19 must-attend IT events of 2015

calendar IT eventsTo those in IT, the start of spring means more than warmer weather and baseball. It also signals the start of the IT conference and event season, and this year SHI has identified 19 of the events you simply can’t miss. So get out your calendar, find a carry-on bag large enough to hold your vendor swag, and prepare to catch up with SHI at the following events:  

HIMSS15 Annual Conference: April 12-16 in Chicago.

As the largest health IT conference, this event offers a first look at what’s next in health IT.

The SHI Summit – A New Approach to Technology Asset Optimization: April 14-15 in Somerset, New Jersey.

SHI’s Technology Asset Optimization (TAO) Group explores how organizations can strengthen internal controls and improve the ROI of technology assets. IT and finance leaders will examine topics like changing regulatory standards and lowering the total cost of ownership of technology assets.

Midsize Enterprise Summit East Conference 2015: April 26-28 in Orlando, Florida.

CIOs, IT decision makers, technology vendors, and Gartner analysts will join together to discuss strategies to capitalize on this year’s top technology trends.

EMC World 2015: May 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Explore the latest innovations and solutions from EMC through hands-on labs and more than 50 sessions led by industry leaders.

2015 Amerinet Member Conference: May 17-20 in Orlando, Florida.

Attendees will network with healthcare leaders, suppliers, and peers during four days of events and sessions.

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: May 20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Experience the IT industry from the academic perspective with CIOs and senior business executives.

HP Discover 2015: June 2-4 in Las Vegas.

Learn about new HP solutions in the areas of cloud, big data, security, mobility, and more.

Cisco Live: June 7-11 in San Diego.

This event offers business and technical sessions, keynotes, panel discussions, and specialty programs on all things Cisco.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit: June 8-11 in Washington, D.C.

CIOs can choose from six tracks and learn key security insights and strategies to maintain and protect their business.

ISTE 2015: June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia.

Thousands of educators, administrators, and IT professionals gather each year to explore the impact of technology on education. The annual event offers 1,000 sessions and attracts hundreds of companies in the expo hall.

NIGP Forum 2015: Aug. 1-5 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) Forum is the largest North American educational conference hosted exclusively for individuals in public procurement to talk about the latest products and services available.

GMIS 2015 Annual Conference: Aug. 23-27 in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Government Management Information System (GMIS) Annual Conference provides three days of esteemed speakers, three education tracks, industry-leading providers, collaboration sessions, and abundant networking opportunities.

VMworld 2015: Aug. 30–Sept. 3 in San Francisco.

VMworld is the largest virtualization-specific event and is packed with breakout sessions, panels, exhibits, and hands-on labs.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo: Oct. 4-8 in Orlando, Florida.

Network with more than 6,000 peers about the hottest topics in IT and business.

AWS re:Invent: Oct. 6-9 in Las Vegas.

As the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services (AWS) community, this is the go-to event for everything AWS. Through boot camps, hackathons, hands-on labs, and even certification exams, re:Invent gives attendees the knowledge and skills to impact their organizations’ cloud strategies.

NASCIO 2015 Annual Conference: Oct. 11-14 in Salt Lake City.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is the premier network and resource for state members and CIOs through national conferences, peer networking, research and publications, briefings, and government affairs.

Dell World 2015: Oct. 20-23 in Austin, Texas.

With 75 breakout sessions and 30 labs on key industry trends, attendees will engage with visionary IT leaders and connect with industry peers.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2015: Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis.

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference provides the opportunity to build your professional network with attendees from around the world.

Gartner Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2015: Nov. 2-4 in Grapevine, Texas.

Gartner’s IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2015 unites IT leaders and Gartner analysts to discuss strategies to manage IT risk and compliance while developing new business initiatives.

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2 thoughts on “19 must-attend IT events of 2015

  1. John Bruett says:

    How is MS Ignite not on this list?

    • You’re right, John. Thanks for pointing that one out. It takes place the same week as EMC World, but is certainly worth attending. Our team goes every year to see what Microsoft has been cooking up!

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