Full Schedule

Main Hall

10:00 – 10:30 Changing the Way Businesses Create Experience Brian Solis, Futurist, World Best Selling Author

10:30 – 10:50 Digitizing the Enterprise for Growth Barry Simpson, Senior Vice President and CIO, Coca-Cola
Michael Schwarz, Head of Digital Acceleration, Western Europe, Coca-Cola

10:50 – 11:10 Innovating the Future of Marketing & the Billion-Dollar Mobile Market Momchil Kyurkchiev, Co-founder and CEO, Leanplum
Interviewer: Scott Beechuk, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

11:10 – 11:30 The Future of Work Jeko Kolev, Director of Strategic Growth EMEA & Australia, WeWork
Interviewer: Ton van't Noordende, CEO, 01Ventures

11:30 – 11:45 The State of Cannabis: Growing like a Weed Ben Larson, General Partner, Backplane Capital

11:45 -12:00 Does Technology Make Human Work More or Less Meaningful? Tenko Nikolov, CEO, SiteGround

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:20 The New Rules of Brand Storytelling Jessica Gioglio, Author, The Power of Visual Storytelling and Digital/Social Media Strategist

13:20 - 13:40 Why We Need New Realities Kirk Johnsen, W+K Amsterdam, Department of New Realities

13:40 – 14:00 Blockchain – a Paradigm Shift for Business Kaustav Bhattacharya, Executive Technology Director EMEA, R/GA

14:00 – 14:20 Financial Times - Preparing for the future Niko Vijayaratnam, Head of Product, FT Core

14:20 – 14:40 Creating Viral Videos That Sell Companies Weston Green, Executive Producer, Inverse

14:40 – 15:00 Building Sustainable Campaigns for a Mission-driven Business Elizabeth Barelli, Head of Digital Marketing, Performance & Media, Medium

15:00 – 15:30 The Future of Content Iain McDonald, ‎Content Director, EMEA,‎Quartz
Hendrik von der Linden, Chief Operating Officer, Pro TV, CME Media
Elizabeth Barelli, Head of Digital Marketing, Performance & Media, Medium
Niko Vijayaratnam, Head of Product, FT Core
Galya Prokopieva, CEO, Economedia
Moderator: Monty Munford, Founder of Mob76, SXSW MC & public speaker, writing for The Economist, BBC, Forbes and Fast Company

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:20 How to Prevent and Respond to the Increasing Cyberthreats? Affordable Cybersecurity Automation and “As a Service” Model Alex Litvak, Security Research Group Lead, SafeBreach
Interviewer: Ivan Zhitiyanov, Executive Director, Telelink

16:20 – 16:35 The Age of Assistance Dimitris Kossyfas, Head of Travel, Google (Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta)

16:35 – 16:55 Crowdfunding in 2018 - Trends, Innovations and Go to Market Advice Joel Hughes, Director of UK and Europe, Indiegogo

16:55 – 17:10 Growth Lessons from Scaling Pinterest to 200 Million Happy Pinners Ludo Antonov, Head of Growth Engineering, Pinterest

17:10 – 17:25 How AI and Chatbots Can Transform Your Customer Experience Hristo Borisov, Director, Product Management, Progress

17:25 – 17:35 The Next Big Thing in Wearables Rares Florea, Regional Country Manager CEE, Fitbit
Interviewer: Raph Crouan, Managing Director, Startup Bootcamp

Second Hall

13:00 - 14.00Emerging Investment Trends in the Valley - What Gets VCs & Founders Excited: Blockchain, Autonomous vehicles, Robotics Dafina Toncheva, Partner, USVP
Mirena Тaskova, Senior Privacy Advisor in Fieldfisher's Silicon Valley office, Stanford graduate

14.30 - 16:30 Start-up Competition

Main Hall

10:00 – 10:20 Building "Belonging" Into Your Brand John Gargiulo, Global Product Marketing Lead, AirBNB
Interviewer: Robin Wauters, Founding Editor, Tech.eu

10:20 – 10:40 How to Build Your Voice Strategy with Alexa Max Amordeluso, EU Lead Evangelist, Amazon Alexa

10:40 – 10:55 Making Fundraising Your Core Competency Scott Painter, Founder, Fair.com
Interviewer: Adeo Ressi, CEO and Co-founder, Founder Institute

10:55 – 11:25 Investor Panel: What’s New, What’s Hot Tugce Ergul, Co-founder and Executive Director, Angel Labs
Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures
Nick Nigam, Investment Manager, Samsung Next
James Denena, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development, PROS Holding
Moderator: Bindi Karia, Innovation Expert + Advisor, Super Connector

11:25 – 11:40 Cashless, Contactless, Effortless - Building the First Global Card Acceptance Brand Marc-Alexander Christ, Co-founder, SumUp

11:40 – 12:00Growth Lessons from an Industry Leader
Jitse Groen, Founder and CEO, Takeaway

12:00 – 13:00Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:30 The Future of Blockchain and the Impact on Business Amit Shur, Co-founder and CEO, Teneos
Anton Evangelatov, Software Engineer, Ethereum Foundation
Moderator: Nir Netzer, Founding Partner, Equitech

13:30 – 13:50 Topic tbcJani Valjavec, Co-founder, ICONOMI
Interviewer: Lyuben Belov, Managing Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures

13:50 – 14:05Investing in Blockchain Damir Bandalo, General Partner, Columbus Capital
Interviewer: TBC

14:05 - 14:20Intelligent Enterprise Unleashed | Five Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Business Kristaps Banga, Innovation Lead, Accenture

14:20 - 14:35 Start-ups! The Future is a Good Ending Joe Macleod, Consultant, Speaker, Author of “Ends”, Former Head of Design, Ustwo

14:35 - 14:50Empowering the Best Teams Mario Berta, CEO and Co-founder, Flyspaces

14:50 - 15:05Agency in Crisis: From Space to the Edge of Disaster Dara Dotz, Co-founder, Principal Designer, Field Ready

15:05 - 15:35 Coffee Break

15:35 - 15:55Leading Digital Transformation at Loreal
Lubomira Rochet, Chief Digital Officer, L'Oreal
Interviewer: Robin Wauters, Founding Editor, Tech.eu

15:55 - 16:15 Trends in Early-Stage Investments Enis Hulli, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Marvin Liao, Partner, 500 Startups
Raph Crouan, Managing Director, Startup Bootcamp
Connor Murphy, Managing Director, Techstars Berlin
Moderator: Monty Munford, Founder of Mob76, SXSW MC & public speaker, writing for The Economist, BBC, Forbes and Fast Company

16:15 - 16:30 The Future of Transportation: From Car Ownership to Mobility as a Service Tin Hang Liu, Founder, CEO, OSVehicle

16:30 - 16:45Life's a Pitch - so you better don't suck at pitching
Christoph Sollich, The Pitch Doctor

16:45 - 17:15                         Startup Competition and Closing

Second Hall

10:30 - 12.00 YouTube: Art Мeets Science
Google Workshop