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  • Photo Studio Operations New York 2023

    We are delighted to announce the second annual 'Photo Studio Operations' conference taking place in New York in May 2023. Please join us to network, share, collaborate and learn.

    Photo Studio Operations New York 2023 will welcome seasoned studio experts to explore best practices and encourage fresh thinking whilst sharing their challenges and successes in developing and evolving an optimized, efficient, and agile photo/imaging studio. Speakers will provide ideas and actionable insights on boosting the output of your studio whilst delivering outstanding creative work efficiently, at scale, and on time.

    Who should attend?
    Photo Operations Managers; Studio Operations Managers; Production Managers; Studio Directors, Managers and Assistants; Photo Studio Coordinators; Photographers; Sample Managers, and Studio Operations Solution Providers

    Themes will include:

    - Future proofing and the evolution of technology
    - Stepping up to address sustainability
    - A dualistic approach: managing change and growth at pace
    - Onboarding efficiently and effectively: staffing and resource management
    - Studio optimization to improve workflow and production
    - The case for Automation
    - What does success look like: the importance of metrics and KPIs
    - Opening lines of communication and collaboration in practice




    Category: Conferences | Engineering and Technology


    General Conference Fee: USD 599.00,
    Solution Provider Rate: USD 899.00,
    Access All Areas Pass: USD 799.00

  • Creative Operations New York 2023

    • Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 08:00 AM
    • $899.00 USD

    If Creative Operations is the glue that connects and touches all business points to enable creative vision and strategy to be delivered, don't you want to hear how the industry leaders are doing it? Join us at the world's leading conference dedicated to Creative Operations.

    It's no secret that content has reframed the marketing landscape and with 80% of advertisers now having an in-house agency offering*, it's more important than ever to deliver operational excellence in the holistic ecosystem in which we are operating.

    *World Federation of Advertisers 2022

    Creative Operations New York 2023 invites you to deep dive into the hot topics of today with an eye on the future. Whether you want to network with peers, collaborate on best practices or learn from forward-thinking experts, this event will give you the tools to thrive and succeed in the ever-evolving industry of Creative Operations. Themes will include:

    - Building an effective strategic creative partnership
    - Moving the dial to deliver in a sustainable way
    - Embracing innovation: the evolution of digital and the new world of the metaverse
    - Changing thought patterns to attract tomorrow's talent
    - Creating culture in a corporate world
    - The balancing act of creative vs volume
    - Measuring commercially successful creativity
    - Tightening process nuts and bolts to maximize ROI


    Date and Time: On Thu, 25 May 2023 08:00 - Thu, 25 May 2023 18:00

    Category: Conferences | Engineering and Technology

    General Conference Fee: USD 599.00,
    Solution Provider Rate: USD 899.00,
    Access All Areas Pass: USD 799.00

    Speakers: Kevin Brucato, SVP, Head of Marcom, Technology Jefferies, Colleen Strouse, CPMO Senior Manager, The Home Depot, Barbara Vining Director, Operations Process, The Home Depot, Stacie Santana, Sr Director Creative Services and Operations, The Home Depot, Kate Schmieding, Creative Operations Director, Office of General Services | Media Services, Jerry Melichar, Managing Director of Operations, VMLY and R, Tess Dixon, DesignOps Leader, Roger Hyde, FMR Head of Creative Services and Advertising, Aleka Sansom, Executive Creative Director, Vanguard RHC, Andrea B Ruskin, Partner and Strategic Advisor, Blum Consulting Partners, Inc.

  • QCon New York, the international software development conference for senior software engineers, software architects, and team leads is returning to the Big Apple. Attend in-person at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge or get on-demand access online.

    Between June 13-15, software leaders driving innovation in software engineering and architecture will come together for 3 days of real-world technical talks, practical advice, and actionable insights. Find practical inspiration (not product pitches) from software leaders deep in the trenches creating software, scaling architectures, and fine-tuning their technical leadership to help you make the right decisions.

