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09:30 - 10:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
Welcome to GoTech World
Klaus Iohannis
President of Romania
Sabin Sărmaș
President
Authority for the Digitalization of Romania
Alexandru Măxineanu
Project Manager
GoTech World
10:00 - 10:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
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Welcome to GoTech World
Octavian Palade
Tech journalist & Content Strategist
start-up.ro
Răzvan Sighinaș
Chief Information Officer
ING Bank Romania
10:15 - 10:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Răzvan Sighinaș
Chief Information Officer
ING Bank Romania
10:45 - 11:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Rohit Talwar
Global Futurist and CEO
Fast Future
11:15 - 11:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Daniel Hulme
CEO
SATALIA
11:45 - 12:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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12:15 - 12:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
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Dragos Preda
State Secretary for TeleCom
Ministry of Transport Infrastructure and Communications (MTIC)
12:30 - 13:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Isidro Laso Ballesteros
Cabinet Expert at Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
European Commision
13:00 - 13:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Wineke Haagsma
Director Corporate Sustainability
PwC
13:30 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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14:00 - 14:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Fireside Chat
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Christopher Bishop
Chief Reinvention Officer
Improvising Careers
Octavian Palade
Tech journalist & Content Strategist
start-up.ro
14:45 - 15:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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15:15 - 15:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
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Pamela Pavliscak
Tech Emotionographer & Founder
SoundingBox
15:45 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Daryl Reva
SVP Marketing
UneeQ
10:00 - 10:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Mr. Christian-Marc Lifländer
NATO Headquarters, Brussels
Head Cyber Defence Section Emerging Security Challenges Division
10:30 - 11:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Andy Peart
CMSO
Artificial Solutions
11:00 - 11:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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11:30 - 12:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Edwin Keh
CEO
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
12:00 - 12:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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12:45 - 13:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Jaco Fok
Chief Innovation
OMV Petrom SA
Octavian Palade
Tech journalist & Content Strategist
start-up.ro
13:30 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Ariel Galit
Head of Futures
Future Memory Inc
14:00 - 14:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Olivier Guillaumond
Global Head of ING Labs and FinTechs
ING Group
14:30 - 15:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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15:00 - 15:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Brittany Kaiser
Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower and Co-Founder, DATA
15:30 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Paul Misener
Amazon
VP, Global Innovation Policy
View all sessions from this track +24 Business Transformation Stage
10:15 - 10:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Dell Technologies
Welcome to GoTech World
Andrei Munteanu
Co-Founder & CEO
Cowork Timisoara
Andrei Uhr
Client Solutions Product Specialist
Dell Technologies
10:30 - 11:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Dell Technologies
Systems, data and backup sets are subject to cyber-attacks. Not only the primary systems and data are in the center of tan attack, but also the back-up catalog, which may be encrypted or corrupted.
Bogdan Stefanescu
Product Sales Manager Data Protection Solutions
Dell Technologies
11:00 - 11:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Intelligent Systems
We are pleased to invite you to join our demo dedicated to the latest Dynamics Mobile Van-sales app.
Kaloyan Dimitrov
Sales Executive
Dynamics Mobile
11:30 - 12:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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certSIGN
How can we talk about a 100% digital company, if the business processes still involve being tied to a computer desk and working with a spectacular amount of paper documents? *This session will be held in Romanian*
Ovidiu Seceleanu
Head of B2B IM Division
Samsung Electronics Romania
Alex Luca
Mobile Division Manager
certSIGN
12:00 - 12:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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12:30 - 13:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Smart Fintech
The Demo will also raise the important solutions Smart Fintech has for security (data protection and attacks) and for scalability as well. *This session will be held in Romanian*
Sebastian Cretu
Business Analyst Smart Fintech
Smart Fintech
Alexandru Cociu
Co-Founder, Smart Fintech
Smart Fintech
13:00 - 13:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Asseco SEE
Multi-layer Java application platform, in- house development, meant to facilitate customer onboarding, digital enrolment and electronic
Mihai Babescu
Digital Transformation Strategist
Asseco SEE
Catalin Boroiu
Team Leader, Custom Applications Software Development
Asseco SEE
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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13:45 - 14:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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SoftOne
Digitalization is no longer an option and the time to implement Soft1 Cloud ERP Series 5 is now. Join our demo to discover how an ERP solution can help your business grow!
Theo Granis
Product Specialist
SoftOne Technologies
14:15 - 14:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Bigstep
his talk will cover planning, preparing, and provisioning an elastic, high performance and cost-effective bare metal infrastructure for handling these kinds of events.
Mihail Musat
Director of Technical Operations
Bigstep
14:45 - 15:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Dell Technologies
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Gijsbert Huijink
Co-founder and board member
Cooperativa de Energie (Romania)
15:15 - 15:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Mercatus
Develop your Sales Teams Skill. Sales Practices must evolve from traditional Face -to- face interactions to Digital interactions via LinkedIn. All this requires virtual Sales Approach.
Trayan Trayanov
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Mercatus
15:45 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Zebra
Practical session to be announced
Mana Yellin
VP Sales
Supersmart
Nicola Centenaro
Business Development Manager EMEA
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES EUROPE
10:00 - 10:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Crayon
Join Crayon’s session to see how Empower-iQ helps employees to successfully work with the Microsoft productivity, communication and collaboration tools.
Karina Cireap
Sales Executive & Adoption Specialist
Crayon Romania
10:30 - 11:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Moldova IT Park
The pandemic has caused significant paralysis to the world economy, with certain industries particularly hard hit. And yet, in the midst of the mayhem, there are also a few bright spots: companies and sectors that are not only weathering the storm but also helping other sectors and making gains.
Natalia Donțu
