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Ready for the Digital Future

Digitalisation has never been as crucial as it is today. Therefore, it is expected that decision makers have embraced a digital way of thinking. Easier said than done. 

If you play a strategic role in a company, it may be challenging to continuously follow ever changing digital trends considering your lack of time and other resources. Therefore, we have created a two-day immersive experience of the latest digital trends and their most interesting use cases. 

By grasping new trends in digital transformation and their strategic impacts, you will enhance your digital fitness, and be able to foster digitalisation process in your company:  

  • Shift your mindset - Increase your chances of success by discovering quicker, better, easier ways for more efficient decision making.
  • Transform your strategy, processes and customer interactions - Understand the key drivers of digital transformation.
  • Approach strategically to digitalisation - Equipped with a set of solutions, applicable to multiple business fields, drive a real improvement in your business.

Don’t miss this event packed with resources, inspiration, and insight for future-proofing your business! 

Fit for digital future

Who is it for?

  • C-level and decision makers with fundamental IT knowledge and awareness of the importance of data in making strategic business decisions

  • Line managers who make daily operational decisions and deal with embracing/implementing new tools and technologies, considering process improvements and data visualisations to make better and more efficient decisions

Key benefits for participants: 

  • Leading the change: the inspiring two days will support you to create digital consciousness and lead the business in new direction no matter what industry you are in
  • Digital Transformation Strategy: you will obtain a broader understanding of key digital transformation requirements and the key ideas behind them 

  • Tangible know-how: you will get familiar with the most interesting use cases in order to gain a better data understanding, insight, and visualisation (PowerBI, Robotic Process Automation, Intelligent Automation)

Agenda:

  • Importance of Digitalisation & Transformation
  • Digital Transformation Journey
  • Data Analytics in practice
    • What is data-driven decision making
    • How can data visualisation support you in a daily decision making process
    • Best practices in data managing process 
    • Key prerequisites for data analytics projects 
    • Use cases from three industries
  • Automation in practice
    • Understand what RPA is and isn’t
    • How to identify and assess processes for automation
    • What to focus on in governing robots
    • Challenges in Robotic Process Automation
    • What is Intelligent automation
    • Understanding the components of Intelligent Automation

 

Dates: 6-7 July 2022, 9am-4pm CET

Delivery method: Hybrid (face-to-face in Zagreb, live online for SEE)
*Contact us for in-house training opportunities. 

Delivery language: English

Certification of attendance: It will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course.

Price: 500 EUR + VAT*

Early bird offer for registrations by 15 June 2022: 400 EUR + VAT

*PwC alumni: 15% discount
Mini MBA alumni: 15% discount


Lecturers

Tanja Čuraković Jakovljević

Bruno is a director at PwC Croatia working as an external and internal information systems auditor and consultant. He has substantial professional experience in information system reviews, business process and control reviews, GDPR projects, project management, regulatory compliance, information & cyber security, data assurance projects and delivering specialised trainings (related to Internal Audit and SAP). 

Some of the engagements Bruno managed were data migration validation projects for a number of clients in Croatia and Slovenia, IT process maturity assessments, cyber maturity assessments, IT and cyber security strategy development, defining business and functional specification for implementation of new system, defining KPIs for IT organisation, IT due diligence projects, third party assurance projects, development of IT and information security policies and procedures and advising clients in the area of internal controls in security and availability domains.

Additionally, Bruno is a member of the Supervisory Board at Institute of Internal Auditors in Croatia and a member of IIA Global, ISACA and PMI organisations, as well as speaker/presenter at related conferences in respect of the Internal Audit profession in Croatia.

  • Education:
    • Master in Managerial Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Business studies, Zagreb

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) by Project Management Institute (PMI)

    • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

    • Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

    • EuroCloud StarAudit Certified Professional (ECSA-PF)

Ante Strize

Adrian is a Technology consulting and services director for PwC SEE with 14 years of experience in IT transformation engagements across many industries. He has delivered complex IT projects with large business clients in E&U, banking, government, and retail segments. Those IT solutions helped the clients run their business much efficiently, with increased client satisfaction and surpass their KPIs. 

In an earlier phase of the career as IT application consultant he was facilitating workshops for clients to gather functional and non-functional requirements, business requirements and use cases. Was in charge of as-is/to-be process modelling, business process specification, process simulation and analysis by using best process mining tools.

As an application designer and architecture team member he designed UML diagrams for service specification and application design using various object-oriented technologies for application development and provided application integration services applying SOA methodology.

