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Ricardo Vargas on 12th edition of the Combis Conference will show how to bridge the gap between planned and realized strategy


Zagreb, May 10th 2018 - The 12th Combis Conference is getting closer – the ideal destination for business inspiration and insight into actual ICT trends. Registrations for the Combis Conference are open until May 16th.


There are only six days left until the closing of registrations for 12th edition of the Combis Conference, one of the leading ICT conferences that will be held from 23rd until 25th May in Valamar Diamant hotel in Poreč. The Combis Conference will gather more that 500 participants and numerous ICT experts that will give an insight into actual, as well as into future technology trends.

Besides the plenary lecture by one of the most respected futurists in the world Mark Stevenson, the second plenary lecture at the Combis Conference will be held by the expert for project management and strategies implementation Ricardo Vargas. Vargas is Executive Director of the Brightline Initiative - a coalition of leading global organizations from business, government and not for profit sectors, dedicated to provide knowledge, insights and solutions to successfully bridge the gap between strategy development and strategy implementation in business.

The plenary lecture powered by Cisco 'Connecting Strategy Design and Delivery: Closing the Expensive Implementation Gap' will be dedicated to the challenges that companies face when implementing the planned strategy. Brightline Initiative in 2017 found out that only one of ten organizations in the world successfully reach all of their strategic goals. On average, organizations fail to deliver 20 percent of their strategic projects.

"Global competition and a networked society are driving almost daily changes in the competitive landscape. In this environment, sustainable growth will depend on delivering the right strategies the right way. To help companies’ leaders, at the Brightline Initiative we have crafted a set of guiding principles to help leaders close the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery. They safely guide leaders and teams toward the right decisions, practices, and processes.", said Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director of the Brightline Initiative before its lecture at the 12th Combis Conference.

An inseparable part of Combis Conference is always presentations of the newest technology trends from the worlds leading companies. This years’ Cutting Edge technological lecture on Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) will have Igor Grudenić, Delivery SRE tech lead from Google. Grudenić will show conference participants how SRE in Google advocates for careful architecture, ensuring elaborate change management and providing production support for critical system components so it could increase reliability of large scale distributed systems in Google.

This years’ conference program consists of inspirational business and technology lectures, numerous case studies from Combis and other leading IT companies, as well as a rich program that will be dedicated to rest, fun, relaxation, education and networking and that will be divided into numerous CoCo mini events. New at this years’ Combis Conference is try{code}catch hackathon competition in programming for students that will be held on May 23rd and May 24th.

With Conference partner Hrvatski Telekom, Combis Conference sponsors are also: platinum sponsor Cisco, gold sponsors Dell EMC and Intel, F5, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lenovo, Netapp, Palo Alto Networks, Unify and Veeam Software, silver sponsor Lexmark and Microsoft Hrvatska and media sponsors, Lider, Mreža, Netokracija, Novi list, Privredni vjesnik,,, Večernji list and Yammat FM.

You can find more information about the Conference on the COMBIS Conference web site.

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