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Executive Stage

10:20

RIGA COMM Opening Ceremony

  • Viesturs Tīle, General Director, BT 1
  • Andris Breške, Manager, RIGA COMM
  • Kim Leandersson, CEO, Cognizant Latvia
  • Matīss Miezis, Head of Marketing & Business Development, TVNET
  • Juris Ducens, Chairman of the Board, Also Latvia

11:00

Creating Enterprise IoT Applications with Web Bluetooth

  • Martin Woolley, Developer Relations Manager, EMEA at Bluetooth SIG

11:30

How IoT and other Emerging Technologies can help improve your company’s productivity and bring new revenue streams

  • Aleksander Poniewierski, Global IoT Leader, Ernst & Young

12:00

Smart Chicken Farm

  • Kristaps Vergins, Project manager, dots.
  • Jevgenijs Modilevskis, Automation sales engineer, Klinkmann

12:30

Indoor location systems for Industry 4.0

  • Indrek Ruiso, CEO, Eliko

13:00

Break & Exhibition

13:40

Logistics 4.0. How it works in practice with Trans.eu?

  • Ege Ozsaygili, East & Eurasia Director, Trans.eu
  • Aneta Kilikeviciute, Business Development Manager, Trans.eu

14:10

The evolution of smart homes into autonomous homes

  • Erik Ackner, Director of Growth, Mercku

14:40

Smart Pedestrian Crosswalk

  • Mart Suurkask, CEO at Bercman Technologies AS

15:00

Creation of cloud platforms for distance use of lab equipment

  • Oleg Shvets, Virumaa Kollege of Tallinn University of Technology

15:30

Break & Exhibition

16:00

IoT for time attendance and tools registration

  • Dr. Albinas Bačiliūnas, CEO, Acoris

16:30

Mobile Network Signal Connectivity – 5G and Beyond – Vehcile, Building, M2M and Marine

  • Kevin Carter, Director of Business Development, SmoothTalker

We will discuss the expansion and versatility of high speed mobile networks that will soon take a bigger part of the wi-fi and satellite market. With increased 5G speeds and Mobile Network Signal Amplifiers, we will be able to rely on Mobile Networks for almost all of our immediate communication needs.

17:00

5G Techritory: Technology booster for Baltic Sea Region

  • Neils Kalniņš, Business Development, Electronic Communications Office of Latvia

10:30

A New Era in Finances

  • Ģirts Bērziņš, Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation, Digital Banking, Swedbank Group

10:37

Challenges for small banks in introducing new innovations

  • Jānis Osis, Head of Digital Channel Development, Baltic International Bank

10:44

Open Banking: Trends and New Opportunities For Customers

  • Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Head of E- Business Devison, Bank Citadele

10:51

The new paradigm in data ownership and its implications on customers, merchants, public sector, and banks

  • Jānis Dirveiks, Chief Product Owner, SEB Open Banking, SEB

10:58

Finance Latvia Association. Open Banking – present and the future. What’s Next?

  • Ģirts Bērziņš, Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation, Digital Banking, Swedbank
  • Jānis Osis, Head of Digital Channel Development, Baltic International Bank
  • Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Head of E- Business Devison, Bank Citadele
  • Jānis Dirveiks, Chief Product Owner, SEB Open Banking, SEB
  • Valdis Bergs, Chairman Of The Board, Mobilly

11:30

Embedded banking – the next wave of the digital transformation of the banking industry

  • Daria Dubinina, Founder & CEO, Crassula

12:00

UX and Design Thinking in Fintech

  • Alberts Pumpurs, CCO, UXDA

12:30

Break & Exhibition

13:10

Two ways to succeed in fintech

  • Liudas Kanapienis, CEO, Ondato

13:40

Secure and convenient authorization solutions for advanced fintech services

  • Sanita Meijere, Country Manager, Latvia, Smart-ID

14:10

Payment Card Issuance with Wallester

  • Ineta Ofmane, Head of Product, Wallester

14:40

Electronic signing – a must for a modern organisation

  • Edgars Stafeckis, Partner, Digital Mind

15:10

Break & Exhibition

15:30

Trust as a Commodity

  • Zennan Green, Global Marketing Manager, International Business, Glory

16:00

Forbes discussion: Fintech vs Classical Banking – risks and opportunities

  • Alina Lastovska, Chief Editor, Forbes Latvija
  • Vladislavs Mironovs, Board Member, Citadele bank
  • Irina Velkova, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton UK
  • Dmitrijs Cimbers, Director & Founder, Dyninno Fintech
  • Mārtiņš Bondars, Chairman of the Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee, Saeima

