Join us in future-proofing the ways we discuss, practice and experience innovation.

HERE'S HOW

For the past couple of years, Corporate Innovation Conference has been 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.

The crisis we’ve all felt in 2020 may have hindered certain business efforts, but it certainly did contribute to a rise of many innovative ways of communication, developing and placing products and services, but most importantly – doing the actual work

With everything going virtual, we are committed to bringing our conference online and making it available to all our peers, associates, fellow innovators and business connoisseurs, coming from Serbia, region and all around the world. 

The tagline Innovate now. Be tomorrow. serves to demonstrate our willingness to embrace the new normal, understanding that the future of business depends solely on our continuous efforts to improve, adapt and thrive in the uncertainty of every day’s market.

Get inspired

Real-life talk from both 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 time you spend on our conference platform to check out the networking sessions, explore our virtual expo area and connect with your peers.

Last year’s conference saw us giving central stage to the search for new business models, and although it is again going to be one of the key points we will address, the goal this time is to cover other topics of interest to our community and the innovation ecosystem as a whole, which is why we are organizing not one, but three half-day conferences, each tailored to particular business segment. 

#1 Leading Innovation
Top management is always the one who needs to demonstrate that innovation skillset is essential for professional development and they have to show creativity and ability to guide teams and businesses by accelerating change. The 1st event puts the spotlight on the experts and inspiring company leaders talking about innovation strategy, building resilient businesses and the best practices a company can rely on when embarking on its innovation journey.
#2 Designing Innovation
Designing innovation relies on creating a new product or service that you offer to your customers, through a process of identifying, pinpointing and understanding their needs. The 2nd event focuses on local and international experts and what they have to say about innovating the production processes, methodologies they used along the way and case studies they can share showing how they derived value from their market opportunities.
#3 Championing Innovation
Rapid tech changes, coupled with business globalization and organizational challenges, lead companies to better understand how to champion innovation in different sectors, teams, but also among individuals. The 3rd event demonstrates why it’s important to take charge with innovative projects, how to support employees eager to get involved and whether or not the new working reality changes the way we approach our innovation efforts.

We aim to model a virtual conference experience to match the real-life environment, so you will be able to:

  • Learn about corporate innovation from the top business consultants and company leaders

  • Gain insights about trending topics and best practices when it comes to cross-industry innovation

  • Get hands-on advice on how to run and develop innovation projects and programs

  • Connect and network with innovation experts, tech mavens and peers from other companies and markets

  • Engage in open and honest discussions about innovation challenges and the impact of a disruptive business environment

  • Innovation Leaders or Managers and heads of innovation teams

  • Intrapreneurs or Corporate Entrepreneurs

  • R&D and Product Development Professionals

  • HR professionals

  • Heads of Labs, Incubators and Accelerators

  • Startup founders

  • Innovation Consultants

  • Investors and Business Angels

– Innovation Leaders or Managers and heads of innovation teams

– Intrapreneurs or Corporate Entrepreneurs

– R&D and Product Development Professionals

– HR professionals

– Heads of Labs, Incubators and Accelerators

– Startup founders

– Innovation Consultants

– Investors and Business Angels

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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.

TBA
Philip Horvath
Philip Horvath

Culture Catalyst and Planetary Strategist, Partner at LUMAN, International Speaker, Trainer, Advisor

As a culture catalyst I shift how people relate to themselves and each other, create safe spaces where new patterns and solutions can emerge, and enable more efficient, effective and meaningful ways of operating - as individuals, teams or organizations. As a planetary strategist I evolve people's spheres of concern, thus transforming both their capacity for empathy, as well as their ability to create value and actively shape the future - ultimately expanding their sense of leadership and belonging.

Manu Vollens
Manu Vollens

New Business Designer I Sustainable Innovation Consultant I Circular Business Model Expert

Manu helps companies to define new business opportunities (products, services, business models… He also helps corporations to think like startups. He is a designer that speaks business, loves to create and grow new business opportunities, even more if they challenge large dinosaur companies. Over the years, he worked for different startups, SME's, and big dinosaur corporations with opportunity scouting, product & service design and finding the right revenue model.

Jeff McCroskey
Jeff McCroskey

NCR Vice President Global Managed Services

Jeffrey McCroskey is currently NCR Corporation’s Vice President of Global Managed Services and NCR’s Digital First Customer Centers, since April 2014. After NCR, he worked as a Vice President at the The General Electric Company for 5 years with Business Unit responsibility in Europe and Asia. He then rejoined NCR in 2004, where he first served as NCR’s Chief Procurement Officer & Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, then as NCR’s Vice President of Service Parts, VP of Cost Reduction & Value Engineering and after that as NCR’s Vice President of Europe Services.

