CEE DIGITAL SERVICES MATCHMAKING

CEE DIGITAL SERVICES MATCHMAKING

CEE Digital Services Matchmaking Summit Q2
Agenda - 18 June

"Connecting CEE Tech talent to global markets"

(All times are stated as CET (Central European Time)

8:00am - “Doors” open.

Main Stage/Plenary:

8:15am Welcoming Guests:

Thom Barnhardt, Organiser/founder, CEE Digital Services Association

Main Stage/Plenary:

8:15am Welcoming Guests:

Thom Barnhardt, Organiser/founder, CEE Digital Services Association

8:30am - 9:15am

Japan: Cross-border opportunities between Japan and CEE in the areas of Technology (IT Security, Gaming, SoftDev).

Speaker: Marc Einstein, Chief Analyst, Telecommunications & Digital Services, ITR (Tokyo)

Panelist: Hideki Ninomiya, Orient Co.

9:15am - 9:45am

Japan: 1-on-1 meetings with  Japanese companies (ITR, Planetway, Orient Co, Japan Advisory, WiseFinance)

9:15 - 9:30  Keynote speaker:

Jakub Ratajczak, RTB House (Japan). How this Polish tech company started from zero in 2012 to serve 1,600+ clients on 70+ markets across EMEA, APAC, Americas regions.

9:30 - 10:15

Australia. An insight into what Australian digital/tech buyers expect from CEE-based digital partners.

Panelists:

  • Mark Keough, Intrinsic Learning, Melbourne

  • Nigel Standish, Standish Corporate Advisory, Melbourne

  • Leila Henderson, Tech Founder, Adelaide

10:15am - 10:45am

Australia: 1-on-1 meetings with 3-4 Australian companies (Intrinsic Learning, Standish & Co, Startup Advisory)

10:15 – 10:30 – Networking #1 - meet 5 new people in 15 minutes

10:30 – 10:45 – visiting Live Information Booths: Meet the wonderful Moldova IT Park; as well as Connections Consult in Bucharest with global BPO and RPA clients.

10:45 - 11:30

United Kingdom. How CEE-based digital companies deliver strategic value to UK enterprises, SMEs, and start-ups. Moderated by:

British Polish Chamber of Commerce (Michael Dembinski)

Panelists:

  • Joanna Poplawska, CEO, CITF. The UK’s leading membership organisation for 4,500 technology professionals at enterprise, academia, charities and the public sector.

  • Chris Thornborrow, Consult Red

  • Michal Sztanga, Future Processing

  • Ken Coyne, OpsTalent, Brussels

11:30 - 12:15

UK/Western Europe: 1-on-1 meetings with 6-8 companies

11:30 - 12:00

AI: How CEE is carving out a global lead in applied Artificial Intelligence.

Panelists (2):

Richard Guga, Nettle.AI - using AI-driven conversational platforms for Natural Language Processing.

12:00 - 12:30

Moldova's unique technology edge

Moderated by: Moldovian ICT Association (ATIC), Marina Bzovîi

Panelists (3):

Eugeniu Girla - XOR

Lisa Gutu -  Salt Edge

Elena Mutruc, Pentalog

12:30 – 12:45 – Networking #2 - meet 5 new people in 15 minutes

12:45 – 13:00 – visiting Live Information Booths: Meet the wonderful Moldova IT Park; as well as Connections Consult in Bucharest with global BPO and RPA clients.

13:30 - 14:15

Bulgaria in focus

Moderator: AIBEST (Bulgarian Outsourcing Association)

Panelists (3):

Ivan Georgiev, CEO, Pontica Solutions

Vladislav Iankov, Director, Equinix Bulgaria

Krzysztof Stankiewicz, Global Solution Architect, Equinix

Pavel Yosifov, Bulpros

14:15 - 15:00

Romania: how Romanian tech is carving out a global niche

Moderated by: ANIS Association

Panelists:

Bogdan Florea – CEO, Connections Consult
Daniel Ilinca – CEO, Softbinator Technologies
Lucian Andrei, Grants & Bids Specialist, Zitec

15:00 – 15:45 United States & Canada: Strategies for reaching Enterprises, SMEs, and StartUps in N. America.

Panelists:

Garth Holsinger, Startup Rocket and Prota Ventures (New York)

Lynda Arsenault, FDI Business Diplomacy (Canada)

Dave Erickson, Screaming Box (L.A.)

15:45 - 16:45  1-on-1 meetings with 7-9 American companies

15:45 - 16:00: Closing & Networking #3 - meet 5 new people in 15 minutes

Partner Associations:

Ukraine

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Hungary

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Poland

Romania

Bulgaria

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Slovakia

Moldova

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