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Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Franck Leprévost, University of Luxembourg

Franck Leprévost is professor at the University of Luxembourg (UL). He was before professor at the University of Grenoble (France), researcher at the CNRS Paris (France), at the Max Planck-Institut für Mathematik and at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany). He received his PhD and Habilitation in mathematics in Paris in 1992 and 1997. He was Vice-President for International Affairs and Organization (2005 – 2015) of the University of Luxembourg, and introduced it to International Rankings (UL is the most international worldwide, 11th among the young universities, and is part of the top-200 worldwide according to Times Higher Education). His research major is Algorithmic Number Theory and Cryptology. He is the author of over 50 highly cited papers, co-editor of 2 books, and co-author of chapters of 3 books.

Prof. Leprévost has vast experience in international research and organizational projects. He has been involved in international IEEE standardization activities (like the IEEE-P1363 worldwide standard on Public-Key Cryptography); he served as an expert for the European Parliament on security technology for digital media; he was a member of the scientific board of the National Research Fund of Luxembourg. He delivers around 8 international talks per year as an expert in mathematics, cryptology, digitalized industry, and internationalization of universities.

Besides his huge academic and business experience, Franck is known as the author of several plays for theatre including the recently published (on Amazon in French and Russian) “La chambre de larmes”, which has been successfully staged by the Theatre of Esch (Luxembourg) in 2018.

Topic: Exponential Innovation through Digital Transformation


In this talk the speaker will demystify the meaning of Digital in the context of the next industrial revolution happening today. You will understand what is Digital and how it enables rapid, Exponential Innovation. You will learn about its risks and benefits and get insights on how to apply it in real life.


Dr. Vlatko Davidovski, Associate Director at Cognizant Consulting, Digital Strategy (Switzerland), and Digital Transformation Lead at DigitalLab@HSR.

Vlatko Davidovski leads numerous strategic consulting engagements covering Business and Digital Transformation for marquee global industry players across industries and geographies. He specializes in helping enterprises gain competitive advantage by leveraging the power of Digital and transforming companies’ capabilities and workforce. In his former career, Vlatko established an Innovation Lab for an international oil-and-gas company in collaboration with Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University. In collaboration with the exceptional talents from this university, Vlatko brought to market novel digital products in the area of passive seismic surveys, leveraging advanced computational technologies, geographical information systems & satellite imagery, 3D visualization, sensors, and more.

Besides a PhD degree in Economics with research focus in Innovation, a BSc. Degree in Computer Science and a Diploma in Management from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia, he also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) where he invented a new IoT Platform.

Vlatko’s passion is bringing Digital Innovation to the real world and helping Global enterprises reinvent themselves for the Digital Age. His evangelic talks on digital transformation receive excellent feedback from international audience all around the world. Vlatko is also a guest lecturer on the topics of Digitalization at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, HSR and Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University.