SPEAKERS 2019

Norbert Steinhaus

Coordinator of Bonn Science Shop, WILA Bonn, Germany.
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dr. Robertas Jucevičius

Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Lithuanian economist, manager, habilitated doctor of Social Sciences. Since 1998 Professor at Kaunas University of Technology. Delivered lectures in Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), St Edmund’s College-University of Cambridge (UK). Participated in the international projects related to innovation policy, influence of higher education on regional and national development, business cluster, Smart Social Systems Development (SMART). Author of Lithuanian Cluster Policy, Lithuanian Industrial Cluster Strategy, numerous scientific articles, textbooks and methodological tools.

Tadas Stankevičius

Current Acting Director of Kaunas IN (Kaunas Economic  Development Agency), economist, business analyst. Areas of responsibilities: Investment promotion, tourism attraction, international location branding, budgeting and financial control, regional/city economic development. 

Previously, "EY" business consultant, "Strategy Labs" financial controller, market analyst, and feasibility study founder. Graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) (Latvia). Member of SSE Riga Debate Society.

Martynas Pilkis

Chief specialist at Financial markets policy department at Ministry of Finance of Lithuania, Lithuania.

Martynas Pilkis takes part in developing a regulatory framework for FinTech industry in Lithuania. Working at the Ministry of Finance of Lithuania for the past three years, he has been advancing FinTech policy and coordinating interinstitutional actions in this regard. Highly international FinTech sector is on the rise: the number of fintech companies present in Lithuania rose from 117 to 170 in 2018, and the innovations in financial sector are benefiting consumers and companies. Martynas is also giving lectures at Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences.