INNOWAVE SUMMIT 2023
BE DIGITAL. GO GLOBAL
17 - 18 NOVEMBER 2023
PALACE OF CULTURE AND SPORTS - VARNA, BULGARIASECURE YOUR SEAT NOW
What is Innowave Summit?
Innowave Summit 2023 is one of the most significant high-tech conferences in Southeast Europe, with a main focus on the digitalization of the private and public sectors and enhancing the digital transformation and technology transfer in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
The event gathers together in one place the best experts in marketing, e-commerce, customer service, blockchain, cloud services, fintech and other areas of business to share the latest trends and innovations in front of the wide audience.
Innowave Summit brings together entrepreneurs, top experts, startups and C-level managers from 28 countries to exchange ideas and good practices and look for ways to elevate their business to global markets!
Innowave Summit is more than just a business event. This is the place where businesses can take the next level in their development, where entrepreneurs can find new partners and customers and where startups can scale their ideas!
“The vision of Innowave Summit 2023 is to unite the digital leaders of Europe and boost the innovation ecosystems” – this is the common vision shared by the organizers of the event and the network that supports them.
MEET THE FIRST ANNOUNCED SPEAKERS
A Creative Director who became a Marketer and is currently CMO at Freepik Company with the goal of empowering creatives and creators all over the world.
I lead the marketing and communications teams in charge of increasing brand awareness and business penetration of Freepik Company’s products (Freepik, Flaticon, Slidesgo, Videvo and Wepik) in strategic markets such as the US, Europe and Latin America.
Before Freepik I spent eight years at Twitter, first as Head of Brand Strategy for Spanish Speaking LATAM during 3 years and then, almost 5 years leading the Business Marketing team for Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to this, I was a Creative Director in the Advertising Industry for more than fifteen years. Started in traditional advertising and then became an integrated creative, developing traditional, digital, experiential and shopper marketing projects. I've helped build brands such as AB Inbev, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Danone, Heineken, Ford, Land Rover, Avon, Santander Bank, Greenpeace, Gatorade & Unilever among many others.
A mission-driven leader with 20+ years of experience building teams, businesses and strong industry and customer relationships. 11+ years in Facebook running Sales and Operations at various levels and managing several markets (Nordics, Benelux, UK/Ire and CEE).
He is a Board Member of UNICEF Ireland where together with his board colleagues help guide the direction of the organisation.
Andrew Weld-Moore is Head of Sales for Central Eastern Europe - Global Business Group at Meta.
He joined Facebook after a number of years at UTV Radio, where he was responsible for strategic sales & marketing policies, driving revenue across the company’s portfolio of radio stations. In that role he helped build UTV’s radio network into one of the largest in the UK/IRE marketplace. He also sits on the board of UNICEF Ireland.
Over the last decade he managed communications for leaders and organizations at the heart of global change, including Google, Facebook, SpaceX and the United Nations.
In May 2020, he was part of the founding team for Meta's Oversight Board, which was established to make binding and independent decisions on the most challenging content issues on Facebook and Instagram. As head of communications and public engagement for the Board, he represented the organization publicly to media, governments, regulators and civil society for 3 years.
In April 2023 he joined DeepMind, one of the world's leading AI companies, as head of global communications and marketing. DeepMind was acquired by Google on 2014 and operates as part of the Alphabet group.
Specialties: Reputational management, executive communications, thought leadership, corporate communications, crisis communications, media relations, public policy, product launches/events, social media, technology, strategy
Matthew K. Cross
Matthew K. Cross is the world’s top priority strategist, an
internationally renowned speaker, author and CEO of
LeadershipAlliance.com, working with Fortune 100 organizations
and elite institutions including: Stanford University, Bank of
America, BlackRock, UBS, Allianz, Merrill Lynch, Early Warning,
WebHelp, Wells Fargo, Netscout, Home Depot & Qlik. A Deming
Quality Scholar and Hoshin NorthStar author and expert,
he facilitates transformational learning, innovation and strategic
execution. A prolific author, Cross' next books include:
The Greatest Business Success Story Never Told (applying the
master principle behind every successful organization on Earth)
and Peak Performance on Demand in Sports, Fitness & Life.
