10 September 2019
Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia

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10 September 2019
Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia

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Think is for Thinkers.

Innovation stems not from individuals working in isolation, but from an energetic dialogue between diverse disciplines. Inspiration lives at the intersection of humanity and technology, people and products, intelligence and emotion, art and science, design and business.



Think celebrates and elevates this unpredictable intersection, catalyzed through progressive partnership of mankind and machine. Think is not a convention. Think is an ever-evolving, inclusive, accessible, horizontal conversation about human ingenuity, its advocates, and the tools they employ to break paradigms and create new ones.
Think is for the defiant, the curious, the provocative, the uncompromising, the resistant, the persistent. Those who seek progress not for profit or pride, but for the advancement of us all.


Key note Speakers

icon-expand-white Johannes Maurer

Johannes Maurer

Johannes Maurer

Johannes Maurer
General Manager, IBM South East Europe

Prior to this current role, Johannes was a Sales Leader for Industrial in Germany. He has a broad sales track-record at IBM, coupled with extensive business and IT transformation experience, contributing to his success working with large enterprises, and helping to develop a strong client-centric reputation amongst customers, colleagues, senior management, and partners. As the General Manager for IBM SEE, he will continue the strategy already underway, drive local business ecosystems on their digital transformation journey, and helping shape market opportunities by capitalizing on partnerships leveraging disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, IoT, blockchain and security.

icon-expand-white Thomas Francis Anglero

Thomas Francis Anglero

Thomas Francis Anglero

Thomas Francis Anglero
Head of Innovation, IBM Norway

Thomas Anglero is the Director of Innovation at IBM Norway and is renowned for his powerful and inspirational presentations on artificial intelligence and innovation. Thomas has over 25 years of IT/Telecom experience, hosts the popular “Soul of Innovation” podcast, and is well known for his TEDx Talk on artificial intelligence called, “Don’t fear technology, fear yourself”.

Mr. Anglero is a Puerto Rican/American who has lived 20+ years in Norway. He is married with 3 athletic children. Thomas is a level-2 FIBA certified champion basketball coach with 10+ years of championship coaching experience.

Thomas is available for presentations, consultations, workshops and one-on-one executive coaching, in-person and online.

icon-expand-white Milorad Mažić

Milorad Mažić

Milorad Mažić

Milorad Mažić

Milorad Mažić (Born 23rd of March 1973.) is a Serbian international association football referee.

He became a FIFA referee in 2009. Besides working in the Serbian football league system, Mažić officiated numerous matches in the UEFA Champions League (including the 2018 Final game) and the Europa League, as well as the 2016 UEFA Super Cup.

He refereed matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, 2017. FIFA Confederations Cup (including the final match). He was selected as a referee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

He was awarded a Silver Medal for Merits of the Republic of Serbia.

He was selected the best Serbian referee nine times in a row.

icon-expand-white Namik Hrle

Namik Hrle

Namik Hrle

Namik Hrle
CTO for Analytics Hybrid Cloud Platform

Namik Hrle is IBM Fellow, the ultimate distinction of IBM technical career, the title given to a small number of individuals who demonstrated the highest level of technical leadership, innovation, business impact, social eminence, talent building, … He is IBM’s Master Inventor, Member of IBM Academy and Technical Experts Council. Holder of numerous patents, outstanding technical achievements, author recognition and corporate awards, Namik has a world-wide reputation as the ultimate expert in the area of intersection between enterprise applications and data analytics technologies.

His current global role is CTO for Analytics Hybrid Cloud Platform. He is the chair of IBM Analytics Group Technical Leadership Team.

icon-expand-white Achilles Georgiu

Achilles Georgiu

Achilles Georgiu

Achilles Georgiu
Technology Support Services Director at IBM

Achilles Georgiu is the Program Director of MSc in Technology Management & Innovation and the Industrial Director of MSc in Business Analytics program at the Department of Economics and Business in CEU. He is also a Senior Adjunct lecturer of Digital Transformation and Leadership courses at the various MSc programs of the school. Besides MSc degrees in Computer Sciences and Informatics Management, he has around 20 years of international and multicultural experience from the field and ample knowledge of standard IT management and control frameworks with special focus on personalized human motivation, team building and performance management. He worked for several international companies and he is currently working at IBM as the Technology Support Services Director and being a Subject Mater Expert of solution sales and cross industry specializations. As an Opinion Leader, his personal objective is to burn pictures in people’s mind via metaphors and visual stories in order to transform them to future e-Leaders, who understand technology evolution and the adaptation to everyday business environment.

icon-expand-white Zoran Hrustic

Zoran Hrustic

Achilles Georgiu

Zoran Hrustic
Vice President, IBM Cloud & Cognitive SW
Central & Eastern Europe

Zoran Hrustic is the Vice President, IBM Cloud & Cognitive SW for Central & Eastern Europe. In the role he drives IBM’s entire Cloud business consisting of Hybrid Cloud SW, Cognitive SW, services related to it as well as Cloud Platform business in CEE.

