TEDx Danubia Executive Salon

TEDx Danubia Executive Salon

2017-05-19 LOFFICE

'Global Leaders on CEE stage’ series

There is a way from CEE to the New York Stock Exchange

We are delighted to announce that on the 19th of May - at the second event of the TEDxDanubia Executive Salon series - we will host Balázs Fejes, the Co-Head of EPAM’s (NYSE:EPAM) Global Business, also overseeing the company's strategy of Banking and Financial Services Industry Business.

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Learn how EPAM, a company with CEE roots, has become a global player in its industry by listening to a talk and participating in Q&A and networking. The location of the second Salon - LOFFICE - was picked with a purpose: we want to get a fresh perspective from the startup and co-working community in Hungary.


Gain insights into EPAM’s journey - how they scaled up from an innovative small company with roots in CEE to a NYSE listed public company, and became a recognized global player in their industry. Participate in the Q&A and network with Mr. Fejes to learn how to reach a score like the 8th place on Fortune's fastest growing 25 public IT companies list! After all, we all dream big, don’t we?


The goal of the Salon is to connect real global and local business actors - not theorists - in a two-way discussion. A TED style talk will be followed by a Q&A and networking.

According to the Salon’s first speaker in January, Nani Beccalli, the GE top international veteran, globalization will continue to connect the world despite the current turmoil. We hosted 100 executives engaged in the conversation.

TEDxDanubia organises this event in partnership with the 6000-member Hungarian Economic Association this time in LOFFICE, a major co-working space in the historical part of Budapest. We strongly believe that executives need to interact with the emerging entrepreneur and startup community. We have limited seats for a meaningful conversation and networking.


Venue: LOFFICE, 1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede u. 55.

3.30 - 4.00 pm – Arrival and Registration (make sure you arrive on time, because we start sharp)

4.00 - 5.30 pm – TEDxDanubia talk followed by a Q&A

5.30 - 6.30 pm – Networking

Participation fee: 15 000 HUF + VAT 



SVP & Co-Head Global Business - EPAM

As the second guest of the TEDxDanubia Executive Salon - 'Global Leaders on CEE stage’ series, Mr. Fejes will represent EPAM System, a corporation that employs 19,600+ IT professionals around the globe.

Mr. Fejes serves as the Co-Head of Global Business with a focus on Europe and APAC operations. In this role, he has responsibility for EPAM’s entire book of business in those regions.  Mr. Fejes also continues to oversee the strategy of EPAM's Banking and Financial Services Industry Business Unit, helping to drive evolution of key service lines across the unit’s entire global portfolio. 

Prior to August 2012, Mr. Fejes served as EPAM's CTO and was responsible for ensuring that all of EPAM Systems global offshore and nearshore software development centers were at the leading edge of industry standards for efficiency and quality. Mr. Fejes joined EPAM in 2004 as part of the acquisition of Fathom Technology, a Hungarian software engineering firm which he cofounded and where he served as CTO.

Prior to co-founding Fathom Technology Mr. Fejes was a chief software architect/line manager with Microsoft Great Plains (Microsoft Business Solutions). He also served as chief software architect of Scala Business Solutions. He is the recipient of numerous awards for programming excellence and has worked extensively in the US and Russia.


EPAM is at the 8th place on Fortune's fastest growing 25 public IT companies list. Forrester Research named EPAM as a leader in Digital Platform Engineering space and Product Development Services market, and also included EPAM amongst the top ten largest Commerce solution providers globally.

EPAM Systems was founded in 1993. It is headquartered in the US, however it traces its roots in Central and Eastern Europe. As Mr. Fejes played a significant part from the beginning as a member of the company’s top leadership, we asked him to share his career story and provide some insights into EPAM’s journey as it scaled up from a start up to a NYSE listed public company and a recognized global player in its industry. Our strong belief is that similarly to Estonia, other countries in the CEE region can also become an innovation hub in the digital era. We believe Balazs Fejes (FB) is definitely someone we should know better in the CEE; we can learn from his story.