First Announced Speakers



Rumen Radev

President of Bulgaria

Yordanka Fandakova

Mayor of Sofia

Gareth Williams

Founder & CEO, Skyscanner

Prof. Teodor Sedlarski

Minister of Economy of Bulgaria

Jason Jercinovic

President & Global Brand Director, Havas Worldwide

Igor Beuker

Professional Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, New Breed Trendwatcher

Chris Clarke

Chief Creative Officer, DigitasLBi

Denise Parkinson

Global Entertainment Director, Telegraph Media Group

Paul Misener

VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon

Jonas Jacobi

VP, Cloud and Mobile Technology Strategy, IBM

Dr. Wan Gang

Minister of Science and Technology, The People's Republic of China

Cristian Citu

Senior Director, Group Digital Strategy, DHL - Global Headquarters

Kyle Outlaw

VP Experience, Sapient Razorfish

Christian Von Hammel-Bonten

Executive VP Global Product Strategy, Wirecard

Plamen Russev

Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Artur Turemka

General Manager for the Balkans, Mastercard

Marieta Zaharieva

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

Rosen Plevneliev

President of Bulgaria (2012 – 2017)

Christoph Auer-Welsbach

Partner, IBM Ventures

Allan Grant

Founder & CTO, Hired

Paul Swaddle

Founder and Chairman, Pocket App

Andrey Kolodyuk

Co-founder & Managing Partner, AVentures Capital

Brian Morris

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

Dennis Van Heezik

Global Head of E-Commerce, Philips Lighting

Nasser Sahlool

VP, Digital Strategy, DAC Group

Scott Arpajian

CEO, Softonic

Baglan Rhymes

Chief Digital Officer, AnchorFree Inc.

Jeffrey Puritt

President and CEO, TELUS International

Ward Van Duffel

VP, Direct to Consumer, LEGO

Ditte Hammarström

Founder, Snowfire

Emil Sundberg

CEO, Snowfire

Graham McDonnell

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

Nick Worth

Chief Marketing Officer, Selligent

Dr. Lisa Latts

Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health

Ricardo J. Méndez

Head of Engineering at Savedo

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer, SAP

Arnd Benninghoff

EVP, CEO MTGx Digital Ventures

Andrey Khemmelis

Deputy GM, Emerging Technology, Iponweb

Vinay Solanki

Head of Commercial Growth Fund, Channel 4

Aaron Harvey

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

Hristo Hristov

CEO of Netinfo; Official Representative and Chairman of IAB

David Lennon

Global Creative Director, WSJ. Custom Studios

Prof. Shafi Ahmed

Consultant Surgeon & Co-founder, Virtual Medics & Medical Realities

Nadine Levitt

CEO & Opera Singer and Songwriter, Wurrly

Sridhar Iyengar

CEO, Elemental Machines

Oded Salomy

General Manager for Israel, Visa

Joe Baguley

VP & CTO, EMEA, VMware

Norihisa Wada

Executive SeVP & CMO EdulLab

Gael De Talhouet

VP Digital Transformation, SCA

Rami Essaid

Co-Founder, Distil Networks

Benoit Legrand

Global Head of FinTech, ING Group

Sohaila Ouffata

Investment Principal BMW i Ventures

Markus Witte

CEO, babbel.com

David Cass

Chief Information Security Officer Cloud & SaaS Operational Services, IBM

Martin Woolley

Technical Program Manager, Bluetooth SIG

Brian Collins

CMO, AngelHack

Zsolt Robotka

CEO & Founder, SignAll Technologies

Raj Samani

Chief Scientist, MccAfee

Liliana Reasor

Venture Capital Investor & CEO, Novus Ordo Capital

Ulrich Seldeslachts

CEO, LSEC - Leaders In Security

Mark Val

Founder & CEO, ARX

Eric Klinker

co-Founder and CEO of Resilio Inc.

Dermot Williams

Managing Director Threatscape

Dr. Vasil S. Denchev

Chief Software Architect of Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, Google

Michel Stuijt

CEO, Eurogiro

Kristo Kaarmann

Co-founder & CEO, TransferWise

Maurice Grinberg

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

Alexander Shulgin

Founder, Gruppa Kompaniy Familia

Peter Rahnev

Head of Cloud Services, Oblak.bg

Dr. Clemens Suter-Crazzolara

VP Product Management for Health and Precision Medicine, SAP

Desislava Mihaylova

Founder & Managing Director, Sqilline

Rumyana Trencheva

Managing Director, SAP South-East Europe

Milena Stoycheva

CEO, JA Bulgaria

Dr. Andreas Mitrakas

Head of Unit – Data Security & Standardisation, ENISA

Boris Goncharov

Chief Cyber Security Strategist, AMATAS

Martina Larkin

Head of Europe and Eurasia, World Economic Forum

Ilias Iakovidis

Adviser in DG Connect, EU Commission

John Higgins

Director General, Digital Europe

Travis LeBlanc

Chief, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Marius Ghenea

Investment Director, 3TS Capital

Marton Benedek

International Coordinator, DG HOME, EU Commission

Menny Barzilay

CEO & Cyber Security Strategist, FortyTwo

Thomas Philbeck

Project Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum

Bart Becks

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

Johann Stan

Patent examiner, European Patent Office

Maurizio Rossi

Founder CoCEO, H-FARM

Martin Kern

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

Guillaume Capelle

Co-founder and director, SINGA

Stamen Yanev

CEO of InvestBulgaria Agency

Hila Cohen

Private Sector Partnerships Lead, Innovation Accelerator at World Food Programme

Peter E. Braun

Member Board of Directors at EBAN

Paul Copping

Smart City Advisor, Digital Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Mike Pitts

