IT Channel Events

AWS Summit

Innovation Day:31st March
1st and 2nd April

Bringing the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn how to build a future-ready business.
AWS Summit returns to the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in 2020, with three days of educational and inspirational keynotes, breakout sessions, and customer stories. Learn how cloud technology can help your business lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale.

Join us at Amazon Innovation Day on Tuesday, 31 March where you will hear inspiring stories from individuals and organisations who are innovating and driving change for social impact.

At AWS Summit on Wednesday, 1 April, our keynote will show how organisations are transforming using the latest cloud technology to deliver an enhanced customer experience. Continue your learning with educational breakout sessions ranging in level from beginner to advanced to help you get started on your cloud transformation journey.

Dive deeper on Thursday, 2 April with a keynote that educates on how to design, build, and deploy the latest AWS technology. Our educational breakout sessions will range in level from intermediate to expert, immersing you in architecture and code.

Find out more on the event website


ConnectWise – IT Nation Evolve + Share

IT Nation Share + Evolve
Sydney: 27th May

IT Nation Share
Melbourne: 2nd June
Auckland: 5th June
Brisbane: 9th June

IT Nation Share user groups are your opportunity to connect, collaborate, and grow with fellow ConnectWise partners. Network with industry experts, collaborate with peers and gain knowledge through shared industry advice so you can meet your business goals quickly.

This event is yet to be announced on the ConnectWise website. As such, the dates and location are still pending. Check the ConnectWise website for updates and event announcements.

Salesforce Small Business Breakfast

Auckland: 7th April
Cost: Free

Join us at the Small Business Trailblazer Breakfast where you’ll learn how Trailblazers at growing businesses are using technology to find the right customers, win more deals, keep customers happy, and connect everything they do.

Whether your business has two people or 100, Small Business Trailblazer Breakfast has the expert advice, networking, and best practices you need to grow and scale your business.

Find out more on the events website.

Datto Partner Summit

Sydney: 3rd March
Brisbane: 24th March
Auckland: 25th March
Melbourne: 26th March
Perth: 7th April
Adelaide: 8th April

Join Datto at the all-new Partner summit series! Come along to hear the latest Datto information, participate in workshop breakout sessions and share some drinks with your team and the Datto team.

This exclusive partner event will feature a panel discussion with the Datto team, a session on transitioning from Helpdesk to customer experience, the latest information on the state of the channel, and more.

View the event details here.

Zendesk Showcase

When: 6th May
Location: Sydney
Cost: Free

Join us at Zendesk Showcase to learn how to build better customer experiences. This one-day event brings together business leaders from across Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific. We’re revealing industry hot topics, product best practices, and insights from innovative brands that are putting customers at the heart of business.

This one-day conference will bring together and showcase amazing customer stories and CX insights from top brands and industry leaders. You’ll learn top customer service insights and CRM strategies and leave with a deeper understanding of how to build seamless customer and employee experiences. Plus, you’ll connect with people who care about customer experiences as much as you do.

View the event details here.


Melbourne: 10th March
Sydney: 12th March
Brisbane: 28th April
Perth: 30th April
Cost: Free

Join us for a unique opportunity at a collaborative event designed to give you valuable insights that you can easily apply in your business and see real ROI.

Key industry leaders from Kaseya, Unitrends, IT Glue, RapidFire Tools and ID Agent unite to present technologists and business owners with the secrets on how to increase your team’s understanding, and use of automation while saving you time and money.

Registration will open at 15:00 pm and the meeting will begin at 15:30 pm

Developer Focused

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

When: 27th – 28th April
Vendor: Gartner
Location: Sydney
Cost: From AUD $2,875 + GST

The ground is shifting for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O). The adoption of fast-moving technologies and methodologies — from the cloud, edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) to DevOps and AIOps — are cutting across the functional roles of typical I&O teams, challenging their skills and demanding a new kind of dexterity. The traditional data centre may be waning, but IT infrastructure and operations — increasingly digital and distributed — aren’t going away.

Attend Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2020 and see how to accelerate innovation and agility in a hybrid world and enable your organization’s digital future.