Matthew has partnered with innovative thought leaders such as Marshall Thurber, a key mentor to
Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) and Tony Robbins (Awaken the Giant Within). Graduates of his
acclaimed masterclasses include thousands of executives across multiple industries, along with names like
Barbara Dalio, wife of legendary Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. As a Golden Ratio Biomimicry
authority, Matthew’s expertise includes identifying and simplifying the key drivers of peak health,
performance, abundance & longevity. These are shared in his Nature’s Secret Nutrient books, TEDx talks
and MicroMasterClassesTM. Matthew is committed to sharing his diverse life experiences in ancient history,
priority strategy, competitive athletics and genius activation in support of optimal leadership, life success and
Innowave 2023 Keynote Topic
Innovation Trinity: AI2 Leadership, Quality & Biomimicry
Matthew shares the principles, practices and vast performance potentials at the intersection of AI2
Quality & Biomimicry. Leaders receive a transformative upgrade in how they think, plan and act to
achieve and enjoy desired results personally and professionally.
She is ambitious to create a new paradigm for businesses to consider a strategic marketing direction while caring for all the direct and indirect stakeholders involved. She believe in Socialpreneurship, a practically implementable concept beyond triple-bottom-line and mere Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR. She think this will be the only way forward for businesses to compete effectively in the marketplace.
Recognized by Asia Pacific Times as one of the best global marketing minds, She is passionate & driven to create disruptive marketing experiences & programs to improve the state of women, living beings & the planet.
Her association with Professor Philip Kotler uniquely positioned me to implement the concept of Socialpreneurship in 50+ countries around the globe. As the CEO of Kotler Impact, She have worked with brands globally to transform their business strategies for better care of their stakeholders. These strategies include but are not limited to, delivering growth in marketing, brand recognition, disruptive innovation, and creativity.
Creating value in a diverse cultural environment places me uniquely as a strategic business leader within my specialized domain. She developed strong and resilient teams with expertise and knowledge spanning ideas around business ethics covering environment, customer care, marketing, collaboration, timeliness of analytical thinking, and critical decision making.
As a firm believer in continuous improvement through learning, innovation, and creativity, her focus is always pushing to raise the bar to achieve results beyond my initiatives and my business partners' expectations.
Her love for philanthropy and community service encouraged me to establish a non-profit in Canada to support single women and their families in need.
She have extensively voiced (via authored publications, created-events & speaking) on the topic of ‘Socialpreneurship’, impacting global leaders & researchers from international organizations, government institutions, and corporates. She have presented alongside the world's influential business leaders like Philip Kotler, Father of Modern Marketing & Russ Klein, CEO of the American Marketing Association.
She look forward to creating a global impact by creating experiences & voicing on Socialpreneurship, Personal Branding & Women Empowerment.
Gerald Haman “Solutionman”
Solutionman is the #1 Most Connected Innovator in the World on Linkedin. Haman founded SolutionPeople.com, InnovationTraining.com, InnovatingMeetings.com and the THINKubator. He was an executive at P&G, Arthur Andersen, and a Northwestern University professor. Over 1,000,000 innovative people belong to Solutionman's 50 Innovation Groups on Linkedin. Haman was recognized as one of the “Most Influential People Online” by FAST Company magazine. He is the author of the award-winning KnowBrainer Thinker Tool that increases creativity by over 530%. The KnowBrainer is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
He is recognized by clients as “Solutionman” because of his ability to help people quickly develop breakthrough solutions. Solutionman set the world brainstorming record by facilitating 8,000 people in a THINKathon at the Singapore Stadium to generate 454,000 ideas in less than 60 minutes. Over 3,000,000 ideas produced an ROI of $2 billion.
Haman has been profiled in over 50 major news publications including FAST Company, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek Japan, The Australian, Singapore Straits Times, China.org.cn, The International Herald, US News & World Report, Investors Business Daily and Training magazine. SOLUTIONSpeople has helped over 100,000 people from 200 of the FORTUNE 500 companies in more than 160 countries. The Association for Talent Development awarded SOLUTIONSpeople a Learning Excellence Citation for their innovation training results. An entire chapter was published about SOLUTIONSpeople's successful business practices in the book, Creating Customer Evangelists. He earned a Masters Degree in Communications and Training from the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Honors Program at the University of North Dakota.