Administrator, Moldova IT Park
Moldova IT Park
11:00 - 11:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Carrefour
As part of the Ema Demo, the Carrefour team will highlight its most important functionalities developed alongside DRUID and RPAbox, using UiPath technology. *This session will be held in Romanian*
Cosmina Nicolau
Recruitment and Employer Brand Manager
Carrefour Romania
Raluca Alexandru
Employer Brand and Internal Communications Manager
Carrefour Romania
11:30 - 12:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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ClusterCS
In this session, we will see how using ClusterCS allows to deploy and configure your servers in a high availability cluster.
Ionut Dumitru
CEO
Cluster CS
12:00 - 12:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Onlinet Group
Using the CDS5 UNICORN customer service software, the management of a local branch or a nationwide network can keep an eye on the current events. Using the statistics, the strategy will be more consistent, bringing better results and performance.
Radu Dumitriu
Country Manager
Onlinet
12:30 - 13:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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ContentSpeed
2020 has become the beginning of a new era in digitalization. Big companies have shifted their focus toward e-Commerce.
Radu Vilceanu
CEO & Founder
ContentSpeed
13:00 - 13:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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13:15 - 13:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Netwrix
In this session, you’ll learn how to minimize the risk of a data breach in your organization. Don’t simply dream for a time machine when it’s too late; come find out the secret to preventing breaches.
Dave Matthews
Solutions Engineer
Netwrix
13:45 - 14:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Huawei Technologies Romania
What 5G enables. Why is 5G needed and why 4G can’t sustain new use cases. Key industry use cases.
Codrut Savulescu
Senior Solution Manager
Huawei Technologies Romania
14:15 - 14:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Gabriele Fiata
Head of EMEA COE for Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk and Compliance
SAP
14:45 - 15:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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F5 Networks
Protect you API based applications and do not delay time to market.
Lubos Klokner
Senior Solutions Engineer
F5
15:15 - 15:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Industry-Focus Session
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Kingston Technology
Products and solutions for corporations, data centers and technology enthusiasts.
Gabriel Gidea
Business Development Manager Romania and Bulgaria
Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP
View all sessions from this track +16 Retail & E-commerce Stage
10:00 - 10:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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Carrefour
Welcome to GoTech World
Cristian Cojocaru
Management Consultant
Jean Richard De Latour
CEO
Carrefour România
10:15 - 10:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Carrefour
At Carrefour, meeting the new customers’ needs translates into enabling shopping without wasting time, money, effort and food.
Narcis Horhoianu
Chief Marketing Officer
Carrefour Romania
10:30 - 10:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Carrefour
Using a marketplace model, Bringo creates value for consumers, for marketplace partners from big groceries to local artisanal shops, as well as for our personal shoppers.
Ioana-Ilie Dobre
General Manager
BRINGO
10:45 - 11:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Postis
Logistics need to be reinvented and shift from traditional supply-chains to open supply networks. In the new paradigm, not assets, but digital data and the capacity to provide ad-hoc supply-chain connections become the key to success. This is where the LogTech startups are born.
Andrei Moldoveanu
Product Owner
Postis
11:15 - 11:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Carrefour
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Anna Pelkin
Head of Business Development | eBay Israel, Emerging Europe & Africa
eBay
11:45 - 12:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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12:00 - 12:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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ING
Find out what is really a platform? And what are the steps you need to take in order to build or even to become one yourself?
Katharina Herrmann
Global Head of Platforms and Beyond Banking
ING Group
12:30 - 13:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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eSolutions
In a constantly changing retail landscape, where businesses have to adapt to new consumers behaviours, the need for data-driven solutions to address all retail goals, in real-time, is critical.
Marian Simpetru
Managing Partner
eSolutions
13:00 - 13:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Carrefour
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Errol Koolmeister
Head of AI Tech & Architecture
H&M
13:30 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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14:00 - 14:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Digi
• Digital adoption dynamics • Targeted communications and contextualized campaigns • How COVID-19 pandemic influenced consumer’s behavior • New functionalities, new uses, increasing demand • Black Friday – specificities of services promotion
Cristian Ionita
Product Owner Digi.ro
Digi Romania
14:30 - 15:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Renault
Tune in to Mihai’s presentation to find out more about the hidden parts of constructing the automotive e-commerce retail experience in Romania.
Mihai Tanase
Head of Digital & CRM – Central South Eastern Europe Cluster New Car Sales, Aftersales
Renault
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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15:15 - 15:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Romanian Business Consult
Learn how Diebold Nixdorf and RBC can help you to get the most out of this DRS for your customer’s experience, your retail business - and of course for the environment.
Erik Trumpp
Managing Director
Diebold Nixdorf Technology
15:45 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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ENGIE
Green energy is no longer a far-off destination, it is a reality we are living today and for the further development of which anyone can contribute.
Adrian Frătean
Senior Business Developer
ENGIE Romania
16:15 - 16:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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16:30 - 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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PeliPartners
Digitalization has revolutionized many sectors of the economy and algorithms are some of the most important drivers of this process, as they enable firms to be more innovative and efficient.
Carmen Peli
Partner
PeliPartners
Oana Bucsa
Senior Associate PeliPartners
PeliPartners
View all sessions from this track +12 DevOps Stage
10:00 - 10:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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Ubisoft
Welcome to GoTech World
Bogdan Vizureanu
Co-founder
Code4Romania
Ovidiu Diaconescu
CRM Tech Team Leader
Ubisoft
10:15 - 10:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Ubisoft
The story of a project that is built for AWS by multiple teams, with different mindsets, brought together in achieving a unified goal.
Ion Anghel
Software Architect
Ubisoft
Ovidiu Diaconescu
CRM Tech Team Leader
Ubisoft
10:45 - 11:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Endava
Enhance your Kubernetes clusters with an ecosystem of tools that support your deployed microservices and make them look more professional.
