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Panel: Education reinvented

Key topics addressed during session ‘Education reinvented’ moderated by Mr Aleksandar Borisavljević (Serbia Country Director, Semos Education and CEO, Edtech Center Western Balkans) included: what education will look like in 2030; what are the challenges and how to respond; and how can the gap between the educational system and new technologies can be narrowed. Mr […]

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Presentation: Web4jobs + RYCO Youth Card

The presentation was launched by Mr Miloš Milenković (President of European Youth Centre), who brought up the importance of the European Youth Card, as it enables affordable access to a wide range of institutions, such as museums, shops, restaurants, accommodation,cultural activities, and a number of programmes and projects across Europe. The European Youth Card is […]

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Grand Launch of WB6 Digital Summit

The second Western Balkans Digital Summit was opened by Ms Ana Brnabić (Prime Minister, Republic of Serbia) who emphasised the importance of this event for the economic and social development of the Western Balkans region. Brnabić noted that it is essential for the Western Balkans to continue working on enhancing regional co-operation and strengthening the […]

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Panel: Digital Agriculture

This session opened with remarks by Mr Aleksandar Bijelic (Chief Digital Officer at MK Group) who introduced the session and the panellists. He also provided an overview of the session, as well as introduced the speakers. In his opening remarks, Bijelic asked the panellists to open the session by describing what they believe digital agriculture […]

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Presentation: Space Tech Convention 2019 – Opportunities for Companies from South-East Europe in the Commercial Space Industry

Ms Irena Chaushevska (CEO, Co-Founder, and Investor at Next Billionaires Capital) opened her presentation by providing an overview of her organisation and its history. She told the story of how she travelled to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Los Angeles, California, to meet with representatives from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration […]

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Presentation: Blockchain and regulation: Perspectives from International Markets

Mr Greg Medcraft (Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)) spoke about developments in the field of blockchain and the role of regulators. He noted that blockchain is in its infancy: while there are multiple blockchain applications in place and challenges are addressed all the time, technological maturity […]

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Session: Dare to Think: Shaping the Next Generation’s World

Digital Summit 2019 session where humans wonder and robots give solutions. Sophia The Robot Branka Anđelković (Co-founder and the Programme Director of the Reputable Think-Tank, Serbia) played the roll of an interviewer with Sophia the Robot. Sophia the Robot presented herself as social humanoid. She said that in the Western Balkans there are exciting ideas […]

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Keynote: Boris Koprivnikar

Mr Boris Koprivnikar (Former Minister for Public Administration and Deputy Prime Minister, Slovenian Government) started his presentation by asking a key question: Since digitalisation can be the engine of development, how do we run this engine faster? He explained that Slovenia started to use digitalisation as an opportunity for economic growth, and adopted a government […]

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Presentation: Interoperability, electronic seal & signature, open data – Albania case

Ms Romina Kostani (Director of the Innovation and e-Gov IPA Sectorial Department at the National Agency of Information Society) opened her presentation by highlighting the Government of Albania’s Governmental Interoperability Platform, which is the core architecture that allows the interaction among 34 electronic systems of Albania’s public institutions. The role of the platform is to […]

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