IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING PICANTE TECH CONFERENCE EUROPE 2020
Based on the survey we sent out this week, we have found that 90% of the delegates, speakers and several tech industry peers are not comfortable to travel to Tallinn this May, even if the travel bans are lifted.
We have also asked the Health Board Department of Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control of Estonia for suggestions and they advised us to not proceed with any international events in the first semester of the year.
We would like to assure you that our actions and decisions will at all times prioritize the safety and well-being of delegates, speakers, members, and staff. Based on these facts we decided to postpone the conference to a later date which we will announce in the upcoming days.
Nevertheless, we are creating a virtual edition of the TECH Conference Europe which we are scheduling for June 9.
The virtual edition of the TECH Conference Europe has been designed to cope with the learning and networking demands of several tech industries in Europe during the travel restrictions and dangers due to COVID-19. It is also designed to allow international companies to attend any travel being involved.
As a virtual delegate, you have the opportunity to set up meetings and chat with registered delegates, but also listen and view panel discussions, keynote presentations which will be presented by the experts of the industries.
All this from the comfort of your home or office without the dangers of canceled flights or risks of being quarantined in a foreign country.
The virtual edition of the TECH Conference Europe is going to be held online on the 9th of June 2020
PICANTE TECH Conference Europe is designed to bring together innovation with compliance via several panel discussions and exclusive keynote presentations which are always attended by the top leading and emerging European Startups, SMEs and Large Enterprises.
The series of conferences has the aim to target Europen regions via a series of yearly events. The regions in focus are CEE, Baltics, Scandinavia and Southern Europe.
Entrepreneurs, company representatives, investors and everyone who is curious to hear about the hottest topics in the B2B sector of the Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Nano Technology, Quantum Technology, 5G, IoT, AR/VR and more are invited to join in and make this series events a huge success for the European and International Tech community which drive business forward.
Student / Lecturer / Professor Pass
- Discounted from €59.00 until 31.01.2020
- Specially designed for students, lecturers, and professors, and includes access to the conference, networking sessions, workshops, complimentary buffet lunch and for the evening social gathering.
General Delegate Pass
- Discounted from €129.00 until 05.04.2020
- The delegate pass includes access to the conference, networking sessions, workshops, complimentary buffet lunch and for the evening social gathering.
Already confirmed Speakers/Moderators
Vesa PeräläCEO and Founder at Claned Group
Rauno ParrasDirector of parcel services at Itella Estonia
Aieti KukavaChairman of Venture Capital Association of Georgia
Vytautas KaralevičiusCo-founder at Bankera
Filipa NetoInnovation Principal at Farfetch
Erja RetzénSenior Managing Director, Global Listing Services at Nasdaq
Ricky BookerFounder & CEO at Tradestreet
Slava JefremovCPO at Cointraffic
Clément DelbouysSales Manager for EasyMile Northern Europe
Sukhi JutlaCOO & Co-founder at MarketOrders
Kostandina ZafirovskaGeneral Manager of IT Labs
Stefania BarbaglioFounder and Director at Cassiopeia Services
Gerard MartretCo-Founder & CCO at Shotl
Alexander BelovCo-Founder at Coinstelegram
Märt AroMärt Aro Co-Founder at DreamApply and European EdTech Alliance
Karim CoppolaFounder and Creative Director at VISORE LAB
Marek KopanickyConsultant at Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency
Jovita GabnienėDispute Resolution & Entertainment Attorney
Jaka RepanšekMedia and TECH Law Expert
Magith NoohukhanCustomer Engagement Evangelist at Braze
Dean RakicChief Blockchain Officer at Blockcontrol Germany
International serial entrepreneur with 25-year experience and success in building up new businesses and companies. During the last 10 years, Mr. Perälä has founded companies in Finland, Denmark, UK, Germany, USA, and UAE; and exited successfully from 3 of the ventures so far. He currently focuses on sales, new business development and strategic partnership activities of his edtech start-ups Claned and GraphoGame. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Perälä was a senior exec at Nokia, Jabra, and Coloplast for nearly 15 years. As CEO of Web of Trust, he grew the company to over 140 million users and closed deals with Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yandex, and Mail.ru.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of transportation, Rauno Parras is a true professional.
