World Financial Symposiums Announces CEOs from AVG Technologies and EPAM Systems as Keynotes for London Conference

World Financial Symposiums, the international organization dedicated to educating technology leaders, announced today that J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies, and Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and Co-Founder of EPAM Systems, will keynote the “Growth and Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies” conference in London on April 16.

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013

World Financial Symposiums, the international organization dedicated to educating technology leaders, is excited to announce that J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies, and Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and Co-Founder of EPAM Systems, will keynote the “Growth and Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies” conference in London on 16 April.

J.R. Smith has served as CEO of Amsterdam-based AVG Technologies, a provider of cutting edge security technologies, since 2007. Smith will give insight into the strategy behind AVG’s approach to both organic and inorganic expansion and what he has learned while developing an international business.

As Co-Founder, CEO and President, Arkadiy Dobkin has grown US-based EPAM Systems into one of the world’s leading software development outsourcing services companies. Dobkin will explain how EPAM has become an international success with an almost $1B market cap and what pitfalls to avoid when going global.

Other Speakers and Panelists include:

Pekka Santeri Mäki, Managing Partner – 3TS Capital
Anne Glover, Chief Executive – Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.
Uwe Schmid, CEO – A+W Software AG (sold to Constellation Software)
Jon Scott, Senior Vice President – Corum Group
Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM & Business Development – London Stock Exchange
Isabella Schidrich, Senior Managing Director – NASDAQ OMX
Luke Hakes, Principal – Octopus Investments
Ross McKean, Partner – Olswang
Nat Burgess, President – Corum Group
Ricardo Caupers, Partner – Palamon Capital Partners
Jass Sarai, Partner & UK Technology Leader – PwC
Martin Scott, Partner – Riverside Europe Partners
Carlos Eduardo, Partner – Seedcamp
Ian Brotherston, CEO – Qype (sold to Yelp Inc.) and many more…

The conference runs from 9:00 to 17:30 at the offices of Olswang and will bring together executives and investors in software, IT, Internet, mobile and related technology companies. With an extensive agenda, this conference provides the chance to interact and network with finance experts, industry leaders, and the latest innovators in Europe’s technology industry.

For more information and to register saving $100.00 USD, visit the WFS website at wfs.com.

About World Financial Symposiums (WFS)
WFS is an international organization dedicated to educating technology leaders and encouraging deal flow among key industry colleagues. As a networking facilitator, World Financial Symposiums organizes and promotes forums, seminars and conferences; drawing over 1000 senior deal makers including CEOs, CFOs, corporate investors and other deal participants from software and IT industries worldwide to dozens of events over the past decade.


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