MSc in Computer Science from the University of Zaragoza with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction and Business Management.
Previously XR Engineer and Tech Manager at the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (LNCO) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) targeting the brain mechanisms of body perception, body awareness and self-consciousness.
Since 2017, CEO & co-founder at IMVERSE, 3D graphics company powering the Metaverse with real-time capture, editing, streaming and rendering of human holograms for telepresence and live volumetric content.
Managing Partner Universum Tech Events
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CEO Cognizant Softvision
CEO Cognizant Softvision rate this speaker
Andres Angelani is the Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant Softvision, a global software product engineering company and a division of Cognizant Digital Business).
He is a proven leader at blending design and engineering disciplines that not only boost business performance, but also help organizations build a modern business that can seize the potential of the digital revolution. He is the author of two books: Transforming While Performing: How To Create A Culture of Innovation With Partners, that was published in October of 2019, and aggregates many years of experience in building innovation cultures with his clients, and The Never-Ending Digital Journey: Creating New Consumer Experiences Through Technology, that was published in 2016, and describes his method to build high performance teams and top notch software products. Andres is a frequent speaker and thought leader on how to scale digital innovation in organizations.
In 2020, Andres was named the 2020 Gold Stevie Award winner in the ‘Executive of the Year’ category by The International Business Awards. Also in 2020 and 2019, he was recognized by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) as one of the top 100 technology executive leaders that happen to be Hispanic.
Ministrul Cercetării, Inovării și Digitalizării
Ministrul Cercetării, Inovării și Digitalizării
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Ciprian Teleman, ministrul Cercetării, Inovării și Digitalizării, are background de cercetător științific. A lucrat în cadrul Université de Liège-Belgia, École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne-Franța și Institutul Geologic al României. Înainte de a prelua portofoliul MCID, Ciprian Teleman a activat în mediul privat ca investitor și antreprenor de digital startup, dar și în calitate de consultant al unor manageri din companii multinaționale și românești, alături de care a eficientizat procese ce au dus la creșterea performanței.
Enterprise Account Director for Romania Salesforce
Enterprise Account Director for Romania Salesforce rate this speaker
With more than 20 years of experience as a trusted adviser helping enterprise companies through digital transformation journeys, Cristian is bringing his knowledge to support customers to become Customer Centric Companies. With Salesforce for the last 3 years, Cristian is managing enterprise customers from all industries across South East Europe and especially Romania.
Innovation, Data Science and Smart Cities Assoc. Professor Director of IIK-CIC Center for Innovation in Cities Esade
Innovation, Data Science and Smart Cities Assoc. Professor Director of IIK-CIC Center for Innovation in Cities Esade rate this speaker
Esteve Almirall serves as Associated Professor at Esade and Dtr. of the Center for Innovation in Cities. He lectured in several universities, among them UC Berkeley, Purdue, UPF, UPC, and EPFL. With mixed background in AI and Management Science, he is passionate about the intersection between Digital Technologies and Innovation, particularly in Smart Cities. His research has been published in top scientific journals and he is a frequent press contributor and speaker - @ealmirall.
CTO Spark Consult
CTO Spark Consult rate this speaker
IT professional with International experience on IT strategy, acquisitions and enterprise architecture in the public and private sectors. Broad and deep knowledge, combined with hands-on experience in data science, AI and ML, systems integration and the full spectrum of information technologies. Successful track record of helping clients through IT strategy alignment and realization, developing business and improving revenue.
Creative Troublemaker &Two-Time NY Times Bestselling Author / Co-founder Platypus Labs
Creative Troublemaker &Two-Time NY Times Bestselling Author / Co-founder Platypus Labs rate this speaker
Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar. Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for
a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.
Today, Josh serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, is a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession for greasy pizza.
Head of Product - Engagement ASOS
Head of Product - Engagement ASOS rate this speaker
I'm an experienced product management practitioner and a Head of Product - Engagement at London-based ASOS. I've worked for a large number of successful digital organizations, from startups to more established businesses and have written about my learnings in the book My Product Management Toolkit which came out in 2018 and "Managing Product = Managing Tension" recently. I also publish on Medium and my site, https://marcabraham.com/
Head of Delivery Cognizant Softvision Romania
Head of Delivery Cognizant Softvision Romania rate this speaker
Matei has been Head of Delivery at Softvision since April 2020. As such, he ensures that the over 90 clients that have teams in Romania feel essential, understand how valued they are, and benefit from both the incredible engineering skills and historical knowledge but also from the delivery expertise that Cognizant Softvision can offer.
