Assoc. Prof. Natalia Futekova, PHD
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova is the founder of the educational organization ERP Academy and Head of the first of its kind Master"s program of ERP systems in Bulgaria "Business analysis and ERP solutions", which has been established in partnership with "Higher School of Insurance and Finance (VUZF). Since 2017, Natalia Futekova is a member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT).
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova has two Bachelor"s degrees - of "Economics of Communications" and "Accountancy", a Master"s degree of "Economics of Communications" from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) and PhD degree of "Application of Computing Equipment in Economics" from the same university. In 2016, she obtained the degree of Associate Professor and several months later she was awarded for "Academic Achievements and Leadership" from Junior Chamber International - Bulgaria. The project is part of the world-famous format The Outstanding Young Persons - TOYP.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova is a managing partner of ERP.BG - one of the leading Bulgarian companies for business software development. She successfully combines her entrepreneurial career in the field of technologies with her academic and scientific activity, along with her active participation in educational and other social causes. Her scientific interests are in the field of the development of ERP systems and the other business software solutions, management of the business and the implementation of information systems.
She actively participates in various initiatives in support of education, culture and entrepreneurship. She is an organizer and member of the jury of the category "Innovators in the education" as well as a mentor in the pre-accelerator of Start It Smart.
Throughout the years, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova has been collaborating with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN) in the development of innovative technologies in information systems. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova has dozens of reports and publications for international scientific conferences, dealing with areas such as economics of communications, development of small and medium enterprises, business management systems, introduction to quality standards, competitiveness, mobile and online business technologies, optimization of business processes, information security,
resource management of public sector and others. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova is a co-founder of the Professional Association "Programs for European and National Development", taking an active part in the chambers "Economic Development and Competitiveness" and "Science and Education."
She was an assistant professor at the Department of Information Technologies and Communications at the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Statistics at the University of National and World Economy for 11 years. Among the courses she held, there are Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Management Systems, Informatics, ERP Human Resource Management, and Customer Relationship Management Systems.