Join the architects of tomorrow and shape the digital future of your business throughout 80+ speaking sessions full with sparkling content.
Seasoned technologist entrepreneur with a passion to create startups that engage talented teams in transforming ideas into products and mind share. Born in the UK, lived in Italy, USA, Israel and currently in Portugal. Israeli Army-Intelligence, studied Physics, filed lots of patents and raised quite a bit of venture capital.
Limor heads RoboSavvy, a company that distributes & develops advanced mobile robots, 3D printers and parts & tools for making them. RoboSavvy is currently develops mobile robots for media and entertainment. Projects include Fonzie the “Twerking robot”, FRHANK the gamer sidekick “Fridge Raiders dispenser”, Frankie the Segway riding humanoid and Ground Drone, the first camera-man replacement robot. Limor started VC funded companies in diverse areas such as Telecom Billing, Internet Security and Social Email Templating. He has been granted many patents and is a regular speaker at tech events. Born in the UK, lived in Italy, USA, Israel and currently in Portugal. Served 3 years in the Israeli Army-Intelligence, studied Physics, still enjoys coding, 3D design and animation.
Jeremy Tai Abbett inspires ambitious organizations into realizing the creativity required to thrive in a world of constant change. He draws on his experience starting several ventures that found their genesis at the intersection of design and technology. In his current role as the creative evangelist at Google, Jeremy collaborates with creative agencies and brands such as BMW, Nivea and Zalando.
Previous to Google, Jeremy was the founding design director responsible for the branding and user-experience for mobile start-up Stuffle. His efforts helped Stuffle win a Webby Award, Lead Award, Lovie Award as well as being recognized by Apple as one of the best apps in 2012. In 2014, the majority shares of Stuffle were sold to Immobilienscout.
Jeremy also co-founded Fork Unstable Media in 1996 (with three projects that were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco and a game that enraged the British Monarchy to his credit), Truth Dare Double Dare, was a founding post-graduate student at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and was an award winning creative director at a handful of advertising agencies.
I’m Co-Founder of Socialbakers, a company focused on social media measurement and optimization. I am in charge of Socialbakers Professional Services unit delivering integrated solutions consulting services to Socialbakers key accounts.
One of my key goals is to drive our “labs” team that drives innovations and new experimental projects.
I am passionate about new technologies, enjoy good food, love to travel and enjoy my precious spare time with my family when I can.
Paul joined AKQA in Berlin in 2011 to lead the technical implementation of the global digital business strategy for Volkswagen. Since then he has been responsible for delivering innovative and challenging programmes with Deutsche Telekom, Vertu, Unilever, Whirlpool and Audi.
He brings with him more than 12 years of experience in technical expertise and ambition,delivering multiple enterprise web platforms toleading companies. Paul’s work is concerned with rapid prototype development, scalable application architectures and technical team management using agile methodologies and Lean Start-‐up principles.
Some highlights so far:
• Delivered a global platform for VW.
•Delivered a next generation semantic web based gallery platform for a global Telecoms client.
• Rolled out a fully internationalised and responsive site for Vertu in under a month.
• Pioneering rapid prototype interaction design at AKQA.
• An active member of the w3c.
Anastasia Emmanuel is Director of Europe, Technology & Design for Indiegogo. She is responsible for encouraging crowdfunding growth within technology and design in Europe working with the brightest inventors, entrepreneurs and startups across the continent. Anastasia also manages social media for Indiegogo UK, where you will regularly find her tweeting the brightest and the best UK crowdfunding campaigns.
Anastasia is an experienced manager having worked within media and technology for over 6 years. She was previously known as technology reporter for leading UK technology website Tech City News, for which she hosted a weekly tech news video roundup. She was also instrumental in co-managing Newspepper – a new media agency in London working with clients such as BBC, PayPal, CH4, and The Guardian as well as many smaller start-ups. She has also produced content and assisted with online marketing, new business, and business development at numerous start-ups, including Publicate for which she was co-founder.
Anastasia has been immersed in the UK start-up community, in many capacities, for the past six years and considers the growth of small business as an interest and passion. She is fascinated by technology, how it solves problems and directly impacts our everyday lives for the better.
Anna is in charge of Yandex.Money’s international business development, in particular expansion into foreign markets. Having graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a Master’s degree in Media and Communications, Anna also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Having worked for some of Russia’s largest e-commerce companies, Anna has considerable experience in PR and international communications. Being a tech enthusiast with entrepreneurial mindset, Anna is always inspired by emerging trends in the digital world.
Anna frequently delivers talks at e-commerce events in Russia, shaping awareness of current trends in Russian e-commerce and payments.
John Harmander is CMO, and co-owner at the fast growing gaming startup Casumo. He was earlier the youngest marketing director for one of the bigger telecoms in Europe, and have as well been marketing director for several companies, and startups with speciality in accelerating growth. John also have his own investment vehicle, and hold various non-executive advisor positions to executives, and boards in the area of brand&growth.
Anthony is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience developing, managing and leading successful businesses. He is a senior board-level advisor to venture companies and start-ups.
Anthony is Co-Founder and Director of Digital Marketing Institute, the global certification standard in digital marketing, with courses taught in over 50 countries. He has either founded or held director-level positions in Code Institute, eWare, Xanthal, iQuate, Microsoft, Net Results and Web Kitchen among others.
Anthony’s clear and commercial understanding of how digital technologies are transforming the business environment has led him to be a sought after presenter on the topic. He is also regular contributor to press, TV and radio discussions.
Dr. Gavin Wood, Ethereum’s CTO, led the implementation of the Ethereum C++ client, GUI and IDE, and authored much of the vision for the project around decentralisation and Web 3 (http://gavwood.com/dappsweb3.html). He is also the author of the Ethereum Yellow Paper (http://gavwood.com/paper.pdf). He was the Director of Technology of OxLegal and a Technical Director at Lancaster Logic Response. He graduated from University of York (Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Matt spent 12 years working in broadcast TV producing documentaries and factual programmes before making the transition to the digital domain in 2010. Kick-starting the video department of Jamie Oliver Ltd, he developed video content for a variety of pioneering projects across apps, websites, ebooks and social channels before moving into the world of YouTube. Matt now oversees the editorial output of Jamie’s award-winning Food Tube Network – 22 channels of engaging food content with a subscriber base of 4 million and a digital brand which has grown back into the established world of books, events and magazines.
Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment and social content industry. He is a prominent mobile visionary, trailblazer & innovator and popularly known as “the father of the ring tone”. With a unique understanding of world-wide mobile smartphone lifestyles and multi-screen creativity, he is always at the forefront of the latest mobile social media, mobile video and mobile music innovation. Ralph founded and grew Zomba/Jive Records to become a leading global music label and publisher, and then created & grew the world’s first international commercial ring tone service which led to him being known as the “father of the ring tone”. One of the world’s top 50 executives in mobile since 2005, Ralph is known for being a provocative moderator and interviewer, relentlessly searching for the hottest new global mobile advertising, mobile games, guerilla marketing, music, apps, creativity and devices around the world. He believes that the digital future belongs to “Screenagers” who are shaping the next generation of Romanian creativity – his foresight on the “screenage” future and what’s coming next is always important. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, and CEO of Mobilium Global, the international mobile “cool” hunters. Ralph is based in London or on a plane somewhere where mobile innovation & great ideas are found.
Simon Gosling, CEO at Happy Finish, has 25 years experience in the advertising industry. During that time he has been a Visual FX Executive Producer/ Supervisor with Oscar winning Framestore, (VFX creators for Gravity, Harry Potter, Avatar) and MPC. He was also Managing Director of edit company Cut+Run, founded his own music company 2110 Ltd.
