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is the first step in a grand adventure into the landscape of imaginationMark R. Levy
your mobile device quickly has become the easiest portal into your digital selfPhil Nickinson
has become ubiquitous, connecting people, products, and services around the globe, building new networks and communities, generationg limitless data, and creating a staggering array of business opportunities and threatsHarvard Business Review
smart products will enable completely new value propositions and business models. Thins is where Industry 4.0 kicks inCapgemini Consulting
Kiril is currently leading the SMS&P organization at Microsoft for Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo, which is responsible for the SMB customers, the distribution channel, and the solution partners across the three markets. He started his career at Microsoft in 2008 and have been in different roles incl. technical evangelism, audience marketing, licensing compliance, product marketing for the “Server & Tools” division, and lately business planning and operations for the CEE MC region.
Matthias Hamburg is a Managing Consultant at Sogeti Germany, a division of Capgemini specialized in software testing. His competence is based on a solid background in computer science, combined with over 30 years of practical experience in industrial IT. Since 1997, he is focused on software testing and quality assurance. His current activities include training, coaching and strategic consultancy in software QA, as well as research & development of testing methods within Sogeti.
Among others, he is an ISTQB Full Advanced Certified Tester and a Certified Mobile App Tester. In addition to his professional activities at Sogeti, he is volunteering for the German Testing Board as well as for the worldwide association International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).
Florian is founder and since 2006 Executive Director at Deck13 Interactive. He accounts the general management as well as the business development of the company. Deck13 is developer of successful game franchises like Lords of the Fallen, Venetica or The Surge. The team acclaimed numerous industry awards for its productions and is one of Germanys leading game developers. Under Florian’s co-guidance the studio focusses on the development of full fledged game productions for Xbox, Playstation, PC as well as for mobile devices.
Florian is also director of the board of German Game Industry Association GAME as well as of the regional game association gameareaFRM. Besides this he is also member of the expert committee for the event programs „Gameplaces“ and „Gameplaces International“. Florian gives numerous workshops and lectures at universities and conferences with a special focus on management of creative companies.
Christian Kulas is a Managing Business Analyst for the division Digital Customer Experience at Capgemini Germany with more than 11 years of project experience.
He is a certified usability consultant and has led the topic usability within Capgemini Germany for the last six years. He is a trainer for the Rapid, Design & Visualization methodology, the Capgemini approach for
human-centered design. He has supported many different desktop and mobile projects from within different project roles.
Mentor is founder and CEO of Adaptivit, a specialized provider of professional and enterprise application and platform development services. With his background and experience on IT business and operations in the international stage, Mentor leads the strategic development and international expansion of the company. Building strategic partnerships with companies and key actors from DACH region is his core competence.
Among other activities Mentor is a Member of the Board of STIKK – Kosovo ICT Association and a Member of Computer Science Programm at Universum College. As a Consultant he supports young entrepreneurs in achieving their objectives and getting more successful.
Mentor is interested in business process management, standards and methodologies, information security and with a special dedication in developing a professional education system which is affordable and empowers the young population in Kosovo.
Blaz is currently manager of product development at IPKO Telecommunications, with emphasis on fixed, multimedia, cloud and managed services. Consultant on strategy and innovation, with certified technical background in network engineering. With 11 years of experience in Telecom industry, and more than 4 years international experience, he planned and led major, strategic projects of cross-functional teams and external vendors. He’s an avid follower of innovations and startups, tech-savvy, early adopter of new technologies and gadgets.
Villu Arak is a cofounder at Funderbeam, a subscription-based online service for data intelligence on startups, competitors, and private investors worldwide. Based in Tallinn and London, Funderbeam will soon launch the world’s first startup-investment data, syndication and trading platform. Think of it like this: What if Nasdaq, Bloomberg, and AngelList had a baby? The new marketplace will make startup research, investing, and trading easy and accessible to anyone. For that, Funderbeam uses blockchain technology to verify and enforce trades. Regulatory compliance, transparency, and the elimination of needless intermediaries — solved. Startup investing will never be the same again.
Mr. Schubert has been focusing in recent years on expanding the reach of PAY.ON’s technology with the help of domestic PSPs into the EMEA region. Those local PSP’s provide merchant/banking networks, they have a deep understanding of the local market demands and an excellent cultural background. Combined with PAY.ON’s technological expertise and its unique insights into the trends in global e-Commerce this creates a unique setup in the global payments industry and these aspects have been the main drivers of success for PAY.ON and its clients all around the world.
