Due to the reconstruction of Hotel “Maestral” this year’s festival was moved to “ Avala resort and villas” in Budva. So, after five years of beautiful Miločer, Infofest returns to its source, under the walls of the old city where the first 17 Festivals (1994-2010) were held.
This year Infofest hosted some of the bigger names in IT industry in the region and globally; Symantec Corp. SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab, CISCO, Fortinet, Telenor, Ericsson etc.
However this year’s Infofest was more international than ever before, due to the annual meeting of Balkan and Black Sea ICT Clusters Network which was held at Hotel “Residence” in Milocer. This network consists of 19 different members coming from the region, including countries like: Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Ukraine, Montenegro, Macedonia and many more. The main focus of the Network is to create appropriate framework to intensify collaboration of ICT Clusters and ICT organizations in the Balkan and Black Sea region in order to meet common challenges affecting business opportunities in the region. As a part of their mission the organization met to discuss past projects and further steps in its development. Bardh Kadiu (STIKK) presented the CBC project between Kosovo and Montenegro whilst E3 Consulting presented their latest SEE IT Barometer results.
Ultimately the Cluster chairman for this year Dr. Stelian Brad from Cluj IT Cluster officially presented the network and its members to other Info-fest participants as a part of his own presentation which took place in Avala resort conference room.
As an overall result of the conference, a new chairmanship has been elected for the upcoming year. It’s made up of four different regional clusters in Serbia; ICT Network Beograd, ICT cluster of Central Serbia Kragujevac, Vojvodina ICT Cluster, Nis Cluster of Advanced Technologies.