Radu Zidarescu
Senior DevOps Engineer
Endava
11:15 - 11:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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EPAM Romania
Discover more about AIOPS
Vamsikrishna Hari
DevOps professional
EPAM
11:45 - 12:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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Ubisoft
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Michael Hausenblas
Product Developer Advocate
AWS
12:30 - 13:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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13:15 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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ING
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Job Blom
Global Product Owner CI/CD Pipeline
ING Group
14:00 - 14:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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Ubisoft
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Sven Efftinge
Co-Founder & CEO
Gitpod and TypeFox
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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15:00 - 15:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Cognizant Softvision
A reliable way to learn and teach how to start with Docker and how to continue evolving in this technology.
Cesar Seijas
DevOps Engineer
Cognizant Softvision
15:30 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Ubisoft
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Karl Weinmeister
Cloud AI Developer Advocacy Manager
Google
16:15 - 16:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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16:30 - 17:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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Ubisoft
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Abel Wang
Principal Cloud Advocate, DevOps Lead
Microsoft
View all sessions from this track +16 Cybersecurity Stage
10:00 - 10:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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#gomobile
Welcome to GoTech World
Daniel Monoranu
Information Security Senior Consultant
RimagineIT
Adrian Floarea
CEO
certSIGN
10:15 - 10:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Bitdefender
When 10 similar teams work on 100 similar modules, every CI/CD improvement has a big impact. So does any bad decision. Our experience on building a complex production chain in the last two years is worth sharing.
Liviu Arsene
Global Cybersecurity Researcher
Bitdefender
10:45 - 11:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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11:15 - 11:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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ESET
Everybody must have read, or at least have heard of George Orwell’s famous book “Nineteen Eighty-Four” centering on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society. Fiction when it was written in 1949, is it a fact now?
Righard Zwienenberg
Senior Research Fellow
ESET
11:45 - 12:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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SPARK
This session presents a reference model for how to effectively conduct threat hunting within an organization.
Flavius Burca
CTO
Spark Consult
12:15 - 12:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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12:30 - 13:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Netwrix
Come learn from the mistakes of others so you won’t need a time machine to secure your critical information; instead, you’ll stay ahead of attackers.
Ilia Sotnikov
VP of Product Management
Netwrix
13:00 - 13:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Qualys
Bringing the #1 Vulnerability Management solution to the next level.
Emir Arslanagic
Regional Account & Channel Manager for SEE and Turkey
Qualys
13:30 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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14:00 - 14:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Keynote
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Limor Kessem
Executive Security Advisor
IBM Security
14:30 - 15:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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MPR Partners
The Covid-19 pandemic has lead to a digital-centric employment environment. Why is your data more prone to cybersecurity risks and what you need to know about how to keep it safe.
Daniel Alexie
Managing Associate
MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații
Cristina Cretu
Senior Privacy & Technology Consultant
MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
Networking Break
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15:15 - 15:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Huawei Technologies Romania
Why is 5G a better security choice and how should we prepare for future threats? An open discussion on the risk appetite, choices and reasons to move forward toward an intelligent world.
Sergiu Zaharia
Cyber Security Officer
Huawei Technologies Romania
15:45 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Jahmel Harris
Director and lead penetration tester
Digital Interruption
16:15 - 16:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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16:30 - 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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Digi
The students challenged themselves to hack NASA, the Pentagon, and the US Army.
Andrada Fiscutean
Editor-in-chief and News anchor
ProFM (part of DIGI GROUP)
17:00 - 17:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 12, 2020
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SonicWall
With more than two decades of experience in protecting global networks against attacks, SonicWall brings a tremendous amount of expertise when it comes to advanced threats, blocking almost 30 Million attacks per day.
Dmitriy Ayrapetov
VP, Platform Architecture
SonicWall
View all sessions from this track +16 Digital Marketing Stage
10:15 - 10:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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TikTok
Welcome to GoTech World
Carmen Barleanu
CX Marketing Consultant
Laura Savu
Global Community Manager
TikTok
10:30 - 11:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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TikTok
All you need to know about how to get your brand started on TikTok
Laura Savu
Global Community Manager
TikTok
11:00 - 11:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Mediapost Martech
In this session you’ll find out how to achieve enterprise-level sales & marketing automation with SMB-level budgets
Adrian Alexandrescu
Senior Partner
Mediapost Martech
11:30 - 12:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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#gomobile
To be announced
Elena Hogas
Marketing Specialist
certSIGN
Alina Ghergu
Marketing Manager
certSIGN
12:00 - 12:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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12:15 - 12:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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ING
When it comes to building a successful website, you need to take into consideration that, beyond the “About us” page, it’s not only about the company.
Silvia Dumitrascu
Web Performance Product Lead/Functional Manager - Digital Tribe
ING Bank Romania
12:45 - 13:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
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Pluria
Andrei Cretu will talk about how to remain competitive and keep up with the trends without having to totally change your company’s strategy.
Andrei Cretu
Co-Founder
Pluria
13:15 - 13:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Woobble
How Woobble can help you create a seamless meaningful ecommerce funnel at every step.
Gabriel Caramis
Founder & CEO
Woobble Digital Agency
