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Microsoft Envision CEE Government

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Discover the first episode of Microsoft Envision Central & Eastern Europe Government: Empowering Government in Public Safety

During this broadcast attendees will get access to hands-on information from our industry experts and hear from the experience of Microsoft customers and partners on how to empower public safety & first responders organizations by making better informed decisions and more impactful actions to increase the safety of people and the security of the communities you serve.

This government digital event series is part of the Microsoft Envision Central & Eastern Europe industry sequence that empowers business leaders & decision makers to explore the latest industry trends & innovations, gain valuable insights and connect with peers across the region.


Session Speaker
Welcome session

Juraj Polerecky

Enhancing government resilience: Microsoft approach to first responders Evangelos Chrysafidis
Empowering Agencies,
Improving Operations & Protecting Communities
Kirk Arthur
City of London Police - Modern Policing in a New Era Ross Gibson

Jonathan Chapman
Genetec: next-generation video surveillance to public safety Jakub Kozak
BlackBerry AtHoc: Responding within the Golden Minutes Chris Ullah

Darren Spurgeon
First responders as a backbone of Public Safety Andrea Rybarova



Evangelos Chrysafidis

Public Sector General Manager, Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe, Microsoft

Under this capacity, he is working with 34 governments to deliver digital transformation outcomes directed to boost economic growth, enhance social inclusion, enable good governance and promote national sustainability. Evangelos started his career in finance & auditing positions in Intel Corp. for CEE and General Electric (GE) in France. He is fluent Greek, English & French speaker.

Kirk Arthur

Sr. Director, WW Public Safety and Justice,

Kirk Arthur is the leader of Worldwide Public Safety and Justice for Microsoft. He is responsible for all aspects of the business, including the development and adoption of Microsoft technology solutions in public safety and justice.  Kirk previously served as a Supervisory Special Agent for the U.S. Secret Service and passionate about the safety and security of citizens in the global community.


Ross Gibson

Account Executive, UK Police

Ross has worked across a number of Police Forces within England as the Account Manager over the last 4 years and has led on a number of technology driven Policing priorities such as Digital Forensics, Situational Awareness and Targeting Online Exploitation and vulnerability while boosting efficiencies in Policing through Agile working and Power Apps. Ross has prior experience working with Public and Private sector organizations as an Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a service specialist.


Jonathan Chapman

Head of IT
City of London Police

Jonathan Chapman is a technology leader focused on using and improving technology for public safety. He has twenty-three years of experience across; policing, intelligence and law enforcement, from being a frontline police officer to delivering national technology programmes and projects. He is currently the Head of IT at the City of London Police.


Jakub Kozak

Sales Manager Eastern Europe

Jakub joined Genetec in 2019 as Regional Sales Manager for East and Central Europe, where he’s responsible for managing his team in selling Genetec solutions across 17 countries. Prior to joining Genetec, Jakub gained 18 years of experience in the security field, including posts as Country Manager and Regional Sales Manager for leading companies in the defense and security industry.


Chris Ullah

Business Relations and Solutions Manager, Blackberry AtHoc Critical Communications, Blackberry

Chris is a retired Police Superintendent from Greater Manchester Police, having served 30 years with the force. He has a wealth of knowledge both at a strategic and tactical level in the areas of planning and commanding of major events, having lead some of the largest security operations in the history of the Force. Chris has also dealt with countless major incidents and emergencies, and experienced first-hand the communication challenges organisations face during routine.


Darren Spurgeon

Mobile Business Change Manager, Manchester Police

Inspector Darren Spurgeon joined GMP in 2001 and in his 20 year career has held various roles within the force - including operational response, neighbourhoods policing, licensing, custody, intelligence and the operational communications branch. For the past three years he has worked in change management for mobile technology. It is in this capacity he lead on the implementation of the Blackberry AtHoc system which won Mobile Innovation of the Year award at the 2021 UK National Technology Awards for GMP's innovative use of the system.


Andrea Rybarova

Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

Andrea is Microsoft 365 Product Manager in Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe. Her mission is to make life of people working from home, office or even on the go easier with the support of tools such as Microsoft Teams. She is mostly responsible for Frontline workforce – people who are the backbone of every industry with specific challenges and needs.


Juraj Polerecky

Event Host & Senior Integrated Manager for Industry Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft

Juraj Polerecky is Senior Integrated Manager for Industry at Microsoft, Central and Eastern Europe With more than 16 years of experience in IT marketing, Juraj is being responsible for designing and executing the marketing plans to drive digital transformation and thought leadership within the region.