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The worldwide economy, business models, and the overall IT market are shifting under our feet.  Innovative technology can make the difference between survival and extinction in this time of dramatic change.  But that technology needs to be carefully selected and implemented and must be coupled with astute management practices. Only with this combination can enterprises build a solid foundation for future success. 
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Almost 60% of companies in the CEE region have not yet formed a digital transformation (DX) strategy, while the main goal for those that have is to improve automation and efficiency. Main drivers for DX initiatives in CEE companies include the adoption of new technologies used by partners and customers, the emergence of new business models, and — obviously — staying competitive in their market.
Following the huge success of the local editions of IDC CIO Summits across the CEE region, we're sure that you would not want to miss the chance to be part of the IDC CIO Summit 2018, taking place in Opatija on October 17-19.

Below is a reminder of what happened throughout 2017!

Key Topics

  • Becoming Digital, Not Just Appearing to Be
  • Data-Driven Business Models
  • The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker — or the CIO, CDO, and CMO
  • Building Your Winning Team
  • Attracting and Maintaining Talent — Tips and Tricks from the Battlefield
  • Understanding Customers’ and Stakeholders’ Real Needs
  • Prioritizing Use Cases
  • Innovation Management
  • Maintaining Infrastructure vs. Scalable Service-Oriented IT Support
  • The Real Implications of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • The Emerging Artificial Intelligence
  • Security at the Speed of the Business
  • Empowering Business Through IoT, Cognitive, AI, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Robotics, and 3D Printing
Key Speakers

Advisory Board

2017

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Partners

Platinum Partner(s)

Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com). is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall and VPN markets. Through its NGX platform, the company delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm product line is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, creating award-winning endpoint security solutions that protect millions of PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of more than 2,200 Check Point partners in 88 countries and its customers include 100% of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes.

ManageEngine

As the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, ManageEngine prioritizes flexible solutions that work for all businesses, regardless of size or budget.

ManageEngine crafts comprehensive IT management software with a focus on making your job easier. With our 90+ products and free tools cover everything your IT needs, you can take complete control of your IT infrastructure and services—both on-premises and in the cloud.

 

Gold Partner(s)

Veeam

Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 41,000 ProPartners and more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Veeam's global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com.

VMware

VMware software powers the world’s most complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html.

 

Oracle

With more than 400,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries, Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems.

From the data center to the cloud, Oracle not only eliminates the complexity that stifles business innovation, but also engi-neers in speed, reliability, security, and manageability. Oracle’s industry-leading cloud-based and on-premises solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including application integration, advanced security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For customers needing modular solutions, Oracle’s open architecture and multiple operating system options. For more information visit oracle.com or call +1.800.ORACLE

Red Hat

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has operated in the market for over 20 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com

Atos IT Solutions and Services

Atos Societas Europaea (SE) is a digital services leader with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the group provides consulting and systems integration services, managed services and BPO, cloud operations, and big data and cybersecurity solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, a European leader in payments and transactional services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the group works with clients in defense, financial services, health, manufacturing, media, utilities, the public sector, retail, telecommunications, and transportation.

Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify, and Worldline.

 

Entrust Datacard

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications, solutions such as PKI, second factor authentication, fraud detection.. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves over 5000 customers in 150 countries worldwide.

Entrust Solution Portfolio: 

 

 

Soti

SOTI is a proven leader at creating innovative solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of business-critical mobility and the IoT. Thousands of companies around the world depend on us to secure, manage and support their mobile operations. SOTI’s two decades of success has built strong partnerships with leading mobile platform providers and device manufacturers. These relationships give us unparalleled insight into new technology and industry trends before they happen. SOTI is a proven innovator — clear vision, laser focus and a commitment to R&D has made us the market leader at delivering exciting, new business mobility solutions. SOTI helps businesses take mobility to endless possibilities.

Samsung

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives.

Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top 10 global brands. Our network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. To discover more, please visit our website at www.samsung.com and our official newsroom at news.samsung.com.

 

Silver Partner(s)

SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

http://www.sas.com/en_si/contact.html

DELL EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

CA CEE s.r.o.

CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every industry — from apparel to energy — is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, at CA we create software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at the center of their IT strategy, organizations can leverage the technology that changes the way we live — from the datacenter to the mobile device. Our software and solutions help our customers thrive in the new application economy by delivering the means to deploy, monitor, and secure their applications and infrastructure.

Connect Roundtable Partner(s)

Infigo IS

INFIGO IS was founded in 2005. It firstly specialized in providing information security related consulting services and security assessments, and then enriched its portfolio by offering carefully chosen or diligently in-house built security related products and services. In the recent years, practical usage of big data analytics for improving traditional business processes and customer experience is another topic of interest where INFIGO IS has been delivering successful projects. With its services and products, INFIGO has been helping over 100 customers in 15 countries in the CEE region as well as in the Middle East to address different business needs and requirements. To support its international business, INFIGO has opened local offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Albania and from this year in Dubai.

INFIGO IS’s employees, with their knowledge and experience are leading experts in the area of information security and advanced business analytics in the region. Their professionalism and competence is ensured by extensive knowledge and broad experience in various industries as well as certificates of globally recognized international organizations like ISC2, ISACA, SANS, IAPP. Continuous monitoring of new trends and developments in the area of information security and related fields is ensured by active membership in these organizations.

