06 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017

OmnitechIT sponsors The DIGINDEC Conference

The Conference is organized by Confindustria Serbia with the aim of driving faster growth and development in innovative manufacturing and Digital Transformation, for both the Balkan Region and Italy.


that will take place on
November 29th, 2017
at Science Technology Park Belgrade

The event has been organized by Confindustria Serbia, Confindustria Montenegro and Confindustria Albania, and is extended to all business and institutional representatives from both the Balkan Region and Italy interested in effectively applying the Digital Transformation to businesses and organizations.

Industry 4.0 will be the focus of this event edition, Industria 4.0 is the name of the Italian government initiative based on fiscal advantages in which public institutions, manufacturing firms and universities collaborate to make the country evolve in the digital economy.
The aim of DIGINDEC is to share with Balkan countries Italian experience regarding digitalising the economy, discuss institutional and economic subjects, and together find solutions on how to improve the approach to structural digital evolution in a full win-win spirit. The immediate goal of DIGINDEC is to propose to involved firms and organizations to start to nurture digital transformation initiatives in Balkan countries involving local re-sources or partnering with local firms and/or start-ups. DIGINDEC long term goal is to create a community, develop a plan that will follow up on activities and hopefully create an innovation platform that will improve and pro-mote the digital manufacturing culture in
Italy is the second manufacturing country in Europe, and is at the top in the world in many sectors for the so-called Industry 3.0, that is process automation and digitaliza-tion, and is logically one of the trail blazers of change to 4.0. At the same time, Italian firms are very close to manufacturing ad business Balkan culture, as proven by the number of firms that invested or created their plants in the region. If we consider the availability of good universities and resources with deep digital knowledge at a competitive cost, we think the Balkan region, and Serbia first, is in a very favorable position to attract investments from manufacturing firms focused on starting and developing Industry 4.0 studies and projects.
The event will be focused on manufacturing, retail and financial entrepreneurs that will share with colleagues their efforts, successes and failures on the road to Digital Transformation and discuss how the Balkans will be either a part of or a solution of this hard change. We think that a conference showing real experiences on stage is the best way to foster confidence in digital transformation and support all subjects to reach the goals we described above.
DIGINDEC success, especially the long term follows up, will provide the succeeding advantages: New job and entrepreneurial opportunities for Balkan countries, nurturing in the meanwhile the digital economy culture and business. Manufacturing firms could find a solution to both actual digital resource shortage and to high-risk industry 4.0 projects lowering the financial exposition. Serbia will enforce its position as the regional hub for the digital economy.
The digital economy (r)evolution is ambitious, fast and requires that all forces are fo-cused on change. We know that in European countries the presence of the govern-ment and public institutions is essential to boost the transformation. This lesson we learned in Italy, and we will share with our friend countries. We will share what was successful and what wasn’t, because we think we’re very similar in the cultural ap-proach to change and we need proven real-life stories to believe in.

Official conference opening

10.00 – 10.30

• Nenad Paunović, Digitization advisor, Government of the Republic of Serbia
• Embassy of Italy in Belgrade, Representative
• Erich Cossutta, President of Confindustria Serbia
• Marko Čadež, President of the Serbian Chamber of commerce
• Rosita Georgieva, Programme Officer, DG CONNECT, EU Commission
• Gordana Danilović Grković, Manager at Science Technology Park Belgrade


10.30 – 11.00

• Keynote speaker: Prof. Severino Meregalli, DEVO Lab – SDA Bocconi  

11.00 – 11.30

• Giovanni Brugnoli, Vice President of Confindustria, delegate: Human Capital
• Prof. Tommaso Rossi, University Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC) University

Panel I: Manufacturing

11.30 – 12.15

Moderator: Franco Coin, Confindustria Serbia’s delegate for Digital industry and economy
• Gianluigi Viscardi, CEO, Cosberg , SpA (tbc)
• Giovanni Brugnoli, CEO,  Tiba Tricot Spa
• Aleksandar Marković, Production Director, Metalac AD
• Branislav Savić, Plant Manager, Ball Packaging
• Maja Kolar, Head of SME Department, Banca Intesa

12.15 – 13.00

Networking lunch

Panel II: Distribution and retail

13.00 -13.45

Moderator: Dragan Stokic, CEO at Atos IT Solutions and Services d.o.o.
• Silvia Gabrielli, Digital Transformation Advisor,  Microsoft
• Federico Francesco Sclip, Marketing Manager, Munogu
• Ljubomir Milanović, Sales Director, Univerexport
• Miloš Jauković, Vice President Logistic, Delhaize Serbia
• Maurizio Spelta, Senior IT Security & GRC Consultant, OmnitechIT

Panel III: Financial and public institutions

13.45 – 14.30

Moderator: Dubravka Kosić, Law Office Kosic
• Daliborka Petrović, Strategic Analyst, Corporate department, UniCredit Bank Serbia
• Prof Milan Kukrika, GDPR expert, Bureau Veritas
• Dragana Stanić, General Manager at the payment system department, Serbian Central Bank
• Slobodan Paunovic, Director, Bassilichi CEE & Arsblue
• Vladan Živanović, Regional Director, Business development, NCR Corporation Wrap-up and conference closing

Wrap-up and conference closing

14.30 – 14.45

• Franco Coin, Confindustria Serbia’s delegate for Digital industry and economy

“PHYGITAL COFFEE” – informal envisioning talk and demo

From 14.45

• @ MUNOGU, Science& Technology Park, BUILDING A3, 4th floor

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