He has had extensive delivery experience managing programs across multiple industries, including Finance, Retail, Healthcare, IoT. In his spare time, he plays tennis and watches football.
Matei holds a degree from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.
Country Manager Romania, Head of Eastern Europe Studios Cognizant Softvision
Country Manager Romania, Head of Eastern Europe Studios Cognizant Softvision rate this speaker
Mihai Constandis brings over 20 years of technology experience in the software world, holding various roles ranging from engineering, testing, project and portfolio delivery management, sales, customer management, new business development, and extensive engineering organization scaling and growth.
He joined Cognizant Softvision nine years ago, focusing on delivery while playing an important role in evolving successful engagements with various business partners. Dedicated to balancing between strong delivery and meaningful work experiences for people, he's been passionately involved in many strategic milestones for the company, including implementing the community and pod model methodology to Cognizant Softvision Romania. In 2019, Mihai accepted the Head of Communities role. He consistently applies a mindset of evolution and engaging team spirit, helping to build strategic structures and contributions to excel Cognizant Softvision’s growth and success in Romania.
Mihai currently serves as Head of Romania Studios and Country Manager, believing that Software Product Engineering is the language of modern business and that work should always be a learning, engaging and positive experience.
Primarul General al Municipiului București
Primarul General al Municipiului București
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De profesie matematician, Nicușor Dan a absolvit École Normale Supérieure din Franța, apoi a urmat cursurile de master la Universitatea Paris XI și și-a prezentat teza de doctorat în matematică la Universitatea Paris-XIII. În perioada liceului a fost olimpic internațional la matematică.
Este bine-cunoscut pentru implicarea civică, de peste 14 ani, prin care a reușit să salveze mai multe case de patrimoniu din București, zeci de hectare de spații verzi și să oprească zeci de construcții ilegale în oraș.
Pe 27 septembrie 2020 a fost ales, prin voturile bucureștenilor, Primar General al Capitalei.
Content Strategy Manager Internet Corp
Content Strategy Manager Internet Corp rate this speaker
Octavian Palade is the Content Strategy Manager for Internet Corp, one of the most important publishers in the Romanian online media market. He's also a seasoned tech & business journalist, with over 11 years of experience, writing about startups and innovation for start-up.ro, the leading local startup news website. Pasionate about video, Octavian is also the Project Manager for VideoCorp, Internet Corp's multimedia department.
Sustainability Director KPMG
Sustainability Director KPMG rate this speaker
Richard is Director of Sustainability Services at KPMG and a recognized international expert in sustainability. Richard has led a wide range of sustainability engagements in Turkey and nearly 25 countries across Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant with ACA accreditation and a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
Richard has over 15 years of experience with Big 4 consultancies. Areas of expertise within sustainability include the following: Climate Change, ESG Reporting and Assurance, IIRC Integrated Reporting, Sustainable Financing, Sustainability Strategy and Implementation, TCFD, TNFD, Natural Capital Accounting and Risk, Circular Economy, ESG Risk, SROI, Total Valuation, Environmental Due Diligence. He has extensive experience across many sectors including financial services including banking and insurance, food and drink, retail, telecommunications, energy, construction, real estate, cement, transport and manufacturing.
Before moving to Istanbul, Richard lived in the UK, Italy and Mexico. He has dual UK-Turkish nationality and speaks 8 languages.
Channel Development Manager SoftOne Romania
Channel Development Manager SoftOne Romania rate this speaker
Theo Granis has been an Information Technology Consultant and Solutions Architect for more than 16 years. In the last 5 years, he held the position of Product Specialist, as a member of the R&D and International Business Development of SoftOne Technologies. Since December 2020 Theo joined SoftOne Romania as a Channel Development Manager, in order assist Partners in the local market improve their skills and ultimately the quality of their services to their customers with a stronger, better localized and more efficient SoftOne Solution.