Day 1

18th June 2018
Time Session
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:30
Welcome and opening session
in cooperation between Living bits and things and Bled eConference
Welcome Speech
Andreja Pucihar, Bled eConference organizer
Tomaž Vidonja, Living bits and things organizer

Research and Science Keynote Speech
Presenter TBD

Industry and Business Keynote Speech
Presenter TBD
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and Networking Break
11:00 - 12:30
Future Trends in IoT: Applying blockchain in Industry and Smart solutions or use alternative technologies?

This session is about new technologies, ideas and business trends triggered by the Internet of Things. We'd like to show, share and discuss new opportunities and challenges that we could face and experience in the next years. Especially about the blockchain and how it could be used for industrial applications, and not only for the fintech. We will learn also about other competitve technologies and how they help manage data, IDs, processes and build trust and which of the technologies will keep the promise.

Panelists and Presenters:

  • Peter Merc, Lemur Legal Cofounder, Blockchain Think Tank
  • Tomislav Mučič, CEO & Founder, Netis (TBC)
  • Tomaž Levak, CEO & Founder, Origintrail (TBC)

Moderator & Workshop Lead:

  • Tomaž Vidonja, Living Bits and Things Community

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & Networking Break
14:00 - 15:30
How is Next Generation Internet going to change our lives and business?

This is a wokshop session that addresses the challenges of the next generation internet. NGI is an EU initiative to openly discuss development, influence and impact of the Internet in the future. A wide range of topics are being in the focus, from Privacy and Trust, Decentralised Data Governance, Discovery and ID technologies to Blockchain, Responsible AI, Hyper-connected and Inclusive Society and many others.

Panelists and Presenters:

  • Alessandro Bassi, President at IoT Italy
  • Srdjan Krčo, IoT Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Günter Obiltschnig, IoT Austria (TBC)
  • Andrej Kos, IoT Slovenia

Moderator & Workshop Lead:
  • Rob van Kranenburg, IoT guru, NGI4EU Ambassador & IoT Council Founder
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee and Networking Break
16:00 - 17:30
Connectivity for connected things and people: Open, free or …?
Once you have sensors, things and devices placed all around, it is mandatory to send these data either to another device or to a cloud and manage the data. The IoT connectivity is not exactly the same as Internet connectivity. Why? As the demand and requirements are different, there are also ways of communication different. The Session is about dedicated IoT networks approaches like NB-IoT, LoRa, LPWAN and the Things Network. Are we able to connect all devices globally and why we would do this anyway?

Panelists and Presenters:

  • »Our first year with LoRa/LoRaWAN technology«,
    Mlađen Simeunović, Telos d.o.o.

  • »The NB-IoT: Connecting«,
    Name / Surname
    , Telekom Slovenije & Ericsson Slovenija

  • »IoT platform for digital Slovenia«,
    Jurij Dolžan,
    Digital Slovenia, Ministry of Public Administration, Information society directorate 
  • »The Things Network Slovenia + LoRaWAN for nature conservation«,
    Luka Mustafa
    , UCL, IRNAS and TTN

Moderator & Workshop Lead:

  • Luka Mali, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Local/Regional The Things Network Community
18:00 - 22:00
Diner - Evening Networking and Socializing Event
(venue and details to be disclosed)

Day 2

19th June 2018
Time Session
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:30
IIoT – Industrial Internet of Things

With people in mind, how do we create digital workspace and implement the digital transformation with higher efficiency, customer satisfaction, social responsability and sustainable development on the long run?

Keynote Speech

  • »The Future of IoT: Driving the savings and profits in Industry«,
    Miroslav Iwachow
    , CEE Industrial Sector Technical Leader, IBM

  • »The Challenges Implementing IoT in the Industry«,
    Nataliya Popova,
    Industry Business Development for CIS Zone & Turkey, Schneider Electric (TBC)

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and Networking Break
11:00 - 12:30
Industrial IoT: Best practices and lessons learned

There is no »one size fits all« solutions when companies and organizations digitize their businesses. It's important to understand reasons, rationale and impacts of many different cases of digital solutions implemented to be able to easier, faster and more efficiently make your own steps. With this session you will have opportunity to better undesrtand differenet ways and elements of digital transformation. There will also strested the importance of human resources, planning, investments, culture and innovation as a general approach in different industrial segments from energy efficiency, logistics and supply chain managment to business intelligence, TCO and customer managment.

Panelists and Presenters:


  • »The insight in your data: Unleashing the value with business and artificial intelligence hand in hand«,
    Dejan Podgoršek,
    Software Channel Technical Leader, CEE at IBM Slovenija

  • »Meet your energy manager: The power of managing energy in your company«,
    Uroš Merljak,
    Schneider Electric
  • »Moving things on time, efficiently and with confidence: e-CRM and blockchain in transport, logistics and supply chain managament«,
    Igor Potočnik,
    CEO, Infotrans d.o.o.

  •  »Little Red Riding Hood and visibility in supply chain«,
    Matjaž Martini,
    Senior Consultant, GS1 Slovenija


12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & Networking Break
14:00 - 15:30
Smart habitats: Crowdsensing for Smart cities and smart communities

This Session is dedicated to a broad aspect of Smart cities and communities, Smart buidlings and home, efficient and sustainable mobility, social inclusion, healthy living and wellbeing, efficient waste, water and resource management. Not all and every technology is going to be benefitial for people in cities, villages and communities, but many used and applied properly will help to deliver value and improve quality of life. Learn about the opportunities and challenges through some best practices and case studies presented. There is a also a growing intiative of crowdsensing that takes advantage of actively engaging those who live, work, create, build and run cities and communities. Be proactive and participate in the final discussion.

Panelists and Presenters:

  • »Title«
    Željko Gudžulić
    , Head of Smart city Ljubljana (TBC)
  • »Smart Waste Management for Smart city & community«,
    Miha Gruden,
    Agitavit Solutions
  • »Crowdsensing: A Crowd Innovation for Smart cities and communities«
    Jure Lampe
    , CEO, Senlab & Crowdsensing platform
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee and Networking Break
16:00 - 17:30
Implementing the Digital Transformation with IoT: Lean as a Service?

Today most of the companies are transforming the way they manage operations, processes and production. The IIoT and digital transformation just only start at this point. During the Session best practices and case studies will show why and how companies can take advantage of the digital technolgies to achieve higher efficiency, optimize processes, improve customer experience and drive innovation. At the same time major challenges will be addressed, particularly related to the fast prototyping, efficient implementation, the cost of technology and total cost of ownership, scurity and identification, data protection and management, managing the HR and improving the process management.

Panelists and Presenters:

  • »FabLabs: The Fabrication Laboratories – faster and easier in digital world«
    Emilija Stojmenova, Head of FabLabs, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • »Title«
    Robert Krajnc, senior cunsultant, Rešitve Lean d.o.o.,
  • »Production Intelligence as the Driver of Digital Transformation«,
    Alexander Engles,
    CEO, Solopex
  • »Maintenance 4.0«,
    Janko Pavlović,
    CEO, DigitalWorx, Serbia

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