Find out more on the event website

YOW! Data 2020

Dates: 30th April – 1st May
Vendor: YOW!
Location: Melbourne
Cost: From $340

YOW! Data is a technical conference for data professionals which provides the opportunity to share challenges, best practices, experience, techniques and tools.

The conference brings together leading industry practitioners and applied researchers working on data-driven technology and applications, providing in-depth coverage of current and emerging technologies in the areas of Big Data, Analytics and Machine Learning. Network, meet the experts and hone your skills all in one event.

Find out more on the event’s website.

YOW! Lambda Jam 2020

Dates: 6th – 8th May
Vendor: YOW!
Location: Brisbane
Cost: From $340 AUD

YOW! Lambda Jam is a conference for applied functional software developers working in languages such as Scala, Elixir, Haskell, Clojure, Elm, F#, and Functional Javascript. The conference provides the opportunity for attendees to enhance their software development skills using the principles, practices and tools of functional programming.

YOW! Lambda Jam consists of a two-day combination of talks, workshops and code jams as well as full-day introductory workshop options for new or intermediate functional programmers. Network, meet the experts and hone your skills all in one event.

View more on the event’s website.


Dates: 15th – 16th June
Vendor: Slatterys Group
Location: Melbourne
Cost: $250 – $990 AUD

AgileAus is a welcoming, community-driven event attracting about 1000+ delegates each year from areas such as telcos, finance, insurance, nimble startups and non-profits to digital businesses and government.

With a unique, inspiring and collegial blend of content – ranging from mind-stretching sessions on culture, tools and tech; case studies, interactive Deep Dives and blue-sky gazing – AgileAus caters to budding and experienced agilists from across Australia.

According to attendees, these are the top four reasons to come along to AgileAus:

To learn from the Australian Agile community
To discover new approaches to work
To benefit from networking opportunities
To hear international speakers

Proudly supported by Agile Alliance since 2009 and run by Slatterys, the AgileAus Conference has been a space that supports new ideas, methods and tools, and shares the stories behind the growth of Australia’s Agile community.

Business Innovation

Future Work Summit

Date: 14th May
Vendor: ANE
Cost: From $99 AUD + GST

The Future Work Summit will be returning to Melbourne on 14th May 2020, bringing together the workplace strategic leaders, organisational development strategists, and the change-makers, to deep dive into the ever-evolving, future of work. The FW Summit will focus on providing predictions and actionable advice to prepare industry and you, for the challenges of work tomorrow, today!

Learn from and meet the change-makers. Staying ahead of change is crucial for both a successful career and a thriving business. The program will include ‘Own Your Career’ Interactive Masterclasses, talks and networking sessions.

Find out more on the event website.

Emerging Technologies

Future Life Conference

Date: April 24th
Vendor: Circles Events Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne
Cost: From $310 AUD

Future Life Conference is an opportunity to take a step beyond what you already know about the impact emerging technologies have on Australia’s health system, education, job market, housing and climate.

Imagine the life of children born in the next 20-30 years. What will their life be like? What will their education look like with the support of emerging technologies? How will they find work when a lot of people fear of losing their jobs to artificial intelligence? Will they use air transportation or self-driving cars to get to work? How will our children be impacted by global warming and when they get older, how long might they live? What positive opportunities will they enjoy, which one of their challenges will technology assist in solving?

In our one-day event through interactive talks and facilitated activities participants can learn together and adapt to our changing world.

View more on the event website

5G Business Summit

Date: 28th – 30th April
Vendor: Quest Events
Location: Sydney
Cost: From $1695 AUD

Much has changed in the in last several months; 5G has moved beyond the hype, carriers are beginning to get pretty good coverage pockets across our major cities. Handsets are in market and consumers appear to be jumping on board. Yet, this will be a long and slow process to get ubiquitous access to 5G to both consumers and enterprises.

5G has the power to change the way you serve customers, offer new products and services, reduce costs and reinvent your business model. The question is how?

The use cases are as diverse as the number different businesses across each industry vertical. There’s virtually no-one that won’t be impacted by access to 5G. This could be either a positive or negative experience, it all depends on your own 5G readiness.

Don’t get left behind. Get your plans in place now.

