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Low-Code Is Trending Up! OutSystems Announces Dates and Keynotes for NextStep Conferences in Boston and Amsterdam


Michael Bartley (UK)
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14th June, 2018 – London, UK -- OutSystems today announced the keynote speakers for NextStep 2018, the number one event series focused on low-code and digital transformation. This year’s conferences will take place first in Boston, September 25-27, at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, followed by Amsterdam, October 8-9, in the historic Taets Art and Event Park.

OutSystems visionary CEO Paulo Rosado, whose leadership drove the company to a recent valuation of more than $1 billion, will headline this year’s keynotes. Additional keynote speakers for NextStep 2018 include a shortlist of insightful leaders, adept at identifying emerging technology trends and cultivating teams and organisations to unprecedented growth.
NextStep Boston keynote speaker, George Blankenship, is widely credited for driving consumer adoption and engagement throughout his career, but notably as an executive at Gap Inc., Apple, and most recently Tesla. In his presentation, Blankenship will share his highly sought-after insights on building--and maintaining--brand loyalty and ensuring that organisations remain forward-thinking in evolving markets.

  • Wired Magazine’s executive editor and tech-trend spotter, Jeremy White, keynotes day 2 in Amsterdam. From the Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to smart cities, and flying cars to passenger drones, White has firsthand experience identifying emerging trends, as well as personal contact with the global business leaders driving them.

Complementing a stellar keynote lineup, attendees will have dual content streams to follow:

  • Moving from Strategy to Digital Initiatives: This stream explores the path from ideation to implementation, with panels and stand-alone presentations covering modern agility, APIs, and a look into the future of human AI-assisted development.
  • Modern IT in Practice: For those seeking practical guidance on emerging low-code technologies and methods, this stream includes sessions covering modern application methods, microservices, DevOps, and consumer-facing app development.

These streams are in addition to a full schedule of product demos, networking breaks, and the highly anticipated OutSystems Innovation Awards programme, which recognises OutSystems customers who are delivering in truly innovative ways.

After a full day of presentations from futurists and technologists, and networking with more than a thousand CIOs, CTOs, IT leaders, and developers, attendees can take in the sights, sounds, and tastes at this year’s venues. Boston’s Renaissance Waterfront hotel offers unparalleled views of the Seaport District, with more outdoor dining options than anywhere else in the city.

Amsterdam’s Taets Art and Event Park, surrounded by the North Sea Canal, is the perfect marriage of form and function, mirroring the modern design found throughout the city, but in a unique, historic setting.

OutSystems would like to thank NextStep 2018 returning sponsors: Deloitte (Global sponsor), Truewind, Noesis, Do iT Lean, Infosistema, CoolProfs, Glintt, Conclusion, Synobsys, Roff, Inforza, AskBlue, Everis. And welcome to our new sponsor: Tech Mahindra.

Register Today!
Last year’s events sold out, so be sure to register soon. Learn more about this year’s sessions, get venue and travel information, or learn more about this year’s sponsors on our website.

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Explore careers at OutSystems, named a Top Cloud Employer by Forbes three years in a row. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn.

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