WB6 Stage

April 4, 2019
Grand Launch of WB6 Digital Summit

09:30 – 10:45

 

April 4, 2019
Dare to Think: Shaping the Next Generation’s World
11:00 – 11:15

 

April 4, 2019
Presentation: Marta Novakova
11:15 – 11:30

 

April 4, 2019
Panel: Ministers` discussions
11:30 – 12:30

The panel should reiterate the need and readiness for strengthening regional cooperation in digital transformation of the Western Balkans, highlight recent key digital achievements, investigate opportunities for exchange of experiences, and identify priorities and common activities for the next year.

 

April 4, 2019
Keynote: Boris Koprivnikar
12:30 – 12:45

 

April 4, 2019
Presentation: Blockchain and regulation: Perspectives from International Markets
12:45 – 13:00

Greg Medcraft will give an international view of how regulators have been responding to blockchain innovation thus far, and what the emerging lessons for governments are. His presentation will draw on recent experiences of financial regulators worldwide to illustrate some of the unique challenges and opportunities that blockchain presents for policymakers, and will refer discussions at the OECD, Financial Stability Board and G20 on regulatory responses to blockchain innovation to date. These experiences and discussions are already yielding lessons and good approaches for regulators across industries, which will be highlighted in this session.

 

April 4, 2019
Panel: Digital Skills – School Reforms for Digital Future
14:00 – 15:00

During the panel session we will present an overview of the current state of education in Serbia and Montenegro, but also the panelists will be asked about the next steps in education regarding information and communication technologies. Also, we will get an overview from the UK perspective regarding computer science and especially computational thinking in primary and secondary education, and we will tackle the subject of digital textbooks and infrastructure projects that are important for school reforms.

 

April 4, 2019
Keynote: Indy Johar – The Great Transition
15:00 – 15:15

 

April 4, 2019
Panel: Trust and Security
15:15 – 16:15

Panelist are going discuss and present status of implementation of EIDAS regulation in region and present their views on development regional cooperation and recognition of qualified trusted services and electronic identification schemes. Panel discussion is also going to reflect on regional cooperation in cyber security area.

 

April 4, 2019
Keynote: Jovan Kurbalija
16:45 – 17:00

Digital diplomacy is gaining momentum worldwide. Facebook is calling for more content regulation.  Microsoft asks for Digital Geneva Convention. World Trade Organisation negotiate e-commerce rules. Diplomats, business people and civil society are in search for smart governance of digital space which would enable further progress and address growing risks. Is Western Balkans ready for digital diplomacy? What can be achieved on regional level?

 

April 4, 2019
Presentation: Digital Ecosystems: Managing Complexity
17:00 – 17:15

Understanding the shape and form of a digital ecosystem is the first step to developing a strong digital economy around it. The ecosystem is built around a complex network of interactions between its components – people, communities and organisations, all contributing to the success of digital businesses that are capable of creating significant value for the society.

 

April 4, 2019
Presentation: “How to stay relevant in a disruptive world”
17:15 – 17:30

In the age of disruption, established companies have to reinvent themselves in order to stay relevant for the next generations of consumers. Why does innovation matter and how do you create culture in which innovation becomes part of your DNA? Marta gives examples of several innovative businesses and summarizes the innovation strategies they acquired.

 

April 4, 2019
Keynote speaker: The Digitisation of MedTech
17:30 – 17:45

Digitisation of MedTech is only possible if efficient and fast communication exists and it doesn’t everywhere.
MedTech value depends on collaboration, interoperability and common standards to provide an end to end supply chain. The days of being a stand alone anything are gone.

