IT and IT-enabled “smart industries” hold a promise to help Macedonian economy grow and provide valuable career opportunities for people living in Macedonia.
This promise is only partially fulfilled today. The sector has grown enough to move the needle of the economy and does provide decent jobs for increasing number of people, including a rare opportunity for young people to get good jobs directly from school. However, the sector, heavy on basic IT outsourcing, generates little innovation and is seen by many young people only as a stepping stone to “real” career abroad.
The panel will discuss the variety of approaches to improve the value-add and attractiveness of the sector, such as selling products rather than people, building up IT-relevant industry expertise, outsourcing specialization, and the role of the public sector as innovation-supporting customer of the Macedonian smart industries.
The two panel co-chairs, Filip Misovski and Petar Kajevski, with long experience in the IT sector, will coordinate this panel that will consist of Marta Arsovska Tomovska, Board Member at the UN World Summit Awards & Former Minister for Information Society and Administration of the Republic of Macedonia, Delyan Lilov, CEO at Musala Soft, Bulgaria, Dimitar Siljanovski, Chief Technical Officer at Global Savings Group GmbH in Munich, Aleksandar Memca, Managing Partner at InterWorks, Macedonia and Nikola Bojkov, CEO and Co-Founder at EmbedSocial, Macedonia. We’d like to point to the presence of the investors from the diaspora and the eastern neighbor, who will draw on their personal experience in utilizing Macedonia’s potential in the sector.
Come on 1 and 2 November at the Marriott Hotel to hear how we can bring Macedonia to world standards. Join us www.mk2025summit.com/buy-ticket/