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NEIL HARBISSON

Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows […]
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Nicoletta Iacobacci

Head of Strategy and Future Media at the European Broadcasting Union until November 2014, she earned a Ph.D (summa cum laude) in 2015, focusing on Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, she’s a BAFTA guru and a Senior Advisor at Singularity University. International speaker and event moderator, […]
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Thomas Barta

Thomas Barta is the world’s premier marketing leadership expert. Thomas is a former partner of McKinsey. He has consulted and marketed for over 20 years, in 14 industries, in 45 countries. Thomas’s path-breaking research includes the world’s largest ever study, with over 68,000 assessments – on what makes for an impactful Customer Leader. You might have heard of his new book The 12 […]
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Rowan Merewood

Rowan is a Developer Advocate at Google, which means he works with partners to build real-world applications to prove and shape new technology. Aside from the obligatory exposure to BASIC as a child, the web has always been his natural home for coding. From early Perl-based guestbooks, through Python CMS integrations, onto PHP in more […]
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Phil Pallen

Phil Pallen builds brands for TV personalities, experts and businesses. You’ve seen his clients making deals on Shark Tank, advising country leaders, winning a Nobel Peace Prize, and changing lives with an incredible business idea. Based in LA, Phil is often featured by media outlets like CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and The Daily Mail, […]
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Sital Banerjee

A seasoned media & marketing communications professional with close to 25 years of experience, Sital has worked with in both the agency and client world. As global head of media for Philips based in Amsterdam, he passionately drives engagement with the increasingly digital consumer using a variety of ad-tech opportunities to drive efficiency & effectiveness […]
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Cecile Cremer

Cécile Cremer, a “wild at heart”, world-wandering Trend Expert and Creative concept Designer graduated at the Academy for Creative Industries. She was one of the first five graduates in Europe with a recognized bachelor in international trend research and innovation concept design. After her graduation she grounded trend and innovation agency, Wandering the Future as […]
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Avichai Bakst

Avichai Bakst is part of one of Google’s most recent acquisitions, WAZE, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. He joined the Waze Ads team 5 years ago, and has been managing most markets in EU ever since. He oversees their ads’ platform activity, offering the best of Location Based Marketing and leads the […]
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Milan S. Lakhani

With over 19 years in industry, Milan has built a passion for business-led innovation, and as the senior client principal within the Business Innovation Centre, Europe, he is responsible for the management and delivery of a joint client innovation agenda.Milan’s areas of expertise are setting up innovation programmes in a corporate environment, understanding cultural paradigms […]
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Michael Dahl

Internationally experienced sales leader with more than 10 years of service time with F-Secure in many various market including 2 years stint in China.
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Erik Kruse

Erik Kruse holds the title of Networked Society Evangelist at Ericsson. He is an expert in consumer demands, industry and societal dynamics, and forecasting ICT evolutionary trends. He spends his time working with Ericsson’s future opportunities, business models, Impact of Internet of things, future digital consumer behavior, transformation of networked industries, and future societal needs. […]
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Ben Westwood

Ben is a privacy specialist who joined eBay in May 2017. He is responsible for all UK based data protection and information privacy matters within the eBay group of companies. Ben has 10 years of experience managing regulatory compliance within the UK financial services sector. The past 5 years has been spent specialising in data […]
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Ghislaine Boddington

Ghislaine Boddington is Creative Director of body>data>space, Plexal and Women Shift Digital, a researcher, curator and director specialising in body responsive technologies and immersive experiences. She is recognised worldwide as a pioneer having strongly advocated the use of the entire body as a digital interaction canvas for over 25 years. She creates unique convergences of […]
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Sergio Spaccavento

Sergio is currently the executive creative director at Conversion in Milan, an art director, a copywriter, a scriptwriter, a TV and radio show writer, an advertising teacher and a member of the Art Directors Club Italy, as well. He started his career doing proper advertising, then he fell in love with new and alternative media—and […]
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Alparslan Avcı

Alparslan works for Hazelcast as a Solutions Architect. He is a passionate Java developer, and loves to think in distributed and object-oriented way. Prior to joining Hazelcast, Alparslan worked in several Java projects including a web search engine and enterprise financial anti-fraud solutions. He also contributes to open-source projects like Apache Nutch and currently a […]
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Dr. Bradley Vines

Dr. Bradley Vines is Director of Neuroscience Europe with Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, a PhD in Experimental Psychology from McGill University, and has conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vines now leads science engagement with global brands for research originating in Europe, India, and China. […]
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Omaid Hiwaizi

Omaid Hiwaizi is the Global Head of Experience Strategy at Blippar, the world’s leading visual browser and fastest growing augmented reality platform. One of the industry’s hybrids, Omaid studied mathematics and got a job as a graphic designer on i-D magazine, before entering the agency world as a creative and then metamorphosing into a strategist. […]
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Anneli Rispens

In a world of social media bullshit bingo, Anneli gets shit done by cutting the crap. As Director of Content & Social Media for DDB EMEA Anneli supports key clients and DDB EMEA agency teams furthering their content & social media performance. She’s a digital planner with over 10 years of experience in social planning, […]
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Alex Soto

Alex is a software engineer at Red Hat working on creating testing tools for developers. He is a passionate of Java world, software automation and he believes in the open source software model. Alex is the creator of NoSQLUnit project, team member of Arquillian, Asciidoctor and JSR-374 (Java API for JSON Processing) Expert Group. Co-author […]
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Sam Saunders

