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Cristian Turcin
Cloud & Professional Services Product Manager
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Session Title:
Be Resilient at All Times 

Session Synopsis:
Agile technologies should have the ability to securely deliver applications, data, and collaboration tools to a range of device types. Legacy concerns and associated infrastructure SLAs, such as platform updates, maintenance costs, security, and updates, are still relevant, but should now move to the background, or, even better, be paid for on a consumption basis, as an element of a service. Discover the best practices and strategies to optimize your ICT infrastructure and achieve business resilience. 

About Cristian
Cristian Turcin is an experienced Product Manager, currently in charge of Cloud & Professional Services, with over 10 years in the telecommunications and banking industry, both in consumer and enterprise areas, with a long history of working on international teams. Lately, he has been developing B2B strategies in many adjacent areas, by putting to use the skills and a complete vision from a business and customer perspective. At Orange Business Services, he has dedicated himself to creating a complete Cloud proposition for enterprises and to helping companies in making the step into full digital transformation.

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Valentina Frangu

Session Title:
Opening speech Business Transformation Stage

About Valentina
To be announced

Public Sector Lead
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Radu Isaia

Session Title:
Business Transformation in a Multi-Cloud World

Session Synopsis:
Join me to discuss about the challenges businesses face in their digital transformation journey, especially when also trying to navigate in the Multi-Cloud world. We will talk about how software innovations from Dell Technologies can help businesses better manage the massive amounts of data they have, how they can extract valuable information from that data, and how they can stay ahead in their increasingly competitive markets.

About Radu
To be announced

Storage, Platforms and Solutions Sales
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Adrian-Victor Vevera
General Director
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Session Title:
Supporting businesses and public administration to embrace digital transformation in a safe and secure environment

Session Synopsis:
Modern information and communication technologies have experienced substantial evolution in recent years, significantly impacting every aspect of life: economic, social, political, and cultural. Every organization has to adopt digital transformation to stay up-to-date and still be competitive in the market. Join us at the Business Transformation Stage as we debate our work and research in supporting both businesses and public administration to embrace new digital directions.

About Adrian
Adrian-Victor VEVERA is the General Director of the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest), where he has leveraged his extensive experience to accomplish the institution's mission. Therefore, under his leadership, he ensured ICI Bucharest promotes excellence in research and innovation for developing the knowledge-based economy in Romania and better integration in the European and international research space. He has extensive experience in the field of national security, fulfilling various positions, over time, in numerous managerial and counseling positions in multiple organizations. He has been the coordinator of different projects of national interest, thus having the necessary understanding for business transformation, especially in a digitalized context.

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Irina Zamfir
Chief Revenue Officer
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Session Title:
Multichannel sales for eCommerce growth

Session Synopsis:
How multichannel sales can help online business to reach consumers, expand their business and increase their sales.

About Irina
Graduate of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bucharest. Has joined easySales in July 2021 in the role of Chief Revenue Officer and is in charge of building partnerships, marketing and sales departments.  Experience in banking field and GM role in Link Mobility, a provider of mobile communications services specializing in SMS. Passionate about communication, leadership, sales and eCommerce geek.

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Octavian Radu
Co-Founder CEO
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Session Title:
New emerging technologies & their impact in Business Transformation

Session Synopsis:
Business Digital Transformation is a process, not a technology. Its goal is to help companies fundamentally change the systems, business procedures and people’s mindset in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. But this goal cannot be achieved without the new emerging technologies.  Octavian’s speech will address new technologies in the context of distributed enterprise and how the new enterprise concept will impact business models. He will then show you how the new enterprises will exchange data, as well as how Decision Intelligence works.

About Octavian
Octavian Radu is the Co-Founder CEO of Smart Touch Technologies, the deep tech start-up company committed to revolutionising the way companies and organisations exchange data.    In his 20+ years expertise in software & hardware product development, Octavian specialized in cloud and virtualization technologies, digital hardware design, as well as embedded Linux. From doctoral studies in AI to digital design engineering and software engineering, from Development Manager to Innovation Program Leader at Keysight Technologies, Octavian Radu’s main professional goal has always been crafting a technical solution to a complex problem.   His latest project addresses a problem most of the companies face today: documents used as data carriers are costly bottlenecks! In November of 2020, Octavian Radu founded Smart Touch Technologies, aiming to revolutionize the way companies & organizations exchange data.    

