20 November 2019, Sofia Hotel Balkan
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The event

9th edition

Cloud Sofia Summit

November 20, 2019
Sofia Hotel Balkan, 5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sredets hall

Organizers: ICT Media & ISACA Sofia Chapter

With the cooperation of the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM)

ICT Media and ISACA Sofia Chapter for the ninth consecutive year will gather the IT business and consumers of tech solutions to discuss some of the most popular tech trends and the development of business ecosystems.

The cloud computing market continues to grow along with the customers' expectations. Meanwhile, many companies adopted the cloud and largely perceive it as the standard platform for their business due to its undeniable advantages. According to IDC, the worldwide public cloud services market was $ 170 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow 23,8% in 2019 to $ 200 billion. In addition, as reported by Gartner, investments in cloud services are expected to grow 50 % over the next 4 years.

Meanwhile, Cloud computing giants are competing to attract key clients from the private and government sectors. Amazon is a pioneer in cloud computing and an undisputed leader in the vendor race, but the alliance between Microsoft and Oracle connecting their cloud services announced in June by the two competitors may disrupt the market rankings. How this would affect the race and the other major players in the long run - we have yet to understand.

Naturally, investments in IoT projects are also growing. The IoT boom changed the world of business and modern manufacturing. However, connecting millions of devices that have to transmit and process data in real-time created countless opportunities but it also led to some (un)expected problems. They can be solved by pushing the computing power nearer to the request thanks to edge computing. Such solutions are plentiful and it is expected that they will be the main growth driver of cloud service providers.

Join us at Cloud Sofia Summit 2019 to hear the latest technological trends in cloud computing, to learn how Internet of Things affects not only the manufacturing but also the consumer segment, to find out how to turn the huge amount of data we generate into an advantage and to be part of the conversation on hot technological topics.

The forum’s target audience consists of representatives of industrial and manufacturing enterprises in heavy and light industry, health organizations, government structures, and organizations, transportation and logistics companies, telecommunications, commerce and services, financial, insurance and pension insurance companies, banks, universities.

The Cloud Sofia Summit audience consists of managers and executive officers, COOs, production managers, creative directors, CIOs, IT experts, project managers, technologists, consultants, software developers, BI analysts, etc.


  • Vladimir Kavalov

    Vladimir Kavalov President, ISACA – Sofia Chapter

    Vladimir Kavalov has 25 years of experience in the IT field, half of them in the financial sector. During the years he has been working as a system administrator, information security expert, head of IT department and IT auditor. Vladimir is strongly interested in IT, especially in development, deployment, auditing and consulting. He has led important projects regarding realization of migration and implementation of ERP systems, MS Active Directory deployment. He has also implemented solutions related to management and monitoring of IT systems, processes and information security. He has been a member of the ISACA Sofia Chapter since 2008, elected as a member of the Board in 2015 and has served as President since October 2016.
  • Stamen Kotchkov

    Stamen Kotchkov Member of the Board of Directors of Bulgarian Association of Software Companies

  • Mitko Karushkov

    Mitko Karushkov Member of Star Audit Legal Advisory Board, EuroCloud Europe

    Mitko Karushkov is Attorney at law, Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law (TMT), Kambourov & Partners, Attorneys at Law, and is a Member of Star Audit Legal Advisory Board, EuroCloud Europe. In 2018 Mitko Karushkov was included in the "Legal 500" Hall of Fame, where notable practitioners are recognized for their constant high level based on the opinions given by clients. He is also a recommended privacy expert by Bloomberg BNA, USA Mitko Karushkov has obtained substantial experience advising major local and international undertakings in numerous projects for corporate structuring, transactional work, data privacy, information security, protection of databases and other technology areas. Mitko has been an author of a number of publications in Bulgarian and international issues dedicated to data security, business and legal aspects of data, including personal data, information security and other.
  • Nikola Nyagolov, CGEIT, CISA, PMP

