WEBIT.FESTIVAL 2017 Programme


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25 April
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08:00
08:00 Workshop Registration and introductory briefing outdoor
08:30 Exercise 1: Breakfast in the sky, Bungee jumping and flying with a hot air balloon and moto hanglider

Ivan Kristoff Founder, Highrise Emergency Aerial Response Team (H.E.A.R.T.)

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08:30 Exercise 2: Introduction to Mobile Mission Control Center for SAR (Search and Rescue) missions

Ivan Kristoff Founder, Highrise Emergency Aerial Response Team (H.E.A.R.T.)

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09:00
09:47 Opening Show blue
10:00
10:00 Welcome Address

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

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10:20 Welcome Address

Rumen Radev President of Bulgaria

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10:25 Welcome Address

Prof. Teodor Sedlarski Minister of Economy of Bulgaria

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10:28 Video Presentation

Dr. Wan Gang Minister of Science and Technology, The People's Republic of China

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10:30 Video Presentation

Maroš Šefčovič Vice President, Energy Union, European Commission

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10:32 Welcome Address

Marieta Zaharieva Head, Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA)

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10:35 Welcome Address

Yordanka Fandakova Mayor of Sofia

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10:45 SPEED 365 - Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change

Igor Beuker Professional Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, New Breed Trendwatcher

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11:00
11:00 Opening Keynote

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Marcelo Garcia Founder of BroadLights.org

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11:05 Keeping high-tech ‘high-touch’ in the age of a digitized customer experience

Jeffrey Puritt President and CEO, TELUS International

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11:10 Opening address

Yordanka Fandakova Mayor of Sofia

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11:20 Smart solutions for Smart cities

Artur Turemka General Manager for the Balkans, Mastercard

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11:20 Purposeful Innovation at Amazon

Paul Misener VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon

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11:30 Blockchain and Intangible Assets

Alexander Shulgin Founder, Gruppa Kompaniy Familia

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11:35 Smart Cities are technology-enabled cities

Rumyana Trencheva Managing Director, SAP South-East Europe

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11:40 The sustainable smart cities

Malcolm Johnson Deputy Secretary General, ITU

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11:50 Technology for the future of money

Kristo Kaarmann Co-founder & CEO, TransferWise

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12:00
12:00 Welcome and introductory briefing workshop
12:05 Visa & TaxiMe collaborate for modern Sofia Smart City

Krasimira Raycheva Country Lead Bulgaria, Visa

Hristo Chernev Founder & CEO, TaxiMe

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12:05 Fireside Chat

Christian Von Hammel-Bonten Executive VP Global Product Strategy, Wirecard

Liliana Reasor Venture Capital Investor & CEO, Novus Ordo Capital

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12:15 Smart Cities: Smart Administration - Bulgarian Mayors' panel

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Doncho Barbalov ‎Deputy Mayor on Finance, Sofia

Dimitar Nikolov Mayor of Burgas Municipality

Kornelia Marinova Mayor of Lovech Municipality

Tanya Hristova Mayor of Gabrovo Municipality

Arch. Zdravko Zdravkov Chief Architect of Sofia

Ivan Totev Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality

Ivan Portnih Mayor of Varna Municipality

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12:15 International business forum „Contemporary business in the digital era“

Marieta Zaharieva Head, Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA)

Prof. Teodor Sedlarski Minister of Economy of Bulgaria

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12:30 Exercise 1: Establish a connection workshop
12:30 Digital transformation of ING

Benoit Legrand Global Head of FinTech, ING Group

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12:30 Bringing trust and multilingualism to the online environment

Giovanni Seppia External Relations manager, EURid

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12:35 We will spend the rest of our lives in the future

Martin Wezowski Chief Designer, SAP

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12:45 Green Tech Startups Pitches startup
12:45 Trends in cross-border payments: cooperation with fintech is key

Michel Stuijt CEO, Eurogiro

Or Benoz Founder and CEO of Rewire

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12:45 Enabling the Transforming World of Payments

Oded Salomy General Manager for Israel, Visa

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12:55 VR and global surgical training

Prof. Shafi Ahmed Consultant Surgeon & Co-founder, Virtual Medics & Medical Realities

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13:00
13:00 Cocktail bulgaria-hall
13:10 Smart Cities: Smart Administration panel

Doncho Barbalov ‎Deputy Mayor on Finance, Sofia

Ljubo Bešlić Mayor, Mostar

Prof. Flavia Marzano City Councillor for Roma Semplice, Rome

Hermano Sanches Ruivo Councilor and Member of the Paris Agency for Development

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13:10 The future of shopping is happening how

