ICT week – Podgorica week of ICT events

The Capital City of Podgorica, in cooperation with the ICT Cortex association, organizes ICT WEEK of ICT events. It is a series of events on topics from the field of information and communication technologies, which are spread over 7 days of rich content. The main sponsor of the ICT week is the honorary member of the cluster, Crnogorski Telekom, and the organization of the event was supported by the Science and Technology Park of Montenegro, the Central Bank of Montenegro, and Sky Express. The ceremonial opening of ICT week is planned for Monday, October 3, when the winners of the Capital City Competition for the support of the startup ICT community will be presented, who will be presented with vouchers to go to the biggest IT exhibition, the Web Summit conference in Lisbon. On the first day of the ICT week, the II networking gathering of representatives of the ICT community organized by the cluster will be organized, along with the music program of the L’ombelico band. Tuesday, October 4, is reserved for two thematically separate events: at 10am. in the CUE hotel, the cyber security conference “Integrator” organized by the cluster member, Sky Express, will start, while in the afternoon, for all gaming fans, there will be organized Gaming night – presentations of Montenegrin gaming studios and their pioneering steps in this promising industry, with the central event 3Hills competition “League of Legends” and accompanying entertainment. The third day of ICT Week is dedicated to young innovators. Various types of workshops, quizzes, and competitions in the field of programming, gaming, and IT innovations will be held at the stands of IT companies and innovative organizations, and the content planned for this day will delight the younger population the most. The final event of the first season of the ICT education program, Cortex Academy, will also be organized as part of ICT Week, on October 6. On the same day, a meetup dedicated to women in ICT is planned in Kuslev’s house – Women in tech, in which successful women who confirm with their work that women deserve a place in this promising and rapidly growing industry will take part. On Thursday, October 6, Crnogorski Telekom will present advanced solutions for the digitization of small and medium-sized businesses to the business community at the Hilton Hotel. “The role of fintech in the democratization of the financial environment” is the name of the CBCG Fintech conference, which, for the second year in a row, is organized by the Central Bank of Montenegro in cooperation with ICT Cortex and the Association of Banks of Montenegro. In addition to representatives of the central banks of Europe and Asia, international fintech companies, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Mastercard company, as well as the Montenegrin banking and ICT sector – members of the Montenegrin ICT Cortex cluster – will take part in the event. The opening ceremony of the regional CBCG Fintech hackathon – a 48-hour competition in creating fintech solutions – will be organized as part of the conference. The third conference this week, dedicated to ICT, will be organized the next day, on Saturday, October 8, under the name IT Spot. The conference will be opened by Janek Rozov from the Government of Estonia and using the example of his country, he will point out the possible directions for the digitization of public administration. The conference will discuss trends in IT, the importance of the ecosystem, but also the development of leaders who will initiate and implement digital changes in society, and smart cities… Representatives of the regional IT scene will appear on stage, as well as experts in the field of human resource management and smart cities. The closing of the ICT week is planned for Sunday, October 9 at the Hilton Hotel, after the announcement of the winners of the II CBCG Fintech Hackathon. The main sponsor of the ICT Week is the honorary member of the cluster, Crnogorski Telekom, the leader in the telecommunications market in Montenegro and an active participant in the digital transformation of Montenegro.