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You may think that tech and IT conferences are for geeks and nerds only.

And this is not true, obviously. Why are conferences such a big deal anyway?

Solutions that might have been working well in the past are being replaced by new and effective technologies, tricks, and devices. You don’t want to stay behind your competition, do you?

So it’s high time to leap at the opportunity and attend one of the hottest tech events by the end of the year.

For your convenience, we selected the true gems worth your time in this article.


1. Internet of Things Conference

Dates: September 7-8, 2016 | Register here
Prices: starting from SEK 200,-
Location: Lund, Sweden

The conference is run as a nonprofit event aiming to increase the awareness of current trends and the future of the industry.

Internet of Things Conference is a conference aiming to provide a clear picture of the Internet of Things landscape – where are we now and where are we heading.

IoT is a broad concept that includes everything from protocols, hardware, and software to health, wearable devices and design. The conference will try to cover all aspects of IoT, not only focus on a single category.


2. Business of Software

Dates: September 12-14, 2016 | Register here
Prices: starting from USD 1,675
Location: Boston, The United States

The focus of the conference is scaling and growth. The program is designed to address the challenges businesses face as they grow.

Business of Software is a single-track conference, every speaker, in the words of Joel Spolsky, would be, “a headline keynote at most other conferences”.

Business of Software builds in lots of time to network, talk and learn from others. The team works hard to connect you with other attendees that can help solve your challenges.

This September, the 10th Business of Software Conference will be two and a half days of keynotes, workshops, and networking with the world’s leading software entrepreneurs.


3. Cloud Foundry Summit Europe

Dates: September 26-28, 2016 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 135,-
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

The shift to a multi-cloud environment is happening faster than any other enterprise technology shift in history.

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is where organisations of all sizes will meet to define their multi-cloud strategies.

If you care about running applications in a multi-cloud environment or are interested in taking containers to production, this is the conference for you.

This 3-day event offers education for the development of microservices in a continuous delivery environment – from coding to production – in our full-day training.


4. IP Expo

Dates: October 5-6, 2016 | Register here
Price: free
Location: London, The United Kingdom

The number ONE IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward.

IP EXPO Europe is the must-attend IT event of the year for CIOs, heads of IT, security specialists, heads of insight and tech experts.

The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT.

IP EXPO Europe now incorporates Cloud Europe, Cyber Security Europe, Networks & Infrastructure Europe, Data Analytics Europe, DevOps Europe and Open Source Europe.


5. VMworld 2016

Dates: October 17-20, 2016 | Register here 
Prices: starting from EUR 1075,-
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Join VMworld to get the training, education and industry insights to help take your career to the next level.

VMworld 2016 is four full days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud.

Strengthen your skills and expand your possibilities with hundreds of sessions on today’s most relevant topics – including Unified Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Management and Services, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Business Mobility and Network Virtualization.


6. Velocity Conference

Dates: November 7-10, 2016 | Register here 
Prices: starting from EUR 875,-
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Velocity Conference provides you with real-world best practices for optimising your site’s web pages, specifically the performance of Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, and images.

Velocity is the best place on the planet for web ops and performance professionals like you to learn from your peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with a cadre of industry leaders who are taking web performance and operations to the next level. Bring your entire team to share ideas and get your toughest questions answered by the experts.


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