2 days / 20+ talks
Find best practices, new exciting AI start-ups, ask experts or find partners that can help you understand how to apply AI

October 15th and 16th, 2020, Zagreb, Kraš LIVE & ONLINE


Day 1

Tomislav Ćorić, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

Croatian Digital/AI strategy

09:10 – 09:30 | Conference Room
Where Croatia stands on digital strategy and how to ensure sustainable AI eco system.
Hajdi Ćenan, CroAI & airt

PREMIERE – Croatian AI Landscape

09:30 – 09:45 | Conference Room
Premiere presentation of the research (state of AI in Croatia). Hajdi will show a unique overview of the Croatian AI landscape including stakeholders, AI companies, startups, academy and research institutions, associations, and the public sector. This landscape is a key foundation element for further AI development in Croatia.š.jpg?resize=160%2C160
Tomislav Radoš, HGK

HGK support for AI community

09:45 – 09:50 | Conference Room
HGK plans to support the Croatian AI community. Their Vice president will briefly present how.
Davor Runje, airt & CISEX

Secret Project announcement

09:50 – 10:00 | Conference Room
It is the time for a secret announcement regarding project that will support the growth of Croatian AI ecosystem and to challenge social issues.
Nina Begičević Ređep, FOI / Kristina Posavec, SDURDD / Mislav Malenica, CroAI / Ratko Mutavdžić, Microsoft / MODERATED BY JAN ŠTEDUL, CROAI

Panel discussion: New technology and evolution of the State

10:00 – 11:00 | Conference Room
From market-based approaches to regulation, all stakeholders should engage in the coming years to manage technology’s economic and social impact. How is Croatia doing? Is there one and, if yes, and what is the Croatian Data strategy? Investment opportunities? Recovery funds for the digital economy?

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee Space
Daniel Abbou, German AI-Association

AI – the European Way

11:30 – 11:40 | ONLINE
From North to South and East to West, countries and international organizations are establishing strategies and initiatives regarding artificial intelligence. We are gathering some of them to hear their plans so we can compare, learn, and look for cooperation chances.
Lavina Ramkissoon, All Things AI

Africa (South Africa) AI strategy

11:45 – 11:55 | ONLINE
Africa! Underserved, Underrepresented, and Undervalued. The youngest continent, and the most promising one. By 2030, one-fifth of the global labor force (one-third of the global youth labor force) – will be from this region. Nearly 20 million jobs in Africa will be threatened by the COVID-19 crisis. With youth unemployment twice that of adults, the potential for social unrest is real. Bleak or potential for a huge impact? With world ranking sitting at #68 in the AI readiness Index, Africa needs an AI Strategy. How can we drive Africa forward? What kind of strategies to implement?
prof. ISAAC BEN ISRAEL, Israel Space Agency

Israeli AI strategy

12:00 -12:30 | ONLINE
In June 2018, prof. Isaac was appointed by the Prime Minister to lead the National Task Force to formulate Israel’s national Artificial Intelligence policy, and to submit a national plan to the Government that will put Israel among the top 5 countries in the world in this field.
Kye Andresson, AI Sweden, the Swedish national AI Center

The Swedish approach to accelerating applied AI in society

12:35 – 12:45 | ONLINE
Kye will summaries why Sweden prioritizes artificial intelligence as crucial, in order to strengthen social functions, increase global competitiveness, and improve the life for all people who live in Sweden. He will also share the format of AI Sweden which emphasizes strong collaboration and sharing between the private, public and academic sector, as well as international partners, in order to achieve goals that benefit all of society.
Manja Bogicevic,

Practical Machine Learning present & future in Serbia

12:50 – 13:05 | Conference room
Manja will talk about Serbia’s AI strategy, talents, real business uses cases with the use of machine learning and deep learning, and how and why to prepare for the future that will completely change.