Future Stage

11:00

Business Decision Automation

  • Aldis Ērglis, Machine Learning lab lead, Emergn

11:30

Reinventing Enterprise UX

  • Jasmin Weimueller, Data Scientist, SAP

Shaping the future of your work

12:10

Intelligent digital transformation

  • Kristaps Banga, Innovation Lead, Accenture

12:40

AI in Medicine: How AI can help doctors and patients? And why it is not that easy…

  • Antons Mislevičs, Head of AI / Machine Learning, C.T.Co

13:10

Break & Exhibition

13:50

Organizational network analysis

  • Muntis Rudzītis, Lead Machine Learning Developer, Emergn / LU

14:20

Predictive analytics

  • Andzelika Zaharova, Director of Business Planning and Analysis Department, Tet
  • Staņislavs Davidovičš, Data scientist and team leader, Tet

14:50

Business process mining

  • Irina Sitova, Business Analyst, Emergn / RTU

15:20

AS Latvenergo: Going beyond pre-defined models with Machine learning

  • Kārlis Vītols, CEO, Scandic Fusion
  • Ģirts Vikmanis, Head of Data Warehouse and System Integration Department, Latvenergo

15:50

Break & Exhibition

16:10

Cloud intelligence for modern business

  • Aigars Mačiņs, Technical Product Manager

16:40

AI-enabled Credit Decisioning

  • Veronika Plotņikova, Head of Analytics & AI Delivery and Service, Swedbank

10:50

Riga TechGirls Community

  • Anna Andersone, Chief Empowerment Officer, Riga TechGirls

11:00

Taking Inclusion and Diversity to the Next Level

  • Debbie Forster, CEO, Tech Talent Charter

11:30

How to Break a Glass Ceiling and Become a Mighty Woman in ICT?

  • Eglė Čiuoderienė, Business Development Executive, Baltic Amadeus

12:00

10 habits that take your career in tech to new heights

  • Triin Mahlakõiv, Co-founder, North Star AI

12:30

How to win the heart and mind of tech organisation

  • Valerija Makijenko, Product development manager, Visma

13:00

Break & Exhibition

13:40

Career in Data Science: why I want to be here

  • Elizaveta Lebedeva, Data Scientist, Bolt

14:10

Can women succeed in tech? My story

  • Līga Krūmiņa, CTO, Tele2 Latvia

14:40

Blockchain: from Brazilian rainforests to the Silicon Valley

  • Barbara Schorchit, Founder, Genecoin - Blockchain for Biodiversity

15:10

Break & Exhibition

15:30

Women in Tech

  • Berit Svendsen, EVP International Business, Vipps

16:00

From programming to Hi-Tech Parks

  • Agate Ambulte, Advisor on IT and Smart Digital Solutions, Liepaja Municipality

16:30

Building Sorry as a Service: Journey from hackathon to exit

  • Sabīne Pole, Co-Founder, Sorry as a Service

TVNET Digital Marketing Stage

10:40

Creating a multichannel marketing automation experience that your customers will love

  • Jānis Karāns, Co-founder of Bregards
  • Faruk Aydin, Sales Director at ExpertSender

11:10

The only thing that can increase the impact of your B2B marketing

  • Andrejs Juščenko, Co-founder of IBD Consulting

11:40

Blockchain Beyond the Hype: How Brands Can Benefit from Transparency & Trust

  • Natalie Kirkoroglu, Senior Solutions Engineer, Oracle

12:10

Creating your digital footprint in China

  • Vladimir Jelov, Enterprise Sales Manager, CITIC Telecom CPC

12:40

Break & Exhibition

13:20

Personalizācija mārketingā / e-komercijā lojalitātes un konversiju palielināšanai