Started career as actor in Sydney. Performed Shakespeare. Some acclaim. Rewarded with roles in soaps and commercials. Wasted four years on marketing degree. Kept acting. Started coaching tennis. Managed rock band. All abysmally. Escaped to London to be TV’s next heartthrob. Failed. Started modeling instead. Became Storm Model’s least successful model – ever. Desperate for […]
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Ian Forrester

Ian Forrester is Unruly’s Insight Director, with 15 years’ of insight experience gained during international roles at L’Oréal, Nestle, Tate & Lyle and Sony. Ian allies his expertise in consumer, shopper and commercial insight with a deep understanding of online video to form outstanding content strategies for our forward-thinking clients.
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Rotem Dar

Rotem joined eyeo, the company behind the worldwide popular browser extension Adblock Plus in 2015. His background in online ads helps him to develop new scalable collaborations that allow eyeo to successfully move its Acceptable Ads initiative forward. Rotem’s current position at eyeo in business development puts him in charge of innovative partnerships with various […]
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Noam Auerbach

Noam is the Head of Growth at YEAY, a revolutionary app that allows buying and selling with videos. Previously Noam was the Product Manager for the Growth Team at SoundCloud. His team is responsible for driving user acquisition, onboarding and retention across all platforms (iOS, Android, and web). His work involves driving global growth using […]
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Tinkode – Razvan Cernaianu

Tinkode is a former hacker. Top Number. 2 worldwide. He was known in 2012 worldwide after he hacked some of the most secured infrastructures worldwide and is present on the multiple Hall of fame:Google,Youtube, Yahoo, IBM, MSN, Apple, CNN, Reuters, Sony,Kaspersky, NOD32, Oracle, MySQL, N.A.S.A, US Army, Pentagon, WhiteHouse, National Weather Services – NOAA, Royal […]
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Christian Rangen

Christian Rangen is a strategy & innovation advisor to management teams and companies around the world. He helps companies on how to face disruption, design new business models and succeed at strategic transformation. He is also business school faculty and teach a series of executive programs on corporate innovation, digital disruption and digital business model […]
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Mustafa Al-Bassam

Mustafa is an information security advisor at London-based Secure Trading and Cognosec, and a doctoral researcher at University College London, with a focus on cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology. As a teenager, he co-founded LulzSec, a hacking group which made headlines for its hacks on Fortune 500 companies and governments. He was included in the […]
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Anca Bandac

Anca was in charge of entering the RO market and during one year she achieved great results and implemented MiniCRM successfully across different companies. Her enthusiastic approach and out-of-box thinking have shown her managerial skills and gave her confidence to enter the Romanian market with a successful product. Using her psychology and advertising background she […]
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Madalin Dumitru

Madalin is a Cyber Security Expert with over 16 years of experience in IT. He founded Cyber Smart Defence in 2011 as a need to all cyber security threats he was facing in his companies. Cyber ​​Smart Defence is one of the fastest growing cyber security companies in Romania, also in the United States, Middle […]
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Colin Domoney

Colin Domoney is a Consultant Solution Architect at Veracode. In this role, Colin is responsible for ensuring customer success in the deployment of Veracode. He draws on his own vast personal experience and enables customers to build and scale their own programmes. Colin is at the forefront of Veracode’s product and innovation strategy, particularly in […]
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Stavros Papagianneas

With a background including positions such as Communication Officer at the European Commission and Press Officer and Spokesperson to diplomatic missions in Brussels, Stavros Papagianneas is Managing Director of PR consultancy StP Communications. He is a senior communications strategist with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate communications, public affairs, public relations,  digital communication, social […]
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Martijn Aslander

Martijn Aslander is a stand-up philosopher, thought leader, public speaker and executive sparring partner. His unique ability to challenge business leaders and help them to think outside of the box has landed him in boardrooms all over the world. As an explorer of the information age, his insights into networking and new technology help leaders […]
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Harry Halpin

Dr. Harry Halpin at Inria is the project co-ordinator of the NEXTLEAP (https://nextleap.eu) project to create decentralized secure messaging protocols and mix-networking systems resistant to traffic analysis even from a global passive adversary. Before joining Inria in 2016, he was a member of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Team as part of CSAIL at […]
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Stephan Janssen

Stephan Janssen is a serial entrepreneur that has founded several successful organisations such as the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG), JCS Int., Devoxx, Devoxx4Kids and co-founded Voxxed.com. He has been using Java since its early releases in 1995 with experience of developing and implementing real world Java solutions in the finance and manufacturing industries. Sun […]
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Anton Epple

Anton has worked a consultant worldwide for a wide variety of companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, in many areas, including finance institutions and aerospace. In 2013 he’s been invited to join the Java Champions program and received a JavaOne RockStar Award. In 2014 he has received the Duke’s Choice Award for his […]
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Ioana Barbu

Ioana Barbu is the Marketing Director & Managing Partner of the digital creative agency BRIGHT. With over 8 years of marketing & digital communication and 6 years of management experience in different positions in retail, marketing, B2B services and NGO, Ioana is also certified ANC Trainer and certified Leadership Professional. She has developed digital marketing […]
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György R. Rácz

Gyorgy Racz leads the creation and formation of newly founded  Security business unit in IBM Central and Eastern Europe. Responsible for the integrated security business including sales, software, SaaS solutions.  Having more than 20 years of experience in Information technology, prior to his current role, he managed IBM’s Software services in the region and led […]
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Thomas Fischer

As Global Security Advocate at Digital Guardian, Thomas plays a lead role in advising customers on their data protection activities against malicious parties. Thomas’ 25+ years background in IT includes varying roles from incident responder to security architect at fortune 500 company, vendors and consulting organizations. Thomas is also an active participant in the InfoSec […]
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Justin Lyon