    Nikola Nyagolov, CGEIT, CISA, PMP Principal Consultant, ITNL Bulgaria

    Mr. Nyagolov is the Principal Consultant at ITNL Bulgaria. He is certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has extensive hands-on and leadership experience in the areas of IT strategy, system integration, software development, implementation, cybersecurity, compliance and audit. He has led technology and operations projects in international and local organizations in the telecommunication, energy and utilities, industrial and financial sector. His engagements cover the areas of economics of IT, technology integration and advisory, business and technology architecture, IT organization and structuring, systems’ reviews and cybersecurity.
  • Darko Mesaroš

    Darko Mesaroš Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

    Darko Mesaroš is a Specialist Solutions Architect working for AWS in Berlin, Germany. As a SA within AWS, he helps shape the strategy and enable the broad use of Amazon’s utility computing web services by directly working with customers. Darko owns the technical engagement and defining implementation architectures, developing deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how about how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform with a Specialization in AWS Management Tools, DevOps, and the AWS Marketplace.
  • Borislav Mirchev

    Borislav Mirchev CEO, Viscom BG AD

  • İlter Aksencer

    İlter Aksencer Software Projects Team Leader, Hugo Boss

  • Daniel Manchev

    Daniel Manchev Founder, Serverless Bulgaria User Group; AWS Solutions Architect

    Ever since his students' years, Daniel has been working in the IT field. In his career, he has encountered both small companies and large enterprise businesses consuming huge server resources. He is currently developing innovative solutions for e-commerce giants and is often among the earliest users of various experimental technologies, including Serverless. Daniel is the founder of the Serverless Bulgaria user group and as a part of it, he regularly organizes networking meetups in various locations in Sofia.
  • Ivan Velkov

    Ivan Velkov Director "Product and service development", BORICA

    Ivan Velkov is Director "Product and service development" in the payment and card operator BORICA. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of information technology for the banking sector. Before joining the company, he held a number of leadership positions: Head of "Implementation and operation at post offices" at Bulgarian Post Bank, IT Manager of Aroma EOOD, Director "IT Development" at HVB Bank Biochim, Head of "Development and implementation of IT systems" at DSK Bank. He graduated from the University of Sofia – Master’s degree in Mathematics and Informatics and from the University of National and World Economy, Master’s degree in Marketing and Management.
  • George Hira

    George Hira Sales Manager, Oracle Bulgaria

    George Hira joined Oracle Bulgaria in 2010 as a Sales Manager and is responsible for Oracle’s business with high touched, key accounts and enterprises , among of which are banks, Telco’s and other organizations. Before joining Oracle, George was occupying similar roles in companies like Cisco and Siemens. He has a Master of science degree from Technical university in Sofia.
  • Mario Arabistanov

    Mario Arabistanov Member of EuroCloud

  • Sergey Burushkin

    Sergey Burushkin Product Marketing Expert, Neterra

    Sergey Burushkin is a Product Marketing Expert in Neterra with nearly 10 years of experience in the telecommunications and business solutions, focused on developing innovative services and partnerships. He is passionate about implementation of the right business solutions, process automation and digitalization. He has graduated from the University of National and World Economy with a degree in Public Administration and a Managerial Development Program from The University of Sheffield.
  • Boris Sokolov

    Boris Sokolov CEO, Microweber

    Boris Sokolov is the manager of a software company and a system for building websites and online stores - Microweber. Boris has been a UI / UX designer of software, websites and online stores for 15 years. He is working on developing innovative solutions that are afterwards being applied by his company in the process of software development. He is a good inspirer and a manager and his goal is to help the development of the Bulgarian IT Society. The Microweber company, managed by him, is a partner of world giants such as Digital Ocean, Alibaba, Microsoft Azure and in Bulgaria is an exclusive partner of Neterra.
  • Anatolii Bogdanov

    Anatolii Bogdanov Senior Technical Account Manager, Samsung R&D Poland

    Graduated from Faculty of IT, Physics and Mathematics – GGPI Pedagogical Institute. Working with Samsung B2B solutions for 5 years. Anatolii Bogdanov is a Knox Cloud Services Expert.
  • Anita Stoyanova