He joined Happy Finish as CEO in June 2013, working alongside Founder/ Chairman, Stuart Waplington, to expand the business in London and Mumbai, and launch in Shanghai, Portland Oregon and New York and develop into a full 360 production service, adding Interactive and Motion VFX services to their highly successful, hi-end Stills Retouch & CGI and CGI Animation business.
Simon is an authority on Virtual and Augmented Reality and a seasoned speaker at global advertising industry events, having spoken at Ciclope, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Cristal, BAFTA, Adfest, Spikes Asia and TEDx.
Simon is a father of 3 children aged 17, 14 and 12. He loves to play the drums and ride his bike through the Alps, but never at the same time.
Javier Martinez is vice president of business development at Libelium, the provider of open hardware and sensor network technology used in Smart Cities, smart agriculture, environmental solutions and a host of Internet of Things (IoT) projects. Javier is responsible for developing the company’s global network of partners and distributors. Previously, he served as managing director of Videotronic España Multimedia, and export manager at Industrias Ventura S.L, a manufacturer of electronics, where he opened new markets in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and is a graduate of Kingston University, London.
Mário Campolargo is Director for “Net Futures” in DG CONNECT responsible for Research and Innovation on what lies beyond the current Internet architecture, software and services and the EU-Strategy for the Cloud. Previously he has been Director for “Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures” in DG INFSO in charge of Future and Emerging Technologies, ICT based infrastructures for science and ICT trust and security, experimental facilities and experimentally driven research for Future Internet. Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager. He has a Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Coimbra), a Master of Science in Computing Science (Imperial College London), a Post graduate in Management (Solvay Business School Brussels) and a European Studies Diploma (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve).
Nick has been at the forefront of digital creative strategy since the end of the last millenium. Having graduated from Oxford, Nick started life at Global ad agency Bates Dorland before moving on to help establish Dare as Campaign’s Digital Agency of the Decade.
He has worked on award-winning creative strategies for brands including Guinness, Vodafone, Nissan and Sainsbury’s. Pushing global businesses to reposition their brands for the growing digital era.
In 2012, he left Dare to set up Mr. President alongside Dare’s Managing Director Claire Hynes, and Laura Jordan-Bambach the then President of D&AD. Only three year’s old and already the Drum’s Creative Agency of the Year, Mr. President believes in the need for brands to not just question their advertising, but to question the very way that they exist.
Nick has led the creative strategy for Bacardi Global Brands, Nike, Unilever, Virgin and VW. Creating work as diverse as a TV Show, NFC-enabled silver Geese and a new brand behaviour for Nike.
Nick lectures on digital strategy and effectiveness for APG, IPA and NABS (and many other three acronym marketing bodies).
As Director of Partnerships at Sociomantic Labs, it is Guy’s remit to explore and develop the next generation of digital solutions that are now in scope through being recently acquired by dunnhumby—a combination of the richest source of shopping behaviour insight with cutting edge digital marketing technology. Prior to joining Sociomantic, Guy spent seven years running partnerships and business development for Yahoo! where he was responsible for new revenue streams and commercial propositions.
I am Country Manager at BlaBlaCar for Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia. BlaBlaCar is a long distance city to city ridesharing platform connecting drivers and passenger traveling the same way and enabling them to share the cost. Previously I co-founded AutoHop, a regional ridesharing platform, acquired by BlaBlaCar.
I am interested in ways we can make more efficient use our natural resources to protect the planet and save personal resources – TIME – to help live a full life.
Martin Stockfleth Larsen joined Adform in the summer of 2011 and heads up all marketing and communication within Adform. Martin came to Adform from a position as CEO at competitor TraceWorks. Before that, Martin worked in executive positions within Enfatico (WPP) and Dell. Martin has more than 15 years of experience with IT, Software-as-a-Service, online marketing and business development, as well as sales execution and management. Advisor to several online start-ups.
Filip is a technology founder and enterpreneur, with in-depth professional and academic expertise in cyber-security, artificial intelligence, mobile and context awareness. Filip has succesfully built internet products and companies in the space of Voice over IP, IOT, cyber-security, mobile banking, and mobile personalization while working in innovative and high-transaction environments in both private and public industries in Europe and Middle East. He has been named as Belgium’s Top 50 Innovator and Top 50 Enterpreneur, and is a public speaker on technology and startups, at events such as TEDx, Cannes Lions, Internet World, LeWeb, TheNextWeb and more.
Philipp Fehre is a software developer working on Yammer, the enterprise social Network which is part of Microsoft Office 365. Previously to joining Microsoft he has been working as a consultant on NoSQL databases and backend systems, as well as working for a NoSQL company.
Besides his work as a software developer he is also an author and speaker working on educating others to not repeat the mistakes he made in the past.
Chris Swan is CTO at Cohesive Networks, a cloud networking company founded in 2006 that he joined in early 2013. He was previously at UBS where he held a number of CTO roles and represented the bank as a Director on the Steering Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Before joining UBS he was CTO at a London based technology investment banking boutique CapitalSCF. Chris previously held various senior R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse, which included networks, security, data centre automation and introduction of new application platforms. Prior to the world of financial services Chris was a Combat Systems Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. He has an MBA from OUBS and a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of York.
Greg is an International Social Media Trainer who has worked with top Multinationals including Microsoft, Symantec, Liberty Global, Ulster Bank, Abbott Labs and Coca Cola Hellenic.
When he is not training Greg works as a Social Business and Content Consultant helping clients maximise their Social Media ROI. He believes that in order to make social media work for your business you must have a clear business goal, a clearly defined strategy, great content and make sure that everything you do is measurable.
Greg’s session on Facebook will be packed with be a high energy affair – packed with tips, tricks and interesting case studies. Prepare to be Engaged!
Paddy is the co-founder of Aira, a digital marketing agency based in the UK. He has been working online since 2004 when he got bored studying for his Law degree. Since then he has worked for two agencies including Distilled where he was VP London before he left to start Aira. He is also the author of The Link Building Book and has spoken at a number of conferences including MozCon, SMX Sydney, Marketing Festival and SAScon.
As part of VivaKi’s leadership team that shapes and drives the future direction of the organisation globally, Marco is responsible for the programmatic strategy for senior global accounts. Working alongside agency leadership teams across Publicis Groupe and with senior client stakeholders Marco consults and advises advertisers on focusing their marketing around the opportunities of data, tech and content.
Having started his career in TV advertising, Marco made the move into digital in 2000. He was a founding member of Zenith Interactive Solutions, Zenith’s then digital arm, leaving in 2005 as Commercial Director. After two years as Marketing Director for ZenithOptimedia, Marco was promoted to Head of Digital for the agency in 2007.
Joining VivaKi in 2010, Marco launched and spearheaded the strategy for addressability. As President of Audience on Demand EMEA and NA Client Services, he was responsible for driving the phenomenal growth of Audience on Demand, VivaKi’s market-leading addressable media buying practice, ensuring it was the first, best and most secure solution of its kind in the world.
Marco is a leading authority on digital strategy and is a regular conference speaker on the subject and industry commentator, contributing regularly to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Campaign. He was ranked as the fourth most influential person working in digital by The Drum magazine following an industry poll ranking the UK’s top 100 digital professionals in the industry. Marco was also named Programmatic Champion in The Drum’s 2015 New Year Honours List of ‘People to Watch’.
