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

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT: Women Leadership in Industry 4.0

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

Photo credit: Romanian Government

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

Photo credit: Romanian Government

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel keynotes the second edition of the Digital Romania International Forum — Industry 4.0

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

Photo credit: Romanian Government 

Opening Keynote Speakers at the second edition of the forum in 2017: 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, Iulian Stanciu – CEO eMAG, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty – Head of EMEA, UBER, Florin Talpe ș – Founder Bitdefender

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

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. The 2016 forum focused on three key areas for the future of digitizing Romanian industry: smart/connected cars, smart cities, and agritech. The 2016 edition also marked the public launch by the President and Prime Minister of the Manifesto for a Digital Romania.

In 2017, the Digital Romania International Forum II tackled domains in full bloom at an international level: eHealth, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Smart Defense. Another topic discussed was The role of industry and entrepreneurship in the context of Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council. The 2017 edition looked to help catalyze the digitization of Romanian industry, to stimulate projects in energy, e-health, fintech and smart cities, to bring startups at the forefront of the conversation on digitalization, as well as to advocate for the establishment of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH).

Romania has the second highest representation of women in the digital sector in the EU, at 26.3% as of 2016. It is time for this subject to become a national, regional, and European priority — and Romania, alongside the Three Seas member states, can lead the way, contributing to the development and progress of the Union.

2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dan Nechita

Dan Nechita

President of Smart Everything Everywhere

Dan-Andrei Muraru

Dan-Andrei Muraru

Presidential Advisor - Relation with the Public Authorities and Civil Society

Corina Cretu

Corina Cretu

European Commissioner for Regional Policy

Ian Steff

Ian Steff

Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Hans G. Klemm

Hans G. Klemm

United States Ambassador to Romania

Daniel Fried

Daniel Fried

Atlantic Council of the United States

Iulian Stanciu

Iulian Stanciu

CEO, eMAG

Mihai Raneti

Mihai Raneti

Founder, CyberSwarm Inc.

Kevin Hamilton

Kevin Hamilton

Ambassador of Canada to Romania

Tania Berg-Rafaeli

Tania Berg-Rafaeli

Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel in Romania

2018 SPEAKERS

Anemona Stanomir

Anemona Stanomir

Multicloud Manager, OSF Global Services

Panel: The Future of the Human Body and Mind

Augusta Ene

Augusta Ene

Senior Manager AE Analytics Service Center, Bosch

Panel: the Future of Work and Production

Bareket Knafo

Bareket Knafo

Head of the Israeli Economic and Trade Mission to Romania

Moderator - The Future of the Human Body and Mind panel

Camelia Sauciuc

Camelia Sauciuc

Civil society
in the Digital Age

Talks 4.0

Catalina Dodu

Catalina Dodu

Chief Executive Officer,
Atos

Panel: The Future of our Security

Christian Rodseth

Christian Rodseth

Administrator, Johnson and Johnson Romania

Panel: The Future of the Human Body and Mind

Diana Popp

Diana Popp

Vice President, Smart Everything Everywhere

Moderator - the Future of Work and Production panel

Elisabeta Moraru

Elisabeta Moraru

Country Manager,
Google

Panel: the Future of Work and Production

Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart

President, American Romanian Business Council

Panel: the Future of our Security

Lacramioara Isarescu

Lacramioara Isarescu

Government and Regulatory Affairs IBM South East Europe

Panel: The Future of the Human Body and Mind

Mirela Iordan

Mirela Iordan

Country Manager,
Pfizer Romania

Panel: The Future of the Human Body and Mind

Nadia Crisan

Nadia Crisan

Senior Vice President,
McGuireWoods

Moderator - The Future of our Security panel

Oana Bogdan

Oana Bogdan

Arhitect, Bogdan and Van Broeck Architects

4.0 Talks

Shibu Nambiar

Shibu Nambiar

Chief Operating Officer, Genpact Europe

Panel: the Future of Work and Production

Sorin Ducaru

Sorin Ducaru

Senior Fellow,
Hudson Institute

Panel: the Future of our Security

Veronica Constantin

Veronica Constantin

Vice President Southern Europe, Emerson

Panel: the Future of Work and Production

OBJECTIVES

To showcase women leadership in industry 4.0 and digital entrepreneurship

The forum brings together top women leaders in the digital arena, from Romania and Europe, highlighting their contribution to key sectors in Industry 4.0 and entrepreneurship.

To consolidate Romania as an exporter of best practices in the European Union

The Forum conversations occasion a Romanian contribution to European progress on key digital issues and gender parity in the digital field.

To turn women participation and leadership in the digital field into a national and international priority

In line with previous editions, the Forum is a platform for setting the industry tone and focus for the year to come.

To offer the Three Seas Initiative member states a mechanism to contribute to the cohesion and wellbeing of the union

The twelve states’ drive for a more efficient European integration can be fueled by a direct contribution to the Union through a common commitment to achieving gender-parity in the digital field.

To stimulate concrete projects
for digital progress

The forum brings together decision-makers with aligned objectives, who spearhead and commit to concrete projects in fields where digitalization is the key source of growth.

To support and promote Romania's tech entrepreneurial ecosystem

Our country needs policies that are aligned to the international agenda, a cohesive direction based on a number of national priorities, and support not just from the Romanian state, but also from the European Union and our strategic partners.

AGENDA

17th of September | Bucharest, ROMANIA

08:30 - 09:15 REGISTRATION

Welcome Coffee

09:30 - 10:30 OPENING SESSION

Dan Nechita, President of Smart Everything Everywhere

Andrei Muraru, Presidential Counselor, The Presidential Administration of Romania

Corina Crețu – European Commissioner for Regional Policy

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

Daniel Fried, Atlantic Council of the United States

Iulian Stanciu – CEO eMAG

Mihai Raneti, Founder and CEO of Cyberswarm

10:30 - 10:40: STRATEGIC PROJECTS I

Virtual Venture Capital Investment Fund for the 3SI region

10:40-11:00 BREAK

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00: Panel - the Future of Work and Production (industry 4.0, digital skills, smart manufacturing)

We are not innovating at the speed of the economy. We are not adapting fast enough. But just about everything we can imagine can be automated. So how will the world look like?

The bigger picture in the context of industry 4.0, the transformation of industries and the advancement of digital transformation by 2030. We will look at how creation of different economic opportunities shapes in regard to digitising the industry in Romania and what is your company doing from this perspective. We shall also tackle the role of women in the digitised, automated future, considering the various gaps in the business world between women and men.

Moderator: Diana Popp, Vice President, Smart Everything Everywhere

Lăcrămioara Isărescu, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive, IBM South East Europe

Veronica Constantin, Vice President Southern Europe, Emerson

Shibu Nambiar, Chief Operating Officer, Genpact Europe

Augusta Ene, Senior Manager AE Analytics Service Center, Bosch

Elisabeta Moraru, Country Manager, Google

12:00-12:10: 4.0 Talks

Oana Bogdan, arhitect, Bogdan and Van Broeck Architects

12:10 - 13:00: LUNCH

Lunch break

13:00-13:05: Keynote from Kevin Hamilton, Ambassador of Canada to Romania

Keynote – Kevin Hamilton, Ambassador of Canada to Romania

13:05-13:10: Keynote - Tania Berg-Rafaeli, DCM at the Embassy of Israel in Romania

Keynote from Tania Berg-Rafaeli, DCM at the Embassy of Israel in Romania

13:15-14:00: Panel - The future of human health, body and mind (e-health, big data and artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality)

Companies, biohackers, scientists, entrepreneurs and corporations are eagerly pursuing new applications for advanced technologies; this transcends the IT&C field as more and more healthcare companies design and integrate tech and digital tools into their projects and approaches.

Many of these digital tools are being actively designed to help people go beyond their ages— to be stronger, smarter, better-looking and more resilient, and to cultivate new abilities that seem like superpowers by the standards of the past. At the same time, healthcare companies extend their reach in the medical and patients communities with technology support.

Moderator: Bareket Knafo, Head of the Israeli Economic and Trade Mission to Romania

Christian Rodseth, Administrator, Johnson and Johnson Romania

Mirela Iordan, Country Manager, Pfizer Romania

Anemona Stanomir, Multicloud Manager, OSF Global Services

14:00-14:10: 4.0 Talks

Camelia Sauciuc: “Civil society in the digital age”

14:10-14:20: Break

Coffee Break

14:20- 14:30: Strategic projects II

EveryGirl Everywhere and the Romanian Presidency of the E.U. Council

14:30 - 15:30: Panel - the Future of our Security (cybersecurity & smart defence)

As our society transitions to the digital age, we also witness the transition of all challenges — to our defense, our energy security, our food security, our financial security — into the digital realm. The digital future of Romania, of Europe, and of the transatlantic partnership depends on our ability to prepare for the security threats of the future, and the future is now: the digital realm is where military, economic, and ideological battles are being fought as we speak.

Our security is closely linked to European and NATO security — and Romania has the potential to demonstrate leadership and a dedication to the future of the Union and of the transatlantic partnership especially in the digital field, where innovation and talent are key.

Moderator: Nadia Crisan, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods

Catalina Dodu, CEO, Atos

Sorin Ducaru, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Eric Stewart, President, American Romanian Business Council

15:30 - 15:40: Closing Keynote - Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Closing Keynote from Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

15:40 - 15:45: Closing session

Closing Session

15:45-16:30: Networking

Networking Session

POWERED BY

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 If you are interested in joining the third edition of the Digital Romania International Forum in 2018, please reach out and we will follow up based on seating availability