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Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. The talks focus on innovation and technology, sustainable social and economic growth, and help the right people identify the right opportunities and trends. The series is delivered by Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, community and news platform whose mission is to foster the social, economic and democratic development of 23 countries in Central, Eastern, South-East and North-East Europe.

Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. The talks focus on innovation and technology, sustainable social and economic growth, and help the right people identify the right opportunities and trends. The series is delivered by Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, community and news platform whose mission is to foster the social, economic and democratic development of 23 countries in Central, Eastern, South-East and North-East Europe.

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United Kingdom

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Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. The talks focus on innovation and technology, sustainable social and economic growth, and help the right people identify the right opportunities and trends. The series is delivered by Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, community and news platform whose mission is to foster the social, economic and democratic development of 23 countries in Central, Eastern, South-East and North-East Europe.

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English

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Episodes

#45 #EETalks Sustainable Impact — ESG awareness with Professor Bolesław Rok

5/17/2022
Climate change is a serious threat and the costs of not tackling the challenge accordingly will increase over time. According to NASA, 2021 was the sixth hottest year on record, with the planet warming by 1.1°C above the average from the start of the industrial revolution. Greater frequency and severity of climate hazards can create more disruptions in global supply chains — interrupting production, raising costs and prices, and hurting corporate revenues. Climate change and the environment...

Duration:00:27:56

#44 #EETalks Success and Failure — Web3 with MVP Workshop's Ivan Bjelajac

4/19/2022
Web 3 is the next generation of the internet that aims at shifting power from big tech companies to individual users. What this means is that, rather than availing themselves of free tech platforms in exchange for their data, users can participate in the governance and operation of the protocols themselves. As a result, they become participants and shareholders, not just customers or products. In Web 3, these shares are called tokens or cryptocurrencies, and they represent ownership of...

Duration:00:24:41

#43 #EETalks Success and Failure — Increasing Productivity with Readdle's Denys Zhadanov

4/5/2022
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the largest disruptions to work — growing supply chains and new technologies — have been joined by the physical dimension of work, or remote work, all of which has had an impact on productivity. Readdle, the company behind several productivity apps such as Scanner Pro, Calendars 5, Spark email, Documents and PDF Expert, which have been downloaded over 180 million times worldwide, has set its mission to improve people’s lives with technology that...

Duration:00:28:09

#42 #EETalks Success and Failure — Designing the Experience with Ligna Group's Genoveva Christova

3/22/2022
In 2022, the global hotel sector is expected to hit just over one trillion US dollars, according to IBIS World. The industry might still take time to return to pre-pandemic levels — in 2020 the market declined by 39 per cent and then by another 22 per cent in 2021. It is estimated that there are 17.5 million hotel rooms across the globe. In the first ten months of 2021, 665 new hotels opened in the United States alone, 21 in New Your City, 21 in Atlanta and 19 in Orlando. The US is the...

Duration:00:21:49

#41 #EETalks Success and Failure — Speaking the Same Language with Mondly's Alexandru Iliescu

3/8/2022
The world online language learning market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 18.7 per cent from 2020 to 2027, reaching 21.2 billion US dollars by 2027, according to Meticulous Research. Established in 2014, Mondly, a globally-acclaimed language learning platform with a daring mission to break language barriers between people developed in Romania, now helps over 100 million users from 190 countries to learn 41 languages using virtual and augmented reality technologies. Alexandru...

Duration:00:19:25

#40 #EETalks Success and Failure — The Future of Shopping with edrone's Michał Blak

2/22/2022
From home delivery shopping to ordering a meal without even having to speak to someone, the digital world is transforming the human experience and e-commerce makes it all possible. But what if we could speak with someone and they could learn what we actually need and want? edrone is a global company offering ready-to-go marketing automation scripts and CRM features adjusted to eCommerce processes with the largest pools of customers in the CEE region but more importantly in Latin...

Duration:00:19:49

#39 #EETalks Success and Failure — Supporting local and global growth with Sigma Software's Valery Krasovsky

12/10/2021
Earlier this year, Sigma Software Group, a Swedish-Ukrainian company, acquired a Kharkiv-based IT firm specialised in fintech, blockchain and telecommunication. It has grown the number of IT engineers by over 30 per cent since the acquisition. It’s another step in the development of the company, established 19 years ago by five young IT developers and now providing software development solutions and IT-consulting to almost 200 customers all over the globe and ranking in the World’s Top 100...

Duration:00:21:23

#38 #EETalks Success and Failure — Animating music with 351 Studio's Zoran Aleksikj

11/26/2021
Grammy award-winning Ed Sheeran has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists in history. In December 2019, the UK Official Charts Company named him the artist of the decade. Globally, Spotify named him the second most-streamed artist of the decade. The lead single from his most recent studio album = ("equals"), Bad Habits is the UK's longest-running number-one hit in two years, topping the charts for 11 weeks. But did you know...

Duration:00:27:04

#37 #EETalks Success and Failure — Women in tech with Tuum's Vilve Vene

11/12/2021
Tuum is a next-generation core banking platform. It underpins the aims of both regulated banks and other businesses in meeting customer needs and aspirations by enabling the rapid rollout of new financial services. In September, the company — formerly known as Modularbank — changed its name to Tuum, which means “core” in Estonian, highlighting both its native roots and its goal to help customers supercharge their business from within through the use of its banking technology. The company...

