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UNLOCK THE DIGITAL FUTURE

Reveal the passwords of digital transformation

Among the top 10 digital events in Europe, DigitalК is a must gathering for C-level business professional, inspiring entrepreneurs and owners of various scale companies. Join a carefully selected group of world-class speakers and overcome the challenges of digital transformation. There is no better time to start reshaping your business and make it competitive for a brand new world!



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Regular Pass

Two days of inspiring content, over 40 international speakers, side workshops, networking areas and great food

€149

VAT Excl. Until May 23rd

Team Pass

Same benefits, reduced price. Bring three or more colleagues and get an additional discount.

Starting at €95 per person

VAT excl.

Executive Pass

Get full access to VIP dinner and designated speakers’ lounge at the conference

€500

VAT Excl.

What’s covered by your ticket?

  • Unique Content and visionary Keynotes
  • Exciting interviews and fireside chats
  • In-depth Workshops
  • Potential partnerships with investors and prominent entrepreneurs
  • Networking with leading digital transformers and innovative minds
  • First-class catering, great coffee and drinks all day long
  • DigiTALK Afterparty & afterhours cocktails

Startup Competition

DigitalК conference will host again this year its start up competition. The best startups will present to leading European venture capital funds and tech journalists. The final shortlist will pitch on the main conference stage and compete for a 10,000 Euro cash prize (no strings attached) and a Special Angel Award of 10,000 Euro (convertible note) by CEO Angel Club.

Speakers 2019

David Shing, aka Shingy

Verizon Media’s digital prophet

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author. Coder. Entrepreneur

Stephanie Fried

Executive Vice President of Marketing, Research and Analytics, Condé Nast

Elena Lavezzi

Head of Growth, Southern Europe, Revolut

Jeff Hoffman

Entrepreneur, Priceline.com. uBid.com, CTI, ColorJar

David Armano

Global Strategy Director, Edelman

Jeremiah Owyang

Founder and CEO, Catalyst Companies Innovation Council

Shobhana Ahluwalia

Head of Information Technology, Uber

Jeffrey Smith

Co-founder and CEO, Smule

Maja Vujinovic

Founder and a CEO of OGroup

Joost Ouwerkerk

Co-founder and CTO, Hopper

Jimmy Naraine

Entrepreneur, adventurer, co-founder, GrowthMasters.me

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Speakers

Brian Solis

Principal analyst at Altimeter Group, a Prophet company

James McKelvey

Co-founder, Square

Matt Mullenweg

Founding Developer, WordPress

Naveen Jain

Founder, Moon Express

Brock Pierce

Chairman, The Bitcoin Foundation

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch

Investors 2019

Ton van 't Noordende

CEO, 01Ventures

Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups

Magda Lukaszewicz

VC at Balderton Capital

Volker Hirsch

Partner at Amadeus Capital

Apostolos Apostolakis

Co-founder, VentureFriends

Mira Mihaylova

Principal at Piton Capital

Ondrej Bartos

Partner and Chairman of the board I Credo Ventures a.s.

Cem Sertoglu

Managing Partner at Earlybird Digital East Fund

Hussein Kanji

Founding Partner of Hoxton Ventures

Marcin Kurek

Managing Partner and Co-founder at Market One Capital

Alexander "Sasha" Galitsky, Ph.D.

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital

Stanislav Ivanov

Founding Partner at Tera Ventures

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Investors

Scott Beechuk

Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Dafina Toncheva

Partner at U.S. Venture Partners

Hussein Kanji

Founding Partner of Hoxton Ventures

Tugce Ergul

Partner, Angel Labs

Adeo Ressi

Founder & CEO, Founder Institute

Stephen Croome

Principal, Speedinvest

Full Schedule

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Main Hall

09:00 – 09:45 Registration and Networking Coffee

09:45 – 10:00 Opening

10:00 – 10:20 Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentInnovation and How to Inspire It Jeff Hoffman, Entrepreneur 

10:20 – 10:40 Track: Digital Strategy and TransformationUnderstand Your Customers as People: A Call for Holistic Person-Centric Research Approach in Business
Alex Genov, Head of Customer Research, Zappos