Attend the 3rd annual 5G Business Summit to hear from the networks and their technology partners along with early adopters to find out how the network is evolving, how it’s being used, what’s on the horizon for your business and how you can harness ultra-fast connectivity.

View more on the event’s website.

Future Tech Summit

Date: 5th – 7th May
Vendor: Quest Events
Location: Canberra
Cost: From $2095 AUD

Future Tech Summit 2020 focuses on the collaborative approach needed to provide cutting-edge services. It’s a meeting place of the brightest minds who’ll be taking a look at; what will the new technologies on the horizon be, what current technology can do for you, and exploring whether it’s worth the investment, time and risk.

You’ll hear from leaders from a wide variety of different vertical industries who are using technology to innovate, disrupt, create new services and business models that are changing the very fabric of how we view business transformation. Our speakers will share deep insights in how and when to use new technology, their decision-making process, how they got the project started and what the pain points and successes were.

You don’t need to have a tech background to attend, if you want to find out what the next big thing is or how you can disrupt your own organisation for future growth then you should come along to discover what the future holds and how you can harness this to do what you do best.

Future Tech Summit 2020 will cut through the hype and examine the practicalities of harnessing new technology.

AI Summit

Date: 21st May
Vendor: Forefront Events
Location: Sydney
Cost: From $495 AUD

2020 is here and it is fast becoming the critical year to set the tone for the next decade of AI innovation. 40% of all digital transformation initiatives will use AI services by 2021.

AI scalability and adoption have tripled in the past year resulting in organizations prioritizing ways for AI to enhance business initiatives, reduce expenditure and optimize service delivery.

Forefront’s AI Summit NSW 2020 provides in-depth insights and use cases examining how organisations are capitalising on their AI strategy and development. It brings together AI technology thought leaders and experts to enable AI-driven strategies to ultimately drive your organisation into the future of Artificial Intelligence.

View more on the event website.

IOT Festival

Date: 4th June
Vendor: Next Media
Location: Melbourne
Cost: From $399 AUD

The IoT Festival is the place to mix with buyers and sellers of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and related technologies such as AI. This is an event where you will learn, improve, discover, grow and engage directly with all issues affecting IoT!

People working on the frontline of IoT will share their insights through sessions relevant to a range of sectors; from smart cities, energy, environment and construction. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and learn from companies offering advanced IoT solutions. Our knowledgeable speakers will share with you how IoT is enabling significant opportunities for Australian organisations and provide real-world examples of critical IoT project considerations.

Find out more on the event’s website.

Techspo Sydney

Date: 24th – 25th
Vendor: Techspo
Location: Sydney
Cost: Free – $297 AUD

TECHSPO Sydney is a 2-day technology expo taking place June 24 – 25, 2020 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. TECHSPO Sydney brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.

Showcasing the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology, Exhibitors have the opportunity to show off their companies to consumers, the highest calibre investors, hordes of press, the most sought after talent, and the greatest pool of tech enthusiasts looking to celebrate emerging products. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.

View more on the events website.


AUSEC 2020

Date: April 1st – 3rd
Vendor: Clariden Global
Location: Melbourne
Cost: From $2,295 AUD

Cybersecurity is a top concern for most organizations today. A recent auditor general’s report found that 68% of Australia’s government agencies failed to protect privileged data, leaving confidential information vulnerable and putting the public at risk of identity fraud. This cyber threat is not just limited to government agencies, enterprises too are at the risk of cyber-attacks that can cause massive disruption to businesses.

To help organizations uncover new threat vectors in enterprise & government and discover ways to establish defensible security architecture with a hardened network, advanced digital forensics and threat intelligence, Clariden Global would like to invite you to 2nd AuSec 2020 Global Summit at The Langham Melbourne on 1 – 3 April 2020.

This summit is an excellent opportunity to meet Security and Senior IT professionals and learn from over 40 case studies from the US Department of Defence, Arc Infrastructure, Optus and many more.

Find out more on the event website here.