  • Kristiāns Patmalnieks, “Infinitum Agency” vecākais stratēģis, pārdošanas nodaļas vadītājs

13:50

3 soļi veiksmīgam eksportam (rīki, check list, ienākšanas stratēģijas)

  • Sergejs Volvenkins, “iMarketings” digitālās nodaļas vadītājs

14:10

Ekomercija: 5 veidi, kā uzlabot Revenue un ROI Jūsu interneta veikalam

  • Sergejs Volvenkins, “iMarketings” digitālās nodaļas vadītājs

14:40

TVNET diskusija: Medijs kā bizness Baltijas valstīs

  • Matīss Miezis, “TVNET” mārketinga un biznesa attīstības vadītājs
  • Māris Naglis, “Dentsu Aegis Network Latvia” vadītājs
  • Māris Krasņikovs, “adQuota” vadītājs
  • Sniedzīte Vilmane, Digitālo biznesu konsultante
  • Mārtiņš Daugulis, “TVNET” žurnālists, ārštata padomnikes Ministru prezidenta birojā

15:20

Break & Exhibition

15:50

Galvenie rādītāji DM kampaņu analīzē mazām un lielām kampaņām

  • Irbe Katrīna Zolneroviča, “Infinitum Agency” digitālās reklāmas nodaļas vadītāja

16:20

Kā Latvijas e-komercijas uzņēmumam nopelnīt miljonu jeb datu integrācijas un analīzes nepārvērtējamā nozīme

  • Gundars Grāpis, “ToP Media” PPC reklāmas speciālists
  • Kristers Puķītis, “Top Media” mārketinga datu specialists

16:50

Pēc GDPR un pirms E-privacy: Kā mainās Digitālais Mārketings?

  • Aigars Armanovs, “MarketMeNow” vadītājs

17:20

GDPR – 10 things to do now!

  • Juha Sallinen, CEO & Founder, GDPR Tech

10:20

10 content marketing experiments to start with on a small budget

  • Julia Gifford, Co-Founder, TrueSix

10:50

How to succeed with marketing automation in B2B?

  • Rolands Ozoliņš, International Business Development Consultant, IBD Consulting

11:20

Sociālo mediju mārketings bērnu auditorijai

  • Dāvis Braučs, “Prospero” sociālo mediju nodaļas vadītājs

11:50

Inteliģentā mājaslapa – efektīvs mārketinga uzlabojums nelieliem uzņēmumiem

  • Aigars Lazdāns, “Latvijas Tālrunis” vadītājs
  • Jānis Ločmelis, “Latvijas Tālrunis” R&D vadītājs
  • Artūrs Laukmanis, “Latvijas Tālrunis” web izstrādes nodaļas vadītājs

12:20

Break & Exhibition

13:00

Kā pielāgot mārketinga stratēģiju e-komercijas vides izmaiņām un iespējām?

  • Andis Stafeckis, “Infinitum Agency”, vadītājs

13:30

Kā veiksmīgi uzsākt biznesu Eiropas valstīs, izmantojot digitālo mārketingu?

  • Nataļja Palatina, “Realweb Latvia” PR projektu vadītāja

14:00

Kā Latvijas e-komercijas uzņēmumam nezaudēt miljonu, akli investējot naudu, jeb eksporta tirgu un konkurentu izpēte, izmantojot digitālās tehnoloģijas

  • Santa Marija Meirāne, “Top Media” mārketinga vadītāja

14:30

PR for the Baltic startup in 2020: Why your startup should adopt international PR practices?

  • Julija Jegorova, Founder, Black Unicorn PR

15:00

Break & Exhibition

King Coffee Service raffle

15:30

SMARTPHONE POTENTIAL – for content creation

  • Roberts Klēpis, Founder, Sociālo Tīklu Māja

15:50

Tavs IG profils = uzņēmuma digitālā vizītkarte

  • Sindija Bokāne, “CINDY MEDIA” vadītāja

16:10

Diskusija: Kas ir influenceris? Tā ir profesija, statuss vai papildus kanāls reklāmai?

