Mobile News

Top Tech Conferences in February 2024

  • Spiceworks News & Insights brings you important technology events and a single point of curated conference catalog for February 2024.
  • Check out six of the most important conferences scheduled for this month.

Unexpected resilience—that’s the term that can aptly describe the economic state of affairs in 2023. With the United States registering a 3.1% growth rate in 2023, helped by a 3.3% growth in the fourth quarter (beating the expected 2%), it seems the country has quelled recession concerns for now.

Across the Atlantic, the Eurozone also had something to cheer about – that the 20 countries who transact in Euro and the 27-member European Union nation bloc stagnated at a 0.1% quarter-over-quarter growth instead of posting deceleration in two consecutive quarters and thus narrowly avoided an economic recession.

Nevertheless, a recession still wouldn’t have mattered, as resilience also seems to be the theme for companies regarding foreseeable expenditure on information technology. Sixty-six percent of organizations plan to increase IT investments, according to Aberdeen Strategy & Research’s State of IT 2024 report. Thirty percent expect them to remain the same, while just 4% of respondents said their IT investments will decrease.

Optimism in tech is indeed a reason to celebrate. As Derek Brink, CISSP, VP and research fellow at Aberdeen, noted in The State of IT Spend in 2024: Managing Choices and Tradeoffs meetup, “IT is the engine for so much of our businesses today,” enabling and influencing so much of business outcomes.

In February, organizations can explore one of the more significant technological enablers of successtelecommunications at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 alongside multiple developer-centric events. Here’s what February 2024 looks like when it comes to technology.

Tech Conferences in February 2024

1. MWC Barcelona 2024

February is for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona, what January is for CES 2024. The conference is, for all intents and purposes, the largest mobile event in the world.

MWC Barcelona 2024 is anticipated to host approximately 90,000 attendees from 202 countries, up from 80,000 last year. The mobile conference will have an extensive 2,400 exhibitors showcasing the latest mobile technologies. The event will hold more than a few dedicated spaces for technology- or region-specific exhibitions.

The event usually also features multiple product announcements. This year, expect all eyes to be on the Nothing Phone 3. Will Moto expand its rapidly expanding product line? Likely. Can Honor release their latest fold phone? We certainly can’t rule it out.

Moreover, as 5G takes over global communications, expect more innovations on that front. MWC Barcelona 2024 themes include 5G and Beyond, Connecting Everything, Humanising AI, Manufacturing DX, Game Changers, and Our Digital DNA.

Location: Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

Date(s): February 26 – 29, 2024

Attendance: Offline; paid registration required

2. Cisco Live Amsterdam 2024

Cisco Live’s European edition of its global events (the others being Las Vegas in June and Melbourne in December) is on schedule this year. The conference can be an excellent way for the Cisco community, its clients, and partners to educate themselves on the company’s tech stack and future endeavors.

Besides offering a glimpse into Cisco’s networking and cybersecurity tech, Cisco Live Amsterdam 2024 will impart technical education and training in 1,332 sessions and allow making connections with peers.

Location: RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date(s): February 5 – 9, 2024

Attendance: Registration is closed for offline attendance. Cisco Live Amsterdam 2024 will be broadcast live.

See More: Show Me the Data: Aberdeen Experts Talk IT Spending in New Spotlight Series Meetup

3. DeveloperWeek | SF Bay Area

Thousands of IT pros are expected to converge in the Mecca of the tech world, the San Francisco Bay Area, alongside business executives later in February. DeveloperWeek is the first of the year-long series of conferences dedicated to tech and management across the US, Europe, and Latin America.

DeveloperWeek is scheduled to conduct workshops, expositions, conference sessions, hackathons, and more on artificial intelligence, cloud, microservices, DevOps, or security, not to mention keynotes from Vercel, RedHat, Slack, eBay, Veracode, and Box leadership.

DeveloperWeek 2024 will hold a two-day DevExec World comprising roundtable talks, educational talks, and networking events for engineering managers, tech executives, and lead developers.

The event can also serve as an opportunity to hunt development, engineering, software architecture, and management talent. 

Location: Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA, USA

Date(s): February 21 – 23, 2024

Attendance: Offline, paid registration required

4. Web Summit Qatar

The tiny Middle Eastern gas-rich nation is all set to host the Web Summit following the European version of the event in November last year. Web Summit Qatar 2024 is expected to welcome almost 12,000 individuals, over 800 startups, and 100 partners from over 80 countries.

The premier conference, held for the first time in Qatar, is also expected to host several speakers, including business and tech executives, venture capitalists, an astronaut, a footballer, and more, sharing their opinions across 12 tracks. Web Summit Qatar will also attract more than 300 investors.

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), Doha, Qatar

Date(s): February 26 – 29, 2024

Attendance: Offline, paid registration required

5. CISO Sydney 2024

Information security is steadily becoming a core business function instead of a siloed operational element within an organization. CISO Sydney themes include Cyber Strategy, Most Secure Cyber Nation, Cross-Functional Collaboration, Cultural Change, and Close Gaps.

The chief attendees at the third annual CISO Sydney conference include the former Australian prime minister, Netflix head of security, technology, assurance and risk, Charles Nwutu, several Australian government executives, academics, and more.

Location: Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia

Date(s): February 20 – 21, 2024

Attendance: Offline, paid registration required

6. Product-Led Summit

Techies, look away!! This one is for your product managers who have two days of networking and conferences ahead of them later this month.

Product-Led Summit will feature exclusive roundtable discussions, fireside chats, regular sessions, and more. Watch Spiceworks Ziff Davis’ VP Product, Christina Bourne, during the ‘Efficiency over growth – The new paradigm in product management’ panel on Day 1 of the Product-Led Summit.

Location: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, TX, USA

Date(s): February 13 – 14, 2024

Attendance: Offline, paid registration required

Which events do you plan on attending in February 2024? Share with us on LinkedInOpens a new window