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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

08:00 - 09:00 REGISTRATION

Guest registration and coffee

09:00 - 10:30 OPENING SESSION

Keynote (invited): HE Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania (TBC)

Keynote (invited): European Vice-President Andrus Ansip or European Vice-President Jyrki Katainen or European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska (TBC)

Keynote (invited): Florin Talpeș, Founder of Bitdefender (TBC)

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 12:30 ENERGY 4.0 PANEL: Innovation in smart energy solutions -- a fundamental building block for any smart city

Moderator: Dan Nechita, Smart Everything Everywhere

12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30 -15:00 FINTECH PANEL: Humans as carriers of economic value

Moderator: Diana Popp, Smart Everything Everywhere

15:00 - 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 17:00 E-HEALTH PANEL: The future of e-health and triggers for innovation

Moderator: Tudor Oprea, Smart Everything Everywhere

DAY 2

08:00 - 09:00 REGISTRATION
09:00 - 12:00 PARALLEL WORKING GROUPS ON SMART ENERGY, FINTECH, E-HEALTH, SMART CITIES
12:00 - 12:30 CONCLUSIONS

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