Is the Artificial Intelligence the new buzz-word in technology? Or it is going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. How will the society look in the next 15 years? How will the business evolve in the next 20 years? Is it true that more than 40% of the jobs will disappear? Will we assist to a battle between technology and humanity in the years to come?
We don’t know how the future will look like but we know for sure that the artificial intelligence will increase all the aspects of our life. Energy will be produced and used efficiently, the cities will become intelligent, the medicine and the education will be transformed in a very positive way, our lifestyle will enhance with intelligent and automated features and we will be accompanied by our personal intelligent assistant. The business will flourish and they will become more efficient introducing AI, machine learning, automation and all the new technology.
Adding AI to your business should be the next step as you look for ways to advance your operations and increase your performance. It is again the right time for the CIOs and the technology leaders to drive the companies into the AI new world order.

The CIO Council Conference is designed as forum to provide an intimate networking platform for CIOs and CxO from leading organizations. Attendees will engage in challenging debates and innovative knowledge sharing with CIO Council members and industry leaders regarding the opportunities that digital transformation provides to gain competitive advantage.

Main topics:

  • Top 10 digital trends for 2020. How the future will look like?
  • What is the role of the CIOs in the new AI economy?
  • Empowering Business through AI, Machine learning, Robotics and 3D Printing
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to reengineer your business processes
  • The future of Business Intelligence Apps is based on AI and machine learning
  • How to deploy an AI Cyber Defense for your company?
  • Cybersecurity challenges into the world of AI
  • Data privacy. A major cultural change.
  • Cybersecurity for SCADA and industrial control systems
  • The secret of block chain technology
  • The digital work force.The workplace of the future
  • Attracting and Maintaining Talent in a digital ecosystem
  • Is the educational system ready to support the innovation technology?  
  • The European Digital Agenda 


Tuesday, 26 March 2019 – Hotel Radisson, 09:00 – 17:00
Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, IT Director Hidroelectrica

0800 - 0850

Registration & Welcome Coffee

0850 - 0900

Opening speech
- Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council

900 - 1040


KEY NOTE SPEACH: Digital agenda in EUROPE.  

The European CIO Association (EuroCIO) is the only European, independent, not-for-profit representative for the large IT-users (demand side of IT), both private and public. Sharing and developing vision and exchanging experiences at a European level for the better or best use of information technology, as well as externally representing the larger user communities towards European Commission and other European authorities are the main objectives.

Speaker: European CIO Association President -  TBC


KEY NOTE SPEACH: The top 10 strategic technology trends in 2020

Artificial intelligence, AI-Driven Development Quantum Computing, Autonomous Things, Augmented Analytics, Digital Twins, Blockchain, Digital Ethics and Privacy Event-thinking and Continuous adaptive security, AI-Driven Development create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems. How the IT ecosystem will change the company business processes? What should you expect from the future?

Speaker: TBD



Adding AI to your business may be the next step as you look for ways to advance your operations and increase your performance. The impact of AI technologies on business is projected to boost labor productivity fundamentally changing the way we work and reinforcing the role of people to drive growth in business. Companies are entering in a new era ruled by data incorporating AI and machine learning in business intelligence systems. They can now use Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to identify trends and insights in vast reams of data and make faster decisions that position them to be competitive in real-time. Expert systems, data analytics, robotics, machine learning algorithms, voice recognitions are only few AI appliances that streamline business processes, improve customer services and leverage sensor-driven data for marketing and advertising.

Panel previews:

Analytics. And the role it plays when transforming raw data into business intelligence- delivered by Mihaela Cristescu, WiFi & Analytics Product Manager, Orange Romania

-          How AI transform the companies, the economy and the society?

-          Are the C-level prepared for the AI transformation? Are the society ready?

-          What are some common benefits of artificial intelligence technology?

-          Introducing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in improve operations

-          Business Intelligence Apps Built on AI/Machine Learning

-          Case studies for the benefits of AI

-          Is AI a threat or opportunities for CIOs?

Speakers: influential CIO and CEO from technology industry - TBC

Moderator: TBC


PREZENTARE: Case Study: Introducing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to reengineer your business processes

Speaker: TBC

1040 - 1110

Coffee break

1110 - 1330


KEY NOTE SPEACH: The role of DNS in network defense

Speaker: Dr. Paul Vixie- Chairman, CEO and cofounder, Farsight Security, Inc.

Brief: Dr. Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO and cofounder of Farsight Security, Inc. Dr. Vixie was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS and anti-spam technologies.  He is the author of open source Internet software including BIND 8, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first commercial anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). In 2018, he cofounded SIE Europe UG, a breakthrough European data sharing collective to fight cybercrime. Dr. Vixie earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010

PANEL: Are the CIOs ready for the next cyber-attack?

We are living in a hyper connected world where millions of objects and sensors are added daily which transform our life in an unprecedented way. Our life is improving through technology, artificial intelligence, new digital services and new devices are changing and transforming our business. But all comes with an increased costs of cyber threats and cyber risks. National critical infrastructures, power grids, medical and financial institutions failed like domino pieces in the last years in a battle with invisible aggressors. The society demands immediate actions to control the cyberterrorism and urge the business and the IT community for better security and data privacy measures and regulations. “Security and Cybersecurity by design” is the new law to be imposed to IT ecosystems.

  • How to deploy an AI CyberDefense for your company?
  • Cybersecurity challenges into the world of AI
  • Cybersecurity for SCADA and industrial control systems
  • How can we deal with human factors in security?
  • How can cyber risks best be incorporated into business continuity plans?
  • Are the CIOs ready for the next cyber attack?
  • Is the “Cybersecurity as a Service” the best options for companies and CIOs?
  • How to protect national critical infrastructures from cyber attacks?
  • Is Industrial Control Systems unsecure by design?

WARM-UP PANEL:  Building a cybersecurity culture -Speacker- TBC

Speakers: influencial CIO and CEO from technology indistry- TBC

- Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania


PREZENTARE: Case Study: Cybersecurity in SCADA/Industrial Control Systems.

IT security and the cybersecurity are a major concern for companies and CIOs while adopting the, IoT, digitization, AI innovation, machine learning, automation. Industrial area is doomed to be “unsecure by design”. Bridging the operational networks (OT) with IT networks put the industrial area at risks. Everything has changed after Stuxnet for national critical infrastructure and the new NIS directive put a great challenge for companies to fight against cyber(terrorism)

Speaker: TBC


1330 - 1430


1430 - 1630

SESSION 3: Innovation and growth with Artificial Intelligence

PANEL Innovation and growth with Artificial Intelligence.

The artificial intelligence is exploding. Advanced machine learning are introduced to automate business intelligence and analytics processes, machines algorithms are widely used to identify market trends and to increase sales, predictive maintenance and logistics processes are boosting using AI to mine the huge databases. More and more artificial intelligence and advanced learning machines are replacing today low-skill jobs while industry and manufacturing become fully robotized.

·        Is the artificial intelligence to be seen as a replacement or a complement of the current workforce?

·        What is a Neural Network?

·        How Computer Vision could speed up your business?

·        Speech recognition, virtual agents, deep learning, biometrics, RPA, everything will be automatized.

·        Will all these new AI technology force humans into obsolescence?

·        What education programs and trainings are necessary for our employees to align the new technological trends? 

Speakers:  influential CIo and CEO from technology industry - TBC

ModeratorBogdan Tudor, CIO Council Vice-president 

PREZENTARE: The digital workforce/The workplace of the future. Can the Artificial Intelligence be the right replacement for humans?

Speaker: TBC


PREZENTARE: Is the educational system ready to support the innovation technology? (EMBA)

Most of the curriculum within schools today is distinctly tied to the 20th century. All computing devices — from laptops to tablets to smartphones — are dismantling knowledge silos and are therefore transforming the role of a teacher into something that is more of a facilitator and coach. Is the society ready to accept the disruption of the latest technologies?

Speaker: TBC



Cocktail & fine wine tasting





REGISTRATION for CIO Council National Conference 2019

Participation fees:
    CIO Council Romania members - Complimentary
    100 euro ( + VAT) for End Users (IT professionals, IT managers, CIO, COO, CTO)
    200 euro (+ VAT) for IT Vendors and Consultants.
    For groups of 3 persons, or more, 15% discount will apply

Participating to this event you have the unique opportunity to become a CIO Council Romania member, if you will comply with membership requirements.
For further questions and registration we kindly invite you to contact Ms Laura Gheboianu via e-mail: laura.gheboianu@cariereonline.ro, or via telephone: 0726.768.079.


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