Travis Wright is a top marketing technologist, author, keynote speaker, blockchain advisor, tech journalist, and growth hacker. He is the former global digital and social strategist at Symantec for the Norton brand. Wright is the author of Wiley & Sons, "Digital Sense.”
► With Joel Comm, Wright cohosts two of Apple’s top 100 ranked business and technology podcasts, The Bad Crypto Podcast and The Nifty Show. The Nifty Show is all about NFTs and digital collectibles. They advise several NFT and blockchain projects with marketing and strategies.
►Wright and Comm have minted over 1 million NFTs on WAX and were invited to join the Wax Advisory Board.
► Travis Wright advises several blockchain projects.
► Wright works with company executives and tech leaders on digital transformation, marketing technologies, and social business best practices for digital marketing, social selling, account-based marketing & content advertising.
► While at Symantec, Travis demoed and worked with over 500-600 marketing technologies and now helps marketers and IT build their own ideal MarTech stack.
► Travis has given over 160+ keynote presentations since 2012 and has spoken internationally in 18 countries in the past 18 months on Marketing Technology, Paid Search & Social Advertising, and Social Business.
► Over the past 20 years, Wright has created, co-developed, optimized, and led marketing initiatives, as well as manage the social media presence for 100s of companies, and build many teams, full of digital badasses.
► Travis Wright is a shit-figure-outer. "If there was a problem... Yo! I'll solve it." ????
Called the “Guru of customer service” by USA today, Times and Entrepreneur magazine, John Tschohl is a internationally recognized service strategist and President of service quality institute, the global leader in Customer service.
For the last 34 years he has solely focused on helping organizations drive a service culture and create a customer experience through his technology built on practicality, simplicity and common sense.
With his credibility and focus on empowerment and the power of the social media he has the ability to emotionally communicate the power of the service strategy from Top executives to the total workforce.
Tschohl is dynamic, hard hitting, and inspirational. He will create an emotional Buy-in using measurable data that CEO’s respond to.
His books are recognized and highly esteemed by Senior executives as the most powerful must-reads in Customer Service.
John’s message is based on common sense built around his 44 years in speaking, designing training programs and developing a high performance workforce.
He is featured on major television shows from Good Morning America, CNBC and PBS to USA Today’s cover story, newspapers, radio stations, and magazines from almost every corner of the world. John’s technology and books are translated in 11 languages, represented in over 45 countries, and 90 percent of Service Quality Institute’s business is international.
In 2003, The Chartered Institute of Marketing named Drayton Bird one of the 50 people in the world who have shaped today`s marketing. David Ogilvy said he “knows more about direct marketing than anyone in the world”. Former Worldwide Vice Chairman and Creative Director of the agency now Ogilvy One he has had 60 years’ experience in 55 countries. He has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands including Audi, Bentley, British Airways, Cisco, Deutsche Post, Ford, IBM, McKinsey, Mercedes, Microsoft, Nestle, Philips, P & G, Toyota, Unilever, Visa and Volkswagen. As a writer, Drayton has helped sell a variety of products – from Airbus aircraft to the Peppa Pig animation. He has written 6 books, out in 17 languages, one “Commonsense Direct and Digital Marketing” has been a bestseller since 1982. David Ogilvy also said his speeches are “Instructive and hilariously funny.”
She has worked and lived in dozens of countries across six continents and she is proud that her speaking, training and coaching transform and positively influence lives. An Emmy-winning former CNN correspondent and anchor, Gina brings her passion for people and helping leaders tell their stories better to whatever event she is privileged to be a part of. She is an internationally recognized high energy speaker, facilitator and premier strategic communications expert based in Ireland.
Gabriela Elena Blaga is a Romanian Leading Change Strategist and Leadership Coach. She has a strong background in business administration and management, with various leading roles in international corporations from Fortune 500.
Gabriela has collaborated closely with people and teams from all over the world. Her work has included coordinating an array of large global SAP ERP and digital transformation projects in multiple countries such as the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Malaysia, and Romania.
