The Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) produces standards of great interest to BIOS developers. (e.g., SMBIOS) Did you know that DMTF webinars are now available online for on-demand viewing?
There are currently 20+ talks mainly covering virtualization, storage, cloud computing, and the management of these technologies. See:
Note: Viewing requires the user to register with BrightTALK. It’s quick and painless and does not cost anything.