KosICT, a tech festival fused with entrepreneurial enthusiasm

2016-11-05

The KosICT – Tech Festival started 5 years ago as a regional conference with the aim to bring the global tech trends to the Balkans.

Throughout the years, KosICT expanded to become one of the most attractive events promoting the latest and greatest technology trends, innovations and opportunities.

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Held on November 28-30 at the Red Hall, KosICT annual tech event for the 5th time covered a range of topics from the latest technology and entrepreneurial trends reflecting success stories to current Kosovo and international. Additionally, on the 29th of November the e-sport fans had the opportunity to participate and enjoy the eSports CS:GO Championship held in Teatri Oda.

KosICT was split into two stages with relevant speakers and topics, whereas the red stage featured some topics like: The future of startup & funding ecosystem, The Importance of Big Data in Improving everyday life, How edTech is transforming the world of education, How Digital Marketing is replacing the traditional media while the Blue Stage included topics like Latest Investment Trends in Technology and Evolution of eSports from basements to selling out big arenas.

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The opening remarks were followed by the fireside chat between Shpend Ahmeti and Amy Cosper the vice president and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Media Inc. The two of them showed their leading viewpoints, their challenges and journey towards success.

The second day was dedicated to fans and people who are interested in edtech, esports and digital marketing, with exciting session held by Alan Greenberg and his experience in ed-tech or the story of Rimac Automobili by Monika Mikac. There was also an interesting panel between local search engine Gjirafa vs Google, held between Mergim Cahani and Marcin Malinowski.

The moderator Peter Hopewood made sure to keep the spirit high during the two days of the event, while introducing some other talks by speakers like Mark Turrel, Hava Maloku or Michael Capone.

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Esports enthusiasts spent most of their weekend at Teatri Oda participating and enjoy watching the eSports CS:GO Championship. Teams from all over the regions bottled each other and took a chance to win the KosICT CS:GO Championship.

Organized by STIKK in partnership with ICK and Universum, KosICT proved to be a source of great network opportunities between the participants, business and political leaders, international and regional entrepreneurs.