AI Explored: From Theory to Real-World Impact - Part 1

AI Explored: From Theory to Real-World Impact - Part 1


10:00 am - 11:30 am

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AmCham Bulgaria invites you on June 14, 2024, to the 1st podcast of the series called “AI Explored: From Theory to Real-World Impact”. It is organized in partnership with the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA). 

The first topic that our key speakers will discuss is “Practical applications vs. hype: added value, risks, and how to use AI in your business”.

Continuing their educational mission that started back in 2022 with the Cyber Security Series, the podcast will be presented by Georgi Ganev, AmCham Board Member and Country Manager and Technology Sales Leader, IBM Bulgaria, and Simeon Stoychev, AmCham Board Member and Global VP of IT Operations, Progress Software.

Meet the Speakers

Georgi Ganev, General Manager, IBM Bulgaria 

Georgi has 20+ years of leadership/management experience leading various teams on local and international level with deep knowledge in key industries like Banking, CPG, Oil & Gas, and Government. Throughout this period, he has managed to build well-established networks and is recognized as an expert and leader with a strong orientation towards growing customer value and achieving target results. His key strengths are the combination of board knowledge from finance, strategy and change management consulting, sales and business development, leadership, and deep technology background in areas like cloud, AI, automation, and security, including their modern architectural aspects.

Georgi is a Board Member of AmCham Bulgaria and has served as Digital Economy Committee Co-Chair (2022 – 2023).

Simeon Stoychev, Global VP of IT Operations, Progress Software 

Simeon is a technology and business leader with 20+ years of global experience in startups, middle-sized companies, and public corporations. His professional experience has been focused on driving business innovation and building highly scalable innovative technologies that create a unique user experience, improve business processes, and lead to a competitive advantage. Prior to the Telerik acquisition from Progress, Simeon served as CIO at Telerik.

Simeon has an EMBA from Oxford University in the UK, as well as specializations in “Strategy and Innovation” and “Management and Leadership” from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US. 

Simeon is a Board Member of AmCham Bulgaria. 

Should you have any additional questions or ideas for topics that should be covered in this format or by AmCham Bulgaria, please reach out to Tatyana Vladimirova, Office Manager: [email protected]

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