Interim Head of Urban Living & Built Environment, Innovate UK

Alexander Renz

Managing Partner, New Mobility Consulting

Ljubo Bešlić

Mayor, Mostar

Luisella Giani

Digital Director EMEA, Oracle

Amr Salem

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

Julie Alexander

Director, Urban Development, Siemens

Hermano Sanches Ruivo

Councilor and Member of the Paris Agency for Development

Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary General, ITU

Manon Jutte

Strategist Energy Transition, Alliander

Robert C. Wolcott

Founder & Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)

Doncho Barbalov

‎Deputy Mayor on Finance, Sofia

Jens Wohltorf

Co-founder & CEO, Blacklane

Ivan Portnih

Mayor of Varna Municipality

Janko Milunovic

COO at Startupbootcamp

Maroš Šefčovič

Vice President, Energy Union, European Commission

Tanya Hristova

Mayor of Gabrovo Municipality

Kornelia Marinova

Mayor of Lovech Municipality

Prof. Flavia Marzano

City Councillor for Roma Semplice, Rome

Dimitar Nikolov

Mayor of Burgas Municipality

Dominik Schiener

Blockchain expert and co-founder of IOTA

Krasimira Raycheva

Country Lead Bulgaria, Visa

Hristo Chernev

Founder & CEO, TaxiMe

Ivaylo Slavov

CEO, BulPros

Dobroslav Dimitrov

Co-founder, Imperia Online

Peter Mitev

Co-founder and CEO, Chaos Group

Mark Turell

Founder, Orcasci; CEO & Founder, Vork

Safdar Mustafa

Head of Digital Products, AL JAZEERA NETWORK

Arch. Zdravko Zdravkov

Chief Architect of Sofia

Michael Schuster

Partner, SpeedInvest

Suraj Kumar Rajwani

Managing Partner, DoubleRock

Sriram Prakash

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

Roby Stancel

Partner for Europe and Innovation, VCI

Alexey Telnov

Investment Director, iTech Capital

Jon Soberg

Advisor, 8VC

Thimo Schmitt-Lord

Executive Director and Head, Bayer Foundations

Matthias Schanze

Principal, Siemens Next47

Pavel Bogdanov

General partner at Almaz Capital

Michael "Monty" Widenius

Founder & CTO, MariaDB Foundation; Founder MySQL AB

Oliver Thamm

Technical Co Founder / CTO XapiX.io

Neely Rifai

Event Coordinator at Global Webit Series

Michael Paustian

Creative Director and Head of Strategic Product Development, Axel Springer

Marcin Pszenny

B2B Senior Technical Account Manager, Samsung

Katya Todorova

Founder, MEmotion; Managing Partner & CMO, Clientric;

Moran Cerf

Prof. of Neuroscience and Business, Kellogg School of Management

Joe Landon

Chairman, Space Angels Network

Or Benoz

Founder and CEO of Rewire

Dr. Jurgi Camblong

CEO at Sophia Genetics

Praveen Paranjothi

VC investor, European Investment Fund

Victor Savevski

Chief Digital Officer at Humanitas Healthcare Group

Rohit Baghrava

Grégoire Vigroux

Vice-President Marketing of TELUS International Europe

Conrad Wolfram

Director of Strategic and International Development at Wolfram Research

Sergey Gribov

Partner at Flint Capital

Dr. Rosen Dimitrov

Public Affairs Manager, Novartis Bulgaria

Dr. Ömer Saka

Partner Healthcare Economics, Deloitte Monitor

Ivailo Dachov

Co-founder & managing director, Check Point Cardio

Prof. Dr. Ivo Petrov

Head of Cardiology and Angiology Department, Acibadem City Clinic Sofia.

Prof. Dr. Galina Kurteva

Head of the Medical Oncology Clinic, University Oncology Hospital, Sofia

Giovanni Seppia

External Relations manager, EURid

Ivan Kristoff

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

Alexander Grigorov

Brand and Online Marketing Manager at Toyota Balkans; Board Member of BAA

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

Nikolay Boykov

Executive Director, All Channels Communication Group

Ognian Mladenov

SEO Expert, SEOM.bg

Stanislav Dimitrov

Founder, Konversa

Ivo Iliev

Digital marketing professional, InteractAGE

Russell McAthy

CEO, CUBED Attribution

Dr. Stamen Popov

Novartis Oncology Business Unit Head Bulgaria & Macedonia



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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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