M-FORCE19 EUROPE - SPEAKERS


Agahuseyn Ahmadov

Agahuseyn Ahmadov is a Regional Manager for CEE & Central Asia at Seedstars, Swiss-based group of companies that impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.
Agahuseyn is currently overseeing business development and operations of Seedstars across CEE & Central Asia, working with top industry leaders with their innovation agenda, organizing prestigious entrepreneurial events and advising & mentoring startups.
Previously, Agahuseyn was the Community Manager of SUP Accelerator – first startup accelerator in Azerbaijan. With the SUP team, he helped to build a strong community of startups in Azerbaijan and supported many entrepreneurs to grow their ventures.


Detlev Artelt

Detlev Artelt is CEO of aixvox GmbH and author of the book series, Voice Compass.
A European pioneer in communication and speech automation, Detlev has been breaking new ground since 1993 and focuses on helping enterprises improve their business results by employing Unified Communications (UC) and Speech automation.
A keynote speaker and well-known Panel Moderator for many events, Detlev leads the UC Working Committee at the German eco institution for Internet business, is active in a number of other related communities and just started a local European chapter of The Applied Voice Input/Output Society (AVIOS).


Brian Balboni

Brian is a former United States Marine with almost two decades of technology development experience. Under Brian’s leadership Primex has made tremendous strides building, investing and expanding our internal engineering and product development capabilities, demonstrated through successfully releasing highly sophisticated products like the PrimexTemp sensors, Atlas weather stations, a 72MHz mass notification offering, and a proprietary Bluetooth mesh synchronized time platform. Before joining Primex, Brian managed enterprise application development programs for Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise Services division. Brian spent six years responsible for wealth management technology for Raymond James’ Private Client Group, focusing upon investment management applications, regulatory compliance solutions, and client tools for account management. Whether building and coaching a highly capable full stack engineering team, improving our product quality and precision, or focusing upon streamlining design and development processes, Brian’s attention is always centered upon delighting customers with new innovations.


Alexander Boboshko

Oleksandr Boboshko joined KPMG as Director, Tax & Legal in 2018.
Oleksandr works on expanding the International Tax Group and broadening the spectrum of its tax services in line with international tax tendencies.
Oleksandr previous worked at KPMG Malta, where he was in charge of providing international tax structuring advice related to the establishment and operation of personal holding companies, and international financing and trading structures in Malta. Prior to working at KPMG Malta, Oleksandr worked for other Big Four companies, as well as at KPMG in Ukraine as a Tax Manager.
Oleksandr has over 14 years of professional experience in consulting for international and large Ukrainian corporate groups on international tax planning, pre-IPO tax diagnostics, and tax compliance. He has participated in a number of engagements for companies in various sectors, including energy, metals & mining, FMCG, and agriculture, using his broad expertise and industry-specific knowledge to identify tax-efficient solutions and to manage tax exposure. He has provided tax support for corporate and finance restructuring projects in over 10 jurisdictions, including Malta, the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy.


Tony De Cicco

Tony De Cicco earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University. With over 30 years of leadership experience in developing and growing strong service and sales organizations, he joined Miratech as the Vice-President of US Customer Intelligence in April 2017. In his new role, Tony is responsible for leading the Customer Intelligence Practice. He will help to leverage Miratech’s engineering expertise and long-standing Genesys-Miratech partnership into a global Genesys Practice. Before Miratech, Tony was the Vice-President of Professional Services at Informix Software with the responsibility of the overall training, consulting, and systems engineering organizations. Following this role, he served as Senior Vice-President for worldwide Professional Services at VERITAS Software. He was responsible for growing operations from $10 million to over $100 million in 4 years. Immediately before his role at Miratech, he served as Vice-President of Solutions & Consulting for Genesys Telecommunication Laboratories, leading and mentoring a team of expert consultants, delivering technical excellence and consistently exceeding revenue growth goals.


Eric Entzeroth

Eric Entzeroth is a seasoned technology sales and operations executive with 30 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions to the communications, finance, manufacturing, retail and government industries. Mr. Entzeroth most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Accounts and Senior Vice President of Americas Field Operations for Genesys from 2004-2017. Prior to Genesys, Mr Entzeroth worked in senior sales and operations roles at Sprint, Unisys, Informix, and CommerceQuest/ICG. Mr. Entzeroth received his B.S. in Accounting and his MBA from Avila University in 1981 & 1987 respectively.