10:40 – 11:00 Track: Digital Strategy and TransformationNavigating with a Digital Map: Discover Your Innovation PathJeremiah Owyang, Founder and CEO, Catalyst Companies

11:00 – 11:20 Track: Digital Strategy and TransformationData-Driven Content Development at Condé Nast
Stephanie Fried, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Research and Analytics, Conde Nast
Interviewer: Robin Wauters, Founder, Tech.eu

11:20 – 11:40Track: Digital Strategy and TransformationMaster the Digital Trends to Become Market Leader Axel Szymanski, DXC Technology's Chief Technology Officer for Strategic Initiatives

11:40 – 12:00 Track: Digital Strategy and TransformationAre We There Yet? How Brands are Surviving the New Paradigm of Retail in This Overwhelming Influx of Technology TrendsDavid Shing, Verizon Media's Digital Prophet

12:00 – 13:00Lunch Break

13:00 -13:20 Track: Digital Branding and StorytellingThe Purpose Paradox: How Brands Live Their Values Without Co-Opting Culture     David Armano, Global Strategy Director, Edelman

13:20 - 13:40 Track: Digital Branding and StorytellingMean More By Doing Less: The Power of Digital Transformation
Stephanie Peterson, Vice President Digital Planning and Activation, Adidas

13:40 - 14:00Track: Digital Branding and StorytellingCommunicating Transformation - "Advertising" in a Rapidly Changing World     Tobin Nageotte, Technology Director, 72andSunny Amsterdam

14:00 - 14:15 Track: Digital Branding and StorytellingAutomated Content: How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Content Throughout the Organization
Rebecca Lieb, Analyst & Founding Partner, Kalido Insights

14:15 – 14:30 Track: Digital Branding and StorytellingThe Future of Branding - Why Content Creation Is a Must For Any Company Jimmy Naraine, Entrepreneur, adventurer, co-founder, GrowthMasters.me

14:30 – 14:45 Track: Social MediaBuilding Community Around Music Jeffrey Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Smule
Interviewer: Paul Papadimitriou, Digital Futurist, Intelligencr

14:45 – 14:55 Track: Digital Branding and StorytellingTBC Niko Vijayaratnam, Head of product, FT Core

14:55 – 15:25Coffee break 

15:25 – 15:35Track: Digital Branding and StorytellingThe Changing Face of Influence in a Social Media Age Oliver Lewis, Managing Director & Founder, The Fifth
Interviewer: Matteo Penzo, Executive Director, Technology at frog

15:35 – 15:55 Track: LeadershipListening, Learning and Leadership Shobhana Ahluwalia, ‎Head of Information Technology, Uber

15:55 - 16:15 Track: LeadershipTeamwork in the Enterprise: Past, “Agile” Present and FutureJoachim Fuchs, Solution Engineer, Atlassian

16:15 – 16:30 Track: LeadershipFailure: The Foundation for Success
Vesko Kolev, Vice President, Product, Developer Tooling, Progress

16:30 – 16:50 Track: AI and Deep TechAI and The Future of WorkIgor Ilic, Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft

16:50 – 17:10Track: AI and Deep TechAI, Mobile and the Digital Evolution of TravelJoost Ouwerkerk, Co-founder and CTO, Hopper

17:10– 17:30Track: BlockchainBuilding The Trust Layer Of The Internet: What Does It Take Nigel Clark, Senior Vice President of Partners and Industries, Hedera Hashgraph

17:30 – 17:45 Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentThe 2020 Pitch Christoph Sollich, The Pitch Doctor

18:00Cocktail 

Second Hall

11:00 - 12:00Learn How to Develop Chatbots Using IBM Watson AssistantAco Vidovic, Ecosystem Advocacy Group Leader, IBM Central & Eastern Europe 
 
Summary:In this session you will learn basics on how you can develop a chatbot using IBM Watson Assistant tool. The presentation will be followed by a live demo in which we will build a simple chatbot of your choice together. 

