10 September 2019
Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia

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9:00 – 10:00

Registration and welcome

10:00 – 10:15

Keynote opening

A new era of business reinvention is dawning; defined by an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. Are you ready to embrace the potential of this era and power your digital reinvention enabled by Hybrid Cloud and AI with a trusted partner?

Speaker:

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.

10:15 – 10:30

IBM Garage client story

The only co-creation experience that drives purposeful innovation and transformational change with the speed of a startup at the scale of an enterprise. See more:

What is IBM Garage? What kind of benefits are there for a company? Let’s hear about it from Apleona, a customer we are already co-creating with.

Speaker:

Bernhard Götze

Bernhard Götze
CIO, APLEONA

- Born in Mannheim/Germany on August 8th, 1966, married, two children
- Master of IT – Management (International Business School - ZFU Zurich/Switzerland)
- State-certified Engineer focused on IT (FS Neustadt/Germany)
- Over 20 years IT and management experience
- International responsibility since 2005

Broad experience in case of IT based business process optimization, improving of processes in IT departments and implementation of support and business processes between companies in different countries.

10:30 – 11:00

Hybrid Cloud: An open platform for innovation and growth

How IBM Cloud is unlocking the full value of cloud?
Why acquisition of Red Hat is so important to our strategy?

Speaker:

Zoran Hrustic

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.

11:00 – 11:30

Journey to Innovation and AI

Do you want to know what it takes to be innovative? Do you want to transform your company into an innovative beast? It can be done! Innovation costs and it is an art form. Everyone wants to be innovative. It’s possible and it’s necessary!

Speaker:

11:30 – 12:00

Transhumanism

We are pushing our physical and cognitive boundaries to the ends of our limitations. Humanity is entering a post human era and some questions can be raised: Until when a person is still a human and when it becomes a robot? Are we ready to sacrifice our individual thinking for the sake of the collective intelligence? Are we jeopardising the future of Humanity or is this the only way of our survival?

Speaker:

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.

12:00 – 12:30

Doing business with integrity

How a football referee sees integrity, what is the role of leadership in the sport and business, why teamwork is the base of all?

Speaker:

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.

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

 
14:00 - 14:30

IBM Opening presentation:
Build your competitive advantage with AI

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.

14:30 - 14:45

Delivering the Promise of Data Driven Bank

Synopsis and about company

Synopsis: Data driven decision making is changing our way of life and work, this is not questionable. But, how to implement data vision and strategy in practice with modern and complex building blocks, like data science, machine learning, advance analytics, big data, modern data warehouse system, internationally with numerous of business applications on top of one integrated platform is great challenge. Presentation is brief insight about our data journey.

About company: The NLB Group is the largest banking and financial group in Slovenia consisting of NLB d.d. as the parent bank, 6 other banks and a number of other companies.
The vision of the NLB Group by 2020 is to become an innovative bank, crating client-tailored simple solutions, with exclusive strategic focus on Slovenia and the SE Europe countries.

14:45 - 15:00

Robotic Process Automation in Atlantic Grupa

Synopsis

With this presentation we will try to show you why did we started to implement RPA technology in our company. We will try to show you our know-how on best project approach.

Marina Sokol

Marina Sokol
SAP Consultant, Atlantic grupa d.d.

Marina Sokol is SAP consultant in Atlantic grupa with 14 years of experience on several SAP implementation projects. She also gained expertise on international implementation and integration projects as project lead and solution architect. Her current role includes also RPA Solution Architect which will be topic of her presentation on IBM Think.

Marina is executive president of Croatian SAP User Group since 2012. This group enables members to share their knowledge and experience in using SAP technology, supports the relationship between SAP customers and SAP, and serves as a communication channel with SAP.

15:00 - 15:15

Application of real-time analytics in DSK Bank consumer lending process

About company

DSK Bank is the oldest bank in Bulgaria and the market leader in retail and private banking, with an established presence in the Corporate and SME segment. Since 2003 it has been part of OTP Group, headquartered in Hungary. Servicing some three million customers, DSK Bank practically reaches every Bulgarian family.

15:15 - 15:30

Are robots better employees?

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: Providing overview of digitalization initiatives implemented in INA with particular focus on Robotics Process Automation, together with the rationale that triggered it and learning points that can be derived from it.

About company: INA, d.d. is a medium-sized European oil company with a leading role in Croatian oil business and a strong position in the region. INA Group is comprised of several companies completely or partially owned by INA, d.d. INA manages a regional network of 500 petrol stations in Croatia and neighboring countries. At the end of 2010, the modernization and revitalization of the retail network was initiated.
INA is committed to doing business in accordance with sustainable development, which means that it strives towards integrating economic, environmental and social factors in its daily operations.

