about
the event

The goal of the Forward Conference this year as well is to put on the agenda current topics from the world of economy and ICT, which have a direct impact on the development of the economy and the quality of life of the citizens.

When

Thursday - Friday
09 - 10 December 2021

Where

Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska

Who

The Ministry of Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society of Republic of Srpska.
Inovacioni Centar
Banja Luka - ICBL
Organizer

why
join us?

NEW TOPICS

Experiences of local and regional institutions and companies in the field of Digital Transformation and Smart Cities.

SPEAKERS

The conference will bring together leading local and regional experts in Digital Transformation and Smart Cities solutions.

meet
our speakers

Srđan Rajčević

Minister of Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society

Dragana Mijatović

Partner and managing director of Quint’s global Organizational Transformation Advisory practice

Vedran Antoljak

Director and advisor for business tranformation at Best Advisory

Marin Jozić

Founder of Linnovate TP and president of the board

Andreja Šeperac

Deputy Director of the SIMORA Development Agency and Head of the EU Projects Department

Vojin Mitrović

Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mladen Filipović

Head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria

Miloš Grujić

Director of the Pension Reserve Fund Management Company of Republic of Srpska

Felix Kullmann

Technical Advisor on Private Sector Development in GIZ

Marc Hummer

Advisor at the Make-IT in Africa programme at GIZ

Darko Radić

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Banja Luka

Svjetlana Perković

Assistant Director at the Indirect Taxation Authority and Head of the Information Technology Sector

Goran Vukmir

Head of Office Banja Luka of United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Hercegovina (UNDP BIH)

Radiša Vićević

Assistant Director for Infrastructure and Investments in the Science and Technology Park Belgrade

Boris Todorović

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka and the University of Business Studies

Pranvera Kastrati

Senior Expert on Economic and Digital Connectivity in Regional Cooperation Council.

Agenda

Day 1
December 9, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
MSURS

Participant registration

10:30 am - 11:00 am
MSURS

Press and official opening

Panel I: Public Service Digitalisation: An opportunity not to be missed

Sava Savić
Pranvera Kastrati
Senior Expert on Economic and Digital Connectivity in Regional Cooperation Council.
Mladen Filipović
Head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria
Vojin Mitrović
Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Srđan Rajčević
Minister of Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
MSURS

Keynote: Make Digital Transformation Work: The Role of the Leader

Niels Loader
Partner & Principal Consultant at Quint

Panel II: Why Every Company Needs a Digital Mindset

Christian Knoll
CEO at twentyreasons business solutions GmbH
Vladimir Perišić
Director of IT Infrastructure at Prointer ITSS
Bojan Šukalo
Director of Engineering and Delivery, HTEC Group
Miloš Grujić
Director of the Pension Reserve Fund Management Company of Republic of Srpska
Milan Aleksijević
Executive Director for Technics at Mtel
Arijana Maksimčuk
Director of the company Telemax
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MSURS

Coffee break

Panel III: Human resources, challenges and solutions

Jamila Milović-Halilović
Communications expert
Vedran Antoljak
Director and advisor for business tranformation at Best Advisory
Niels Loader
Partner & Principal Consultant at Quint
Dragana Mijatović
Partner and managing director of Quint’s global Organizational Transformation Advisory practice
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lunch

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MSURS

B2B Meetings

Day 2
December 10, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
MSURS

Participant registration

Panel I: R&D as drivers of change and development of digital solutions

Radiša Vićević
Assistant Director for Infrastructure and Investments in the Science and Technology Park Belgrade
Jovana Romčević Šukalo
Architect and designer, MAM Design Studio
Andreja Šeperac
Deputy Director of the SIMORA Development Agency and Head of the EU Projects Department
Karlo Kukec
Managing director at TechPark Varaždin
Marin Jozić
Founder of Linnovate TP and president of the board
Milan Ranđelović
Managing director Science and Technology Park Niš
Aleksandar Janičić
Manager for projects and development of entrepreneurship in IEC Tehnopolis
11:15 am - 11:30 am
MSURS

Presentation of the project of Scientific and Technological Park Banja Luka

Goran Vukmir
Head of Office Banja Luka of United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Hercegovina (UNDP BIH)
11:30 am - 11:45 am
MSURS

Keynote: Supporting companies in the process of digital transformation, Center for Digital transformation of Republic of Srpska

Dragana Kokot
Secretary General in CCIRS
11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break

Panel II: Digital Hubs

Boris Todorović
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka and the University of Business Studies
Armin Ridžalović
Manager at Ernst&Young
Marc Hummer
Advisor at the Make-IT in Africa programme at GIZ
Felix Kullmann
Technical Advisor on Private Sector Development in GIZ
Vedran Šimunović
Director of Intera Technology Park
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch

Panel III: New ways of doing business: contracts, payments, financing in the digital age

Anthony Dutra
Founder of DisruptWorks Technologies
Svjetlana Perković
Assistant Director at the Indirect Taxation Authority and Head of the Information Technology Sector
Željana Jovičić
Advisor to the Minister
Mile Todorović
Member of the Board Addiko Bank JSC Banja Luka
Darko Radić
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Banja Luka
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

B2B meetings

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