Two of her outstanding international projects included the implementing of the electronic invoicing for British American Tobacco and coordinating the creation of Procurement Hub for EEMEA region for the tobacco group.
Through her leadership capabilities, project management and relationship building skills, she set the stage for improving efficiency and the agile transformation of the organisation.
Her various roles afforded a unique window into individual and organizational vulnerabilities, courage, and the universal desire for productive harmony.
She is the author of VUCA²: Tap The Power Within You, the book and masterclass based on her original system for managing and mastering a world filled with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Her next book Audrey Hepburn: Reach For Your Stars, A 45-Day Empowerment Journal (to be launched in spring / summer of 2023) gifts the reader with the priceless opportunity of having Audrey—in her own words–– as an inspirational coach. This combines with Gabriela’s insightful questions in a profound yet simple field book for transformation.
A former co-producer and moderator of the BiziLive TV program Tell Me Your Story, she’s also a gifted journalist.
In the past six years, she has been mentoring business men and women to become the founders of tomorrow, with a focus on authenticity, and courage.
At Innowave Summit 2023, Dale will deliver a unique perspective on how to organise sales and marketing for business competition, with an approach that will be a breath of fresh air, eye-opening and a must for any business looking to make the most of its market potential.
Dale helps those in business achieve their goals. As a business mentor he gives them valuable advice and explains what needs to be done, when and importantly how. His approach is practical, proven and responsible for the growth and success of many leading and award-winning companies.
In addition, his expertise and unique insights make him a frequent lecturer at conferences, leading universities and as a contributor to a number of publications.
Katrina Collier is on a mission to fix talent acquisition and candidate experience; often exacerbated by hybrid working. She is one of 2 people globally delivering design-thinking workshops specifically for recruitment, that swiftly help companies fix the real issues preventing successful hiring. She is also Author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter, leader of mentoring group The Collective, and a global keynote speaker.
Director of The College of Extraordinary Experiences. External Advisor at McKinsey. Former Ruby Hunter. Marketing Wizard. Innovation Strategist. Playfulness Preacher. Experience Design Pioneer. Keynote Speaker. Event Designer. Author of 37 books. With more than a thousand talks, workshops, etc. to his name, Claus Raasted has been called “a cross between Thor, Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga”. He also has a past in reality TV, but these days, who hasn't?
Michael Leander is an accomplished digital marketing entrepreneur and an award-winning marketing speaker with a global footprint. A recognized thought-leader in "martech" and marketing innovation for growth, he has delivered great experiences to audiences in 51 countries on 6 continents. This has earned him a reputation as a “great marketing speaker and marketing trainer”. He currently heads up Markedu - an innovative marketing training institute headquartered in Portugal with local operations in Europe, East Africa and Iran. Michael Leander is also the principal data-driven marketing consultant at GIDMA - a boutique data-driven marketing consulting firm helping companies grow.
Larry Biehl graduated Stanford University. After developing his own business in Silicon Valley, he starts helping young entrepreneurs to do the same. For over 50 years, he is a financial advisor and investment manager for different startups all over the world. He is the founder of Interculture foundation which finances the project Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center.
Mariya Gabriel is former European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth since 2019 and former European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society (2017 - 2019). The overall objective of her overarching portfolio aims at the full realization of the Digital Single Market. Her strategic vision has consistently placed European citizens at the center of the policies, helping them acquire digital skills to succeed in the digital transformation process. She has focused her efforts on putting forward an ambitious digital programme in the context of the next MFF, investing in HPC, AI, cyber security, but also the creative, audio-visual industries and media, bringing benefits to all European citizens. She has extensively engaged with external EU partners to enhance digital cooperation, in particular with the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.
Mariya Gabriel served as Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to July 2017. Being the EPP Group Vice-President, she tackled issues related to EU enlargement, Mediterranean region, Middle East and Africa and focused on priorities, e.g. security, migration, women issues. Mariya Gabriel also has considerable achievements in the area of the EU visa policy - she is the EP rapporteur on 1/3 of all EU visa liberalisation agreements.
She was awarded twice the prestigious prize "MEP of the year" - in 2016 for the Development category, and in 2013 for the Gender equality category. She is the 2018 winner of the prize "Tecnovisionarie" awarding excellence in research, technology, innovation, and business. In 2017 she was honored with the Royal Spanish Order of Civil Merit for her contribution to the foreign relations of the country and 2016 - with the Columbian Order of San Carlos for merits to the country in international relations and diplomacy.
