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Program outline

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Refreshments

9:00 – 10:30 Opening Plenary Session:
Challenges in the Innovative Cross-border eRegion Development

10:30 – 11:00 Brake and Refreshments

11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Sessions:
Undergraduate Students Presentations
Graduate Students Presentations
Innovative eInvoicing Implementation in Trade & Banking:
An Opportunity in the Single Euro Payments Area - SEPA

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions:
Undergraduate Students Presentations
Graduate Students Presentations
Exploiting Information and Communication Technologies in Disaster Relief

15:30 – 16.00 Brake and Refreshments

16:00 – 17:30 Closing Plenary Session
Panel Chairs’ Report on Suggestions & Actions Planning
 

Registration and Refreshments 8:30 – 9:00 

 

Opening Plenary Session 9:00 – 10:30 

Challenges in the Innovative Cross-border eRegion Development
Chair:
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor & eCenter Director
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia 

Welcome to the 9th Merkur Day
Mag. Milan Jelovčan, Member of the Management Board & Director of Organization and Informatics
Merkur - Trade and Services plc., Slovenia

Innovative Cross-border eRegion Development: Capturing the Potential of the Talents in the Region and Beyond
Dr. Žiga Turk, Minister
Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Office for Growth

Address by the Ambassadors
H. E. Dr. Daniele Verga, Ambassador of Italian Republic
H. E. Dr. Valentin Inzko, Ambassador of the Republic Austria

Open user-centric innovation for services
Dr. Bror Salmelin, Adviser to the Director
Directorate H: ICT addressing Societal Challenges
Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European Commission

Cross-border eCollaboration: Innovation for Life Quality - Slovenia Living Lab &
Open Test Bed / Living Lab Finland - Creating a National Culture for Beta Testing/Development

Mr. Stanko Šalamon, Executive Director
The Slovenian ICT Technology Network &
Member, Coordinating Committee, Innovation for Life Quality - Slovenia Living Lab
Mr. Veli-Pekka Niitamo, M.Sc., Director of Research
Business Infrastructures, Nokia, Finland & Director of Corporate Research Program,
Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research - CKIR, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland &
Chairman, Portfolio Leadership Group, European Network of LivingLabs – EnoLL

Cross-border and national eInitiatives of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour
Mr. Otto Peperna, Head of Unit
International Innovation and Technology, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Austria

Latest eInvoicing Experience in the Nordic Countries in the EU Perspective

Mr. Bo Harald, Vice President, Head of Executive Advisors TietoEnator - Strategic Customer Operations, Helsinki &
Member of Advisory Board, Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research - CKIR, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Disaster Relief in the Cross-border eRegion: A Challenge for Government, Business and University Executives

Dr. John R. Harrald, Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering & Director
Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management, School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University, United States

 

Break and Refreshments 10:30 - 11:00

 

Parallel Sessions 11:00 - 12:30

Panel
Innovative eInvoicing Implementation in Trade & Banking: An Opportunity in the Single Euro Payments Area - SEPA
Chair:
Dr. Franc Bračun, Executive Director, Branch Network
Abanka Vipa & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Panelists:
Mr. Darko Bohnec, Vice Governor & President, Payment Services Committee
Bank of Slovenia
Mr. Bo Harald, Vice President, Head of Executive Advisors TietoEnator - Strategic Customer Operations, Helsinki &
Member of Advisory Board, Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research - CKIR, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
Ms. Pirjo Ilola, Special Advisor, Payment Systems
Federation of Finnish Financial Services, Finland
Dr. Gerhard Laga, eCenter Manager
Department Strategies, The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Austria
Mrs. Marija Triplat, Senior Director
Marketing and Distribution Retail, Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Slovenia
Mr. Marjan Maček, Senior Adviser for VAT, Supervision Division
General Tax Office, Tax Administration, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Slovenia

Graduate and PhD Students Presentations and Further Research Directions
Chair:
Mag. Matt Glowatz, College Lecturer
Department of Management Information Systems, School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland

Presenters:
Conceptual Process Modeling Language: Regulative Approach
Oleg Svatoš, PhD student
Department of Information Technologies, University of Economics, Czech Republic
Economic impact of ebusiness solution
Jozef Bolha, PhD student
Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
Test Case Scenarios by UBL
Peter Cirbes, PhD student
Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
 

Lunch 12:30 - 14:00

 

Parallel Sessions 14:00 - 15:30

Panel
Exploiting Information and Communication Technologies in Disaster Relief
Chair:
Dr. Bernhard R. Katzy, Professor & Founder of CeTIM GmbH
Center for Technology and Innovation Management, University BW München, Germany &
Leiden University, The Netherlands

Panel Presenters:
Dr. Michael Lawo, Professor & Project Manager
Center for Computer Technologies, University of Bremen, Germany &
City of Bremen WearIT@Work Project on Wearable Technologies for Rescue Work
Dr. John R. Harrald, Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering & Director
Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management, School of Engineering and Applied Science
George Washington University, United States

Panel Discussants:
Mrs. Simona Oblak Zorko, Special Consultant for Education and Training
Firefighter Association of Slovenia
Dr. Paola Monari, CEO
SATA s.r.i., Advanced Technology Applications, Modena
& Lecturer, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Modena, Italy
Dr. Franc Gider, Acting Manager
Public Agency for Technology of the Republic of Slovenia
& Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Management, University of Nova Gorica
Dr. András Gábor, Associate Professor & Head
Department of Information Systems & Director, Technology Transfer Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Mr. Robert W. Redding, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Deputy Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Slovenia & PhD Candidate, University of Southern Mississippi, United States

Panel
Cross-border eInvoicing Experimenting in the eRegion: Opportunities and Challenges
Co-Chairs:
Mag. Kristina Bogataj, Senior Researcher
eCenter, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Dr. Flavio Bonfatti, Professor
University of Modena, Italy
Dr. Christian Kittl, Head, International Programs
evolaris eBusiness Competence Center, Austria

Panelists:
Mag. Robert Kromer, Consultant
IT Consulting & Coaching GesmbH, Program Coordination "digital economy-ICT" & Ministry of Economic Affairs and Labor, Austria
Mr. Miran Merčun, MBA, Regional Head Sandoz ERP Competence Center Eastern Europe
Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mr. Rudolf Ganglbauer, CEO
Travel Expense Management Ganglbauer, Austria & Austrian representative of Mobilexpense
Mr. Gottfried Scheiwein, Member of the Management Board
Softcom, Austria
Mr. Stefano Zanoli, CEO
KARTHA, Italy
 

Break and Refreshments 15:30 - 16:00

 

Closing Plenary Session 16:00 – 17:30

Panel Chairs’ Report on Suggestions & Actions Planning
Chair:
Dr. Christian Kittl, Head, International Programs
evolaris eBusiness Competence Center, Austria
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor & eCenter Director
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Cross-border Disaster Relief Perspective
Dr. Bernhard R. Katzy, Professor & Founder of CeTIM GmbH
Center for Technology and Innovation Management, University BW München, Germany & Leiden University, The Netherlands

Cross-border eInvoicing Perspective
Mr. Bo Harald, Vice President, Head of Executive Advisors TietoEnator - Strategic Customer Operations, Helsinki &
Member of Advisory Board, Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research - CKIR, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland


 

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