INFIGO IS staff published numerous papers and lectures in different areas of its interest. Our security advisories have been published in world’s leading portals and mailing lists. INFIGO is ISO/IEC 9001 and ISO/IEC 27001 certified for its internal quality management and information security management systems. These certifications honour the requirements and expectations of our clients, and ensure first-class protection of all client information.

 

Speaking Partner(s)

Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 30 offices worldwide.

Networking Partner(s)

Mainstream

Mainstream is a regional leader with 10 years of experience in providing advanced enterprise cloud solutions and managed hosting services. We are a group of tech enthusiasts. Combined with high investment in latest technology and focused expertise on infrastructure solutions, Mainstream successfully partners with diverse clients in driving digital transformation and utilizing new technologies.

More than 200 clients trust us with range and combination of services: private and hybrid cloud solutions, data recovery, data backup, infrastructure assessment and consulting, as well as fully managed IT services.

Service quality and its availability are our major goals which we can successfully deliver!

 

Orion Telekom

Orion Telekom is a Service Provider with more than 20 years of experience in telecommunication. Our mission have always been to provide outstanding value and services, using state-of-the-art technology, while continually improve our technical and human asset.

We offer a full portfolio of IT services. Recognizing our clients’ needs for digital transformation, operational availability and business resiliency we have deployed Infrastructure as a Service, Backup as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions that help them meet their business needs.

With our colocation services, we provide world-class security, flexibly infrastructure and network solutions.

With more than 350 employees, we build our position through the business success and confidence of our customers.

Technological Partner(s)

Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 80,000 employees in 86 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,750 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2016 were 1.7 billion Euros. 

Cocktail Partner(s)

GDi

GDi is an innovative and award winning Central European provider of applied technology solutions, with over 27 years of successful growth and over 1,000 customers.

GDi provides proven industry focused business process software and data solutions that operate on globally leading technology platforms. GDi solutions are complemented by a full range of related professional services, training and on-going long-term support, maintenance, managed operation and system change management. GDi is particularly well known for leadership in the field of Operations Support Systems (OSS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Cloud Computing and Geoinformation Systems (GIS) for both the commercial and public market segments.

Today, the main focus of our products is on intelligent assets, intelligent operations, intelligent resources, smart dana and smart platforms.

 

Partner(s)

Fujitsu

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers.

About Fujitsu EMEIA

Fujitsu enables customers to capitalize on digital opportunities with confidence, by helping them to balance robust ICT and digital innovation. Fujitsu’s full portfolio of products, solutions and services gives its customers a competitive advantage in the era of digital transformation. In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) the company employs more than 26,000 people. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/about/

 

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Very useful gathering of IT professionals. Apart from inteesting presentations, panel discussions, and roundtables, I had the opportunity to meet number of highly motivated people, and to learn more about some of new vendors influencing the regional IT landscape.
Aleksandar Stojadinovic, Banca Intesa, Acting COO, Head of ICT

A big thank you to the entire team for the invitation and the support at the event. It was a pleasure to participate, the conference was very professional and the content was relevant. I especially liked Joe Pucciarelli’s presentation.
Martin Hornig, COO, Erste&Steiermärkische Bank

I would like to thank you again for participating at the IDC CIO SEE Event 2017. For me, it was an inspiring event with a lot of interesting information, presentations, and discussions. The ability to get in touch with colleagues of different domains and talk about the challenges and visions of Information Technology was very valuable. Furthermore, I was proud to get the opportunity to present and discuss our challenges in the area of Cloud and Mobility. I am looking forward to participate in 2018 again.
Marco Bornschlegel, STRABAG

It was a great opportunity to hear about new digitalization trends, but also about key challenges to implement them across emerging markets. By selecting hot topics and focusing on real-life experience, IDC made this event ’place to be’ for senior SEE IT leaders. No less important was excellent networking opportunity, which has a great value for IT society during this turbulent time for IT when all business explores how to embrace digital transformation.
Olivera Vujnovic, IT Director, Petroleum Industry of Serbia

I would like to thank you once again for the invitation and the fabulous organization of IDC Forum. It was a pleasure to be an active participant of the event and you can count on me in the future.
Natali Delic, CTO (Serbia and Slovenia), VIP Mobile/A1 Mobile

It is not an empty phrase when I say that from the many IT events in enterprise and government sector I visit regularly, IDC’s SEE Forum always takes a special place. Not only due to the contemporary content, wonderful venues and immaculate organization, but also because it gathers the top experts from the industry, thus providing the excellent interactive sessions and 1-2-1 meetings, both formal and informal.
Branislav Dobrosavljevic, Data Services Manager, Serbian Business Registers Agency

First of all, I am very grateful for the invitation. The organization was splendid and I congratulate you for it. The topics were chosen well and in accordance with current matters in the industry (mts Banka). It is very important that I had an opportunity to listen about new, innovative, inspirational things, things I could implement in the bank. I also managed to meet new people and establish valuable contacts. It was a great pleasure and an honor to be able to speak for almost an hour to Mr. Pucciarelli about digital transformation in banking.
Dejan Jankovic, Director of IT Center, mts Bank

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