He Leads Amazon’s partner team in 50 countries in Central Europe to grow and develop the most customer centric Partner Ecosystem in order to help customers in their Cloud journey. The Central region spans from Switzerland to Turkey, South East Europe, Russia and CIS. He was also a Senior Business Development Manager Dynamics Ax at Microsoft from 2015 to 2016, Member of the board of LLP Group from 2000 to 2013 and Managing Partner at LLP Dynamics SEE from 2011 to 2014. Leading Microsoft Dynamics (NAV, AX) partner in Central and Eastern Europe. LLP Dynamics is part of LLP Group.
As a student Svetlin is winner in tens of National programming contests and has 4 medals from International Olympiads in Informatics. In 2004 he was awarded by the Bulgarian President with the prestigious award "John Atanasoff" for his contribution for the development of the information technologies and the information society.
Georgi Malchev is a Managing Partner at the Digital Marketing agency Xplora.bg. He has significant business and marketing experience - as a Board Member, Chief Operating Officer, Business Development Director for large holdings and companies. Has experience as a Management Consultant and is certified in Operations Management.
Georgi is a Partner and Mentor at Startup companies. Until recently, he was Head of Mtel's Digital Marketing, and before that was a key factor in the growth of a large digital agency. He teaches marketing, communications and advertising at New Bulgarian University. George is often a member of the Digital Marketing Awards jury, as well as a Moderator and Panelist on Management, Marketing and Advertising forums. Georgi was elected a member of the Board of Directors of IAB Bulgaria for 2016, and was re-elected in 2017.
Ivo Iliev is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and communications with over 17 years of international experience in digital projects for customers such as Generali, Reiffeisen Bank, KBC Group, NIVEA, Eucerin, CLINIQUE, Opal Transfer, BNP Paribas, FORD, NOKIA, Nestle, Lenovo and many others.
Ivo is a manager of two marketing companies: InteractAGE (www.interactage.com) and BOLANDILA TM (www.bolandila.com). Furthermore, he is a deputy chairman of the “Bulgarian Association of agencies for digital communications”, an associated member of “Bulgarian E-commerce Association” and an expert advisor in the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria.
For more than ten years Ivo Iliev has been an organizer and a speaker at numerous business events in the digital industry. He is an active participant in business, startup projects and different social campaigns.
Ivo maintains a personal marketing blog (www.ivosiliev.com), where he shares a lot of his personal experience and practices. He also practiced as a teacher of the Masters from the New Bulgarian University, specialty “Public Relations in Social Media”, actively participates in practical exercises with students in marketing and communications.
Stiliyan Zaporozhanov is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker & digital marketing expert with 10 years of extensive practical experience and more than 10,000 participants in his paid workshops, and digital & offline events. In 2020, he was recognized by Forbes as one of the young and promising entrepreneurs under 30 years old in Bulgaria.
Back in 2013, he co-founded a digital marketing agency called Zapomedia. Since 2017, Zapomedia has been building its own educational brands such as DigitalPRO, InvestPRO, SalesPRO (recently sold to an American company), and F5 Conf, which are some of the largest educational programs in Bulgaria.
Professional with 15+ years of experience in different top-management and marketing positions across several US- and Europe-based companies in different sectors. His current focus is SaaS and e-commerce technology. Entrepreneur, engineer, Ph.D. candidate, public speaker and professor.
Founder of InteractiveOrb, a digital agency with a team of 15 people managing an advertising budget of around 6 million leva per year. Owner of ConvertBuilder - software that allows anyone to create their own sales funnel, online store or website without the need for programming and design skills. Founder of Masterclass.bg, an online marketing and business creation academy that has helped over 7,000 people create and grow their businesses.Creator of MentorMax - the only mentoring program for startup businesses in the country with a guarantee of at least 400% return on investment. Creator of the largest digital marketing conference in Bulgaria for 2022 - Marketing Hackers Conference. Owner of Moscorp Publishing. Speaker at the leading business conferences in Bulgaria
Lazar Radkov is a man who believes that once you manage to cover your basic needs - the only thing left is to try to make the world a little better. Founder of Live To Lift sports club, which has emerged as one of the most successful personal training and healthy habit building clubs in the last ten years, the campaign has motivated over 50,000 Bulgarians to exercise and campaign.