15:30 - 15:45

IBM Netcool Operations Insight in Croatian Telecom

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: How Hrvatski Telekom improves fault monitoring and customer experience with IBM NOI.

About company: Croatian Telecom is the market leader and the only company in Croatia providing full range of telecommunications services, fixed line and mobile telephone services, data transmission, internet and international communications. Company strategy will continue to rest on service quality, customer satisfaction and further development of broadband access as well as value added services related to broadband access.

15:45 - 16:00

Raiffeisen Romania Watson Chatbot

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: Raiffeisen Romania chose IBM Watson Assistant to reinvent their Human Resources department by building an innovative virtual agent within their organization to support their employees in dealing with HR-related topics. Apart from frequently asked questions, their virtual agent also integrates with their internal systems to dynamically provide assistance to employees when it comes to personalized content such as requesting vacation and generating custom employee documents. All the user interactions are in Romanian and all the IBM Watson Assistant content has been trained extensively through the collaboration of Raiffeisen and IBM resources, acting as a single team within a co-creation setup. By encompassing a hybrid architecture where custom components are deployed on-premise, and IBM Watson Assistant in the IBM Cloud public space, we were to achieve a secure and scalable solution to be expanded in the near future to more complex business scenarios.

About company: Raiffeisen Bank is a top universal bank on the Romanian market, providing a complete range of products and services to private individuals, SMEs and large corporations via multiple distribution channels: banking outlets (more than 350 throughout the country), ATM and EPOS networks, phone-banking (Raiffeisen Direct) and mobile-banking (myBanking).

16:00 - 16:15

NIS, Serbia experience

How Petroleum industry of Serbia manages maintenance of its assets and equipment with IBM Maximo solution.

Marko Savkic

Marko Savkic
Manager for applicative solutions in IT Department of Petroleum industry of Serbia, NIS, Serbia

Marko Savkic is Manager for applicative solutions in IT Department of Petroleum industry of Serbia (NIS). He has 9 years of experience in the field of asset management where he led and participated in various projects such as RBI, RCFA, MoC, RCM and SAP integration. His main expertise is in EAM implementation, specifically in Oil industry (Upstream & Downstream), based on IBM Maximo solution for which he has an expert knowledge. Apart from the engineering background he gained wide knowledge in business analysis, IT analysis, operational reliability, business processes development and management reporting.

16:15 - 16:30

Applied AI&Data

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.

16:30 - 17:00

Harmonizing compliance and customer experience through DBA: Societe Generale - Know Your Customer case

About company

About COMTRADE, Serbia: Comtrade is a dynamic and well established group of technology companies, with a 25-year track record of innovation and steady development of some of the world’s most advanced software. Founded as a software engineering and services company, Comtrade has evolved into a software product business, a services company and a systems integrator. With world-class infrastructure and campuses in 10 countries, Comtrade operates as a holding company for vibrant businesses, such as Comtrade Digital Services, as well as an incubator for new and exciting technologies on the cutting edge.

About SOCIETE GENERALE, Serbia: For 40 years of doing business in Serbia, from traditional banking, they passed the way to improvement of the market position of one of the leading banks, which is increasingly focusing towards developing a culture of innovation. With the full commitment of all 1.328 employees of Societe Generale Bank, they provide quality service and a diverse offer of products to their clients, natural persons and legal entities – large private and state companies, national and multinational companies, financial institutions, and sector of small and medium-sized enterprises, microenterprises and entrepreneurs.

17:00 - 17:15

Details on presentation - coming soon

Katarina Gasperlin - CEE DS CoE Data Scientist

17:15 - 17:30

Datathon winner’s pitch

 
14:00 - 14:30

IBM Opening presentation: ATM Hacking and other scary stories from X-Force Red

Synopsis

How attackers are seeing ATM and what we can do to help protect them. Examples from X-Force Red practice.

Vladan Nikolić

Vladan Nikolić
Senior Managing Security Consultant, Security Testing Manager (EU) X-Force Red, IBM

Vladan Nikolic has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years as an engineer, system administrator and security expert. Experience includes different infrastructure technologies (networking, linux and windows), compliance with standards (SoX, ISO27001, PCI), software development, reverse engineering, penetration testing, application and wireless security, and a rich knowledge of digital electronics enabling him to successfully tackle most complex engagements. Since 2008 Vladan has worked as security consultant for IBM Professional Security Services taking part in various security related projects, mostly in energy, pharmaceutical, telco and finance sectors. He holds multiple industry certificates including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from (ISC)2, and Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE). Regular presenter at conferences (Defcon, Balccon, Recon...) on ethical hacking and security topics.

