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SMART EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE: A CATALYST FOR DIGITAL INNOVATION IN ROMANIA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

The first edition of the Digital Romania International Forum — Industry 4.0 was organized under the auspices of the Romanian Government in 2016. The Forum was keynoted by Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania; Dacian Ciolos, Prime Minister of Romania; and Gunther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Over 300 decision-makers and CEO-level industry leaders attended The forum focused on three key areas for the future of digitizing Romanian industry: smart/connected cars, smart cities, and agritech. The Forum also marked the public launch by the President and Prime Minister of the Manifesto for a Digital Romania

The fourth industrial revolution is blurring the boundary between products and services. The new era of industrial production (often referred to as Industry 4.0) refers to cyber-physical systems – a profound interaction between the real and virtual worlds at the core of the manufacturing process. The leap from digital back to physical—from connected, digital technologies to the creation of physical objects— constitutes the essence of Industry 4.0. Be it in transportation, living, food production, health, energy, finance, or education, this profound industrial revolution is fueled and accelerated by disruptive innovation — the next giant leap forward in the transition to Industry 4.0 will come from today’s startups.

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Gunther Oettinger keynotes the first edition of the Digital Romania International Forum — Industry 4.0

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President Klaus Iohannis (right), Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, and Minister Dragos Tudorache attend the opening ceremony of the Digital Romania International Forum — Industry 4.0

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Over 300 CEO-level industry leaders and decision makers attended the first edition of the Digital Romania International Forum — Industry 4.0

Photo credit: Romanian Government

The first edition of the Digitial Romania International Forum — Industry 4.0 marked the public launch by the President and Prime Minister of the Manifesto for a Digital Romania

Photo credit: Romanian Government

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos keynotes the first edition of the Digital Romania International Forum — Industry 4.0 at Victoria Palace

Photo credit: Romanian Government

OBJECTIVES

To help catalyze the digitization of Romanian industry

Bringing together innovators, industry leaders and top policy-makers, the Forum offers an environment for strategic dialogue and decision for the digitization of industry

To stimulate projects in energy 4.0, e-health, fintech and smart cities

The Forum addresses industry verticals where digitization projects can have significant impact. At the first Forum edition, the conversation revolved around smart/autonomous cars, smart cities and agritech

To bring startups at the forefront of the conversation on digitalization

Romania can bring added-value to the European Union by capitalizing on the critical role startups play in fueling the race to Industry 4.0 and creating the necessary environment for them to thrive

To advocate for the establishment of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)

Participation in DIHs offers companies a chance to identify and attract talent, technology, and solutions; to improve their competitiveness; and to position themselves at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution

DAY 1 – 31​ ​of​ ​October | AT ATHENEE PALACE HILTON, Le Diplomate ROOM

 

08:30 - 09:00 REGISTRATION

Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 10:30 OPENING SESSION

Mariya​ ​Gabriel​ ​–​ ​European​ ​Commissioner​ ​for​ ​Digital​ ​Economy​ ​&​ ​Society

Dacian​ ​Cioloș​ ​–​ ​Former​ ​Prime​ ​Minister​ ​of​ ​Romania

Hans​ ​Klemm​ ​–​ ​Ambassador​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​of​ ​America​ ​to​ ​Romania

Tamar​ ​Samash​ ​–​ ​Ambassador​ ​of​ ​the​ ​State​ ​of​ ​Israel​ ​to​ ​Romania​ ​(TBC)

Iulian​ ​Stanciu​ ​–​ ​CEO​ ​eMAG

Pierre-Dimitri​ ​Gore-Coty​ ​–​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​EMEA,​ ​UBER

Florin​ ​Talpe​ș​​ ​–​ ​Founder​ ​Bitdefender

10:30 - 10:50 COFFEE BREAK

Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:15 KEYNOTE INTERVENTIONS

Krum​ ​Garkov​ ​–​ ​Executive​ ​Director,​ ​eu-LISA:​ ​“Political​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​cyber-security”

Ricardo Mascolo – Head of Strategy and Business Development, Ericsson South East Mediterranean: “Mobility Evolution on the road to 5G:Romania’s Digitalization Potential”

Plamen Russev – Founder, Webit

11:15 - 12:00 STRATEGIC PROJECTS: European Commission’s Innovation Radar

Eoghan​ ​O’Neill​ ​–​ ​European​ ​Commission

Carmen​ ​Iano​ș​i​ ​–​ ​Policy​ ​Officer,​ ​DG-CONNECT

Innovation​ ​Radar​ ​finalists​ ​2017​ ​&​ ​2016

12:00 -13:00 E-HEALTH

Vlad​ ​Voiculescu​ ​–​ ​Former​ ​Minister​ ​of​ ​Health,​ ​moderator

Christian​ Rodseth​ ​–​ ​Administrator​ ​Johnson​ ​and​ ​Johnson​ ​Romania,​ ​Managing​ Director Janssen​ ​Romania

