WHEN?

September 20, 2018

WHERE?

Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

WHAT?

A Unique Conference about Digital Transformation

One inspiring event, many inspiring stories:

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 world 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.

We invited some speakers that will deliver exceptional talks on the topics of AI, Robotics, IoT and Cyborgs. Of course we have some good examples of digital transformation 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.

 

Programme 2018

WHEN WHAT WHO
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and opening
9:15 - 9:45 What to expect in the next wave of digital transformation Aleš Groznik, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
9:45 - 10:30 Managing dilemmas in a digital world Fons Trompenaars, Founder at Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting
10:30 - 11:00 Industry 4.0 Leonhard Muigg, Industry 4.0 Coordinator at Siemens AG Austria
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 My implant belongs to me - deliberating the mergence of humans and technology Enno Park, Cyborg
12:00 - 12:30 The new edge of IoT and Robotics Rok Prešeren, CTO & Co-founder, RoboticsX GmbH
12:30 - 13:00 Innovation in the Digital Age Marko Thaler, Head of Digital Labs at Kolektor
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digital Transformation through new business models - Case presentations and Round Table
Moderated by Matej Potokar, Cosylab and Mojca Indihar Štemberger, FELU
Miha Valentinčič, Director Innovative business models and Digitalization at Petrol
Roman Kužnar, CEO at RC IKT d.o.o.
Julij Božič, Innovation and Digital Officer at BTC, d.d.
Sarah Dober, Enterprise (IT) Architect at Magna Steyr
15:00 - 16:15 Digital Transformation through new business models - Case presentations and Round Table
Moderated by Matej Potokar, Cosylab and Mojca Indihar Štemberger, FELU
Nino Pirtovšek, Head of Business Development at OriginTrail
Jana Erjavec, Head of Sales and Business Development at sciNote
Rok Erman, Partner & Founder at Ektimo d.o.o.
Srdjan Novakovic, Head of Digital Banking Group Competence Center in Addiko Bank AG
16:15 - 16:30 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. Aleš Groznik, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU)
  • Dr. Jure Erjavec, 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.

*Programme of the conference will be held in English.

 

Speakers

Fons Trompenaars
Founder at Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting

Dr. Fons Trompenaars is recognised around world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.

He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership department.

He joined Shell in 1981 and moved into the Personnel Division for Shell in Roterdam. From 1985, he worked in job classification and management development at the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam. In 1989 he founded the Centre for International Business Studies, a consulting and training organization for international management. Since 1998 they operate as Trompenaars Hampden-Turner. Fons Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, Cable and Wireless, CSM and Merrill Lynch.

Enno Park
Cyborg, Author and Speaker

Enno Park is a Cyborg, Author and Speaker. He is a member of the research project “futurebody” at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and member of Advisory board of VALID research project on ethical aspects of digitalisation in the health sector at University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany.

Leonhard Muigg
Industry 4.0 Coordinator at Siemens AG Austria

Leonhard Muigg has been working as Industry 4.0 Coordinator of Siemens AG Austria since 1 November 2015. He acts as a communicator between the Siemens divisions and the Industry partners to position and promote the topic of Industry 4.0. In addition, he coordinates the activities with those responsible for Siemens in the economic area of ​​Central and Eastern Europe. Previously, he had been working for Siemens as Enterprise Sales Executive since 2008, where he brought his expertise in digital manufacturing planning to clients across all industries. Prior to that, he had been with TECNOMATIX since 2002. His knowledge in the field of digital production planning and digital factory, he acquired in his many years of work in the industry – so he was able to build this topic in Austria and develop.

Fons Trompenaars
Founder at Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting

Dr. Fons Trompenaars is recognised around world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.

He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership department.

He joined Shell in 1981 and moved into the Personnel Division for Shell in Roterdam. From 1985, he worked in job classification and management development at the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam. In 1989 he founded the Centre for International Business Studies, a consulting and training organization for international management. Since 1998 they operate as Trompenaars Hampden-Turner. Fons Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, Cable and Wireless, CSM and Merrill Lynch.

Enno Park
Cyborg, Author and Speaker

Enno Park is a Cyborg, Author and Speaker. He is a member of the research project “futurebody” at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and member of Advisory board of VALID research project on ethical aspects of digitalisation in the health sector at University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany.

