10 conferences for the IT industry in Europe worth attending in the first half of the year – check if you have heard of all them


If the very title of this article has prompted you to read the rest of it, you are one of those people who like to learn new things. And very well. Technology evolves on a daily basis, so it’s worth to stay up to date with consecutive changes. You’ll find out about them, among others, from events with the world’s best experts. Wondering which event is best to attend? Check out our proposed list of 10 conferences in the IT industry you can participate in during the first half of the year. 

Hundreds of events and conferences dedicated to IT and new technologies are held around the world every day. If you wanted to participate in all of them, you would probably have to travel all year round. We decided to make your life a little easier and we selected the 10 IT industry conferences that are taking place in Europe this year, and even in the first half of the year!

We have arranged the events in chronological order and if you would like to take part in most of them, you’d better hurry up. The first one takes place in April.

  • Dublin Tech Summit

The event: https://bit.ly/2RYzueh

Location and dates: Dublin, 10-11 April

Short description: Dublin Tech Summit is a two-day global tech conference that brings together some of the most influential tech and business leaders to Dublin for two days of growth & development, knowledge sharing, covering the latest trends and networking. Some of the most interesting speakers: Werner Vogels, CTO at Amazon.com, Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist at Google, Douglas Terrier, Chief Technology Officer at NASA and Ciaran Quilty, Vice President at Facebook.

  • React Amsterdam

The event: https://bit.ly/2O38gOu

Location and dates: Amsterdam, 10-12 April

Short description: A full-day, two-track IT conference on all things React, gathering Front-end and Full-stack developers across the globe in the tech heart of Europe. Some of the most interesting speakers: Ashi Krishnan, visual poet and senior software engineer at GitHub, Peggy Rayzis, engineering manager at Apollo and Kent C. Dodds, full stack JavaScript engineer at PayPal.

  • AI & Big Data Expo 2019

The event: https://bit.ly/2iDCzMK

Location and dates: London, 25-26 April

Short description: The AI Conference & Exhibition is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI in driving forward your business in 2019 and beyond. Some of the most interesting speakers: Dr Marc Teerlink, Global Vice President at SAP, Kevin Yu, Director AI Infrastructure at Facebook and Nelson Pereira, Customer Engineering Manager at Google Cloud.

  • infoShare

The event: https://bit.ly/1C4p37I

Location and dates: Gdansk, 8-9 May

Short description: Every year infoShare brings together thousands of people looking for a platform to learn, connect and evolve. Technology, growth and community – these are the values of infoShare. Some of the most interesting speakers: Mick, CRO at Brand24, Todd Palino, Senior Staff Engineer in Site Reliability at LinkedIn and Ghela Boskovich, Founder of FemTechGlobal™.

  • The Next WEB Conference 2019

The event: https://bit.ly/2iCKY5m

Location and dates: Amsterdam, 9-10 May

Short description: Bringing together great content and great people in an incredible setting, The Next Web’s unrivalled feeling of intimacy guarantees amazing business learnings and an awesome time. Some of the most interesting speakers: Sandy Fershee, Global Manager / User Experience at Ford Motor Company, Corinne Vigreux, Co-founder of TomTom and Gordon Willoughby CEO at WeTransfer.

  • InspireFest19

The event: https://bit.ly/2rN0hYV

Location and dates: Dublin, 16-17 May

Short description: Inspire Fest is an international festival of technology, science, design and the arts, which also happens to place diversity and inclusion at its heart. Some of the most interesting speakers: Tim Hynes, Chief Information Officer at AIB, Cat Oyler, Vice-President Of Global Public Health And Tuberculosis at Johnson & Johnson and Art Gilliland, EVP and GM of Enterprise Products at Symantec.

  • Viva Technology

The event: https://bit.ly/2lWU11e

Location and dates: Paris, 16-18 May

Short description: France’s premier tech conference that brings together the biggest names in Paris’ growing start-up industry. Some of the most interesting speakers: Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, Young Sohn, Corporate President and Chief Strategy Officer at Samsung Electronics and Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO at Orange.

  • Gartner CIO&IT Executive Summit 2019

The event: https://gtnr.it/2T1ikIF

Location and dates: Munich, 20-21 May

Short description: With a focus on software, hardware and service providers, this conference offers both short-term growth opportunities and long-term strategies. Some of the most interesting speakers: Dr. Bettina Uhlich, CIO and Global Head of IT Services at Evonik Group, Elizabeth Golluscio, Managing Vice President at Gartner and Prof. Ulrich Walter, Qualified Physicist & STS-55 Astronaut at Technical University at Munich.

  • Bucharest Tech Week

The event: https://bit.ly/2TH5nsR

Location and dates: Bucharest, 21-24 May

Short description: Buchrest Technology Week is a one-week festival across the city to celebrate the power of technology dedicated to tech lovers of all ages, whether they are students, business professionals or entrepreneurs. Some of the most interesting speakers: Eddy Travia, CEO & Pioneer Investor in Blockchain, Dmitry Soshnikov, Senior Technical Evangelist / Software Engineer at Microsoft and Anna Maj, FinTech & Payments Leader.

  • London Tech Week

The event: https://bit.ly/2ll7fpb

Location and dates: London, 10-14 June

Short description: A festival of live events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking, learning and business opportunities. Some of the most interesting speakers: Bob Strudwick, CTO at ASOS, Bruce Daisley, EMEA Vice President of Twitter and John Kundert, CTO of Financial Times Ltd.


Did you like our list of IT conferences? Do you want to add something to it? Or maybe you would like us to prepare one more such entry for the second half of the year? Let us know and share your opinion with us!

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