Bastian works as a Software Engineer at ResearchGate, the social network for researchers and scientists. There he is mainly responsible for designing the web frontend’s software architecture and caring about performance, monitoring and developer productivity. Before that he created the games and application platform and the APIs of the VZ-networks. When he is not developing stuff, he frequently speaks at international conferences on software architecture, scaling web applications and open standards and protocols.
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Observing and exploring the web since 1992. Jan Willem Alphenaar is author of 7 books, an experienced speaker and trainer. Graduated in 1993 as an information analyst he worked as an ICT consultant until 1997. From 1997 until 2003 he owned a Multimedia and Webdesign studio. Since 2010 he is a dedicated trainer and speaker (over 500 speeches) talking about Online Trends, Entrepreneurship, Content marketing, Personal Branding and LinkedIn.
Together with his team, he trains people from and advices multinationals and governmental organizations.
Jan Willem also organized twice the annual LinkedIn Benelux Congres in cooperation with LinkedIn.
Thomas is responsible for SAP’s global developer outreach and evangelism programs. As an experienced marketer and developer at heart, he works closely with many developers, companies and startups around the world helping them learn and apply new technology innovations to solve complex business problems in the area of cloud, big data and IoT.
Britain’s Best Ethical Hacker Jamie Woodruff taught himself to hack aged 9 and now at the age of 22 works with large corporations, testing their security systems and highlighting any vulnerabilities.
He was recognized as a penetration testing engineer by IT Security Experts (ITSE) and travels the world teaching people the importance of system and network security.
He is well known for identifying exploits/ vulnerabilities within the security applications of leading companies such as, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Jamie also founded the company Patch Penguin along with Euan Birch a Cyber Security Startup: https://patchpenguin.co.uk
Slavek Kabrda is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions.
Up until recently, Slavek had been the Python maintainer for Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Software Collections. He is a member of Fedora Environment and Stacks Working Group and Fedora Python SIG, where he has initiated the ongoing Fedora switch to Python 3 as the default Python interpreter.
Slavek now primarily works on Red Hat’s tooling around Docker, but he still contributes to Python integration efforts in Fedora community.
Slavek is a programming enthusiast who likes experimenting with new languages and technologies and never misses a chance to talk about about open source software over a glass of good beer.
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Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski is an Independent Consultant and owner of Shadowland Consulting. Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, cloud computing, collaboration solutions, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing agreements. Working with audit projects, consulting and implementation in Poland, Scandinavia, Europe and United States. Member of the Boards at Polish Information Processing Society and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Member several associations: Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ACM and several communities in the world. MCT and MVP for SQL Server since July 2010. Subject Matter Expert at CQURE. Former president of the Polish SQL Server User Group. Creator of SQLDay Conference. Active blogger (owner of five) and international speaker. Co-author of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume Two. Cross-mountain cyclist, amateur in swimming and running. Fan of snooker and good music.
Euan Ross Birch is a 3rd year student at Glasgow Caledonian University studying Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking. He has held various positions within the Student Association there including Head of Societies and is currently President of GCU Ethical Hacking Society. Euan was born and raised in Uddingston Scotland and has always been a “computer geek”. Recently, he and Jamie Woodruff have setup the company Patch Penguin and are expanding fast with various clients across the financial sector and retail industry. They specialise in Network Penetration Testing, Website Penetration Testing, Software Analysis and Device Analysis. They are McAfee Intel certified partners and Core Security Certified Partners. In his spare time, Euan is a football referee in Scotland.
Stephan Hochdörfer currently holds the position of Head of Technology at bitExpert AG, a company specializing in web and mobile development. His primary focus is everything related to web development as well as automation techniques ranging from code generation to deployment automation.
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 an enthusiast of new technologies such as IoT and M2M and is strongly focused on enhancing the leading position of Telekom as turn-key IT&C solutions provider for companies of all sizes.
Andrei Cepoi is an experienced ICT professional with more than 10 years in this field, developing and implementing complex ICT projects for important players from the Romanian market. Having worked for local ICT integrators and multinational companies such as IBM, Andrei joined Romtelecom in 2012 and became ICT Sales Manager for Telekom Romania in April 2014. Focusing on finding innovative solutions to help Telekom’s customers get more value out of their businesses, Andrei is a promoter of Internet of Things, Big Data, Analytics, Smart Cities, Mobility and Managed Services.
Aurel Netin was appointed Country Manager of Lenovo Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova in July 2006. Today, he accounts the overall Lenovo business in Romania. Aurel Netin’s main responsibility is maintain brand in its leader position by promoting innovation, operational excellence and customer satisfaction.
Aurel Netin has earned his over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in different management positions, on business partner side. Before taking his actual position, Netin was named Secretary of State for Information Technology at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Based in Bucharest (Romania) he loves to spend his free time playing golf and wine tasting.
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Michele Grassi is the General Director of Enel Energie and Enel Energie Muntenia, the two energy supply companies of the Enel Group.
With over 17 years of experience in the electricity sector, Michele Grassi has been in charge of various projects and covered several assignments, within the Enel Group, in particular in the area of customer care and supply. He started as Key Account Manager for the free market then became Customer Service Manager for Southern Italy area, overseeing supply activities for 9 million customers. Before joining Enel Romania, he led the Enel.Si team, a company of the Enel Group, specialized in franchise in Italy, latter incorporated within the Enel Market business Unit.
As General Director of Enel Energie and Enel Energie Muntenia, Michele Grassi coordinates all electricity supply and sales activities of Enel in Romania, as well as customer care and the unit in charge of value added services. The two companies have a customer base of 2,7 million clients and provide electricity supply services for 10 counties in Romania, namely Timiș, Arad, Hunedoara, Caraș-Severin, Călărași, Ialomița, Tulcea, Constanța, Ilfov, Giurgiu and Bucharest.
Michele Grassi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in electro technical engineering.
Stefan is currently working for, San Francisco based, Koding Inc. where he helps develop their cloud based IDE and developer community as a front-end developer, community lead and QA engineer. He is also a developer and systems administrator for SensMedia, a romanian company that focuses on building beautiful, functional e-commerce solutions and web applications.
As an avid WordPress developer / handler he is a very active promoter of the open source movement, always developing new and exciting projects.
Simona Stoica was appointed Marketing Manager of Lenovo Romania in November 2010. Today, she accounts the Lenovo marketing and brand strategies. Simona Stoica’s main responsibility is to maintain the brand in its leader position through all business segments- PCs, tablets, smartphones and servers by promoting innovation and customer satisfaction.
Simona Stoica has more than 5 years experience in the IT industry. Before taking her actual position, she had a role of Account Executive in some Romanian PR agencies.
Simona Stoica has graduated the Master degree of Communication Campaigns in PR and Advertising, Bucharest University. Today, she is studying for an international certification for the Charted Institute of Marketing.
Based in Bucharest, her passions are photography and mountain hiking.
Leskó Norbert is a tech Entrepreneur, born in Budapest, living in Vienna. Passionate leader, technology oriented person with strong management skills, he is the CEO & CTO of MiniCRM, a cloud based sales & marketing automation software, accessible for thousands of small and medium business owners.
His vision is for MiniCRM to be the first choice for Eastern European SMEs when they seek solutions to increase the productivity and efficiency of their teams and to develop their business. Norbert built MiniCRM first as a solution to the existing problems inside his own company. After he thought about improving and developing a software that a lot of companies can benefit from, not only his company, and people will love using.
Norbert was the CEO & CTO, Co-Founder of arukereso.hu Ltd. / www.compari.ro, 2004 – 2009 Hungary based comparison shopping service in 7 European countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey), acquired by Allegro.pl in 2009. Still growing strong today, and implementing new features to help shoppers find the best & most dependable shops.