 

April 4, 2019
Panel: Digital future of industry, energy and cities
17:45 – 18:30

 

 

April 5, 2019
Keynote: John Newbigin – What Do We Mean by a ‘Digital Economy’?
09:30 – 09:45

 

 

April 5, 2019
Panel: Networks and connectivity
09:45 – 10:45

The Network and Connectivity panel discussion will be focussed on:  “Chances & Challenges for a cutting edge Infrastructure in the Region”.  Digital infrastructure and broadband is crucial for all other developments in digital integration and it impacts all sectors of the economy. Digital infrastructure is a precondition for developments in innovative industry, e-government, e-health, provision of interoperable services, provision of cross border services etc. The panel lay emphasis on the digital connectivity in the Western Balkans region and the primary importance of broadband development, fiber optic networks and 5G developments. Spectrum policies and regulatory aspects for promotion of development of 5G networks will be also part of this panel discussion. The Panel will highlight the opportunities for increased digital connectivity through utilizing available excess infrastructure and regional infrastructure-sharing. The panel will also bring forth the private sector perspective on the significance of the right framework conditions, an investment-conducive level playing field, based on harmonized approach, as well as a holistic and demand-driven view on the digital value chain. This panel will be followed with a second related panel on How to facilitate a fast infrastructure deployment? during Digital Stage.

 

April 5, 2019
Keynote: Dragana Stanic
11:15 – 11:30

 

April 5, 2019
Panel: FinTech
11:30 – 12:00

FinTechs are all about speed, choice and accessibility. What is the future of finance at FinTech time – time of digital services, artificial intelligence, DLT technology, biometrics, chatbot services … Where are we now and what are the outlooks for the next five years? What should banks do to keep their clients? Will they lose clients who want to take loans through chat app in the middle of the night in a paper-less manner? Should they offer a previously paid-for service free of charge or significantly cheaper? Are they able to keep creating something new and compelling?

The NBS has developed all necessary regulatory and supervisory requirements and we have even created infrastructural basis for further enhancement and rapid growth of financial services market in digital era. Instant payments system is the best example. What is the reason that the market players are not using these opportunities and potential for modernization of their business activities so they can be more competitive with emerging players? And it seems that traditional financial institutions are just following the road that the NBS has paved?

 

April 5, 2019
Panel: Digital economy and society
12:00 – 13:00

 

April 5, 2019
Panel: eSerbia
14:00 – 15:00

 

April 5, 2019
Presentation: Digitalization – WB Region’s Opportunity for Faster EU Integration
15:00 – 15:15

 

April 5, 2019
Presentation: Public e-Service Delivery Platform – driving organizational digital transformation in public services delivery
15:15 – 15:30

An innovative approach for design and creation and delivery administrative e-Services to citizens and business that streamlines service administrative delivery and improves overall efficiency of the public institutions in the process of service delivery. Public e-Service Delivery platform enables organizational digital transformation by introducing a number of key principles in-line with EU Digital Agenda 2020 to deliver better customer experience

  • ‘digital-by-default’,
  • ‘once-only’ ,
  • ‘Inclusiveness-and-accessibility’
  • ‘openness-and-transparency’ and
  • ‘interoperability-by-default’

This session fill focus on the different areas of administrative e-Services design and delivery for higher level of efficiency, lowering costs, mobility, transparency and accountability in the process of Service preparation, Service fulfilment, Document generation, processing, signing/sealing and storage, Document and data exchange, Security, Legislative compliance in data privacy and trust services and Online self service platforms.

 

April 5, 2019
Presentations: Supporting the knowledge economy
15:30 – 16:15

 

April 5, 2019
Presentation: Growing Digital Together
16:30 – 16:45

Digital platform (BFE) for improvement and harmonization of business environment and exchange of best policy solutions in the region through digitization and introduction of digital services for citizens and businesses. The platform includes specific digital systems: e-seasonal workforce, e-licenses, e-cadaster, e-agrar, e-public procurement, e-auctions, e-space, as well as e-certification as an electronic system for standardizing municipal services. The emphasis is on the systems that have been implemented and the concrete results achieved through mutual support and cooperation in WB 6, along with the announcement of further exchange.

 

April 5, 2019
Presentations: Leading the Pack – Six of the most exciting regional digital companies
16:45 – 17:30

 

April 5, 2019
Summary of conclusions: Sophia AI
17:30 – 17:45