    QCon New York will focus on innovations and emerging trends in the software development industry. Deep-dive with world-class software leaders on the patterns, practices, and use cases leveraged by early adopter companies. Provisional topics covered at QCon New York include:
    Architectures You've Always Wondered About
    Performance: Designing and Tuning
    Paving the Road: Enhancing Developer Productivity and Experience
    Emerging AI and Machine Learning Trends
    The Tech of FinTech
    Staff+ Engineering in Practice
    Debugging Production
    Architecture in 2025
    Building Security in Earlier
    Building Modern Backends
    Innovations in Data Engineering
    Architecture with Sustainability in Mind
    Remote and Hybrid Work: What Now?
    Socially Conscious Software

    "QCon is a conference that creates opportunities for any developer in the world to talk to talented programmers who use leading-edge technology in their projects and are ready to communicate their experience. QCon inspires!" Alina Lapina, QCon New York Attendee, Senior Developer @Experis Ciber

    With practitioner-driven content, case studies, and technical talks, QCon will provide you with actionable insights and skills that you can take back to your teams.

    At QCon, you'll always find:
    Senior software practitioners first.
    Real-world technical talks.
    No hidden marketing, no sales pitches, no hype.
    Speakers hand-picked by an international program committee.
    'We Care' experience: healthy food, healthy environment, strict code of conduct.

    Attend in-person for an immersive experience

    Attending QCon New York in Brooklyn provides a unique opportunity to learn, build connections and explore one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world. Connect with speakers and peers, attend group problem-solving unconference sessions, and join the conference social events. It's a chance to take your professional development to the next level while experiencing all that New York has to offer.

    New for 2023! Flexible online tickets for on-demand access to most talks.

    QCon's new online pass is a flexible way for senior software developers to learn the latest trends and innovations. The flexible online experience gives you on-demand access to most talks to learn on your terms. Join live problem-solving sessions to discuss your most pressing challenges. Or connect with a global community of peers and speakers in the QCon conference workspace during the conference week. All without needing to travel.

    Build better-connected teams in the heart of New York.

    With hybrid and remote working becoming the norm, team connectedness has become more important than ever. QCon New York brings together international software development teams to connect over new ideas to current challenges, get clarity on emerging tech decisions, and build relationships that extend beyond the conference. Join QCon as a team and save with exclusive discounts for both in-person and online experiences!

    Level-up on the topics that matter the most right now, solve your complex engineering challenges and get clarity on software decisions, workflows, and roadmaps. Don't miss out on real-world insights to help you adopt the right technologies and practices.


    In-person registration starts from: USD 2420.00,
    Online registration starts from: USD 490.00

    Category: Conferences | Engineering and Technology | Technology

    Date and Time: 13th June 2023 at 9:00 am to 15th June 2023 at 6:00 pm

  • Overview:

    Anti-Asian hate is on the rise in the US. In this webinar, SGO co-CEO Felicia Jadczak will discuss what implications this has for Asian communities in the workplace, examples of how Anti-Asian sentiment manifests itself at work, and review some tips and strategies for combating xenophobia at work. 

    Learning Goals:

    • Review terminology related to race and racism
    • Discuss key issues such as caste discrimination and the model minority myth
    • Practice responding and applying ally skills to combat AAPI hate at work
  • Overview:

    As a manager, you understand the importance of having a high-performing team. Emotional intelligence plays a critical role in achieving this goal. In this webinar, DEI Facilitator Rachel Sadler will explore the importance of emotional intelligence for managers and provide practical strategies for enhancing your emotional intelligence skills. You’ll gain valuable insights that will help you become a more effective leader and build stronger, more resilient teams. 

    Learning Goals:

    • Learn the definition of emotional intelligence 
    • Learn how to recognize trauma responses in team members
    • Develop strategies to implement emotional intelligence as part of your leadership practice
  • Overview:

    Colorism, or discrimination on skin color, is pervasive in American society and affects people of all races and ethnicities. DEI Facilitator Kia Rivera will discuss the origin of colorism in the United States and its many negative consequences, what it means to be “white passing”, and learn ways that we may consciously or unconsciously perpetuate colorism and racism in our lives. By attending this webinar, you’ll gain a better understanding of the harmful effects of colorism and become empowered to take action to promote greater equity and inclusion. 

    Learning Goals:

    • Gain knowledge of terms such as colorism, white passing and presenting 
    • Gain awareness of how colorism was constructed in the United States
    • Discuss and reflect on areas in which we may consciously or unconsciously perpetuate colorism
    • Understand how colorism is a manifestation of racism and how that manifests at the ideological, individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels