Albena Spasova

CEE Multi-Country Education Industry Lead @Microsoft

I am an experienced digital transformation strategist and change influencer with over 20 years of experience. Currently I am honored to lead the education team in 25 countries in Central and Eastern Europe for Microsoft. Previously I created and served as the President of the Management Board of the International Cybercrime Investigation Training Academy since it’s establishment in 2009 and assisted the Bulgarian Government in drafting national security strategies, action plans and harmonizing legislation with the European standards around cyber security and cybercrime. I leaded all top cyber security experts and jointly delivered trainings to governmental agencies and businesses. I designed and implemented training initiatives and prevention campaigns and as a result trained more than 3000 experts worldwide. I am also a lecturer in Information Security and Internet Law in the eBusiness Masters Program at the University of Science and Technologies in Lille, France as well as in Cambodia and Senegal and served as lecturer in Digital Marketing and Social Media Program at EDHEC Business School, Lille, France for 3 years. I participated in Government missions and provided services and advice in cyber security and cybercrime. Participated in numerous EU projects from design and drafting to execution and auditing. I served also as a Council of Europe expert providing advice on the adoption and implementation of the Cybercrime Convention and am one of the first experts to present the Convention on the African continent. I am an outstanding public speaker and participated in conferences and events organized by the European Commission, Europol, Council of Europe, Anti-Phishing Working Group, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, European Training Academy, United Nations and many others.


8:45 - 10:35 Next Gen Education

Discussion. Next Gen Education. The time has come?

Albena Spasova, CEE Multi-Country Education Industry Lead @Microsoft

Jurgita Petrauskienė, Former Minister of Education and Science
Lithuanian attaché for Education and Science (OECD)

Povilas Virbašius, Training Manager @ Lithuanian School Students Union

Šarūnas Dignaitis, CEO @ EdTech Lithuania

Moderator: Saule Maciukaite-Zviniene. Professor of Innovation @ VU Business School, President @ National Council of Education