Leonhard Muigg
Industry 4.0 Coordinator at Siemens AG Austria

Leonhard Muigg has been working as Industry 4.0 Coordinator of Siemens AG Austria since 1 November 2015. He acts as a communicator between the Siemens divisions and the Industry partners to position and promote the topic of Industry 4.0. In addition, he coordinates the activities with those responsible for Siemens in the economic area of ​​Central and Eastern Europe. Previously, he had been working for Siemens as Enterprise Sales Executive since 2008, where he brought his expertise in digital manufacturing planning to clients across all industries. Prior to that, he had been with TECNOMATIX since 2002. His knowledge in the field of digital production planning and digital factory, he acquired in his many years of work in the industry – so he was able to build this topic in Austria and develop.

Peter Boras
CEO & Founder, RoboticsX Germany

EXPERIENCE

  • CEO & Founder at RoboticsX
  • TELE2 IoT Solutions, Germany
  • Executive Board Advisor for IoT / Internet of Things and M2M at Si.mobil / Telekom Austria Group
  • Global Sales and Marketing Director at Visionect d.o.o.
  • General Director at Central Europe Digital Agency – CEDA

Marko Thaler
Head of Digital Labs at Kolektor

Marko is an entrepreneur with 13 years of advanced mechatronic systems design and development experience. After finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering he co-founded Airnamics that specialises in custom development of high-performance drones and industrial robotics systems. His core technical expertise are mechatronic systems design and artificial intelligence. After Airnamics became part of Kolektor, a multinational company in automotive, power, and civil engineering space, he also became Head of Kolektor Digital Labs. Labs is an industrial incubator focused on solving the challenges in the Industry 4.0 space by combining Kolektor’s industrial domain knowledge with AI, advanced robotics, and other digital technologies.

Matej Potokar
Executive Vice President at Cosylab

EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Vice President at Cosylab
  • General Manager – Customer Service & Support (CSS) Division – Western Europe at Microsoft
  • General Manager – Services Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft
  • Senior Director – Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft

Fons Trompenaars
Founder at Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting

Dr. Fons Trompenaars is recognised around world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.

He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership department.

He joined Shell in 1981 and moved into the Personnel Division for Shell in Roterdam. From 1985, he worked in job classification and management development at the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam. In 1989 he founded the Centre for International Business Studies, a consulting and training organization for international management. Since 1998 they operate as Trompenaars Hampden-Turner. Fons Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, Cable and Wireless, CSM and Merrill Lynch.

Enno Park
Cyborg, Author and Speaker

Enno Park is a Cyborg, Author and Speaker. He is a member of the research project “futurebody” at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and member of Advisory board of VALID research project on ethical aspects of digitalisation in the health sector at University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany.

Leonhard Muigg
Industry 4.0 Coordinator at Siemens AG Austria

Leonhard Muigg has been working as Industry 4.0 Coordinator of Siemens AG Austria since 1 November 2015. He acts as a communicator between the Siemens divisions and the Industry partners to position and promote the topic of Industry 4.0. In addition, he coordinates the activities with those responsible for Siemens in the economic area of ​​Central and Eastern Europe. Previously, he had been working for Siemens as Enterprise Sales Executive since 2008, where he brought his expertise in digital manufacturing planning to clients across all industries. Prior to that, he had been with TECNOMATIX since 2002. His knowledge in the field of digital production planning and digital factory, he acquired in his many years of work in the industry – so he was able to build this topic in Austria and develop.

Peter Boras
CEO & Founder, RoboticsX Germany

EXPERIENCE

  • CEO & Founder at RoboticsX
  • TELE2 IoT Solutions, Germany
  • Executive Board Advisor for IoT / Internet of Things and M2M at Si.mobil / Telekom Austria Group
  • Global Sales and Marketing Director at Visionect d.o.o.
  • General Director at Central Europe Digital Agency – CEDA

Marko Thaler
Head of Digital Labs at Kolektor

Marko is an entrepreneur with 13 years of advanced mechatronic systems design and development experience. After finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering he co-founded Airnamics that specialises in custom development of high-performance drones and industrial robotics systems. His core technical expertise are mechatronic systems design and artificial intelligence. After Airnamics became part of Kolektor, a multinational company in automotive, power, and civil engineering space, he also became Head of Kolektor Digital Labs. Labs is an industrial incubator focused on solving the challenges in the Industry 4.0 space by combining Kolektor’s industrial domain knowledge with AI, advanced robotics, and other digital technologies.

