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

"Connecting CEE's top Tech companies to global markets".

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Agenda - November 9th

(All times are US Central Time zone)

Main Stage

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

08:15 - 08:30 What makes the CEE region's Digital sectors so competitive and strategic (and a few „Do's and Don't” when US companies work with CEE Digital partners).

08:30 - 09:00 How 3 Texas companies are leveraging CEE digital services (3 Case Studies)

09:00 - 09:20 Introducing the growing global tech hub of Krakow, Poland - through the eyes of John Lynch. John is an American entrepreneur founded Lynka and buit 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): 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 - 11:15 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 (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 (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: Metro Group (Germany)

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

4) Softbinator Technologies  (Bucharest). 

 

 

11:15 - 11:45 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; Simon Obstbaum, ex-CTO Crunchyroll, George Teodorescu, Mixbook.

11:45 - 12:20 TBA

12:20 - 12:30 Awards Ceremony – Top 3 CEE Digital Services Solutions for the US market. And Top U.S. City for CEE Tech companies' expansion to U.S.

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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