Assoc. Prof. Natalia Futekova has over twenty years of management experience in the field of development, implementation and management of business software of the ERP class. Successfully combines an entrepreneurial career in the field of technology with academic and scientific activity, as well as active participation in educational and other public causes. Her research interests are in the field of development of ERP systems and other business software solutions, business management and implementation of information systems.
Natalia Futekova is the vice-chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association for Information Technologies (BAIT). She is actively involved in various initiatives related to supporting education, culture and entrepreneurship.
In 2015, Natalia Futekova established ERP Academy – an innovative project of companies from the ERP sector in Bulgaria, which combine their efforts in the aim of bringing higher education closer to the actual needs of the business and the future employees – fully prepared for the work market in the areas of Business Management and IT. In collaboration with “Higher School of Finance and Insurance”, they created the postgraduate course “Business Software and ERP platforms”, which is the first of its kind in Bulgaria. Moreover, they created the first in Europe undergraduate course “IT analysis and business strategies”.
Natalia Futekova has two Bachelor’s degrees – one in “Economics and Communications” and one in “Accounting”, Master’s degree of “Economics and Communications” from UNWE and a Ph.D. degree from the same university with a degree of “Use of computing equipment in Economics”. In 2016, she obtained the title Docent and a few months later she was awarded from Junior Chamber International – Bulgaria for the program “Academic achievements and leadership”. The project is part of the world-famous format “The Outstanding Young Persons – TOYP. Natalia Futekova has also received a nomination in the international format of TOYP.
For 11 years, she was the main assistant in the department of “Information technologies and Communications”, faculty of “Applied Informatics and Statistics” in UNWE (University of National and World Economy (UNWE). Some of the courses she has taught there are “Management of Customer Relations”, “Systems for Resource Management of Enterprises”, “Informatics”, “Human Resource Management in ERP” and “Systems for management of customer relations”.