Duration:00:18:44

#36 #EETalks Success and Failure — The Israeli way with Adi Barel

10/26/2021
Over the past decade, Israel has seen the birth of over 11,000 start-ups: 70 of which have gone on to become unicorns. Israeli tech companies have attracted investments of more than 65 billion US dollars. So what sets Israeli entrepreneurs apart, in terms of thought, creativity and innovation? Adi Barel, managing director at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) hub in Israel, speaks with Andrew Wrobel about the Israeli approach to doing business, success and failure,...

Duration:00:18:28

#35 #EETalks Partnership — data protection and privacy with Julian Zawistowski

8/17/2021
Large platforms such as Facebook, Amazon and Google collect more personal data than their users can imagine. The sensitivity of that data depends not just on what it contains, but on how companies and governments can use it to exert influence and data privacy is as much about these platforms’ knowledge about their users as about their ability to shape their users’ personal lives. Julian Zawistowski, a visionary, an entrepreneur and the founder of the Golem Foundation, spoke with Andrew...

Duration:00:24:54

#34 #EETalks People — Financial Literacy in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with Zuhursho Rahmatulloev

8/3/2021
The limited financial knowledge of Tajik consumers means that more than 40 per cent of the population spends all their income and accumulates debt. According to available data, only 11.5 per cent of all Tajik adults hold accounts at financial institutions and only 9.1 per cent of women. The situation looks better in Uzbekistan, where 36 per cent of surveyed adults report owning an account at a formal financial institution, according to the 2020 Financial Capability Survey. However,...

Duration:00:20:57

#33 #EETalks Prosperity — Building an International Business with Oleg Krot

7/20/2021
Building and managing a global business has never been simple. It naturally has strategic benefits such as the ability to access new customer markets, new suppliers, and new partners. But it also has challenges like language barriers, cultural differences, political nuances, strategy development and allocating resources can struggle to cope with the increasing diversity of markets, customers, and channels. Against this backdrop, there is emerging Europe — a region that has achieved notable...

Duration:00:20:47

#32 #EETalks Prosperity — Opportunities in Fintech with Michael Rogalskiy

7/6/2021
In the early 1990s, after years of underdevelopment, the banking sector in emerging Europe had to start from scratch, playing catch-up with its peers elsewhere. Now, in many areas, it leads. The development of mobile banking applications has progressed further and faster in terms of their innovation, functions and consumer adoption. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, retail customers have adopted digital banking services en masse, as high street branches remained closed and cash...

Duration:00:18:59

#31 #EETalks Prosperity — Understanding Online Presence with Katerina Sukhenko

6/15/2021
According to Google, 97 per cent of all internet users search for local businesses. A strong online presence is therefore a critical component to marketing — regardless of the size of business and the sector. Social media contributes to that presence significantly by generating additional revenue and building customer loyalty. And there is a large audience to cater to. DataReportal says there are 4.33 billion social media users around the globe. Katerina Sukhenko, the founder and chief...

Duration:00:16:42

#30 #EETalks People — Georgian Tech Entrepreneurs with Alina Rozanova

5/25/2021
Although Georgia is a relative latecomer to the tech industry, recent developments and initiatives have shown a promising commitment to developing the industry. With its slowly-improving education system and with 515 ICT specialists employed in the sector per 100,000 people, the country might still have quite some work to do but there is no question that its start-up scene is growing fast. In May this year SpinCar, a leader in digital sales systems for the automotive industry, acquired the...

Duration:00:17:59

#29 #EETalks Prosperity — Innovation in Central Asia with Bruno Balvanera

5/11/2021
Innovation and digitalisation mean open, transparent and convenient opportunities for citizens and business. While 59.5 per cent of the global population are active internet users, Central Asia is one of the least digitally connected regions in the world. However, national governments, particularly in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, have lofty digital ambitions. That process is enhanced by young entrepreneurs with creative ideas that offer various solutions and a large consumer market of some 75...

Duration:00:23:26

#28 #EETalks Prosperity — Entrepreneurship in Montenegro with Uroš Bulatović

4/27/2021
Travel is what usually comes to mind when thinking about Montenegro, and it's no wonder. In 2019, before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, some three million tourists arrived in the country, which has a population of less than 650,000: the tourism sector accounts for almost a quarter of Montenegro’s GDP. Beyond tourism, however, the country also boasts a thriving entrepreneurial scene with an increasing pool of young and creative talent. Uroš Bulatović, the founder and president of...

Duration:00:23:17

#27 #EETalks Partnership — CEE and South Korea with Yonho Kim

4/13/2021
South Korea is one of the four Asian Tigers, which have steadily retained a high rate of economic growth since the 1960s. It started as an agriculture-based country and is now the world’s 12th largest economy, its GDP worth 1,619 billion US dollars. The value of the country’s technology exports has grown more than 20 times since the beginning of the millennium to reach 13.8 billion US dollars. Yonho Kim, associate research professor of practice and associate director of the Institute for...

Duration:00:21:19

#26 #EETalks People — Digital Habits with Monika Czerwonka

2/16/2021
Two in five Europeans feel that digital technologies are spreading too quickly, while nearly the same amount (39 per cent) say that the pace of change is overwhelming, according to a recent survey by eToro. Despite the relatively low level of digital penetration, Poland values digital technologies more highly than any of the other nine countries, while Romania’s support for increased digitalisation across various sectors is second only to Poland. Monika Czerwonka, a professor at the Warsaw...

Duration:00:22:32