14:30 - 14:45

Labirynth of PCI DSS compliance - fighting Minotaur

Synopsis

Learn how Halkbank a.d. Beograd, soon to become a processor for payment card transactions, had to struggle with challenges imposed by Payment Card Industry–Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Aleksandar Grčić

Aleksandar Grčić
Head of Information Security Department in HALKBANK Beograd

I am currently engaged as Information Security Manager at Halkbank AD Beograd, and I am responsible for various and common security activities such as Risk management, Data security, Policy creation and maintenance, Regulatory compliance, security related Incident/Problem/Change management, Business continuity/disaster recovery, System and application security and BAU operational security activities.
My efforts are mostly focused on development of proper Security architecture within established and regularly maintained ISO27k-certified ISMS, but essential activity is related to leading and coordinating PCI DSS certification in current company combined with efforts to make current company GDPR compliant.

14:45 - 15:00

The cyber security shield of the FINA World Watersport Championship held in Budapest

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: Hungaro Digitel (HDT) , subsidiary of Antenna Hungaria, a Hungarian state owned telecom operator has provided the IT and IT Security infrastructure and related services to support the FINA World Watersport Championship 2017 in Budapest. The security solution was based on IBM Security technology, including identity management, SIEM technology, server and application protection, even control and protection of the participant accreditation, registry and admission systems. The technology, with support of IBM Security Lab services was implemented within a record short timeframe, and provided reliable solution to protect these critical data on this very high focused event, attending 100000 attendees and guests.

About company: Hungaro DigiTel (HDT) is a leading European satellite communications operator, providing high quality services to private enterprises and governmental organization anywhere in the world. During its more than 20 years of existence HDT has been always focused on customer satisfaction by providing an excellent and agile professional service. Consequently, HDT has built long term relationships with its customers and established a strong position in the market.

15:00 - 15:15

Security is a Teamwork across the organization not a “stand alone” function. Everybody is a Security Manager

About company

UniCredit Bulbank provides solutions for all challenges and opportunities their clients face in their everyday activities. The bank strives to be a partner, easy to work with, to create real value for their customers and contractors. As part of the leading European bank group UniCredit Bulbank invests in innovations and in talented experts, who make banking faster, easily accessible and convenient – anytime, anywhere.

15:15 - 15:45

The nightmare continues - X-Force Red penetration stories

15:45 - 16:00

Can my digital ID be safe? Bet your data it can!

Miloš Milovanović

Miloš Milovanović
Entrepreneur, Blinking

Miloš Milovanović, PhD is an entrepreneur and associate professor at the University of Belgrade. He is a multiple award winning scientist in the area of information technology. Miloš authored more than a 100 highly regarded journal and conference papers and is a long-standing member of ACM and IEEE Society. He authored one of the most innovative biometric human gait recognition systems based on structured lighting.

Currently, he is a Head of Innovation center for information and communication technology development at the University of Belgrade.

Miloš is a co-founder of an IBM partner company called Blinking and co-author of Blinking system, one of the first DID (digital ID) solutions on the blockchain which also features GDPR-ready storage and enterprise KYC system. He is also a founder of ProudSource IT, a successful cutting edge software development company.

16:00 - 16:15

Where the wild data go?

Synopsis

Role of Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance (CROSO) in facilitating vital G2G, G2B and G2C services and challenges in providing secure audited access to more than 20TBs of sensitive personal data.

16:15 - 16:30

Security Resilience with QRADAR

About company

NLB Banka AD Skopje is a leading banking institution in the Republic of Macedonia, with a permanent uptrend of growth and positive results, since its establishment to date. The Bank belongs to the group of large banks and, according to its net assets, it is the third largest banking institution in the Republic of Macedonia.
The success of NLB Banka is due to the implementation of standards of high quality in its operation, the modern IT infrastructure, its successful market strategy, as well as its professional management, reinforced by the NLB brand.

Filip Blazevski

Filip Blazevski
Senior IT System Engineer/Administrator, NLB Banka, MK

Has over 11 years work experience in NLB Banka Skopje as part of the Information Technology Division with strong focus in networking and cyber security.

