24th FESTIVAL OF IT ACHIEVEMENTS OPENED
Solemnly in front of the plateau of Budva’s hotel “Avala Resort & Villas ” 24th Festival of Information Technology Achievements, Infofest 2017 is opened. The opening ceremony was attended by, among others, representatives of the ICT sector, officials of state bodies, representatives from the education sector, managers of financial institutions, telecommunications operators, large corporations and many of the participants of the Festival. This year Infofest officially opened Suzana Pribilović, Minister of Public Administration of Montenegro and the participants were addressed by Darko Grgurović, Executive Director of the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services, as well as prof. Dr. Ramo Šendelj, a member of the Program Committee of Infofest. Infofest 2017 is titled “Digital highway” and next week will bring together the most important international and local ICT companies. For 24 years, Infofest is the most important regional event in the field of information and communication technologies.
INFOFEST 2017 PROGRAM CONFIRMED
Expert Committee of Festival of Information Technology Achievements has confirmed agenda of Infofest 2017. Program of event can been found here.
NCR INFOFEST PARTICIPANT
Multinational company NCR, which is among the most important and most respected global technology company, has confirmed participation in the Infofest 2017. Although the company is recognized primarily for its ATMs, in its portfolio are tens of thousands of products and IT solutions. Some of them will, for the first time in our region, by representatives of NCR presented at Infofest.
ABOUT THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN EPCG
Power Distribution Company of Montenegro is one of the most important economic entities in the country and a large consumer of information and communication technologies. EPCG will, as an official participant of Infofest 2017 give a presentation on the topic of digital transformation of the company.
MONTENEGRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PANEL
Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce will be the holder of a special Infofest panel, entitled “Application of e-invoices in Montenegro – Opportunities and Challenges”.
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE IN PROGRAM
Another of the world’s technology leaders submitted application for participation at Infofest 2017. Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues with participation in the official festival program. HPE will have a program presentation and its stand-point.
ZZI, AFTER BREAK, AGAIN AT INFOFEST
Slovenian company ZZI which is present in all of the regional marketS, after several years of absence, once again is coming to Budva ICT Festival. ZZI is specialized in developing of Customs Information Systems and electronic messaging, and at Infofest will have a presentation titled “Digitization of logistics processes.”
ELEVEN AUTHORING WORKS SELECTED
Program Committee of Infofest 2017 completed the review of authoring works collected by the public invitation for participation in this year’s regional Scientific conference “Infofest Pulse”. For the enrollment in the official Program, 11 authoring works are selected which will be published in the Catalog of the Festival and nominated for the Festival awards.
SYMANTEC THIS YEAR AS WELL
Symantec is among the world leaders in the field of security products and solutions for the protection of information systems. Representatives of the company will, in the official program, have presentation of their portfolio, with a focus on the new security regulations of the European Union. (GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation).
ASSECO SEE CONTINUES TRADITION OF PARTICIPATION
Asseco SEE is certainly one of the most important IT companies in the SEE region. Each year, experts of the company, presented participants of Infofest new solutions in its offer. Asseco SEE is one of the regular participants in Budva of information gathering.
TELENOR`S PRESENTATION ON INFOFEST
Telenor, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators based in Norway, this year will come at Infofest. Telenor will, as in previous festivals, have ex-cathedra program in the “Glass Hall” of Hotel Avala.
AUSTRIAN ALLADIN – IT PARTICIPATE
Pleasant surprise for Infofest 2017 the participants will be the first participation of the Austrian company Alladin-IT, which will have its check point at Infofest exhibition. The company specializes in evaluation of network quality and auction spectrum in telecommunications.
PRINTEC – FIRST TIME ON INFOFEST
Printec Group, which is present in 17 European countries, is one of the leading companies in the implementation and application of transaction-oriented solutions. Regional competent Printec’s company with headquarters in Belgrade will, this year, for the first time officially participate in Infofest in Budva.
CARDS PRINT EXHIBITION
Cards Print from Belgrade is one of the most important companies in the field of production of all types of cards will have its Infofest debut at the 24th Festival of IT Achievements. Print Cards will present its offer in its exhibition checkpoint.
ABOUT INFORMATICS IN MODERN SPORT
In Infofest 2017 there will be an interesting symposium on “Information Technology in Modern Sport” by the organizer in cooperation with Montenegrin Olympic Committee. The program includes a series of expert presentations on new trends in the application of modern technologies in the training process of athletes and sports competitions single.
JOINT APPEARANCE OF MONTENEGRO ICT COMPANIES
The Association Board for Informatics and Communication Technologies of Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce will organize a joint participation of members on 24th Infofest. For now, it is confirmed participation of Montex Elektronika, Navira IT Solution, WinSoft, Bild Studio, Čikom and S&T, more applications are expected.
NEWS FROM MICROSOFT
Infofest participants are used to have specialists from Microsoft, just in Budva Festival, presenting development and strategic innovations from their program. Microsoft has confirmed that this will be the same on Infofest 2017,
SAP CONFIRMS REPUTATION OF INFOFEST
Company SAP, which certainly ranks among the world’s technology leaders, has submitted an application for participation in the Infofest 2017. Official participation of SAP in the Budva Festival, confirms that Infofest is respectable event.
