Conference "The Corporate Startup"

with a special focus on digital eco-systems, venture capital and entrepreneurship

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Location: Brody Studios, Vörösmarty u. 38, 1064 Budapest in the Balcony Room

Welcome coffee and registration


Digital disruption: What happened? Back to business as usual?


Thomas Bümsen

Founder at Smart People in Budapest

KodakMoments and revitalising a brand icon in a digital world


Anja Christina Gubensek

Business Director Eastern Europe, Greater Russia, Middle East & Africa at Kodak Alaris in Vienna

How can/does open and beyond banking influence the strategy of traditional banks?


Balázs Mérth

Partner and Head of Advisory Services at Deloitte in Budapest

Daniel Dracz

Manager Digital Transformation at Deloitte in Budapest

Competing in a world of digital ecosystems


Dr. Evangelos Avramakis

Head of Digital Ecosystems at Swiss Re Institute in Zurich

Coffee break


Digital banking and ecosystem for seniors


Dr. Sebastian Glende

Managing Director at YOUSE in Berlin

Friends talk about ageing and building new ventures


Michele Bologna (via Skype)

Head of Communications at Enel Green Power in Rome

Sean Sehoon Ham (via Skype)

Managing Director and Head of IR Asia Pacific at EQT Partners in Hong Kong

James Hsieh (via Skype)

General Partner at GE Venture Partners in San Francisco

Travis Ledwith (via Skype)

Vice President Digital Strategy and Transformation at Aon in Chicago

Open innovation model to accelerate disruption in the healthcare space


Julia Belaya

Director Health at Plug and Play in Munich

Building a digital growth platform in a corporate


Dominik Mühl

Investment Director at NuCom Group (a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company) in Munich

Networking lunch


Innovation organisation: How do you find the right mix?


András Fischer

Head of Innovation at OTP Bank in Budapest

Why innovators succeed


Anton Schilling

Head of Discover at Pioneers in Vienna

How can large enterprises drive disruptive innovation by finding out real user demand?


Priszcilla Várnagy

CEO at Be-novative in Budapest

Panel discussion: What does really work and what not?


Péter Kukoda

Startup Lead Expert at Antenna Hungária and CEO at Antenna Hungária Innovációs in Budapest

István Südy

Head of Sparklab at NN Insurance Hungary in Budapest

Casper van der Veen

Head of Business Development at Aegon Continental Europe in Budapest

Zsolt Winkler

Head of Open Innovation Hub at MOL Group in Budapest

Coffee break


HIVENTURES and the startup ecosystem in Hungary


Péter Tátrai

Deputy Investment Director at HIVENTURES in Budapest

Success factors for early stage venture capital


József Nyíri

Partner at BnL Growth Partners in Budapest

Dávid Pongrác

Partner at Oxolabs in Budapest

Big banks' innovation challenges - A path to drive the change


Enrico Ubaldi

Senior Associate FinTech Strategy & Equity Investments at UniCredit in Milan

Panel discussion: what is the right kind of capital? 


Lina Chong

 Associate at Target Global in Berlin

Aleksey Kuznetsov

Managing Partner at Finacom Venture Capital in Saint Petersburg

Roland Pecsenye

 Partner and Entrepreneur in Residence at Zelig Associates in Munich

Mathis Wilke

Head of Berlin Office & Executive Director at ACXIT Capital Partners in Berlin

Digital leadership: How do you form your digital transformation team?


Éva Uzsák

Market Lead at Aon Hungary in Budapest

About Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs


Luck or strategy - the Barion investment story

Tamás Bíró

Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Barion in Budapest

Startup in a "multi" - CHERRISK by UNIQA

Krisztián Kurtisz

CEO at UNIQA Biztosító

Special Guest: Gábriel Farkas

My Way (Just to be Frank)


Networking party

with food, drinks, DJ music and lots of good talks