Natali Delić
Natali Delić

CTO, Vip mobile and A1 Slovenija

Natali Delić is CTO and Chief Transformation Officer for Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia. He has been in telecommunications since 2000 and joined Vip in 2013 as Director of the Information and Telecommunications Technologies and Services Division. Only two years later, she became CTO. Since February of 2019, she has also been a Managing director of transformation for Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia. During her tenure, Vip mobile was the first in Serbia to launch 4G network, NB IoT technology and VoLTE calls, and has profiled itself as a pioneer and operator that is constantly innovating.

Ljubiša Egelja
Ljubiša Egelja

Executive Director Marketing at OTP banka 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.

Afonso Rebelo de Sousa
Afonso Rebelo de Sousa

Corporate Venture Builder & BD Advisor

Afonso is a senior Corporate Venture Builder at Bundl and Business Development Lead at Airfinity. With a 16-year career built on design, marketing & sales and business strategy consulting, Afonso combines his experience at great corporates such as WPP, Adidas and LinkedIn, with trained business, validation and creation skills to build start ups from within. Having lived in eight countries to date, Afonso is a highly communicative individual and has numerous public speaking engagements as a facilitator and lecturer.

Shawn Ardaiz
Shawn Ardaiz

Founder at Kokoro GmbH / Regenerative Entrepreneur

Shawn builds new models of leadership that regenerate and create the conditions for ongoing innovation. He believes the intelligence of the heart has many of the answers and this is often overlooked. His focus for the last 15 years has been to support entrepreneurs and organisations all the way from Silicon Valley to the Balkans on the topic of innovative cultures, creativity and collective states of flow.

Ana Govedarica
Ana Govedarica

General Manager at Roche

Innovation and creativity in the pharmaceutical, scientifically based marketing are Ana's passion. She had numerous innovative approaches applied to segmented & targeted customers. The most essential challenges for her are the advancement of her personal professional style

Dejan Ranđić
Dejan Ranđić

Co-Founder of ICT Hub and General Manager at DNA Communications

Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Negotiation, Business Planning, Integrated Marketing, and Advertising. Strong sales professional with a MBA focused in Executive Management from COTRUGLI Business School.

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.

Kosta Andrić
Kosta Andrić

Managing Partner @ICT HUB

Kosta is the Managing Partner at ICT Hub. Since 2014, when it was established as an incubator for technology startups, he has led it to become a unique innovation center and a leading organisation in Serbia aiming to support technology entrepreneurship and startups. He is also the Managing Director at ICT Hub Venture, an early stage startups investment fund. Kosta is a pioneer of connecting technology startups with corporations in Serbia, influencing local branches of multinational corporations to open their doors to cooperation with tech startups.

Sandra Nešić
Sandra Nešić

Program Manager at ICT Hub

Sandra Nešić, PhD is the Program Manager at ICT Hub, where she actively contributes to the development of all program activities which serve to empower innovation in startups and corporations. She fell in love with open and collaborative way of innovating and is fortunate enough to practice what she preaches on innovation and entrepreneurship. Sandra is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications and has published a number of articles in academic journals on management, innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Milena Micanović
Milena Micanović

Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Vojvođanska Banka

Experienced professional in the financial industry, with focus on business development, access to finance, marketing, corporate affairs and communications. Profound understanding of the Serbian market, opportunities and challenges for doing business in Serbia.

DAY 1 (September 30)
Leading Innovation

13.00– 13.15
Introduction / Welcome Note

13.15 – 13.50
Keynote no.1 + Q&A

13.50 – 14.30
Panel Discussion

14.30 – 15.15
Case Studies (2 separate tracks with Q&A)

15.15 – 15.50
Keynote no.2 + Q&A

15.50 – 16.30
Fireside Chat + Q&A

16.30 – 16.50
Networking Segment

16.50 – 17.00
Wrap Up / Closing Note

DAY 2 (October 28)
Designing Innovation

13.00– 13.15
Introduction / Welcome Note

13.15 – 13.50
Keynote no.1 + Q&A

13.50 – 14.30
Panel Discussion

14.30 – 15.15
Case Studies (2 separate tracks with Q&A)

15.15 – 15.30
Networking Segment

15.30 – 16.15
Panel Discussion

16.15 – 16.50
Keynote no.2 + Q&A

16.50 – 17.00
Wrap Up / Closing Note

DAY 3 (November 25)
Championing Innovation

13.00– 13.15
Introduction / Welcome Note

13.15 – 13.50
Keynote no.1 + Q&A

13.50 – 14.30
Panel Discussion

14.30 – 15.15
Case Studies (2 separate tracks with Q&A)

15.15 – 15.50
Keynote no.2 + Q&A

15.50 – 16.30
Networking (FUN)

16.30 – 17.00
Wrap Up / Closing Notes / Event Summary



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.

address:
Španskih boraca 74
11070 Belgrade
Serbia

INNOVATE NOW. BE TOMORROW.

Join us in future-proofing the ways we discuss, practice and experience innovation.

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