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The year 2024 holds immense potential for the IT industry, with groundbreaking technologies and disruptive innovations set to redefine the way we live and work. To navigate this ever-changing landscape, professionals need to stay informed and connected. That’s where IT conferences come into play. 

In this blog, we will introduce you to the best IT conferences of 2024, where industry pioneers, visionaries, and tech enthusiasts will converge to explore the latest advancements, share knowledge, and forge new connections. 

Here are this year’s must-attend IT conferences and events, based on chronological order:

Ateraverse


Date: May 15-16
Location: Virtual 

We may be biased, but Ateraverse stands out as the number one IT Conference of 2024. 

At Ateraverse, you can join AI-powered IT pioneers and global IT & security experts from Atera, Microsoft, Wiz, and more, for our virtual event where we challenge the limits of the industry. Welcome to the year of Action AITM.

The event kicks off with a keynote from a surprise speaker, setting the stage for a series of discussions and workshops that delve deep into the practical applications and challenges of AI. Leaders like Atera’s CEO, Gil Pekelman, alongside Microsoft’s Lee Hickin, will navigate through AI’s complexities and potentials, preparing attendees to effectively harness this technology for innovative solutions.

This year at Ateraverse, the agenda includes:

  • Panel discussions with customers & partners
  • A cybersecurity panel with top industry experts discussing the state of AI in IT, including the intersection of cybersecurity and AI, common barriers to adoption, and real-world IT use cases that demonstrate the everyday impact AI is making across industries.
  • Atera roadmap session by Chief Product Officer Tal Dagan, outlining what’s next for the platform in the coming year.

Atera’s two-day flagship virtual event will be held on May 15-16 2024. Register now to save your spot!

IT Expo

Date: February 13-16
Location: Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

IT Expo offers a comprehensive exploration of emerging IT trends, focusing on several key areas including AI and Generative AI, Managed Services, Digital Transformation, Security, and more. The event brings together a wide spectrum of topics that are critical for IT professionals to stay ahead in an evolving tech landscape.

Since its launch in 1999, ITEXPO brings tech pros together across the entire eco-system:

  • Enterprise and SMB telecom and IT professionals
  • MSP and Channel C-levels and business owners
  • Service providers/carriers
  • Industry suppliers and solutions providers

ITEXPO and the collocated events in the #TECHSUPERSHOW provide the forum where technology decisions are made to produce better business outcomes, for tech buyers, resellers, and solutions providers alike.

IT Expo was held from February 13 to February 16, 2024, at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Florida. The next event is planned for 2025. For those interested

SITS

Date: April 17-18
Location: London 

SITS (The Service Desk & IT Support Show) will be held in London on April 17-18, 2024. SITS is an event dedicated to excellence in IT support and service desk functions. The event features over 200 IT Service Management products and services, 10 thought-leading keynotes, 40+ training seminars, live demos and inspiring case studies. It is the only event in the UK with FREE IT Service management training.

According to their website, SITS is the only event in the world with free ITSM training. You can choose from over 60 free sessions including seminars, keynotes and informal small group discussions.

Visit our Atera booth at SITS conference.

Kaseya Connect

Date:  April 29 – May 2
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Kaseya Connect centers around IT solutions and the strategic management of IT services, offering insights into efficient IT management and the latest technologies.

The event is ideal for IT managers and professionals looking to gain strategic insights into managing IT infrastructure effectively. Sessions typically cover new tools and strategies that can improve IT operations and strategic decision-making.

Dattocon

Date: October 28-30
Location: Miami, Florida 

Dattocon will be held October 28-30, 2024 in Miami Beach, FL. It focuses on data protection, cybersecurity, and MSP best practices. It draws a range of IT professionals, particularly those interested in the latest solutions for data security and management.

Dattocon is particularly beneficial for IT professionals focused on security trends and data protection. The event offers deep dives into new security technologies and strategies to protect organizational data, making it an essential conference for staying ahead in cybersecurity.

Spiceworld

Date: November 13-14
Location: Austin, Texas

Spiceworld will be held November 13-14, 2024 in Austin, Texas. It is an event geared towards IT professionals looking to gain insights into the latest IT trends, network with peers, and explore new technologies. It is designed to foster community building and offer practical tips and insights that attendees can apply directly to their work environments.

The community aspect of Spiceworld is a significant draw, offering attendees the chance to build connections with other IT professionals. Additionally, the sessions and workshops provide practical insights into using technology to solve common IT challenges, making it a valuable event for personal and professional growth.

Microsoft Ignite

Date: November 18-22
Location: Chicago, Illinois and online 

While not solely an IT event, Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s annual premier event, each year being held in a different location. focusing extensively on artificial intelligence and the latest technological innovations. The event caters to IT professionals, developers, implementers, and architects, among other tech professionals, offering a comprehensive look at new AI solutions, cloud services, and other technological advancements. It’s a hub for learning, with opportunities to engage directly with the technologies shaping the future of the industry.

Microsoft Ignite 2024 will take place from November 18 to November 22, 2024. The event is set to be hosted in Chicago, Illinois, and will also be accessible online, providing a hybrid format that allows participants to join virtually​ from anywhere in the world​.

The event is a must-attend for those looking to deepen their knowledge of AI and its applications across various sectors. Attendees will have the chance to see new products and innovations firsthand, receive deep technical training, and participate in discussions that could define the trajectory of tech in the coming years.

Additional IT and security events

Black Hat USA Being held August 3-8, 2024, Black Hat USA is essential for IT security professionals with a focus on information security research and trends.

CES CES was held in January 2024 and will be held again Jan 7-19, 2025 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is one of the most significant technology events globally, serving as a key venue for showcasing the latest innovations in the tech industry. It brings together manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware and other tech-related products.For a recap of 2024’s conference click here

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Gartner will be held October 21 -24, 2024 in Orlando Florida. It is a cornerstone event for IT leaders around the globe to gain insights into IT trends.

RSA Conference Taking place on May 6 – 9, 2024 in San Francis. The RSA Conference is where the world talks security, providing a comprehensive outlook on IT security today.

VMworld Hosted by VMware, happening August 26-29, 2024 in Las Vegas Nevada, it’s a must for professionals focused on cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology.

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