Full Schedule

Main Hall

09:00 – 09:50 Registration and Networking Coffee

09:50 – 09:55 Official Opening Hubert Cottogni, Deputy Director & Head of Mandate Management, EIF
Todor Tashev, CTO, A1

09:55 – 10:00 Intro Speech Paul Papadimitriou, Founder & CEO, Intelligencr

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 The experience challenge of blockchain: Human centric design thinking will drive the success of blockchain adoption 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

17:35 - 18:30 Networking Cocktail with Johnnie Walker

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
Moderator: Matt Ellsworth, Partner, 500 Startups

Main Hall

09:30 - 10:00 Networking Coffee

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 Nick Nigam, Investment Manager, Samsung Next
James Denena, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development, PROS Holding
Hristo Stoyanov, Business Development Manager, CEE, European Investment Fund (EIF)
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 - 13:20Investing in Blockchain Damir Bandalo, General Partner, Columbus Capital
Interviewer: Mike Butcher, Editor at Large, TechCrunch

13:20 – 13:50 The Future of Blockchain and the Impact on BusinessAmit Shur, Co-founder and CEO, Teneos
Anton Evangelatov, Software Engineer, Ethereum Foundation
Toni Lane, Co-founder, CoinTelegraph, CULTU.RE
Moderator: Nir Netzer, Founding Partner, Equitech

13:50 – 14:05Trading, Governance, Incentives - What Is It All About?Jani Valjavec, Co-founder, ICONOMI
Interviewer: Lyuben Belov, Managing Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures

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 - 14:50Peak Performance 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 L'Oréal
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
Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures
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, Open Motors

16:30 - 16:45Leadership Greatness in 2018 Adeo Ressi, CEO and Co-Founder, Founder Institute

16:45 - 17:00Life's a Pitch - so you better don't suck at pitching Christoph Sollich, The Pitch Doctor

17:00 - 17:30  Startup Competition Finals
Jury:
Marvin Liao
, Partner, 500 Startups
Connor Murphy, Managing Director, Techstars Berlin
Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures
Stephane Gantchev, Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures
Adeo Ressi, CEO and Co-Founder, Founder Institute
Moderator: Matt Ellsworth, Partner, 500 Startups

17:30 - 18:30Closing Networking Cocktail with SumUp


 

Second Hall

10:30 - 12.00 YouTube: Art Meets ScienceAlexandros Fragkos, Insights Lead, Google Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus & Malta