Lunch Break

13:05 -14:00 | Lobby or at your home. 🙂
regional AI startups

CroAI startup pitch

14:00 – 16:00 | Conference Room
10 selected AI early-stage startups will have the opportunity to pitch in front of the jury of high-profile corporate and investors. Each one will get 3 minutes to impress the jury and 5 minutes to answer their questions.
Best three will get a special recognition.
Norberto Andrade, Facebook

Facebook & AI

16:00 – 16:30 | ONLINE
Norberto Andrade is the Global Public Policy, Ethics and Privacy Expert at Facebook. He will give overview of Facebook work in the AI Governance, Ethics and Research area LIVE from Facebook HQ.


16:30 – 00:00 | Conference Venue

Day 2

Fri, Oct 16
Gordan Kreković, Visage Technologies

Computer Vision in Automotive: A Crucial Piece of the Autonomous Driving Puzzle

09:00 – 09:30 | Conference Room
The automotive context brings a lot of wonderful research and engineering challenges due to complexity of scenes, various lightning and weather conditions, embedded hardware platforms, and practices of working in the automotive industry. This presentation will unveil some of these challenges from the perspective of a computer vision company with international experience with tier 1 providers and automotive OEMs.
Danijel Temraz, Infobip

Chatbot Journey

09:40 – 10:10 | ONLINE
Danijel will give an overview of Chatbot project in Infobip and describe some of the challenges they ran into and the technical decisions they made.
Finally, he will wrap up with the results that they got.
Marko Brkljačić, Tokić Ltd. & Jan Štedul, CroAI

ONE on ONE talk – How to become a Technology company driven by AI

10:10 – 10:40 | Conference Room
One on one talk with Marko Brkljačić, Chief Digital Transformation and Innovation Officer at Tokić Ltd. It will be most interesting to find out how a retail chain of auto parts in Croatia became a technology-driven company. They want to be the first user of new technology-based solutions.
Adriano Baćac,

Get crazy with Data – How to gather and process millions of daily transactions

10:40 – 11:10 I Conference room
Listen to real-world experiences of establishing a data lake for an international company (name revealed at live presentation), what were both technical and human challenges, and what benefit in the end such a data lake represents in transforming company to modern digital organization.

Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:40 | Coffee space
Boris Gotovac, A1 Hrvatska

Overview of AI Use Cases in A1 Hrvatska

11:40 – 11:55 | Conference Room
The use of AI in telecom is increasingly popular – and it’s easy to see why.
Today’s telecommunications service providers face increasing demands for higher quality services and better customer experience (CX). Telcos are capitalizing on these opportunities by leveraging the vast amounts of data collected over the years from their massive customer bases.
In his presentation, Boris will discuss applications of AI in A1 Hrvatska. Although they have developed more than 20 use cases so far, he will share three examples of use cases where AI has already begun to deliver tangible business results: classification and routing e-mails, knowledge management and chatbot. They built a model that understands Croatian language, based on natural language processing (NLP). These use cases are vast enough to be applicable in almost any other business or industry.
Darko Jovisic, robotiq.AI

Invisible Robots In The Quiet Of The Night

11:55 – 12:25 | Conference Room
When we talk about automation, most people think about real robots replacing humans in day-to-day operations. But these aren’t the robots that will take the most jobs. Software running in obscure data centers that no one will ever see will replace or transform the jobs of cubicle workers, coordinators, and even knowledge workers. In this session we will talk about this trend and show you couple of real-life cases.
Dejan Strbad, Ascalia

AI & Digital Twins for Bio-Tech

12:25 – 12:55 | Conference Room
Dejan will present how Ascalia used digital twins to optimize production of environmentally safe chemicals for better yield in agriculture. To design their solution, they used Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations, standard optimization methods and Neural Networks to optimize design space of parameters. Presentation will give a technical overview of Ascalia’s adventure through uncharted territories.
Domagoj Marić, Megatrend Poslovna Rješenja

Teaching virtual assistants the Croatian language

12:55 – 13:25 | Conference Room
Natural Language Processing is the common subfield of linguistics and artificial intelligence, which gives computers the ability to read and understand human languages. This presentation covers the basic concepts, methods, and processes of NLP, its use-cases, and an overview of NLP projects currently done in Megatrend Poslovna Rješenja. The main goal of the presentation is to show the journey in doing NLP, from basic use-cases to solving complex tasks on Croatian text data.Šesto.jpg?resize=160%2C160

BREAKOUT SESSION – Can companion healthcare revolutionize the way we treat chronic patients?