13:45 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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14:00 - 14:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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TikTok
14:30 - 15:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
How design and technology can merge to create a memorable experience in unprecedented times *This session will be held in Romanian*
Andrei Borțun
CEO
Fundația The Institute
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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15:15 - 15:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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In email marketing, improving results can be achieved through relevance, and in this presentation you will discover some of the approaches that can count in improving your communication.
Andrei Georgescu
Managing Partner
White Image
15:45 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
Meet Omniperform AI: predicting the outcome of communication even before deploying it live.
Adrian Enache
CEO
Omniperform
16:15 - 16:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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16:30 - 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Amy Balliett
Founder and CEO
Killer Visual Strategies
17:00 - 17:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Laura Nestler
Global Head of Community
Duolingo
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10:15 - 10:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Trencadis
Welcome to GoTech World
Ligia Munteanu
TV Anchor
Digi24
Mihnea Mihailescu
Deputy CEO
Trencadis
10:30 - 11:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Digi
Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on internet traffic in our network.
Emanuel Popa
IP Engineering Director
Digi Group
11:00 - 11:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
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Realworld Systems
Automation has not released people from low value tasks, it has not delivered cost benefits or velocity change. We will focus in this session on strategies and methodologies to successfully implement automation projects that shape the future of work.
Jonathan Hobday
Commercial Director
Cortex Limited
Marian Merișescu
Lead Automation Architect
Orange Romania
Bogdan Hebean
Business Development Lead
Realworld Systems
11:30 - 11:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Asseco SEE
Technological trends presented in the light of business reshape and how to leverage on this to gain organizational flexibility.
Mihai Babescu
Digital Transformation Strategist
Asseco SEE
11:45 - 12:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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12:30 - 13:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Mitko Vasilev
Technologist
Microsoft
13:00 - 13:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
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Trencadis
Benefits gained after lift&shift to Google Cloud Platform
Vlad Birsan
Country Manager
Revolgy Business Solutions || Premier Google Partner and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner
13:30 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Networking Break
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14:00 - 14:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Trencadis
Applicability and impact of BigData, by deriving meaningful information through distributed data management and analysis, for an early and more accurate diagnosis.
Mihnea Mihailescu
Deputy CEO
Trencadis
14:30 - 15:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
Keynote
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Trencadis
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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15:15 - 15:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Dell Technologies
Following the example of successful companies that have revolutionized the industries in which they operate, more and more organizations are trying to rediscover themselves digitally, in order to differentiate themselves through new, digital services, and to respond faster and better to customers.
Radu Isaia
Sales Specialist in Storage, Platforms and Solutions
Dell Technologies
15:45 - 16:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta is your partner to identify and unlock the potential digitalization holds for you, rethinking the workplace. We help you reach the next level in the digital maturity of your organization, providing you with the intelligent connected workplace solutions you need.
Tiberiu Helvei
Project Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Romania
Dorel Mocanu
VSS Business Development Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Romania
Andreea Mocanu
IT Services & Solutions Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Romania
16:30 - 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Bitdefender
We're here to tackle all the things you have to know when mixing tech and the pandemic alongside with you probably didn't know about just yet. And we're going to try to find some positives, as well, in this whole mess of a year
Alex (Jay) Balan
Chief Security Researcher
Bitdefender
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10:15 - 10:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Welcome to GoTech World
Victor Horescu
CEO
IQST
Mihai Constandis
Country Manager
Cognizant Softvision
10:30 - 11:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Cognizant Softvision
Based on selected practical use cases, the session shows how different patterns can be used to sensibly expand the classic RESTful request/response model of your web API, and thus come to significantly more elegant and powerful solutions.
Razvan Prichici
Java Technical Lead
Cognizant Softvision
11:00 - 11:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Verifone
Attila provides some of the lessons learned from adopting Kotlin in backend applications. This talk lays out a clear path containing the steps towards using Kotlin on your Java projects. Both tips and common hurdles when migrating towards Kotlin are addressed.
Attila Houtkooper
Global Architect
Verifone
11:30 - 12:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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ING
Most projects begin with a well-written documentation which reflects the real code.
George Dragomir
Senior Java Developer
ING Bank Romania
12:00 - 12:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Hadi Hariri
Developer & Technical Evangelist
JetBrains
12:45 - 13:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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13:15 - 14:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Rafael Winterhalter
Software Engineer/ Java Champion / Java One Rockstar
Scienta AS
14:00 - 14:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Luxoft
When 10 similar teams work on 100 similar modules, every CI/CD improvement has a big impact. So does any bad decision. Our experience on building a complex production chain in the last two years is worth sharing.
Ionuț Bilică
Development Manager
Luxoft
14:30 - 15:00 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Insights into how Online Services are implemented within FIFA Ultimate Team.
Catalin Gosman
Server Lead Engineer
EA ROMANIA
15:00 - 15:30 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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15:30 - 16:15 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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Edson Yanaga
Java Champion & Microsoft MVP
Red Hat
16:15 - 16:45 (GMT+03:00)
Nov 11, 2020
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EPAM Romania
The talk is about a new cloud-native access control architecture that in the long run makes it possible to write business applications programming only the browser in JavaScript.
Peter Verhas
Developer
EPAM
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About speaker:

