Nowadays, most corporations take innovation seriously. Everybody talks about innovation – we do innovation.
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About the Conference

This year’s Corporate Innovation Conference aims to start “The search for new business models”, because we want to encourage you to focus not just on product or service innovation, but even more on new types of business models that will ensure your company’s continuing business success.

Corporate Innovation Conference is ICT Hub’s annual flagship event that gathers corporate innovators and entrepreneurs and gives them an opportunity to share their experiences, learn from the leading experts and connect with their peers.

Corporate Innovation Conference brings together all the important stakeholders in the local innovation ecosystem, enabling entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs alike to present the best practices, transformation methods, business tools and case studies during this one-day gathering whose main goal is to help you find new ways to innovate. By attending the conference, you are becoming a part of a growing innovation ecosystem in Serbia.

Corporate Innovation Conference adheres to the ICT Hub’s mission of empowering innovation in both corporations and startups, by showcasing the latest standards and achievements in innovation management, with the sole purpose of inspiring and connecting those who take part in the business game by helping them build sustainable and profitable companies.

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#1 Disruptive Innovation and New Business Models

#2 Digital Innovation and Business Transformation

#3 Innovation-focused Leadership and Culture

#4 Startup Collaboration and Open Innovation

#5 Innovation Practices

Who should attend?

If you are the one responsible for innovation and growth in your company, this is the place to be.
  • Innovation Leaders or Managers
  • Intrapreneurs or Corporate Entrepreneurs 
  • Heads of Innovation teams 
  • Corporate Venturing, Strategy and Corporate Development Managers
  • R&D and Product Development Professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Heads of Labs, Incubators and Accelerators
  • Startup founders
  • Innovation Consultants
  • Investors and Business Angels

Come with us on this innovation journey

Get inspired

Real-life talk from global and local experts and innovation leaders will surely get your inner-innovator inspired and ready to tackle new business challenges.

Share and learn

Panel discussions and case studies will give you a chance to dig deep into your own business experience and provide you with new insights.

Explore and connect

It’s not all work and no play – use the coffee and lunch breaks to explore our expo area and connect with your peers.

Conference topics

Corporate Innovation Conference is envisaged as a mix of the best global and local practices related to corporate innovation. Content-wise, three key pillars of the conference are:

Speakers from 2018.

Elliot Susel
Elliot Susel

Lean Startup | Product and Technology | Innovation and Growth

Elliot is a senior faculty member at Lean Startup Company, where he coaches executives and teams around the world on the implementation of Lean Startup principles. When coaching, Elliot pulls from his experience as head of product, technology, research and development, and growth across both startup and enterprise environments. Elliot's keynote:The nature of work has changed, but the structure of our organizations hasn't. Learn how to design your organization to deliver meaningful innovation

Marius Starcke
Marius Starcke

Partner, WhatAVenture Austria

Experienced Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry.Skilled in Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, and BusinessDevelopment. Strong entrepreneurship professional.

Sonja Kresojević
Sonja Kresojević

Sonja Kresojevic is the co-author of The Lean Product Lifecycle; co-founder of Spinnaker, NY-London based consultancy and a former Senior Vice President at Pearson. She is a strategist, change agent and problem solver, passionate about transforming businesses by focusing on growth, innovation, cultural change, and digital transformation.

Sonja’s Keynote: Large enterprises facing disruption struggle to transform quickly enough—from becoming more innovative to improving processes, culture, and ways of working. In this talk, Sonja will be sharing her experience working with Fortune 500 companies and important role innovation strategy and supporting innovation ecosystem have to their ability to drive long-lasting change.

Héloïse Ardley
Héloïse Ardley

A former travel writer and editor in France, Héloïse fell into Digital a bit by accident when she was asked to lead the first Penguin Digital programme. From there, she has held a variety of roles across Technology, Digital Transformation, Product and Customer Experience, in Media, Publishing, Education and FinTech.

Héloïse's Keynote: Realising that they need to innovate to survive, corporations are setting up innovation programmes of all nature - the approaches might differ, but the goal remain the same: Get to market faster, without the weight of the legacy entreprise that slows innovation down. But without the right culture, innovation efforts will not deliver on their promise. Building the right culture, sparking the mindset change, changing leadership's attitude towards risk, and fostering talent and ideas are some of the softer, less tangible elements though they are critical to success. This session will mix a number of practical tips to hack Corporate cultures in order to encourage innovation, as well as a few good and bad examples to learn from.

Dušan Vukanović
Dušan Vukanović

Innovation and Business Development Manager @ICT Hub

Dušan Vukanović is innovation consultant, entrepreneur and lecturer. He has more than 15 years of experience in implementing various consulting projects in areas of human resources management, organizational development, strategic communications and innovation. In ICT Hub, which he joined in 2015, Dušan is in charge of designing and delivering programs that support large Serbian corporations on their innovation journeys. Dušan lead ICT Hub in transforming its deep experience and expertise in working with tech startups and the overall tech ecosystem, to become innovation partner to traditional companies and corporations.

