IB Connect 16 Recap: Celebrating 10 Years of Infobip

Kristijan Barlek

Our annual company conference themed “Ten years of disrupting the telecom world” which saw 170 Infobippers share, exchange local and international market knowledge, fuse new industry insights with novel ideas on how to deliver the best possible experiences for our clients and partners in 190 countries, has finished.

The week-long conference gathered delegates from all corners of the world – from China to North America, UK to Kenya and South Africa, from Brazil to Russia and India.

Reflecting on the beginnings of Infobip a decade ago, CEO and founder Silvio Kutic told a story of remarkable growth and success – from the first rented office without a proper internet connection where he and CTO Izabel Jelenic started developing the A2P messaging business, to today’s 48 offices and billions of monthly transactions.

How to innovate, help more enterprises reach their consumers with scalable technologies and ultimately connect business with people in a seamless, meaningful way requires both global and local perspective, vice presidents said in their speeches.

Adaptability is key for survival, said COO Roberto Kutic, showing how unconventional thinking and the ability to stay agile were vital for Infobip’s success.

It is also key for the product development philosophy. Founded on the extensive product development experience accumulated over years, it is reinforced with thorough knowledge of markets, clients and verticals around the world.

Infobip handles a billion of API calls every day, and is aiming to interact with every mobile device on Earth by 2018. The company currently serves over 150 banks, major internet companies, partners with 300+ telecoms and maintains the industry’s only full-stack CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service).

Panel discussions, speed meeting sessions and department meetings with brainstorming and discussion sessions spread out during the conference. On the leisure and fun side, there was sports day and beach games in the Mediterranean sun.

More than 460 people gathered for the Saturday party closing out the Connect 2016 conference in style. You can enjoy the entire photo gallery on Flickr.

Aug 2nd, 2016
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Kristijan Barlek