Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Innovation Economist, OECD Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development

Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Innovation Economist, OECD Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development

Ms. Giulia Ajmone Marsan is an Innovation Economist in the OECD Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, where she is currently co-coordinating the OECD/EC project: HEInnovate. Her analysis focuses on innovation systems and science and higher education policy. She has worked on several OECD projects on innovation policy at both national and regional/local level, […]

Elena Tosheva, Head of City.AI

Elena Tosheva, Head of City.AI

Elena is on a mission to enable everyone to apply artificial intelligence. She is heading the global community of City.AI – a high-profile network, providing engaging events & curating top-trending content. With presence in 40+ cities across 6 continents, their goal is to multiply the AI talent pool and allow for better application of AI globally. Previously […]

Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder and Chairperson of MOVE.BG

Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder and Chairperson of MOVE.BG

Sasha Bezuhanova is the founder and chairperson of MOVE.BG. She is a senior executive, angel investor and philanthropist with a 20-years executive business career in HP and a multi-dimensional track record of service to society. Her long list of business achievements and social development engagements throughout the years involve positioning Bulgaria as an ICT center […]

Dr. Solomon Isaac Passy

Dr. Solomon Isaac Passy

Dr. Solomon Isaac Passy is a Bulgarian scientist, statesman and innovator with a significant career in accomplishments fields. He is the founding president of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, Minister of the Foreign Affairs (2001-2005), Chairman of the UN Security Council (2002 and 2003), OSCE Chairman in Office (2004), twice Chairman of Parliamentary Defence and […]

Rumyana Trencheva, Managing Director for SAP South-East Europe

Rumyana Trencheva, Managing Director for SAP South-East Europe

Rumyana Trencheva is Managing Director for SAP South-East Europe and leads the commercial activities for SAP in 10 countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia. Before joining the company, Rumyana Trencheva has held key managerial positions in multinational companies as INDRA Sistemas S.A., Hewlett Packard, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson […]

Martin Kern, Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer at the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Martin Kern, Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer at the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Martin KERN has been the Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer at the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) since 1 August 2014. Prior to joining the EIT, he worked at the European Commission for fifteen years in a variety of posts, mainly in the area of enlargement policy, having started his career with […]

Vladimir Urutchev, Member of the European Parliament

Vladimir Urutchev, Member of the European Parliament

Vladimir Urutchev is as a Member of the European Parliament from the European Peoples Party (EPP) since 2007. As a nuclear power engineer with an interest in all forms of clean energy, he is currently a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) […]

Anna-Marie Vilamovska, Executive Director, Working Ideas, Member of the EC Digital Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Anna-Marie Vilamovska, Executive Director, Working Ideas, Member of the EC Digital Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

From 2003 to 2005 Anna-Marie, A RAND economics Ph.D., designed national pension system in Central and South Asia, the Middle East, and Central Europe for IBRD and IDA in Washington, D.C. and between 2005 and 2010 led applied innovation, health and education policy and financing projects for large corporate, government, international non- profit and multilateral […]

H.E. Mrs. Irit Lillian Ambassador of Israel

H.E. Mrs. Irit Lillian Ambassador of Israel

  Since August 2015, H.E. Mrs. Irit Lillian is Ambassador of Israel in Bulgaria. She is a career diplomat and before taking over the leadership of the Israeli diplomatic mission in Sofia, she leads Southern Europe Directorate and the Arts and Literature Directorate of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. She held diplomatic posts in France and […]