21 april 2021
Inter Expo Center
147, Tsarigradsko shoes Blvrd.
1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
hall Vitosha, fl.1
Industrial digitalization – a long-term strategy or a single act?

Your questions will be answered during DIGITAL INDUSTRY 2021. The first of its kind, the forum will be dedicated to industrial digitalization and strategic management in the digital age in Bulgaria.

Will be there a profession or workplace that will remain unchanged?

The main goal of DIGITAL INDUSTRY 2021 is to showcase the different pathways towards Industry 4.0, promote exploration, know-how transfer and ultimately undertaking the right steps towards process optimization in manufacturing.

What are the different approaches to integrating innovative technologies – in practice?

Industry leaders will discuss the challenges and the implemented solutions on their unique pathways to Industry 4.0. International and Bulgarian experts will present case studies and discuss perspectives, tools and steps towards the development of a competitive industry.

10:30 – 10:45 Opening Ceremony
10:45 – 11:45 Digitalization – Your Success Strategy Panel discussion with business leaders
11:45 – 12:00 New banking ways and digital services for the Industry with Denitsa Madjunova, Manager Business Unit Corporate Clients, ProCredit Bank Bulgaria
13:00 – 13:30 The Roadmap of Lim Technics – digital factory from day one with founder Fabian Lange and the experts of Soltec
13:30 – 13:50 KEYNOTE Presentation Industry 4.0 /academic expert lecturer Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jivka Ovtcharova, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
13:50 – 14:00 Partners Spot
14:00 – 14:30 The Roadmap of Schneider Electric: How we built our smart factory with the
EcoStruxure IoT Platform with Antoniy Petrov, Senior Automation Engineer
14:30 – 14:50 Digitalization lessons with Muus Blokker, Director Business Development EMEA and Germany, Siemens Digital Industry Software and Josef Schaetti, Founder of Soltec
14:50 – 15:00 Partners Spot
15:00 – 15:30 The Roadmap with Abas ERP: management and optimization of production processes
15:30 – 16:00 Digitalization: crucial steps for the future of the Bulgarian industry with Herbert Vitzhum, Senior Consultant Digitalization at Siemens AG
16:00 – 16:15 Closing Ceremony
Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jivka Ovtcharova
Head of Institute for Information Management in Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Digitalization is changing the world in which we live and work fundamentally. Every in-depth transformation offers great opportunities for all those who recognize the signs of the time.

Denitsa Madjunova
Manager Business Unit Corporate Clients, ProCredit Bank (Bulgaria)

Digitalization provides more security and convenience to ProCredit Bank’s clients. Everybody has 24/7 access to their funds and knows exactly what is going on with them at all times.

Herbert Vitzthum
Senior Consultant Digitalization, Siemens AG

Digitalization is a must for every company in all of the European countries. New products, new markets but also new competition are offering new opportunities with digitalization.

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jivka Ovtcharova
Head of Institute for Information Management in Engineering at the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Jivka Ovtcharova is director of research institute at the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and professor with a double doctorate in mechanical engineering and computer science. She is one of the 25 women for the digital future in Germany and winner of the first Inspiring Fifty DACH Award 2019. Jivka is a scientist, consultant, mentor, keynote speaker, member of the Senate for Business in Europe as well various juries and committees for digitization and AI nationally and internationally, among others AI-42 Market Intelligence Ltd.

Antoniy Petrov
Senior Automation Engineer, Schneider Electric Bulgaria
Muus Blokker
Director Business Development, EMEA and Germany, Siemens Industry Software AG

Responsible for the EMEA and GERMANY Region as a Director Business Development engaging with customers, markets and building business for Siemens internationally driving Digitalization. Prior to joining the Siemens team, I worked for Microsoft, HP, Lexmark and Unisys in different Management Roles. Focusing on delivering value to international and national customer and partner ecosystems.

Josef Schaetti
Founder of Soltec Ltd

Founder of Soltec Ltd., a leading provider of complete solutions for Industry 4.0 in Bulgaria. For over 20 years, Josef Schaetti has held leading positions in distinguished industrial enterprises in Europe, where he manages more than 200 employees. In 2009 he started Soltec Ltd. in Bulgaria, because he believes in the potential of the country as an industrial force in Eastern Europe.

Fabian Lange
Founder of Lim Technics

Production business co-founder with over 15 years of experience working with LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber). His path began as a machine operator at school with subsequent engineering specialization in the field of injection molding. LSR Project Manager with a focus and keen interest in integrating innovative process optimization solutions at Lim Technics.

Denitsa Madjunova
Manager Business Unit Corporate Clients, ProCredit Bank (Bulgaria)

She holds the position at ProCredit Bank Bulgaria Headquarters since February 2018. She has been working at the bank since its inception, having previously held a management position in the Plovdiv office.

Herbert Vitzthum
Senior Consultant Digitalization, Siemens AG

For the last 9 years at Siemens he has been supporting digitalization efforts in companies in 21 Countries. He helps customers to understand how digitalizaton could make them more competitive with better use of ressources to grow faster then their compedition, by using digitalisation methods. Three years any many visitis and Digitalization Workshops throughout Bulgaria makes Herbert Vitzthum an insider regarding the Digitalization status in Bulgaria.

Zhulieta Mandazhieva

Zhulieta Mandazhieva is an attorney at law, experienced in the fields of technology, privacy, communication and financial services. She has worked on some of the biggest FDI projects in the energy field in Bulgaria as a local team leader with some of the biggest law firms in Europe.
Zhulieta advises a wide range of companies in the technology fields on matters related to IP, trade secret, privacy, regulation and soft law aspects of Facial Recognition Technology and TDM and natural language processing, digital transformation and payment technologies.

Veselin Slavkov
eBusiness & eService, Soltec

Digital business and services specialist focusing on industrial innovation implementation. Expert knowledge in integration and communication between different environment and IoT solutions, 3D visualizations of production plants, premium digitalized industrial equipment, data management.

Daniel Sabkov
Regional Manager Hoffmann Group, Soltec

Industrial equipment expert responsible for developing and positioning Hoffmann Group in Bulgaria. Extensive experience and intel knowledge of local production challenges and needs, focused on delivering solutions for maximizing production efficiency.

Georgi Stoyanov
Application Engineer CAD/ Cutting Tools, Soltec

CAD programming expert with extensive experience in working with Siemens Digital Industries solutions and premium cutting tools. Lecturer and keynote speaker in forums, demonstrations and trainings related to production process optimization and digitalization.

Matthias Berger
Manager Digital Platform Services at Hoffmann Group

Аfter finishing his PhD in Information Systems at LMU Munich, Matthias joins Hoffmann Group as Head of Digital Innovation and Business Development. Later he becomes Head of Digital Platform Services and is currently focused on digital business mode and software development for Hoffmann Group.

Veselka Petrova
CFOO at aBas Business Solutions Bulgaria Ltd

Part of the company since its foundation. Together with the abas ERP team she works towards meeting the challenges of digital transformation. Focused on the development of business models and strategies for the Bulgarian organizations that need to make the next step towards their transformation.

Ivan Dinev
CTO at aBas Business Solutions Bulgaria Ltd

Alumni of the Technical University of Sofia in economics. He joined abas ERP in 2005 and manages projects in the sphere of abas ERP integrations, BI data management solutions and IoT solutions.

Book your seat at Digital Industry 2020 during MachTech & InnoTech 2020 now!

Contact IEC
Raya Lecheva
PR&Communications Specialist

+359 2 9655 291

+359 878 160 610

Contact Soltec
Damyana Kolarova
Marketing and Advertising