Justin Lyon, CEO of Simudyne, is one of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation technology. He has a strong track record in the technology industry, with two companies that successfully exited. While at MIT, Justin realised that we were entering a new era of profound change and he wanted to be […]
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Andrada Fiscutean

Andrada is a freelance technology journalist trying to find stories nobody else is writing. Her stories feature people targeted in malware attacks, bug bounty hunters, IoT insecurity, and the history of technology in Eastern Europe. She has written for WIRED, Vice Motherboard, ZDNet, The Outline, tech.eu and more. She’s also news editor for ProFM radio […]
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Tarun Samtani

Tarun Samtani,CISSP is the Group Cyber Security Advisor for Findel Plc, Express-Gifts (multi-channel retailer) and Findel Education. Tarun holds over 17+ years of experience across various sectors like Telecommunications, ISP’s, Financial Services, Gambling & Retail. Tarun has worked across UK, Europe, Asia & Middle East on different assignments.  He has a wealth of experience in […]
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Dr. Cristian IORDAN

Having joined the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) in 2003, after  various positions in the Service, dr. Cristian IORDAN manages the area of  partnerships and cooperation in the National Cyberint Center since 2014.  He holds a PhD in International Relations (2010).
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Cotiso Cetinoiu

Cotiso spent over 15 years as a network security consultant (CCIE – Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) and trainer (CCSI – Cisco Certified Systems Instructor) for various technology integrators and for various Fortune 500 companies in telco, automotive, banking and pharma industries.He has extensive experience designing, implementing and operating complex and scalable secure networks for large […]
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Mircea Grigoras

Mircea Grigoraș is an experienced Cyber Security professional, with almost 6 years of experience in the investigation of cyber-attacks at national level and over 9 years working on Cyber Security issues altogether. He is Deputy General Director of CERT-RO since Jan. 2014, where he coordinates the reaction and response to cyber security incidents nationwide, the […]
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Grimur Fjeldsted

Award-winning keynote speaker, thought leader, and entrepreneur. Grimur comes from a corporate background. As former Head of Digital Innovation and Member of the Supervisory Board of a major global apparel company, he is an expert on digital transformation, strategy and innovation management. He has successfully built high performance teams and platforms worldwide and uses his […]
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Silvia Popa

Silvia Popa, Sales Manager @SoftOne Romania, is a highly motivated sales professional with over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, managing, coordinating and training sales teams in achieving outstanding results and embracing an innovation based corporate culture. Silvia joined the SoftOne team in 2017 by accepting the challenge to expand the company’s partners […]
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Tim Plyming

Tim is a creative leader with a strong track record in digital innovation with more than twenty years’ experience in multi-platform production within digital media, television, theatre, event cinema, radio and live event environments. Tim is currently Director of Content at Green Rock, with board level responsibility for ideas generation, creative development and Executive Production. […]
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Pascal Geenens

As the EMEA Cyber Security Evangelist for Radware, Pascal helps execute the company’s thought leadership on today’s security threat landscape. Pascal brings over two decades of experience in many aspects of Information Technology and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Free University of Brussels. As part of the Radware Security Research team Pascal […]
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Peter Hesseldahl

Peter Hesseldahl is a consultant and project manager specializing in strategic foresight and innovation. As a futurist, he has worked on trends, scenarios and strategy for a large number of Danish and international companies, primarily LEGO and Danfoss. As a journalist, Hesseldahl has covered new technology, environment and culture in radio, television and print media. […]
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Dan Haywood

DAN HAYWOOD is an independent consultant, architect and developer, best known for his work on domain-driven design and the naked objects pattern. For the past 13 years Dan has been a technical advisor for the Irish Government’s strategic Naked Objects system on .NET, an application that administers many EUR billions in social welfare benefit payments.  […]
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John Ferguson Smart

John is a speaker, author, mentor and internationally-recognised specialist in building high performing teams and organisations through collaborative practices such as BDD, Test Automation, Software Craftsmanship. John helps organisations and teams around the world deliver software that makes a difference sooner, through more effective collaboration and communication techniques, and through better technical practices. John is […]
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Moshe Ferber

Moshe Ferber is a recognized industry expert, popular public speaker and a notable figures in the Israeli innovation community, with over 20 years’ experience at various positions. Currently Ferber focuses on cloud security as entrepreneur and lecturer and promotes responsible cloud adoption by developing the next generation of cloud security best practices for the industry.
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Claudia Chirilescu

Claudia Chirilescu loves being an entrepreneur. She does that everyday at Spoon where she keeps the organization in a continuous evolution in order to be in line with the social digitalization. At Intro and hipshops.com,  she creates a more integrated shopping experience for the consumers combining online and offline touch points. Digital communication in 2017 is […]
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Alex “Jay” Balan

Alex “Jay” Balan is the Chief Security Researcher and Spokesperson for Bitdefender. His career is focused on Information Security, Innovation and Product Strategy, fields in which he has so far accumulated over 15 years of experience. He drove the vision for Bitdefender’s UNIX-based security solutions before kickstarting an ambitious project that would advance the company’s R&D department […]
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Thomas Endres

Thomas Endres is an IT consultant working for TNG Technology Consulting in Munich. Besides his normal work for the customer he is creating various prototypes like a see-through Augmented Reality device or a telepresence robotics system with the company’s hardware hacking team. In his spare time, he is working on gesture control applications, i.e. for […]
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Martin Förtsch

Martin Förtsch is an IT-consultant of TNG Technology Consulting GmbH (https://tngtech.com) based in Unterföhring near Munich who studied computer sciences. Workwise his focus areas are Agile Development (mainly) in Java, Search Engine Technologies, Information Retrieval and Databases. As an Intel Software Innovator and Intel Black Belt Software Developer he is strongly involved in the development […]
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Szilárd Széll

During the last 16 years, Szilard’s main goal has been to help people become addicted to Software Testing within Nokia worldwide, and within Hungary. He is an ISTQB Certified tester: Expert Level – Improving the Test Process, Agile Tester and Test Manager. Also owns IREB CPRE, Certified Scrum Master and a Lean Six Sigma Green […]
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Adrian Dragomir

Adrian experienced more then 17 years online and he is now CEO and CO-founder at TERMENE.RO. He is constantly preocupied with IT&C evolution, risk management of companies and developing business inteligence tools. His mission is to help companies to protect and help them evolve
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Michiel Rook

Michiel Rook is a Java/PHP/Scala consultant from the Netherlands. He loves coaching teams to develop better software and implement continuous deployment. He is a co-founder of Make.io and a member of the Dutch Web Alliance. When he’s not thinking about continuous deployment, devops or event sourcing he enjoys music, cars, sports and movies.
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Syed Ali

Syed wants to live in a world where VR & MR technology is accessible to all, and believes this world is possible in our lifetimes. As one of the first Software Testers to work in this area and talk about it, he has used his years of experience and applied it to this new frontier. […]
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Alvaro Videla

Alvaro Videla works as a Lead Architect at Migros in Switzerland. Before he was a Senior Software Engineer at Apple, and previously he was a Core Developer for RabbitMQ. Before moving to Europe he used to work in Shanghai where he helped building one of Germany’s biggest dating websites. He co-authored the book “RabbitMQ in […]
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Calin Adrian Clej

Călin Clej is Marketing Director, Greater Balkans Beverages & South East Europe Franchise at PepsiCo. From his position, he coordinates the both Consumer and Shopper marketing activation and portfolio strategic development agenda for PepsiCo Beverages in Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Malta, Cyprus and Israel, comprising over 67 million consumers. Călin […]
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Geoffrey van der Tas

Geoffrey is an enthusiastic professional and a real explorer. As an explorer he likes to discover new things, learn more and get inspired. His career started in testing as a tester, test manager and test consultant he helped to make sure software products obtained the high quality standard. But his curious and discovering nature where […]
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Erwin de Gier

Erwin is a Software Architect in the Sogeti Java Center of Excelence. He designs software solutions based on open source technology and helps teams getting started with their projects. Next to this he is a certified Scrum Master and trainer of several Java courses. He also supervises graduates during their final thesis. Erwin likes to […]
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Marco Landi

Marco Landi was born in Chianciano, Siena. He has studied electronics engineering at the prestigious University of Bologna. He worked as engineer of Telettra and in 1970 he started working at Texas Instruments managing all business units in EMEA based in Brussels and ASIA based in Hong Kong. After 24 years at TI, Mr Landi […]
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Nansi Lungu

Coordinator of the Department of Consumer’s Psyhology within the company Bitdefender and Lecturer at Titu Maiorescu University, as well as founder of the firm Mindset, Lungu Nansi is a behavioral analyst and trainer with an interdisciplinary background (cognitive science, logic and philosophy). His scientific training covers applied psychology, evolutionary psychology and the theory of limited […]
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Juan Baron

Juan Barón is an accomplished digital marketing and media executive with a reputation for building successful media operations, leveraging big data for algorithmic media buying and optimization, and ideating technological innovations. He is passionate about improving processes through technical development, growing business through strategy and sales support, and building teams. With over 14 years of startup […]
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Torsten Priebe

Torsten Priebe has over 15 years’ experience in data management and business intelligence, of which he spent over 10 years in consulting. Since 2014, Torsten is CTO at Simplity, a dynamically developing international consultancy focusing on data-intensive projects. Torsten’s responsibilities at Simplity include driving the requirements for the Accurity software suite and guiding Simplity’s consultants […]
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Ileana Parvu

Ileana is Managing Director within Ipsos Interactive Services (IIS) – the Center of Excellence in Online Data Collection for the entire Ipsos group, leader in market research services. With over 16 years of work experience in management and digital marketing in a variety of industries such as market research, media, pharma or chemical industries from […]
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Laura Nedelschi

Laura is a CD with a copywriter heart and a solution-oriented mind. After many years spent in ATL agencies she decided to take the jump and join the Kubis Interactive in its destiny of bringing technology at the core of the brands. In return, she brought in the agency her curiosity, her concepting and teaching skills, as […]
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Răzvan Atimariti

Răzvan Atimariti is Product Sales Specialist and Partner Account Manager for Cisco Romania also covering the South-Eastern Europe region since 2010. He has a broad experience in Telepresence and collaboration technologies, responsible for developing customized collaboration architectures for each client. He also assists partners in developing strategies, planning and providing sales coaching and also implementing […]
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Joel Oliveira

Joel Oliveira started his professional career in 1998 as a researcher and since then, he already assumed different roles (from developer to tester, from technical and project manager to quality and engineering manager), managing and leading teams from 1 to 130 engineers in business areas so diverse as telecommunications, government and public sector, financial services, […]
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Carina Toma

Carina is a copywriter with more than 500 connections on LinkedIn and a high quality sense of humour. She trained her creativity and understanding of the marketing process through a wide variety of gyms: the Leeds University Business School, the strategy dept at Publicis Romania, the creative department at Infinit Solutions – and now she […]
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Latif Ladid

– Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM – Chair, ETSI IPv6 Industry Specification Group – Chair, IEEE ComSoC IoT subcommittee – Chair, IEEE ComSoC 5G subcommittee – Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoC SDN-NFV subcommittee – Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society – ISOC – IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board – World summit Award Board Member – Research […]
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Massimiliano Brigida