Mr. Schubert started his career 2009 in PAY.ON’s online payment research team. In the coming years he supported the growth of PAY.ON as Key Account Manager mainly responsible for international corporate clients and projects with the scope to create a new online shopper experience and helping his clients to expand their reach beyond their existing customer base and beyond borders. Two years ago he changed into the Sales Department of PAY.ON to further drive the international growth of PAY.ON. Apart from his cross border experience Mr. Schubert has been an expert in Cross-Border Fraud Prevention tactics and strategies.
Ermal was one of the team members that laid the foundations for LinkPlus IT business back in 2013, and is currently involved in managing LinkPlus as its CEO. Ermal is also an entrepreneur by day and an engineer by heart. He holds a masters degree from the University of Applied Sciences located in Offenburg, Germany and a variety of certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and HP. He started, consulted, or lead more than 10 successful startups including EVA CCenter, ZAG Apps, TIG, DatalabKS, PartAl, Udhetoj. Ermal is passionate about technology and helping new generations of Albanians to achieve success in the technology realm with a primary focus in software. He is a lecturer in Universum College teaching two programming courses and also a board member at STIKK.
Stoyan Boev is Managing Director of ICB and Member of the Board of DIGITALEUROPE, the organization that represents Europe’s ICT sector.
His background includes the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), business process management (BPM) and automation (BPA), software project management, and business development.
Endri Tolka is co-founder and COO/CFO of YouVisit, the only fully integrated platform for creating, distributing, and monetizing virtual reality and other immersive experiences across all devices, including headsets, mobile, and desktop. YouVisit has worked with thousands of businesses and institutions such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Carnival, Yale, Zumba, and New York’s Central Park.
Rolf Glunz was employed more than 11 years at Oracle Germany GmbH after graduating as a Computer Science Engineer at the FAU-University in Nuremberg. His career advanced rapidly from his initial role as an Oracle project consultant, to Practice Director of Consulting, Senior Director of Solution Consulting and ultimately as Regional Consulting Director for South Germany, where he was responsible for the consulting sales team within the region. Addition responsibilities included international responsibility for the Oracle EMEA Knowledge Management and as a trainer in the internal Oracle EMEA Management Training Programme.
Quitting Oracle he took on a new challenge as General Manager of IHS Technologies GmbH in Germany and Belgium. IHS Technologies is the German subsidiary of the US corporation IHS Inc.. Beside his responsibility for the solution delivery team, his role included the creation and development of the IHS solution business in EMEA by directing and managing the international sales teams in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Austria and Switzerland, as well as the indirect dealer team.
Since February 2009, Mr. Glunz became Sales Director of imbus AG in Erlangen. His responsibility covers all sales activities and the P&L for the main branch office of imbus in Erlangen-Moehrendorf.
Peter is SAP Coordinator and Lecturer at UBT College in Pristina. He is working successfully in the IT business for more than 15 years. After his Ph. D. in physics in the field of nanoelectronics he started his professional career as IT consultant for data analysis & visualization, system integration and service oriented architectures (SOA). Based on his experience and achievements Peter took over responsibility as project manager for a broad variety of IT projects in different business areas ranging from service industries to manufacturing industries.
His first steps as line manager for IT consulting services Peter took in a medium sized company specialized in the field of enterprise application integration followed by positions as consulting manager at SAP Germany and SAP Central Europe successfully supporting and leading to establish SAP’s SOA and business consulting strategies in the respective markets. Driven by his passion to further implement the know how and experience gained in his prior functions Peter took over IT management positions in manufacturing companies acting in the field of renewable energies and using SAP solutions to manage their businesses.
Peter lives since this summer in Kosovo and would be delighted to provide his experience to the organizations and companies developing Kosovo’s and the region’s IT market.
Blerim Rexha is associate professor and head of Computer Engineering Department, at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Prishtina, Kosovo. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Computer Technology from Vienna University of Technology in 2004. Blerim graduated with distinction in Electrical Engineering from University of Prishtina in 1994.
Blerim worked many years for Program and System Engineering division at Siemens AG, during his 11 year stay in Vienna, Austria. Blerim is owner of a patent published in USA and in Germany for the “Method for transmitting protected information to a plurality of recipients”. He is specialized in data and network security as well as in software engineering.
