AmCham Slovakia

East Innovation Conference in Košice

East Innovation Conference in Košice

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 From 09:00 to 15:30

Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2

Driving Positive Change.




9:00         Official Welcome

  • Gabriel Galgóci, President, AmCham Slovakia

9:10        Opening Keynote

  • Rudolf Schuster, President

9:25        Panel 1: FUTURE LEADERS

  • Adam Nedoroščík, Representative, Youth council of Kosice region
  • Patrik Čižmadia, Student, Co-owner of Zlatý strapec
  • Erik Kajati, Co-founder, CHECkuP & PhD. Candidate, Technical University of Košice
  • Zuzana Eperješiová (Skyva), PhD. Student, UPJŠ / Singer, Song-writer, Pianist
  • Martin Mudrák, Director of Košice Office, AmCham Slovakia (Moderator)

10:05         TED TALK: Building a local innovation ecosystem of the future

  • Peter Kolesár, CEO, CIVITTA

10:20        Coffee Break

10:45        Panel 2: R&D Made in Eastern Slovakia

  • Ľudmila Majláthová, Economic Counselor, European Commission
  • Tomáš Ružicka, Design & Development Manager, CEMM THOME
  • Attila Pósa, Head of Research & Development, ANTIK Telecom s.r.o. & ANTIK Technology Ltd.
  • Veronika Gregorková, Director / Founder, Lean Institute SK (Moderator)

11:30     Remarks: Innovation Ecosystem - Regional Examples

  • Gina Kassem, Regional Environment Science Technology and Health Officer at U.S. Department of State

11:45     Panel 3: START Small – THINK Big – INNOVATE Fast

  • Ivan Radvák, Business Owner IT, T-Systems Slovakia
  • Zsuzsa Makara, Startup Team CEE, Microsoft
  • Matúš Kirchmayer, Founder / CEO, Matsuko
  • Mary MacPherson, President & CEO, Slovak-American Foundation (Moderator)

12:30       Remarks: How to innovate your business leveraging AI  and cognitive applications

  • Július Oboril, Cognitive Process Transformation Leader, IBM Slovakia

12:45       East Innovations

  • Lightning presentations by Eastern Slovak Start-ups

13:00        Closing

  • Ronald Blaško, Executive Director, AmCham Slovakia

13:10     Lunch

Documents to download

January 15, 2020

Connection magazine report

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December 18, 2019


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November 06, 2019


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October 28, 2019


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