MONSTAT ON ICT SUPPORT TO STATISTICS
Statistical Office of Montenegro – MONSTAT is among the companies that, at a very high level, has implemented Information Technology as support their core business. Therefore, it will be interesting to hear the new aspects of the application of ICT in business of MONSTAT who, for many years, is a regular participant of Infofest.
NTO HOSTS “EVENING WITH FRIENDS”
National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, a long time ago, understood that Infofest has an indirect but important role in the promotion of Montenegro as a tourist destination. Therefore, the NTO Montenegro, this year, will sponsor the traditional Infofest “Evenings with friend”. Regular participants of Infofest know to what extent this gathering contributes to a good atmosphere of Budva IT Festival.
ENERGODATA AS EXCLUSIVE
One of the oldest and most prominent ICT companies in our region, Belgrade-based Energoprojekt Energodata comes to Infofest 2017 as an exclusive participant. Energodata will have its own exhibition space and program presentation of new solutions.
TWO PRESENTATIONS FROM INFOSTREAM
Young but already reputable software company Infostream from Podgorica will held two expert presentations in the official program of Infofest 2017. Infostream is specialized in software development, maintenance, support and IT consulting.
“SAGA ON INFOFEST” CONTINUITY
Saga, with SBS, is the only company that, without a single absence, participated at Infofest since its first holding in 1994. There is no doubt that these companies and Infofest together has growing up in not easy and general market conditions. Saga continued to participate in the Infofest after becoming a member of the New Frontier Group.
S&T IN EX-CATHEDRA PROGRAM
Content and conceptually fresh presentation from known system integrator Group S&T have long been one of Infofest attraction. This year experts from S&T participate in the official festival program in ex-cathedra form.
DUNAVNET DEBITS AT INFOFEST
Innovative Novi Sad based DunavNET Company, recognized for its solutions in the domain of intelligent Internet devices (IoT – Internet of Things) and augmented reality (AR – Augmented Reality), for the first time, this year, participate in Infofest. Experts of DunavNET’s will, in the official festival program, present some of its sophisticated solutions.
AUTHORING WORKS UNTIL 1st OF AUGUST
Deadline for submission of Authoring Works by the public invitation of the organizer of the Regional Scientific Conference “Infofest Pulse” will expire by 1st of August. Works received by the deadline will be reviewed by the Program Committee of the Festival and the most successful will be included in the official program of Infofest. Accepted works will be published in the Infofest Catalog and nominated for the Festival awards.
TELEGROUP CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION
TeleGroup certainly one of the leading ICT companies in the regional market. In addition, in recent years, TeleGroup successfully expanding its business throughout the EMEA zone. Therefore pleasing fact is that by participating in the program Infofest 2017, TeleGroup will continue its tradition of presenting new solutions to the Budva Festival. In presentation program, experts of the company will introduce the application of the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) in the health care domain.
DEJAN CVETKOVIC AMONG INVITED SPEAKER
Among the invited speakers at Infofest 2017 is Dejan Cvetkovic, manager at Microsoft, who is globally responsible for the domain of digital transformation. Dejan will have a “key-note” speech in a special session dedicated to digital reorientation of the business environment, with a focus on the concept of Internet of Things in the Cloud environment.
POST OF MONTENEGRO HOLDER OF COUNSELING
Infofest 2017 will be the framework for holding the seventh Regional Counseling of Postal Administrations, named “Digital Territory of Post”. Program organizer of this important and far more traditional Infofest sessions is Post of Montenegro which will gather regional representatives of postal management, international associations for postal operations as well as ICT Companies which portfolio matches this specific sector.
RESPA AND MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ORGANIZE E-GOV PANEL
International organizations to strengthen regional cooperation in the field of public administration in the Western Balkans ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration) and the Montenegrin Ministry of Public Administration are holders of the special panel sessions dedicated to key issues of e-Government concept. In addition to international experts, the work of the panel will be attended by representatives of relevant government authorities of the region.
AXIS IP COMMUNICATION AND IP WAY AGAIN AT INFOFEST
Famous Swedish company Axis Communications, one of the world leaders in network video is coming back to Budva, for this year’s Festival of IT Achievements. Among the official participants of Infofest 2017 will be their local partner, Belgrade-based Company IP Way.
LANACO FROM BANJA LUKA IS ARRIVING
Since a few years ago, Infofest participants have the opportunity to directly see and hear the company from Banja Luka, one of the most important ICT companies in our region. Lanaco confirmed that this year, as the exclusive participant, with exhibition and presentation form will join the festival audience.
ČIKOM AS EXCLUSIVE
Company Čikom Informatics Engineering from Podgorica will, at this Infofest be exclusive participant.
Besides participatory exclusivity, registration of Čikom implies an exhibition stand, as well as participation in ex-cathedra program.
