

As a CIO of an organization, it is important to stay up to date with the best that technology has to offer and to make sure your organization uses it to its advantage. 

So how can you stay up-to-date with the latest trends of technology?

CIO conferences and events. They are the best way to learn about the latest trends, use them to your advantage, and to network with like-minded people. Here is a list of the top CIO conferences that you cannot afford to miss in 2022:

1. OPEX Week Business Transformation World Summit

OPEX 2022

Date: 31st Jan – 2nd Feb 2022

Location: Miami, United States

A leading event for business transformation executives for the past 21 years. The event is a single destination that covers everything around strategies, technologies and ideas that you need to accelerate your business process including innovation, business transformation, customer centricity and so much more.
OPEX and business transformation leaders from the world come together every year to teach you how you and your organization can come together and adapt to the changing environment that will your business a competitive edge.

2. Gitex

Gitex Global

Date: Oct 10th -14th, 2022

Gitex is It is a once-in-a-year mega electronic event, electronic trade show, and conference. GITEX GLOBAL is one of the most popular technology industry gatherings in the world, bringing together thought leaders, creators, inventors, and makers to discuss, debate, and challenge new ideologies, present new products, and find future prospects.

3. Future Coding Tech Roadshow: Enabling Enterprise Agility


There are three events being organized for the same

1. Date: March 9th, 2022
Location: Dubai, UAE

2. Date: May 30th, 2022
Location: Saudi Arabia

3. Date: June 2nd, 2022
Location: Qatar

For all the lovers of the tech world, this is one show that you cannot miss! During this event, the attendees will get a chance to learn the best practices in empowering citizen developers and navigating IT teams towards more complex issues. You’ll also be able to examine if your organization is ready for transformational change. Leaders will get insights on how they can drive the organization towards agility and digital transformation.

4. Microsoft Ignite

Date: To be announced

Location: Virtual

Website: Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite is a developer and IT professional conference held annually by Microsoft. It takes place in a number of places around the world. Considering the situation, it is held virtually this year. Microsoft Ignite will teach you to drive your organization to success, through MS-based solutions. The event is hosting more than 150,000 technology leaders including CEO Satya Nadella and Mitra Azizirad virtually for the 48-hour event.

5. Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

Date: May 2 – 4, 2022

Location: Orlando, FL

Gartner Application Innovation and Business Solution Summit is a chance for you to hear and share the latest insights into application development, API strategies, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, and more. The summit will cover topics such as bridging IT and business gap, Architectural models for composable business, leadership strategies, technical insights and so much more. It brings together application development leaders, application and solution architects, business technology strategists, software engineering and more.

6. 2022 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo

Date: October 17-20, 2022 

Location: Orlando, Florida

Website: Gartner

This Symposium is based on the idea that 2022 is the time to build on the momentum to enhance customer engagement, generate more revenue, and serve customers. Last year, over 45,000 people from all over the world gathered virtually to interact, learn, and celebrate the progress achieved by the IT community.

7. IDC Directions

Date: January 31, 2022

Location: United Arab Emirates

Website: IDC Directions

IDC Directions 2022 with the theme, Thriving in Today’s Digital-First World. In the event, IDC’s thought leaders will present their expert insights and guidance on ways to find success in the new normal through digitalization. The event is made for executives, technology professionals, members of the investment community, and members involved in the management of different departments of an organization.

8. 600Minutes Executive IT

Date: March 23-24, 2022

Location: Virtual

Website: 600Minutes Executive IT

This event is for IT decision-makers who are looking to gain actionable insights to support their digital growth strategy this year. The 600Minutes Executive IT event will aid their journey with valuable knowledge and insights on reshaping business strategies to adapt to the current scenario through sustainable business models and technology.

Through this virtual event, you can grow your network, discover new business opportunities through insightful keynotes, panel discussions, and tailored content, and virtual 1-2-1 matchmade meetings.

Also read: A Comprehensive Glossary of Digital Transformation Terms

9. EmTech Digital

Date: March 29-30, 2022

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Website: EMTech Digital

EmTech Digital is an annual event hosted by MIT Technology Review on artificial intelligence (AI). This annual AI conference covers a variety of subjects is based on this year’s theme Critical AI execution 2022. EmTech Digital delivers editorially curated content to understand the implications of AI breakthroughs from the leaders in academia and business for those demanding real-world execution strategies.