Zoran has held number of executive positions within the company. Prior to his current assignment he was responsible for Hybrid Cloud SW for IBM on European Level. In this role, he oversaw teams focused on specialty areas like Cloud innovation and Runtime platform (PaaS), DevOps, IT Service Management, API management/Mobile APIs, Application Integration, Business Process Management.

Prior to that Zoran was VP of Analytics business for Asia Pacific. Responsibility included execution and management of IBM’s industry-leading data and analytics portfolio. That included analytics solutions tailored by industry; analytics and data management platforms; cloud data services; advanced solutions and services that combine cloud, analytics and mobile technologies. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Information Management Software Sales, Growth Markets. Previously he held numerous Software Leadership positions, including Software Business Unit Executive for CEEMEA and Tivoli Storage Software EMEA.

He joined IBM Croatia in 1992, where he held various technical, marketing and sales roles. Zoran has worked in diverse cultures and over last 20 years has lived and worked in Zagreb, Vienna, Dubai, Singapore, Madrid and is currently living in Prague.

Zoran holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Zagreb, Croatia - Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

icon-expand-white Dr. Martin Svik

Dr. Martin Svik

Dr. Martin Svik

Dr. Martin Svik
Chief Technology Officer for Central & Eastern Europe, IBM

Martin is the Chief Technology Officer for Central & Eastern Europe. In his role he drives couple of growth initiatives Cloud, Data&AI and Blockchain. Martin is as well responsible for bringing innovation to clients.

Over his 12 year career at IBM, Martin has held various positions. Martin was driving Enterprise Content Management client engagements and leading Analytics Platform Technical Team in the past. Martin founded and grew the IBM Watson iLAB based in Prague into a world class rapid prototyping team to provide innovation demonstrations to our clients. In parallel, for the past 4 years, Martin has been an essential member of the IBM WW strategy team , reporting to IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer where he drove innovation projects with IBM’s WW top clients.

Martin has MSc. in Computer Science focused on Visualisation and PhD. (CTU, Prague) in Economy focused on ROI of IT projects as well as MBA (Warwick, UK) where he focused on IBM Entrepreneurship.

Think Campus: Focus on the topics you care about most



A Campus is a space for you to explore specific topics and connect with your peers, business leaders, and technologists who understand your enterprise goals and challenges.

Campuses will host a variety of topic-tailored activities including sessions, networking events, expert talks, demonstrations, immersive experiences, education, entertainment, and refreshments.

Find the Campus that's right for you

Cloud & Infrastructure Campus

Optimize your infrastructure with faster, smarter platforms and services.

  • Come to learn about the practical aspects of your journey to cloud solutions, including the benefits that cloud can bring you.
  • Listen to the stories of our customers who are using Open Source Technology, DevOps, PSD2 Platform as-a-service, Hybrid Cloud and modern Infrastructure solutions. What did it bring to them and what obstacles did they have to overcome?

Security & Resilience Campus

Build a trusted and resilient environment with the latest professional cyber security solutions.

  • Dive deep into client stories and lessons learned from experts, standing by to answer all your toughest questions.
  • Watch lectures and discussion on security and environmental durability. Join us and find out how our clients are stopping threats, proving their compliance and grow their businesses with secured Hybrid cloud solution and protected assets.



Data & AI Campus

Unlock the value of your data and put smart to work with AI.

  • Modernize your data estate and make it ready for an AI and multi-cloud world
  • Let smart technology work for you as well: join to hear use cases in practice from the region on Robotic Process Automation, Watson IoT, Open Banking, CHATBOT, Cognitive solutions and much more.



The Venue

Crowne Plaza Belgrade, Vladimira Popovica 10, Beograd, Belgrade

+ 381-11-2204004

+ 381-11-2204004


Crowne Plaza Belgrade, premium business hotel in the heart of the New Belgrade, offers a rage variety of amenities and experience to its guests. Is ideally located in the central business district of New Belgrade. Only 13 km from the International Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla, near two shopping malls (Delta City and Usce) and only 5 minutes drive away from the city center.

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