September 21, 2017


InterContinental Ljubljana


A Unique Conference about Digital Transformation

About the Conference

Digitalization has been around for a while. Now we know for sure that it is not just another buzzword, but a movement that can-not be ignored neither by companies nor among public institutions. Organizations all around the word are applying emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence. Awareness that digital transformation is primarily a business challenge that requires changes in organizational culture, people, business processes and business models is increasing.

However, most of European countries are falling behind. Therefore we invited some speakers from the digital most developed European and Asian countries to his year’s conference.  Of course we have some good examples also in regional companies from different industries and we invited them too to share their good practices. So, the main purpose of this year’s conference is to distribute knowledge about successful digital transformation and innovative digital business models in the target group of directors, managers and other professionals connected with digitalization.



9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and opening
9:30 - 10:05 4th Industrial Revolution Redefines the Future Bojan Jerbić, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
10:05 - 10:40 Digital Culture Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Development Director, Executive Development Institute

We are using the technology to make our lives better and to increase the quality of living. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t forget about the relationship between technology and humans. Organization with the digital culture are abler to disrupt the business model and industries as well because they are faster in adapting and responding to changes.  

10:40 - 11:15 AI: Friend or Foe? Tea Colaianni, NED and Chair of RemCo at Mothercare Plc

How AI will impact the world of work and what HR people need to do to prepare for these changes.

11:15 - 11:50 Talk 4 *TBC
11:50 - 12:10 The state of Digital Transformation in the Region Member of the FELU research team
12:10 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 How do we tackle digital transformation?
Case presentations and discussion

Moderated by Matej Potokar, Microsoft and Mojca Indihar Štemberger, FELU
A1 Slovenija, Dejan Turk, Chief Executive Officer
NLB, Matjaž Mušič, Chief Digital Officer
Petrol, Miha Valentinčič, Director Innovative business models and Digitalization

Moderated by Matej Potokar, Microsoft and Mojca Indihar Štemberger, FELU

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:30 How do we tackle digital transformation?
Case presentations and discussion

Moderated by Matej Potokar, Microsoft and Mojca Indihar Štemberger, FELU
Visionect, Matej Zalar, Founder and CEO

Moderated by Matej Potokar, Microsoft and Mojca Indihar Štemberger, FELU

16:30 - 17:00 End of the conference

Programme Committee:

  • Dr. Mojca Indihar Štemberger, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU)
  • Dr. Jurij Jaklič, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU)
  • Dr. Matjaz B. Jurič, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana

*CBE reserves the right to modify the programme of the conference at any time without prior notice.



  • HR Transformation
  • Talent Management
  • Performance Management
  • Management Development
  • Human Resources
  • HR Consulting
  • Change Management
  • Workforce Planning
  • Executive Coaching


  • Group Human Resources Director at Merlin Entertainments Plc.
  • Non-Executive Director, Alexandra Palace Trading Limited, London
  • Vice President Human Resources, Hilton Worldwide
  • Senior Vice President Human Resources, KPNQwest / GTS / EBONE
  • Director Employee Relations, Global One
  • Assosiate Lawyer, Forrester Norall & Sutton (now White & Case)

An award-winning communications professional, educator and consultant. Dr. Dimitriadis is the author of the book “Neuroscience for Leaders: A Brain Adaptive Leadership Approach” (Kogan Page, London) and spoke at TEDx University of Strathclyde for the urgent need for Brain-Based Communication. He is a certified Neuromarketer and a contributor to the Neuromarketing Manager Program at Hamburg Media School. He has worked with IKEA, IBM, JTI, Nestle, Banca Intesa, Holcim, Pierre Fabre, Coca Cola, Raiffeisen Bank, Rauch, Teekanne, USAID and others. He is a mentor of startups at the ICT HUB, Belgrade, Serbia. He is currently the Development Director at The University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College. Dr. Dimitriadis is a strong advocate of brain-based solutions to business challenges.

Dr. Bojan Jerbić is a full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Department for Robotics and Automation of Manufacturing Systems.

His scientific research is in the field of artificial intelligence in robotics, especially behavioristic problems. He is engaged in the research and development of intelligent control models for multi-agent robotic systems, the interaction of robots and humans and robotic models of consciousness. 

Thanks to the research projects implemented in cooperation with the industry, he developed one of the most advanced laboratories for applied robotics and autonomous systems in Europe, where his students have a rare opportunity to educate themself on the cutting-edge technology. Currently, he is the head of research project ACRON: A New Concept of Applied Cognitive Robotics in Clinical Neuroscience in which new grounds for intelligent control models are established, based on interaction, learning and machine self-awareness, pushing the boundaries of robotic application. Thanks to the original approaches to robotic control that he developed with his colleagues, project of the application of robots in neurosurgery is in the stage of clinical trials, opening a whole new era of robotic application in medicine.

Registration Fee

210 EUR (+ VAT) per person for registering before August 30, 2017

230 EUR (+ VAT) per person for registering after September 1, 2017


10% per person discount for 5+ attendees from the same organization.

10% per person discount for participants that are members of FELU Alumni Club.


Please note that the discount offers can not be combined.

The registration fee includes participation at the conference, coffee breaks, lunch and materials.

After filling out the registration form you will receive confirmation e-mail on your e-mail address.

For group registration please send an email to tibor.derganc@ef.uni-lj.si with information about participants.

Registration is possible up to and including September 17, 2017.

No refunds can be made for cancellations received after September 17, 2016. In a case of no-show, there will be no refund of the conference fee.

An invoice will be delivered to the address provided in the registration form 14 days before the conference starts. The invoice should be paid within 8 days after receiving the invoice.

Registration Form

InterContinental Ljubljana

Slovenska cesta 59,
1000 Ljubljana


Organizer: Centre of Business Excellence, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana


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