Mirela​ ​Iordan​ ​–​ ​Country​ ​Manager,​ ​Pfizer

Călin​ ​Brandabur​ ​–​ ​Founder,​ ​Chairman​ ​&​ ​CTO,​ ​Symme3D

Dan Călugăreanu​ ​–​ ​Board member​ ​Axosuits

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 STRATEGIC PROJECTS: European Commission’s Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)

Anne​ ​Marie​ ​Sassen​ ​–​ ​Coordinator,​ ​DIH​ ​at​ ​DG-CONNECT,​ ​moderator

Mircea​ ​Dumitru​ ​–​ ​Former​ ​Minister​ ​of Education​ ​and​ ​University of Bucharest​ ​Rector

Agnieszka Gajewska Partner, PwC Poland

Stefan​ ​Schepers​ ​–​ ​Secretary​ ​General​ ​of​ ​High​ ​Level​ ​Group​ ​on​ ​Innovation​ ​Policy Management,​ ​Brussels

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:15 SMART MANUFACTURING – Co-Organized with Digital Twin

Laurențiu​ ​Nae​ ​​ ​–​ ​Digital​ ​Twin,​ ​moderator

Arno​ ​Basedow​ ​–​ ​Fraunhofer​ Institute

Claudiu Petre – Vice President / Head of General Business Markets & European Funds, NTT Data

Horia Todoran – Director General Bosch Rexroth Sales SRL

Leonhard Muigg – Siemens Industry Software

Norbert Sebesi – Sales Manager Romania, KUKA România

Wolfgang Schulz – Director general, BMW Group România

Senior Representative, Universal Robots (TBC)

Senior​ ​Representative,​ ​Cobotwear​ ​(TBC)

16:15 - 16:30 Keynote: Emil Boc – Mayor of Cluj-Napoca

Keynote: Emil Boc – Mayor of Cluj-Napoca

16:30 - 17:30 SMART CITIES

Emil​ ​Boc​ ​–​ ​Mayor​ ​of​ ​Cluj-Napoca​ ​

Nicolae​ ​Moldovan​ ​–​ ​Alba​ ​Iulia​ ​City Manager

Joshua​ ​Burke​ ​–​ ​Commercial​ ​Attache,​ ​US​ ​Embassy

George​ ​Anghel​ ​–​ Director General, Digitax

Marius​ ​Bostan​ ​–​ ​Former​ ​Minister​ ​of​ ​Communications​ ​and​ ​Information​ ​Society

Andrei Botescu – CEO Pegas

Senior Representative, Uber

DAY 2 – 1st​ ​of​ ​November | AT VICTORIA-GHICA PALACE

09:00 - 09:30 REGISTRATION

Guest registration and coffee

09:30 - 10:00 ONLINE MARKETPLACES

Iulian Stanciu, CEO eMAG — “Online marketplaces”

10:00 - 11:00 SMART DEFENSE, co-organized with New Strategy Center and TNT Productions

Ionel​ ​Nițu​ ​–​ ​New​ ​Strategy​ ​Center,​ ​moderator

Sebastian​ ​Tudor​ ​–​ ​General Manager, TNT​ ​Productions

Anton​ ​Rog​ ​–​ ​Director​ ​Cyberint​

Mihai Raneti  – Founder / CEO Cyberfog

Aeroglas – Innovation Radar finalist startup (TBC)

11:00-11:10 - KEYNOTE Ionuț Simion, Country Managing Partner, PwC Romania

Ionuț Simion, Country Managing Partner, PwC Romania

11:15-12:30 INNOVATION CATALYSTS

Paul Baran –  Technology & Innovation Consultant, Romanian-American Foundation, moderator

Bogdan Iordache – Founder, How To Web

Andrei Roth – Innoteque and Recognos

Bianca Muntean – Executive Director, ARIES Transilvania

Răzvan Rughiniș – Manager, Innovation Labs

Teodor Blidaruș – President, ANIS

Cristian Dascalu – Cluj Hub

Livia Ilie – Prorector, Universitatea Lucian Blaga, Sibiu

12:30 - 13:30 The role of industry and entrepreneurship in ROMANIA’S PRESIDENCY OF THE EU COUNCIL, co-organized with Europuls

The role of industry and entrepreneurship in ROMANIA’S PRESIDENCY OF THE EU COUNCIL, co-organized with Europuls

13:30 - 14:00 Closing and networking

Closing and networking

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 If you are interested in joining the Forum, please reach out and we will follow up based on seating availability