14:00 - 14.45Startup Competition Moderator: Christoph Sollich, The Pitch Doctor

14:45 - 15:00 What You Wanted to Ask to VC, But Never Did/Dared to Ask
Moderator: Ieva Upeniece, Head of Partnerships, Baltic Sandbox

15:00 - 16.00Startup CompetitionModerator: Christoph Sollich, The Pitch Doctor

16:00 - 17:00 Psychological Insights to Engage, Influence & Gain Trust with Your Audience
Peter Hopwood, Global Speaker Coach, Founder of Hopwood Communications 

Summary: A compact speaking and non-verbal skills masterclass to create more impact. Takeaway psychological insights to sound, engage, influence and deliver as a professional – someone who wants to communicate well both in front of a crowd and – on camera. Valuable practical voice, presence and body language techniques to boost credibility, influence and speak more confidently. Ultimately - gain more trust with your audience. 

Main Hall

09:00 - 9:45 Networking Coffee

9:45 – 10:15Track: BlockchainThe Future of Programmable Money (followed by Q&A session)
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Autor. Coder. Entrepreneur 

10:15 – 10:30 Track: BlockchainThe Convergence Stack: Crypto Assets + Blockchain + IoT + AIJamie Burke, Founder and CEO, Outlier Ventures

10:30 – 10:50 Track: BlockchainInvestment Challenges in Blockchain Technology Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki, Managing Director, Alphabit Digital Currency Fund 
Jamie Burke, Founder and CEO, Outlier Ventures
Nikola Stojanow, Chief business development officer, Aeternity 
Lyuben Belov, Founding Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures 
Moderator: Tone Vays, Content Creator, Derivatives Trader & Consultant     

10:50 – 11:05 Track: BlockchainScaling Cryptocurrencies via Offchain ProtocolsPatrick McCorry, Assistant Professor at King's College London/Chief Scientist at PISA Research
Interviewer: Damir Bandalo, Managing Partner, Stakezero Ventures

11:05 – 11:20Track: BlockchainPutting Blockchain to WorkChris Chabot, Director of Developer Relations at R3

11:20 – 11:35Track: BlockchainBlockchain’s Adoption Challenge Is a Human Problem, Not Technical Maja Vujinovic, Founder and CEO, OGroup
Interviewer: Ton Van't Noordende, Deeptech Investor, 01venturesTrack: Blockchain

11:35 – 11:50Track: BlockchainSecurity Token Offerings: Tokenized Securities and the Future of Investment Ethan Pierse, Director, CryptoAssets Institute    Track: Fintech

11:50 - 12:05Track: BlockchainBanking in a Tokenized World Antoni Trenchev, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Nexo

12:05 – 13:00 Lunch break 

13:00 – 13:15Track: FintechThe Growth Path Ahead of Revolut Elena Lavezzi, Head of Growth, Southern Europe, Revolut 
Interviewer: Filip Genov, Founder and Managing Director, Sophia-LabTrack: Fintech​​​

13:15 – 13:30Track: FintechBanking for Mobile People
Lauri Haav, Head of International Expansion, Monese Ltd. 
Interviewer: Stanislav Ivanov, Founding Partner, Tera VenturesTrack: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment

13:30 - 13:45Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentFacts and Numbers on the CEE Startup EcosystemsDarren Staufer, Sales and Business Development, Dealroom.comTrack: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment

13:45 - 14:05 Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentCEE Unicorns Perspectives - It is Happening Dan Lupu, Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG
Ondrej Bartos, Partner and Chairman of the board I Credo Ventures a.s.
Apostolos Apostolakis, Co-founder, VentureFriends 
Hristo Stoyanov, Regional Mandate Manager, EIF 
Moderator: Sebastien Toupy, The Startup Guy at The Next WebTrack: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment

14:05 - 14:20Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentHow to Develop a Winning Sales Mindset Steli Efti, Co-founder and CEO, Close.ioTrack: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment

14:20 - 14:35Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentSales for Startups: Lessons from Silicon ValleyMarvin Liao, Partner and Head of SF Accelerator, 500 StartupTrack: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment

14:35 - 14:50 Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentTrends in Crowdfunding-Based Fundraising
Pascal Condamine, Project Evangelist Europe, IndieGogo

14:50 - 15:05Trends in Crowdfunding-Based Fundraising
Pascal Condamine, Project Evangelist Europe, IndieGogo