  • Agnija Grigule, “Honeymoon High” dibinātāja un radošā direktore
  • Deniss Ševeļovs, “Golin Riga” influenceru attiecību projektu vadītājs
  • Jānis Krīvēns, Podkāsts "Pēdējā Pilīte" producents un vadītājs
  • Mārtiņš Pavasaris, moderators

ALSO Stage

11:00

How to technology’s of HR make life easier

  • Bruno Rejs Corns, HRM Product marketing manager, Visma Enterprise

How can technology make HR work easier? How can technology help you find the right employees and discover their talents? How to use less paper? You will find out all of this and more during my speech.

11:30

How to Establish A Culture Of Employee Engagement through gamification?

  • Juris Zalāns, CEO, Benefits Latvia

Previously, companies used things like sales bells, whiteboards, an employee of the month trophies, plaques and other things to motivate their workforce. The major downside was that it was hard to bring together separated offices and it was also a lot harder to find out the actual ROI of HR & employee motivation investmets since there was a lack of workforce analytics? . No wonder it was very hard to build a culture in a single cohesive manner.

So what has changed in the last decade and what are the future trends of employee engagement?

12:00

Avoid Expensive Recruitment Errors

  • Gita Meldere, Human Potential & Leadership Behaviour & Teaming Partner, Lumina Learning

12:30

HR in the Data Era: 3 Ways HR Can Build Great Analytics Capability

  • Einārs Garoza, Data and Finance Analyst, Squalio Group

A number of companies today emphasize that employees are their most valuable asset, but how much we actually know about employees’ lives in the company. Are we attracting the right staff? How much does a lost employee cost? Are employees productive? How much do employees collaborate? Is it meaningful? Let’s see how data analytics can help us manage our staff in the 21st century.

13:00

Break & Exhibition

13:40

What’s your next step in your transformation journey to and beyond the cloud

  • Sven Hultin, Group Advisory, Engagement & Storytelling, Zalaris ASA

14:10

How to achieve paperless HR?

  • Søren Hammer Pedersen, Country director, Sympa

How e-signature, API and digital workflows can help you to achieve paperless HR, so that your organisation can focus on what’s most important – the people.

14:40

Digital HR implementation project road map

  • Liesma Rijniece, HR Digital Transformation Ambassador, Squalio Group

15:10

Programming is not a rocket science – upgrade yourself or your staff in few months

  • Jonas Bačinskas, Regional Manager, Software Development Academy

15:40

Mythbusting the headlines: what’s really up with office design

  • Olegs Nikitins, Consultant, Nikitins Workplace Strategy

Reading the workplace-related headlines can be overwhelming. “Open plan offices linked to productivity”, “Hidden hell of hot-desking”, “Future of work is remote”… Making decisions solely on such “educational” content can leave the company blindsighted when strategizing workplace redesign. In this keynote Oleg will address the issues related to the prevalent discourse and compare such click-baits to peer-reviewed research.

16:10

Agile 4 HR – trends, challenges, solutions

  • Tarass Pasečņiks, Co-Founder & COO, ITSM Delivery

Agile has changed the rules of the game of work by revealing creativity, diversity, self-organization. The concept of work has evolved placing people in the centre of this new system.

Agile has never been a methodology nor a process, it’s mindset, a culture. So far corporate culture always have been in hands of HR, so it’s time to “hack” the old way of doing things.

New generations are joining the job force and on top of traditional pay benefits they demand purpose, autonomy, mastery… what HR can do to provide this new standard of motivation?

10:30

Inovācijas, kas rada vērtības

  • Juris Ducens, Chairman of the Board, ALSO Latvia

10:45

Collaboration from Cloud

  • Sami Laaksonen, Technical Solution Architect, Cisco

11:15

Driving purposeful innovation and transformational change through the IBM Garage method

  • Dr. Guenter Scholz, Garage Principal Leader for Europe, IBM

11:30

The current state of intelligent automation and Digital Labor – an IBM viewpoint

  • Chris den Hoedt, European Sales Manager Digital Business Automation, IBM

12:00

Mākslīgā intelekta risinājumi

  • Edgars Starķis, "dots." korporatīvo klientu grupas vadītājs

12:30

Logitech meeting room solutions

  • Nerimantas Krisciunas, Sales Executive for Baltic region, Logitech

13:00

Bailes no tehnoloģijām kā ierobežojošais faktors biznesa izaugsmei

  • Artjoms Krūmiņš, European Partner manager, ALSO Latvia

13:30

Disaster recovery can be fun!

