WHAT IS CODEFERENCE?

And why should you be a part of it

 

As a part of Codefest Tech Festival, Codeference is a one-day conference hosting international speakers, discussing topics related to tech, innovation, startups, growth hacking and leadership. 

Codeference is a great opportunity for techies, founders and young people to network with people with various backgrounds and profiles and to explore opportunities for collaboration and growth.

Codeference is one of the region's most unique conference experiences in the area of technology and startups.

 

 

 

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Our Guests

Meet some of the leading tech and startup influencers from the region and beyond

Event Host

Alan Stevens / The Media Coach


Speech Title: MC Announcement & Intro

Alan Stevens

The Media Coach

Alan is Past President of the Global Speakers Federation (6,000 accredited professional speakers worldwide) and director of MediaCoach.co.uk  He is also an author and journalist, and has been both a TV presenter and expert interviewee. He is also the only person in Europe with the highest professional accreditation in public speaking (FPSA, PSAE) and in public relations (MCIPR). His company, MediaCoach, provides coaching in broadcast and social media skills to CEOs, politicians, celebrities and communication professionals, as well as providing consultancy in reputation management.

Speakers

Ralph Echemendia / The Ethical Hacker


Speech Title: The Truth About Hacking

Ralph Echemendia

The Ethical Hacker

Ralph Echemendia is a world-renowned cyber security expert, known internationally by his alter ego “The Ethical Hacker.” Ralph has worked as a technical supervisor in several movies such as “Snowden” and “Savages” where he worked alongside the award-winning director Oliver Stone. He has also worked in a similar capacity in the award-winning TV series “Mr. Robot”. 

Ralph has delivered various training courses to the US Marine Corps, NASA, Google, Microsoft, Boeing and many other large IT corporations. As “The Ethical Hacker”, Ralph has been a keynote speaker & panelist at several international conferences.

John Biggs / East-Coast Editor at TechCrunch


Speech Title: Escaping The Black Hole

John Biggs

East-Coast Editor at TechCrunch

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.
He has written five books including the best book on blogging, Bloggers Boot Camp, and a book about the most expensive timepiece ever made, Marie Antoinette’s Watch. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Gary Stewart / Director of Wayra UK and Telefonica Open Future


Speech Title: How To Be An Entrepreneur

Gary Stewart

Director of Wayra UK and Telefonica Open Future

Gary Stewart is the Director of Wayra UK and Telefonica Open Future (UK). He is also an associate professor and the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at IE Business School in Madrid. Gary co-founded Nuroa.es, a Barcelona start-up that raised over €4M in funding before being sold to an Australian competitor. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Gary worked as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London, and Freshfields Brackhaus Deringer in Spain.

Elise Quevedo / Social Media Marketing Strategist


Speech Title: Social Media Dominance - Keeping It Real

Elise Quevedo

Social Media Marketing Strategist


Elise Quevedo is founder of SMGE and the Author of Inspirational book 'Creating a Kick-Ass Attitude', Co-Author of ‘Connect Me- Social Media Dominance – The Power of 3’, and ‘ Here is How I did it’. She has been voted multiple times 'Top 100 Entrepreneur to Follow on Twitter'. With over 20 years experience in Network Marketing, Retail and Recruitment elise developed The SMEQ (Social Media Emotional Quotient). Elise seems to have found the magic formula of combining her Kick Ass Attitude onto her Social Media trainings. So let her be the one to take you from ordinary to extraordinary.

Anna Pelova / Writer and Cultural Provocateur


Speech Title: Being The Underdog And Getting To The Top

Anna Pelova

Writer and Cultural Provocateur

Anna is a published book author and Founder of Great Nomad. She is on a mission to inspire and provoke others to rise above their limiting beliefs and find the courage to follow their passion. Currently, she is traveling the world to meet with some of its most brilliant minds and share these stories in her book Founders And The Underdog.

Aiste Lehmann / Event Director at DigitalK


Speech Title: Hitchhiker's Guide To The Techniverse

Aiste Lehmann

Event Director at DigitalK

Aiste Lehmann is responsible for handling all content at the DigitalK conference in Sofia and proudly takes on title of Chief TroubleMaker in Balkans. She is strategist, innovation consultant, as well co-founder of TIDEA.eu and Startup.ba initiatives. Being a strategic mastermind, she enjoys creating implementable structures from the chaos of ideas. Aiste develops projects and evaluation frameworks to enable collaborative ecosystems for research-driven business and innovative research centres, and consults on topics of innovative business development and creation of new products, services or processes.

Benedikt Glatzl / Head of Product at Ulmon


Speech Title: Build, Break, Repeat: Prototyping For Everyone

Benedikt Glatzl

Head of Product at Ulmon

Benedikt is not only interested in the immediate application of innovations, but likes to put them into a larger context and see how they can shape the future of humanity. Before joining at his current position at Ulmon, he worked at the EMEA headquarters of Google in Dublin, where he worked in Product Quality and travelled the world to give Innovation and Design Thinking Workshops for Google executives and major Google clients.

Katarina Popovic / Pitch mentor, startup founder, media artist


Speech Title: Pitch Is Not A Bitch.