Caps for the Future, inspired over 700,000 people to collect plastic caps and recycle over 140,000 kg of plastic in just a year and a half, and use the funds generated to purchase and donate couches to 11 small community hospitals, which have already helped over 100 babies. Lazar believes that the world can change when many people do small but meaningful things every day.
In recent years he has devoted himself mainly to educational work and has taken up the godly mission of enlightening the masses. He has conducted seminars, lectures and trainings at Telerik Academy, HP, SoftUni, "I Can Here and Now!" Academy, Seeburger, Grinders, Kizombaholics BG, Center for Addiction Work and others. He believes that most people don't even cover two of the following bases - adequate exercise, nutrition, rest and fun.
Prashant Natarajan is Senior Director & Product Maker at H2O.ai where he is responsible for AI products & solutions for industry verticals. His current areas of focus span health insurance, drug discovery, precision medicine, and the opioid crisis. He is a recognized industry expert, hands-on product manager, and best-selling author of books on big data, analytics, machine learning, and cancer informatics. He is passionate about helping organizations with innovation and business transformation using AI.
Denis Rothman, is the author one of the first Artificial Intelligence Cognitive NPL Chatbots. He also designed Automated Planning Systems and Artificial Intelligence software for corporate industries and online solutions.
Author of the book "Artificial Intelligence by Example".
Georgi Hristulev is; Sales Coach, NLP Master Practitioner. Since 2009 he is the owner of Web Direct digital agency, partner in QBS accounting company, manager of "Law and Finance Agency".
After the success of his first book, "From Love to Sales" which in three years was translated into Italian, English and Spanish. A year ago Georgi published a second book "Business without competition"
For years Georgi has been conducting author training programs to improve sales skills called "Sales Virtuoso" , "Sales Virtuoso" level "Mentalist" , "Double your sales in six months" and '"Business Accelerator"
He studied film directing and says about himself that he can direct the success movies in the heads of his clients!
His life slogan is "Do what I can do to get what I want"
Soumya is a Digital Strategy, Transformation, and Excellence leader with almost 20 years of experience in advisory, management, and research in technology and transformation (people and organizations) across various large firms worldwide in America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific.
Author of "Digital HR Strategy" | Keynote Speaker
Recognized as a Top Influencer and Thought leader in the area of Digital HR, HR Tech, Transformation, People Analytics, and the Future of Work
Strong experiences with people and digital HR strategies, operating models, cloud HRIS, talent & workforce management, employee experience, change management, leadership development, organization culture, automation, analytics & planning.
Lead implementation of SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, SAP HR, Mobile solutions, and analytics solutions.
Evangelizing Human+Machine | Culture Hacking | Future of Work.
Mentor for Start-ups and Accelerators, Experience with Research
Investor for high-potential startups, private equity, stocks, and crypto projects.
Building ventures in Web 3.0, DeFi, NFT, Behavioral Finance, AI, Education, Private Equity, and Metaverse space.
Soumya is also the Founder of People Conscience, providing advisory, research, mentorship, and coaching to start-ups, entrepreneurs, leaders, and organizations for creating a better and sustainable future by leading and adopting Innovation, Transformation (Digital & Business) with the right mindsets, strategy, leadership, and cultural change.
