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Marian Karaffa


Wave 1 / 14:30 – 14:45

An account manager, a Basement DJ, percussionist, and the main promoter of the Basement Festival. Marian believes that when you love something, everything is possible. Join to hear about balancing being a successful DJ with everyday work.

Pavol Sedlak

Football player

Wave 1 / 14:45 – 15:00

A professional football player who played also in the Slovakia national team. A professional coach and now assistant manager of a football club in Bratislava. And an IBMer. How to manage all of that and what does it mean to be a real football passionate?

Silvia Gallova

Personal coach

Wave 1 / 15:00 – 15:15

Coaches are not only in sport. Think about when you want a change, when you have an issue, when you would like to grow personally or professionally. This is where a coach can really make a difference and Silvia can tell you how she does it.

Tomas Izak


Wave 1 / 15:15 – 15:30

Powerlifting is a form of competitive weightlifting in which contestants attempt three types of a lifts. Tomas is an IBMer who could lift his whole team sitting on his shoulders. What does it take to be a powerlifter? Is it dangerous? What's the fun in it?

William Carbone

AI specialist

Wave 1 / 15:30 – 15:45

Are we alone in the Universe? Thanks to artificial intelligence, not anymore. It's time to hear about cognitive computing and artificial intelligence from somebody that travels all Europe to talk about it.

Eva Hechtova


Wave 2 / 16:15 – 16:30

A finance manager and centre leader with dozens of people reporting to her. A passionate violinist that for more than 30 years plays at a professional level. How to orchestrate her love for music and work?

Ivan Tomko

Squash player

Wave 2 / 16:30 – 16:45

Two worlds: the world of squash and the world of HR. Nobody knows them both better than Ivan – professional squash player and professional IBM recruiter. How did he start? And what did squash teach him about observing people?

Marek Tarkos


Wave 2 / 16:45 – 17:00

Many people imagine accounting as a boring job, but that is not the case. Thanks to automation of repetitive tasks we created space for additional value. Learn how this change took accounting to the next level.

Roberto Cardillo


Wave 2 / 17:00 – 17:15

A successful business comes from passion as passionate people can change the way we see the world. Can you be an IBMer and still have fun, lots of fun? Do you know where you can enjoy a cool night in Bratislava? That's where Roberto will take you.

Zuzana Hajdu

TV celebrity

Wave 2 / 17:15 – 17:30

Some people assume that being a star present in media, TV and tabloids means you have reached the top. Is that really so? And how does it affect working life in a company? Join us and learn more.

Eva Kovacova

Choir singer

Wave 3 / 17:45 – 18:00

Folklore is an important part of the cultural heritage of a country. If you sing in a widely recognized folk choir you have to travel a lot. Yet, you can still do it as an IBMer and a professional. Join us, there might even be some singing.

Patrick Kozakiewicz

Mindfulness coach

Wave 3 / 18:00 – 18:15

The business world is learning that mindful people are happier, less stressed, better perform and manage their time. But what's mindfulness? Can it help you at school or in your daily life? Patrick will connect from Wroclaw to unlock your potential.

Billy Altansukh


Wave 3 / 18:15 – 18:30

From Mongolia to Slovakia: the story of a journey. Dealing with diversity, a different culture and environment. You can learn and get enriched by the differences of two worlds that came together thanks to the international environment of the IBM.

Jana Lancikova


Wave 3 / 18:30 – 18:30

Can you work at IBM and help the world become a better place at the same time? Have you ever heard about IBM Corporate Service Corps? A life changing experience for many IBMers and true benefits for all cities of the world that host it.

Roman Bartos

Finance expert

Wave 3 / 18:45 – 19:00

From finance in Bratislava to finance in New York, working in the corporate headquarters close to the top executives of a multinational company – IBM. That's the story told by Roman who will be connected directly from the Big Apple.

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Check out last year’s fest

Combination of workshops and live music brought together people from both business and academic environments. On top of educating themselves and having fun they also acquired many helpful contacts.

I definitely liked all the workshops I attended and B‑Complex. I learned new things and enjoyed great music. My friend was really happy about this event and
he is looking forward to attending similar events in the future.

I liked the way of how open minded the IBM people were. I got information I needed and met a lot of smart and interesting people.

I liked the atmosphere there. Everybody was nice and willing to help. And I really liked the workshop about LinkedIn. Thank you for such a good event and I hope I will work for IBM some day in the future.

October 24th, Stará tržnica, Bratislava

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Best Project


Best use of IBM technology

Time and place:

Oct 23, 4 p.m. – Oct 24, 8 p.m.
FIIT STU, Ilkovičova 2, Bratislava

What is IBM Hackathon?

IBM Hackathon is a 24-hour event where enthusiastic programmers, designers and researchers build innovative solutions for real world problems.

Teams can compete in “Best Project” category. Those who use at least one service from Bluemix or the Watson AI can also compete in “Best use of IBM technology” category. All projects will be reviewed for their viability and impact. Winner will be announced at IBM Fest.

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  • Any non-IBMer over 18 years is welcome to join for free.
  • Participants may form teams of up to 5 people.
  • Teams are free to pick any subject and tools they like.
  • Team must register by noon, October 20th.
  • Number of teams is limited by space. Teams will be nominated based on Project description.


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