Brian Morris Senior Business Leader, Digital Payments Lead Central and Eastern European Markets, Mastercard Worldwide

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13:25 Search, then authentically mobile and then towards bots

Gareth Williams Founder & CEO, Skyscanner

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13:30 Lunch break + Leaders Lunch (invitation only) all
13:40 Invisible Intelligent Infrastructure

Joe Baguley VP & CTO, EMEA, VMware

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13:55 Cities Digital Transformation

Amr Salem Global Managing Director for Smart Cities, Internet of Everything, Cisco Systems

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14:00
14:00 Exercise 2: Remote monitoring workshop
14:00 Corporate Security with Samsung Knox

Marcin Pszenny B2B Senior Technical Account Manager, Samsung

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14:00 Presentations of Bulgarian StartUp companies

Boryana Mincheva BSMEPA

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14:01 Travel Startups Pitches startup
14:05 Balancing Privacy and Security in the EU

Dr. Andreas Mitrakas Head of Unit – Data Security & Standardisation, ENISA

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14:20 Let’s put a cyber security smile on the face of your top dogs: Achieving dynamic cyber risk & spend control in your intimate threat environment

Boris Goncharov Chief Cyber Security Strategist, AMATAS

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14:35 Cybercrime: A coordinated response

Raj Samani Chief Scientist, MccAfee

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14:37 Digital Entertainment Startup Pitches startup
14:50 The Economics of Web Scraping: Ubiquity and Danger

Rami Essaid Co-Founder, Distil Networks

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14:55 The age of disruption

Ivaylo Slavov CEO, BulPros

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15:00
15:00 Exercise 3: Verify crew workshop
15:05 Industrial Internet (of Things) Security Challenges and Opportunities

Ulrich Seldeslachts CEO, LSEC - Leaders In Security

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15:05 The Power of Proximity: How technology will transform every industry in the 21st Century

Robert C. Wolcott Founder & Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)

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15:10 Integrating Systems in Future Cities

Mike Pitts Interim Head of Urban Living & Built Environment, Innovate UK

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15:20 Digital transformation in the most real world

Roby Stancel Partner for Europe and Innovation, VCI

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15:20 Sanctioned Apps

Dermot Williams Managing Director Threatscape

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15:25 Fireside chat

Raj Samani Chief Scientist, MccAfee

Sridhar Iyengar CEO, Elemental Machines

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15:35 Customer Journey through creative content. Engagement vs Scale.

Denise Parkinson Global Entertainment Director, Telegraph Media Group

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15:45 Solar Coalition

Manon Jutte Strategist Energy Transition, Alliander

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15:49 Digital Commerce Startup Pitches startup
15:50 Quantum Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Vasil S. Denchev Chief Software Architect of Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, Google

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15:50 Mobile first was Yesterday Today is AI first

Hristo Hristov CEO of Netinfo; Official Representative and Chairman of IAB

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16:00
16:00 Fireside Chat: New Mobility, New Paradigms

Alexander Renz Managing Partner, New Mobility Consulting

Dominik Schiener Blockchain expert and co-founder of IOTA

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16:00 Panel

Russell McAthy CEO, CUBED Attribution

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16:05 Importance of 'Story' in Storytelling

Graham McDonnell Creative Director, T Brand Studio International - The New York Times

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16:05 Augmentating Reality and Artificial Intelligence are changing collaboration.

Mark Val Founder & CEO, ARX

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16:05 To be announced

David Lennon Global Creative Director, WSJ. Custom Studios

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16:20 The rise of 'how to' and the opportunity in solutions

Scott Arpajian CEO, Softonic

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16:20 AI and User Experience

Kyle Outlaw VP Experience, Sapient Razorfish

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16:25 Fireside chat: Mobility For everyone

Luisella Giani Digital Director EMEA, Oracle

Jens Wohltorf Co-founder & CEO, Blacklane

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16:30 Innovating and working with FinTechs @ING: how to accelerate change / Near future of digital banking for corporates

Benoit Legrand Global Head of FinTech, ING Group

Bert Van Drie Head of Channels, ING Group

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16:30 Panel

Praveen Paranjothi VC investor, European Investment Fund

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16:35 Innovation in Digital Data Activation in Programmatic Media trading – Bid Enrichment

Andrey Khemmelis Deputy GM, Emerging Technology, Iponweb

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16:35 Humanistic Transhumanism

Maurice Grinberg Co-founder, Chair of the Board, ASSIST - Assistive Technologies

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16:49 Mobile Startup Pitches startup
16:50 How Esports & Gaming define Entertainment for Millennials

Arnd Benninghoff EVP, CEO MTGx Digital Ventures

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16:50 Marketing Automation and the use of AI

Russell McAthy CEO, CUBED Attribution

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16:50 Discussion panel: New Mobility

Sohaila Ouffata Investment Principal BMW i Ventures

Julie Alexander Director, Urban Development, Siemens

Janko Milunovic COO at Startupbootcamp

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16:55 AI/VR Startup Pitches startup
16:55 Panel

Peter Rahnev Head of Cloud Services, Oblak.bg

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17:00
17:05 Discussion panel on Digital Entertainment and Media

Graham McDonnell Creative Director, T Brand Studio International - The New York Times

Jason Jercinovic President & Global Brand Director, Havas Worldwide

Vinay Solanki Head of Commercial Growth Fund, Channel 4

David Lennon Global Creative Director, WSJ. Custom Studios

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17:25 Panel

Menny Barzilay CEO & Cyber Security Strategist, FortyTwo

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17:31 Metrix & Data Startup Pitches startup
17:40 Monetize digital & ecommerce in a global enterprise

Dennis Van Heezik Global Head of E-Commerce, Philips Lighting

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17:50 SMEs Workshop Closing Address bulgaria-hall
17:55 Use of customer feedback

Ward Van Duffel VP, Direct to Consumer, LEGO

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18:00
18:10 How will we sell products when there is no act of purchase anymore

Gael De Talhouet VP Digital Transformation, SCA

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18:30 Official Reception by the President of Bulgaria (invitation only) all
19:00
19:30 Sofia Urban Summit all
20:00
20:00 Webit Awards Ceremony all
21:00
21:30 Official Webit.Party (Special Guest special guest e Low Deep T - He will tell us about Casablanca!) all
26 April
All events All stages
09:00
09:00 Architectural Hackaton: Elevated Habitat v1.0 workshop
09:30 Presentations of innovative projects and Bulgarian ICT companies

Boryana Mincheva BSMEPA

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10:00
10:00 Keynote

Thimo Schmitt-Lord Executive Director and Head, Bayer Foundations

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10:00 Opening keynote

Rosen Plevneliev President of Bulgaria (2012 – 2017)

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10:05 Bi-oT | How the IoT is Accelerating Science

Sridhar Iyengar CEO, Elemental Machines

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10:15 Fireside chat

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Martin Kern Interim Director,European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

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10:15 Health Startup Pitches startup
10:20 Bluetooth 5. Go Faster. Go Further

Martin Woolley Technical Program Manager, Bluetooth SIG

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10:30 SasSy design From thinking big to thinking small

Ditte Hammarström Founder, Snowfire

Emil Sundberg CEO, Snowfire

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10:30 Digital innovation for health and ageing well: Turning societal challenges into opportunities

Ilias Iakovidis Adviser in DG Connect, EU Commission

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10:35 Fixing education for the AI age

Conrad Wolfram Director of Strategic and International Development at Wolfram Research

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10:45 Europe’s Innovation Ecosystem

Martina Larkin Head of Europe and Eurasia, World Economic Forum

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10:50 The Death of Empathy; why global brand consistency doesn’t matter anymore

Chris Clarke Chief Creative Officer, DigitasLBi

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10:50 Game Mechanics put to good use

Norihisa Wada Executive SeVP & CMO EdulLab

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10:55 The Digital Transformation of Axel Springer From print publisher to digital disrupter

Michael Paustian Creative Director and Head of Strategic Product Development, Axel Springer

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11:00
11:00 Fireside Chat

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Brittany Kaiser Director - Cambridge Analytica and the SCL Group

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11:05 Тhe role technology plays in education, and how such technology can positively impact future learning

Nadine Levitt CEO & Opera Singer and Songwriter, Wurrly

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11:10 Lessons from the Front Line: The imperative for ethical practices in AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Jason Jercinovic President & Global Brand Director, Havas Worldwide

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11:20 What Authenticity Really Means

Aaron Harvey Co-founder & Executive Creative Director, Ready, Set, Rocket

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11:20 A Learning Company – Inside and Out

Markus Witte CEO, babbel.com

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11:21 IoE Startup Pitches startup
11:25 Internet Freedom: Myth or An Evolving Reality?

Baglan Rhymes Chief Digital Officer, AnchorFree Inc.

