Predict 2023: Stand and Deliver

It’s that time of year again—the New Year’s ritual: Time to predict the big trends in your world for the new year. By now you have probably seen dozens of headlines, articles, videos and interviews telling you what big trends will shape the coming year. Here at Techstrong Group, our Predict virtual event is built around this New Year’s ritual. This year, Predict is January 12, 2023 and, not to blow our own horn, but I think it is our best Predict event yet.

What sets this event apart? Well, we have a real Techstrong Research team now headed up by Mike Rothman and Mitchell Ashley who are leading this year’s Predict event. We will have four tracks: DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud-native and digital transformation. Each track will kick off with either Mitchell or Mike presenting a Techstrong Research trends report for that market.

After the trends report, there will be a keynote panel featuring some of the top thought leaders in each of these fields. This will be followed by other sessions that explore what this upcoming year has in store. Many of these sessions will be streamed live on January 12, 2023 and allow for audience questions and input.

But wait—there’s more! One session I am really looking forward to features John Willis and Damon Edwards live at Techstrong Group Studios giving us their personal predictions for 2023. John and Damon need no introduction to the DevOps community. This should be a great session, so don’t miss it. I am also moderating two great panels; one is with C-level executives from CloudBees, JFrog and GitLab and Kohsuke Kawaguchi (KK), the creator of Jenkins and co-CEO of Launchable. The other panel features my friend Emmet Keefe of Insight Ignite who has his finger on the pulse of the digital transformation market.

The best part? We’ll have a live chat available so you can interact with the speakers and network with your fellow attendees. And you can register and attend Predict 2023 for free. That’s right—this analyst-led, daylong virtual interactive event is free. Don’t wait! Head over right now and register here.

Another highlight will be the announcement of our DevOps Dozen winners at the event. This year, the DevOps Dozen broke all of our previous records for both nominations and community votes. It has been quite a tough job selecting the winners from such incredible submissions and nominations.

I haven’t even mentioned the amazing cybersecurity sessions hosted by Mike Rothman or the sessions covering the cloud-native vision with Mitchell Ashley and digital transformation with Mike Vizard. There is just so much great insight you won’t want to miss.

A big thank you to all of the sponsors, panelists and speakers who help us make this event a true standout. If you want to get a head start on learning about big trends for 2023 and how they’ll impact cloud-native, cybersecurity, DevOps and digital transformation, check out these articles and register for Predict 2023 on January 12, 2023. We hope to see you there! 


Alan Shimel

As Editor-in-chief of and Container Journal, Alan Shimel is attuned to the world of technology. Alan has founded and helped several technology ventures, including StillSecure, where he guided the company in bringing innovative and effective networking and security solutions to the marketplace. Shimel is an often-cited personality in the security and technology community and is a sought-after speaker at industry and government conferences and events. In addition to his writing on and Network World, his commentary about the state of technology is followed closely by many industry insiders via his blog and podcast, "Ashimmy, After All These Years" ( Alan has helped build several successful technology companies by combining a strong business background with a deep knowledge of technology. His legal background, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality.

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