Rauno works in Itella Estonia as director of parcel services. His work is a symbiosis of transportation, sorting, distribution network, and customer service. The main task in his work is to ensure those components breathe together and function effectively. In addition, one of Rauno’s most important roles is to contribute to company development projects – many of which have brought tremendous growth and success. Although this kind of work can be quite fast, he gets his motivation from challenges. Rauno is a self-motivating person with a restless soul that keeps him busy.
In 2005, Aieti Kukava founded JSC Alliance Group Holding and since then he is the Chief Executive Officer of the company and its subsidiaries. Alliance Group Holding established leading companies, which have a key role in the development of strategically important sectors of the country.
-Creditinfo Georgia was established in 2004 and has significantly stimulated the development of the banking sector.
-Business Information Company BIA, founded in 2002, made it easier for dozens of local companies to attract investors and partners.
-Investment and M&A Advisory Firm Alliance Group Capital, which formed the transactions of several hundred million dollars in Georgia.
-The Finnish International School was launched in September 2019, with the aim to bring Finnish Education Model in Georgia that is ranked to be N1 in the world. The school deploys 21th-century learning methods and curriculum to prepare a new generation for tomorrow’s world by developing analytical thinking and entrepreneurial mindsets.
Mr. Kukava is a chairman of the Georgian Venture Capital Association. Together with the industry representatives, he is also the founder and first Chairman of the Georgian Leasing Association and Georgian Microfinance Associations.
Aieti Kukava also was one of the directors of the International Microfinance Center (Poland, Warsaw). He started his career as a Senior Credit Expert of loan portfolio management at one of the leading banks in 1997. Since then, he has worked in the banking and financial sectors in Georgia and in the USA.
Mr. Kukava obtained his MBA degree from Clarks University, Massachusetts, USA in 2002. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Economics and Statistics in 1994.
Vytautas Karalevicius oversees business development and client experience side of Bankera. After graduating in business finance at Durham University and finance at Cambridge University, Vytautas co-founded SpectroCoin – an all in one solution for cryptocurrencies. SpectroCoin today has more than 1,000,000 registered users. Now, Bankera is his and his business partners’ step towards more traditional financial services.
As an entrepreneur, he aims to help people and SMEs to deal with payments online. As the trend of economic activity moving online is clear, he aims his businesses to offer frictionless cutting-edge solutions for all financial needs arising from this shift.
He sees a gap between academia and applied finance and tries to eliminate this gap by being active in both areas. Therefore, he is continuing his academic career as a researcher of blockchain technology’s applications.
Vytautas breathes and lives Bankera as sees it as a platform to deliver real financial innovations and shake the industry in the long term.
Filipa Neto is Innovation Principal at Farfetch, where she drives engagement with startups and evaluates and manages potential partnerships or investment. Prior to joining Farfetch Filipa was co-founder & MD of a European fashion rental marketplace. She’s an honouree of Forbes 30 under 30 in e-commerce.
Erja Retzén is Senior Managing Director at Nasdaq Nordic, Global Listing Services. She works closely with existing and future issuers listed on Nasdaq Nordic, and furthermore specializes in mining, cleantech, and gaming, as well as in the growth company scene. Erja joined Nasdaq in 2005 and has held several executive positions in the company. Prior to Nasdaq Erja had managerial roles within marketing communications, business excellence, and project management. Erja holds a M.Sc. (Eng.) in industrial engineering and management.