Klaus Iohannis

President of Romania


We are happy to announce to you that the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, will be the guest of honor on the Main Stage, at the Opening Ceremony of GoTech World.

Klaus's sessions:
Official Opening Ceremony
Welcome to GoTech World
Klaus's sessions:
Official Opening Ceremony
Welcome to GoTech World
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Sabin Sărmaș

President
Authority for the Digitalization of Romania


Sabin Sărmaș (b. 1985, Năsăud) attended the courses of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, during 2004-2009, becoming a graduate engineer in telecommunications. Subsequently, for 3 years, starting with November 2009, he attended the doctoral courses in telecommunications of the same university. Also, in 2009 he undertook a research internship under the Erasmus Programme at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2012, Sabin Sărmaș has been involved in a series of digitalisation projects in various industries such as HoReCa, media, tourism, youth and culture. 2016 was the year in which he founded his own software development services company, Cicada Technologies, thus becoming well-known in the industry.

His projects focused on areas like IoT (the internet of things), finance, automotive, telecommunications, aeronautics. Sabin Sărmaș was a local councillor in the City Council of Cluj-Napoca. During that period he was actively involved in solving the problems of the community, strongly supporting the youth in the city and becoming a valuable politician at the local level. Currently, Sabin Sărmaș is the President of the Authority for the Digitalization of Romania.

Sabin's sessions:
Official Opening Ceremony
Welcome to GoTech World
Sabin's sessions:
Official Opening Ceremony
Welcome to GoTech World
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Alexandru Măxineanu

Project Manager
GoTech World


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Alexandru's sessions:
Official Opening Ceremony
Welcome to GoTech World
Alexandru's sessions:
Official Opening Ceremony
Welcome to GoTech World
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Octavian Palade

Tech journalist & Content Strategist
start-up.ro


Octavian is a tech journalist and the Events & Contents Strategist of start-up.ro, Romania’s finest startups & entrepreneurship publication. Previously, he was the editor-in-chief of the top tech news website in the country and he has written stories about technology and startups for two of the leading newspapers in Romania, Adevărul & România Liberă. He is an avid social media user, with over 10.000 followers, a passionate video creator and SEO Consultant.

Octavian's sessions:
The need of innovation
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Octavian's sessions:
The need of innovation
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Răzvan Sighinaș

Chief Information Officer
ING Bank Romania


Razvan Sighinas joined ING Bank Romania management Board in March as CIO.
Răzvan is active in the IT field for more than 18 years, having started as a software engineer and moving on to operations and senior management roles in US and Europe for major players including Oracle, Vodafone and Electronic Arts.

He holds an engineer’s degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic University, an MBA from HEC France and several major certifications in software and project management.

Prior to his joining ING he operated as Senior Director for Electronic Arts, running an organization spanning across US, Canada, Romania, Ireland and India in charge of providing technology solutions and services such as game engines, big data and real-time analytics solutions running behind all Electronic Arts’ digital offerings.

In the past 10 years he also headed the IT Operations for Vodafone Romania and created the IT Shared Service Center in Bucharest for Vodafone Group.


 

Răzvan's sessions:
Opening Speech
Welcome to GoTech World
Răzvan's sessions:
Opening Speech
Welcome to GoTech World
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Rohit Talwar

Global Futurist and CEO
Fast Future


Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning speaker, strategic advisor, and entrepreneur. He works with global companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and governments to help them anticipate and respond to disruptive technologies such as AI and the wider economic, political, social, and environmental forces and ideas shaping the future.

His clients include American Express, Bank of America, Bayer, Emaar, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novartis, PwC, Shell, Tata, and the governments of the USA, UK, UAE, and Singapore.

He is the co-editor and a contributor to nee book Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future which draws on the ideas of 25 future thinkers from around the world and was published on June 1st, 2020.

He is currently working on a multi-contributor book on The Future of AI – Pathways to Artificial General Intelligence which will be published on World Future Day, March 1st, 2021.
 

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Daniel Hulme

CEO
SATALIA


Daniel Hulme (Ph.D.) is a leading expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies and is the CEO of Satalia. Satalia is an award-winning company that provides AI products and solutions for global companies such as Tesco and PwC. Satalia's mission is to create a world where everyone is free to innovate and that those innovations become free for everyone. Having received a Master and Doctorate in AI at UCL, Daniel is also UCL's Computer Science Entrepreneur in Residence and a lecturer at LSE's Marshall Institute, focused on using AI to solve business and social problems.

Passionate about how technology can be used to govern organizations and bring positive social impact, Daniel is a popular keynote speaker specializing in the topics of AI, ethics, technology, innovation, decentralization and organizational design. He is a serial speaker for Google and TEDx, holds an international Kauffman Global Entrepreneur Scholarship, and is a faculty member of Singularity University. Daniel is a contributor to numerous books, podcasts and articles on AI and the future of work. His mission is to create a world where everyone has the freedom to spawn and contribute to innovations, and have those innovations become free to everyone. He has advisory and executive positions across companies and governments, and actively promotes purposeful entrepreneurship and technology innovation across the globe.

Daniel's sessions:
AI and the Digital Revolution
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Daniel's sessions:
AI and the Digital Revolution
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Dragos Preda

State Secretary for TeleCom
Ministry of Transport Infrastructure and Communications (MTIC)


Currently, Secretary of State for TeleComm within the Ministry of Transport Infrastructure and Communications (MTIC) and vice-president of PNL District 1, with an expertise forged in over over 13 years of experience in central public and international local administration, Dragos C.-L. PREDA also participated as a coordinator in the elaboration of 5 national strategies and numerous other legislative provisions.

At local level, in European countries, as well as in the expert groups at the level of the European Commission, his areas of concern included: international development, public administration reform, security and defense policies, communication, development of smart cities and communities etc.