    Anita Stoyanova Product Manager, TESY

  • Ivan Ivanov

    Ivan Ivanov Head of "Software and hardware for testers Department", Festo - Bulgaria

  • Anatoliy Atanasov

    Anatoliy Atanasov Product Manager, CTO Office, Visteon

    Anatoliy Atanasov joined Visteon in 2016 as Engineering Manager responsible for Visteon Cloud Services Platform for Infotainment and Autonomous Driving product lines. Prior to that he held software engineering positions in Uber and Cisco. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Technical University in Sofia.
  • Daniel Rankov

    Daniel Rankov Co-organizer, AWS Bulgaria User Group; AWS Solutions Architect; Cloud and DevOps Manager

    Daniel Rankov has been doing cloud environments architecture and implementation based on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the past 3 years. He has certification in all the Associate levels, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional, AWS Certified Security – Specialty and AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty. Daniel is very passionate about public cloud and AWS as well as DevOps culture and practices. He is also a co-organiser of AWS User Group Bulgaria.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Official Opening
Vladimir Kavalov, President, ISACA – Sofia Chapter
Session 1: Cloud Technology Trends
Moderator: Stamen Kotchkov, Member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM)
9:10 - 9:30 Cloud Technology. Business Data. Information Security. Mitko Karushkov, Member of Star Audit Legal Advisory Board, EuroCloud Europe, and Mario Arabistanov, Member of EuroCloud

9:30 - 10:00 AWS Customer Success Stories: Focus on Your Value! Darko Mesaroš, Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS. Powered by AWS in cooperation with Adastra Bulgaria

10:00 - 10:2Oracle Gen 2 Cloud – The Next CLASS of Cloud Infrastructure. George Hira, Sales Manager, Oracle Bulgaria

10:20 - 10:40 Presentation by Microsoft

10:40 - 11:00 Cloud vs Colo. Benefits for the Business. Sergey Burushkin, Product Marketing Expert, and Boris Sokolov, Manager, Microweber

11:00 - 11:05 QA
11:05 - 11:30 Coffee Break
Session 2: Cloud and IoT in the eyes of the business, industry and users
Moderator: Nikola Nyagolov, CGEIT, CISA, PMP, Principal Consultant, ITNL Bulgaria
11:30 - 11:50 Smart Factory Journey of Hugo Boss. İlter Aksencer, Software Projects Team Leader, Hugo Boss

11:50 - 12:1The New Dimensions of Online Security and Trust: е-Аuthentication with Qualified Cloud Electronic Signature B-Trust and B-Token by BORICA. Ivan Velkov, Director "Product and service development", BORICA

12:10 - 12:30 Samsung Knox. Anatolii Bogdanov, Senior Technical Account Manager, Samsung R&D Poland

12:30 - 12:50 Serverless - More Compute, Less Servers. Daniel Manchev, Founder, Serverless Bulgaria User Group; AWS Solutions Architect

12:50 - 13:10 How Does IoT Change People's Expectations and are They Ready for the "Smarting" of the Appliances? Anita Stoyanova, Product Manager, TESY

13:10 - 13:15 QA
13:15 - 14:10 Lunch
Session 3: Processes Optimization Through Cloud Technology
Moderator: Vladimir Vladkov, Editor in Chief, NetworkWorld Bulgaria
14:10 - 14:30 How the Cloud Technologies Shape the Car of Tommorow. Anatoliy Atanasov, Product Manager, CTO Office, Visteon

14:30 - 15:00 Cloud Adoption - Practical Guide. Daniel Rankov, Co-organizer, AWS Bulgaria User Group; AWS Solutions Architect; Cloud and DevOps Manager

15:00 - 15:20 Monitoring System for OPEX Parameters. Ivan Ivanov, Head of "Software and hardware for testers Department", Festo - Bulgaria

15:20 - 15:40​ Viscom Bulgaria on the Way of Digital Transformation. Borislav Mirchev CEO, Viscom BG AD

15:40 - 15:45 QA

* ICT Media reserves the right to make changes to the preliminary program.


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