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Under the patronage of the President SR
Patronage of the President

We are very proud to inform you that the president of the Slovak Republic, Andrej Kiska, took over the official patronage of the international forum Big Ideas for CEE 2015.


The selection of guests is an ongoing process which begins almost a year before the start of Big Ideas for CEE. We decide on speakers who gain your attention from the very beginning and who are able to enthuse, enrich and inspire you and make interesting discussion partners.

Make the most of the time allotted for inspiration. Come and meet known and unknown exceptional personalities, who can move your business life to a new level.

There were people learning from us even in New York - when Ivan Lendl was asked by the American organizers of the following conference what was his idea of good performance (speech), he replied simply: "Make it look as the Big Ideas in Bratislava did."

Program for Big Ideas for CEE 2015

16.-17. April 2015 in DoubleTree by Hilton Bratislava

Day 1 - Session 1

16.4 2015




Forum opening

13:45 - 14:45

„Succeeding in the Global Digital Economy?”

Jan Zadak Serves as President for EMEA HP Enterprise Services, where he is responsible for business development with some of the business unit's largest clients.
14:45 - 15:45

„Re-energize! Making things happen”

Jonas Ridderstrale Best-selling author of Funky Business and one of the world's most influential business thinkers and speakers known for his imagination, humor and highly dynamic presentation style.
15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:15


Jan Zadak, Jonas Ridderstrale

Interactive discussion - to answer your questions

Cocktail at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bratislava

17:15 - 18.15

HBS Executive Education Information Session

Day 2 - Session 1

17.4 2015




Forum opening

09:15 - 10:15

„The promise and challenges of online marketing”

Benjamin Edelman Associate professor at Harvard Business School. Ben's consulting practice focuses on preventing and detecting online fraud and privacy violations of internet companies.
10:15 - 11:15

„Future work, skills and leadership in a digital world”

Tracey Wilen Prominent thought leader and speaker on the impact of technology on society, work and careers. A former Sillicon Valley executive who has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, Cisco, and the Apollo Group.
11:15 - 11:35

Coffee Break

11:35 - 12:35


Tracey Wilen, Benjamin Edelman

Interactive discussion - to answer your questions
12:35 - 13:30


Day 2 - Session 2

17.4 2015

13:30 - 14:30

„Future Innovation - making ideas and brands profitable”

Christian Majgaard Expert in branding, marketing and business innovation. A former top executive who led LEGO’s change from a plastic brick manufacturer to a brand that thrives on technologies and interactivity.
14:30 - 15:30

„Top 10 emerging technologies to shape our world”

Tom Standage Editor-in-chief of Tom has engaged audiences around the world with his fast-talking witty style, a razor-sharp intellect and an astonishing depth of knowledge about our world and society.
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00


Tom Standage, Christian Majgaard

Interactive discussion - to answer your questions

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