13:25 – 13:55 | Conference Room
Megi is an emotionally intelligent virtual health care assistant who enables faster and easier diagnosis and more efficient treatment of hypertension. She was developed in collaboration with the Magdalena Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases and the technology company Mindsmiths, which, using artificial intelligence, develops emotionally intelligent human-oriented AI solutions.

Štrukli & Coffee Break

14:00 – 14:30 | Coffee space
Aco Momčilović, FutureHR

National AI Capital – Global Initial Survey

14:30 – 14:45 | Conference Room
What are the biggest differences between countries and individuals that we talk about? How could AI development influence those differences in the future? What is National AI Capital as a concept?Proposal how to measure NAIC. Is it important and what experts think about NAIC, and how much time do we have to react? Discussion about priority areas of AI investments and different stakeholders.
Lavina Ramkissoon, All Things AI

How to build AI use cases in South Africa

14:45 – 15:15 | Conference Room
Starting with basic areas of impact include healthcare, education, financial, social, governance and labour underpinned by ethics, safety, privacy, transparency, inequalities and super intelligence. How to cope with that and situation in Africa to start successful AI projects?

Robot Day by FER
prof. Ivan Petrović, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

AI in autonomous robotic systems

15:30 – 16:00 | Conference room
The lecture will present research activities and capacity building activities of Laboratory of Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR) at FER and Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla (ICENT) that open up the possibilities of applying artificial intelligence in robotic systems to improve the Croatian economy.
Ivan Marković, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Safe human-robot co-working in logistics – H2020 SafeLog project

16:00 – 16:20 | Conference Room
In this talk we will discuss a multisensory-based system for safe human-robot coworking that is being developed within the scope of the H2020 project SafeLog. The goal of the system is to safely measure distances between humans and robots and to localize the human worker in the warehouse environment. The technology is aimed to be much cheaper than classical safety laser scanners and therefore has the potential to drastically reduce costs for safety installations while at the same time allowing humans and robots to share the same workspace. The targeted application lies in robotized warehouses, where humans and robots should be able to work alongside each other.
Marija Seder, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Smart logistics for manufacturing industry – H2020 L4MS project

16:20 – 16:40 | Conference Room
Logistics in production for SME is one of the most commonly known problems, where up to half of the production costs goes to logistics. The producer of LDPE film of rolls MURAPLAST d.o.o. (MP) is one of such companies. They have improved production processes, yet, their main current challenge is on improving their internal logistics, which at the beginning of this project included heavy lifting of objects. The solution to this problem is the automatization in the highest form – using AGVs to the state-of-the-art software.
Davorka Moslavac Forjan, Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla,

RAMP – Robotics and Automation Market Place & Funding Opportunities in Agile Manufacturing & Logistics

16:40 – 17:00 | Conference Room
Overview of funding opportunities within the European Commission Horizon 2020 project DIH2 will be presented. Equity-free funding up to €248,000 for robotic solutions in Agile Manufacturing & Logistics is offered to consortia made up of technology providers and manufacturing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and slightly bigger (up to 500 employees or up to €100 million income) to enable them to develop and adopt these solutions. Also, RAMP platform, digital robotic marketplace for accelerating productivity in Small and Medium-size Enterprises and broadening markets for Technology Solution Providers, will be presented.



It is not just the most important conference about Artificial Intelligence in Croatia, it is also a great place where you can meet and greet people that are having the same interests as you! So, you will have networking opportunity to start the discussion and Networking Zone, where you can sit and chat with them.

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Some great speakers and moderators are coming your way! You will learn a ton from the presentation, but they are open to networking and your direct questions in the network zone.

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