15:05 - 15:35Coffee Break 

15:35 - 15:50Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmenTrack: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentThe Growth Path of the Local Startup EcosystemKamen Slavov, Head of Financial instruments at the Funds of funds
Interviewer: Zlatolina Mukova, General Partner, NEVEQ

15:50 - 16:10Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentFinding Your Purpose Through EntrepreneurshipAdeo Ressi, Founder and CEO, Founders Institute

16:10 - 16:25Track: AI and Deep techPractical AI, the Way That AI is Improving Our Lives in Very Unimaginable, Yet Seamless Ways Troy Malone, Vice President of Global Production, All Turtles

16:25 - 16:40Track: AI and Deep techInnovation for Next Level Home Security
Alex Pachikov, Founder and CEO, Sunflower Labs

16:40 - 17:00Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentThe London VC Scene Volker Hirsch, Partner, Amadeus Capital
Magda Lukaszewicz, VC, Balderton Capital
Mira Mihaylova, Principal, Piton Capital
Hussein Kanji, Founding Partner, Hoxton Ventures
Moderator: Dr. Ilian Iliev, Managing Director of EMV Capital                                                                                                               

17:00 - 17:20  Track: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, InvestmentStartup Competition Final Pitch  and Winners Announced 




 

Second Hall

9:45 - 10:45 Inbound PR: 8 Steps to Running a Successful CampaignIliyana Stareva, Global Partner Program Manager, HubSpot 

Summary: Inbound PR is the handbook that can transform your agency’s business.  Content is the name of the game now, and PR agencies must be able to prove their worth or risk being swept under with obsolete methods. Inbound PR provides critical guidance for PR growth in the digital era, complete with a practical framework for stimulating that growth.

11:00 - 12:00 Women in Entrepreneurship: What Changed After #MetooNina Nikolic, Co-founder, Startup Macedonia
Alexandra Hadzhiyska, Global Marketing Manager, PayU
Milena Nikolova, Director of Knowledge and Education, ATTA
Elina Zheleva, Managing Partner and Director, LaunchLabs Sofia
Mirela Yordanova, Community Engagement Manager, Google for Startups
Moderator: Max Gurvits, Entrepreneur and Investor

Introduction to Bitcoin and Open Blockchain13:00 - 14:00Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Author. Coder. Entrepreneur

15:00 - 16:00 Better Visibility, Predictability and Collaboration with Agile Solutions. Equip Your Enterprise with AgileCraft & Jira 
Joachim Fuchs, Solution Engineer, Atlassian  
​​​​​​​Summary: For modern businesses visibility and predictability are key for success and to stay ahead of the competition. To achieve that, especially with agile development, you need to scale your business initiatives with execution. And also scaling teams to next level is essential. AgileCraft and Jira will support that approach with ease.
Target Audience: Project Manager, PMOs, Business Leader
Take Aways: How to close the gap between strategy and execution; How to scale agility for your portfolio and your teams​​​​​​​

 

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Venue

SOFIA EVENT CENTER

1407 Sofia, Bulgaria

Address: Cherni Vrah Blvd 100,

Paradise Center, Floor 3

Organizers

Капитал
LAUNCHUB
Neveq

Special partners

Jeremie
Bulgarian Venture Capital Association

General partner

a1

Official bank

UniCredit Bulbank

Partners

uber 1
Telus new
DXC
Фонд на фондовете
mini
Smule
HP
Progress
Philip Morris
ISOBAR
SiteGround
Microsoft
Atlassian
Nemetschek
FT
IBM
Sofia Investment Agency

Event partners

SEG
MP-STUDIO
Red Devil Catering
Strata
Baristo
Vario
vip security
rice up
SUPERHOSTING.BG
campusX
Startershub
Livity
TechTour
Trending Topics
SoftUni
eurid19
Entrepreneur's Organization
Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
BASSCOM
BAIT
CCIFB
CEO Club
Johnnie Walker
Devin
Xact Way Event Agency
Heineken
Zagorka

General media partner

Btv Media Group

Marketing Communications Partner

United Partners

Creative Partner

Mccann

Web Agency

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