2020 WA Cybersecurity Leadership Summit

Date: 12th May
Vendor: Business Insights Asia Pacific (BIAP)
Location: Perth
Cost: See website

With the whirlwind of cyberattacks, extortion, data breaches and data tampering over the last 12 months, organisations are increasingly relying on security leaders to be proactive in supporting business leaders and the workforce to navigate the rapidly changing information security landscape. Business Insights Asia Pacific (BIAP) is proud to produce this one-day event for IT & cybersecurity leaders, bringing together local, national and global perspectives on security attacks, threats, trends, solutions and regulation changes, helping attendees to put preventative measures in place and remaining ethical as they continue to protect their organisations’ and customers’ information.

Business Insights Asia Pacific (BIAP) is proud to host this year’s WA Cybersecurity Leadership Summit at the Crown Towers, Perth. This invitation-only summit – limited to only 80-100 attendees – is an intense learning experience designed specifically for cybersecurity leaders. The one-day event will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, case studies and one-on-one meetings, helping experts, practitioners and peers to drive a powerful dialogue on cybersecurity as the new business imperative.

Find out more on the events website.

Asia Pacific Security Innovation Summit

Dates: When: 15th – 17th April
Vendor: Asia-Pacific Security Innovation Forum
Location: Queenstown (NZ)
Cost: See website

APSI Forum supports transformative leadership that promotes cooperation in innovative security models, concepts, frameworks, and technologies in the Asia-Pacific region.

APSI Forum encourages the formation of international expert networks through discussion on topics of security, innovation, and security-related civil science.

See more on the Event’s website.

AusCERT Cyber Security Conference

Dates: 2nd – 5th JuneVendor: AusCERT/ University of Queensland
Location: Gold Coast
Cost: From $1299 AUD

AusCERT2019 gave you the tools to build knowledge within your team.

This year, we are shouting from the rooftops that anyone in your organisation can be your champion, your cyber security hero.

Not only is it vital that you have a strong team behind you, but it is also equally important that you equip and encourage every individual in your organisation to assist in cyber and data security.

Attend AusCERT2020 and experience 4-days packed with world-class tutorials and presentations delivered to you by speakers from around the globe.

Everyone can be a hero and join the fight for good. This year, will it be you?

BSides AU

Dates: 1st – 2nd May
Vendor: BSides AU
Cost: From $50 AUD

A hacker con in Australia’s capital. See the event scheduale on the BSides AU website.

BSides Brisbane

Date: 27th June
Vendor: BSides Brisbane
Location: Brisbane
Cost: From $50 AUD

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participates in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

For our second con (and hopefully you’ve picked it already), we are pushing for a space theme, while keeping similarities to last years ‘Cyber Punk’ and ‘Dystopian’ theme. We are hoping to use this to theme all elements of the event, from the CTF room through to the badge. While we aren’t strangers to organising smaller community-focused events, this will be our first proper grown-up conference. It won’t all be perfect, in fact I would be surprised if any of it is, but we will be busting our ass to make sure everyone that attends gets the most out of it as they possibly can, and that everyone has a blast.

Find out more on the event’s website here.


IT Leadership Summit

Adelaide: 3rd April
Melbourne: 5th May
Brisbane: 14th May
Perth: 28th & 29th July
Vendor: Business Insights Asia Pacific (BIAP)
Cost: See website

In times of change and disruption, leadership is critically needed to drive progress, collaboration and innovation in the new world of work. As organisations leverage cutting edge technologies and innovative practices to meet the rising business, workforce and customers expectations, the role of IT leaders will become increasingly challenging as they take their businesses and people on the journey of transformational change. Be the business champion your organisation needs to help it grow and prepare people to adapt and excel in the evolving realities.

Business Insights Asia Pacific (BIAP) looks forward to hosting the 2020 South Australia IT Leadership Summit at Adelaide Convention Centre. The summit is part of the well-established national series, bringing the best (and sometimes most underrated) tech journeys and valuable lessons learnt.

Find out more on the event’s website.

CIO Summit

Perth: 8th May
Sydney: 13th August
Melbourne: 20th November
Vendor: IDG
Cost: On application

The CIO Summit is Australia’s premier gathering of IT leaders. It’s an opportunity for IT chiefs and their direct reports to gain insights from technology and business leaders from Australia and the world.