MiniCRM: Best business application (International, Business Wall of Fame)
Árukereső: Superbrands award
1st prize in Tournament in Management & Engineering skills, ESTIEM
Vlad Popovici started his digital journey as a flash designer, while still in college. For over 15 years, he widened his experience in technology, digital and traditional advertising in agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Graffiti BBDO, leading teams, growing business and identifying the right people for the creative ride he embarked on. Vlad is nowadays the Managing Director of Kubis Interactive, a top full service digital agency based in Bucharest, Romania with business in the US and Czech Republic through local offices.
Ms. Zamfir (@mariazamfir1) manages North American Business for Voxility (voxility.com), including suppliers, customers and corporation structure.
Established since 2013 in San Francisco, CA she is particularly interested in business development strategies, with a personal pleasure for winning customers over Amazon/Google and other expensive global monster clouds.
She is currently engaged in expanding a global channel sales platform for Voxility, development and execution of Voxility’s new revenue streams and carrying out online marketing activities.
With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in Romania and United States, Andrei Pitiș is Founder and CTO at Vector Watch, as well as President of ANIS (Romanian Software Association), serving his second two-years term. In 2013, Andrei founded Vector Watch with the objective of delivering a disruptive product to the global (smart)watches market. Today, he is in charge with the technology development of Vector smartwatches and also deeply involved in building the strategic global expansion of the company. Andrei is also co-founder of Tech Angels, the first network for business angels in Romania and of Innovation Labs, program dedicated to growing the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem for students. He also activates an active angel investor and mentor for several Eastern European start-ups.
Timotej is a pioneer of digital marketing in the CEE region with over 13 years of experience. As a Managing Director CEE he has developed and operationally managed Httpool in the region since 2005. Development and execution of client digital marketing strategy and execution of publisher monetization strategy are the areas of his main competence. He is also actively engaged in developing digital landscape in the region as a regular speaker at regional advertising conferences and advisor to major clients. Currently, he is engaged to deploy advanced digital solutions across channels and devices for advertisers and publishers in the region.
Raoul Ros is Country Senior Officer (CSO) for Alcatel-Lucent Romania and Sales Leader for the company business in Romania, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Moldova. In this role Raoul Ros has overall responsibility for managing day-to-day operations, as well as taking the lead on strategic business directions for Alcatel-Lucent in Romania and the other countries. Raoul is also responsible for the Channel Partner business management in Central and Southern Europe. Raoul Ros has been working in the telecommunications sector for more than 20 years. He has been the leader of Alcatel-Lucent Romania and responsible for company’s business in South East Europe between July 2009 – July 2012 and has global experience; he has been working at Alcatel-Lucent since 1992, holding various sales and managerial positions in South America, Asia, and Europe.
Lucian Aldescu is the CEO of DPD Romania – The courier company with the largest road network 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 and was renamed DPD Romania.
Starting with 2008, Lucian Aldescu is CEO of DPD Romania. For the next 5 years he is planning to triple the company’s turnover and to position DPD as a leader in Balkans.
Lucian Aldescu graduated an MBA program at Tiffin University and has been the president of AOCR (Courier Operators Association of Romania) during the period 2009-2011.
Gabriela is managing the portfolio of global brands (Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch, Redd’s, Pilsner Urquell, St. Stefanus, Miller) at Ursus Breweries (member of SabMiller Group), portfolio with a strong digital activity. During 16 years in beer industry, she occupied different positions in Sales, Trade Marketing and Marketing departments bringing a significant contribution to digital transformation within Ursus Breweries, working with enthusiastic and open minded young people.
Giovanni Dalla-Vedova is Head of Sales Romania & Moldova and Country Manager Ericsson Romania. He is responsible for overseeing the entire operations of Ericsson Romania, developing the local business and consolidating relationships with partners and customers. He also directly manages the Ericsson sales teams in both Romania and Moldova.
With a broad international experience and an extensive background in the ICT industry, Giovanni first joined the Ericsson team over 16 years ago. He has served in key positions in Latin America, Finland and Spain. Before joining Ericsson Romania, he has been working on the 4G introduction in Sweden. He has played an integral part in the company’s development, working to consolidate its leadership position through innovative technology, high-quality services and effective business solutions.
He believes Romania can play an important part in the company’s vision for Networked Society where everyone and everything will be connected. Under his lead, Ericsson Romania and Moldova have been growing, closing important deals with major ICT players in the market.
Giovanni has a Masters of Science Electronic Engineering – Telecommunications from Universidad Studi di Bologna – Italy and a post graduate diploma in Management Development from IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
The Karlsruhe-born Fritz-Jochen Weber has been working in the IT sector for 35 years. His professional activity has been concentrated on the development of PC operating systems, ERP systems and Workflow Management System JobRouter®.
The electrical engineering graduate continued his career in the 1990s setting up a systems integration company offering sales and implementation of document management systems.
His excellent market instinct and broad business awareness were the driving force behind his decision to launch an innovative workflow system called JobRouter® with his team in 2003. The rapid success of this system supported Mr. Weber’s decision to turn the systems integration business into a software development company JobRouter AG.
As Managing Director and subsequent Executive Director of JobRouter AG, Mr. Weber is responsible for developing the company into a global corporate group.
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of JobRouter AG, Mr. Weber is currently responsible for managing strategic customers and markets as well as for the development of the international network of partners.
In addition to managing the company, over the decades, Mr. Weber has also worked as a part-time lecturer in the field of information and communications technology, helping to train young professionals at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University.
Currently living in Mannheim, Germany, Fritz-Jochen Weber is also a passionate yachtsman. He has been married for 35 years and is father of three grown-up daughters.
Adrian has spent his last 20 years in the IT industry. He has studied information technology at the Military technical Academy in Bucharest and graduated in 2001. He spent the next 4 years working as a system engineer for Ministery of Defence and joined Beck et al. Services in 2005 as a technical team leader. Since then, he continuously developed himself becoming the managing director of Beck et al. Services Romania in 2008.
Adrian is currently focused on optimizing the nearshore outsourcing business unit inside the company while developing the market presence of the local subsidiary in Romania and other eastern european countries with special focus on providing “new era” IT services for the customers in areas like social, cloud and analytics.
Adrian was born in Lugoj (Romania), educated in Bucharest and is currently living in Cluj-Napoca. He is married for over 10 years and has one daughter.
Forged by more than a decade in the press industry, focused on business development. A loving father, Sports journalist, online news fanatic, Video-on-Demand enthusiast, digital marketing strategist.
Mihai Rauta is a solutions focused Security and Unix System Engineer, with technical background and 13 years of experience in firewalls, next generation firewalls, endpoint security and enterprise network solutions. For the last 7 years, Mr Rauta has dedicated his career exclusively to Check Point Security products gathering a professional, in depth perspective over top security solutions and a compelling interest in macro security trends. His certifications include CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator – NG and R76 versions, CheckPoint Certified Security Expert – NG and R77 versions, CheckPoint Certified Security Instructor (Check Point ATC Instructor), Pearson VUE certification exam and Ministry of Education, Labor, Social Protection and Family Diploma and Accreditation. Mihai Rauta has the ability to clearly communicate complex technical contents and he is passionate about transferring his extensive knowledge to others.
Mihai acts as the Head of Enterprise Business Team, Samsung’s B2B Division comitted to create impactful transformation to businesses through technology.
Previously serving as Enterprise Business Division Head of Sales, Mihai is currently responsible of managing sales and market development for all B2B products and solutions, including SMART Signage, Enterprise Ready Mobile Devices, Printing or System Air Conditioning.