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11:30 Round table. Opportunities for digitization of Bulgarian business and integration of start-up companies

Sasha Bezuhanova MOVE.BG

Petar Statev ICT Cluster

Prof. Georgi Todorov Technical University of Sofia

Neven Boyanov Interlekta

Theodor Bobochikov EntraWind

Emiliya Stefanova MD, Аll Channels | Advertising, All Channels Communication Group

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11:35 Panel discussion: Embracing Digital Transformation

Safdar Mustafa Head of Digital Products, AL JAZEERA NETWORK

Cristian Citu Senior Director, Group Digital Strategy, DHL - Global Headquarters

Luisella Giani Digital Director EMEA, Oracle

Grégoire Vigroux Vice-President Marketing of TELUS International Europe

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11:35 The first automated sign language translator, to improve the lives of 70 million people

Zsolt Robotka CEO & Founder, SignAll Technologies

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11:40 Privacy, Security, and the Internet of Things

Travis LeBlanc Chief, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

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11:50 Bringing it all together - what can we learn from IoT, AI, and Cloud

Jonas Jacobi VP, Cloud and Mobile Technology Strategy, IBM

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11:55 Euro Refugee Crisis

Marton Benedek International Coordinator, DG HOME, EU Commission

Guillaume Capelle Co-founder and director, SINGA

Neely Rifai Event Coordinator at Global Webit Series

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12:00
12:05 Winning The Hearts, Minds and Wallets of Digital Consumers: A Case Study In Localization

Nasser Sahlool VP, Digital Strategy, DAC Group

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12:05 From Clouds to Fog, the Global Forecast for Edge Computing

Eric Klinker co-Founder and CEO of Resilio Inc.

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12:20 Today’s Entitled Consumer: Meeting Her Demands

Nick Worth Chief Marketing Officer, Selligent

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12:20 Do borders matter in the digital world (Regional cloud providers becoming ever more important)

Peter Rahnev Head of Cloud Services, Oblak.bg

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12:25 Why being a Business Angel helps save the world

Peter E. Braun Member Board of Directors at EBAN

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12:35 Transforming healthcare with big data

Dr. Lisa Latts Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health

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12:40 Innovation for Zero Hunger

Hila Cohen Private Sector Partnerships Lead, Innovation Accelerator at World Food Programme

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12:50 The fast-growing CEE risk-capital ecosystem: seizing opportunities and avoiding pitfalls

Marius Ghenea Investment Director, 3TS Capital

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13:00
13:00 The role of patents for startups

Johann Stan Patent examiner, European Patent Office

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13:00 Digital Marketing Panel

Georgi Malchev Managing Partner, Xplora.BG

Ivan Ralchev Partner, 1bike; Project manager, NEXT-DC

Martin Popov General Manager, Digital Agency Interactive Share

Konstantin Yankov Business Development Manager, Metric DS

Miroslava Blagova Digital Marketing Consultant, Veloxoft LTD

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13:15 The Entrepreneurial Revolution in Space

Joe Landon Chairman, Space Angels Network

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13:17 Fintech & Money Startup Pitches startup
13:30 CEO’s Lunch / European Commission Reception (invitation only) all
13:35 VR and Global Surgical Training

Prof. Shafi Ahmed Consultant Surgeon & Co-founder, Virtual Medics & Medical Realities

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13:40 Discussion panel

Bart Becks Founder & CEO, angel.me; Chairman, EURACTIV; Partner, Venturewise investment fund

Maurizio Rossi Founder CoCEO, H-FARM

Praveen Paranjothi VC investor, European Investment Fund

Stamen Yanev CEO of InvestBulgaria Agency

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13:50 Watson Health: Using cognitive technology to address today’s most pressing health challenges

Dr. Lisa Latts Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health

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13:50 AI, a converging technology

Christoph Auer-Welsbach Partner, IBM Ventures

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14:00
14:05 Discussion panel: Startups and corporation world

Brian Collins CMO, AngelHack

Jonas Jacobi VP, Cloud and Mobile Technology Strategy, IBM

Matthias Schanze Principal, Siemens Next47

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14:05 The Medical Wearables are coming

Dr. Andreas Caduff Founder & CEO, Biovotion

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14:15 Fireside Chat: The Future of Hacking and Cyber security

Menny Barzilay CEO & Cyber Security Strategist, FortyTwo

Sergey Gribov Partner at Flint Capital

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14:15 Other Startup Pitches startup
14:20 Digitalization of the Patient Journey