Matej Potokar
Executive Vice President at Cosylab

EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Vice President at Cosylab
  • General Manager – Customer Service & Support (CSS) Division – Western Europe at Microsoft
  • General Manager – Services Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft
  • Senior Director – Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft

Miha Valentinčič
Director Innovative business models and Digitalization at Petrol

EXPERIENCE

  • Director Innovative business models and Digitalization at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Director at Geoenergo d.o.o., Oil&Gas production company
  • Energy and Environment Development Director at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Director of strategic activities at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Procurator at Eltec Petrol d.o.o.

Roman Kužnar
CEO at RC IKT d.o.o.

Since 2013, Dr. Roman Kužnar is managing technology park RC IKT, d.o.o., a daughter company of Iskratel. He is responsible for Iskratel’s corporate start-up program and other operations and initiatives related to entrepreneurships, start-up investments, technology park infrastructure and services offerings for SMEs and start-ups, with the goal to facilitate the cooperation between innovative, globally oriented hi-tech start-ups, SMEs and Iskratel, a leading EU telecommunication vendor and info-communication solution provider. He received Bachelor degree and Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Ljubljana, respectively in 1990 and 1996. He joined Iskratel in 1996, after completing PhD study as Young researcher at University of Ljubljana. Within Iskratel, he took engineering roles and management responsibilities in RD, product and innovation management, and business development. From the beginning in 2005, he is also the Director of Sintesio, the internationally recognized interoperability test laboratory for information and communication technologies. Under his leadership and in cooperation with global standardization bodies and leading ICT industry forums, Sintesio laboratory co-organized and hosted several global interoperability test events and provided consultancy services to regulators in Africa and Gulf countries in the area of electronic communication services, next-generation networks and 3GPP networks.

Julij Božič
Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at BTC, d.d.

Julij Božič is distinguished by years of experience and achievements in information and communications technologies, and long-standing experience in marketing, sales and management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana), having upgraded his knowledge and was awarded the MBA title at the University of Warwick, UK. Julij joined IBM in 1999 as a product manager, continued to work as key account manager and later assumed the position of a software sales manager. From September 2013 till May 2016 he was in a position of IBM Country leader for Slovenia and Bosnia.

From May 2016 he took new challenge as a Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at BTC, d.d. company, responsible for digital transformation and innovation of BTC core business segments.

In his work, he remains focused on ideas that go beyond frameworks. About himself, he says that he is an “out of the box thinker”, who is successfully leading his team in achieving business goals. His personal motto is: “If you don’t go, you don’t have a story”.

Julij is a member of numerous business and economic interest groups in Slovenia, such as AmCham Slovenia, the Manager Association and ABC Accelerator, where he uses his experience and knowledge while consulting as a mentor many young talents –  future representatives of the Slovenian economic environment.

Fons Trompenaars
Founder at Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting

Dr. Fons Trompenaars is recognised around world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.

He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership department.

He joined Shell in 1981 and moved into the Personnel Division for Shell in Roterdam. From 1985, he worked in job classification and management development at the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam. In 1989 he founded the Centre for International Business Studies, a consulting and training organization for international management. Since 1998 they operate as Trompenaars Hampden-Turner. Fons Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, Cable and Wireless, CSM and Merrill Lynch.

Enno Park
Cyborg, Author and Speaker

Enno Park is a Cyborg, Author and Speaker. He is a member of the research project “futurebody” at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and member of Advisory board of VALID research project on ethical aspects of digitalisation in the health sector at University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany.

Leonhard Muigg
Industry 4.0 Coordinator at Siemens AG Austria

Leonhard Muigg has been working as Industry 4.0 Coordinator of Siemens AG Austria since 1 November 2015. He acts as a communicator between the Siemens divisions and the Industry partners to position and promote the topic of Industry 4.0. In addition, he coordinates the activities with those responsible for Siemens in the economic area of ​​Central and Eastern Europe. Previously, he had been working for Siemens as Enterprise Sales Executive since 2008, where he brought his expertise in digital manufacturing planning to clients across all industries. Prior to that, he had been with TECNOMATIX since 2002. His knowledge in the field of digital production planning and digital factory, he acquired in his many years of work in the industry – so he was able to build this topic in Austria and develop.

