Innovations | Regulations | Investments
March 26-27, 2018 | Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgaria: Technological Hub of the Balkans and European Gateway for India and US
Under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Sofia Tech Park, Sofia, Bulgaria
About this event
IT Hub Connect is two-day international forum organized by the Indian-Bulgarian Business Chamber (IBBC) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria (AmCham Bulgaria), under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
IT Hub Connect, supported by the Bulgarian Government and the Embassy of India in Bulgaria, will take place on March 26-27, 2018, in Sofia Tech Park, and aims to strengthen the relationship between the thriving IT industries in the Balkans, India and US, setting а common ground for cooperation.
The forum will gather government officials, C-level executives, business experts and startup companies from Southeast Europe, India and US to explore business challenges and opportunities focusing on three main pillars – Innovations, Regulations and Investments.
The agenda will navigate the participants through hot topics such as the IT outlook for 2020 and beyond, the game changing regulations and the important role of technologies in each sector, digital and customer experience transformation, innovations success stories from different industries, sustainable startup ecosystems, outsourcing, and investments. Cybersecurity and privacy will be another key topic on the agenda, with a focus on regulations and compliance requirements for doing business in the EU and India. Specially dedicated time slots for business networking activities will provide participants with the opportunity to find potential investors, partners and customers through face-to-face meetings with leading Bulgarian, Indian and American companies.
Future-proof your business
Stay up-to-date with the latest news about regulation changes in India and EU, state of the IT industry, investment and funding opportunities. Explore innovative IT solutions that can get your business ahead of the curve.
Explore business opportunities
Find potential investors, partners and customers through VIP networking events and face-to-face meetings with leading Bulgarian, Indian and American companies.
Join the forum for strategic cooperation between the IT industries in the Balkans, India and US
IT Hub Connect will be held during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the expected participation of government officials from Bulgaria and India, and representatives of the European Commission:
- Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
- Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria 2012-2017
- Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018
- H.E. Pooja Kapur, Ambassador of India to Bulgaria and Macedonia
- Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, India (TBC)
The list of the invited speakers also includes leading Indian, Bulgarian and US information technology companies, consulting companies, finance and banking organizations, industry associations, and relevant institutions.
The forum provides a unique opportunity to meet key decision makers, identify attractive investment opportunities, discover new projects and partners in the region, and leverage Bulgaria as the Technology Hub of the Balkans and the European Gateway for India and the US.
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs
President of the Republic of Bulgaria 2012 – 2017
Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU
Minister of Innovation and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia
Ambassador of USA to Bulgaria
Ms. Pooja Kapur
Ambassador of India to Bulgaria and Macedonia
CEO of Software Group
Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG Connect at European Commission
International Executive, Strategy Consultant, Entrepreneur
Chairman of the Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Member of the European Parliament
CEO of BULPROS
CEO of Empower Capital
Managing Partner at PostScriptum Ventures
Managing Partner at BlackPeak Capital
Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs for EMEAR at Cisco Systems
Dr. Udo Helmbrecht
Executive Director of ENISA
Head Government Relations and Israeli Partnerships at OurCrowd
Department Manager Risk Management at Telelink
Digital & Social Entrepreneur
Director Digital Transformation at PwC Polska
Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM Europe
First Vice President and Head of Special Projects at UniCredit Bulbank
Director for Legal and International Affairs at Commission for Personal Data Protection of Bulgaria
Board Member BOA, Founder & CEO at Scale Focus
Senior Manager Financial Advisory Services at EY
Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures
Head of Policy and Analysis at Estonian Information System Authority
Chief Enthusiast at BESCO
Director Cybersecurity at Sumeru
Innovation Lead Europe at Tata Consultancy Services
Director of Cyber Intelligence Centre in Central Europe at Deloitte
Founder of Move.bg
Global Transformation Leader & President at Feuji Inc.
Chief Cyber Security Strategist at Amatas
Public Policy and Government Relations Manager at Google
President of Indian-Bulgarian Business Chamber
Deputy Head of Unit C.4 "International data flows and protection” at European Commission
Regional Sales Director DACH, Eastern Europe and Russia at RSA
President at the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
CEO at Vivacom
Dr. Matthias Sachs
Government Affairs Lead at Microsoft CEE
Chief Strategy Officer at EdgeVerve
Deputy Minister of Economy
President at AmCham Bulgaria
Managing Director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Bulgaria
Executive Director at AmCham Bulgaria
Program Manager Scientific Engagement at Philip Morris International
Chairman at the State E-Government Agency
Minister of Innovations and Entrepreneurship, Kosovo
Industry Digitalization Offering Leader at BULPROS
Innovations | Regulations | Investments
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