  • Education:

    • Master of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing Zagreb

    • Energy & Utilities Insights & Solutions (Silver) by IBM

    • Mini MBA, Financial Selling at IBM

    • Business and Industry Insight by London Business School

    • IBM - Insight Selling to the CxO

    • IBM Project Management

    • IBM Global Sales School

Luka Novak

Matej is a Digital Process Automation Manager at PwC Croatia and an experienced IT Solution Architect in the fields of process standardisation and automatization with multi year experience in commercial IT projects, in the domestic and international domain. Matej in his career worked as Automation Developer, .NET, SharePoint developer and team lead and solution architect for various automation projects. 

He was responsible for leading one of the biggest projects of process automation in Croatia, and as well participated in many projects of implementing BPM systems, chatbots, custom development applications and RPA solutions in various industries (Oil and Gas, Banks, FMCG, finance, and accounting companies). He also has a lot of experience on projects with establishing the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for automation and digital transformation projects.

Matej, among other things, is leading trainings for the UiPath platform, and he is a certified UiPath Solution Architect and developer.

  • Education:

    • MSc of Informatics, Faculty of Organisation and Informatics, Varaždin (Croatia)

    • UiPath RPA Developer Certificate

    • UiPath Solution Architect

    • ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

    • Professional SCRUM Master I

Sasa Kendjel

Saša is a Data Analytics & Automation Manager at PwC Croatia and an experienced IT professional with substantial experience in retail systems, CRM integration, DWH systems, including DWH data gathering, data manipulation and processing. Additionally, he has been responsible for in-house software development processes and mobile application development tailored to suit the client’s needs, as well as development and implementation of customised software for large corporate clients, e.g. virtual platforms, applicant tracking systems, machine learning systems for matching and recommendation.

Saša has professional experience in data analysis and visualisation, data analytics, data migration and verification. He was the international business manager for the Slovenian, Bosnian and North Macedonian markets in Alma Media’s acquisitions in CEE. Saša was a speaker at HR-related conferences in Rovinj, Croatia (HR Days), Legal Hackers, and others.

  • Education:
    • PhD in Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing Zagreb (in progress)
    • MSc in Computer Science (Information processing), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing Zagreb – Croatia.
    • E-Leadership MBA – Master’s study programme, Algebra University College and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
    • Oracle database certificate, Oracle WebLogic certificate
    • PM Edge by PMI
    • FCE – level C1
Ante Strize

Ante is a Senior Consultant at PwC Croatia working mostly in data analytics and  business process automation. Prior to joining PwC, Ante worked as an IT Developer and Product Manager on digital transformation projects. Ante has professional experience in the areas of robotic process automation, data analytics and visualisation, SQL query analytics, data transformation and export. Additionally, Ante worked on numerous projects involving data migration verification on ERP implementations, performing IT risk assessments and developing methodologies for IS reviews, business process and control reviews and third-party assurance (SOC2) projects for IT companies.

Ante was a guest speaker supporting PwC’s Digital Accelerators Programme, giving a lecture entitled "RPA: Success Story Sharing", showcasing his projects to inspire a new generation of developers.

 

  • Education:

    • Master’s degree in IT Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia

    • UiPath RPA Developer Certificate

    • Oracle Database Foundations Certificate

    • Appian Developer Certificate

  • Technologies:

    • UiPath, Power BI, Qlik

    • Javascript, Visual Basic

    • SQL

Ante Strize

Yulia is a Senior Consultant of Risk Assurance Services at PwC Slovenia. She has over 6 years of experience in providing professional services in CEE.

In the recent years she was engaged in the services such as data analytics, IT general controls testing, internal and external project management.

For more than 2 years Yulia has been driving implementation of the Shared Service Centre data practice at PwC Slovenia. She is a digital accelerator and trainer for technology solutions.

 

  • Data-related experience:
    • Data project management in insurance industry
    • Business transactions data cleansing and analytics, preparation of the IT instructions for the IFRS17 project and high level IT gap analysis
    • Testing of accuracy relating to data transfer into new systems on multiple clients across various industries
    • Journal Entry Testing (JET) for determining the  risk of fraud involving management override of controls and data analysis on financial data on numerous audit projects
    • Data preparation assistance and analysis for various clients, to ensure electronic data was prepared properly
    • Analysis of large quantities of data
    • Data cleansing and visualisation
 
  • Education:
    • Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics, Bachelor’s Degree
    • European Business School London, Marketing and Finance (student exchange program)
    • Alteryx Designer Core Certificate
    • Business Analytics with PowerBI, Udacity Nanodegree
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