Blerim practices karate since 1983 and he is a black belt holder. He won several times Kosovo Karate Championship and is co-founder of the Karate Club Iliria and member of Kosovo Karate Federation. A public profile of Blerim was realized by local TV Klan in 2010 and can be viewed here in YouTube. For more his activities view his Facebook profile at https://www.facebook.com/Blera
Faik Ispahiu is the director and executive producer of the BIRN and Internews Kosova’s most watched current affairs debates Life in Kosovo (Jeta në Kosovë), Justice in Kosovo (Drejtësia në Kosovë) and TEMA - the first series of TV bridge debate programs focusing on the Dialogue process between Kosovo and Serbia transmitted in Kosovo, Serbia and other TV stations across the Balkan region. He is also the creator of the only social media platform in Kosovo kallxo.com, which allows citizens to report cases of corruption, misconduct, conflict of interest of public officials as well as a member of the team that developed the online portal www.gazetajnk.com known as the leader of investigative reporting in Kosovo.
Milot is a software engineer passionate about new technologies, recently he is working on VR and other parallel and graphic intensive apps for fun while maintaining a daily job as a senior software engineer for Konduko S.A. Previously he worked for a wide-range of companies across Europe, he is passionate about intelligent, good and beautiful software.
Ardian is a Full Stack Developer and a full passion OSS supporter with many activities as Software Freedom Kosova, Flossk, Mozilla representative, Fedora etc. He works as a Team Lead at Adaptivit, making sure the team is being effective and supporting them through development lifecycle. His interests are programming and computer security, he also likes to play with data scrape visualize and do cool stuff with it.
Assistant for numerical and laboratory exercises at College UBT, Finished Bachelor degree in University of Pristina Faculty for Electrical and Computer Engineering Pristina, Master degree in College UBT – Pristina. PLC tech training in George Brown College – Toronto, Ontario (online).
Experience in industry, worked to find solution many areas of industry including food processing industry, packaging, construction etc.
Worked in Programming and implementation of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), Programming and Implementation of Microcontrollers, Design of PCB (Printed Circuit Boards), Electrical installations etc.
Bardh is a software engineer at Konduko S.A. he is the person behind Android software solutions. Previously he was part of quite a few companies and delivered great quality software, he is passionate about all things green robots.
Valon Xhafa studies Computer Engineering. As a student, he is author and co-author of scientific publications in areas such as Parallel programing, Text-to-Speech technology as well as in Embedded Systems. During his early career, Valon worked and did research in FTW – a research center in Vienna, in Network Embedded System Institute at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, etc. Dark-Net, User Tracking and Internet Security are preferred fields of Valon for future study.
Worth to mention, Valon is the co-creator of “eShqip”, a Text-to-Speech framework used for Albanian language. The framework is based in HMM (Hidden Markov Model) algorithm, used to synthesise Albanian sentences artificially.
Recently, Valon is working on Web Scraping techniques for crawling data from Social Networks for purpose of activity analysis on these networks. Based on these techniques, he is working on developing a smartphone application which would enable users to manage their accounts by giving them a different point of view.
Egzon is a Mobile Developer at Adaptivit, working on native and hybrid Android solutions. With his analytical nature he does things right and thorough. He likes challenges and finds solutions. His interests are efficient algorithms and mobile platforms.
“Very well organized with a good atmosphere and the perfect meeting point for ICT Businesses”Kathrina Ramberg - Deputy Ambassador of Norway to Kosovo
“KosICT is a proof that Kosovo can make it, that Kosovo can excel, that Kosovo has dedicated and motivated people to setup an important regional conference in such a professional way. Success is the best proof for professionalism and KosICT has been extremely successful in the last year attracting more and more participants”Matthias Kiesler – Former Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Kosovo
“Very impressed with the professionalism of the organization with a lot of companies and a high level of content presented”Martin Eldracher - CEO @ Capgemini Eastern Europe
“This conference has impressed me very much especially regarding the great number of locals interested in new technologies and new developments in the ICT and with a great number of foreign experts that presented the need of their ICT market”Vllaznim Xhiha - Chairman @ EYE (Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs)
“This event is bringing startups, angel investors, VC’s, policymakers, all players of the ecosystem in 2 days together. This event MUST go on if Kosovo wants to create a real future for itself “Baybars Altuntas - Vice President of EBAN
“It’s a great event that brings together very important people from the whole region”Irena Chauchevska – NewMans Business accelerator
“KosICT has been growing in the last 3 years and it’s great to see a lot of investors, startups, businesses aswell as B2B opportunities that it offers. We have been growing as a community and this is the events that gathers them all together”Kushtrim Xhakli – CoFounder at Changers.com
Very impressive conference where you can meet very interesting people and very interesting speakers during which I learned a lot about what the future is expecting.Ivo Betke - Managing Director @ webcrowd.net