Innovation State of Mind: Public Policies for Innovation is the theme of the fourth edition of the Innovation Explorer Day forum which will be held on 22.02.2018 at the Sofia Event Center. Lecturers from Amazon, Google, Facebook, Ocado, Microsoft, Challenge Prize Center, New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business and others will comment on the role of business in shaping policies for innovation, innovation and smart changes in the environment.
The difference this year is that the forum will be in line with the context of Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018 and we will look for the “secret ingredient” of the success of the countries known for their progress in innovation. Opening lecturer of the forum will be Professor Arun Sundararajan, author of the best-selling book “The Sharing Economy”. He is a lecturer at New York University and Stern School of Business, a lecturer at the International Economic Forum, one of the most cited economists in recent years in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Wired, Le Monde, Bloomberg View, Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Economic Times, LiveMint, Harvard Business Review , Knowledge@Wharton and Quartz.
The highlights of the speakers’ presentations will be on people’s thinking and attitudes and how those change from passive to experimental. Let’s see where positive thinking will emerge (Barry Brand, Innovation Director at Saatchi & Saatchi), Technologies for the benefit of people who challenge state regulation (Jim Fanning, Director of Central and Eastern Europe at Amazon Web Services, Gabriela Cech, Director of Public Policies for Central and Eastern Europe at Facebook, Stephanie Fastre, Head of Innovative and Creative Programs for Google Employees), Process automation and innovation as a process (Paul Clarke, Ocado Technology
Chief Technology Officer, Matt McBride, SoftServe Vice President, Olivier Usher, director research programs in PrizeCenter) and many more.
The other two “ingredients” of the innovative culture – the massive global thinking and the ambition for change that together with the positive attitude have the power to change the energy of a whole community, will be seen in Dex Torick-Barton’s presentations, who is well known by the audience of Innovation Explorer from this year’s edition. Barry Brand, Levent Korkmaz and Karina Karagaeva will play with the term “digital happiness.”
Innovation Explorer 2018 is organized with the general support of: Unicredit Bulbank, VISA and in cooperation with: Microsoft, Questers, SoftServe, ICAP and
More at: www.innovationexplorer.bg
AmCham Digital Economy Committee cordially invites you to a
“Digital Market under EU legislative fire – The ePrivacy Regulation Proposal”
When: February 20th /Tuesday/, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
American Corner Sofia, Sofia City Library, 4A, Slaveykov Sq.
AmCham members are invited to a workshop aimed at understanding the ePrivacy Regulation Proposal – its purposes and context, along with its possible effects on business. With regards the latter, we would count on the input of the participants as representatives of the IT business on whether the new Regulation would be a GDPR-scale calamity for the market? What amendments are necessary in the current text of the ePrivacy Regulation Proposal to allow the EU DSM Strategy to assist business, instead of hindering it?
09:00 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 10:30 The ePrivacy Regulation Proposal in the context of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy: Purposes, context and possible effects
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00 Discussion with the participants
12:00 – 12:30 Networking
Ms. Gergana Ilieva, Attorney-at-Law, Dobrev & Lyutskanov Law Firm
Mr. Lyuben Todev, Attorney-at-Law, Dobrev & Lyutskanov Law Firm
Iva Todorova, Digital Economy Committee Co-chair and Board member
Working language: Bulgarian
Please note the workshop is open to AmCham members only!
To attend the event, please register below by February 19th, 2018.
- 03/02/2018 - 11/02/2018
Prepare for the PMP Exam with the Fulbright Commission and confirm your management skills with the most important industry-recognized global certification by PMI. We will support you from the application process to the exam day at the Fulbright Prometric Test Center.
The Big Questions for 2018
Will Bulgaria achieve sustainable growth while losing human capital? How can the Bulgarian economy be more attractive to those working abroad?
Although the Bulgarian economy has continued to register sustainable growth in recent months, businesses are faced up with a serious challenge that has a strong potential to curb future growth — a shortage of people.
By way of tradition, the annual meeting of businesses and the government will bring together key government officials and the owners of the largest companies in Bulgaria. They will have an opportunity to discuss both government policies and the business strategies
that can help reverse this negative trend.
Representatives of the media can access the event with preliminary registration only.
AMCHAM members can take advantage of a special 20% discount from the registration fee. When registering,
please enter AMCHAM in the ”discount code” field on the event website in order to receive the discount
For registration go to https://events.economedia.bg/en/event/68/registration
To see the invitation press HERE
For the program of the event go to https://events.economedia.bg/event/68
Come to the AUBG Evening in Sofia to hear what does President Plevneliev (2012-2017) believe is the future of leadership in the context of globalization, migration, and digitalization.