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8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 9.30 Opening Address

The digital transformation of finances - challenges and opportunities
Moderator: Nedyalka Yolovska, Managing Director, ICT Media

  • 9:30 – 09:50

    Laszlo Papp
Partner and managing director
i-Tango Ltd., Gartner Bulgaria and Hungary

    Where Banks can use Smart Machines. Laszlo Papp, Partner and managing director, i-Tango Ltd., Gartner Bulgaria and Hungary

  • 09:50 – 10:20

    Dominique Chabaut
Pre-Sales Manager – Information Management & Governance (France, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software

    Investigative Analytics: business activities, communications and risk events. Dominique Chabaut, Pre-Sales Manager Information Management & Governance, France, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software

  • 10:10 – 10:30

    Thomas R Palloway
Adastra Business Consulting /ABC/
Practice Lead – Payments

    Adastra Card Analytics. Thomas Palloway, Practice Lead – Payments, Adastra Business Consulting /ABC/

  • 10:30 – 10:50

    Tsanko Tsolov
Member of the Commission For Personal Data Protection

    Personal data protection and the new European regulations. Tsanko Tsolov, Member Of The Board, Commission For Personal Data Protection

10.50 – 11.20 Coffee Break

Regulations and legal frameworks
Moderator: Irina Kazandjieva, PhD, Head of Division "International exchange and programs", ABB

Irina Kazandjieva
Head of Division Banking policy and analysis
Association of Banks in Bulgaria (ABB)


Irina Kazandjieva

  • 11:20 – 11:40

    Etienne Goosse
Director General
European Payments Council

    Towards instant and mobile payments. Etienne Goosse, Director General, European Payments Council

  • 11:40 – 12:00

    Krasimir Krastev
Chief Expert, Directorate Payments Supervision
Bulgarian National Bank Alexander Kostov
Chief Expert, Methodology and Financial Markets
Bulgarian National Bank

    Challenges in the field of payments in the context of changing European legal framework.Krasimir Krastev, Chief Expert, "Payment Supervision" Directorate, Bulgarian National Bank, and Alexander Kostov, Chief Expert, “Methodology and Financial Markets” Directorate, Bulgarian National Bank

  • 12:00 - 12:20

    Michael Formann
Head of SWIFT Austria GmbH

    Upcoming EU Funds Transfer Regulation - focus on data quality in payments. Michael Formann, Head of SWIFT Austria GmbH

  • 12:20 - 12:40

    Valeria Boyadzhieva
Head of Sales and Pre-sales Department
Intracom Bulgaria Apostolos Kemos
Sales Director for South East Europe & Israel

    Equipping the Bank Branch of the Future. Valeria Boyadzhieva, Head of Sales and Pre-sales Department, Intracom Bulgaria and Apostolos Kemos, Sales Director for South East Europe & Israel, Genesys.

  • 12:40 - 13:00

    Eduard Bodor
Data Center BDM Central Europe
APC by Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric Micro Data Center Solutions. Eduard Bodor, APC by Schneider Electric Data Center BDM Central Europe

  • 13:00 - 13:20

    Orlin Penev
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Allianz Bulgaria Holding JSC, Executive Director of Allianz Bulgaria Insurance Company

    The new regulations in insurance. Orlin Penev, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of "Allianz Bulgaria Holding" JSC, Executive Director of "Allianz Bulgaria" Insurance Company

Financial business: digitalization, technologies, processes
Moderator: Leonid Dimov, IT Director, Investbank

Leonid Dimov
IT Director


Leonid Dimov

  • 11:20 – 11:40

    Pepa Koleva
Director IT
UniCredit Bulbank AD Asya Baeva
Deputy Chairwoman of Board of directors and CEO
UniCredit Factoring

    Factoring goes digital. Pepa Koleva, Director IT, UniCredit Bulbank AD and Asya Baeva, Deputy Chairwoman of Board of directors and CEO, UniCredit Factoring

  • 11:40 - 12:00

    Larisa Vladinova
Data Governance Practice lead
Adastra Bulgaria Georgi Ganev
Analytics Leader
IBM Bulgaria

    Adastra Data Governance with IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog. Larisa Vladinova, Data Governance Practice lead, Adastra Bulgaria and Georgi Ganev, Analytics Leader, IBM Bulgaria

  • 12:00 - 12:20

    Elemér Veréb
Regional Manager

    How to Master Customer Experience and Application Performance - The Raiffeisen success story. Elemér Veréb, Regional Manager of Dynatrace

  • 12:20 - 12:40

    Intelligent platform for the financial industry by Huawei. Evgeni Karakanovsky, Director Enterprise Business, Huawei Technologies Bulgaria

  • 12:40 - 13:00

    Svilen Stanchev
Sales Director
IBS Bulgaria

    Behavior Based Customer Insight for Financial Institutions. Svilen Stanchev, Manager Business Development, IBS Bulgaria и Goran Angelov, CEO and Founder, IBS Bulgaria

  • 13:00 - 13:20

    Adam Tencza
Central & Eastern Europe Division Manager (CEE Division Manager)
SIBS International

    Payments in banks – it’s a business line or an operation? Adam Tencza, Central & Eastern Europe Division Manager (CEE Division Manager), SIBS International

13.20 – 14.10 Lunch

Security and compliance
Moderator: Dimitar Tsolov, CIO, EOS Matrix

Dimitar Tsolov
EOS Matrix


Dimitar Tsolov

  • 14:10 - 14:30

    Armin Dinar
Director in Risk Assurance Solutions

    Cyber ​​security challenges in the new era of digitalisation of business. Armin Dinar, Director in Risk Assurance Solutions, PwC