Peter Ivanov is Manager, Entrepreneur and Virtual teams Expert with over 20 years of international experience.His book “Virtual Power Teams” is translated in 6 languages and is Amazon Top 3 in the category-international management.Born in Bulgaria he graduated Mathematics and joined a multinational company as Data Analyst. He quickly became IT Manager for Bulgaria andgradually worked his way up to IT Services Manager for Eastern Europe, MiddleEast and Africa. Peter recognized the growing importance of the teams in multiple locations and developed an innovative method for leading Virtualteams.In 2007 the Team led by Peter won the “Best of the Best” award for outstandingProject management in establishing global Shared services.In 2012 his Team won the “Global IT Connect Award” for excellent Engagement in a global cross-functional environment.In 2013 Peter founded “Virtual Power Teams” and started new career as Keynotespeaker and Executive coach on New Leadership.Peter is a passionate athlete andWorldSenior Champion inDiscus. He actively supports young Talents in the fields of mathematics and sports.In his dynamic keynote speeches and master classes, held in English, German,Bulgarian and Russian, Peter uses the experience he has gained as Manager,Athlete, Entrepreneur and, yes, the father of five little girls, to show you how to build up and lead your own successful Virtual Teams.As an expert in New Leadership Peter supports managers to retain the gravity of their Team despite the geographical distance, age and cultural differences, and deliver Top business performance.
Аppointed as Country Manager of Alibaba.com, one of the largest e-commerce portals in the world, Cüneyt is responsible for all business processes and stakeholder relationship management of Alibaba.com in Turkey since May 2013. Cüneyt Erpolat graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University and started his career as Product Manager at Xerox. He then worked as Channel Manager at Microsoft between 2000 and 2002, as Head of SME Department at Avea between 2002 and 2007, and as one of Anadolu Yatırım`s founding partners in 2007 serving as investment consultant. Erpolat, who served as Sales Director in Datamarket for one year in 2010, became Sales Director of Grenke Turkey between 2011-2013.
Dimitar Savov has been working in the field of web design and online marketing for 12 years. There are successful advertising and marketing campaigns in 65 countries across 6 continents. He has participated in nearly 200 online business projects and has his own analysis and optimization system for online stores. He is also co-founder of the Startup Masters Digital Marketing Agency.
Rod is a MADtech lifer – Marketing Advertising and Technology. He founded the technology marketing group, „Banner Corporation”. It had grown to become the largest Business to Business agency in Europe. In 2014 Rod made it into the TechCity Insider 100 list and the 2014/15 Fresh Business Thinking Power 100. In 2015 he was chosen as one of The Maserati 100 – A list of UK-based entrepreneurs who are giving back to the next generation. Rod is also an angel investor – specialising in MADtech Specialties: Architecting and building brands. Discovering and telling corporate ‘stories’. Monetising social media, mobile and marketing automation. 25 plus years in creating tangible, marketing-driven success for technology companies located in EMEA.
Nikola Ilchev is one of the most influential eCommerce people in Bulgaria. He started working on his first eCommerce projects in 2011, and in 2016 he founded eCommerce Academy.
The organisation is responsible for more than 70 significant eCommerce events, 2 published books and the only niche eCommerce competition in Bulgaria. Nikola has a significant influence in the development of the eCommerce ecosystem in the country.
He strongly believes that every business should be digital and strives to provide useful information and contacts to anyone embarking on the eCommerce journey. He has a podcast and well developed YouTube channel with tons of valuable content.
Lukasz Zelezny, top 10 UK social media influencer, UK search awards judge and former director of organic performance at ZPG. Previously leading his team he is responsible for the uSwitch.com, Zoopla.co.uk and PrimeLocation organic visibility, conversion rate, traffic and engagement. Lukasz is a hands-on person; he spends lots of his time keeping up to date with the changes in the technology of online marketing. Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group and Fleetway Travel.
He is a graduate from the Silesian University of Technology with a BA in Marketing.
He travels up to 75,000 km a year speaking at many SEO and social media conferences including ClickZ Shanghai China, ClickZ Jakarta Indonesia, SiMGA Malta, SES London in the United Kingdom as well as conferences held in Europe; Marketing Festival in Brno, Brighton SEO in Brighton, UnGagged in London. Every year he is actively participating in 10 to 20 events as an SEO/Social Media keynote speaker. Additionally, he organizes workshops and meetups where he is sharing tips around SEO, Social Media and Analytics.
Vlad is best described as a charming writer of European projects and guide, project manager,
charismatic trainer and coach, lover of nature, working towards innovating in education, Vlad is a
generous connector and door opener. Vlad’s core strength is creating connections, boosting
creativity and filtering impactful ideas into action, getting naturally the role of the enabler.