  • Tomasz Turek, Systems Engineer, Veeam

14:00

Break & Exhibition

14:30

Everything can be hacked. Now what?

  • Kārlis Bergmanis, ESET Technology Consultant, NOD Baltic

15:00

AI powered ERP: how it may change your business

  • Zilvinas Suliauskas, Sales and Partner Manager, HansaWorld

15:30

Data flows of the future – 5G, SDWAN and Augmented reality

  • Vladimir Jelov, Enterprise Sales Manager, CITIC Telecom CPC

Cognizant Future of Work Stage

11:00

From/To: Everything you wanted to know about the future of your work but were afraid to ask

  • Aleksandrs Radčenko, CRM & Digital department head, Cognizant Latvia

Futures are always a reaction to the present; tomorrow is always a judgment on today. By training a microscope on how we work now, we can try to figure out how we’re going to work when this day is done. Though the future of work will always be in the future, the future of your work has never been closer. The rise of robots, machine intelligence, distributed ledgers, quantum physics, “gig” labor, the unexaggerated death of privacy, a world eaten alive by software — all these trends point to a new world that’s shaping up quite differently from anything we’ve ever seen, or worked in, before.

11:30

Building the skills bridge to the working world of the future

  • Iain McCluskey, Partner, PwC

The world is changing quickly, and with it business is being constantly disrupted.  As technology, especially AI, continues to replace human labour, concern is rising amongst workforces about their working future.  Are we facing a workforce and society crisis, with large numbers of unemployable people and a diminishing number of jobs? What the role of business is in supporting workforce transformation, and building a skills bridge from those skills relevant today to those for the workplace of tomorrow – ensuring your business can succeed in the future working world?

12:30

Break & Exhibition

13:30

Emotional Intelligence – The Secret to Leadership Success

  • Marko Lepik, Mindfulness Coach, SIY Certified Teacher, Founder, EQversity.com

Emotional Intelligence, EQ or EI, is one of the top skills expected of an effective modern leader. According to research, with IQ and other traits being equal, EQ accounts up to 90% of star performance. Leaders with high EQ understand, use and manage emotions to guide to thinking, behavior and decision making in ways that benefit themselves and those around. The good news is, like any other mental skill, it can be trained. To get a taste of the field, we will be looking at introductory concepts from the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence program developed at Google under the name SIY by leading experts in neuroscience, business and psychology.

14:00

Why attentive team members are the most important resource?

  • Sandra Krisberga-Sinigoi, Founder, Illume /, PhD researcher, Cranfield University (UK)

There are no completed things; there are only things in making (James, 1909). World around us is rapidly evolving and becoming more complex. As a consequence, organisations apply into new methods of working in dynamic teams, and Agile is one of those. But, is it enough? Do team members matter? An experimental research recently conducted and its indicative results suggest that teams of people with higher level of mindfulness do perform better and deliver better results. Yet, I avoid using term “mindfulness”, as it instantly is being associated with meditation. Of course, meditation might be a way to it, yet there is more into it. Thus, in my presentation I would like to speak about awareness / attentiveness at modern working place, how it leads to creativity and improved performance. Most importantly will suggest ways how everyone can improve attentiveness in simple and… enjoyable ways.

14:30

The Freelance Revolution: why freelancing is the future of work

  • Andris Akmentins, Senior project manager, Toptal

The rise of technology has enabled more people to create their life around their work. A ‘life-first’ attitude is prevalent among millennials and this is quickly impacting all generations as human beings seek to have a fulfilled life, not a ‘work-filled life’. Firms such as Upwork, Freelancer and others are growing at exponential rates as more freelancers join and book projects. Moreover more and more business are looking at building long-term relationships with freelancers who serve as integral and trusted member of in-house teams. Within the next five years, it is predicted that the global workforce will comprise nearly 50% freelancers.

15:00

How much past is in your future place of work?