EmTech Digital’s annual review of the business impact of artificial intelligence involves presentations and interviews with world leaders in AI—including business executives, researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs about their ideas and discoveries.

10. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Date: May 22-23, 2022

Location: MIT Sloan Samberg Center and Wong Auditorium

The hybrid 19th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium focused on the theme of Digital Ecosystems: Reshaping the Future of Business? The Symposium offers a unique learning environment by bringing together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading global CIOs and industry experts. Panel topics include: The Most Impactful Technology Trends in the Decade Ahead, The Future of Cloud; Digital Leadership: Collaboration between CIOs, CDOs and CEOs; An Ethical Framework for AI and Digital Innovation; How AI Powers Digital Ecosystems; Mastering Talent & Learning in Today’s Digital Ecosystems; Planning for the Unknown Unknowns, how do enterprises respond to paradigm shifts?; Unlocking New Digital Value: Organizational Surgery Required; Cybersecurity: Balancing Security and Compliance.



Date: To be announced

Location: To be announced

Website: SAP Sapphire

SAP Sapphire is an annual conference for SAP users and associates. SAP is a global tech provider that specializes in software. Thousands of participants meet for three days to hear the new SAP application updates, see software roadmaps, attend SAP technology and planning workshops, take SAP education classes, and network with other customers and partners.

The conference involves keynotes where SAP leaders, corporate associates, celebrities, and consumers share product updates, showcase solutions, and discuss how they use SAP technologies in their businesses. Sapphire Now attendees take part in the event to hear about the latest SAP product and policy news, participate in SAP technical education workshops, meet with SAP suppliers who exhibit their products and services, and network with SAP leaders, partners, and consumers.

12. IBM Think

Date: May 10-11, 2022

Location: Virtual

Website: IBM Think

Businesses are in the midst of rapid and unpredictable change. Hybrid cloud and AI are the foundation of smarter business so it is important for businesses now to learn how to use these technologies to their advantage. IBM Think 2022 will help you learn how to adapt to the new world through transformation, automation, and modernization. 

Reasons to join Think 2022:

  1. Learn from industry leaders: Explore how world-class companies are driving digital reinvention and sustainability with our game-changing solutions for automation, supply chain, advanced data, and cybersecurity.
  2. Connect with experts: Assess your difficulties with IBM experts, and discover potential for development and co-creation using important business technologies such as hybrid cloud, AI, quantum, open source, and sustainability solutions.
  3. Develop your skills: Learn how to adapt, lead, and prosper in a changing environment by participating in hands-on labs, master seminars, and subsidised certification examinations on the newest products and technology. 

13. Digital Enterprise Show

Date: June 14-16, 2022

Location: Madrid, Spain

Website: Digital Enterprise Show

The main goal of the Digital Enterprise Show is to enable digital business transformation with the help of cutting-edge technologies and top-notch speakers. This event is perfect for CIOs who want to generate business, promote their brand and form business relationships with relevant stakeholders. The show is based on AI, IoT, Cloud, Cybersecurity, AR/VR, Data Analytics, Mar&AdTech, 5G,  Digital Marketing, and Industry 4.0.

Also read: The Conundrum of Digitization, Digitalization, and Digital Transformation

14. SaaStr Enterprise

Source: SaaStr 2020

Date: September 13-15, 2022

Location: San Francisco Bay Area,

Website: SaaStr Enterprise

Top executives and leaders driving innovation in the Cloud share their secrets and insights of their businesses at the SaaStr Enterprise. In the following aspects, this two-day experience is uniquely designed to have high-impact value:

  • The event is open to everyone, you just need to register to be a part of the sessions.
  • Hear from top Cloud and SaaS innovators who will leave you inspired and well-prepared to transform your business.
  • Speakers include the CEOs of Coupa, PagerDuty, Box, and more

15. Dublin Tech Summit

Date: June 15-16, 2022

Location: Virtual

Website: Dublin Tech Summit

You will find the most influential tech and business leaders from across the world at the Dublin Tech Summit Virtual. For just a day, 5000 delegates, 80 speakers, and 50 partners will come together to share their knowledge, debate the latest trends, and network at the virtual event.