At this year’s edition of Internet & Mobile World, Mihai will speak about the impact of omnichannel strategies that create an unique customer experience, with a focus on innovative digital tools (Gear VR, SMART Signage, Interractive Displays) and succesful local and international case studies.
Raphael is responsible for the EMEA and APAC Wireless Business at Fortinet. Priorly, he held Sales Director positions for EMEA at Firetide and Strix Systems (Wireless Mesh Solution providers). Lignier held senior customer support management positions with Daclem Solutions, Activia Networks, and Ascend Communications-Lucent Technologies, building and managing revenue-generating technical post-sales support organizations to serve customers throughout EMEA. Lignier began his career in technology as a software engineer in the IBM Research Center in La Gaude, France. He holds a master’s degree from EPSI, Ecole Privee des Sciences Informatiques, Arras, France.
With more than 20 years of experience in business software, Marius Iurian is co-founder and Managing
With more than 20 years of experience in business software, Marius Iurian is co-founder and Managing Partner of Transart since 1997. His vision and dedication inspired his teams and partners. Sustained by the native ability of an experienced technical staff to materialize ideas into professional software and nurturing a ThinkClient! internal culture, Transart has grown organically, year-by-year, to the today leading position on the SFA market.
A pioneer in mobile business software aiming from the very beginning to an international exposure of its solutions, Transart gained the confidence and established long-term partnerships with leading multinational companies like: Unilever, Molson-Coors, Mondelēz /Kraft Foods, Heineken, Strauss, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, A&D Pharma, Reckitt Benckiser, Walmark, Unibra/SKOL Africa, Kandia Dulce. Its solutions are used now by more than 13000 users spread over 34 countries.
Paul Ardeleanu is a software engineer, mentor and pundit specialised in data-driven software solutions, with an emphasis on prototyping, best practices and balance with agility. He started programming back in the days of Fortran, graduated with a PhD in Computational Physics from UCLan and currently crafting iOS and web apps at Lupo [http://lupo.uk], a creative digital shop in London UK.
Paul also helps run 2 iOS conferences in UK and Romania, sometime blogs [http://pardel.net] and often tweets [@pardel].
At AMD, Jörg Roskowetz is responsible for driving company’s business development opportunity within the EMEA channel team. With an outstanding technical background, Mr. Roskowetz is focused on helping AMD’s customers to value the benefits of AMD’s innovative technologies both in the computing segment (APU, CPU) as well as graphics the graphic one (GPU).
Mr. Roskowetz joined AMD from Fujitsu Siemens Computers in 2008 where he held the position of senior project leader for high end mobile solutions developing first mobile solution with exchangeable graphics and RAID functionality. Most recently he served as AMD Head of Pre-Sales Technical Engineering team in EMEA.
Mr. Roskowetz is co-chairman of the Bitkom’s working group (Fachausschuss Produktneutrale Ausschreibungen) responsible of defining public tender guidelines for the procurement of PC client and server solutions in Germany.
Mr. Roskowetz holds a degree in Computer Science from University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Germany.
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Florina joined Xerox 4 years ago, taking on the task of managing the A4 laser business of Xerox in Romania. Her role’s scope and main purpose is to develop a network of motivated and well-trained resellers that would actively promote Xerox products to the Romanian market. Florina has an over 13 years experience in sales and marketing roles like Product Marketing Manager and Business Unit Manager, managing important IT brands such as Microsoft, Kaspersky, Bitdefender. Florina is curently a student of the EMBA program of Sheffield University.
In over 14 years of career Tiberiu Pfiszter acted in developing software solutions across different domains: logistics, ERP, tourism and even automotive industry. He made use of his skills in helping companies such as Enel Distributie, Scandia Food, Minimax Discount or Edy Logistics to implement software solutions and increase the efficiency of their logistic processes.
His motto, and also WiSoft Professional Services company’s motto where he currently acts as CEO, is “Always promise what you can deliver and deliver what you promised!”. His mission is to open the market of logistic software solutions with the help of new technologies such as cloud platforms, but also by offering transparency to clients regarding the costs and the features of the marketed solutions.
With 17 years experience in the marketing field, Anca started in FMCG and then she switched to IT&C. She joined BITSoftware in 1999, being involved also in ERP implementation, account management, partners management. After three years in the company she took over the marketing activities, actively promoting BIT Software products and services.
Anca is now the Marketing Manager of BITSoftware, one of the national leader providers of ERP, CRM and BI business solutions in Romania.
With a track record of over 20 years experience in the IT&C industry, Adrian Blidăruş is Managing Partner – Technical & Operations Softelligence Romania, a company he has co-founded together with his brother, Teodor Blidăruş. Softelligence develops and implements business software solutions for industries such as financial services (banking and non-banking), retail and distribution, telco and IT&C.
With a powerful technical formation, Adrian Blidăruş distinguishes himself for his operational and technical expertise and for his ability to coordinate projects with a deep technical complexity, regarding functional ranges like telecommunication solutions, mobile technologies, data mining, embedded software and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).
Within Softelligence, Adrian is responsible of Technical Operations, leading the team of software experts, with the declared purpose to deliver the highest standards for any technical challenge. Under the strong leadership of Adrian and Teodor Blidaruș, Softelligence has grown its incomes during the economic crisis, aiming turnover revenue of 10 million EUROs for the next three years.
Silviu has been working in Orange Romania for the last 11 years in several departments being in direct contact with the customers. He started his Orange career in Customer Service and then shifted to Retail. After 3 years of Sales experience became Shop Manager for another 3 years. Then he worked in Marketing Department as a M2M Proposition Manager in charge with developing all the M2M products, services and proposition.
As M2M Sales Manager he is in charge with selling the M2M proposition and building partnerships with current or prospect Orange Romania customers. Also, he identifies the best M2M products and services with Orange Group teams and develops them locally, on the Romanian market. As Sales Manager he is also responsible for coordinating the necessary activities in order to deliver a standard customer implementation projects on time and within budget.
At his 30s, Ionut Gherle already has an entrepreneurial experience and leads one of the main business units of AROBS Transilvania Software, a top 5 employer on Transylvanian IT market. He graduated the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Automation and Computer Science, and coordinated Radio Automation Software projects, also managing teams and budgets.
After establishing his own IT company, which he eventually left for another challenge, Mr. Gherle joined AROBS team, in 2011. He followed an ascending career path, from Key Account Manager and Product Manager, to Optimall Division Manager, developing the company’s first product which was launched 13 years ago.
Currently, Ionut Gherle manages a business with over 200 clients in the retail area, and is negotiating the acquisition of a sales force automation company in order to expand his division’s client portfolio.
Dragos Barbulescu is part of our global IT professionals as a Service Manager at Stefanini Romania. He started delivering our projects as a Software Developer, then moved to Technical Leader & Project Manager and now we challenge him to come with innovative solutions on how we can organize what seems to be disorganized.
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Bogdan Birnicu is fascinated by problems that require the use of technology and logic for solving. He is fortunate enough that his first job at Altom Consulting has presented him with lots of opportunities to develop these skills. Over the last year he has created and helped develop new methods of automating testing on mobile devices. Wanting to share his knowledge whenever he can, he is also a trainer and has been holding training sessions for audiences as young as 7 year old.
Cristian is a well known Google AdWords specialist in Romania, with more than 7 years of experience in online marketing. He is now Head of Pay Per Click marketing at 2Parale, where his team is managing over 250,000 euros monthly on Google AdWords, Youtube and Facebook campaigns. Some of the brands he has worked with are RCS & RDS, Provident, Romstal, Regina Maria, Arabesque etc.
