SEE Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Summit

29 September 2023 | Sofia, Bulgaria
  • SEE Region industry analysis and outlook
  • AI Driven Business transformation
  • Human-centric and responsible innovations
  • Regulations as sustainability driver
  • The future of investments
The third edition of the Southeast Europe Innovation, Technology, and Sourcing Summit 2023 is the ultimate gathering for industry leaders, experts and innovators.

Attendees will have the chance to hear from some of the most prominent thought leaders in the industry, as they share their vision for the future of technology and the role of innovation in shaping it. Whether you are interested in exploring new business opportunities, learning about the latest advancements in technology, or simply looking to expand your network, this summit is the perfect platform for you.

The 2023 ITS Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner honors the efforts of top regional performers, investors, and local governments, for leading best practices and business excellence, as well as for creating a favorable business environment for the growth of the SEE ITS ecosystem.
  • Agenda
    The conference will feature a packed schedule of keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions showcasing the cutting-edge products and services driving the industry forward.
  • Network
    With a focus on the Southeast European region, this summit will bring together a diverse group of individuals and organizations, ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations, all with a shared goal of driving innovation and growth in the tech sector.
  • Location
    This highly anticipated event is set to take place in one of Europe's most vibrant and dynamic cities, where attendees will have the opportunity to network, collaborate, and gain invaluable insights into the latest advancements and trends in the industry.
Summit Program
Friday, September 29
9:30 - 10:00
9:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
10:00 - 10:15
Welcome & Official representatives opening words
10:15 - 10:30
10:15 - 10:30
SEE Industry Report 2023 presenatation
10:30 - 11:05
10:30 - 11:05
Panel 1: SEE - Business growth accelerator of the future - report data discussion and outlook
  • Macroeconomic trends and forecasts
  • Geopolitical factors on the SEE region development and cooperation
  • SEE - Business growth accelerator of the future
11:05 - 11:25
11:05 - 11:25
Keynote speech by Kyriacos Sabatakakis: Total enterprise reinvention
Country Managing Director of Accenture in Greece and in Bulgaria, Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis has led multiple international projects on strategy, business transformation, technology, operations and digital entrepreneurship in big corporations and organisations.
11:25 - 12:00
11:25 - 12:00
Panel 2: Shaping the business future - The big leap
  • Navigating the Next Generation of Technology
  • Strategies for Adopting Emerging Technologies
  • Exploring New Horizons - Opportunities and Challenges in the ITSS Landscape
  • Transforming the Customer Experience - Leveraging Technology for Greater Engagement
  • Fueling Regional Growth through Digital Transformation
12:00 - 13:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
13:00 - 13:30
Keynote speech by Jim Lawless: Humans of the Future
Founder and CEO of transformation architects, Jim and his team work with leaders globally to deliver transformation from command and control to agile, purpose and performance driven organisation, with a client list ranging from Apple to Diageo, fast-growth companies and Olympic Teams.
13:30 - 14:15
13:30 - 14:15
Panel 3: Responsible business innovation and transformation - regulations and beyond
  • ESG Principles: Accelerating Business Growth and Driving Positive Impact
  • Securing the Digital Future: Cybersecurity and Data Protection in the Age of AI
  • The Human-Centric Transformation: Balancing Human and AI Collaboration
14:15 - 14:45
14:15 - 14:45
Coffee break
14:45 - 16:15
14:45 - 16:15
Parallel sessions:

  • Fuelling regional visibility through investments
  • Fostering talent through engagement
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
2023 ITS Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner
Registration and Tickets
Registration for SEE Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Summit is closed! Thank you and see you on September 29th in Sofia.
Conference Venuе & Partner
Hyatt Regency Sofia
Vasil Levski Square,
Sofia, 1504, Bulgaria
About Sofia

Sofia is one of the most attractive outsourcing destinations in the SEE region. It is ranked 3rd among the Major European Cities of the Future for FDI Strategy by fDi Intelligence due to its Digital Transformation Strategy and a Strategy for Smart Specialization. The city is declared by fDi Intelligence as one of the Fintech Locations of the Future.

You can find useful information about the opportunity to invest in the city, workforce size, cost of employment, office places and list of the major IT and outsourcing companies in Sofia.
Stay tuned for our next panelist announcement!
Diamond Partner
Golden Partners
Silver Partners
Institutional Partners
Industry Partners
Media Partners