Massimiliano Brigida was formerly GM of Leader Mobile and International Sales manager for WINNE. He has single handedly created and developed the company business in Spain Portugal and Latin America and is now leading the development of the company international expansion.
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David Dawson

David is a freelance Microservices consultant and founder of the Muon project (http://muoncore.io). He takes his passion for system design, architecture and philosophy to all his clients, drinks their coffee and gives them Microservice platforms and systems in return.
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Peter Van de Voorde

Peter is part of the developer experience team at Atlassian. Once upon a time, he used to be a Java developer, a Scrum Master, and an Atlassian Solution Partner. Now he’s focused on supporting developers build the best apps they can on top of the Atlassian tools.
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Bogdan Popescu

Bogdan Popescu is the Marketing and Operations Director of Microsoft Romania. In his role Bogdan is responsible for the implementation of all marketing programs Microsoft is running in Romania, in close coordination with other global initiatives, as well as for all product related activities aimed to promote and explain to various industry verticals the opportunities […]
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Adrian Zărnescu

Adrian Zărnescu is Chief Engineering Manager (IoT Division) at SYSWIN Solutions. With extensive expertise in microelectronics and programming, Adrian creates, improves and implements creative and lucrative IOT applications.
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Dan Giusca

Dan is a Software Architect and he has been running Bento’s Development department for the past 5 years. He is a passionate Microsoft technology-based software developer. Together with his team, they created Bento’s Field Service and Manufacturing products, and they developed customised solutions for various industries. Previously, Dan was part of the TotalSoft team that […]
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Liviu Buligan

Liviu Buligan, Executive Director @SoftOne Romania is one of the Romanian pioneers of the ERP & Business Software industry, with more than 20 years’ experience working on top executive positions and managing reputable IT companies. Liviu joined SoftOne Romania in its early days, almost 4 years ago, when the company was just entering the Romanian […]
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Sander van Loosbroek

Sander van Loosbroek holds an MBA and a Bachelor in IT and is an experienced entrepreneur. He co-founded one of the first digital EDM music distributors in The Netherlands and developed a mobile event solution with integrated wifi access. He wrote his MBA thesis about the applications of blockchain technology for the financial industry in […]
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Erik Barna

A creative thinker, strategist and technology entrepreneur, Erik is the Founder & CEO of Life Is Hard S.A an award winning public tech company. Life Is Hard, is the first and so far, the only software development company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. His 15+ years experience and a professional background and capabilities in […]
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Ovidiu Ghiman

Ovidiu Ghiman began working in telecommunications in 1998, and starting 2009 joined former Romtelecom, currently Telekom Romania. Up to now he held various executive positions such as Strategy and Business Development Executive Director, Chief Officer for Strategy and Commercial Residential Segment. Since 2013, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer – Business segment. Ovidiu Ghiman is […]
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Jouk Pleiter

Jouk Pleiter is CEO and Co-Founder of Backbase, the created of the Omni-channel Digital Banking Platform. Backbase was founded in 2003 and is privately funded with operations in New York, Atlanta, Amsterdam, and London. Global organizations such as ABN AMRO Bank, Al Rajhi Bank, Barclays, Fidelity, GE, Hapoalim, Hiscox, ING, Legal & General, Nationwide, Nordstrom, […]
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Cristiana Belodan

In 11 years spent in the M & A industry I’ve dedicated all my energy to help brands become the heart of all our partner’s business. And, after almost 7 years in the GMP team, I believe it’s the passion for creativity placed in the service of the brands & people that keeps me going. […]
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Bogdan Savu

Bogdan Savu has joined SIVECO Romania in 2014 and is leading one of the company’s key Line o Business. Bogdan has more than 17 years of experience in software development, Business & IT consulting and Project Management. He has successfully coordinated over 50 national & international commercial projects for leading organizations in Romania, and is […]
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Alexandru Mazilu

Why should your company pay more, lose time travelling or get frustrated with complicated and over technical deployments, when you have the most versatile solution at hand? Introducing Logitech Video Collaboration, your low TCO but highly efficient video collaboration solutions for a business that grows.
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Alexandru Negrea

With over 4 years of experience in the online marketing and communication area, Alexandru Negrea is a well known social media consultant / trainer. In 2012 he founded, together with Andrei Rosca, the first intensive social media course in Romania – Social Media Essentials.
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Bogdan-Mihai Dumitru

8+ METRO SYSTEMS experience in implementing, integrating and operating middleware based solutions in multi-tiered, multi-platform environments. I have managed successfully multiple teams, enterprise integration projects with commitment to process improvement and actively contributing towards the technology initiatives. Recently embarked in the company’s digital journey as an agile Product Owner of a PaaS team (Queueing Services) […]
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Paul Raețchi

Paul Raețchi is Chief Engineering Manager (M2M Division) at SYSWIN Solutions. His experience across an impressive number of M2M projects and his expertise in embedded software development and hardware integration have ensured successful innovative products roll-out. From DFM to early EMC testing, Paul provides a broad range of flexible consultancy services to suit the company’s R&D […]
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Rareș Florea

With over 13 years experience in various fields of activity such as financial services, retail, online marketing and e-commerce, Rareș Florea presently holds the position of Regional Country Manager CEE at Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand. From the Bucharest office, Rares  oversees the commercial activities for over 18 markets in Central & Eastern Europe where the […]
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Andrei Cucoaneș

Andrei is a passionate designer, settled for advertising in 2006. Since then he’s been bringing technology to brands and using ”digital” as more than just a communication channel. He embraced the role of Creative Director in 2014, after ”conquering” numerous festivals, both international and local. Hungry for creativity, digitally driven and a tech junkie, he […]
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Irina Pocovnicu