APPLICATIONS OF INFOLINK, RDC AND ALITER TECHNOLOGIES
Belgrade Infolink, now a regular participant of Infofest, submitted an application for the upcoming 24th Festival of IT achievements. Montenegrin Broadcasting Center (RDC) has accepted the invitation of the organizers and confirmed participation in this year’s Infofest. Organizer recorded and logged well known international company Aliter Technologies, which is based in Slovakia as well.
International company Fortinet earned its reputation primarily for quality solutions in the field of information security, has confirmed participation in the 2017 Infofest.
Fortinet will have a program presentation on Monday, 25th of September.
DIRECTORATE FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN TWO ROLES
Directorate for Electronic Communications from Ministry of Economy as official Infofest participant will have two roles.During International Conference for Electronic Communication it will present law on Measures to Reduce Costs of Installation of Electronic Communications Networks at High Speed. In official Infofest Program, Directorate will together with World Bank experts present new project activities for advancement of Internet traffic broadband.
SERBIAN BUSINESS SYSTEMS – 24 YEARS ON INFOFEST
Belgrade based company Serbian Business Systems – SBS continues presence on Budva ICT gathering with exclusive status. It should be noted that this renowned company participated at all Festivals of Information Technology Achievements.
MONTENEGRO TELECOM CONFIRMED
Two program presentations and exclusive participating status represent application of Montenegro Telecom participation on this year’s Infofest. Besides that, although the deal is not finalized yet, it is expected that Montenegro Telcom will again be official Internet service provider and that to all participants quality Internet service will be available.
HPE, MICROSOFT, ORACLE, CISCO AMONG INVITED
Invitation of ICT companies to officially participate in the 24th Festival of IT achievements is in process.
Among the companies that have, in the first round of selection, received the invitation of the organizers are Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco Systems, SAP and other technology leaders.
XV “REGULATORY” CONFERENCE
Agency for Electronic Communications and regulatory activities will, within Infofest 2017, organize XV International Conference “Regulatory Activities in the Electronic Communications Sector,” which will bring together representatives of national regulatory agencies, ministries, operators of electronic communications, as well as representatives of international organizations and the institutions responsible for this area. This year, co-organizer of this session will be the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The theme of the conference is “Next Generation Regulation”.
SLOGAN OF INFOFEST 2017 – “DIGITAL HIGHWAY”
Global digitization trend has not bypassed Infofest. Therefore, the slogan of this year’s festival is “Digital Highway”.
The program concept of Infofest 2017 is aimed to proper understanding of the notion of digitizing information in various spheres of development.
ITU SESSION ABOUT IPv6 ON INFOFEST
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will this year be active at Infofest.
In addition to the XV International Conference co-organization of regulatory authorities in the field of electronic communications, ITU will hold a seminar on the possibilities of a new version of Internet Protocol IPV6.
INFOFEST CATALOG GOT ISSN
ISSN Center of the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” presented the Infofest Catalog International standard serial number (ISSN 2536-5665).
Below this number, the popular Infofest catalog will be introduced in the international ISSN database that is kept in Paris.
INFOFEST 2017 IN “AVALA” FROM 24-30th OF SEPTEMBER
After last year’s successful return from Milocer to Budva, organizer of the 24th Festival of Information Technology Achievements decided that Infofest 2017 will be held in the hotel “Avala Resort & Villas “, in the period from 24-30th of September.
Central programs of Infofest 2017 will take place at the Congress and Glass Hall of Avala. Infofest-traditional exhibition will be positioned in the free areas of the hotel.
PUBLIC INVITATION FOR AUTHORING WORKS ANNOUNCED
Agenda of Infofest 2017 includes second Regional Scientific-Technical Conference “ICT Pulse 2017” which presents the most successful works selected by the program committee.
Public invitation for the submission of papers, with instructions for preparation is published on the Infofest website. The deadline for applications is August 1st, 2017.
ACCOMMODATION OF PARTICIPANTS IN AVALA, MOGREN, SLOVENSKA PLAZA …
Organizer of Infofest concluded contracts on provision of hotel accommodation facilities for participants during the Festival.
Total available capacity of hotels “Avala Resort & Villas “and” Mogren ” is leased. In the tourist resort “Slovenska Plaza” confirmed 100 units in rooms with four stars. If necessary, the Organizer will, for the participants of Infofest, provide accommodation in other hotels of Budva.
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OF MONTENEGRO WITH INFOFEST
In the new configuration of the Government of Montenegro, the current jurisdiction of the Ministry for Information Society and Telecommunications is divided into the Ministry of Public Administration (Electronic Government and IT Security) and the Ministry of Economy (Telecommunications).
At a recent meeting with representatives of Infofest, Minister of Public Administration Suzana Pribilovic confirmed that this change will not adversely affect the support that the Government of Montenegro, through the line of the competent institution provides to the Festival, since it is an event of national importance.
INVITATIONS FOR COMPANY PARTICIPATION SOON
By mid of June, the Organizer will to important ICT companies in the region send an official invitation to participate in the program of Infofest 2017.
Invitations will be extended on the basis of the first selection list of companies and institutions that are nominated by Program Committee.