Technology Record - Issue 27: Winter 2022

39 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY NRF: Retail’s Big Show to highlight industry challenges 15-17 January 2023 New York, USA IOT Solutions World Congress: technologies for industry transformation 31 January-2 February 2023 Barcelona, Spain ARC Orlando 2023: driving sustainability, energy transition and performance 6-9 February 2023 Orlando, Florida, USA, and virtual event EuroCIS: steering innovation and business exchange in retail 26 February-2 March 2023 Dusseldorf, Germany Etail West: innovating ecommerce and retail solutions Palm Springs, Florida, USA 27 February-2 March 2023 LogiMed: bringing together the healthcare supply chain Palm Springs, Florida, USA 21-22 March 2023 Smart Retail Tech: creating more personal shopping experiences London, UK 28 February-1 March 2023 Enterprise Connect: where the IT community collaborate Orlando, Florida, USA 27-30 March 2023 BETT Show: driving impact for teachers and learners London, UK 29-31 March 2023 Sibos 2022: using Web3 for decentralised finance Marketplace Summit: enhancing partner growth Willayna Banner, head of Web3 and blockchain at Microsoft, spoke at Sibos 2022 about how emerging technologies will contribute to the decentralisation of global trade finance. According to Banner, Web3 – a concept that builds on the World Wide Web with decentralisation, blockchain technologies and token-based economics – and blockchain technologies within the financial services industry will include artificial intelligence-driven services, edge computing infrastructure and a focus on privacy. Microsoft held its inaugural Marketplace Summit on 15-16 November 2022, which involved leaders from across the firm discussing the future of commerce, business-to-business procurement and how partners can accelerate their growth with Microsoft Cloud Marketplaces. As part of the online event, Microsoft has now made its ISV Success Program globally available in public preview. The programme provides a simplified path for independent software vendors (ISV) to build, publish and grow their solutions within the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. “We are excited to offer this personalised support at the solution level and support every ISV to innovate on the Microsoft Cloud and rapidly go to market through the commercial marketplace,” said Charlotte Yarkoni, president of commerce and ecosystems at Microsoft. Watch the session recordings from the summit here: EVENT REPORT EVENT REPORT