Main Stage

10:00

Registration

10:30

Forum Opening

10:35

Discussion: My data center in the cloud or the cloud in my data center?

  • Kim Lindfors, Business Manager, Exclusive Networks
  • Andrius Skuncikas, Country Manager Baltics, ‎Oracle
  • Jānis Avens, CIO, Latvenergo
  • Edijs Freivalds, IT Director, Lidosta Rīga

12:00

Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) as a Concept

  • Robin Crohn, Senior Sales Engineer, Splunk

12:30

Artificial intelligence and neural chains, tendencies in the field of artificial vision (LV)

  • Agnis Jakubovičs, CEO, Apply

13:00

Lunch break & Exhibition

14:30

Blockchain technology or digital paradigm shift?

  • Aleksejs Petrovs, CIO, Bitfury Group

15:00

Discussion: The Future of the Financial Sector

  • Dmitrijs Šarafutdinovs, CEO, Proact IT Latvia
  • Sanda Liepiņa, Chairman of the Board, ‎Association of Latvian Commercial Banks
  • Jevgēņijs Belezjaks, CEO, Latvian Leasing Association
  • Eduards Bezprozvanovs, CTO, Twino
  • Aleksejs Petrovs, CIO, Bitfury

16:30

Trends in alternative energy solutions

  • TBC

17:00

Forum Closing

10:25

Opening

  • Niklāvs Matusevičs, Moderator

10:30

IoT Networks Will Impact Innovation

  • Paul Cobos, Area VP - Western Europe, Actility

11:00

Every City Can Be Smart City

  • Marc Jadoul, Market Development Director, Internet of Things, Nokia

11:40

Buildings Get Smarter With IoT

  • Akshay Yadav, Product Manager for IoT and Digital Buildings, CISCO

12:15

Retail 4.0

  • Frank Üregi, Business Development Retail Systems, Bizerba

12:45

Retail IoT – Real Customer Engagement

  • Alan Kearney, Managing Director, GESAKY Interactive

13:00

Break and Exhibition

13:40

RUN FASTER THAN YOU THINK: Securing the future of national railway business – the case of SJ in Sweden

  • Patrik Boccara, Head of Product Specialists, Tele2 IoT

14:00

Digital Healthcare In A Connected Ecosystem

  • Juha Villanen, Business Development Manager, Health B2B, Garmin

14:40

Commercial Applications of Drone Technology Across Industry Sectors

  • Olegs Krutikovs, Co-founder, UAV Tools

15:40

Break and Exhibition

15:50

Optimization and Accuracy in Agriculture

  • Meit Jürgens, Precision Agriculture Consultant, Agri Con

16:10

IoT Security Challenges That We Face

  • Atis Straujums, Security Architect, whiteCryption

16:40

Liquid Way of Delivering IoT

  • Jānis Pētersons, IoT project manager, Accenture Liquid Studio Riga

Future Stage

10:30

Principles of Machine Learning

  • Aldis Ērglis, Processes Development Director, ELKO Group

– Current State
– Deep Learning
– Reinforcement Learning

11:10

eStepControl: Intelligent System Security Administrator

  • Dr. sc. ing. Vitālijs Zabiņako, Head of Scientific Research and Development Department, ABC Software

11:50

Break & Exhibition

12:10

Computer vision solutions for Smarter Cities and the transport industry

  • Kaspars Egliņš, Member of the Board, 4SmartStreets

12:50

AI today and tomorrow – a view on current KPMG AI solutions

  • Andris Aizpurietis, Head of Data & Analytics, KPMG Baltics

13:30

Break & Exhibition

14:30

Talking with Bots: Virtual assistants & Home assistants

  • Staņislavs Hiļčuks, Technology evangelist, Accenture

15:10

AI watching television

  • Agnis Jakubovičs, CEO, Apply

15:50

Break & Exhibition

16:10

Marketing AI assistant

  • Denis Lazarenkov, Founder & CEO, Smartsub

16:25

Cognitive computing systems for enterprises. Virtual assistants VS Expert systems

  • Andrii Rudchuk, Founder & CEO, Hala

16:40

CardioAI: Providing Deep Learning Technology to Healthcare

  • Dan Melnykov, COO, Cardio.ai

17:05

Computer vision and face recognition solutions for mass events

  • Dmitrijs Jemeļjanovs, CEO, Forward IT Consulting

10:30

Opening words by moderator

  • Kaspars Rekis, Board member, Latvian Blockchain Association

10:35

Running an ICO from A to Z. A case study of Publica.io

  • Antons Sapriko, COO, Publica.io

Starting your ICO – What is tokenization? Let’s brainstorm for your own ICO ideas to understand tokens and smart-contracts better.