Peter Boras
CEO & Founder, RoboticsX Germany

EXPERIENCE

  • CEO & Founder at RoboticsX
  • TELE2 IoT Solutions, Germany
  • Executive Board Advisor for IoT / Internet of Things and M2M at Si.mobil / Telekom Austria Group
  • Global Sales and Marketing Director at Visionect d.o.o.
  • General Director at Central Europe Digital Agency – CEDA

Marko Thaler
Head of Digital Labs at Kolektor

Marko is an entrepreneur with 13 years of advanced mechatronic systems design and development experience. After finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering he co-founded Airnamics that specialises in custom development of high-performance drones and industrial robotics systems. His core technical expertise are mechatronic systems design and artificial intelligence. After Airnamics became part of Kolektor, a multinational company in automotive, power, and civil engineering space, he also became Head of Kolektor Digital Labs. Labs is an industrial incubator focused on solving the challenges in the Industry 4.0 space by combining Kolektor’s industrial domain knowledge with AI, advanced robotics, and other digital technologies.

Matej Potokar
Executive Vice President at Cosylab

EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Vice President at Cosylab
  • General Manager – Customer Service & Support (CSS) Division – Western Europe at Microsoft
  • General Manager – Services Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft
  • Senior Director – Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft

Miha Valentinčič
Director Innovative business models and Digitalization at Petrol

EXPERIENCE

  • Director Innovative business models and Digitalization at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Director at Geoenergo d.o.o., Oil&Gas production company
  • Energy and Environment Development Director at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Director of strategic activities at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Procurator at Eltec Petrol d.o.o.

Roman Kužnar
CEO at RC IKT d.o.o.

Since 2013, Dr. Roman Kužnar is managing technology park RC IKT, d.o.o., a daughter company of Iskratel. He is responsible for Iskratel’s corporate start-up program and other operations and initiatives related to entrepreneurships, start-up investments, technology park infrastructure and services offerings for SMEs and start-ups, with the goal to facilitate the cooperation between innovative, globally oriented hi-tech start-ups, SMEs and Iskratel, a leading EU telecommunication vendor and info-communication solution provider. He received Bachelor degree and Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Ljubljana, respectively in 1990 and 1996. He joined Iskratel in 1996, after completing PhD study as Young researcher at University of Ljubljana. Within Iskratel, he took engineering roles and management responsibilities in RD, product and innovation management, and business development. From the beginning in 2005, he is also the Director of Sintesio, the internationally recognized interoperability test laboratory for information and communication technologies. Under his leadership and in cooperation with global standardization bodies and leading ICT industry forums, Sintesio laboratory co-organized and hosted several global interoperability test events and provided consultancy services to regulators in Africa and Gulf countries in the area of electronic communication services, next-generation networks and 3GPP networks.

Julij Božič
Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at BTC, d.d.

Julij Božič is distinguished by years of experience and achievements in information and communications technologies, and long-standing experience in marketing, sales and management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana), having upgraded his knowledge and was awarded the MBA title at the University of Warwick, UK. Julij joined IBM in 1999 as a product manager, continued to work as key account manager and later assumed the position of a software sales manager. From September 2013 till May 2016 he was in a position of IBM Country leader for Slovenia and Bosnia.

From May 2016 he took new challenge as a Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at BTC, d.d. company, responsible for digital transformation and innovation of BTC core business segments.

In his work, he remains focused on ideas that go beyond frameworks. About himself, he says that he is an “out of the box thinker”, who is successfully leading his team in achieving business goals. His personal motto is: “If you don’t go, you don’t have a story”.

Julij is a member of numerous business and economic interest groups in Slovenia, such as AmCham Slovenia, the Manager Association and ABC Accelerator, where he uses his experience and knowledge while consulting as a mentor many young talents –  future representatives of the Slovenian economic environment.

Sarah Dober
Enterprise (IT) Architect at Magna Steyr

Sarah Dober is responsible for Enterprise Architecture at Magna Steyr, a global automotive supplier and the worldwide leading brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner for OEMs with over 100 years of experience in vehicle production.

With a background in mechanical engineering and economics she is working closely with experts from all domains of Magna Steyr to identify the target state regarding digitization and IT architecture that Magna Steyr intends to achieve in the next years.

Previously, she worked as a project leader of the Digital Factory at Magna Steyr. Sarah Dober holds a master’s degree in “Production Science and Management” from the University of Technical Sciences in Graz/Austria.

Jana Erjavec
VP Sales sciNote LLC, PhD Biotechnology

Jana’s scientific knowledge combined with her passion for business development has been one of the drivers behind sciNote LLC, a USA based company whose product became one of the leading open source Electronic Lab Notebooks.

Alongside her business career, Jana has been involved in applied research and plant pathogen diagnostics throughout her PhD studies. She is also Head of Business development at BioSistemika LLC, one of the top software development companies for Life sciences laboratories and instrument manufacturers.

