This site uses cookie including third parties cookies which helps us provide and improve our services. Find more on our Cookie Policy


Become a Partner
Join the Exclusive IDC CIO SUMMIT 2018 as a Partner!
ProceedingsLocationContactsKnowledgeHubAgendaAdvisory BoardPartnersSpeakersRequest InvitationPresentationsRegisterAwardsKnowledgeHubRegister Now

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. 
Share your winning strategies with high-level CIOs at IDC’s CIO Event Series.

Register Now
750 Minutes of Networking
100 CIOs
25 Speakers
& Panelists

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


Bucharest1 Bucharest2
Prague1 Prague2
Warsaw1 Warsaw2
Athens1 Athens2


Platinum Partner(s)

Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ( 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.

Gold Partner(s)


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


VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

Silver Partner(s)


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®.


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

Networking Partner(s)


Mainstream Managed Services Group (MMSG) is #1 managed hosting provider in Adria region, and leading new age IT integrator/cloud enabler in Serbia. MMSG was among the fastest growing tech firms in CE and EMEA by Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE 2015 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2015. Apart of managed hosting and enterprise Cloud services, MMSG is providing a full range of ICT services such as: IT-as-a-Service, CTO-as-a-Service, CDTO-as-a-service (Chief digital transformation officer), IT infrastructure and security consulting projects, as well as 24/7 monitoring and maintenance. We are proud to say that we are a team of 50+ people, among top infrastructure companies in South East Europe, with 40% YoY growth, and we do not plan to stop there.



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


Join the Exclusive IDC CIO SUMMIT 2018 as a Partner!


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


Milenij Hotels, Opatija

Milenij hoteli – dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Perfect synergy of prime location, exceptional kindness and friendly atmosphere.

Location Image 1
Location Image 2

Contact Us

Irina Pokrajac

Irina Pokrajac
Conference Specialist
+381 63 520 251

Nevena Conic

Nevena Conic
Regional Manager
+381 63 173 25 76

About IDC

  • 54 Years
  • 1100 Analysts
  • 110 Countries

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit


© Copyright 2017 IDC. All rights reserved.