A senior sales manager with Mobile Tornado – the world’s best Professional Push-to-Talk solution provider – Oded Alexandroni is responsible for growing the company’s business in the European market. With over 20 years of experience in the Telco market selling value-added solutions to mobile operators and global enterprise customers, Oded has built and cultivated partnerships with key players across the Telco industry.
Prior to joining Mobile Tornado Oded served as a Global Sales Specialist for one of the biggest Telco and Service providers in Israel, leading commercial engagement with large customers and in the global telecom market.
More recently, Oded has been working to expand Mobile Tornado’s network of clients in the Romanian market with the company’s offering of top-of-the-line PTT over Broadband/Cellular networks for vertical markets such as private security, public safety, emergency, transportation and more.
Dragos Pislaru is economist and analyst, with both academic and consultancy background. He graduated with a BA from the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, has a MSc at the London School of Economics and holds a PhD from the National Institute of Economic Research, Romanian Academy of Sciences.
As the general manager of GEA Strategy&Consulting since 2006, he is involved in several projects regarding European policies, particularly in respect to economic competitiveness and competitive advantages, strategic & financial management and innovation enhancement.
During the last years he became a strong supporter of developing entrepreneurship in Romania, with a focus on creative industries and R&D based innovative technologies. In 2013 he launched RICAP, the Romanian Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program, as a pilot-program for enhancing Romanian technological entrepreneurship on a global market. This fall the third cycle of RICAP will start, with a new-to-market flagship tech acceleration track developed in partnership with US-based LARTA Institute.
Dragos has a long lasting passion in sailing, where he was multiple times National Champion in the past. His last performance was bronze medal at the Laser Europa Cup in Serbia 2014.
Former project director and product manager for Pentalog’s largest customers in the telecom sector, Marius has contributed to the strengthening of Pentalog’s presence on the US market. His experience in ramping up large offshore teams for customers across various domains has enabled him to gain a valuable insight regarding the digitalization of the recruitment process and he now contributes in order to enhance the roadmap of People Centric’s IT skills assessment platforms.
Marius enables new partnerships with recruitment agencies, job boards, software publishers and MOOC providers, extending People Centric’s current network of affiliates and resellers across the globe.
Having a very strong background in IT and programming, Catalin was, in 1996, the first Microsoft Certified Trainer in Romania – Visual FoxPro and Microsoft SOL Server.
His entrepreneurial skills and extensive knowledge of the industry lead, in 2001, to the founding of C SOLUTION, the company which is specialised in Software Development, Internet Payment Service Provider, e-Commerce Services, Application Solution Provider for e-Commerce, CRM and ERP Systems.
As the CEO of C SOLUTION company, Catalin Maftei continuously extended the company’s portfolio, both in terms of clients and dedicated products.
Strongly believing in the strength generated by a competitive and passionate professional team, he openly drives the business in order to continuously exceed customers expectations.
As an acknowledgment of his entrepreneurial skills, Catalin has been invited to participate as a speaker to different Romanian e-Commerce events, like eCommerce Awards Gala and 2014 Internet & Mobile World fair.
Expertise: Building SAAS/Cloud/API for Online Payments systems, Online Shipping Management systems, e-Commerce projects, e-Learning systems, Custom Software solution.
Online Sales Director la Flanco Retail de aproape doi ani, Cristina Martinaș are o experiență de peste 11 ani în retail, din care peste jumătate acumulată în retailul electro-IT. În prezent, Cristina coordonează activitatea de vânzări online a celui mai eficient retailer electro-IT din România.
Online Sales Director at Flanco Retail for nearly two years, Cristina Martinaș has an extensive 11 years’ experience in retail, more than half of it gathered in the IT&C, electronics and home appliances retail. Currently, Cristina is coordinating the online sales activity of the most efficient retailer of IT&C, electronics and home appliances in Romania.
Claudia Chirilescu is pasionate about digital media. With 17 years experience in media strategy, Claudia founded Spoon in 2003 to be an alternative to international media networks. Combining media experience, media research and continous concern about media landscape changes, Claudia build digital expertise inside Spoon.
Claudia belives that digital media should be adressed with different content, on different platforms for different objectives. Brands should combine in digital strategy native advertising tactics with programatic buying and continously test and optimize dinamicaly the campaign.
Claudia is also partener in Intro, a local design retail shop that also sels online and in hipshops.com, an international platform for concept stores.
Combining her communication experience with retail and publishing, Claudia belives that a succesfull comunication should be consumer centric with an authentic aproach, easyness to interact with, generate experineces for consumers and always be contextual relevant.
Journalist background, seduced by Online Marketing. Roxana has over 10 years of experience in media, online marketing and communication.
After working as a business journalist for leading brands like Mediafax, Ziarul Financiar and Capital, Roxana has dedicated the last 5 years to online, writing success stories, getting results and building brands in the 2Parale and Mediafax Group great teams. She had the great luck to learn from fabulous experience of some people like Adrian Sarbu and Dorin Boerescu.
Ru Cindrea (@ru_altom) is a senior test consultant and managing partner at Altom Consulting (altom.fi). With more than ten years of experience in software testing, she is particularly interested in mobile testing and test automation with a special interest in mobile games. Ru is an instructor for the Black Box Software Testing series offered by Altom in collaboration with KFA. She is an organizer of the Test Lab, an open-space concept organized at testing conferences where participants practice testing and learn from their peers.
Mihai Gurei is managing director at Intro, a contemporary design shop that sels both offline and online. Mihai graduated journalism and worked as a radio station DJ for 12 years. He established together with Claudia Chirilescu Intro, in 2002. Mihai is pasionate about design, both as graphic and webdesign as much as product design.
Mihai was designing introdesign.ro and hipshops.com, and its main focus at the moment is user experience and how brands should remain relavant in the current economy when the audience is devided between so many online platforms.
Bogdan Paduraru has over 20 years in the software industry, he has excellent results for projects in over 30 countries including wireless technology from the latest generation. Currently at Luxoft he leads a team of over 200 professionals.
Bogdan Păduraru holds a degree in computer science at the Faculty of Informatics within AI. Cuza University Iasi and completed an MBA from Tiffin University.
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With over 21 years of experience in the local and international marketing industry, spent mostly on several well known multinational and local companies like: DHL International, IKEA Romania, Baneasa Investments, DTH Television (BOOM Tv) – Ionut focused in the last 5 years on the digital marketing projects and along with his team from 2BCOM Think Team has developed integrated sales and communication projects using interactive marketing strategies and digital tools. More details about 2BCOM Think team projects on: www.2bcom.ro/portfolio/
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I’m Product Designer @ AdsWizz and my Mission is make our user fall in love with our products. I’m schizophrenic 50% French / 50% Swedish (but when I’m speaking Swedish I got a Turkish accent).
My Job is to create mind blowing products. I would love to change the world but I can’t use Photoshop in real life.
Matei is responsible for the majority of the digital work that comes out of Leo Burnett in Romania. As one of the most experienced digital professionals in Romania, he has worked with clients such as P&G, Pepsi, Samsung, Telekom, BRD. Multiple awards received for both campaign efficiency (EFFIE) and online craftsmanship (Digital Excellence Awards – Berlin).
He also co-owns a startup (The Pole Society) named as one of Romania’s “tech hotbed” by Forbes International.
Entrepreneur with interest in the research and innovation of business solutions and mobile devices. One of professional goals is to accumulate valuable experience in the field of IT solutions being actively involved in research projects conducted by ROPARDO Ltd in partnership with other research institutions in Europe in mobile technology, eHealth, group decision support systems.