Nino Pirtovšek
Head of Business Development at OriginTrail

Nino Pirtovšek is Head of Business Development at OriginTrail – a blockchain company enabling businesses to speak the same language with integrity. He is helping companies connect their supply chain data to the blockchain and run the next generation of business applications on top of it. Nino previously worked as a consultant at Deloitte and PwC, helping execute business transformation for over 30 companies.

Fons Trompenaars
Founder at Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting

Dr. Fons Trompenaars is recognised around world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.

He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership department.

He joined Shell in 1981 and moved into the Personnel Division for Shell in Roterdam. From 1985, he worked in job classification and management development at the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam. In 1989 he founded the Centre for International Business Studies, a consulting and training organization for international management. Since 1998 they operate as Trompenaars Hampden-Turner. Fons Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, Cable and Wireless, CSM and Merrill Lynch.

Enno Park
Cyborg, Author and Speaker

Enno Park is a Cyborg, Author and Speaker. He is a member of the research project “futurebody” at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and member of Advisory board of VALID research project on ethical aspects of digitalisation in the health sector at University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany.

Leonhard Muigg
Industry 4.0 Coordinator at Siemens AG Austria

Leonhard Muigg has been working as Industry 4.0 Coordinator of Siemens AG Austria since 1 November 2015. He acts as a communicator between the Siemens divisions and the Industry partners to position and promote the topic of Industry 4.0. In addition, he coordinates the activities with those responsible for Siemens in the economic area of ​​Central and Eastern Europe. Previously, he had been working for Siemens as Enterprise Sales Executive since 2008, where he brought his expertise in digital manufacturing planning to clients across all industries. Prior to that, he had been with TECNOMATIX since 2002. His knowledge in the field of digital production planning and digital factory, he acquired in his many years of work in the industry – so he was able to build this topic in Austria and develop.

Peter Boras
CEO & Founder, RoboticsX Germany

EXPERIENCE

  • CEO & Founder at RoboticsX
  • TELE2 IoT Solutions, Germany
  • Executive Board Advisor for IoT / Internet of Things and M2M at Si.mobil / Telekom Austria Group
  • Global Sales and Marketing Director at Visionect d.o.o.
  • General Director at Central Europe Digital Agency – CEDA

Marko Thaler
Head of Digital Labs at Kolektor

Marko is an entrepreneur with 13 years of advanced mechatronic systems design and development experience. After finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering he co-founded Airnamics that specialises in custom development of high-performance drones and industrial robotics systems. His core technical expertise are mechatronic systems design and artificial intelligence. After Airnamics became part of Kolektor, a multinational company in automotive, power, and civil engineering space, he also became Head of Kolektor Digital Labs. Labs is an industrial incubator focused on solving the challenges in the Industry 4.0 space by combining Kolektor’s industrial domain knowledge with AI, advanced robotics, and other digital technologies.

Matej Potokar
Executive Vice President at Cosylab

EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Vice President at Cosylab
  • General Manager – Customer Service & Support (CSS) Division – Western Europe at Microsoft
  • General Manager – Services Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft
  • Senior Director – Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Division – Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft

Miha Valentinčič
Director Innovative business models and Digitalization at Petrol

EXPERIENCE

  • Director Innovative business models and Digitalization at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Director at Geoenergo d.o.o., Oil&Gas production company
  • Energy and Environment Development Director at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Director of strategic activities at Petrol d.d., Ljubljana
  • Procurator at Eltec Petrol d.o.o.

Roman Kužnar
CEO at RC IKT d.o.o.

Since 2013, Dr. Roman Kužnar is managing technology park RC IKT, d.o.o., a daughter company of Iskratel. He is responsible for Iskratel’s corporate start-up program and other operations and initiatives related to entrepreneurships, start-up investments, technology park infrastructure and services offerings for SMEs and start-ups, with the goal to facilitate the cooperation between innovative, globally oriented hi-tech start-ups, SMEs and Iskratel, a leading EU telecommunication vendor and info-communication solution provider. He received Bachelor degree and Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Ljubljana, respectively in 1990 and 1996. He joined Iskratel in 1996, after completing PhD study as Young researcher at University of Ljubljana. Within Iskratel, he took engineering roles and management responsibilities in RD, product and innovation management, and business development. From the beginning in 2005, he is also the Director of Sintesio, the internationally recognized interoperability test laboratory for information and communication technologies. Under his leadership and in cooperation with global standardization bodies and leading ICT industry forums, Sintesio laboratory co-organized and hosted several global interoperability test events and provided consultancy services to regulators in Africa and Gulf countries in the area of electronic communication services, next-generation networks and 3GPP networks.

