March in Sydney – The Top Tech Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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When it comes to Sydney’s tech scene it would seem that March is officially the month to mingle, bursting at the seams with conferences, events, workshops, and meetups. International Women’s Day takes centre stage with an exciting slew of events celebrating trailblazing women in tech while promising a ton of learnings, inspiration and the opportunity to grow your professional community. But that’s not all, next month’s events calendar covers everything from agri-tech, AI, neobanks, data science, cybersecurity, and digital product innovation. So here they are, the top tech events in Sydney this March …

 

Kickass Women Slaying the Tech World: International Women’s Day Edition

3rd March
General Assembly Sydney, 1 Market Street Sydney
Free

In celebration of International Women’s Day, General Assembly are hosting a panel of kickass female leaders in tech, sharing their learnings, failings, and secrets of success. With all the hallmarks of a fun night, this is a great opportunity to learn, be inspired and connect with likeminded people.

 

A Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence vs Human skills – Opposing or Complementary?

3rd March
Stone & Chalk, Level 4/11 York St, Sydney
$22

Hear from subject matter experts and startup founders who will share their experience and insights on the impact of AI as well as what you can do to keep your skills and talent relevant and prepare for the future economy. This morning event will feature panellists such as Mike Dovey Director at IAG Firemark Ventures, Phillipa Beltran Product Owner at FlamingoAI and Dima Galat Chief Computing Officer and Co-Founder at Gronade. As an added bonus, for those with little ones Stone & Chalk have partnered with Parenthood360 to provide free childcare at the onsite creche.

 

Stone & Chalk Presents: A better bank? Neobank Startups Share Their Secrets of Success

4th March
Stone & Chalk, Level 4/11 York St, Sydney
$22

With the rise of neobanks this event will explore the nitty-gritty of what it takes to get a neobank up and running. Fintech futurists Mark Pesce and Andrew Davis will lead a discussion followed by Q&A with four trailblazing neobank founders; Dom Pym Co-founder of Up! Banking, Robert Bell Chief Executive Officer at 86 400, Alex Twigg Co-Founder at Judo Bank and Simon Costello CEO at Frankie Financial. For those with little ones, Stone & Chalk have partnered with Parenthood360 to provide free childcare at the onsite creche for the duration of the event.

 

The F Factor Tech Women: IWD Celebration with Lisa Harvey-Smith

9th March
Zip Co, Level 14/10 Spring St, Sydney
Members Only Event

F Factor’s first event in their 2020 series features prolific keynote speaker and Australia’s Women In STEM Ambassador, Lisa Harvey-Smith, followed by an intimate panel Q&A. In what promises to be an inspiring evening Lisa will share her journey from the ignition of her passion for astronomy as a child, to being the Project Scientist for the $188M Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope at CSIRO and her advisory role to the Australian Space Agency. If you’re not already an F Factor member, never fear, there’s still time to join and register for the event.

 

Focus Dinner: Katherine McConnell (Brighte)

10th March
Macquarie Bank, 1 Shelley St, Sydney
$75

To mark International Women’s Day Innovation Bay is inviting female leaders from the startup ecosystem to share their personal story, triumphs, and lessons learned over dinner with an intimate group of founders. The Sydney event will feature Brighte Founder Katherine McConnell and across the course of an intimate dinner guests will hear about how important a strong, diverse team is for growth, leaving a corporate role to pursue an opportunity and why purpose is so important for any business. With only 22 places available the time is now to secure your seat.

 

Women in Big Data – Sydney Launch

12th March
Microsoft Reactor Sydney, Level 10, 11 York Street, Sydney
Free

On a mission to inspire, connect, grow, and champion the success of women in big data there seems to be no better week for the launch Women in Big Data Sydney, the sister organisation to the Canberra outfit birthed in March 2018 by Australian Founder Jane Alexander. Register for this free launch event to hear from industry leaders such as Hema Prasad, Director – Data and Analytics, KPMG, Zoe Higgins, Cloud Engineer, Kasna and Grace Halim, Co-Founder, Kozai.

 

AgTech Summit

17th – 18th March
Rydges World Square Sydney, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney
$2,194.50 

The AgTech Summit is returning for its 3rd installment and is set to shine a light on key challenges facing the sector and the growing demand for technological advancement in agriculture. This two-day event will dissect successful global initiatives and provide a platform for discussion to tackle topics such as the future of farming, AI in farming and how to support Australia’s agri-ambition.

 

Ethics of Data Science Conference 2020

25th – 27th March
Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont Point
From $200

This international conference brings together world-renowned experts from multiple disciplines to discuss the use and misuse of our data. Offering a unique opportunity to engage with cutting edge research in the field, the event has a collective aim to make progress on understanding the viability of algorithmic decision-making through a forum for two-way knowledge transfer between researchers and practitioners as well as ‘masterclasses’ which will see leading Australian scholars in AI ethics engage with leaders in government and industry to both pinpoint the central problems faced in the sector and identify potential solutions.

 

Future of Security, Sydney 2020
26th March
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Free

With data privacy and cybersecurity a paramount challenge for financial services, the 12th Annual Future of Security, Sydney conference will ply attendees with the latest tools and strategies to stay protected against emerging cyber threats in an increasingly vulnerable digital landscape. The full-day event will feature presentations and panel discussions covering topics such as threat detection and intelligence, cloud security and digital identity and access management.

 

Digital Transformation Conference Sydney

26th March
Swissotel Sydney, 68 Market Street, Sydney
$249

The Digital Transformation Conference is heading down under as part of the Digital Transformation World Series of events. Digital leaders from across the globe will share insights into the business application of digital transformation deep-diving into topics such as emerging technology and digital product innovation as well as digital delivery. The full agenda is brimming with keynote presentations, case studies, fireside chats, panel sessions and roundtable discussions led by digital leaders from the likes of Woolworths, Seven West Media, Newscorp and CBRE.

 

DevSecCon Sydney

Postponed

After monitoring the coronavirus situation, this two-day event for DevOps and IT Security professionals has been postponed and looks set to be rescheduled for late October/early November 2020. Stay tuned across the next fortnight for updates.