My main activities and reponsibilities in the Bank were:
- Planning, configuration, implementation and maintenance of network infrastructure and security;
- Design, configuration and maintenance of IP telephony;
- Monitoring, troubleshooting and root cause analysis of network connectivity, performance and security issues;
- Troubleshooting and root cause analysis of hardware and software issues;
- Web filtering and proxy administration;
- Design, configuration and maintenance of Wireless Infrastructure.

From December 2018 he is member of Security Operations Center established in NLB d.d Slovenia and is responsible for maintenance and configuration of QRadar SIEM system in NLB Banka Skopje, vulnerability scanning of IT assets and dealing with security issues in NLB Bank Skopje.

16:30 - 17:00

Digital Identity Trust

About company

Established in 2002, InTec System provides latest IT equipment and solutions in Macedonia and region,from world leading IT companies. The aim of InTec System is to distribute, implement and integrate only the top A-Brands of the IT industry, followed by assured quality service support that brings the relations with our customers to a level of partnership.

Ile Ristov

Ile Ristov
Sales Manager, InTec System

Ile Ristov has 15+ years of technical pre-sales and sales experience. Dedicated to Enterprise Security Solution Sales with focus on establishing ecosystem of cross-vendor partnership while engaging in digital transformation trough cloud technology adaptation mainly in Financial sector. His experience spans across various technology solutions, focusing on future-proof business operations with introduction of different platforms for costumers journey to Cloud & AI.

17:00 - 17:30

Blue vs Red - Threat Detection and the Cyber Kill Chain

Aleksandar Ciric

Aleksandar Ciric
Security Technical Sales Specialist SEE, IBM

Security technical sales specialist focusing on the security intelligence solutions and the threat detection. Working with the IBM's SEE clients on the integrated systems for the modern security operations centers. Over 10 years of IT/Telecom experience on the senior engineering and security positions, leading technology implementations and security compliance projects. Avid reader and consumer of all things security on both sides of the fence - complementing red and blue teaming knowledge.

Synopsis

Aside from the real attack perhaps the ultimate test of your defense and detection solution setup is the ability to detect and interrupt a very skilled red team in action as they build up their attack and pivot through your network compromising critical systems, siphoning sensitive data and establishing long term persistence. Multiple pieces of the puzzle need to fit together in order to enable this and we will try to briefly go through some of them, as well as the frameworks you can use to properly prioritize and orchestrate your defense strategy and operational tools. Perhaps you will not be able to detect every step attacker makes, but even a single good alarm from a properly set network source can point you to start looking for the other adversary actions before it is too late.

 
14:00 - 14:30

IBM Opening presentation:
Journey to Cloud

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.

14:30 - 14:45

PSD2 project in Slovenia

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: Bankart, a payment service provider in Slovenia partnered with IBM to build an open banking platform for PSD2 (Payment Service Directive 2). Together with IBM, Bankart will offer a unified PSD2 platform to 12 Slovenian banks in order to assure compliance with this EU directive and allow banks to digitize while adopting open banking approach.

About company: The leading Slovenian company in the field of processing of modern payment instruments. They provide reliable, safe and cost-effective processing of transactions with different bank payment instruments. Bankart's fundamental mission is to provide reliable, safe and cost-efficient processing of transactions involving various bank payment instruments. Bankart’s vision is aimed at searching for new opportunities and challenges in the SE European region.

14:45 - 15:00

Speed – Give me what I need

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: During the presentation we will show why is Aspera one of the most important systems that we have at Nova TV. We will try to explain situation with video files at Nova TV and then we will show what we were using in the past. We will demonstrate speed of Aspera live. We will show some of the features that we are using and we plan to conclude the presentation with our future plans with the system.

About company: Nova TV is the first Croatian commercial television network broadcast nationwide, launched in 2000. In 2018, it was acquired by Slovenia Broadband. The Nova TV Media Group has achieved business success by producing in-house domestic content and an independent and influential news program. Thanks to its channels Nova TV and Doma TV, the Nova TV Media Group is the most viewed broadcaster in Croatia.

15:00 - 15:15

IBM presentation

Peter Gersak - IBM

15:15 - 15:30

Unleash full potential of OpenSource technology on Power platform

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: Nowadays, we spend more and more on software licenses. Imagine a world where you can choose platforms on the state of the art technologies, not on affected license costs. When you are using open source technologies, you have more flexibility, to be able to unleash the full potential of the used hardware. With significant cost reductions, you can run the most effective business on the market.