Passionate about strategy and prospective studies, DP has been since 2011 part of the Romania node of the Millennium Project initiated by the Smithsonian Institution, The Future Group International and United Nations University (UNU), participating at the elaboration of numerous national and international studies on the Future of Technology, the Future of the Labor Market or the Future of Education. DP is also member of the board of advisors of the Executive Blockchain Laboratory, initiated by ICI Bucharest, and has been involved in launching tech start-ups.

DP graduated École Nationale d'Administration (ENA) as a fellow scholar of the Government of the French Republic, as well as alumnus of two master's programs of Paris 1 Panthèon-Sorbonne, his BA alma mater University.

Dragos's sessions:
Telecom Market Opportunities
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Dragos's sessions:
Telecom Market Opportunities
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Isidro Laso Ballesteros

Cabinet Expert at Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
European Commision


Isidro is the Cabinet Expert of Commissioner Gabriel for Innovation, research, Education, culture and Youth at the European Commission. He has been a senior official at the European Commission since 2001 with responsibilities such as head of Startup Europe for 9 years and Deputy head of Innovation Ecosystems at the European Innovation Council.


From 2015 to 2019 Isidro was also nominated “Thought Leader at United Nations ITU Agency”, and is member of several advisory boards to international networks of startups. He combines his professional activities with academic activities such as being “Cambridge University CSAP Continuing Fellow”, visiting lecturer to CEPADE (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) and writing books and papers which are included as citations by hundreds of academics.


After graduating as an Engineer from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, he set up two Innovative SMEs on software business in the Tech AgriFood area before becoming a strategy advisor to CEOs of large corporations. Afterwards he became director in charge of IT and Change Management Projects in a large corporation (Atos Origin). In 2001 he moved into the public sector where he has been mainly working on strategy and innovation within the European Commission.
 

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Wineke Haagsma

Director Corporate Sustainability
PwC


Wineke is responsible for the strategy and implementation of Corporate Sustainability, including initiatives related to the Sustainable Development Goals, circular economy, integrated dashboards, social enterprises, and stakeholder engagement. She actively contributes to the global strategy in collaboration with the global team and individual leaders around the globe. She works on innovative ideas and stakeholder understanding and translates these insights into long-term value creation. Her passion is to bring capitalism and idealism together to maximize positive impact.

Besides that, she is a Member of the Board of Committee of the UN Global Compact the Netherlands, board member of the Foundation of the Code Social Enterprises (Stichting Code Sociale Ondernemingen), and in the board of advisors of the Sustainable Flying Foundation (Stichting Duurzaam Vliegen). Furthermore, she is the co-author of PwC Netherlands’ SDG Booster research report, which investigates how listed companies, government authorities, social enterprises, and NGOs integrate the SDGs into their strategy. Moreover, she is the founder of the SDG Dome, an immersive experience that combines virtual reality with a seamless 360-degree projection of the world’s biggest problems.
In 2018 Wineke was ranked at number 36 of the Dutch Trouw Sustainable Top 100 and at number 69 in the Top 100 of CSR influence leaders worldwide. In addition, she was announced as a runner-up of the 2019 SDG Pioneer of the Netherlands by the UN Global Compact.

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Christopher Bishop

Chief Reinvention Officer
Improvising Careers


Christopher Bishop is a workplace futurist, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn Learning instructor and business consultant.
Chris is excited about the power of emerging technologies to positively transform business and society. He writes and speaks on topics including quantum information science, AI, machine learning, fintech, cryptoassets, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality and robotics.
Prior to his freelance career, Chris spent 15 years at IBM in a variety of roles, working initially as a Web producer and strategy consultant, then moving into executive communications at Corporate Headquarters leading social media adoption and the use of virtual worlds.
In April 2020, his live-action course for LinkedIn Learning called “Future-proofing your data science career” went live. In addition, Chris co-authored a white paper with MIT Media Lab professor Sandy Pentland titled Blockchain+AI+Human”, describing the business possibilities as well as the powerful socio-cultural implications of connecting AI and blockchain.

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Christopher's sessions:
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Pamela Pavliscak

Tech Emotionographer & Founder
SoundingBox


Pamela Pavliscak studies our emotional relationship with technology. As a creative strategist and founder of SoundingBox, she collaborates with organizations like Google, IKEA, and Virgin to craft emotionally intelligent experiences. As faculty at Pratt Institute, she teaches next-gen designers. Her work has been featured in Slate, NPR, and Quartz and she’s spoken at SXSW and TNW. Her book, Emotionally Intelligent Design, charts a tech future with feeling.

Pamela's sessions:
A Future with Feeling
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Pamela's sessions:
A Future with Feeling
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About speaker:

Daryl Reva

SVP Marketing
UneeQ


With a passion for integrating next-generation technology into everyday life, Daryl works across the current conversational AI landscape to promote digital humans as the cornerstone of tomorrow’s customer journey. Overseeing the marketing efforts at UneeQ, Reva brings to the table a career in working with hype-cycle technologies and those companies looking to drive early adaptors and first-mover advantages. Previously as the VP of Marketing at Mitel, Reva oversaw the transition from a legacy telephony business into global cloud communication and collaboration leader. Prior to Mitel, Reva has held a similar leadership role at a UCaaS startup called Fonality, where he established a new channel model that opened several new vertical market opportunities.

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Mr. Christian-Marc Lifländer

NATO Headquarters, Brussels
Head Cyber Defence Section Emerging Security Challenges Division


Christian-Marc Lifländer serves as the senior cyber policy official of NATO’s International Staff. As head of the Cyber Defence Section, he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of cyber defence policy across NATO.