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Alina Luchian
Academic & Education Territory Lead
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Session Title:
Transforming the jobs of the future through innovative education programs. Powered by SAS

Session Synopsis:
A high-quality education builds cognitive and non-cognitive skills, which increase the productivity of future innovators. Therefore, SAS believes that innovative academic programs focused on data science, advanced analytics create the jobs of the future and contribute to the modern and innovative economy. SAS Education means a continum: from higher education programs to holistic data science programs for the organizations. This is our contribution to an innovative economy: increase data literacy and digital skills. We believe Education is key to strengthen Romania's innovation potential.

About Alina
Alina Luchian is an expert in education, marketing, sales and IT consulting, with over 17 years of experience in the field, also having an entrepreneurial spirit, proven in all the roles and positions she has held so far. He has held management positions for over 10 years in one of the largest leading companies in the software, services and consulting industry, IBM, and currently SAS Institute.
Alina works actively with universities from Romania and Southeast Europe, to grow SAS footprint in the academic curriculum, developing successful postgraduate programs focused on advanced analytics and data science. In the role of the education consultant, she works very close with key commercial clients to grow their advanced analytics skills and implement tailored learning programs that help clients to grow their competitive edge and employee attrition    

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Theodor Cristian Dimache
Technical Director
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Session Title:
Business Transformation through the power of Data

Session Synopsis:
How companies from different industries levereged the vast amounts of data that they own and transformed them in inputs for informed, data-driven decisions.

About Theodor
I believe it's never too late to reinvent yourself. Over the course of my career, I've transitioned from product manager to software developer and software architecture, with a focus on Data and Web solutions.  My technical abilities and business knowledge empower me to create and deliver high-quality Analytics and Business Intelligence Solutions. Working with data from end to end is what I’m good at.  With a talent for problem solving and tinkering with code and a passion for slicing and dicing data, I'm willing to help transform the current landscape of companies and processes to meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century, one step at a time.   My background in product management enables me to understand the need for BI tools and techniques for companies to make informed decisions. Often switching between the low-level details and the big picture helps me lead a team of professions with a hands-on approach. I believe in a collaborative approach to software architecture where guidance and consistency is the key.  I strive to be open-minded and in touch with new technology to learn, evolve and enhance my skills. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge through coaching and mentoring.

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Ionuț Condruz
Strategy and Business Performance Manager
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Session Title:
How not to be boring in the employees world?

Session Synopsis:
How modern and innovative extra salary benefits can help business owners to motivate their employees, expand their businesses and increase their profits

About Ionuț
Passionate about leadership, marketing, mentoring and coaching in business growth areas, Ionuț Condruz is the Up Romania's Strategy & Business Performance Manager. Up Romania is a company that has been providing innovative employees motivation solutions for over 20 years. He is an evangelist for development and new technologies in the field of extra-salary benefits and other essential employees needs. He has been promoting change in the Romanian business environment, both from the position of a strategist and from that of trainer/mentor for local and international teams for over 7 years. He is an advocate of business change in tune with the market trends and needs. A keen supporter of self-development and of increasing teams performance Ionuț constantly trains for the great "business marathons", being aware that being a good walker in a world where everybody else is running is just not an option.

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Peter Barta
Founder & CIO/COO
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Session Title:
How the blockchain technology is radically changing the world of financial services

Session Synopsis:
Blockchain technology is changing the future! And the future is already here!

