November 9th Agenda


Texas-EU Business Summit
Access to Trade, Investment & Innovation
November 9, 2021

8:00amWelcome Remarks
8:15amWhat Makes the CEE Region’s Digital Sectors So Competitive and Strategic?
Dominik Andrzejczuk, Managing Partner, Atmos Ventures (Warsaw and San Francisco). Atmos is focused on investing, nurturing, and growing Seed and Series A-stage European firms, as well as North American firms looking to open R&D centers in Europe, with the potential to become global players. Raised in San Francisco, Dominik moved to Warsaw in 2018.
8:30amTexas Companies are Leveraging CEE Digital Services
WP Engine. WPE operates a global digital services and support division in Krakow.

Exxon. This global energy giant serves most of its European operations from its Budapest-based Shared Services Center, with more than 2,000 employees providing multi-language support, finance and accounting, procurement, and IT services.
9:00amIntroducing the Growing Global Tech Hub of Krakow
John Lynch - an American entrepreneur and 30-year Krakow resident - founded Lynka and built it into Europe's premier supplier of corporate apparel. He has seen Krakow's tech and digital scene boom since moving there in 1991.
9:20amConnecting to CEE via US-based Teams
This panel is to introduce the „gate-keepers” and „door-openers” across the CEE region. These US-based commercial counselors can connect you to the right resources across Central Eastern Europe.

Estonia (Maris Prii), Lithuania (Danas Vaitkevicius), Poland (Zuzanna Kobrzynski), Hungary (Gábor Markocsány), Bulgaria (Ivo Konstantinov)
10:30amCEE Digital Solutions Showcases
1) Frista Retail Business Center (Warsaw). How this service centre - specialized in servicing retailers - has led to multi-million dollar savings for its clients. Case Study: Global Retailer (Switzerland)

2) Equilobe Software (Bucharest). From validating your idea to building an MVP or a full-fledged product, Equilobe create great products that bring a new perspective to your organization and drive innovation. Case Study: Metro Group (Germany)

3) Qore Technologies (Prague). AI / NLP solution for voice-driven customer-care automation where we provide the back-office integration.

4) Softbinator Technologies (Bucharest).

5) Screaming Box (L.A. and Hungary). Team Extension Case Study: Propane Studio.

6) CTOTech(Cluj). A Fast Track to Check and Improve Your Level of Cybersecurity.
11:30amMeet Moldova: How Tech-contrarians can Tap Top Tech Talent at Superb Prices
Moldova is a hidden-gem in Eastern Europe, with top tech talent serving global clients. Panelists: Natalia Dontu, Moldova IT Park, Administrator; Irina Tolstousov, Invest Moldova Agency, Head of Country Brand Promotion; Marina Bzovii, Moldova IT Association, Executive Director.
12:00pmCEE Digital Solutions: 2 Case Studies
Simon Obstbaum, ex-CTO Crunchyroll; George Teodorescu, Mixbook.
12:20pmAwards Ceremony – Top 3 CEE Digital Services Solutions for the US market.
Our VIP Jury has reviewed 15+ Nominations, and selected these top 3.
Adriana Cruz, Executive Director, Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism
1:30pmAccess Europe I – France
This panel will present an overview of the French business market and provide guidance and support to companies interested to do business in France.
2:30pmAccess Europe II – Ireland
Ireland is a world leader in attracting and retaining investment and the panel will provide insights on current opportunities in the only English speaking country in the European Union as we navigate the COVID and post BREXIT landscapes.
3:30pmIndustry Speaks – New Transatlantic Opportunities in Scientific Innovation
As investment and market priorities continue to evolve following COVID-19, we'll discuss the most impactful aspects of how the business climates are changing for regulated scientific companies expanding across the pond and what we can anticipate in the new year.
4:25pmClosing Remarks