We always strive to invite professionals or senior executives, to serve as our keynote, who are able to contribute relevant, insightful ideas that are related to the conference theme and the general intent of our conferences, which is to provide uniquely valuable resources, within a participative atmosphere and an enriched environment that directly supports learning and sharing. Our keynotes are people who have made and continue to make a difference in their own organizations and who, themselves, never stop learning, growing or striving for improved results for their organizations, the marketplace or operating environment in which the organization works and the world or society to which all organizations ultimately contribute. This year, we are propud to present two keynote speakers, each bringing vast experience to share from their careers in the Telecommunication and ICT sectors in Europe.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Friday, September 27, 2019

Ivan Skender

Ivan Skender

Ivan Skender, Senior Director of Business Transformation, Human Resources and Corporate Communications, A1, is an execution-focused and high-energy executive with 18+ years’ experience in commercial and business development roles in IT and Telecommunications.

He has a strong track record characterized by identifying, building and managing products and services, cross-regionally and cross-functionally.

Ivan focuses on Digital capabilities in business transformation and enabling People and Culture to support organizations in becoming agile.

In a recent article published on Linked-In, Ivan wrote, “The digital age we live in is rapidly changing and our business is developing at the same pace. Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility does not happen overnight, but it brings positive results very fast. The ability to quickly reconfigure people, processes, strategy, structure and technology toward value–creating opportunities, is challenging for all organizations.”

A1 Telekom Austria Group, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers, currently operating in seven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus and Slovenia (A1), the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and North Macedonia (A1). Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.47 billion Euros by year end 2018. Around 19.000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Kalin Dimtchev

Kalin Dimtchev

Kalin is General Manager of Microsoft Bulgaria, and Country Manager Lead for the CEE Multi-country region which includes 24 countries. Kalin has over 15 years of management experience at both early-stage and public companies in various industries. In his previous role as a Country Leader for IBM in Bulgaria and Ukraine, recently, Kalin was responsible for country business for all IBM brands including consulting, technology services, hardware, and software. Before IBM, Kalin was a deputy executive director in a regional insurance group, Euroins, being responsible for the sales and financial performance of the group.

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 


Lisa Lindström, 

Founder and CEO

Doberman Design Agency

Gothenburg, 2018

Patrizio Bianchi

Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment – Emilia Romagna Regional Government

Bologna, 2017

Gunther Olesh

Senior Vice President
Phoenix Contact

Bonn, 2016

Temel Kotil

Turkish Airlines

Istanbul, 2015

Henryka Bochniarz

President and Founder
Polish Confederation of Private Employers ‘Lewiatan’

Warsaw, 2014

David Lee


Tbilisi, 2013


June 5th – Call for Proposals Published
June 30th – Deadline for proposals submission
July 31th – Notification of the acceptance
August 31st – Deadline for Early Bird conference registration
August 31st – Deadline for handout submission