There is no other place where you will hear from the IT industry’s best speakers who explore the latest IT and business trends that will shape your business this year.

From business transformation and technology project management, staffing and security to the increasingly popular areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the CIO Summit covers the subjects that matter to you.

View more on the event’s website.

CIO Forum

Date: 12th May
Vendor: Connect Media
Location: Sydney
Cost: $544.50 AUD

Rapidly evolving technologies have forever altered the digital landscape. What began as an evolution of capabilities has become a revolution of technology – a digital age moving at a speed with no historic precedent. This is a journey that can no longer be successfully travelled alone, instead of requiring the input of trusted partners and the precise execution of modern technology.

Firmly established as the singular IT leadership event of the Asia-Pacific region, the CIO Forum is returning in 2020 with a refreshed format to guide you through the year ahead.

2019 welcomed industry game-changers including the Head of Information Technology of Uber (USA), the Head of the Australian Space Agency, and Chief Information Officers from Boral, Lendlease, and Ramsay Health Care. This year, over 200 esteemed CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT Directors from all sectors of the national economy will make the ICC their home on 12 May.

View more on the event’s website.

ARN Emerging Leaders

Date: 8th May
Vendor: ARN
Location: Sydney
Cost: Apply on the website

The future of the tech industry rides on the shoulders of our current young leaders. ARN wants to recognise and celebrate these talented individuals making waves in the tech industry.

Hosted as a half-day forum, attendees will hear from industry champions as keynoters and panellists discussing leadership paths and career choices. Hall of Fame members and industry champions will host small groups of future leaders to mentor and advise.

The forum will also include the 30 under 30 Tech Awards showcasing the brightest young talent. The winners of the awards will be announced on May 8.

EDGE 2020

Dates: 26th – 29th
Vendor: ARN
Location: Hamilton Island
Cost: Invite only

EDGE is the leading technology conference for business leaders in Australia and New Zealand, built on the foundations of collaboration, education and advancement.

The market is saturated with conventional conferences following traditional rules of engagement, delivering predictable insights with no actionable takeaways or outcomes.

In an industry fixated on the why, EDGE focuses on the how, offering step-by-step guidance around business growth, customer acquisition and executional excellence.

Attendance at EDGE is by invitation only, limited to decision-makers shaping the technology landscape on both sides of the Tasman.

Such high calibre of attendance is the catalyst for a four-day destination event designed to provide business coaching at an executive-level, targeting seasoned leaders to aspiring entrepreneurs.

View more on the event website.

Diversity, Inclusion and Non-profit

Connecting Up Evolve

Dates: 6th – 8th May
Vendor: Connecting Up
Location: Melbourne
Cost: $80 – $660 AUD

The Connecting Up Conference is a three-day interactive event that aims to help Australian not-for-profits get the most out of technology, training and strategy.

First established in 2004, it is targeted at organisations who are interested in using technology and innovation to improve their impact and achieve better outcomes for the communities they serve.

As technology and the digital landscape continue to evolve rapidly and the competition becomes stronger, not-for-profit organisations need to continue to innovate to keep up with the changes. This is where the Connecting Up Conference can help.

View more on the events website.

Girls in Tech

Dates: 13th – 14th May
Vendor: Catalyst Australia
Location: Melbourne
Cost: From $317 AUD

The Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference is a can’t miss the opportunity to get amped about your career and meet the community of people who can help get you where you want to go. No matter who you are.

Featuring high-energy keynotes, inclusive panel discussions, and breakout sessions led by leaders at the forefront of the technology and business sectors, attendees will walk away with tactical skills, the know-how to navigate the twists and turns of their careers, and a genuine community full of role models, mentors, and new friends. It all happens in Melbourne, Australia, on May 13-14 2020.

Catalyst welcomes everyone – from software engineers, product marketers, human resources pros, investors, college students, data scientists, digital marketers, startup founders, and more.

Studies show two of the biggest reasons people drop out of tech careers are the lack of role models and mentors. At Catalyst, we offer both, and then some.

Whether you’re just starting or looking to change careers, Catalyst is for people ready to take the next step in their personal and professional lives.

View more on the event’s website.