Before joining NATO, Mr. Lifländer held executive and senior advisory level positions within the Estonian Ministry of Defence, including Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Policy, Director of Policy Planning, and Adviser to the Minister of Defence. Mr. Lifländer also served as a Defence Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the United States and as a Defence Counselor at the Delegation of the Republic of Estonia to NATO.


Mr. Lifländer received a direct commission in the Estonian Defense Forces (Infantry) and has been awarded the Estonian Defence Forces Distinguished Service Decoration as well as Distinguished Service Decorations of the Estonian Ministry of Defence. Mr. Lifländer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point. He received his Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies (CSS) in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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Mr. Christian-Marc's sessions:
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Andy Peart

CMSO
Artificial Solutions


Andy Peart is CMSO of Artificial Solutions, an international business that “Makes Technology Think,” believing that people should be able to interact with technology intelligently, using their own voice, in their own terminology and across whatever channel they choose. Using a form of AI referred to as ‘Conversational AI’, Artificial Solutions allows people to talk to applications, websites, and devices in a human-like, intelligent, and conversational way. Its Teneo platform enables non-specialists to rapidly build and deploy enterprise-strength, conversational applications and deliver customer insight and personalization using conversational data.

Andy has over 25 years of strategic and marketing experience within the IT and AI sector, successfully helping build innovative, technology-driven organizations. He presents widely at conferences, webinars, and workshops on AI and how it can benefit mankind.
 

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Pascal Huijbers

CTO Western Europe
Fujitsu


An Entrepreneurial Technology Leader - the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Fujitsu for Western Europe driving digital business innovation and digital transformation. A published author, podcaster (Tech4Good) and speaker at international conferences with a passion for thought-leadership focusing on IT strategy, Innovation and the Impact of Technology on Business and Society.

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Pascal's sessions:
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Edwin Keh

CEO
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel


Mr. Edwin Keh is the CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. He is also on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he teaches supply chain operations.

Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement. Prior to Wal-Mart Edwin managed a consulting group that has done work for companies on the supply chain, manufacturing, and product design. The practice also did work for non-profit organizations and charities. Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC). The Consortium is sponsored by the Wharton School and Tsinghua University.

Edwin had a career as senior executive with several US consumer goods and retail companies. He was the Managing Director of Payless Shoe source International, Donna Karan International, and Country Road Australia. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Edwin serves on the Board of Whittier College, CA, and is on the advisory board of multiple social enterprises and NGOs including the Expert Panel of H&M Foundation’s Global Change Award for the year 2018 & 2019.

Edwin was named the best of Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders by Inside Retail Hong Kong in 2019 and is on the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 as one of the most influential people in the Technology and Digital sector in 2015. He is also the 2011 recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award. Edwin filed multiple IPs that won global invention awards.

Edwin's sessions:
3 T-Shirts to Save The World
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Edwin's sessions:
3 T-Shirts to Save The World
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About speaker:

Jaco Fok

Chief Innovation
OMV Petrom SA


Jaco is Chief Innovation at OMV Petrom, where he is driving the change towards a more innovative and digitally dexterous company with a healthy portfolio of new business options. He does so a.o. by sponsoring a portfolio of proof of concepts to kick start innovations, building a digital academy to develop skills, forging collaborations with external partners, and leading a cross divisional innovation council to drive alignment and implementation throughout the company.

In his four years at Shell, he helped their transition to a more Open Innovation approach. He re-invigorated initiatives like GameChanger and External Technology Collaborations, and set up internal tribes and learning programs to drive culture change. He built Shell TechWorks, an innovative outfit that maximizes the use of external technologies in a ‘skunkworks’ approach.

Jaco also spent 23 years with Royal DSM in progressive roles across four different businesses, including Business manager Flavors, BU Director (super)Fibers, VP Business Incubator and Director of the China Innovation Centre. As member of the DSM Innovation Council, he drove the company change from operational excellence to innovation excellence.
 

Jaco's sessions:
The need of innovation
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Jaco's sessions:
The need of innovation
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About speaker:

Ariel Galit

Head of Futures
Future Memory Inc


Galit Ariel is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives, but not control it. As the author of ‘Augmenting Alice - The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality’ she is considered a thought leader in augmented reality, exploring the wild and imaginative side of immersive technologies,
as well as their impact on our culture, behaviors, economy, politics and ethics.

Galit is a highly sought-after international speaker and mentor, delivering notable talks, workshops
and seminars that explore the role and future of immersive and emerging tech.

She has been a member of several think tanks and mindshare groups, such as ‘The Copenhagen150’ the think tank that generated the Copenhagen Letter and the Copenhagen Catalog and 150 principles for a new direction in tech. Galit has delivered keynotes and workshops at global conferences and organizations such as: TED, SXSW, BELL Labs, EU Data Economy Conference, Slush, FITC, nextM, FifteenSeconds, Data Natives, VRAR Association Global summit and PauseFest among many others.

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Olivier Guillaumond

Global Head of ING Labs and FinTechs
ING Group


After 10 years at Accenture Olivier co-founded and managed Smile in the Benelux region which is now the European leading Open Source integrator.

Olivier has then joined ING Group first as Global Head of Regulatory Change overseeing global implementations such as EMIR or MIFID ii. In 2018 Olivier joined the Innovation Office Management Team as Global Head of FinTechs overseeing the scouting, selection and partnering between FinTechs and ING units. Since 2020 Olivier also oversees all incubation and acceleration activities at the ING Labs with one clear purpose: creating maximum impact for ING and its clients.
 