16. CIO 100 Virtual Symposium & Awards

Date: August 15-17, 2022

Location: Virtual

Website: CIO 100 Virtual Symposium & Awards

The event guarantees that you will leave refreshed and inspired by the groundbreaking ideas shared. The Awards gathers top CIOs and senior IT leaders under a virtual roof/screen to discuss innovation, modernization, and problem-solving. This year’s speakers are Apptio Field CTO Phil Alfano and Jacobs Chief Digital and Information Officer Madhuri Andrews.

17. AI & Big Data Expo Global

Date: December 1-2, 2022

Location: London, United Kingdom

Website: AI & Big Data Expo

The AI & Big Data Expo will feature over 125 exhibitors showcasing the latest cutting-edge technology, as well as over 100 speakers sharing their unmatched business insights and real-life experiences. The Expo will cover topics such as Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots along with case studies. 


Date: To be announced

Location: To be announced

Website: UiPath

FORWARD IV is the event to attend if you need actionable insights to accelerate your organization’s journey to becoming fully automated. The event involves both keynotes and hands-on product training. The sessions and keynotes at FORWARD IV cover topics such as governance, security, scaling, upskilling, employee and customer satisfaction, as well as the latest on the UiPath Platform. Additionally, you can connect with other automation practitioners and experts. Given the current situation, the event expects attendees to respect social distancing and will hold most of the events outdoors.

Explore: Quixy for CIOs, CTOs and IT Leaders

19. VMworld

VM World
Source: VM World 2020

Date: August 29 – September 1, 2022

Location: Virtual

Website: VMworld

The event will feature announcements from VMware leaders, the most recent VMware product and technology coverage, in-depth learning sessions with VMware experts, and events for customers and networking. Throughout the event, there will be entertainment, special guests, and surprise features.

20.  IT Arena 2022

IT Arena
Source: IT Arena 2019

Date: September 30- October 2, 2022

Location: Lviv, Ukraine

Website: ITArena

IT Arena is famous for its productive networking, business matchmaking, and festival spirit. The event involves 3 intensive conference days to inspire attendees with new solutions and ideas through 4 tracks-

  • Startup -Tech founders, emerging businesses, and viable startups can share insights, find mentors, and learn growth hacks on this track.
  • Business – Global markets, strategic outsourcing, and product development are all included in the business track.
  • Product – In this track, you get to meet passionate product managers and analysts, UX pros who will assist you in shaping your product or solution. 
  • Technology – Trending technologies and evergreen coding tricks, AR and Robotics are discussed in this track.

21. AWS Re:Invent

Date: To be announced

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Website: AWS re:Invent

The Re:Invent a conference is a learning event for the cloud computing community around the world. Keynote updates, educational and certification opportunities, technical workshops, deep dives with AWS officials, collaborating with supporters, and much more are all part of the event.

22. Google Cloud Next

Date: To be announced

Location: To Be Announced

Website: Google Cloud

This event is for CIOs who are looking to learn how to transform their businesses with Google Cloud. The attendees can connect with experts on the same subject to get inspired and expand their knowledge. Google plans a whole lot of demonstrations, keynotes, boot camps, and sessions for CIOs, CEOs, and developers. 

Also read: Digital Transformation Demystified !!

23. Sapphire Ventures’ CIO Summit

Date: To Be Announced

Location: To Be Announced

Website: Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire brings participants of the start-up and Global 20000 CxO communities together on a daily basis for networking, capacity building, and thought-provoking discussions. The date and location have not been announced yet.

 24. Amplitude Amplify

Date: To Be Announced

Location: To Be Announced

Website: Amplify

This event is the world’s biggest gathering of product and growth experts which is organized by Amplitude. Amplify is for product teams, data scientists, marketers, consultants, and creators who want to learn how to create growth-oriented products. You’ll learn how the top organizations such as AB InBev, Imperfect Foods, and IBM use a product-led strategy to lead the game. 

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