Publica case – what is the problem we are solving for authors and self-publishing industry?

How to market your ICO? Team, advisors, podcasts, interviews, listings, community, paid traffic.

Results: market feedback, forum reactions, visitor count, subscribers, institutional investors reaction, presale results and feedback on first week of ICO. 

11:10

Digital Identification on blockchain: Problems & Solutions

  • Anatolijs Ressins, CEO, BlockVis

11:45

Break & Exhibition

12:05

Case study of Iconiq Lab

  • Sandris Murins, Co-founder, Iconiq Lab

12:40

Bitcoin business

  • Konstantins Vasilenko, COO, PayBis

13:15

All aspects of Mining – From home to data center

  • Mark Barkan, Founder, MB Media

13:35

Break & Exhibition

14:15

In blockchain, payments and trust, go well together like Tesla and Electricity

  • Justas Pikelis, Co-Founder, Monetha

Experience building one of the most promising payment technologies on the Ethereum network, it’s a new generation “PayPal” with a trust layer on top of it.

How “Monetha” raised 37 million US dollars in 18 minutes in ICO.

14:50

Monetizr’s journey on discovering blockchain and cryptocurrencies of being a crucial part of our business

  • Andris Merkulovs, CEO, Monetizr

How we went through 2 accelerators to build our product and how game developers demanded transparency in the transaction peace.

How we plan to collect user data and transaction information and why blockchain is important for that.

How we traveled to SF & LA to validate that important role of cryptocurrencies in the business that we are building.

How we got top advisors believing our vision and about the importance of the network while building the blockchain based universal game currency.

15:10

Banks of the future – how can blockchain and other disruptive technologies change banking sector

  • Mihails Skoblovs, Board Member & CFO, Forty Seven
  • Kristiāna Štauere, Lead Analyst & Technology Expert, Forty Seven
  • Morten Hansen, Head of Economics Department, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Forty Seven Bank project and vision. Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) – its challenges and opportunities. Forty Seven Bank products for individuals. Opportunities for businesses and developers.

Technologies in future banking sector – Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Biometrics, Application Programming Interfaces (API), Machine learning.

Traditional economics and finance – what does conservative generation think about new technologies and opportunities they provide.

15:50

Break & Exhibition

16:10

Exonum – the framework for private blockchains

  • Alex Shevchenko, Head of Exonum project, Bitfury Group

16:50

DigiPulse – the digital inheritance project

  • Normunds Kvilis, Co-Founder, DigiPulse

17:05

Pragmatist’s view – FinTech on Blockchain

  • Mārtiņš Liberts, Co-founder & CEO, Debitum Network

Open Stage

10:15

RIGA COMM 2017 Fair and Brokerage Event opening words

10:45

Horizon 2020 success stories and practical tips on preparing a proposal

ICT scout – Ģirts Smelters, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Participation in Horizon 2020 in viewpoint of scientific institution – Rihards Novickis, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science

Writing and submitting a proposal. Best practices – Iveta Reinholde, H2020 project evaluator

Hints and tips about writing a research proposal under the EU framework – Juan Ignacio Arribas, University of Valladolid (Spain)

Success and experience story of Latvian company “LETA” Ltd. – Guntis Bārzdiņš

Sucess story of getting funded in SME Instrument – Phase 1 and Phase 2 – Mārtiņš Šteinbergs, DiGas

Info:

From 14:00 – 17:00 near stage Face-2-Face meetings. Find new business and research partners.

13:00

My servers are in the cloud. My emails too. Why do I need an IT guy?

  • Ilja Livenson, Co-founder, Kratt.co

13:40

Secure collaboration in the cloud with Dropbox Business

  • Hans Liljedahl, Head of Nordic Baltic Channel Sales, Dropbox

Dropbox has the biggest platform for collaboration in world. Dropbox Business gives you control over users and documents, it integrates with Microsoft office 365 and more than 300.000 other apps like Adobe, Autodesk and Symantec. With features like SmartSync & Teamfolders users can easily access all their files in your Dropbox cloud, anywhere, anytime from any device. Dropbox Paper for sharing the best ideas in your virtual project team.