Ricky Booker is the Founder and CEO of Tradestreet, a digital exchange platform and ecosystem for the forex and cryptocurrency markets, built on blockchain. Ricky began his journey as a seasoned investor who not only has over seven years of experience as a forex expert but equal amount of experience within the crypto space and blockchain. In 2009 he started his entrepreneurial endeavors in the real estate market during the U.S. recession; however, It did not take long for him to realize his true passion was in the financial market and investment assets. Ricky founded BPI, his very first investing company, in 2010, which specializes in residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, becoming an accredited company in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. In late 2016, he created an online academy, “EliteFX”, that allowed novices in currency trading to have the opportunity to learn quality information regarding both forex and cryptocurrency space. Less than two years later, Ricky mentored over 600 traders worldwide to join his open public online academy. He has been featured on podcast episodes and radio stations sharing his knowledge as a forex and crypto enthusiast
Passionate about the transportation industry and delivering services to passengers, Clément Delbouys started his career working for the Public Transit Operator of Toulouse, France before he joined EasyMile. He was focusing on the improvement of bus drivers schedules to increase drivers satisfaction and quality of service. He strongly believes the future of public transportation relies on quality of service and seamless transportation. That is the reason why he joined EasyMile in 2016 where he can help the growth of autonomous shared mobility, the current revolution in the public transit.
Clément Delbouys holds a MSc in Big Data and an Advanced Master in Sales of the French National Institute of Applied Sciences.
Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning entrepreneur, author of 3 books and co-founder of MarketOrders, an online marketplace for the gold and diamond jewelry industry. A sought after international speaker thought leader and qualified IBM Blockchain Developer, she has won numerous awards including Asian Women of Achievement, Female Entrepreneur of The Year and named Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google. In April 2018 Sukhi made global headlines becoming the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author. Named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech, Sukhi is a regular media commentator on tech, blockchain, and digital disruption, having been featured in over 100+ the UK and international press including Chinese and Spanish media. In 2019 Sukhi was appointed Board Member to the Mayor of London’s Digital Skills Partnership.
Kostandina Zafirovska is the General Manager of IT Labs, a software development company delivering excellence for more than sixteen years. Kostandina began her career as an engineer. Since then, she has accumulated over nineteen years of experience in the technology industry, focusing the last six years in executive roles. She leads large teams in varied industries, including insurance, finance and gaming. Kostandina possesses a unique combination of experience and knowledge in both technology and business and thrives in highly innovative environments.
Stefania Barbaglio: Disruptor, Entrepreneur, Investor, PR Marketing Guru, Business Strategist and Advisor.
Stefania Barbaglio is a London-based entrepreneur, business strategist, and widely recognised PR and Investor Relations expert who has advised a range of private and listed companies across many sectors, including new technology, and has facilitated multiple deals globally. In 2015 she founded Cassiopeia Services, the award-winning UK-based boutique Investor & Public Relations agency with a dedicated online channel: FinancialFox, the Real Deal City of London financial TV show, with exclusive interviews with entrepreneurs, innovators, listed company CEOs and market leaders. In the technology space, she has worked with a range of international blockchain application-focused companies on their ground-breaking projects, including leading names such as US-based DigiByte blockchain and Cardano. She is an influencer with a large investor following and is considered one of the top British female social media PR experts. Ms. Barbaglio has also guided various firms in business development, fundraising & organisational dynamics, as well as leading large-scale tech and investment events. She is a keynote speaker on new technology disruption, fake news and cybersecurity big data, alternative investment, social empowerment, and marketing strategies with a focus on social media and building strong communities. Ms. Barbaglio also hosts regular symposia for public companies and start-ups: investor presentations and networking evenings in exclusive private venues.
She is a fellow and alumna of Oxford University and has two MAs: International Journalism from Westminster University (UK) and TV Production from IULM University (Italy) , as well as ten years’ previous experience as a freelance financial journalist and producer for mainstream TV channels including Bloomberg, BBC & leading in-house Investor Relations & PR departments.
Entrepreneur, mentor, networker: Stefania has a keen eye for investment and innovation.
Gerard leads the Business Development activities at Shotl. With full dedication to the project, he is responsible for identifying new opportunities in the Urban Mobility space and working directly with users and City Transit Agencies to ensure that Shotl delivers maximum value.
COINSTELEGRAM is a leading crypto media group bringing together www.coinstelegram.com, www.coinstelegram.ru media, and Coinstelegram Fund.
Being a Co-Founder Alexander Belov took part in Coinstelegram’s investments in such crypto projects as POA network, Perlin, EdenChain.
As a real crypto enthusiast Alexander is also specialized in mining representing Beeminer which was the first company to patent immersion cooling solutions for mining.
