With a few teammates of my company, we are thinking about organizing a conference about distributed systems, big data/databases, and machine learning. I already got some money saved for the organization and also for renting a cool place where to do it. The conference would be in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the end of April or beginning of May 2018. The conference would take one or two days.
We have already talked with a few companies and we might be able to pay between 3 and 5 plane tickets to invite a few speakers that live in the US/Europe. We have already talked with a few possible speakers and they told us they would be interested in talking at the conference. The rest of the speakers would be speakers working in the local industry.
Do you have any recommendation on who to invite? From your point of view which are the more interesting and accessible people to follow in big data, machine learning, distributed systems and programming languages design.
I have organized a few conferences but not related to the software industry. Do you have any recommendation or tip related to the organization of a conference?