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Brittany Kaiser

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower and Co-Founder, DATA


Born in Houston, Texas, Brittany Kaiser grew up in Chicago and went to high school at Phillips Academy Andover. She went on to study at Edinburgh University, before earning post-graduate degrees in international relations at The University of Edinburgh (MA with honors), an LLM in international human rights law at the University of London Birkbeck College, and a Masters in Philosophy in international law and diplomacy at Middlesex University.


A fervent advocate for progressive politics at an early age, Brittany volunteered for the presidential campaigns of Howard Dean and John Kerry, and for Barack Obama’s run for senate while still in high school. In 2007, she worked full-time for a summer in the new media team of Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign, and in 2014 she volunteered for the “Ready for Hillary” campaign, before deciding to support Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary in 2015.


Following her volunteer work for these political candidates, Brittany spent several years engaged with human rights projects around the world, including work for Amnesty International, lobbying at the United Nations and European Parliament to stop crimes against humanity, and contributing to human rights research projects in Asia and Africa.


After the fall of Gaddafi, Brittany helped establish a company to organize diplomatic conferences in Libya, including on trade and investment. Her primary motivation was to work on human rights issues in that country. In parallel, she started her Ph.D. on preventive diplomacy, including studying the development of data-driven early-warning systems to prevent possible acts of genocide. She also began consulting to human rights barristers and political campaigns internationally.


These activities, together with her background in the Democratic party, caught the attention of Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix. He offered Brittany a job at the SCL Group, the then-parent company of Cambridge Analytica, as a business-development consultant in late 2014. Brittany quickly excelled at the company and was promoted to Director of Program Development, and then Director of Business Development in 2015. She left the company in January 2018.


She was the only business development and salesperson to train directly under Nix. While she was not privy to all the internal machinations of Cambridge Analytica’s activities as an employee of the company, she had access to many important and sensitive documents and communications and was witness to a significant number of key meetings.


Brittany left Cambridge Analytica in January 2018, and in April of the same year, she testified before the U.K. parliamentary investigation on Fake News by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, providing both verbal and written testimony and documents. For her parliamentary testimony, she was advised in the U.K. by leading human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC and by Mark Stephens CBE, a leading data attorney. In the U.S., she is represented by attorneys Jim Walden and Amanda Senske of Walden Macht & Haran LLP. Jim is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, who has significant experience representing whistleblowers.


Brittany Kaiser decided to become a whistleblower for two reasons. First, she wanted the truth about Cambridge Analytica and its activities to be exposed in the public domain. Second, she had come to the conclusion that the whole system of data brokerage was flawed and in contravention of fundamental human rights. When controversy about the company’s practices broke in the news, Brittany agreed to a preliminary debriefing by The Guardian in March 2018 as part of the news organization’s Cambridge Analytica Files investigation. She provided an initial selection of documents and information, which were the basis for a momentous story on Brexit, the Trump campaign, Facebook, and more.


Brittany’s experience with Cambridge Analytica has deepened her belief that people need and deserve greater rights over both the use and proceeds of their own data. She spends her time exploring ways to empower individuals to protect and take control of their digital rights, assets and identities for their own benefit.
Throughout 2018, Brittany offered her assistance to governments and private companies in developing policies on, and programs for, data and blockchain technologies. Before meeting with The Guardian in March, she began lobbying for bills to be passed protecting digital rights, including defining digital assets as property for each individual. To that end, she co-founded the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a 501C6 lobbying non-profit. Alongside her work with DATA, Brittany acted as an expert witness and gave testimony to investigations on the data industry, big tech and elections, around the world, helping achieve landmark decisions against data abusers and achieve changes in policy for both the public and private sector.


After her first whistleblowing interviews, Brittany started the #OwnYourData campaign, asking corporations such as Facebook to change their terms and conditions to provide transparency, opt-in and property/monetization rights over the data produced in their platforms. Brittany has joined the boards of over 10 ethical technology companies to help develop solutions that promote transparency, consent-based data sharing, data sovereignty, and cybersecurity. She has also recently joined the board of The Center for Data Privacy, which won the first case against Equifax, to help individuals protect their legal rights over their personal data and file for compensation for data breaches.


Brittany is also an author of the new book with Harper Collins, entitled “Targeted: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower’s Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump and Facebook Broke Democracy.” This book will hold a global non-fiction launch on October 22, 2019, and roll out across additional territories through 2020.


Brittany is considered to be an expert in the use of data, digital asset legislation, and blockchain technology. She speaks about these topics at public forums and conferences around the world to promote sustainable change and the adoption of ethical principles for digital life.
 

Brittany's sessions:
How Big Data, Trump and Facebook Broke Democracy
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Brittany's sessions:
How Big Data, Trump and Facebook Broke Democracy
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About speaker:

Paul Misener

Amazon
VP, Global Innovation Policy


Paul Misener is Amazon.com’s Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon VP for over 20 years, Paul remains passionate about Amazon’s history, culture, and methods of sustained, customer-obsessed innovation, especially in the context of Amazon’s Leadership Principles. He frequently describes the company to external audiences and newer Amazon colleagues worldwide.

The founder of Amazon’s global public policy organization, Paul built and led the team and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. Paul has testified before the United States Congress over 30 times and many dozens of times before other policymaking bodies around the world. He has delivered hundreds of speeches and media interviews.

Paul is both an engineer/scientist (Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University, 1985) and attorney (Juris Doctor, George Mason University, 1993; Distinguished Achievement Award, 2001). Since 1993, he has been a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is an inventor named in three patents.

Paul has met hundreds of times with political le