Märt Aro’s involvement in the field of education development dates back to his secondary school years which saw Märt organising educational events for peers on a national level.
Since 2004, Märt has established several organisations and companies in the area of education development.
The latest solution, DreamApply.com Student Application Management Platform, Märt co-founded in 2011. Today DreamApply is used by 250 universities from 35 countries, serving millions of users a year.
The most recent NGO Nordic EdTech Forum – N8 brings together 140 founders of education innovation initiatives from eight Northern European countries with the aim of sharing experience and fostering cooperation.
In order to drive education forward Märt regularly collaborates with: Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Bolt, European Commission.
Creative director and founder of tech fashion and lifestyle magazine, VISORE LAB
VISORE LAB is a tech-revolution of a fashion and lifestyle magazine, bringing brands and consumers closer to each other through interactivity. Headed by Karim Coppola, VISORE LAB uses its interactive magazine to deliver 360° experiences, fascinating stories, innovative social commerce and digital concierge services to ensure enhanced guest experiences in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
After earning a degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva, Karim was named editor-in-chief of Paris-based men’s magazine; The Flow House, where he worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Versace, Acne Studios, MSGM and more.
Driven by his love for fashion, innovation, technology and his passion for sustainability, in January 2019, he pioneered Europe’s 1st ever eco-friendly interactive magazine – VISORE LAB – a revolutionary magazine that is now seen as leading the evolution of modern technology.
Consultant at the Investment Projects Department of the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) with a focus on R&D and innovations.
SARIO is a governmental organization working under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. The mission of the Investment Projects Department is to attract high-added-value investments to Slovakia and to contribute to the regional development of the country. Within its innovation agenda, SARIO aims to interconnect Slovak technology firms with big players in Slovakia as well as abroad.
Marek studied Economic Diplomacy at the University of Economics in Bratislava and International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) at the Charles University in Prague. He speaks fluently English, German and learns also Russian. In leisure time, he loves reading, traveling, and sports.
Attorney at Law, Head of Litigation & Investigations Team at Ellex Valiunas
Practicing at Dispute Resolution Group, Jovita has represented multiple local and international clients on various commercial and corporate disputes, including complex, high-value cross border cases and advised on various commercial law matters.
Strong dispute resolution background allows her to look at IP, IT and commercial law matters from both business development and risk management perspective Focus on Cinema, Fashion and Leisure sets her apart and allows to meet specific needs of the Industries in the Baltics.
Jovita has had a very diverse portfolio of the clients, including textile companies, largest retailers in the Baltic’s, BIG 4 audit companies, cable televisions and Directors of Independent Films.
Jaka has worked for various TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Entertainment) companies since 1996. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on gaming, media and digital law in Slovenia. Jaka graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and gained his graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (Diploma in European Community Law) and completed two-year MBA graduate studies at the University of Kansas in the USA. Jaka is an active member of IMGL (Slovenia) and a member of several other domestic and international organizations and is active also as a lecturer in various seminars and conferences.
Experienced Marketing Leader with a demonstrated history of working experience in various technology companies. Skilled in Strategic Brand Management, Brand Marketing, Brand Positioning, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation and strong media relationships. After Evangelising and Marketing the XING Brand over the last several years, I am now the Global Evangelist for Braze!
As a Blockchain expert and advisor, Dean Rakic accompanies customers in their digital transformation processes. He looks back on many years of experience in architecture for the processing of large amounts of data, especially in the healthcare environment. His professional focus is on project management, lead with respect to the entire project life cycle including project initiation and project handling. Besides, his additional personal strength is in acting as a specialist in business liaison/stakeholder management. Overall previous experience is on top of Strategy and Innovation development during all development phases. More than 25 years of detailed knowledge of IT and software architecture, project monitoring and project controlling with the identification, analysis, measurement, and control of project risks as well as the regular analysis of the impacts makes his personal stamp. Particularly important is his contribution to the promotion of science and the implementation of innovative achievements through lectures, mentoring and counselling in different vertices, ranging from standard industrial to non-governmental and sustainable projects.
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