Katarina Popovic

Pitch mentor, startup founder, media artist

Katarina was the founder of a rich media storytelling startup DataMaid, won pitching awards, mentored startup founders and transferred all that experience into the PitchBitch workshops which she now runs. She is a locally and regionally awarded creative with more then 14 years of experience in advertising, communication, content. An avid lover of technology, Katarina also creates interactive installations bridging the gap between content and space. She is also member of Techfugees community.

Daniel Tonkopiy / CEO & Founder at Delfast.Co, Co-Founder at Adlog.tv


Speech Title: The Origin Of An Idea

Daniel Tonkopiy

CEO & Founder at Delfast.Co, Co-Founder at Adlog.tv

Daniel is a serial entrepreneur, founder and cofounder of 8 projects, including "Delfast", the fastest delivery company in Kyiv, Warsaw and Almaty, "best.ua" (sold), "X-Rift" ("Best Mobile App in Europe and Central Asia"), "mp.kz" ($40M yearly turnover), "ChudoCard", "Adlog.tv" etc. Daniel is an insider to the startup community and evangelist for clean and eco tech, electric transportation and green-thinking in CEE and CIS countries.

Filip Risteski / CEO of Hotel Montana Palace

Filip Risteski

CEO of Hotel Montana Palace

Filip Risteski is the CEO of Hotel Montana Palace, which was considered an impossible project when he and his family took it over. It grew into a profitable company, tripling sales in the course of 6 years, while facing challenging environment. Before this project, he worked in corporate financing within a smaller bank, and witnessed many successful and failed companies during his two-year stint there.

Nino Karas / CEO at Letz

Nino Karas

CEO at Letz

Nino is Entrepreneur, Hustler, IT Enthusiast & Visionary, Software Engineer, Product Manager and finally All-Perspective Perfectionist. Always passionate about technology, started programming when he was a 10-year-old. With his exceptional programming knowledge, he managed to win many awards on different types of national and international competitions and IT Olympiads in computer algorithms. With the role of CEO he is now successfully leading the company CodeWell and the startups Letz and MarkO TSB.

Nina Nikolikj / Storyteller & Founder

Nina Nikolikj

Storyteller & Founder

Storytelling for startups via #StartUpSelfie.  #SwissEP Eco-system Facilitator in Macedonia. Community Leader. As an E-business graduate she has  been working as a social media, digital marketing & communications consultant at international organizations and NGOs. Selected to be the first & only startup scout for the Macedonian startup community (for an international media outlet as freelance storyteller). Her specialties are in the field of : storytelling, growth hacking, business development and pitching.

Jonathan Partouche / CEO at Origone


Speech Title: Hack In CODEFEST Event – Exploits By Files

Jonathan Partouche

CEO at Origone

Mr Partouche founded Origone as a multi-lingual, skilled scientist and negotiator with impressive academic achievements. Arik brings 5+ years of experience of leading sales operations from global technology organizations in the US and Europe. Prior to Origone he opened new markets along with taking care of existing markets for Israel Aerospace. Industries, and many others. Jonathan holds a B Sc. in Computing and Neurosciences.

Omer Karatas / Co-Founder of SAASPASS


Speech Title: A Quick Overview To Building A Startup

Omer Karatas

Co-Founder of SAASPASS

Omer Karatas is a Co-Founder & the VP of Sales of SAASPASS, a San Francisco based cyber security startup. He also converses in Mandarin (although he had a massive migraine while learning it) and finished his masters in Asian Studies and International Relations. His undergrad was in History. He's been in the business of security for many years and is passionate about startups together with the power of disruptive innovation.

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REGISTER

Because investing in yourself is the best investment you can make.
Student Ticket

€15

Ends April 05, 2017

 

  • You will meet the top influencers from the region
  • Get full access to all Codeference sessions
  • Full access to the premiere CF X - Business Expo
  • Cocktail Networking Session
  • Meet your role models
  • Enjoy an exciting tech experience 
  • Students only
  • Limited to 50 tickets  

  

Standard Ticket

€50

Ends April 05, 2017

  • You will meet the top influencers from the region
  • Get full access to all Codeference sessions
  • Full access to the premiere CF X - Business Expo
  • Cocktail Networking Session 
  • Expand your network of collaborators & customers
  • Find your possible co-founders or teammates
  • Get advice on developing a world-class product
Premium Ticket

On Request


Ends April 05, 2017

  • You will meet the top influencers from the region
  • Get full access to all Codeference sessions
  • Full access to the premiere CF X - Business Expo
  • Cocktail Networking Session
  • Expand your network of collaborators & customers 
  • Find your possible co-founders or teammates
  • Get advice on developing a world-class product
  • Includes 5-star all-inclusive stay for the night of the event

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What exactly is Codeference?

It is a one-day international conference, focusing on technology, innovation, marketing and startups. Codeference aims to bring some of the most successful professionals from the region and worldwide, who will be able to share experiences with the attendees and give advice on how to speed up the development of the region.

Who can attend?

Codeference is open for anyone at all, and there are no restrictions in the individuals who can attend. If you feel like investing in your own knowledge, expanding your professional network, and are open for a new experience, grab a ticket and see you there!

What profiles of speakers will be there?

At Codeference, we are aiming to bring relevant experts from the region and worldwide, who are excellent in what they do - be it tech, innovation, marketing, startups, entrepreneurship... They will try to transfer some of their experiences in order to support the development of the region when it comes to those fields.

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