André Guedel

As Head of KPMG Switzerland’s International HQs Cluster, André draws on over 20 years of international experience to advise on strategic site selection, business expansion and relocation in Europe. André is a skilled strategy consultant for direct investment projects of Multinational Companies (MNCs) in Europe and a trusted advisor to investment promotion agencies. As the former head of the Swiss Federal Investment Agencies’ American operations and with his life sciences specialization, he is frequently supporting new business streams and expansion projects of Life Sciences companies and other industries into Europe. André is also tapping into the exciting new potential of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, including international crypto crowdfunding projects via Switzerland. As a frequent author and contributor to reports, blogs and analyses, he shares his expertise on a variety of topics related to site selection and business expansion.


Pavel Jakovlev

Pavel Jakovlev is Blockchain Incubation & Ecosystem Lead at CV VC. He leads the CV Competition and CV Labs Incubation Program, located in the heart of the Crypto Valley, Switzerland. He is passionate about emerging technology solutions and their practical application in the commercial environment to deliver efficiency, productivity, and sustainable growth. He has an aptitude for fostering and maintaining business relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Prior to joining CV VC, the next generation Venture Capital company, Pavel worked both as a consultant and as an internal expert in the following industries: oil and gas, renewables, financial services, eCommerce and government affairs.


Stuart Lacey

Stuart Lacey is the founder of Trunomi, which today is used by business who want to build Trust by demonstrating to customers, shareholders and regulators alike that they know exactly what customer data is held, and why it is used. In doing so, businesses and consumers empower themselves while benefiting from improved transparency and a greater understanding of their relationship in the trust economy.
Stuart founded Trunomi in 2013 and continues to be responsible for all aspects of the Trunomi culture and brand, development of its IP and overseeing its product vision and strategy. During this time, he led Trunomi to win over 40 industry awards; and was individually named as #27 on the list of “Top executives changing the future of banking” by Bank Innovation, Barclays Rise Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2017 and Most Influential FinTech CEO of the year for 2019 by CV Magazine.
He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the C-Suite of global financial and technology markets. Before Trunomi, he was a managing director for a number of global financial services firms, with diversified activities in over 20 markets around the world. He is a graduate of McGill University, a multiple award-winning member of the Young Presidents Organization, as well as a member of the Young Entrepreneur’s Council and The Institute of Directors.
In addition, Stuart is a sought after keynote speaker on topics including Thought Leadership, the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Cyber and Data Security/Privacy, Exponential Technologies and the emergent Personal Data and Trust Economies. He holds 4 issued patents and has 9 further patents pending; has been published in Forbes, TechCrunch, NBC and Inc Magazine amongst others, and was a TEDx speaker in 2015 on the Future of Personal Data & Privacy.


Frank Nijsten

Frank has 23 years of experience in the IT sector built up by working in (global) multinationals like Vodafone, Philips, Siemens, and O2 Germany. Currently, he works as an Integral Project Manager at Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care.

Frank has successfully steered development teams in a global context: Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Finland, Belgium, The Netherlands, India, Egypt, and the United States. All end-products are successfully launched and next to that, also in-time.

Frank is on a frequent basis invited at international conventions and events to speak about Digital Innovation, IoT and AI. He was amongst others presenting for the Association of European Business in Moscow and various Digital Innovation events in Kyiv and New York.


Endre Rangnes

Previously served as CEO of Lindorff Group AB (2010-2014), CEO of EDB Business Partner ASA, now EVRY ASA (2003-2010).
Prior work experience includes various positions within the IBM Group (including being Country Manager Norway and serving as member of IBM Nordic’s executive and top management teams).
Other current assignments/positions: Board Member of Tieto Ojy.

Dmytro Turchyn

Dmytro Turchyn is leading the AI Product Marketing in Microsoft for CEE region. He is a Data & AI expert and enthusiast, with 15 years experience in IT and has both the Business Development experience including end-to-end business development and management, as well as degree in Statistics, Applied Math and Neural Networks. Dmytro is working on enabling customer and partner organizations in the region to transform their businesses with the power of Artificial Intelligence platform and tools. He is working with the breadth of customer and partner organizations in the region on their transformational AI projects.