Marjana Majerič
Deputy General Manager, Technology Park Ljubljana
Marjana Majerič, M.Sc., is a business strategy, business planning and financial management specialist. She shares her over 17 years of extensive business experience as a mentor and advisor in Technology Park Ljubljana SME community. She served as a Manager of Investment in Venture Capital Fund Horizonte Venture Management; as Deputy Director of the first Slovene private incubator; she was Director of loan department for SME's in Volksbank-Sberbank. She is honorary member of program council of Ljubljana University Incubator and former member of editorial committee for monthly magazine SLEVCA (Slovene Venture Capital Association), member of different committees for evaluation and approval of projects/companies in financing, rewording, etc. She has been awarded with U.S. government honorary award "Woman and Entrepreneurship".
Uroš Merljak
Channel Sales Manager, Schneider Electric Slovenia
Uroš finished studies of Telecommunication at University in Ljubljana. He started to work as a Programmer and Head of technical support department at Vabaco varovanje d.o.o. in 1994 and continued in 1997 has a sales engineer for Video and Multimedia systems in TSE d.o.o. He was a project leader, commercial manager and responsible for deployment of Quality system according to ISO9001. In 2012 he joined Schneider Electric as a sales engineer, continued as Retail division Manager, Partner business Team Leader and Partner business Manager. His current job incorporates almost all Schneider Electric portfolio, especially Low voltage equipment and Industry equipment. His vision is to position Schneider Electric as an innovative market leader in areas of Energy Efficiency, Mobility and IoT together with the whole Schneider Electric Slovenia team.
Dejan Podgoršek
Manager for Business Development & ISVs, SEE, IBM Slovenia
Dejan Podgoršek joined IBM in 1991 as AIX system engineer, then he took over HW sales and in year 2000 become IBM HW sales manager. In 2010 Dejan took international position and was leading the team in CEE for Growth Initiatives. 2013 joined IBM Developer Relations team and now he is leading the Business Development & ISVs in the SEE region. Part of the role is also leading IBM Innovation Center Ljubljana where the team can help you build, market and sell your solutions. You can use IBM Innovation Centers to port and test solutions, engage with IBM Watson IOT and other IBM cognitive solutions, Analytics, Cloud, .... close deals with your clients, collaborate with IBM, Business Partners, academic leaders, IT professionals and Outthink you Business.
Jure Lampe
CEO - SenLab
Jure Lampe is a serial entrepreneur. He is responsible for the development of many new business opportunities in six companies he has owned and managed since 1992. He has been involved in different projects as a developer, a researcher, a team leader and an advisor. His team holds some prominent awards, including “Bluetooth.org application of the month”, “Bluetooth.org CES finalist”, “Wearable Technology Show Winner” in SmartHome, “Finalist” in IoT category and two “AAL forum awards”. SenLab participates in several EU research projects with IoTool and IoChat solutions.
Jernej Adamič
Zenodys B.V. - Founder & CEO
Jernej Adamič is a founder and CEO of a startup company Zenodys, started in 2014 and he's engaged as a Business Strategist. He's an early adopter and IoT evangelist. Zenodys provides an Internet of Things Visual Platform for Industry 4.0. Jernej has been in product and business development for 15 years and has been running digital agency for the last 6 years. Between 2007 and 2015 he has been working as a general manager at Adnet d.o.o. and between 2012 and 2015 as a marketing advisor at Kabi d.o.o. In 1997 he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Ljubljana and in 2006 an MBA form University of Kansas.
Toby Ruckert
CEO - Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd.
Perpetual inventor, classical pianist, and serial entrepreneur Toby Ruckert is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Unified Inbox. With Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd., an intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) messaging platform company, Toby built an extensive network of global telecoms, ISPs and manufacturers for IoT, robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Passionate about startups, new business models and the future of communications, Toby is a popular speaker at global technology conferences on the topics of IoT, AI and other transformational technologies, as well as entrepreneurship, business philosophy and creating a culture of innovation.
Sanmit Ahuja
Chief Executive - ETI Dynamics Ltd, UK
Sanmit is the Founder and CEO of ETI Dynamics. He has over 20 years experience in a range of sectors including Technology, Media, Finance and Infrastructure. He is a major champion of sustainability and and is personally spearheading a number of technology commercialisation ventures. His core skills are infrastructure finance, technology commercialisation and developing high impact initiatives. Prior to founding ETI Dynamics, he was the head of investments for Commonwealth, a multilateral of 53 Commonwealth countries. He set up a number of venture and development finance vehicles for the organsiation. He is also a Board Member of Centre for Ganga River Basin Management & Studies (CGanga), a think-tank formally set up by Ministry of Water Resources (India) to aid the Government in implementation of the Ganga River Basin Management Plan. Sanmit is also the Vice Chairman of Oval Observer Foundation, a strategic engagement and an action platform for economic, social and political issues related to emerging markets and high growth nations. Sanmit holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from University of Pune, India and an MBA from London Business School.
Janko Pavlovic
CEO - Digital worx Serbia
Entrepreneur, engineer and inventor. Janko was born 1991st in Republic of Serbia. He was studing bachelor studies at the faculty of Electrical engineering (power engineering) in Belgrade, and graduated with an invention. It was a smart stove, saving aroung 50% of energy during the boilling process. Afterwards he was enrolled in master studies at the same faculty with the major ''Smart city'' which he succesfully finished with a new inovation so-called ''E-Lungs''. ''E-Lungs'' is a completely new type of hybrid vehicle. It's an electrical hybrid without batteries, first time in the hystory. Both inventions were succesfully competing and presenting on many world conferences and competitions. Right now Janko is an entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Serbian start-up ''digital worx''. Digital worx is focused on indistrial IoT at the global market. Next to it, on behalf of faculty of Electrical engineering he is enrolled in the smart EV infrastracture implementation in Serbia.
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