About Peter
An experienced entrepreneur, he has developed several businesses in different fields, from technology to agriculture, real estate to manufacturing. He founded and grew a business with more than 140 employees to become the market leader in its segment in less than nine months. Former investment fund manager, among the first VC venture capital funds present on the Romanian market, he is contributing to the development of the entrepreneurial sector in Romania. A top management expert with over 20 years of experience, he holds a degree in Economics and International Relations, with specializations obtained at top universities such as INSEAD, MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School. He has worked with institutions such as Google Inc, Frankfurt Business School, DAI Inc. Specializing in investment and fund management, he is currently co-founder and COO/CIO of startup Degethal, one of the most innovative and ambitious fintech projects founded in the Romanian market, which aims to simplify the way we manage our financial lives, through traditional banking and non-banking services offered through a single platform.

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Maciej Piotrowski
Director, IT Architecture
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Session Title:
Why didn't AI help stop COVID?

Session Synopsis:
Artificial Intelligence has been transforming healthcare in many aspects, from drug discovery through high risk patients identification to care delivery. But many organizations are spending 80% of their effort manually cleaning data rather than generating insights. For organizations to realize the value of their data, they need automated solutions to easily structure, normalize, de-identify, and transform disparate data sources into analytics-ready output. Join Maciej as he explores solutions to the most important challenges in healthcare data transformation and artificial intelligence.

About Maciej
IQVIA is The Human Data Science Company, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Maciej is a director of architecture responsible for defining and driving the technology strategy for Health Data Transformation, Analytics and AI Products within Real World & Analytics Solutions organisation. Throughout his career Maciej has held several senior technical positions, including Enterprise Architect in healthcare domain, Chief Technologist in financial services sector and in a global services delivery organisation. His focus and passion have always been in the areas of Architecture, Artificial Intelligence and Data and Analytics.

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Stefan Mennecke
VP Sales, MEA & Central, Southern, Eastern Europe
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Session Title:
A Mobile Approach to Digital Transformation

Session Synopsis:
Your smartphone or mobile device has more computing power than the spacecraft which landed astronauts on the moon. Going digital no longer means simply moving away from pen-and-paper; it means taking a mobile-first approach. Because in today’s world, things get done anywhere and everywhere, which means workers and processes must be managed remotely and the best way to do that is through digital. It also means that it's imperative for organizations to proactively predict and protect against device downtime, otherwise their mobile-first approach grinds to a halt. Join Stefan Mennecke, VP Sales, MEA & Central, Southern, Eastern Europe for SOTI for A Mobile Approach to Digital Transformation. Discover why digital transformation is so crucial, why going mobile is the goal and how the SOTI ONE Platform gets you there.

About Stefan
Stefan Mennecke is VP Sales, MEA & Central, Southern, Eastern Europe at SOTI. He joined SOTI in September 2016 and brings decades of sales experience to the company, with a strong track record in both large hardware vendors and Internet start-ups. Stefan works closely with his team and customers to understand and solve customer pain points, and to grow SOTI´s business in the region.  Previously, Stefan was Director Channel and Enterprise at BlackBerry, later serving as Managing Director, Central Europe.  Prior to that, Stefan was VP Sales of Ubitexx, an MDM software vendor in Germany that was acquired by BlackBerry in 2011.  Stefan was also co-founder and VP Sales and Marketing of WLAN AG, Germany's largest Wi-Fi operator, which was sold to the Swiss carrier, Swisscom.  Stefan holds a degree in Marketing Communications from the Academy for Marketing and Communications, Hanover/Germany.

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Alex Glod
Storyteller & Course Creator
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Moderator

About Alex
For over 10 years, Alex has been working with leaders, marketers and professionals from the corporate and NGO sector to help them tell their stories with impact, to connect with their audiences, and to provide them with a memorable experience. He is an expert in Storytelling applied in Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, he is an Art of Hosting Practitioner and he manages to involve any audience in an interactive and emotional learning process. Alex is known for his personal stories, very human and expressive style, but especially for how he can explain complex notions using allegories and easy to understand metaphors. He has been 3 times on a TEDx stage at TEDx University of Piraeus 2015, TEDx Bacau 2015 & TEDx Calea Domneasca 2018. He has delivered trainings in over 15 countries across Europe, Asia and South America and has taught over 49.000 students online on Udemy.

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