sharks in it

The View from the Top


May 30th, 2017

Venue: Sofia Tech Park - Laboratory building

8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Top companies and executives reveal: How can we make a difference!

Technologies that were once the staple of science fiction movies are rapidly becoming realities. In 2016 several forums by b2b Media discussed the impact of digital technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This year we focus on responsive and responsible leadership in IT, where decision-makers work together.

More than ever, technology is at the heart of societal and business disruption. Each day we are presented with the immense opportunities that technological and business model innovations bring. We now zoom in on how this affects employment, business models, start-up communities, etc.

By fostering open dialogue and collaboration the real progress can be made to bring these issues to the forefront and to ultimately make 2017 a revolutionary year and we should make sure that everyone benefits from the amazing opportunities of digital technology, leaving no one behind on the journey to realizing digital maturity!

Join this discussion and be part of the responsible leader's dialogue!

We promise to make it in style, bringing together an exciting agenda packed full of presentations, workshops, training sessions & panel discussions.

We welcome speakers from a Top IT companies in Bulgaria – Sharks in IT.

The Forum will boast some of the technology leaders offering use cases, best practices, challenges to face, successes to be had and lessons to learn. It will draw together a wide range of key stakeholders, thought leaders, IT experts, CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, Project managers and Program managers...

Sharks in IT Forum will include ground-breaking keynote presentations and will blossom into both technical & business focused discussions throughout the day.

Key Exploration Areas Include:

  • Data Science
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things
  • Product Analytics
  • Data Governance & Security
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Big Data Strategy
  • Next innovation, new concepts
  • Schools of the Future
  • & so much more.





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The Agenda

8:30 Light Breakfast and Registration

08:55 Welcome note - Stamen Yanev, Executive Director of InvestBulgaria Agency

09:00 Forecast the Future - leader's discussion

  • Max Gurvits, Director for CEE, CIS, and MENA at Cross Border Angels

  • Iravan Hira, CEO of HPE

  • Kalin Dimtchev, Country manager MS Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo of Microsoft

  • Elena Drecheva, CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Bulgaria

  • Veselin Arnaudov, Advanced Development Lead at VMware

  • Ivaylo Slavov, CEO of BULPROS

  • George Alexandrov, Country Managing Director at ORACLE Bulgaria

    Moderator: Radoslav Gaydarski, CEO of Upnetix

10:30 Morning Coffee Break - Exhibition Area

Session 1

11:00 IoT - Thinking Differently to Connect What Matters

  • Radoslav Georgiev, technical consultant for mobility and networking technologies for Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. HPE

  • Veselin Arnaudov, Advanced Development Lead at VMware

11:30 Building systems of intelligence that work for you

  • Delyan Kapitanov, Dynamics Sales Lead at Intelligent Systems

12:00 From On-Premises to Cloud

  • Amazon Cloud & AI services - Julien Simon, Principal Technical Evangelist at Amazon

  • Identifying your migration options - Bogdan Naydenov, Amazon cloud architect

Moderator: Martin Kulov, president of Association of Software Engineers

12:45 - Lunch

Session 2

14:00 Digitalization, Innovation, Next concepts

  • Digitalization: sustaining or disruptive innovation? Martin Tsotchev, Chief Operating Officer of Intracol Technologies, part of BULPROS

14:30 How to Create a Data-Driven Organization

  • Bridging Fin&Tech -  Lyubomir Tankishev, Chief Business Development Officer Cash Credit Group

  • Data analytics for small and medium enterprises - Hristo Hadjitchonev, Co-Founder & CEO of A4E

15:00 Education & IT:

  • Mihail Valkov, General Manager, Telerik Software Academy

  • The Virtual School of Bulgaria – is it possible? Kaloyan Kirilov, Founder of

Moderator: Stoyan Boev, Managing Director of ICB

15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break - Exhibition Area

Session 3

16:00 AI and Machine Learning

  • What's your chatbot strategy – Momchil Elenkov, Global Telecom partnerships manager

16:30 Innovation: Bridging the Gap Between Technology, Product and Business

  • Digitalization, innovation and workplace of the future. Milan S. Lakhani, Business Innovation, Incubation & Business Development @ Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc.

  • Bilyana Stancheva, Credissimo 

17:00 – Technology and Business Collaboration

Moderator: George Alexandrov | Country Managing Director at ORACLE Bulgaria

17:30 - Raffle / Networking session


Presale – Apr 20th - May 10th

BGN 80

General Admission – May 10th - May 30th

BGN 120

Both tickets provide the same access. For those who purchase early (Presale), there is a discounted rate.
Additional volume discount for 4 or more representatives of a company.

Are you looking to showcase in front of the most influential industry gathering of the year?

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Excellent marketing opportunities pre, during and post-conference

  • Gain exposure to some of the leading brands

  • Gain access to an ever-expanding digital community

  • Increase your brand awareness


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