Day 1

23rd September 2020
on-line event

Digital Strategy: The Blueprint for your Future

Time Session
09:00 - 10:00
Welcome and opening session

9.00 - 9.10
Welcome Speech – Conference Host
Tomaž Vidonja, Living bits and things, CMO, Eurocon d.o.o.
9.10 - 9.30
Keynote Speech – Conference Chair
2010-2020: A decade of the IoT. What can we expect from the next decade?
Rob van Kranenburg
, NGI Forward & Founder IoT Council, Belgium (Download)
9.30 – 9.50
Keynote Speech
A Snapshot of the Digital Transformation Today
Jim Morrish,
Founding partner, Transforma Insights, UK
9.50 – 10.00
Q&A Session
Tomaž Vidonja, Living bits and things, CMO, Eurocon d.o.o.

10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break and networking on Virtual Platform
10:15 - 11:45
Digital Transformation for Sustainable Growth
The Impact and Outcome Driven Economy
Understanding the potential of IoT/IIoT, Blockchain/DLT, AI/ML and AR/VR –and other digital technologies empowers organizations and companies to effectively address the challenges of digital era. From cost optimization and new digital product developments to new business model(s) and additional revenues make the digital journey a completely new experience for companies. The customer experience, the workforce digital competences, and digitaly supported processes are fundamental to your digital culture, which drives your organization or company in the future.

10.15 - 10.30
Is it possible to democratize emerging technologies?
Francisco Maroto, CEO and founder, OIES Consulting, Spain
10.30 - 10.45
IoT data monetization use case analysis
Vincent Bultot, DataMatch Advisor, Databroker, Belgium (TBC)
10.45 – 11.00
IoT, Blockchain and AI together: Enabling the energy trading platform
Saša Kojić,
Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management, Danfoss
11.00 – 11.15
Web portal for Smart cities and communities: Connecting business and research
Sandi Gec,
PMiS and Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
11.15 – 11.30
Q & A – Open Interactive Session
Moderator: Matjaž Logar,
director, ICT Technology Network Cluster, Slovenia

11:30 - 11:45
Coffee Break and networking on Virtual Platform
11:45 - 13:00
Digital Transformation in Industry
From ideas and technology to final implementation
IIoT – Industrial Internet of Things, digital products and services in production / manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, wellbeing, supply chain management, industrial waste / water /energy management, etc.

11.45 - 12.05
Digital Transformation in SMEs – Keynote
Challenges of implementation of predictive maintenance solutions and how to overcome them
Piotr Beling, Director of Industry 4.0 – Digital Solutions, Spyrosoft, Poland
12.05 - 12.20
RPA - Digitizing task intensive jobs with the help of software robots
Aleš Brumen & Livija Selčan, TIS d.o.o., Slovenia
12.20 – 12.35
How AI – Artificial Intelligence works for the Industry?
Štefan Idzig, Strategy Consultant and IT Architect, IBM, Slovenia
12.35 – 12.50Q & A – Open Interactive Session
Moderator: Dejan Podgoršek,
IBM Slovenia

12:50 - 13:00
Coffee Break and networking on Virtual Platform
13:00 - 14:30
The Digital Factory: The Value and Impact of Digital Technologies
The Value and Impact of Digital Technologies
Digital technologies are considered only as a tool and means to help companies grow and to more efficiently manage business. Digital technologies like IoT/IIoT, AI/ML, blockchain/DLTs, smart contract, AR/VR and robots/RPA ease your access to your customers, make their experience positive, eliminate hard, manual and paper work from your processes, optimize your logistics and supply chain …

13.00 - 13.15
How companies can increase productivity by establishing transparent manufacturing proces
Klemen Peternel, CEO and founder, Kalmia d.o.o., Slovenia
13.15 - 13.30
AR - shifting the way of interacting with things around us
Robi Pritržnik, CEO & Founder, Foreach Labs d.o.o., Slovenia
13.30 - 13.45
Smart factory is dumb, the digital information makes you smart
Tomaž Bukovnik, VP Product and Business Development, RoboticsX GmbH, Germany/Slovenia
13.45 – 14.00
Q & A – Open Interactive Session
Jure Lampe, CEO & founder, Senlab d.o.o.
14.00 – 14.15
Day 1 – Closure: Open Discussion

Day 2

24th September 2020
on-line event

Digital Transformation: Securiy, Privacy and Social Impact

Time Session
09:00 - 10:45
Cyber Security, Data Protection and Privacy:
Preventing data breaches and making digital transformation a safe process
Number one concern in the companies when they start the digital transformation journey is cyber security. Either companies connect their machines, tools and shoopfloor equipment to IoT or MES production platform or they design and sell their connected and smart products globally, it's always a question: How safe we are? Are we going to be hacked? How technology can help to protect us and what measures to take?

