On May 11- 12 ESI Center Bulgaria participated in the 4th South Eastern Europe IT Associations Conference “ICT Driving force for SEE region development” and 3rd MASIT Open Days in Skopje, Macedonia. The conference was co- organized by BASCOM. Bulgaria was also presented by BAIT, and IT companies - Antipodes, BMG, Edimit and others.
The conference endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding for Regional ICT Competitiveness for execution of the plan for regional cooperation and branding endorsement. ESI Center Bulgaria will host the workgroup that will prepare the implementation.
Three Bulgarian companies have started its IT Mark certification. From 20 February to 12 April 2006 the first level assessment have been applied in BIANOR Services, Multiprocessor Systems and NEMETSCHEK Bulgaria.
IT Mark is developed by the International consortium of ESI Centers of Excellence and aims to provide software businesses with means to enhance their business, information security management and software development processes.
ESI Center Bulgaria has organized a three day course “Introduction to CMMI” in Skopje. This is the first such an event in the Macedonian capital and the fifth in the whole region. Thirteen participants from eleven different companies from Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria have taken part in the course, led by the SEI (Software Engineering Institute) authorized instructor from European Software Institute Spain.
11-15 July the European Software Institute Center Bulgaria has organized a training session in Skopje, Macedonia and Sofia, Bulgaria.
On 11th of July a one-day course “CMMI® for Senior Managers” has taken place in Skopje. This is the first ESI Center’s project in Macedonia and it is organized in cooperation with MASIT - the Macedonian Association of Information Technology. 30 participants from Macedonia and 5 from Bulgaria have attended the training.