Ljubiša Egelja
Ljubiša Egelja

Executive Director Marketing, Societe Generale Srbija

After ten years of project management for local and regional brands, as a manager and director of a marketing agency, in 2016 he becomes part of the team that leads the digital transformation and redefinition of the traditional approach to financial services in Societe Generale Bank. He sees the advantage in resolutely turning to innovations, developing digital channels and in the necessary simplification of financial products and services of the bank in order to provide the best possible experience for clients.

Janez Križan
Janez Križan

Director of Digital Transformation & Innovations @ A1 Slovenija & Vip mobile

Entrepreneur and challenge seeker at heart, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Responsible for digital transformation and innovation in A1 Slovenija & Vip mobile Serbia.

Ivana Mihajlović
Ivana Mihajlović

Group HR Director, Direct Media

HR developer & enthusiast, dedicated to improvement of regional HR practice. She has a strong passion to innovate and is driven to pursue solutions, with a personal mission to help, inspire and positively influence development of people, organizations and HR industry.

Tatjana Jovanović
Tatjana Jovanović

Director HR South East Europe at Philip Morris International

Tatjana is a psychologist with extensive experience in contemporary HR practices gained through numerous roles in an international environment. She is leading the change of organizational culture and implementation of new working models based on start-up way of thinking in order to support the company in further utilizing full potential of its employees. Tatjana's case: FastForward is our new way of working and mindset to tackle current and future business challenges in an increasingly connected and unpredictable world where we no longer know everything. A world in which digitalization has changed the face of business and where customers must be at the fore-front of everything we do. FastForward is a customer-centric and experimental approach, which will help corporation to be more innovative, stay more relevant and bring them the agility of a Start-Up.

Nebojša Bjelotomić
Nebojša Bjelotomić

CEO Saga

Nebojsa graduated from Boston University with engineering degree (biomedical). In the past, he worked for IBM and Fujitsu-Siemens. Nebojsa started with engineering and sales positions and moved onto various management roles including regional positions. In the past couple of years Nebojsa lead Saga's management and helped the company focus on new technologies and products. Chatbots and AI are prominent in that effort and he is proud to say Saga has great technology solutions in production.

Đorđe Filipović
Đorđe Filipović

CEO at 30Hills & CTO at Buildcon

Đorđe Filipovic is the founder and CEO of digital studio, which handles development of unique solutions for Web and Mobile through UX / UI, Development and Data Science. In his career he participated and developed over 30 startup projects, 6 of which evolved to successful companies. In addition to the startups, Đorđe also worked for a large corporation PPR Group with more than 30 e-commerce web sites around the world. Now, through 30Hills, it cooperates with large corporations in the digitization process such as SoGe Bank, PwC, LafargeHolcim, Mozzart, NELT, NIS, Alkemy and FashionCompany.

Milica Jović
Milica Jović

CHRO at Nelt Group

As CHRO of Nelt Group, Milica manages all aspects of human capital management for more than 3,000 people across multiple markets in the Balkans and Africa. Her personal goal is integrating analytics into traditional HR and growing HR into an important decision maker and strategic partner to the business. Prior to joining Nelt in 2017, Milica was a management consultant at McKinsey, working on engagements in pharmaceutical industry across Western Europe and the United States. Milica is a graduate of Yale University.

Conference agenda

9.00 – 9.30
9.30 – 10.00
Conference opening (ICT Hub, partners and sponsors)
10.00 – 10.30
Opening speech: New business models as the key driver of corporate
growth, Dušan Vukanović, ICT Hub
10.30 – 11.30 
Keynote: How to get to new business models 
11.30 – 12.00
Coffee break
12.00 – 13.00 
Lecture: Organizational design that supports creation of new
business models
13.00 – 14.00 
14.00– 14.15 
Presentation of research findings: State of Corporate Innovation in
14.15 – 15.15
Panel discussion: How corporations in Serbia Innovate, Moderator:
Kosta Andrić, ICT Hub
15.15 – 15.45
Case #1: Innovation in practice (technology)
15.45 – 16.15
Case #2: Innovation in practice (business models)
16.15 – 16.30
Cofee break
16.30 – 17.00 
Case #3: Innovation in practice (people and culture)
17.00 – 17.45
Closing keynote: What will drive corporate innovation in the future
17.45 – 18.00
Conference wrap up and closing
Nowadays, most corporations take innovation seriously. Everybody talks about innovation – we do innovation.
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Španskih boraca 74, 11070 Beograd

Multifunctional Hall Belexpocentar (size 2500m2), it is completely suitable for organizing fairs, congresses, celebrations and exhibitions with multiple and separated exhibitors. It can be easily divided to smaller halls, with easy barriers, and it is completely covered with electricity. phone and internet installations trough media channels over the whole floor surface. Direct connection with hotel and flexibility of the hall are the main benefits in events organization and advantages of Belexpocentar Hall.

Ticket price

Early bird until September 15th 2019:
100€ + VAT

For 3 or more purchased tickets by one company/individual, we grant a discount of 10%

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