He has been training in coaching and NLP with several mentors and inspiration models and went
after to facilitating learning at grassroot level in various context from formal education in primary
school to English teacher in summer camps, in Vietnam, and more recently facilitator of non formal
education in Erasmus+ projects.
In 2019 he founded Innovation Education Lab, building a strong team of like-minded and diverse
people. Together they are driving innovation, transformation, sustainability and meaningful change
into people's lives. A main focus of his work are young people and offering them space and tools for
tailoring their paths, acquiring their resources and making those work for him.
Marius is serial entrepreneur and business-angel with successful investments in many CEE countries, ranks in Forbes fortune Romanian survey. He is Co-Founder at VentureConnect and SchoolforStartups Romania, president of the Romanian Association of Online Stores. Also he is the author of “Entrepreneurship”, first Romanian entrepreneurship book, one of the Romanian Dragons from the TV show Dragons’ Den; Co-organizer of the BusinessDrive mini-MBA program, professor of Entrepreneurship. Marius is awarded with “Investor of the Year Romania 2016” by Central European Startup Awards.
Simeon is experienced Project Manager, Coordinator & Senior Web DeveloperHe is a highly skilled web developer with over 9 years of professional experience. In recent years he has focused his skills and experience in the field of project management. Over the past few years he has led various projects ranging from online gaming to online gambling portals, accounting systems and ecommerce SaaS platforms.2 years ago he co-founded his second company, Startup Masters, where he currently hold the position of CEO. Simeon is the main organizer of BizzIT - the largest charity IT event in Bulgaria, which raised over 10 000 BGN for the treatment of children in need.He has also been a lecturer for the past 2 years, teaching eCommerce and back-end development in Sofia and in the Webrika Academy in Pleven, which he co-founded. Also, Simeon is regularly teaching, organizing and hosting seminars and conferences in the IT and eCommerce fields. Simeon Prusiyski is a co¬founder & CTO at Startup Masters and an active supporter and Vice-president of the Startup Foundation Bulgaria.
Martin Popov is the Managing Partner & Client Service Director of Interactive Share.
He has 20 years of experience in digital marketing and advertising and is one of the leading digital marketing experts in Bulgaria.
For over 13 years his company has been one of the leading digital agencies in Bulgaria.
The focus and strength of the agency are to implement large-scale and integrated campaigns in the digital environment to increase the revenue of their partners.
Over the years, Martin has participated and organized dozens of conferences and seminars on digital marketing and advertising, a jury at a number of competitions and a frequent guest in TV business broadcasts.
For many years Martin was a member of the board of IAB Bulgaria, where he actively helps the development of the digital industry in Bulgaria.
Martin is one of the top internet marketing consultants. Many big companies and small&medium business seeking his strategic advice - how to plan and execute effective digital advertising campaigns.
The company that he currently works for as a Country Managing Director and Chief Product Officer (Execus) for (Webidoo) helps B2B sales teams design and execute their strategies to develop more business using social networks.
Throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia they help with Social Selling Consulting and Training, Linkedin presence and Marketing campaigns outsourcing and Sales systems integration.
He is really interested in the evolution that Social Selling is continuously experiencing in Professional Social networks and new tools have radically changed the traditional establishment.
He considers that today we are living the third revolution in Selling in modern history. Now we have the tools to connect and target a single person within our universe. And every sales professional and organization should be using these tools to boost sales.
Partner at Social Health, the Revolution of Social in Health Care
Senior Start-up Advisor at Lead To Win.
Has over 50 000 sales on eBay, Amazon and online stores in Bulgaria
Author of the physical book for starting a business - "Online Business From Scratch"
Author of the most read digital book on starting an online business with over 7,000 readers "Build an Online Business from Scratch".
Creator of the first online courses for eBay and Amazon in Bulgaria
Guest author of the first printed book about online business in Bulgaria "Mission Online Business"
Co-author of the largest online commerce event in Bulgaria - Online Business Conference 2019
Speaker at the social "Entrepreneurs Workshop" where he meets with unemployed and students to help them start building their extra income online.
He knows how hard it is to start from scratch on your own and that's why he shares his experience with other people willing to change their lives. Nick believes that if everyone becomes responsible for their personal finances - we can build the country we deserve. The country we can proudly bequeath to the next generation.
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