Keynote Speakers


 Managing Director Adriatic Region,

Marijana has more than 20 years work experience in the field of market research and FMCG. She is marketing and data strategist – expert in discovering business chances from available data by using Data Science. She helps companies turning data they own into monetizable asset. Since 2000 Marijana took up the role of Managing Director Serbia (and later of Macedonia and Bosnia). Since 2015 she manages the Adriatic region in GfK.

As a summary, we can say that she is passionate about what she does and speaks with passion about everything that relates to insights and analytics.

Keynote: ’’Retailers and shoppers in fourth industrial revolution’’



Founder and CEO, c-IM&E Inc. and BD Cohnsulting Inc.

Dr. Sorin Cohn-Sfetcu is Founder and CEO of c-IM&E Inc. and BD Cohnsulting Inc.  He was Chairman of Startup Canada, the association of entrepreneurs in Canada; and Research Leader on innovation management at the Conference Board of CanadaSorin is also chairing the boards of several high-tech start-ups. Dr. Cohn was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to Canadian communities and industry.

Sorin has 40 years international business & technology experience in large multinational as well as SME companies having been involved in most facets of “innovation development”: from idea to lab prototype, from technology to product, from new business units to entrepreneurial companies and industry associations, and then to market success on the global stage. 

In parallel, Dr. Cohn has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa. A Killam scholar, with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Physics and an M.Eng. in Engineering Physics, Sorin is lecturing in Europe, USA and Canada on business innovation management and contributes to the development of the ISO5050X standards on Innovation Management.

Keynote: “Metrics-based Corporate Innovation Management (with the Competitive Value Guide – an ISO5050x Compatible Tool)”

Innovation is a Renewable Corporate & National Resource to be developed, used and commercialized for economic and social benefits.