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Life is all about advancement and reaching the next level. At the moment I am trying to take better steps to prepare for the future opportunities that may present themselves. As I mentioned before, IT is an industry that is always rapidly changing. One moment the application can be housed locally on your machine and 3 months later it can be required for the application to be housed in the cloud because on premie is no longer offered! 


In that example I gave above, that is pretty much short notice but by attending conferences and getting newsletters from crediatable sources, upcoming changes can be identity in enough time to plan properly. 


With that being said, I just wanted to share with you all some upcoming conferences that I have my eye on! I probably will not be able to attend any of these conferences this time around, but I will plan for next year:



1. Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies

Date: December 9-12, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, NV


Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory company. We equip leaders and their teams in every major business function with the indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Across every industry and enterprise size, Gartner provides the expertise needed to tackle your key initiatives, stay ahead of the competition and grow your organization’s value. 


Below are some key factors and benefits of attending this conference:


  1. Increase your knowledge of all things cloud, from migration tactics, vendor selection and cost optimization to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
  2. Invest in the skills and technologies you need to deliver and manage cloud and non-cloud services in a hybrid world.

  3.  Redefine the role and relevance of IT operations in a dynamic digital environment.

  4. Expand the boundaries of I&O security, from DevSecOps and cloud security to cybersecurity, disaster recovery and data privacy.

  5. Capitalize on emerging trends, including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML) and edge computing.

  6. Cultivate cultural change with new I&O leadership practices for the digital age.



2. Microsoft Ignite 2019

Date: November 4-8, 2019

Location: Orlando, FL


Get the latest insights and skills from technology leaders and practitioners shaping the future of cloud, data, business intelligence, teamwork, and productivity. Immerse yourself with the latest tools, tech, and experiences that matter, and hear the latest updates and ideas directly from the experts.



3. Afro Tech

Date: November 7-10, 2019

Location: Oakland, CA


The groundbreaking, revolutionary experience for Black techies, startups and entrepreneurs returns! Come join 6000+ of your fellow founders, entrepreneurs and engineers as we scale our collective power in culture, innovation and tech.


Although these are my top picks for conference, remember to just stay positive and continue to educate yourself to move forward. Keep pursuing to become better. I have a wonderful family and friend baseline that keep me motivated and going. Surround yourself with those that want to pour into your future.

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