Amsterdam: a renowned ICT hub

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is exceptionally well connected digitally. It is a home to fast connections and high broadband internet utilisation rates, as well as the largest data transfer hub in the world. As such, Amsterdam is a thriving base for the ICT industry and it is no surprise that the city is a very popular location for professional ICT events. A number of interesting meetings and conferences have already been announced to take place in Amsterdam over the coming months.

Casual Connect

From 11 to 13 February 2014, the Beurs van Berlage will host the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field. The Casual Connect event is the main event for professionals in the casual gaming field and is organised by the Casual Games Association. Gaming giants such as Spilgames, Big Fish and Everyplay will be present during this event, enjoying plenty of chances to network and to take the industry to the next level. More information can be found here.

Emerce eRetail 

On 18 March 2014, the 4th edition of eRetail will take place at Spant! in Bussum, in the vicinity of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. It is regarded as the main event for retailers to learn more about sales across multiple channels and e-commerce. Although the main event is in Dutch, it will feature international case studies. You can find more information (in Dutch) and register here.

Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Summit

On 2 & 3 April 2014, IT executives, management, architects, business intelligence and data warehousing professionals will gather in Amsterdam for the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Summit. Here they can take a detailed and practical look at the latest developments in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence.

Top-rated speakers such as Claudia Imhoff, Colin White and Mike Ferguson will talk about key topics such as:

  • How is big data enriching the analytical capabilities of organisations?
  • New technology for developing more agile BI architectures
  • The how and why of Real-Time Operational Intelligence?
  • How Data Science is changing the way organisations do business
  • Taming the distributed data landscape with Enterprise Data Integration
  • How to embed Hadoop and NoSQL in existing data warehouse architectures?
  • Self service BI – best practices and practical checklist  

You can learn more about the event and register here.

Emerce Conversion

On 10 April 2014, marketing experts will converge in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam for the Emerce Conversion event. Online marketeers, e-commerce managers, site owners and other professionals in the field can enrich their knowledge and network during this inspiring event. You can find more information (in Dutch) and register here.

OpenCo Amsterdam

After successful editions in the United States, OpenCo is now heading to continental Europe with an edition taking place in Amsterdam on 15 May 2014. OpenCo is best described as a new business conference mixed with the relaxed atmosphere of an open studio day or music festival. This event provides participants with the opportunity to meet game-changing individuals and get inspired. More information about the event can be found here.

Mobile Convention Amsterdam

On 22 May 2014, professionals from the mobile business world will gather in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam for the Mobile Convention (MCA) 2014. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, MCA 2014 will feature keynote speeches, mobile experts and inspirational speakers, all combined with invaluable opportunities to participate and network. Mobile Convention Amsterdam is the leading platform for mobile marketing, services and m-commerce. More than 800 international professionals from companies such as KLM, Google, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Microsoft, Philips and Heineken will share their vision about mobile marketing and innovation, social media, mobile payments, augmented reality and mobile advertising.

You can find more information and register for the event here.