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May 18th 2023

Sofia, Bulgaria

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deep dive into the future

Hybrid Pass

  • Flexibility to choose between physical or virtual presencе
  • Full access to a physical event
  • Full live online access - stage talks, parallel sessions, networking
  • Оn-demand access to all event videos
  • Access to special offers and gifts from partners
  • Access to Q&A and Polls
  • Group discounts
  • Access to the special party after the event 
102 vat incl

Premium Digital Pass

  • Full live access and оn-demand access
  • Full live online access - stage talks, parallel sessions, networking
  • Оn-demand access to all event videos
  • Access to special offers and gifts from partners
  • Access to Q&A and Polls
  • Group discounts
48 vat incl

Digital Pass

  • Full live access
  • Full live online access - stage talks, parallel sessions, networking
  • Access to special offers and gifts from our partners
  • Access to Q&A and Polls
30 vat incl

What’s covered by your ticket?

  • Unique content and visionary keynotes
  • Exciting interviews and fireside chats
  • In-depth workshops
  • Potential partnerships with investors and prominent entrepreneurs
  • Networking with leading digital transformers and innovative minds

Why Attend

  • Invest in quality content
  • Experience new tech
  • Exchange ideas with C-level representatives from the leading companies in the region
  • Generate business leads and establish long-lasting partnerships
  • Have fun
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About the event

2022 will be a year of moving forward and we all will witness even more tech advancements and tectonic shifts in the way we live and do business. All Industries from healthcare to education to finance to manufacturing will speed up the change, continuing to turn the crisis into a vast opportunity to become future-ready-companies: more efficient, more profitable, more sustainable

For 11 consecutive years Digitalk will showcase top trends, innovations and technology breakthroughs that are shaping the future. We will invite on the stage leading creative minds, entrepreneurs and investors with bright ideas and vision to inspire and help companies to unleash value and positive change in their path to growth.

Impact Investments: As sustainable investing continues to become a top priority among investors, companies are starting to be held accountable for their sustainability efforts. And those that don’t get on board could see it negatively affect their bottom line.

Full Schedule

deep dive into the future

Stage 1

Stage 2

09:00 09:20

Registration

09:45 09:50

Track: Investments and Business Models Unleashing The Future

The program on Stage 2 starts at 1 p.m.

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09:30 09:50

Track: Leading Trends and Global Context

Interview on stage*: How to use digital transformation to become “Customer-centric”

Brian Solis, VP, Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce 
Interviewer: Orlin Dochev, Managing Partner Next Consult

*prerecorded

 
09:50 10:15

Track: Leading Trends and Global Context

Keynote: What Comes Next: Preparing for the Disruption Decade

Dex Hunter - Torricke, Head Of Communications, Oversight Board for Meta

 
10:15 10:35

Track: Leading Trends and Global Context

Interview on stage: Good tech, Bad tech

Jamie Bartlett, Technology writer and broadcaster, BBC
Interviewer Yoan Zaprianov, Capital

 
10:35 10:55

Track: Leading Trends and Global Context

Interview on stage: A cyber-minister in time of cyberwars

Bozhidar Bozhanov, Minister of e-Government
Interviewer Yoan Zaprianov, Capital

 
10:55 11:10

Track: Leading Trends and Global Context

Live from Ukraine: Business in the Shelters

Andreas Flodström, Founder and CEO of Beetroot

 
11:10 11:45

Track: Leading Trends and Global Context

Panel: Venture capital: too much or not enough?

Atanas Simeonov, Founder, Owner of Ocean Investments
Hristo Stoyanov, Regional manager of the European investment fund (EIF) for Bulgaria

Vassil Terziev, Managing Partner at Eleven Ventures
Evgeny Angelov, Chairman of BVCA
Dobromir Ivanov, Chairman at BESCO

 
11:45 12:00

Track: Leading Trends and Global Context

Keynote

Catalin Cretu, General Manager at Visa Europe for Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia

 
12:00 12:45

LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING

 
12:45 13:00

Track: Solutions and Assets Driving Digital Economy

Keynote

Daniel Lorer, Minister of Innovation and Growth

 
13:00 13:15

Track: Solutions and Assets Driving Digital Economy

Keynote: Enabling Agility, Reliabilty and Efficiency through Technology

Matthias Lorenz, Senior Director, A1

13:00 13:15

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Keynote: How startups are finding a new revenue stream in NFTs

Calin Perpelea, Founder at BeSoftwares

13:15 13:30

Track: Solutions and Assets Driving Digital Economy

Keynote

Victor Stoyanov, Head of Remote Services and Digital Channels at UniCredit Bulbank

13:15 13:30

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Keynote: Human-Centric Software Beyond User Experience

Svetlin Nikolaev, Director, Innovation & User Experience, Progress

13:30 13:45

Track: Solutions and Assets Driving Digital Economy

Keynote: Information: the key foundation for Digital Economy

Ilia Krastev, Chief Executive Officer at A Data Pro

13:30 13:50

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Interview on stage: How will the Cookieless World affect the business

Zoran Arsovski, Managing Director & Chief Growth Officer, Verto Digital
Interviewer Sirma Penkova, Capital

13:45 14:05

Track: Solutions and Assets Driving Digital Economy

Interview on stage: INSAIT and its transformative mission

Prof. Martin Vechev, Professor ETH Zurich, Founder, INSAIT
Inetrviewer: Konstantin Nikolov, Capital

13:50 14:10

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Keynote: Human-Led visions for a better engagement with the future

Federico Capeci, Managing Director Italy, Greece & Israel Kantar Insights Division at Kantar

14:05 14:20

Track: Solutions and Assets Driving Digital Economy

Keynote: The future of digital identities of humans, things and organizations

Sinisha Djukic, General Manager of Bosch.IO Bulgaria

14:10 14:30

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Interview on stage*: How could Greek and Bulgaria entrepreneurial ecosystems grow together

Apostolos Apostolakis, Co founder at VentureFriends.vc
Stephane Gantchev, Partner, LAUNCHubVentures

*prerecorded

14:20 15:00

COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

14:30 15:00

COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

15:00 15:15

Track: Investments and Business Models Unleashing The Future

Keynote: The Web3 Economy: An Introduction

Ethan Pierse, Director of CryptoAssets Institute

15:00 15:20

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Keynote: Building a data-driven culture

Kosta Kolev, CEO & Co-Founder of Calliper

15:00 15:05

Investors' Lounge

Powered by LAUNCHub Ventures

15:20 15:40

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Keynote*: Future of Real Estate

Natalia Karayaneva, CEO of Propy

*prerecorded

15:15 15:45

Track: Investments and Business Models Unleashing The Future

Panel: Web3 in-depth: Is the hype real?

Tatyana Metodieva, Head of Corporate Finance and Investments at Nexo
Valentin Mihov, Co-founder of Daedalus
Philip Matov, Senior member of ConsenSys
Nikola Stojanow, GP at Meta Change Capital
Nick Todorov, Founder and CEO of Limechain

15:40 15:55

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Keynote: The Bulgarian supercomputer Discoverer - how to squeeze the "bare metal

Prof. Simeon Stoyanov, Business Development Manager in the Petascale Supercomputer Bulgaria Consortium

15:45 16:05

Track: Investments and Business Models Unleashing The Future

Interview on stage: The path to the next 1 billion users in crypto

Lyuben Belov, Co-founder and managing partner of LAUNCHub Ventures
Ivo Georgiev, CEO at Ambire

 
16:05 16:25

Track: Investments and Business Models Unleashing The Future

Interview on stage: The right partner for a successful growth

Assoc. Prof. Manyu Moravenov, Ph.D., MRICS, Chief Executive Director of Bulgarian Stock Exchange
Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder & CEO at DRONAMICS
Angel Rabadzhiyski, CEO, Karoll Brokerage

16:00 16:40

Track: Tech for Good & Technology Innovations

Panel: Tech for Good

Irina Obushtarova, Co-founder & CEO at The Recursive
Iva Gumnishka, Founder of Humans in the Loop
Tatsiana Zaretskaya, Founder & CEO Laava Tech
Arta Shehu Zaimi, CEO at Labbox

16:25 16:40

Track: Investments and Business Models Unleashing The Future

Keynote

Ornit Shinar, Global Head of External Innovation and Venture Investing, @Citi Innovation Labs

 
16:40 16:55

Track: Investments and Business Models Unleashing The Future

Keynote: Venture capital trends in Central Eastern Europe

Ivan Draganov, Senior Innovation Analyst at Dealroom

 
17:00 19:00

SPECIAL DIGITALK PARTY

 

Stage 1

Stage 2

Speakers

Stay tuned

Some of our previous speakers

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Founding Developer, WordPress
Bozhidar Bozhanov

Bozhidar Bozhanov

Minister of e-Government
Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey

Founder, Invisibly. Co-Founder, Square
Daniel Lorer

Daniel Lorer

Minister of Innovation and Growth
Matthew Prince

Matthew Prince

Co-founder & CEO of Cloudflare (NYSE: NET)
Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett

Technology writer and broadcaster
David Shing, aka Shingy

David Shing, aka Shingy

Verizon Media’s digital prophet

Some of our previous speakers

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Previous Investors

Scott Painter

Scott Painter

Founder and CEO at Autonomy
Bogomil Balkansky

Bogomil Balkansky

Partner, Sequoia Capital
Frank Thelen

Frank Thelen

Founder and CEO of Freigeist Capital
Dafina Toncheva

Dafina Toncheva

Early Stage Venture Investor
Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

Founding Partner of Hoxton Ventures
Ton van 't Noordende

Ton van 't Noordende

CEO, 01Ventures
Dan Lupu

Dan Lupu

Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital

Investors

Brian Solis

Brian Solis

VP, Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce

“DIGITAL|K is special. It’s one of those rare events where everyone feels like friends. Whether you’re a startup, work in enterprise businesses, you’re an investor, everyone is there to help one another. I left inspired and hope to come back again!”

Ton Van ’t Noordende

Ton Van ’t Noordende

CEO, 01Ventures

“From the outside it might look like it's 'just' a gathering for tech enthusiasts, while in reality they’re singlehandedly opening up the Balkan region for outside players to invest, share, information-enable the local ecosystem, and give access to networks and resources.”

Ben Larson

Ben Larson

General Partner, Backplane Capital

“The conference was the perfect size with very high production value and quality content. This one is definitely going on my annual priority list.”

Venue

Sofia Tech Park

Sofia

111, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd.

Innovation Forum "John Atanasoff"

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