  • Ivo Peksens, Agile Coach, Cognizant Latvia

In USA, 18 years ago 17 people were able to agree on 12 Agile principles in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Principle #12 states: “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly”. In USA, 9 yeas ago the Agile Coaching Institute was founded which created a fundament for the new, emerging profession – Agile Coaching. Reflecting back on your business – How many times since 2001 have you or your team adjusted the behavior to make the work more effective? In this short talk I want to cover the topic of behavior and how it impacts the results we are trying to reach together and what is that we, Agile Coaches should be focusing on inside the complex human (still) organizations.

15:30

Happy workplace with biohacking tools

  • Artūrs Bernovskis, Founder, employee productivity platform Efectio.com

In the new era of industrialization, companies are automating their daily routine, which is why the role of employees in the company is changing. Technology replaces people in many places, but it also creates new jobs and jobs where new skills and the work environment play a huge role. For a company to compete in the labor market today, it needs to create a happy job for every employee. Creating a happy workplace with biohacking tools is a prerequisite for successful long-term collaboration between the company and the employee.

16:00

A data-driven approach to optimizing individual workplace performance

  • Boomer Anderson, Partner and Performance Advisor, Decoding Superhuman

Technology now provides ways for you to identify your most productive time, your unique sleep needs, and even what food is best for you. Knowing this, why do we still wrestle with failed diets, esoteric sleep strategies, and unnecessary supplements? The convergence of health and performance allows us to amplify your productivity. Learn the steps needed to personalize your performance.

16:30

Leadership for Digital Transformation

  • Andre Nitzschman, Deputy head of study programme Virtual Reality and Smart Technologies, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
Individual values and goals are the salt and pepper for a qualitative human centric digital transformation.

11:00

How to stay ahead of AI and automation?

  • Anta Praņēviča, Member of the Board & Head of Research Group, Fontes

Technological advances, government policies, and employee expectations are reshaping what we know as work, while the pace of change continues to accelerate. As artificial intelligence (AI) and automation infuse into everyday life, the opportunities for how people will work and live are significant. But how do we stay ahead? In an age defined by the intersection of artificial and human intelligence, it is more vital than ever that we focus on achieving an equitable, productive, and sustainable future for all. Some of the answers are provided in the Mercer Talents Trend 2019 study. Insights of the report will be provided as well as trends in Latvia will be highlighted. Which of global trends we already feel, which we are most likely going to feel in near future?

11:30

What does the workplace of the future look like?

  • Alina Dolmate, Head of Workplace Strategy & Solutions, Krassky

A study from the University of Edinburgh shows that “office workers spend more time sitting than retirees”, which significantly affects people’s well-being and undermines productivity. In the office of the new generation, the employer is brought to the forefront. Let’s talk about the changing work environment trends, office ergonomics, and investment that definitely pays off.

12:00

Authenticity and the power of personality today

  • Linda Saulīte, Leadership Coach and Head, Media Agency VIZEUM

Development Experts mention the authenticity of the 21st century leader as the core competence in the TOP 10 of competencies – the gold standard in effective leadership. What does it mean for authentic leadership? What are the key aspects and benefits of authentic leadership? Why authentic leadership and empathy is defined as one of the most valuable managerial skills today in the technology age? The strength of our authenticity is our personality – our falls, values, abilities, talents, created for you and others. It is not always easy and it requires courage. How to talk to yourself and understand your own values, what is truly important and real. How to understand your strengths and development needs. How to develop courage not to be perfect and why mistakes are needed to make a successful professional and personal development.

12:30

Break & Exhibition

13:30

Diversity & Inclusion – Keys to Innovation Economy

  • Tatjana Riblova, Business Development Manager, Cognizant Latvia

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is a term that has been popularized in recent years, especially when it comes to attracting top talent in the market. Is it just another trend that will eventually face its downwards slope, or are we standing for Diversity & Inclusion for real? And most importantly, what actual business value can it bring to your enterprise?

Tatjana recently spent 3 months in California, the famous Silicon Valley, where she explored all the most popular tech companies on this planet. Join her presentation to find out the latest insights from the motherland of most successful tech companies, what is hidden behind it and how it will affect the innovation economy and future of work itself.

14:00

How speaking less and listening more can improve communication and decrease negative emotions at the workplace?

