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Texas-CEE Tech Summit - Agenda
November 9, Austin, Texas

“Meet software development companies based in Central Eastern Europe”

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Agenda - November 9th

(All times are US Central Time zone)

 

Venues:

Summit 8am - 4:30pm:

San Jacinto Residence/Event Hall on the University of Texas at Austin Main Campus

 The Texas-EU Business Summit will be located on the 1st floor of the San Jacinto Residence/Event Hall on the University of Texas at Austin Main Campus. From the Brazos parking garage exit the north side of the garage and walk to the street (Jester Circle). Follow Jester Circle east and then north as it curves. Take a right at the fork. You will see the San Jacinto Residence/Event Hall ahead on the right. Enter through the main doors and take the hall on the right toward the South Tower. At the end of the hall, take the stairs one flight down.

Reception 5:30-7pm:
AT&T Executive Education And Conference Center

1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX, 78705

Main Stage

08:00 - 08:15 Welcome from World Affairs Council (Ben Ramirez), and CeeBusinessMedia (Thom Barnhardt)

08:15 - 08:30 What makes the CEE region's Digital sector so competitive and strategic.

 

Dominik Andrzejczuk, Managing Partner, Atmos Ventures (Warsaw and San Francisco). Atmos is focused on investing, nurturing, and growing Seed and Series A-stage European firms, as well as North American firms looking to open R&D centers in Europe, with the potential to become global players. Raised in San Francisco, Dominik moved to Warsaw in 2018.

08:30 - 09:00 How U.S. companies are operating world-class tech centers and shared-services centres across Central Eastern Europe.

Andrew Hallam, Founder, ASPIRE.  


 

09:00 - 09:20 Introducing the growing global tech hub of Krakow, Poland - through the eyes of well-established American entrepreneur.

 

John Lynch - an American entrepreneur and 30-year Krakow resident - founded Lynka and built it into Europe's premier supplier of corporate apparel. He has seen Krakow's tech and digital scene boom since moving there in 1991.

09:20 - 10:00 Panel: Connecting to CEE via US-based teams (Investment Agencies and Commercial Counselors).

This panel is to introduce the „gate-keepers” and „door-openers” across the CEE region. These US-based commercial counselors can connect you to the right resources across Central Eastern Europe.

Estonia (Maris Prii), Lithuania (Danas Vaitkevicius), Poland (Zuzanna Kobrzynski), Hungary (Gábor Markocsány), Bulgaria (Ivo Konstantinov)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break and Networking

10:30 - 11:30 CEE Digital Solutions Showcases (8 min + 2 min Q&A): Spotlighting 5 unique digital solutions developed in CEE for the US market

1) Frista Retail Business Center (Szymon Stadnik, Warsaw). How this service centre - specialized in servicing retailers - has led to multi-million dollar savings for its clients. Case Study: Global Retailer (Switzerland) 

2) Equilobe Software (Catalin Criveteanu, Bucharest). From validating your idea to building an MVP or a full-fledged product, Equilobe create great products that bring a new perspective to your organization and drive innovation. Case Study: a wholesale player (Germany)

3) Qore Technologies  (David Nichols, Prague). AI / NLP solution for voice-driven customer-care automation where we provide the back-office integration.

4) Softbinator Technologies  (Radu Vucea, Bucharest). 

5) Screaming Box (Dave Erickson; L.A. and Hungary). Team Extension Case Study: Propane Studio.

6) Linnify  (Catalin Briciu, Bucharest). Datafy: an internal no-code platform that we’ve used for multiple clients to speed up the development process and dramaticaly reduce costs.

 

 

 

11:30 - 12:00 Meet Moldova: how tech-contrarians can tap top tech talent at superb prices

Panelists: Natalia Dontu, Moldova IT Park, Administrator; Irina Tolstousov, Invest Moldova Agency, Head of Country Brand Promotion; Marina Bzovii, Moldova IT Association, Executive Director.

12:00 - 12:30 CEE Digital Solutions Showcases

How these 2 companies from CEE have developed unique solutions for global clients. Simon Obstbaum, ex-CTO Crunchyroll; George Teodorescu, Mixbook.

12:30 - 12:30 Awards Ceremony – Top 3 CEE Digital Services Solutions for the US market.

Our VIP Jury has reviewed 15+ Nominations, and selected these top 3.

12:30 - 13:30 VIP Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Adriana Cruz, Executive Director, Office of the Governor Economic Development

afternoon focus on western Europe

13:30 - 14:30 Access Europe I – Stats of EU Ireland and Belgium

14:30 - 15:25 Access Europe II – Innovation France

15:30 - 16:25 Access Europe III – Healthcare or Smart Cities - TBD panel

VIP Reception

17:30 - 19:15 Reception at AT&T Executive Center (special tastings of wines)

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