JULY 19, 2019, NEW YORK – Miratech Group, a global IT services and consulting organization, hosted the European session of their annual symposium M-Force that took place in Kyiv on June 26-27.
M-Force19 Europe was themed Value Innovation and included two days of innovation, learning, and networking. In pursuit of the company’s mission to help visionaries change the world, the event brought together attendees from over 12 countries, connecting technologists, corporate leaders, investors, and startups.
The conference began with R&D4Equity Pitch Night, a program designed by Miratech that connects investors, global corporations, and startups. The pitch session was held on June 26th in partnership with KPMG Ukraine at their facility in the heart of Kyiv.
13 selected startups presented their visionary ideas, including modular exoskeletons, augmented reality templates service platform, and applications for saving generic and historical information for future generations. Some presenters who are already successfully leveraging Miratech’s R&D4Equity Program such as Plants Map also presented their companies to the panel of investors and technology experts.
The best startups were selected to get a complimentary ticket to the Regional Seedstars Summit, and, for Blockchain startups, win a special prize to become the next Blockchain Unicorn under a fast track to CV LABS incubation program in the heart of the Crypto Valley in Switzerland.
Stuart Lacey, an international thought leader and TEDx speaker keynoted the conference on the following day with his presentation entitled “The Pandora's Box of Data – Where Do We Go from Here?” The presentation was extremely timely with the US Congress beginning an anti-trust investigation on the big four technology companies, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google.
In addition, an international panel of cryptocurrency and digital payment experts went deep into the different approaches currently underway, discussing centralized versus decentralized blockchain ledgers, FIAT versus commodity versus digital-based currency models and markets, and bank/corporate (private) issued versus government (publicly) issued digital currencies. The panelists included Lars Schlichting of Poseidon Group, Jean-Francois Groff of Mobino, Andre Guedel of KPMG Switzerland, and Michael Vidyakin of National Bank of Ukraine.
The event featured 10 world-class speakers and international leaders, including Brian Balboni of Primex Family of Companies, Endre Rangnes of Axactor, Pavel Jakovlev of CV VC, as well as executives from leading global companies such as Microsoft and Philips, who shared their insights on edge computing, innovations in IoT, digital transformation and new opportunities driven by AI, and other disruptive trends.
The event sponsors and partners included KPMG Ukraine, Seedstars, Startup Network, 1991 Open Data Incubator, CV VC, IHUB, Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, ACC, EBA, NUCC, IT Ukraine Association, Glenfiddich, 11 Mirrors, Avialiga, and UVCA.
M-Force19 Europe culminated with Mirafest on June 28, celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary. Over 500 attendees enjoyed live performances, food, beverages, dancing, and fun throughout the night.
M-Force19 America is scheduled for October 23-24, 2019. The registration for the event is open – those interested in attending may reserve their space here. To learn more about M-Force, please visit http://miratechmforce.com/.
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Miratech helps visionaries to change the world. We are a global IT services and consulting company that brings together global enterprise innovation and start-up innovation. Today we support digital transformation for the largest enterprises on the planet.
By partnering with both large and small players, we stay at the leading edge of technology, remain nimble even as a global leader, and create technology that helps our clients further enhance their business. Our culture of Relentless Performance enables over 99% of Miratech’s engagements to succeed by meeting or exceeding scope, schedule and/or budget objectives since our inception in 1989.
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