Julij Božič
Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at BTC, d.d.

Julij Božič is distinguished by years of experience and achievements in information and communications technologies, and long-standing experience in marketing, sales and management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana), having upgraded his knowledge and was awarded the MBA title at the University of Warwick, UK. Julij joined IBM in 1999 as a product manager, continued to work as key account manager and later assumed the position of a software sales manager. From September 2013 till May 2016 he was in a position of IBM Country leader for Slovenia and Bosnia.

From May 2016 he took new challenge as a Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at BTC, d.d. company, responsible for digital transformation and innovation of BTC core business segments.

In his work, he remains focused on ideas that go beyond frameworks. About himself, he says that he is an “out of the box thinker”, who is successfully leading his team in achieving business goals. His personal motto is: “If you don’t go, you don’t have a story”.

Julij is a member of numerous business and economic interest groups in Slovenia, such as AmCham Slovenia, the Manager Association and ABC Accelerator, where he uses his experience and knowledge while consulting as a mentor many young talents –  future representatives of the Slovenian economic environment.

Sarah Dober
Enterprise (IT) Architect at Magna Steyr

Sarah Dober is responsible for Enterprise Architecture at Magna Steyr, a global automotive supplier and the worldwide leading brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner for OEMs with over 100 years of experience in vehicle production.

With a background in mechanical engineering and economics she is working closely with experts from all domains of Magna Steyr to identify the target state regarding digitization and IT architecture that Magna Steyr intends to achieve in the next years.

Previously, she worked as a project leader of the Digital Factory at Magna Steyr. Sarah Dober holds a master’s degree in “Production Science and Management” from the University of Technical Sciences in Graz/Austria.

Jana Erjavec
VP Sales sciNote LLC, PhD Biotechnology

Jana’s scientific knowledge combined with her passion for business development has been one of the drivers behind sciNote LLC, a USA based company whose product became one of the leading open source Electronic Lab Notebooks.

Alongside her business career, Jana has been involved in applied research and plant pathogen diagnostics throughout her PhD studies. She is also Head of Business development at BioSistemika LLC, one of the top software development companies for Life sciences laboratories and instrument manufacturers.

Nino Pirtovšek
Head of Business Development at OriginTrail

Nino Pirtovšek is Head of Business Development at OriginTrail – a blockchain company enabling businesses to speak the same language with integrity. He is helping companies connect their supply chain data to the blockchain and run the next generation of business applications on top of it. Nino previously worked as a consultant at Deloitte and PwC, helping execute business transformation for over 30 companies.

Srdjan Novakovic
Head of Digital Banking Group Competence Center in Addiko Bank AG

Srdjan Novakovic works as Head of Digital Banking Group Competence Center in Addiko Bank AG, and leads a team of professionals that are developing and implementing world class digital banking experience. Srdjan is the innovative professional with over 15 years of retail banking experience and excellent IT knowledge, with an expertise in retail banking business and digital banking. Portfolio of achievement includes digital transformation across multiple countries, driving technological future of the banks, driving profit improvements and improving digital brand awareness on multiple markets.

Aleš Groznik
Full Professor at Faculty of Economics Ljubljana

Aleš Groznik is a full professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Business Logistics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. He has published over 150 articles ranging from supply chain management to e-business. Prior joining the University, he worked for multinational companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry.

Registration Fee

210 EUR (+ VAT) per person for registering before August 31, 2018

230 EUR (+ VAT) per person for registering after September 1, 2018

Discounts:

  • 5% per person discount for 3+ attendees from the same organization.
  • 15% per person discount for 5+ attendees from the same organization.
  • 10% per person discount for participants that are members of FELU Alumni Club.

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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 cpoef@ef.uni-lj.si with information about participants.

Registration is possible up to and including September 17, 2018.

No refunds can be made for cancellations received after September 17, 2018. 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 or after the conference. The invoice should be paid within 8 days after receiving the invoice.

Registration Form

Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

Dunajska cesta 154
1000 Ljubljana

Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

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

Partners

Become a partner

Become a partner of the Cutting Edge of Digital Mind conference 2018 and benefit great exposure and one day of face to face networking with leaders from CEE region.
For information about the partnership opportunities and packages available, contact us.

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Contact

Centre of Bussines Excellence, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
T: +386 1 5892-749 
E: cpoef@ef.uni-lj.si