09.00 - 09.15
Trust and Security in Internet of Things Software Lifecycles
Mirko Ross, CEO, Asvin GmbH, Germany
09.15 - 09.30
Digital ID and trust management: Value for your business
Michele Lavizzari, Chief International Development Officer, InfoCert S.p.A., Italy
09.30 - 09.45
Watching the hackers at work: opportunities and challenges
Urban Sedlar, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovenia
09.45 – 10.00
Audit trail as part of the GDPR and its authenticity
Tina Kraigher Mišič, Chief Legal Officer, InfoHiša, Slovenia
10.00 – 10.15
Cyber Security as a Managed Service
Simon Simčič, IT Solution Architect, SRC, Slovenia
10.15 – 10.45
Q & A – Open Interactive Session
Mirko Ross, CEO, Asvin GmbH, Germany

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee Break and networking on Virtual Platform
11:00 - 12:20
Digital Transformation: From support to best practices
From EU Digital Innovation Hubs to Digital Practices and Real Cases

In cooperation and endorsment of the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia - Central Region and Ministry of Public Affairs the Living Bits and Things event features the Digital Practice Excellence Program as an ecosystem of companies exchanging knowledge, best practices and lessons learned implementing digitalization and digital transformation. 

There is no »one solution fits all« when talking about a digital transformation. Also the digital transfromation is not a goal but a continous improvement of organisation, people, processes and business in general. It feels and looks like a journey with many places companies visit. It's all about learning and experience.

11.00 - 11.15
The future role and process of EDIH in Slovenia: What to expect from EU Digital Inovation Hubs?
Polona Jerina, Secretary, Ministry of Public Affairs, Slovenia
11.15 - 11.30
Elements of successful digital transformation implementation in industry with a use case in robotics
Borut Zrim, Project Manager and Head of External Relations, Pomurje Technology Park, Slovenia
11.30 – 11.45
Best Practice #1
IBO: A Manufacturing SME’s journey to become a digital solutions provider
Steven Pannell, IBO GmbH, Germany
11.45 – 12.00
Best Practice #2
"Let’s try to survive” – practical experience with digital transformation in production of digital material
Darko Toplak, CDO, V tisk d.o.o., Slovenia
12.00 – 12.20
Q & A – Open Interactive Session
Marjana Majerič, director, Chamber of Commerce, Central Slovenian Region

12:20 - 12:30
Coffee Break and networking on Virtual Platform
12:30 - 14:00
Digital Identities in Digital Era: The future of our reality in virtual world
Roundtable / Interactive Discussion
Not only connected things, devices, equipment, cars … will get digital identity, but also we, people will. It is very likely that also companies and organizations will get an unique Digital ID, which will be used for all the activities and transactions we now today and will develop in the future. Like shoping, billing and e-invoice payment, tax payments, order management, etc.

What are the technologies which enable the Digital Identity idea? This round table has an ambition to develop into an EU wide project and taking advantage of the trio EU presidency of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia to develop the digital ID in EU.

12.30 - 12.45
Introduction to Workshop/Discussion
Digital identities 1-on-1: The Challenges
Rob van Kranenburg, NGI Forward & Founder IoT Council, Belgium
12.45 - 14.00
Roundtable / Discussion:
  • Alenka Žužek Nemec, Ministry of Public Affairs, Slovenia
  • Emilija Stojmenova, EU project Carpe DIGEM and 4PDIH
  • Tanja Pavleska, Researcher, EU projects Digital Europe for All and SI-PASS 2.0, Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Matjaž Logar, director, Cluster ICT Technology Network Institute, Slovenia
  • Rob van Kranenburg, NGI Forward & Founder IoT Council, Belgium
  • Mantalena A. Kaili, Policy Advisor, CoFounder European Law Observatory on New Technologies - ELONTech, Greece
14:00 - 14:30
Day 2 and Event 2020 – Closure: Open Discussion
Rob van Kranenburg, NGI Forward & Founder IoT Council, Belgium
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