 

14:20

The future of mobile messaging in business

  • Guro Røed, Sales Director, LINK Mobility Group

15:00

Latvia – the space superpower (LV)

  • Pauls Irbins, head of "First 100 km in Space" mission

15:40

Open Government Data (LV)

  • Toms Ceļmillers, System Analyst, VARAM

16:10

What does GDPR mean for your business – prepare your company in 5 easy steps

  • Juha Sallinen, CEO & Founder, GDPR Tech

GDPR is changing your business

10:30

Breaking factors of the company’s development in the organization of work (LV)

  • Anna Krumholce, Executive Director, First Baltic Hubbard College of Administration

11:30

CEBIT: From Digital Trade Fair to Innovation Festival

  • Jutta Jakobi, Global Director ICT & Digital Business, Deutsche Messe

CEBIT is reinventing itself. In 2018, CEBIT will take place in summer for the first time ever – and not as a conventional trade fair, but rather an innovation festival for fans of all things digital. From 11–15 June in Hannover, visitors can expect a new tech event with conferences and networking in brand-new formats.

12:00

Effective Sales Management System (LV)

  • Vigants Lesausks, Business coach & Author

12:40

Defining your website goals and improving the design process using the LSP method (LV)

  • Linda Kimeiša, Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology moderator
  • Kristaps Bunts, CEO, SEM.LV

 

13:20

Next generation of modern workspace to unleash your business

  • Cedrik Leijon, Co-founder, Inphiz
  • Christoffer Berglund, Product Development Manager, Inphiz

14:00

Break & Exhibition

14:40

Digital skills, Digital teams, Digital management

  • Vladimirs Ivanovs, Chairman of the Board, ITSM Delivery

15:20

How Intelligent Is Your Building?

  • Alan Kearney, CEO, Dosapac Alliance

Intelligent buildings with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Building Management Systems (BMS) for hospitals, hotels and large commercial buildings.

16:00

Pure Storage. The Future of All Flash

  • Alexey Averin, Technical Director - Russia/CIS & Baltics, Pure Storage

16:30

Present technology investments for the future of your business

  • Vladimirs Kovalenko, CEO, Clouddesktop.me & Balticstorage.com

Digital Stage

10:40

Business development in the digital environment (LV)

  • Mārtiņš Kažemaks, CEO, Top Media
  • Gundars Grāpis, PPC Ads Specialist, Top Media

11:20

How to Find the Right Employee in a Digital Environment (LV)

  • Laura Annija Hausmane, Personnel and marketing specialist, Digital Journey

12:00

How to work effectively in the digital environment (LV)

  • Evita Brilte, Project manager, Digital Journey

12:40

100 different types of agencies (LV)

  • Anete Aramina, Director of Digital Projects, Initiative Latvia

13:20

Push in a new direction: an evolution of communication channels

  • Daniel Cipenuks, Head of Business Development, MaxTraffic

14:00

Google AdWords (LV)

  • Līga Strazdiņa, CEO, Triple20

14:40

Ad analytics or how to achieve higher sales results with website labeling (LV)

  • Krišjānis Zalcmanis, ‎Google AdWords Specialist, iMarketings.lv

15:20

Large business analytics with premium products – Google Analytics 360 (LV)

  • Jānis Birģelis, Head of Data, Infinitum 8

16:00

Programmatic advertising (LV)

  • Toms Panders, CEO, Setupad
  • Anete Briede, Campaign Manager, Setupad

16:40

Achieving Audience on LinkedIn and Twitter Using First-Party Data and Automation (LV)

  • Arnis Ozols, Manager, Httpool Baltics

17:10

Instagram Automation, Lead Generation & Business Growth

  • Edvards Rūdolfs Daniels, CEO, Influent
  • Gustavs Asaris, Marketing, Influent

10:40

Stage 0 – The Road to Purchase (LV)

  • Kristiāns Patmalnieks, ‎Digital marketing strategist, Infinitum 8

11:20

Stage 1 – Awarness: The first impression of the company in 5 seconds (LV)

  • Ieva Cimermane, Project manager, Inspired

12:00

Stage 1 – Awarness: How to run a successful Facebook ad on the first time? (LV)

  • Ralfs Goba, Facebook advertising specialist, Infinitum 8

12:40

Stage 2 – Interest: Website optimization moment of truth (LV)

  • Aigars Cepītis, SEO specialist, Creative Solution Group

13:20

Stage 3 – Consideration: The steps that will make an impulsive buyer become your regular buyer (LV)

  • Irbe Zolneroviča, Head of Digital Advertising Unit, Infinitum 8

14:00

Stage 4 – Purchase: Website Sales Force. How to train it? (LV)

  • Ivars Bandonis, CEO, Stratcom

14:40

Stage 5 – Retention: Email Marketing 10 Secrets (LV)

  • Andris Žīgurs, E-mail marketing specialist

15:40

Stage 6 – Advocacy: Get More With Less Content (LV)