  • Ēvalds Urtāns, AI researcher & Co-founder, Asya

Words have the power to harm or heal, to inspire or criticize. Mindful communication is about being aware of the choices we are making and of our thinking and reasoning. It’s about developing strong listening skills that lead to empathy and improving the structure of our thoughts to say things with simplicity. It’s also about being in control of our emotions and using them in a thoughtful way. As a result, every word has more impact on our own lives and on the people we talk to. As we grow in the art of mindful communication we become more charismatic and develop great success with people in our daily lives and at work. At asya.ai we are building AI that understands emotional intelligence, helps to develop communication skills in face-to-face conversations, and helps to develop better relationships in real life.

14:30

Robots will not take your job away, if you get better at it

  • Diāna Lāce, Director, Overkill Ventures Investment

The rapid evolution of machines and algorithms in the workplace could create 133 million new roles over the next five years. How will business and government leaders need to rethink their approach to talent management and development to ensure a positive future for all?

15:00

4 challenges to overcome for a bright future of HR

  • Marta Kāle, Employer Branding expert, ERDA

Worldwide trends in HR talk a lot about employee focus, people analytics and speed. All these trends predict bright future for HR – increased power in the workplace and ability to change and improve employee wellbeing. Are companies in Latvia moving in the same direction? Recent HR Benchmark research performed by ERDA have revealed that to succeed companies in Latvia would still need to overcome four remarkable challenges.

15:30

Courage to create technologies at any age

  • Linda Sinka, Co-founder, Learn IT

Other events

10 OCTOBER

Conference Room No 1:

10:00 – 14:00   NB-IoT networks as an effective solution for the Internet of Things. Joint technical seminar of HW manufacturer, mobile operators and IoT developers. Organized by Nostris

Working language: English

Registration here.

 

18:30 – 21:00   Women in Tech pre-conference networking. Organized by Riga TechGirls and British Embassy Riga.

Location: Swedbank central building, DoBe Co-working space on 5th floor

Information and registration here.

 

11 OCTOBER

Conference Room No 3:

13:30 – 15:00   Latvijas Tālrunis Workshop “Google My Business profils – no vizītkartes līdz virtuālam ofisam”

Working language: Latvian

Registration here.

Speakers 2019

Executive Stage

Vladislavs Mironovs

Board Member Bank Citadele
Executive Stage

Jevgenijs Modilevskis

Automation sales engineer Klinkmann
TVNET Digital Marketing Stage

Sniedzīte Vilmane

Digitālo biznesu konsultante
TVNET Digital Marketing Stage

Māris Naglis

Vadītājs Dentsu Aegis Network Latvia
Cognizant Future of Work Stage

Andre Nitzschman

Deputy head of study programme Virtual Reality and Smart Technologies Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
ALSO Stage

Dr. Guenter Scholz

Garage Principal Leader for Europe IBM
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Natalie Kirkoroglu

Senior Solutions Engineer Oracle
Executive Stage

Edgars Stafeckis

Partner Digital Mind AS
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Barbara Schorchit

Founder Genecoin - Blockchain for Biodiversity
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Kevin Carter

Director of Business Development SmoothTalker
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Līga Krūmiņa

CTO Tele2 Latvia
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Ege Ozsaygili

East and Eurasia Director Trans.eu
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Valerija Makijenko

Product development manager Visma
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Ineta Ofmane

Head of Product Wallester AS
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Aneta Kilikeviciute

Business Development Manager Trans.eu

Tomasz Turek

Systems Engineer Veeam
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Triin Mahlakõiv

Co-founder North Star AI
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Agate Ambulte

Advisor IT and Smart Digital Solutions
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Oleg Shvets

Virumaa Kollege of Tallinn University of Technology
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Artūrs Laukmanis

Web izstrādes nodaļas vadītājs Latvijas Tālrunis
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Dr. Albinas Bačiliūnas

CEO Acoris
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Deniss Ševeļovs

Influenceru attiecību projektu vadītājs Golin Riga
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Sami Laaksonen

Technical Solution Architect Cisco
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Kristers Puķītis

Mārketinga datu speciālists TopMedia
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Berit Svendsen