With over 15 years experience in management and implementation of commercial and research projects rooted in fundamental research in artificial intelligence and information technology application.
On-line communication pioneer and entrepreneur with a 15 years experience in advertising, on-line communication, business and education.
Bold. Building from zero to wow whenever I feel it will make a difference.
Chief Storytelling Officer&Owner Lumea la Picioare, the shoe heaven of .ro! Creating delicious and empowering pieces for women. Providing custom made services.
Social eCommerce Trainer at Social Smarts. Teaching the art of winning hearts, minds and wallets to Romanian entrepreneurs and marketeers.
ex Fashion Director of eMAG. Managed the launch of the Fashion Division by establishing a great synergy between acquisitions, marketplace, private label, documentation, shootings, platforms, call center, warehouse, marketing and programming. Tons of creative energy involved in order to fulfill the vision of an online mall for the leading e-commerce site in Romania.
ex eCommerce Manager of TinaR. Won “Best Online Fashion Shop in Romania” @ Gala Premiilor eCommerce 2013, the greatest distinction for an e-commerce startup.
Founder and CEO of Spearhead Systems, Marius Pana has over 10 years experience in enterprise and academic solutions , covering areas of business computing, hosting, cloud computing and High Performance Computing. Certificate RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) and thoroughly familiar with Linux and Unix technologies , Marius Pana is a veteran of open-source solutions and one of the best professionals.
Bogdan is a passionate entrepreneur and professional, involved with several projects that span from software to media and education.
He is currently working with the national software and services industry association – ANIS – to maintain and create a better ecosystem for tech companies in Romania.
Bogdan is also a mentor and consultant, helping startups and SME’s to reach their business goals.
Host and moderator of Business ON AIR program at Rfi Romania and of various events&shows, mainly business content.
Primarily, commercial maritime officer with interests in international relations, political science, world of B-to-B support organisations [and other such utopias-)], I am mainly telling the stories of these worlds, attempting some custom-made waves.
Overseas oriented, entrepreneur and connector towards the Sub-Saharian Africa, incoming and outgoing business to Romania and our region, in a broader senses, as member of Romania – South Africa Business Association – ROSABA.
Iulia joined Business Results team in 2014, after attending Google Online Marketing Academy. She likes to wrestle with ideas in the world of infinite information in order to understand the consumer’s mind-set. Driven by genuine curiosity, she enjoys to analyze and optimize constantly the process of lead generation and online purchases in order to acquire concrete business results for the agency’s clients.
Marcin Jabłoński from the very start deals with innovations, clusters and development policies. He worked either with companies or public entities and government as well in Poland and abroad. He run projects in Europe and Asia and Africa. He is the member of Silesian Innovation Chamber. He is the partner of universities, business parks and agencies in Poland, Slovakia, Czech Rep., and Tunisia. In Romania he worked in Bacau and Iasi.
Marcin loves challenges and changes, He does judo and plays chess. He believes in commitment which allows people to achieve the synergy effect. That’s why together with Uppersilesia Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development, E-South Telecom Cluster and National Chamber of Ethernet Communication he launched new business and competence hub V4ICT.com.
He believes in a vitality of New EU members and their ability to create global competitive ideas.
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Sorin is Managing Partner of Digital Workforce and he is responsible for business development inside the company. He has a 10+ years of experience in online entrepreneurship, in fields such as E-commerce, Crowdsourcing, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Online Reputation Management si Social Media.
Before joining EURid in March 2015, Plamena Argent has worked in the field of CRM in the airlines’ business and is the Communications manager in an SME. In EURid, she is responsible for the Romanian and Bulgarian markets, relations with accredited partner companies and improving .eu’s position on these markets. She holds a Master’s degree in “International Relations and European Studies”.
Alexandru Chica started his video game adventure as a software engineer at Gameloft in 2004, moving to a project manager role two years later. After a brief detour in to the world of banking at GE Money Romania, he couldn’t resist the lure of a return to the game industry for too long. Alex joined EA 6 years ago as technical director on FIFA 11 Mobile and for the last two years he has been the group Technical Director for all of EA’s mobile Sports titles and Studio Technical Director for the EA Romania studio. Busy times…
Alexandru Catalin Cosoi is Bitdefender’s Chief Security Strategist, tasked with energizing and publicizing the company’s technological progress.
Catalin specializes in pattern extraction and recognition technologies, with an accent on neural networks and clustering algorithms. His technical achievements have so far materialized in four granted patents and a series of classification technologies being implemented mostly in Bitdefender software. As a consequence of his interests, he is also pursuing a PhD in natural language processing.
He lists his professional goals as “gaining a Nobel prize and achieving clinical immortality”, is married and lives in Bucharest, Romania at the rare times when his job isn’t sending him around the globe.
Laurentiu Dumitrescu has been an active player in the digital communication landscape in Romania for over 10 years.
He layed the groundwork for Digital Star in 2010 and, by 2014, the agency had already won Agency of the Year at Internetics 2014 and was the most awarded agency at IAB Mixx Awards.
Keeping up this great run, the agency won further prizes at the Effie Awards, PR Award, Webstock and Mobile Awards, making Digital Star the most awarded digital agency in Romania in the last two years.
With more than 15 years experience in tech journalism, I am writing about industry trends and innovations, as Market Watch columnist, but also on CRM Review blog and LinkedIn Pulse publishing platform. I am involved in several projects aimed to promote, in the local market, benefits of using technology for gaining more efficiency and productivity. I was the publisher of first romanian cloud promoting initiative in 2011 (with Microsoft) and also coordonated first „women in technology” local media project. My goal is to help IT brands to create and tell stories about client experience, technology adoption and return on investment.
Sabin Girlea wears our veteran medal in ADC (Applications Development Center of Stefanini); over the past 17 years he had a lot of titles inside our company, but always he remained loyal to his passion: programming. Agile in thinking, systematical in working, brilliant in communicating, he tries to build projects that don`t just touch the IT field, but make a difference for the USER. Beside managing his team, he challenges it: new ideas, new trends, but always the same favorite beer.
Constantin Miroslav joined Intralinks in 2014, having extensive experience in various technologies. In his role as an Architect and Principal Engineer, he is in charge of providing world class consultancy to his peers, as well as making use of his skills to create and develop innovative solutions in the world of enterprise content management.
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Cristiana is an experienced Project Manager, with an entrepreneurial mindset. Driven by curiosity, professionalism and self-improvement she believes in the power of making a meaningful change. This is how in 2011 she helped create the first makerspace in Romania, known as Center of Technological Creativity for Youth – inventeaza.ro and after a few years she co-founded DeviceHub.net, one of the most promising Romanian startups which aims to connect manufacturers and industry to the Internet of Things.
Currently she is in charge of Marketing and Operations at DeviceHub.net and a Program Coordinator at the Center of Technological Creativity for Youth (technical NGO), being responsible for successful educational events. Having studies in Marketing and Management, Managerial Communication and Human Resources and Project & Process Management (Professional MBA at WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business), Cristiana always emphasised the importance of internal and external marketing for any organization. The current entrepreneurial endeavours allowed her to explore even more the power of good marketing and PR in a dynamic market shaped by emerging technological trends.
Benefiting herself from mentoring within the incubation and acceleration programs that she was part of, she is a team player, willing to share her knowledge and learnings with others. And creativity is not just a job requirement for her, but rather a way of living, since she loves painting and doing interior design in her spare time.
