May 8th 2024
Bucharest / Romania

Shaping the Future of the IT Industry.

Join industry leaders in thought provoking discussions on AI, cybersecurity, innovation, education & work.

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May 8th 2024
09:30

Bucharest / Romania
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
Grand Ballroom

Agenda

Time
Happening
Details
Duration
09:00 – 10:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Please ensure to arrive at least 15 minutes before de event
30 m
10:00 – 10:20
Welcome Speech
Corina Vasile – Executive Director, ANIS Romania
20 m
10:20 – 10:30
Opening Speech
Bogdan Ivan – Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization
10 m
10:30 – 11:30
AI Panel Discussion
Strategies and regulation in the EU and Transatlantic Region
Moderator:
Edward Crețescu – President, ANIS
60 m

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TOPIC:

The rise of generative AI holds transformative potential, impacting our learning, work, and daily routines. While technological advancements often promise societal shifts, the recent adoption of the AI Act prompts critical discussions. In this panel, we delve into strategies and regulations aimed at harnessing AI’s benefits while mitigating associated risks, all while fostering innovation.

SPEAKERS:

Edward Crețescu

President, ANIS

Michal Kanownik

President, CEE Digital Coalition

Lasse Heidemann

Senior Director for Outreach, DIGITALEUROPE

Manuela Catrina

Deputy Director, DNSC

Oleg Roibu

General Counsel, eMAG Group

Bogdan Ivan

Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization

Sorin-Dan Moldovan

President, IT Committee in the Romanian Chamber of Deputies

Bogdan Putinică

Country General Manager Romania & Moldova, Microsoft

Cris Radu

Vice President of Engineering, Adobe

11:30 – 12:00
Coffee Break
30 m
12:00 – 13:00
Innovation Panel Discussion
How to steer and finance innovation in the EU
Moderator:
Radu Puchiu – Technology & Society Program Director, Aspen Institute
60 m

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Innovation stands as a cornerstone of economic progress, influencing consumer welfare, employment, environmental sustainability, and overall societal well-being. It is also key to maintaining the EU’s competitiveness on global markets. In this panel we will explore strategies for steering and financing innovation across the EU, driving prosperity and advancement for all member states.

SPEAKERS:

Łukasz Marek Marć

Senior Economist, The World Bank

Marius Istrate

President, TechAngels

Radu Puchiu

Technology & Society Program Director, Aspen Institute

Diana Sipos

Vicepresident, ANIS

Victor Negrescu

MEP, European Parliament

Cătălin Grigorescu

Managing Partner, bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

Andra Tănase

Head of Strategy, Transilvania IT Cluster

Fabrice Le Sache

MEDEF VP for Europe & Chairman of BusinessEurope Commitee for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, MEDEF

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
60 m
14:00 – 15:00
Presentation: The state of IT
Preview of the ANIS Industry Study
Moderator:
Vitalie Cojocari – Journalist, Euronews Romania
60 m

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The IT sector in Romania is a vibrant force driving economic and social progress. This panel will present a preview of the upcoming study ‘Software and ITC Services in Romania’, commissioned by ANIS. We will explore the key facets of Romania’s IT industry, including its major services and products and their impact on economic growth. Join us to gain insights into the strategies that can unlock the full potential of the IT sector, enhancing Romania’s global competitiveness and promoting widespread prosperity and well-being.

SPEAKERS:

Cătălina Chinie

Associate Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Corina Vasile

Executive Director, ANIS Romania

Oana-Cristina Popovici

Associate Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Vitalie Cojocari

Journalist, Euronews Romania

15:00 – 16:00
Cybersecurity Panel Discussion
How to stay safe in today’s digital environment
Moderator:
Radu Postolache – Board Member ANIS
60 m

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TOPIC:

As technology advances across various sectors, the cybersecurity landscape grows more complex. This panel delves into topics such as cyber resilience, capacity building, citizen cyber skills, and the critical role of public-private and cross-country collaboration. We explore strategies to bolster cybersecurity capabilities in an ever-evolving digital world.

SPEAKERS:

Radu Postolache

Board Member, ANIS

Andrei Ioniță

Regional Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Accounts, Bitdefender

Gabriel Dinu

Deputy Director, DNSC

Andrei Avădănei

Founder, Bit Sentinel

Stelian Brad

President, Cluj IT Cluster

Grațiela Măgdălinoiu

President, ISACA, Romanian Chapter

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
30 m
16:30 – 18:00
Education & Work Panel Discussion
Educate for tomorrow
Moderator:
Radu Burnete – Executive Director, Concordia Employers' Confederation
90 m

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The evolving landscape of work, influenced by emerging technologies, promises both disruptions and opportunities for our labor market. In this panel we delve into discussions on the future of work and strategies to adapt education systems for the workforce of tomorrow, as certain roles phase out and new ones emerge.

SPEAKERS:

Dragos Pîslaru

Chair of EMPL Committee, European Parliament

Svetlana Stoilova

Lead Adviser, Digital Economy Working Group

Mihnea Costoiu

Rector, National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest

Cristina Rațiu

Group CEO, Education, Bittnet

Ion Moldoveanu

Board Member, ANIS Romania

Ligia Deca

Romanian Minister of Education, Romanian Government

Cristian Sporiș

President, Amcham

Alina Sava

Senior Education Specialist, World Bank

Radu Burnete

Executive Director, Concordia Employers’ Confederation

18:00 – 19:00
Dinner
60 m
19:00 – 20:30
ANIS Awards Gala
2 h

Speakers

Expect an exciting range of experience and views on stage.

May 8th 2024 / 09:30

Bucharest / Romania
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
Grand Ballroom

Shaping the Future of the IT Industry.

Join industry leaders in thought provoking discussions on AI, cybersecurity, innovation, education & work.

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