  • 14:30 - 14:50

    Jakub Orkiszewski
Account Executive – Eastern Europe, Baltics, Adriatics
Imperva, Partner of ACT Sofia

    Complete Imperva solution for security and compliance of Data center. Jakub Orkiszewski, Imperva Expert, Imperva

  • 14:50 - 15:10

    Krum Daskalov
Director Data Management and Analytics
ScaleFocus Alexander Petrov
Project Manager
Scale Focus AD

    Rapid Cognitive Analysis for the Financial Industry. Krum Daskalov, Director Data Management and Analytics, DWH, и Alexander Petrov, Project Manager, DWH, ScaleFocus

  • 15:10 - 15:30

    Vasil Petkov
Expert at Cybercrime Department, General Directorate Combating Organized Crime, Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior

    Cybercrime - Trends and threats. Vasil Petkov, Expert at Cybercrime Department, General Directorate Combating Organized Crime, Ministry of Interior

  • 15:30 - 15:50

    Luuk Dries, CISSP
Senior Systems Engineer
F5 Networks

    Protection against Web Attacks and Web-Fraud for On-line Services. Luuk Dries, CISSP, Senior Systems Engineer, F5 Networks

  • 15:50 - 16:10

    Desislava Marinova
Head of Compliance department
DSK Bank

    Compliance with the regulations, or what does compliance mean for bank institutions and what is the role of IT in this process. Desislava Marinova, Head of Compliance department, DSK Bank

Facing the client: digitization and innovation as new competitive advantages
Moderator: Atanas Javashev, CIO, Armeec Insurance JSC

Atanas Javashev
Armeec Insurance JSC


Atanas Javashev

  • 14:10 - 14:30

    Emil Pilafov
Postbank | Eurobank EFG Bulgaria

    Digital Transformation in Banking Starts With Consumer Needs. Emil Pilafov, COO, Postbank | Eurobank EFG Bulgaria

  • 14:30 - 14:50

    Philip Mutafis
Director Customer Solutions
Sirma BC

    Digital trends in the world of card payments. Filip  Mutafis, Director Customer Solutions, Sirma BC

  • 14:50 - 15:10

    Nikolay Todorov
Managing Partner

    Obtaining consumer loyalty by measuring customer care and overall satisfaction. Nikolay Todorov, Managing Partner, Accedia

  • 15:10 - 15:30

    Anaïs Loits
Senior CRM Consultant at Real Dolmen
Real Dolmen

    Single View and the Customer Experience in Insurance. Anaïs Loits, Senior CRM Consultant, RealDolmen

  • 15:30 - 15:50

    Vaia Tziagka
SAS Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria
Customer Intelligence Domain Expert

    The Roadmap of Bringing Customer Experience in the heart of Digital Transformation. Vaia Tziagka, Customer Intelligence Domain Expert, SAS Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria

  • 15:50 - 16:10

    Anna Angelova
Chief Expert Cards Fraud Protection

    Centralized monitoring of card transactions. Anna Angelova, Chief Expert "Cards Fraud Protection", BORICA-BANKSERVICE AD

16.10 – 16.40 Coffee Break

IT factors for optimization and business efficiency
Moderator: Nikolay Shekerov, CIO, DZI

Nikolay Shekerov


Nikolay Shekerov

  • 16:40 - 17:00

    Kiril Petkov
Director “Information Technology”
Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group

    Insurance business in MATRIX. Kiril Petkov, Director “Information Technology”, Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group

  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Ivaylo Nikolov
Head of Cloud and Mobile Development
Stone Computers

    Business continuity in cloud environment. Ivailo Nikolov, Head of Cloud and Mobile Development, Stone Computers

  • 17:20 - 17:40

    Kiril Georgiev
IT Director
PAC Doverie

    Mobile application for the trade division of PAC Doverie. Kiril Georgiev, IT Director, PAC Doverie

  • 17:40 - 18:00

    Vasil Panchev
CIO/Head of IT Department
Société Générale Expressbank Orlin Stoyanov
Deputy-head of IT department
Societe Generale Expressbank

    High Availability and Disaster Recovery of Digital Services. Vasil Panchev, CIO/Head of IT Department, Société Générale Expressbank and Orlin Stoyanov, Deputy-head of IT department, Societe Generale Expressbank

Intracompany digital culture - theory and practice
Мoderator: Alexander Stanev, Procurator and Chief Director of Business Development – Payment, Information and Software Services, BORICA-BANKSERVICE AD

Alexander Stanev
Procurator and Chief Director of Business Development – Payment, Information and Software Services


Alexander Stanev

  • 16:40 - 17:00

    Vasil Dimitrov
Head of Electronic Banking and Social Media
DSK Bank

    Digitalization of finances: what changes it enforces in the financial institutions. Vasil Dimitrov, Head of "Electronic Banking and Social Media", DSK Bank

  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Petya Grigorova
Manager Strategic Sales, Banks and Financial organization

    Synergy, Innovation and Security: Telecommunications in the Financial Sector. Petya Grigorova, Manager Banks and Finance, VIVACOM

  • 17:20 - 18:00

    Discussion: Digitalization and business
    • Mariana Sadzhaklieva, Director of Operations Department, First Investment Bank
    • Iliana Voynova, Head of Remote Sales Channels Department, Branch Network and Distribution Channels Directorate, CIBANK
    • Neli Dukova, Manager "Motivation and people development", Easy Credit
    • Chavdar Georgiev, Head of Global Business Services department, UniCredit Leasing