Although the digital technology appears to fulfill our life, it has only begun to penetrate industries. As it continues its advance, the implications for companies, business models and opportunities will be tremendous.

The worldwide economy, business models, and the IT community are dramatically changing under our eyes through digitalization. The innovative technology can make the difference between survival and extinction in this disruptive time. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and robotics innovates economic growth and finds their appliance in expert systems, data analytics, robotics, machine learning algorithms or voice recognitions.

The CIOs are again in the frontline of the business transformation in an unprecedented role of digital business partner. The digital journey of the enterprises continues in an economic ecosystem where new GDPR regulation compliance and huge increased cybersecurity threats puts a tremendous pressure to companies and CIOs. 

Can you lead your enterprise to continue the digital journey?

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 2019
  • Empowering Business Through IoT, AI, Machine learning, Robotics, and 3D Printing
  • The future of business intelligence apps are based on AI and machine learning
  • The secret of blockchain technology
  • Data privacy and the GDPR - a major cultural change.
  • Building a cybersecurity culture
  • Cybersecurity for industrial automation and control systems 
  • Future of smart cities
  • The digital workforce/The workplace of the future. Can the Artificial Intelligence be the right replacement for humans?
  • Attracting and Maintaining Talent in a digital ecosystem 
  • Is the educational system ready to support the innovation technology? 
  • The European Digital Agenda


Wednesday, 16 May 2018 – Hotel Radisson, 09:00 – 17:00
Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania

0800 - 0850

Registration & Welcome Coffee

0850 - 0900

Opening speech
- Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council



KEY NOTE SPEACH: “The future role of the European CIO” .
Speaker: Mr. Emmaunel GAUDIN, Charmain of EuroCIO association, CIO Lagardère

KEY NOTE SPEACH: The top 10 strategic technology trends in 2019
Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security 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?

While the digital continues to transform the company processes the CIOs have been asked to focus on one goal: Delivering exceptional digital experiences to customers. From artificial intelligence (AI), to blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), new digital technologies are having a major impact on business - and that impact will only grow in 2018. Artificial intelligence goes from Newbie To Mainstream. How to integrate the newest digital trends with the mature technologies like cloud computing, BIG Data or IoT? How the business intelligence analytics are changed by artificial intelligence and the newest technology trends? Does the blockchain find its way to the IT ecosystems? How to decrease the costs through intelligent analytics software? Did the IoT push us to the edge?

5G technology driven by business needs. Business transformation driven by 5G technology.

Panel preview delivered by: 

- Marius Iordache, IP Network Architect, Orange Romania


-Carmen Adamescu, Partner, Head of IT Advisory Services, EY Romania


- Liviu Buligan, Executive Director SoftOne Romania 

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?

Let's digitalize the smart cities
Everything becomes smart in our society. Houses, cities, roads, power grids are digitized.

The leadership of the CIO in digital business transformation

1040 - 1110

Coffee break



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 transforms 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 cost 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 can we deal with human factors in security?
• How can cyber risks best be incorporated into business continuity plans?
• Will the artificial intelligence and the machine learning be incorporated into the IT security defense systems?
• 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?
• Online clandestinity and the Darknets are the "crime as a service" suppliers engaged in illegal activities.
• Are you compliant with NIS Directive and GDPR regulations?

Prescriptive Security Operations Center - Building the Next Generation SOC

Panel preview delivered by:

- Cătălina Dodu, Managing Atos Cybersecurity Business in CEE, Atos

Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania


- Cătălina Dodu, Managing Atos Cybersecurity Business in CEE, Atos

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)

How to collapse a power grid? Advanced persistent threats are new weapons.
Ukraine Power grid partially collapsed twice in the last years due to cyber-attacks. Advanced persistent threats, malware, lack of procedures, social engineering and human nature are successful factors to unplug a country from the energy.

Data privacy and the GDPR a major cultural change.
The society put a major pressure to the business community for a severe control on privacy and personal data protection. We are talking about a major cultural change and a global mind shift in data protection compliance. For the first time the companies and the business cannot ignore the GDPR compliance battle.


- Roxana Ionescu, Partner, Head of Data Protection practice, NNDKP

1330 - 1430




PANEL: Impact of AI technologies on business.
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 machines algorithms 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 appliance that streamline business processes, improve customer services and leverage sensor-driven data for marketing and advertising.
• Business Intelligence Apps Built on Machine Learning
• AI for business dashboards
• Predicting Repairs and Upkeep for Machinery through AI, IoT and robotics
• AI for Monitoring Machine Fleets and Factories
• Machine Learning and GeoLocation Data Applications

WARM-UP PANEL: The secret of blockchain technology. 

The digital workforce/The workplace of the future. Can the Artificial Intelligence be the right replacement for humans?
• 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? Will all these new AI technology force humans into obsolescence?


- Vlad Tanase, Partner, NNDKP

Case study: Business Intelligence Apps Built on Machine Learning
The business intelligence applications are the fastest growing areas for leveraging AI technology.

Machine Learning, Robotics or Artificial Intelligence application on business


Cocktail & fine wine tasting




REGISTRATION for CIO Council National Conference 2018

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

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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