Irina Pocovnicu is an experienced professional, with over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing. She is currently managing the digital agenda in PepsiCO, for the Greater Balkans region, covering countries like Romania, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Cyprus; and creating digital experiences for top brands in the region, such as: Pepsi, Lay’s, Lipton, Gatorade, 7up, Mirinda, Chipsy, […]
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Sorin Tudor

DevOps engineer with 6+ years of experience in managing and integrating enterprise systems with different messaging solutions. Currently a member of a new formed PaaS team tasked with providing different clients in our organization with scalable messaging patterns customized for the latest use cases.  
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Victor Horescu

I will use my 13 years of experience as a software tester and my 9 years of expertise as senior trainer in order to support my customers in their effort to be more innovative while approaching the quality process and testing because I strongly believe that brain can be used for creation and machines for execution
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Andreea Profeanu

IT Security Engineer with experience in the operations area. As part of the METRO SYSTEMS security team I am protecting the business information stored on websites, servers and desktop computers.
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Mihai Tataran

Mihai Tataran is the General Manager of Avaelgo, a Microsoft Gold Partner on Cloud Platform, and he is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional on Azure. Lately Mihai had an extensive experience with Azure: completed solutions for different customers, advisory engagements for large organizations helping them define and execute their Cloud strategy, and also delivered […]
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Florin Filote

Having more than 10 years of experience in retail and FMCG and another two years in the industrial field, in companies such as Selgros Cash & Carry (one of the biggest Cash & Carry retailers in Europe), Vel Pitar (the Romanian bread industry market leader) and Ecopack (the oldest manufacturer of industrial packaging and paper […]
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Vlad Sorici

Project Manager of the Orange Fab project, Vlad began working with Orange Romania in 2012 in the Development & Innovation team, focusing on defining architectures for new services (Business Wi-Fi, Orange Passpoint, Wi-Fi Call). In recent years, he has been working on research projects for the development of new-generation networks and services, including 5G, and […]
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Adrian Sora

Senior Enterprise Architect with extensive experience with Oracle products, starting with technology solutions (Oracle Database, Weblogic Server), middleware solutions (Oracle Identity and Access Management, Oracle WebCenter Suite, Oracle SOA Suite), business applications (Oracle E-business Suite) and cloud solutions (Oracle IaaS in public cloud and on cloud on premise, Oracle PaaS – database and java cloud […]
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Irina Margescu

As an IT consultant she over-delivered business solutions for customers in Romania. She has a big team of specialists and her own experience behind her to design the best in branch projects and to deliver the expected results. The strength of Bittnet is much greater than the sum of it’s members’ strength. The quality of […]
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Nicoleta Anton

Nicoleta Anton is TomTom’s Global Ratings and Reviews Manager. In this role, she looks after the consumer ratings and reviews strategy at TomTom worldwide and ensures that customer feedback is used purposefully in the organisation. With over six years of experience in online marketing, training and events, in both corporate and nonprofit environments, Nicoleta now […]
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George Iordache

Since 2014 in eMAG, George is leading the Soft Lines Marketplace sales team, a position from which he contributed directly to the listing of more than 400 partners on eMAG.ro. In addition, George also coordinates the Hungarian eMAG Marketplace sales team. George has 10 years’ experience in sales and entrepreneurship, founding a publishing house specialized […]
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Koen Vanhees

Koen Vanhees holds a master in electronics, but soon in his career his passion moved to Linux, scripting and automation.  Later on, he worked as a Unix consultant in an IAM project for one of Belgium’s biggest banks, and steadily his passion for security grew massively.  He currently holds a number of certificates (OSCP, GWAPT, […]
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Ioan-Florin POPA

Florin is a results-driven, customer-focused, articulate and analytical Software Engineer who can think “out of the box”. Strong in design and integration problem solving skills. With over 7 years of experience in implementing complex Java-based enterprise applications, his technical skills cover a wide range of technologies from all layers of a software product: Presentation, Business […]
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Lucian Aldescu

Lucian Aldescu is the CEO of DPD Romania – a courier company with 40 years of experience in Europe. Lucian started his career in transport & logistic field in 1994, as a logistic manager for Eculine. In 1997 he founded, together with James Gray-Cheape, Pegasus Courier, company which was acquired in 2008 by Geo Post […]
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Stefan Hoerhammer

Stefan Hörhammer, the co-founder and COO of Medialine AG that runs the operations for 11 European locations. was born in Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate in 1977. At the same time, the trained lawyer draws on more than 17 years of industry experience in IT. While studying, Stefan Hörhammer and his brother Martin built and distributed the first […]
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Dan Mocanu

Dan Mocanu is a catalyst for accelerated growth in business through pioneering business strategies and breakthrough leadership. He is an accredited Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner,  professional coach with ICF and has over 500 credit hours in leadership development certified by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) in USA. Dan has lived for 17 years in the United […]
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Calin Damian

Digital Rider & forward-thinker, entrepreneur & Temperfield CEO for a decade, focusing in bringing Digital Mastery in the Transform2digital journey of your company, both with traditional & new technologies. Practitioner with Mastery competences in: Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Security & Data Recovery, Software Defined Network & Software defined Data Center, Artificial Intelligence. Trainer for +2.500 trainees, +12.000 hours in 8 […]
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Marius Costin

11 years of experience in telecom 13 years of experience in management positions approximately 800 people – the largest team coordinated 4 industries 2 business start-ups implemented with a financial impact of 8 digits – expressed in euros 9 future managers who have benefited from his coaching and mentoring Behind these figures lies one of […]
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Andrei Dumitrașcu