EVP International Business Vipps
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Martin Woolley

Developer Relations Manager, EMEA Bluetooth SIG
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Aldis Ērglis

Machine Learning lab lead Emergn
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Zennan Green

Global Marketing Manager, International Business Glory
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Debbie Forster

CEO Tech Talent Charter
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Jasmin Weimueller

Data Scientist SAP
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Eglė Čiuoderienė

Business Development Executive Baltic Amadeus
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Kristaps Banga

Innovation Lead Accenture
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Elizaveta Lebedeva

Data Scientist Bolt
Executive Stage

Liudas Kanapienis

CEO Ondato
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Mart Suurkask

CEO Bercman Technologies AS
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Chris den Hoedt

European Sales Manager Digital Business Automation IBM
Future Stage

Muntis Rudzītis

Lead Machine Learning Developer Emergn / LU
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Aigars Mačiņs

Technical Product Manager
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Sanita Meijere

Country Manager, Latvia Smart-ID
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Antons Mislevičs

Head of AI / Machine Learning C.T.Co
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Vladimir Jelov

Enterprise Sales Manager CITIC Telecom CPC
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Irina Sitova

Business Analyst Emergn / RTU

Artjoms Krūmiņš

Eiropas partneru vadītājs ALSO Latvia
Executive Stage

Aleksander Poniewierski

Global IoT Leader Ernst & Young
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Daria Dubinina

Founder & CEO Crassula
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Erik Ackner

Director of Growth Mercku

Faruk Aydin

Sales Director ExpertSender
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Andis Stafeckis

vadītājs “Infinitum Agency”
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Kristiāns Patmalnieks

vecākais stratēģis, pārdošanas nodaļas vadītājs Infinitum Agency
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Santa Marija Meirāne

mārketinga vadītāja Top Media
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Kristaps Vergins

Project manager Dots
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Jānis Ločmelis

vadītājs “Latvijas Tālrunis” R&D Manager

Aigars Armanovs

“MarketMeNow” vadītājs MarketMeNow
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James Halberstadt

Managing Director Europe CITIC Telecom CPC
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Andrejs Juščenko

Co-founder of IBD Consulting
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Nataļja Palatina

PR projektu vadītāja Realweb Latvia
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Dāvis Braučs

“Prospero” sociālo mediju nodaļas vadītājs
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Marko Lepik

Mindfulness Coach, SIY Certified Teacher Founder of EQversity.com
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Zilvinas Suliauskas

Sales and Partner Manager HansaWorld
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Linda Saulīte

Leadership Coach and Head Media Agency VIZEUM
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Liesma Rijniece

HR Digitalisation Ambassador SQUALIO GROUP
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Boomer Anderson

Partner and Performance Advisor Decoding Superhuman
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Sandra Krisberga-Sinigoi

, Founder, Illume / PhD researcher Cranfield University (UK)
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Diāna Lāce

Director Overkill Ventures Investment
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Anta Praņēviča

Member of the Board & Head of Research Group Fontes
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Sven Hultin

Group Advisory, Engagement & Storytelling Zalaris ASA
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Søren Hammer Pedersen

Country director Sympa
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Kārlis Bergmanis

ESET Technology Consultant NOD Baltics
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Jürgen Salenbacher

brand strategist, business design thinking coach and innovation facilitator
ALSO Stage

Einārs Garoza

Data and Finance Analyst SQUALIO GROUP
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Bruno Rejs Corns

HRM Product marketing manager Visma Enterprise
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Kristaps Banga

Innovation Lead Accenture Latvia
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Daria Dubinina

Founder Crassula
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Rolands Ozoliņš

International Business Development Consultant IBD Consulting
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Juha Sallinen

CEO & Founder GDPR Tech
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Aldis Erglis

Manager & Moderator Riga AI, Machine Learning and Bots
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Gita Meldere

Partner Lumina Learning
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Sergejs Volvenkins

Head of Digital Department iMarketing Group
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Juris Zalāns

CEO Benefits Latvia
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Kristiāns Patmalnieks

Digital Marketing Strategist Infinitum 8
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Irbe Zolneroviča

Head of Digital Advertising Unit Infinitum 8