Digital economy as development chance for Serbia

The panel discussion called “Digital Serbia Initiative” took place on Sunday at the Kopaonik Business Forum marking the beginning of the Forum which brings together the most important companies and individuals in the domicile economy.

Vesna Crnojevic Bengin, assistant director of BioSens Institute, Dragan Tomic, director of the Microsoft Development Center in Serbia, and Branko Milutinovic, one of the founders and director of Nordeus Company participated in the panel which was moderated by actor and film producer Milos Bikovic.

Vesna Crnojevic Bengin showed examples from personal experience about the ongoing fourth industrial revolution. She said that the revolution was actually all about us, and that each industry would have to adapt. Crnojevic Bengin underlined that Serbian agriculture was the first economic branch to embark on that process.

Branko Milutinovic, one of the founders and director of Nordeus, talked about the necessity for each company to transform itself, to review its existing processes and way of doing business in order to survive and be successful in the 21st century.

Dragan Tomic, director of the Microsoft Development Center in Serbia, said that, just like with any other major business changes, the most important question was whether the company already had people who would implement that change. Tomić also talked about the partnership programme implemented by the Digital Serbia Initiative and the Petlja Foundation, which promotes learning about the basics of programming in schools, and its importance for the Serbian economy.

“Digital Serbia Initiative” is an organization which goal is to help Serbia’s transformation into digital society with the view of making the country one of the leading digital economies in the next decade. Founders, companies and organizations that are the leaders in their respective fields have made their resources, knowledge and contacts available to the organization so that the said goal could be reached as soon as possible.

(Blic, 04.03.2018)

Photo credits: Promo

https://www.blic.rs/vesti/ekonomija/digitalna-ekonomija-je-istorijska-sansa-srbije/435ks1m

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