  • Elīna Jurkāne, Content Marketing Manager, Infinitum 8

16:20

Stage 6 – Advocacy: Social Portal Trends (LV)

  • Laura Celmāra, Content specialist, Infinitum 8

1st Stage (Floor 2)

10:00

Registration

11:00

Introduction

  • Maxim Zubarev, Country Manager - Russia/CIS & Baltics, Pure Storage

About California-based enterprise data flash storage company – Pure Storage

11:15

General Pure

  • Alexey Averin, Technical Director - Russia/CIS & Baltics, Pure Storage

11:45

Baltics Storage introduction

  • Vladimirs Kovalenko, CEO, Clouddesktop.me & Balticstorage.com

12:15

Break and Exhibition

12:00

//m

  • Alexey Bogdanov, Systems Engineer - Russia/CIS & Baltics, Pure Storage

12:45

//mx

  • Aleksey Averin, Technical Director - Russia/CIS & Baltics, Pure Storage

13:10

FlashBlade

  • Alexey Bogdanov, Systems Engineer - Russia/CIS & Baltics, Pure Storage

13:30

Q&A session

10:40

Gamification: Playing your way to better engagement

  • Juris Zalāns, CEO, Benefits Latvia

11:20

Smart technology: boost employees productivity

  • Artūrs Bernovskis, CEO, Efectio

12:00

How a free tool got Adobe to swipe right on my prototype

  • Lee Chapman, Head of Customer Success, CakeHR

12:40

Break

13:00

Offline Technologies to Boost Collaboration

  • Olegs Nikitins, General Manager, coworking space Teikums

13:40

How to evaluate and reward multifunctional staff?

  • Anta Praņēviča, Survay Team Leader, Fontes

14:20

Team cooperation in your hand!

  • Gita Meldere, Partner, Lumina Learning

15:00

Productivity tech – the power of people analytics

  • Antra Asare, CEO, ENME

Other events

9 NOVEMBER

14:00 – 17:00   Brokerage Event: Find new business and research partners. Information and registration here.

 

10 NOVEMBER

10:00 – 18:00   ALSO University seminars:  Latest ICT products and services from ALSO Latvia

Speakers 2017

Future Stage

Andris Aizpurietis

Manager, Head of Data & Analytics KPMG Baltics
Main Stage

Juha Villanen

Business Development Manager Garmin Health EMEA
Main Stage

Andrius Skuncikas

Country Manager Baltics ‎Oracle
Main Stage

Marc Jadoul

Market Development Director Internet of Things Nokia
Main Stage

Patrik Boccara

Head of Product Specialists Tele2 IoT
Open Stage

Alan Kearney

CEO Dosapac Alliance
Future Stage

Alex Shevchenko

Head of Exonum project Bitfury Group
Main Stage

Eduards Bezprozvanovs

CTO Twino
Main Stage

Paul Cobos

Area VP - Western Europe Actility
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Maxim Zubarev

Country Manager - Russia/CIS & Baltics Pure Storage
Open Stage

Juha Sallinen

CEO & Founder GDPR Tech
Main Stage

Dmitrijs Šarafutdinovs

CEO Proact IT Latvia
Main Stage

Akshay Yadav

Product Manager for IoT and Digital Buildings Cisco
Future Stage

Dan Melnykov

COO XOresearch
Open Stage

Vigants Lesausks

Biznesa treneris, grāmatu autors Business coach & Author
Future Stage

Mihails Skoblovs

Board Member & CFO Forty Seven
Open Stage

Hans Liljedahl

Head of Nordic Channel Sales Dropbox
Main Stage

Frank Üregi

Business Development Retail Systems Bizerba
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Anta Praņēviča

Survay Team Leader Fontes
Digital Stage

Toms Panders

CEO Setupad
Main Stage

Meit Jürgens

Precision Agriculture Consultant Agri Con
Open Stage

Jutta Jakobi

Global Director ICT & Digital Business Deutsche Messe
Open Stage

Vladimirs Ivanovs

Chairman of the Board ITSM Delivery
Future Stage

Antons Sapriko

COO Publica.io
Future Stage

Aldis Erglis

Manager & Moderator Riga AI, Machine Learning and Bots
Open Stage

Guro Røed

Sales Director LINK Mobility Group
Future Stage

Mārtiņš Liberts

CEO Debitum Network
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Gita Meldere

Partner Lumina Learning
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Lee Chapman

Head of Customer Success CakeHR
Digital Stage

Arnis Ozols

Manager Httpool Baltics
Future Stage

Denis Lazarenkov

Founder & CEO Smartsub
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Vladimirs Kovalenko