As a relevant mix between technology, software product development and programming (software application), Andrei has a proven experience in coding web and software application implementation (over 10 years). During all these implementations, Andrei was actively involved for the business analyses, process modelling and software development, strongly achieving skills like research and development, communication (also speaker […]
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Dan Cadar

Studies: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest Career: 20 years of TV career from reporter to producer Now: -Producer and presenter of Zona IT, the most important technology TV show in Romania, broadcasted weekly on TVR1 -Coordinator of zonait.tv website, one the most popular tech websites in Romania Interests: Technology, film&photo, 3D graphics, design etc.
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Florinel Chis

Florinel Chis is the Executive Director at ARMO – Romanian E-Commerce Association (Asociatia Romana a Magazinelor Online), member of the board at EMOTA and member of the board at Ecommerce Europe. Over 15 years of e-commerce experience, entrepreneur and consultant for Fortune 500 companies.
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Alexandra Roată

Passionate about software and technology, with 9 years experience in entrepreneurship and a strong background in digital marketing. In the last 4 years, Alexandra managed to create and launch the first software marketplace in Romania, with main focus on B2B lead generation. Over 600 software solutions are listed on Softlead and she are planning to […]
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Alexandra Pahomi

Attentive and pragmatic in thinking, Alexandra has a wide experience in Public Relations and Online Marketing. For the last 10 years she has worked with corporate clients from various industries, such as Answear.ro, elefant.ro, OLX or Storia.ro. She has a true passion and deep understanding for everything tech and wearables. Alexandra Pahomi managed the local launch […]
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Liviu Chirila

Digital Priest & positive digital disruptor, with a decade-long IT experience to Transform2digital people & companies, promoting new technologies, such as virtualization, private cloud or Artificial Intelligence@work. Liviu is animated by putting these technologies in help of humans & heart disease medicine, with a simple and genial idea to help people with CVDs, using technology […]
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Corina Staicu

With over 9 year professional experience in the IT industry and a strong education background in Automatic Control and Computer Science, Corina is now overseeing the operations in eSolutions, a young and dynamic IT company experienced in Cloud, Big Data and Enterprise solutions. Corina is an Agile enthusiast and a strong believer of servant leadership […]
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Gabriel Vasile

Former tech journalist, now blogger and freelancer, writing mainly on Business Solutions topics, both Enterprise and SMB. Pasionate about customer relationship management, owner of crmreview.ro, the only romanian website dedicated to CRM solutions and strategy.
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Florin Buga

I have been working for METRO SYSTEMS since 2014, starting a career in the IT security field one year later. Searching and finding vulnerabilities inside Metro Systems is one of my main goal.
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Laurentiu Ghergu

Laurentiu is a passionate Java developer working at IBM Client Innovation Center and a Bluemix developer advocate. Currently he is focusing on building cognitive chat bots using Watson technology for IBM clients and in parallel he is also a full stack developer for a Java EE-based commercial software-as-a-service offering deployed in IBM’s cloud system Bluemix. […]
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Alex Bordei

Alex Bordei is a Developer turned Product Manager. He has been developing infrastructure products for over ten years. Before becoming Bigstep’s Director of Engineering, he was one of the core developers for Hostway Corporation’s provisioning platform. He then focused on defining and developing products for Hostway’s EMEA market and was one of the pioneers of […]
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Mugur Patrascu

Mugur Patrascu is Managing Partner of Screen Native agency and associate professor of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication. He has 16 years experience in communication, including 13 years in the digital. After several years in television, Mugur began his advertising career at D’Arcy. Leo Burnett and Grey followed. In 2006 he launches the digital agency iLeo, one […]
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Zaharie-Lucian Lupșescu

Technical Security Consultant with experience in Research and different aspects of the Security industry. Holder of OSCP Certification and passionate about IoT devices and new technologies.
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Ciprian Jichici

I am an IT professional with a business focus and I spend most part of my professional time designing, architecting, and managing the development of cloud computing solutions on Microsoft Azure. An important part of this activity is helping top-level business decision makers realize the potential of cloud computing. The challenges, complexity, and awesomeness of […]
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Vulpoi Marcel

Marcel leads the largest accounting company with Romanian capital, having experience in working with over 600 clients in all activity fields. He has successfully combined his university career with the practical activity, managing to transfer the know how from theory to practice.
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Marius Marica

Marius Marica, Managing Partner @Contam – SoftOne Authorized Partner, has a “special attraction” to Soft1 ERP customizations, thanks both to his over 16 years of experience in the IT & Banking industry and his passion for helping businesses grow using one of the greatest resources available: Innovation. Marius became an entrepreneur few years ago when […]
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Andrei Jianu

Andrei is the Digital Manager at Zenith Romania. After 8 years in traditional advertising business and marketing strategy, he chooses to redesign his career and navigate into the intersection of marketing, technology and content, the most challenging and dynamic playground, digital. It’s a world where there’s not a single, definitive right answer for, say, the […]
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Claudiu Paunescu

Claudiu has more than 20 years of work experience in the area of technical and functional consultancy. He is specialized on Oracle technology, Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud products – Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service). He has a Bachelor in Automation and Computers Engineering. Since 2003 he’s managing […]
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Mihai Vinatoru

Mihai is a qualified SEO professional with solid experience in developing SEO campaigns, technical SEO site auditing, data analytics and link building. Helped by an awesome team inside DWF, Mihai is currently working to improve Google organic rankings of 80+ companies, using a creative approach and thorough research and analysis
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Mugur Cosmin Frunzetti