Dragos Stanca is the founder of ICEEfest – Interactive Central and Eastern Europe Festival – and one of the main opinion leaders on the media and digital in the market. As entrepreneur, he founded several companies and projects, with the most known – Q2M – acquired in 2012 by Think Digital Group. With a strong journalistic background (he worked in his 20s for the belgian network Radio Contact and the swiss publisher Ringier), before launching his own business in 2009, Dragos occupied CEO positions in two of the biggest publishing groups in Romania: PubliMedia (now part of Mediafax Group) and F5 (the digital media company of the former Realitatea-Catavencu group). His name is linked to several projects (social media, e-commerce, advertising) and to the launch of many media products and advertising campaigns. Besides ICEEfest, Dragos is currently managing the Think Digital Group in Romania and he is also involved in the international development of the group. From time to time he is blogging on dStanca.net.
Elisabeta has over 13 years experience in sales, marketing, business development and training. She has been Industry Manager at Google in the last 3 years.
Previously she was part of the management team at Xerox and Microsoft. Elisabeta has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication, a master degree at SNSPA, and a master at University of Bucharest.
She is passionate about Education and the way it impacts our lives and believes we are responsible for the future because we build it today.
Andrei Georgescu is president and co-founder of White Image, the marketing automation company that single mission is to inspire and enable organizations to drive real business results with digital marketing technology and marketing automation.
Andrei started White Image in 2003. Their goal was to create customer journeys across every touchpoint — email, mobile, social, web and beyond – helping marketers put customers at the center of everything they do.
In 2015 he started Wavere, the marketing prediction company that is focused to bring predictive marketing to everyday marketers.
Raluca is working as a Cloud Solution Consultant in Oracle, for the Customer Experience portfolio. What that means is that she spends time with companies active in the digital space, who put the customer at the centre, to understand their acquisition and retention strategies and further propose solutions that underpin their business goals.
In the past couple of years, Raluca has become very fond of working with marketers and address their automation and lead generation needs, as well as proposing ways of unifying the customer engagement across channels.
Having been based in Dublin for three years, Raluca has worked with businesses in multiple industries and markets such as UK & Ireland, Nordics and BeNeLux, Eastern & Central Europe (Romania) etc.
Business Development & IT Professional Expert with 15 years of System Implementations, integration, migration & business consultancy in digital solutions.
With more than 20 years of experience in IT & C, Iulia Alecu is managing the Consultacy team in Romsys, bringing new future oriented solutions for the business environment in Romania.
Romsys is one of the leading business partners in the area of technology and digital consultancy, with more than 22 years of presence on the market.
Anca is in charge to launch and manage sustainable growth of MiniCRM brand in the Romanian market. 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 is constantly searching innovative ways to spread awareness among the Romanian market regarding MiniCRM’s software and to help SMEs to grow and improve their workflow, communication and business goals within their company.
Founded proClick in 2004, now a top online performance agency in Romania.
Proudly helped to improve the online presence of some of the biggest online brands in Romania, like:
eJobs.ro, evoMag.ro, Elefant.ro, Bestkids.ro, F64.ro, PCGarage.ro, still works for most of them.
He is a Google Adwords Certified Specialist, Google Analytics Certified Professional and Google Certified Regional Trainer.
Licensed in Informatics, passionate about marketing automation, which he believes it’s the future of digital marketing.
Alexandru Radovici is the CEO and co-founder of the Wyliodrin company. He is also a Lecturer at the Politehnica University of Bucharest. He has a Phd. in mobile devices and in the last couple of years he has focused on embedded devices and IoT technologies.
Alexandru is also a supporter and a contributor to many Open Source projects while constantly in touch with state of the art technologies.
Elena Dobre is recommended by more than 5 years of experience with international customers and her work as AdWords strategist, Analytics guru and website usability specialist inside Google Dublin. She managed some of the largest online marketing budgets in Romania for brands like eMAG, Flanco, Autovit, OLX and Oriflame. Currently online marketing consultant and trainer at Institutul de Marketing, Elena helps her clients and trainees to better understand online marketing challenges and achieve their business goals in a very dynamic environment.
With over 13 years of experience in Software Development in BRINEL, Andy Lengyel is currently providing CRM Business Analysis and Implementation over the number 1 and most innovative CRM solution in the world: Salesforce.
The potential offered by Salesforce Platform: Sells, Service, Marketing, Analytics and Apps combined together with Andy’s wide experience, position BRINEL as one of the most important player in local market providing CRM solutions over cloud.
Adrian Danciu is an experienced IT&C professional, with more than 12 years proven track record in IT Security. In 2005 he introduced Fortinet on the Romanian market and further developed the presence of the company in Balkans and Adriatic region. Throughout the years, Adrian held different sales and management roles, currently being responsible of managing and developing Fortinet business in South Eastern Europe.
Adrian Danciu graduated the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, he is passionate of IT & C and loves to travel.
Having over 15 years experience in business strategy, management and entrepreneurship, I founded few startups in different domains, being passionate about online and IoT. I enjoy to be involve in provocative projects, acting as an icebreaker whenever its necessary.
My main activities include business development, marketing strategy, sales operations on long term. As a country manager for ZONIZ I’m responsible for increasing share market of product in Romania and create unique projects with the proximity software platform based on ibeacon technology.
29 year-old Radu Balaceanu is Country Manager of the largest online food ordering platform in Romania. After he graduated from the Faculty of International Economic Studies of the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Balaceanu completed his studies in Russia, where he obtained scholarships at the Sankt Petersburg University of Economics and Finance and at the A.S. Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow. After finishing his studies, he stayed in Russia, where he set up the local headquarters of one of the most important brokerage companies in Sankt Petersburg.
He returned to Romania in 2014 and immediately became head of foodpanda. The platform is now present in 13 important cities in the country, listing over 450 restaurants. As of August 2014, when Baaăceanu took over foodpanda, the number of restaurants listed on the platform has grown from 200 to 450, the online card payment rate has increased from 8% in 2014 to 15% in 2015 and the average order cost has grown to 15 euro.
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Claudiu Vrinceanu, a promoter of entrepreneurship in Romania, watches with interest how entrepreneurs communicate with target audiences: customers, partners, investors and employees. He writes about innovation and entrepreneurship on his blog.
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As Cannes Lions Ambassador in Romania, Teo Migdalovici has been one of the most influential people, motivating, training and reshaping the creative industry throughout the last decade. She is a determined promoter of local talent, motivating the Romanian creative industry to compete and ultimately win big in all relevant festivals worldwide. In recognition for her contribution, she was awarded the 2nd place for the Most Passionate Cannes Ambassador by the festival’s organisers in 2013 and the Media Award for People and Ideas that Change Romania for the Better by Foreign Policy in 2015.
She believes creativity is the number one disclaimer for contemporary Romania, reflecting that perspective in all her international projects and doing the work of a veritable diplomat for Romania’s reputation abroad.
A true believer in the Romanian creative potential, Teo Migdalovici launched 9 years ago The Alternative School for Creative Thinking – an internationally awarded creative MBA program whose students and alumni keep scoring memorable results (Golds, Silvers, Honorable Merit or Grand Prix – you name it).
Brand Leadership Award, Global Super Achiever Award, Private Diplomacy Award, European Excellence Award and Stevie Award are only a few of the distinctions associated with her books, research or educational projects. Because of her particular way of perceiving and interpreting information, she is constantly invited as keynote speaker at exclusive business events which focus on marketing, communication, customer essence and emotional intelligence. Teo also served as juror at Piran Idea Festival and Global Awards.
When not involved in the fine art of promoting the Romanian creative industries abroad, she is a business therapist, coach and personal branding strategist at MEALCHEMY.COM, a complex platform that gives iconic power to the public image of remarkable entrepreneurs, international business professors, Class A festival jurors, creative mavericks and royalty.
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