CEO Clouddesktop.me & Balticstorage.com
Future Stage

Mark Barkan

Founder & CEO MB Media
Future Stage

Morten Hansen

Head of Economics Department Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Future Stage

Andrii Rudchuk

Founder & CEO Hala
Main Stage

Olegs Krutikovs

CEO UAV.tools
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Aleksei Bogdanov

Systems Engineer - Russia/CIS & Baltics Pure Storage
Main Stage

Edijs Freivalds

IT Director Riga International Airport
Main Stage

Robin Crohn

Senior Sales Engineer Splunk
Future Stage

Kaspars Reķis

Board member Latvian Blockchain Association
Future Stage

Dmitrijs Jemeļjanovs

CEO Forward IT Consulting
Open Stage

Mārtiņš Šteinbergs

DiGas
Main Stage

Kim Lindfors

Business Manager Exclusive Networks
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Juris Zalāns

CEO Benefits Latvia
Main Stage

Sanda Liepiņa

Chairman of the Board Association of Latvian Commercial Banks
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Alexey Averin

Technical Director - Russia/CIS & Baltics Pure Storage
Digital Stage

Sergejs Volvenkins

Head of Digital Department iMarketing Group
Open Stage

Cedrik Leijon

Co-Founder Inphiz
Main Stage

Jānis Pētersons

Project manager and evangelist Accenture Riga Liquid Studio
Digital Stage

Mārtiņš Kažemaks

CEO Top Media
Future Stage

Kristiāna Štauere

Lead Analyst & Technology Expert Forty Seven
1st Stage (Floor 2)

Olegs Nikitins

General Manager Teikums
Open Stage

Juan Ignacio Arribas

Associate Professor University of Valladolid
Digital Stage

Daniel Cipenuks

Head of Business Development MaxTraffic
Future Stage

Stanislavs Hilcuks

SME and technology evangelist Accenture Innovations studio
Open Stage

Christoffer Berglund

Product Development Manager Inphiz
Digital Stage

Elīna Jurkāne

Content Marketing Manager Infinitum 8
Digital Stage

Ivars Bandonis

CEO Stratcom
Digital Stage

Linda Kimeiša

Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology moderator
Future Stage

Kaspars Egliņš

Member of the Board 4SmartStreets
Future Stage

Normunds Kvilis

Co-Founder DigiPulse
Digital Stage

Edvards Rūdolfs Daniels

CEO Influent
Digital Stage

Anete Briede

Campaign Manager Setupad
Open Stage

Ģirts Smelters

Technology Scout LIAA
Digital Stage

Līga Strazdiņa

Digital Marketing Strategist Triple20
Digital Stage

Evita Brilte

Project Manager Digital Journey
Future Stage

Andris Merkulovs

CEO Monetizr
Open Stage

Toms Ceļmillers

System Analyst VARAM
Open Stage

Rihards Novickis

Electronics Engineer Institute of Electronics and Computer Science
Digital Stage

Gundars Grāpis

PPC Ads Specialist Top Media
Open Stage

Guntis Bārzdiņš

LETA
Future Stage

Dr. sc. ing. Vitālijs Zabiņako

Head of Scientific Research and Development Department ABC software
Digital Stage

Gustavs Asaris

Marketing Influent
Open Stage

Anna Krumholce

Executive Director First Baltic Hubbard College of Administration
Main Stage

Atis Straujums

Security Architect whiteCryption
Digital Stage

Jānis Birģelis

Google Analytics Specialist Infinitum 8
Digital Stage

Anete Aramina

Director of Digital Projects Initiative Latvia
Digital Stage

Laura Celmāra

Content Specialist Infinitum 8
Digital Stage

Ralfs Goba

Social Media Advertising Specialist Infinitum 8
Open Stage

Ilja Livenson

Co-Founder Kratt.co
Digital Stage

Ieva Cimermane

Project Manager Inspired
Open Stage

Iveta Reinholde

P roject evaluator H2020
Digital Stage

Kristiāns Patmalnieks

Digital Marketing Strategist Infinitum 8
Main Stage

Gatis Berzins

Precision Agriculture Consultant Agri Con
Digital Stage

Irbe Zolneroviča

Head of Digital Advertising Unit Infinitum 8
Digital Stage

Laura Hausmane

Personnel & Marketing Specialist Digital Journey
Digital Stage

Andris Žīgurs

Email Marketing Specialist
Digital Stage

Aigars Cepītis

SEO specialist Creative Solution Group
Future Stage

Sandris Murins

Co-Founder Iconiq Lab