Hello, I’m Isabel Blakemore, Tech Journalist at UC Today

Cisco Live was supposed to be held at the beginning of March, in Melbourne, Australia, but event organisers cancelled the conference, meaning 8,500 would-be attendees remained in their home countries. The same goes for Google, who also cancelled I/O 2020, a conference slated to take place from May 12th to the 14th, along with its Google News Initiative Summit.

Facebook also cancelled its annual developer conference F8 due to rising COVID-19 concerns, originally slated for May 5th & 6th. Starting off the trend of tech event cancellation was the mammoth of a conference, Mobile…