Victor Savevski Chief Digital Officer at Humanitas Healthcare Group

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14:30 Social Media & SEO Panel

Katya Todorova Founder, MEmotion; Managing Partner & CMO, Clientric;

Ognian Mladenov SEO Expert, SEOM.bg

Stanislav Dimitrov Founder, Konversa

Ivo Iliev Digital marketing professional, InteractAGE

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14:35 Democratizing Data-Driven Medicine

Dr. Jurgi Camblong CEO at Sophia Genetics

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14:35 Funding Startups in CEE

Michael Schuster Partner, SpeedInvest

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14:50 Discussion panel: Investments in the CEE Region

Marius Ghenea Investment Director, 3TS Capital

Andrey Kolodyuk Co-founder & Managing Partner, AVentures Capital

Maurizio Rossi Founder CoCEO, H-FARM

Sergey Gribov Partner at Flint Capital

Pavel Bogdanov General partner at Almaz Capital

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14:55 Opening red
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15:00 Learning through mentoring

Ricardo J. Méndez Head of Engineering at Savedo

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15:00 Panel discussion: Megatrends in Healthcare

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Dr. Rosen Dimitrov Public Affairs Manager, Novartis Bulgaria

Dr. Ömer Saka Partner Healthcare Economics, Deloitte Monitor

Milena Stoycheva CEO, JA Bulgaria

Rumyana Trencheva Managing Director, SAP South-East Europe

Dr. Stamen Popov Novartis Oncology Business Unit Head Bulgaria & Macedonia

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15:25 Enterprise App Development & The Mistakes to Avoid

Paul Swaddle Founder and Chairman, Pocket App

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15:30 Fueling growth through innovation M&A

Sriram Prakash Global Lead, Innovation M&A and Venturing Services, Deloitte

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15:45 Discussion panel: Investments in FinTech

Suraj Kumar Rajwani Managing Partner, DoubleRock

Jon Soberg Advisor, 8VC

Alexey Telnov Investment Director, iTech Capital

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15:50 How to create a successful (in business and development) open source project.

Michael "Monty" Widenius Founder & CTO, MariaDB Foundation; Founder MySQL AB

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16:00 SAP and big data in healthcare

Dr. Clemens Suter-Crazzolara VP Product Management for Health and Precision Medicine, SAP

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16:15 Managed entry agreements and the role of “product specific contracts” in the future of reimbursement of medicines in Europe

Dr. Ömer Saka Partner Healthcare Economics, Deloitte Monitor

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16:25 NumericsFlow: a dataflow-oriented distributed computation framework for large-scale numerical experimentation

Dr. Vasil S. Denchev Chief Software Architect of Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, Google

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16:30 From cost to value: the pharmaceutical industry perspective

Dr. Stamen Popov Novartis Oncology Business Unit Head Bulgaria & Macedonia

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16:45 Oncology & Innovation

Prof. Dr. Galina Kurteva Head of the Medical Oncology Clinic, University Oncology Hospital, Sofia

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16:50 Born in the cloud - The new generation of integrated hybrid medical devices

Dr. Andreas Caduff Founder & CEO, Biovotion

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17:00
17:00 Founders Games Official Ceremony and Awards blue
17:05 Sqilline Transforming Human Health

Desislava Mihaylova Founder & Managing Director, Sqilline

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17:15 The secrets of starting a marketplace company

Allan Grant Founder & CTO, Hired

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17:20 Innovation in cardiology – can we go further…?

Prof. Dr. Ivo Petrov Head of Cardiology and Angiology Department, Acibadem City Clinic Sofia.

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17:30 Architectural Hackaton: Entry presentations workshop
17:40 API Accessibility - Key Concepts driving Developer Adoption

Oliver Thamm Technical Co Founder / CTO XapiX.io

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17:40 Real time medicine. Now personalized

Ivailo Dachov Co-founder & managing director, Check Point Cardio

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18:00
18:05 Innovations in healthcare: applying the startup mindset

Milena Stoycheva CEO, JA Bulgaria

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18:20 Q&A session red
19:00
19:00 Architectural Hackaton: Announcing the Winner workshop
19:30 Sofia Urban Summit all

* The organisers retain the right to make adjustments to the conference agenda wherever and whenever necessary.



UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF


THE PRESIDENT OF BULGARIA
THE PRESIDENT OF BULGARIA
THE MAYOR OF SOFIA
THE MAYOR OF SOFIA

WITH THE SUPPORT OF


MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

MINISTRY OF ECONOMY


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