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Keynote & invited speakers

George Sharkov

George Sharkov|Георги Шарков

European Software Institute, Center Eastern Europe

Dr. George Sharkov graduated Mathematics and Computer Science at Sofia University, has PhD in Artificial Intelligence, research in applied informatics, biophysics, thermography and genetics (Gent, Belgium), enterprise information systems architectures. After 1994 leading international projects and multi-national teams for financial and banking systems, e-business, online markets (France, USA, Israel, global markets).

Since 2003 he is managing the Eastern European regional excellence center (ESI CEE, www.esicenter.eu) of the European Software Institute (www.esi.es), covering 12 countries in Eastern Europe and Caucasus region. He is a trainer and consultant in SPI (software process improvement), software engineering quality and management, implementation of CMMI model (SEI, Carnegie Mellon), IT Mark appraiser (ESI method for SMEs). George is leading a research network in Cryptography, Cyber Defense and business resilience (www.cryptobg.org), part of the appraiser apprentice program on RMM (Resilience Management Model, CERT at SEI).

Dr. Sharkov is lecturing Software Quality (CMMI) at Sofia University and a new Digitized Ecosystems. He is leading a Program for modernization of Software Engineering Management education (SEMP) in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and 6 Bulgarian universities. Steering Committee member of the EC CEN Workshop in ICT-skills and expert on e-competences.

George is among the founders and the first Chairman of BASSCOM (Bulgarian Association of Software Companies, PIN-SME founder), initiator and promoter of the regional ICT brand initiative (SEE-IT), a founder and board member of the Bulgarian ICT Cluster. He is Program Committee member of 5 international conferences, jury member of national and international ICT contests, Grand Jury and Board member of the WSA contest under UN WSIS.

Discussion panel: Security by design: If software is eating the world, are we safe?


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