About company: OTP Group provides its universal financial services through several subsidiaries. In Hungary traditional banking operations are performed by the Bank while specialized services, including car leasing, investment funds are developed and offered by the Bank's subsidiaries.
OTP Group provides high quality financial solutions to meet the needs of almost 18.5 million costumers through nearly 1,500 branches, agent networks and the state-of-the-art electronic channels, with over 70 years of experience being on the market. The strategic goal of OTP Group is to become the most successful universal banking group in Central and Eastern Europe.

15:30 - 15:45

Implementing DevOps in Zagrebačka banka

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: On this presentation, ZABA operations team will describe a typical day in managing systems in a large bank, along with it's challenges. Business and regulatory requirements have heavily increased the workload of operations teams and doing this work without DevOps and automation is hardly imaginable today. ZABA team will show how they used IBM UrbanCode deploy to help them overcome some of these challenges.

About company: Zagrebačka banka, as part of UniCredit Group, has been the leading bank in Croatia for years in terms of the quality of products and services, technological innovations, the network of self-service devices and successful business results. In Croatia, the Bank has more than 60 thousand corporate clients and more than 1.3 million retail users. Zagrebacka Banka is committed to creating a new value for their clients.

15:45 - 16:30

Capitalizing on the B2B opportunity using open API

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: #API - This is a talk of how companies from different industries can create new business opportunities, gain competitive advantage and foster innovation by exposing their internal, digital business assets using APIs. You will be able to hear digital transformation leaders from Ibis Instruments, Telekom Serbia and Banka Intesa with their experiences and viewpoints on the topic.

About Ibis Instruments: Ibis Instruments was founded 23 years ago and since then it has constant growth and success delivering innovative solutions for telco, enterprise and government clients. With the portfolio of the world’s leading companies and a wide range of service activities, we have served 300 satisfied clients in 10 countries, becoming one of the leading companies in the region.

About Banca Intesa: Banca Intesa has been carefully building in Serbia for over a decade and has gained the valuable and hard-earned trust of 1.34 million of their clients, due to the ability to continually create new products and services and adapt them to customer needs, all in line with the current market conditions and social circumstances. Thanks to their customers, Banca Intesa has grown into a universal bank, which has been the leader on the Serbian market for years.

About Telekom Serbia: Telekom Serbia Group provides a wide range of fixed-line, mobile, television and internet communication services to over 11 million subscribers on three regional markets in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Telekom Serbia Group always introduces new concepts of services on local markets and thrives to improve the experience of subscribers in innovative ways as well as to contribute to further development in the telecommunications arena in the region.

16:30 - 17:00

Why SOA and API management are the foundation for digital transformation in Postbank Bulgaria?

Synopsis and About company

Synopsis: Digital transformation became a buzz-word in the IT industry and many companies fail in the execution of their digital strategies. Part of the reasons to fail are: wrong prioritization of the projects, poor IT architecture and lack of resources to execute the strategy. Postbank Bulgaria and IBS Bulgaria will present why SOA and API management are key for the success of the bank's digital strategy. Once established these environments help to provision new services faster and to adapt to changes even faster.

About IBS, Bulgaria: IBS is an IT Consulting, Systems Integrator and Software Development company founded in Bulgaria. We are servicing the best businesses and government agencies since 2003. Our belief is that digital data and technologies are changing the ways we live and work and we are proud to lead this transformation for our customers.

About Postbank, Bulgaria: Postbank has 28-years’ presence as one of the leaders in Bulgaria’s banking sector. The bank is a decisive factor in innovation, in shaping the country’s banking trends in recent years and award-winning for its innovation. Postbank occupies a strategic position in retail and wholesale banking in Bulgaria. It is one of the market leaders in credit and debit cards, mortgage and consumer loans, saving products, as well as regarding corporate tailored products - from those for small businesses to large international companies operating in the country. The bank has built one of the most developed branch networks and modern alternative banking channels.

17:00 - 17:30

Security and Beyond: The benefits of having Video Surveillance in the Cloud

About company

Milestone Systems is a global leader within open platform video management software (VMS) for IP network-based video surveillance, dedicated to deliver high quality business video platform software, in which our community of hardware and software partners can integrate their video solutions for security and beyond security purposes. Our objective is to improve our community customers’ organizational processes and safety level through the management, integration and distribution of digital video data.

20:30

Networking Reception at Promenada Events

We believe in 'work hard, play hard' mantra and we are inviting you to join us for the party on September 10th, starting from 20.30, in Promenada Events Center. One of the best club bands Girls, Boys & Toys will make sure the atmosphere is right.

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