For more then 10 years, Mugur has been a successful founder and manager of online stores, some of them reaching top 3 positions on their niche (Marketonline.ro, Floria.ro). After 3 successful exits estimated at over 2.000.000 euro, Mugur decided to use his experience to help other e-commerce owners and founded Retargeting, a complete marketing automation […]
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Mircea Prelipceanu

Mircea Prelipceanu is Head of International Sales at CAS Software AG – the leading German supplier of CRM software for small and medium enterprises. More than 300,000 people in over 20,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CAS CRM: a powerful standard solution, flexible to meet the customer’s needs, great ergonomics, proven and awarded in practice […]
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Andrei Manea

Entrepreneur, experienced Linux administrator (10+ Years) and open source advocate with passion and an open view for technology, business development, social interactions and start-ups. Multicultural experience with international professional background, evolving form technical fields and management to business development.
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Gabriel Mihai Tanase

Director at KPMG in Romania, Gabriel develops KPMG’s IT Advisory practice in Romania by focusing on key industries and services. One of the key services is Cyber Security, which include Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Security Audits, Internet Banking Audits, Technical Security Assessments, Security Architecture and many others. Gabriel has a master degree in Information Security and […]
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Radu Mărcușu

Radu Mărcușu is the CEO of Upswing, former SEOmonitor, an agency which took on the mission to bring the most effective digital strategy in Romania. With a background as a search geek, Radu knows that if you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. He strongly believes that learning by doing and […]
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Alexandru Radu

Alexandru Radu is a passionate business developer with 12+ years of proven capability in driving success for industry leaders using a special brew of business solutions knowledge, consulting experience and customer service excellence. After a career in programming, consulting, project management and training, he turned into a trusted advisor for customers bridging the gap between […]
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Daniel Tucan

Passionate about human behavior, coaching, NLP and experimental psychology, working extensively to boost the productivity of a company by applying creative solutions and daring marketing strategies. Also, Daniel founded a Toastmasters Speakers Club in Bucharest, is a former impro actor and a highly trained workshop facilitator, he’s mission is to deliver unique power up trainings […]
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Sergiu Stănescu

Sergiu Stănescu is the eLearning Department Presales Manager in SIVECO Romania, the company that develops and exports software products and consultancy projects within the European Community, the Middle East, North Africa and the CIS area. He advocates Advanced eLearning (AeL being SIVECO’s brand) capabilities of the company in eLearning/eTraining for key public & corporate players. […]
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Catalin Ciurezu

Catalin is a graduate of University Politehnica of Bucharest and the Romanian Canadian MBA program. With over 15 years of experience in tools for direct marketing and marketing, he is in charge with fulfill.ro brand of Mediapost Hit Mail which offers an easy and powerful solution to ecommerce fulfillment.
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Bogdan Colceriu

Bogdan Colceriu was a strategic consultant for 10 years for important Romanian companies while becoming a serial entrepreneur as cofounder of Trilulilu – the no.1 streaming service in Romania, Okian – the largest online bookstore in Romania and later Frisbo – the first efulfillment service in Romania. Bogdan is now CEO of Frisbo Efulfillment Services […]
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Alexandru Gliga

Former network integration engineer and telecom operations manager, certified ITIL expert and Managed Services senior consultant. synopsis: BOX2M is a start-up focused on industrial IOT technologies for energy and utilities, and also highly applicable for telecom and critical infrastructures security. We’ll present some insights about industrial IOT use cases BOX2M will develop for Orange.
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Andrei Georgescu

Andrei Georgescu is co-founder and Managing Director of White Image for more than 15 years. He is passionate about data and solutions that generate results. Currently, White Image delivers Data Management and E-Mail Marketing solutions for customers from e-commerce, banking, auto, HR, and many other fields. You can also find Andrei as a teacher at […]
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Mihnea Dumitru

Dedicated to developing and bringing to market products that help companies focus on what is important for their growth: better engage with their customers, simplify team collaboration, keep their employees and information safe, make the most of the data they have.
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Adrian Enache

Adrian, together with OmniPERFORM, helps businesses accelerate their results through digitally-driven integrated campaigns and omni-channel setup. Launching numerous B2B & B2C Commerce (omni-channel or digital that were technology driven) projects in more than 10 years experience, he invested and founded OmniPERFORM – an agency using neuromarketing algorithms embedded within proprietary innovative technology and by this […]
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Alexandru Volocaru

In the last 5 years, Alexandru worked to define and coordinate the implementation of digital performance campaigns, in order to achieve high performance volumes and find growth opportunities related to the Orange Romania digital strategy.
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Vlad Nistor

Vlad Nistor is the CEO and Founder of CoinFlux, the largest digital currency exchange service in Romania, trading Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether and Ether Classic. Over the last 18 months, CoinFlux has achieved remarkable results: over 45 million euro worth of digital currencies; 30,000+ transactions; 4000+ clients. Prior to starting up his company, Vlad had a successful […]
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Alexandru Dincovici

Alexandru Dincovici is many things, most of which involve dealing with people. He has BAs in Political Science and Sociology, and holds an MA and a PhD in Anthropology. Husband and father of one, his working time is divided between being an entrepreneur, market researcher, consultant, as well as a lecturer and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu […]
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Remus Petre

Remus has over 15 years of experience in IT and business improvement projects, ERP systems implementation (local ERP’s, IFS Applications, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, SAP),  CRM solutions and Business Intelligence solutions.  
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Mihaela Mihai

Mihaela is passionate about the power of IT innovation, products, software solutions and market evolution. She has gathered experience into this amazing world of IT during the last 20 years and now she is ready to share with you some ideas about trends and future and how people of Telekom Romania are modeling them.
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