Technology, innovation and digital transformation events calendar


Ashleigh Macfarlane Event, digitalisation, InsurTech...

Key european conferences, summits and forums... 


Global Innovation Institute Conference

Paris, France, 20-21 September 2018

The event’s theme is Transforming Capital Markets through Technology. 500 senior executives and their teams who are driving strategic innovation in technology and operations from Europe’s leading financial institutions attend. 


UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit

London, UK, 20 September 2018

Robo-advice and digital wealth management are a fast-growing part of Financial Services digital transformation. The technology’s real potential lies in its use being extended to insurance, pensions and other sectors. As robo-advice matures and expands from innovative start-ups to incumbents who are increasingly adopting or integrating the technology into their business models, having a clear perspective, not only of how the market is developing and where the opportunities will lie in the future, but also of regulatory expectations, will become increasingly critical. The latter point is particularly relevant given the FCA’s recent, multi-firm review of automated investment services.

Innovation Summit 2018 Europe

London, UK, 20 September 2018

Join 150+ leading thinkers and practitioners exploring insights and strategies for successfully embracing AI and machine learning to build truly intelligent companies. Hear from a variety of inspirational speakers pushing the boundaries in artificial intelligence – including BrandsEye, CognitionX, Darktrace, DeepMind and Find out answers to questions such as ‘Will AI reshape what work means and how wealth is created?’ and ‘Should the responsibility for developing safe and ethical AI lie with the companies that build them?’ Hear from corporates leading the way in AI – including BP, Philips, Shazam and Monzo.


MarketMinds InsurTech Conference

London, UK, 21 September

Insurance 3.0 provides a level-playing field for entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, young professionals, development agencies and insurance mavericks to engage, discover and build big ideas. From ground-breaking concepts to a series of innovation pitches, networking opportunities and “Silicon Valley” match-making sessions; be a part of one of the most diverse, pioneering and collaborative gatherings in the insurance innovation world.​

Blockchain Technology Conference

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 26 September 2018

This conference brings together Blockchain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation. These experts will explore some of the technology and the many applications of Blockchain in Financial Services, and the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Amsterdam using this technology.

Blockchain Live

London, UK, 26 September 2018

Blockchain Live unites the pioneers with the newcomers, the innovators with the investors, the community with industry.Whatever your blockchain understanding, through a series of business case-studies, keynote sessions and networking breakouts across 9 content theatres and the supplier exhibition, Blockchain Live will take your knowledge to the next level.  

Digital Future Congress

Essen, Germany, 8 November 2018

The one-day congress fair will be dedicated to the most important digitisation topics for SMEs, under the motto "discover business 4.0". It’s one of the largest fairs with a full range of services covering all core areas of digitisation, such as IoT, CRM, ERP and DMS. Expect more than 120 exhibitors, speakers, panel discussions, keynote speeches and workshops.

Global Digital Transformation and Innovation Summit

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16-17 November 2018

The summit aims to bridge leaders and employees across various industries to create a unified initiative for global digital transformation and innovation, making transformation a reality. It will enable participants to prepare for this rapid digitalisation pace, witness the global business leader's view on future of digital business and explore trends to build business strategies.

Global Innovation Management and Digital Transformation Conference

Berlin, Germany, 22-23 November

The conference provides insight into the new ways work is getting done, examining the impact of digital technologies, exploring go-to-market strategies, digital revenue models, new methods of handling governance, risk and compliance, customer experience management and combining front, middle and back-office/internal operations through IT as a service, business process as a service, crowdsourcing, automation & cognitive, IoT, analytics, cloud and platform-fueled technologies.


Data Festival 2019

Munich, Germany, 19-21 March 2019

The focus here is on Data Science & Machine Learning, Data Engineering & Architecture, Data Visualisation & Analytics, Fast Data, Infrastructure & Databases as well as Agile Development, Blockchain, Data Ethics and Data Privacy. 

Rethink IT Europ

Berlin, Germany, 18-20 April 2019

The summit brings together CIOs & senior IT executives to discuss key industry topics, share knowledge, create new partnerships, and identify opportunities for their business. 30+ top speakers and moderators, 20+ best practices, 20+ round tables & 150 top level executives.


Hannover, Germany, 24-28 June 2019

CEBIT is geared to generating business leads and bright ideas. It covers everything essential to the digitisation of business, government and society. The innovations on display give IT professionals and decision-makers, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and future proof their operations. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups, and the conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts.