Turning the digital journey into a cognitive business across SEE


Step on your journey from digital to cognitive with us! Book your calendar for IBM’s largest conference for clients (CEO, CIO, COO, CFO, CMO, CxO), influencers and industry innovators from across South East Europe, including Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Join us to make cognitive technologies and IBM Watson real for you and your customers.

From finance and telecommunications to retail and government - cognitive technologies are applied by organizations of all sizes and all industries.


Join us at the Watson SEE Summit 2017 to propel your company forward:

  • discover where to start your cognitive journey,
  • tap on latest market and industry trends,
  • gain insights, tips and best practices from IBM clients, business partners and industry innovators,
  • explore how IBM Watson is working with businesses, doctors and governments on everything from moon shots to the everyday life,
  • meet worldwide known speakers and network with peers from across the region and beyond.

Learn about cognitive

Customer Testimonial: Coop Danmark and IBM Markdown Optimization
What is a Cognitive Bank?
Cognitive Communications: What Does Personalization Look Like to You?
Customer Testimonial: Coop Danmark and IBM Markdown Optimization
What is a Cognitive Bank?
Cognitive Communications: What Does Personalization Look Like to You?

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News explorer

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Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador

Feliksa Peršića 5
51410 Opatija, Croatia

Phone: +385 51 710 444 +385 51 710 444
Email: reservations@remisens.com
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Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador, Feliksa Peršića 5, 51410 Opatija, Croatia

Michael Paier is responsible for IBM’s business in South East Europe, a region covering more than 10 countries, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. Michael was named in this position in 2011. Prior to that he was leading IBM’s Business Partner Organization for Central and Eastern Europe. From 2001 onwards he has held a number of management and executive positions, developing business and channel sales in IBM across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Dejan Podgorsek joined IBM in 1992 as AIX system engineer, then he took over HW sales and in year 2000, he become IBM HW sales manager. In 2010 Dejan took international position and was leading the team in CEE for Growth Initiatives. In 2013, he joined IBM Developer Relations team and now he is leading the Business Development & ISVs in the SEE region. Part of the role is also leading IBM Innovation Center Ljubljana where the team can help you build, market and sell your solutions. In IBM Innovation Center you can test solutions, engage with IBM Watson IOT and other IBM cognitive solutions, Analytics, Cloud, close deals with your clients, collaborate with IBM, Business Partners, academic leaders, and IT professionals.

Since 2014 Marcus Kottinger supports European IBM Partners in executing projects related to digital transformation on behalf of IBM‘s Watson IoT brand. Core industries that he has supported are energy&utilities, telecommunications and public infrastructure management companies, mainly acting in Smart Cities area. Before joining IBM he worked at Siemens in the field of energy and asset management for Europe, Middle East and Africa to optimize back-end process to achieve sustainable energy consumption and efficient asset utilization in Siemens locations in Europe.

Jozef Gemela has more than 10 years of international experience in strategic business consulting and market research across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEMA). As associate VP for consulting, Gemela is responsible for developing and managing consulting projects for all ICT technology groups and geographies across the region. He has led and contributed to numerous large consulting engagements focused on strategic advisory services, go-to-market strategies, partnering and strategic alliances, feasibility studies, national ICT development plans, and integrated marketing communication. The consulting engagements developed and managed by Gemela cover a broad range of ICT technologies and ICT-related business models and are designed to assist clients in expanding their businesses in the region, identifying and leveraging growth opportunities, and penetrating emerging market segments.

Raoul is IBM’s Banking and Financial Services Leading Executive for the Markets of Europe and CEE. Raoul is responsible for building and leading strategic collaborations with clients - realising profound transformational changes to their future operating models. Raoul is a deep banking expert with first hand experience of helping Banks transform for a Digital and Cognitive Era. Addressing platform, data driven, digital and capital light structures. Driving three critical dimensions at the same time: enhanced customer/market focus and flexibility and reducing the (fixed) operational cost base through improved and rationalized efficiency - underpinned by a high performance culture. Raoul brings cross industry knowledge from his time with IBM in Asia Pacific (Shanghai), leading the Industrial Sector across the IBM global Growth Markets Unit (GMU - 100+ countries).

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