The digital economy is entering a new age and comes with unprecedented challenges for all companies.

Digital tools are redefining the business environment, changing completely the way we work, communicate and sell.

We all need to be more agile, people-oriented, innovative, customer-centric, aligned and efficient.

CIOs and senior IT leaders will explore the specific trends and technologies that can help companies exceed user expectations and drive new business value. Leaders who already drive the Digital change with the right combination of data, analytics, cloud, mobile, IoT and cognitive computing will share their stories and lessons learned.

At CIO Conference, you’ll learn all about the DIGITAL world and it’s impact on BUSINESS from the most influential players on the market:

 The DIGITAL future of business:  R&D by augmented reality, manufacturing by robots, sales by e-commerce, marketing by CRM, advertising by Big Data analytics, services by e-banking;

The ultimate goal of the digital transformation – CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE;

CIOs new role in the context of Digital Transformation; 

The digital workforce. Are we ready to integrate the newcomers in our IT departments?

 Digital Banking. Are we about to witness the extinction of the traditional bank?

How to “sell” a digital strategy to a traditional (non-digital) board/culture?

How to transform the companies from the traditional business models to the new era of Digital Economy;

Mobility, cloud, IoT and BIG Data are the Digital Revolution baseline. Cognitive computing is the secret ingredient;


The journey of Digital Transformation has begun!

It is your mission as a CIO to enable the Digital Transformation in the most effective and rewarding way for your enterprise?


Thursday, 30 March 2017 – 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, IT Director at Hidroelectrica



The Upside of Disruption: Megatrends Shaping 2016 and Beyond


-Emin Alper Karacar, Partner, Advisory Services  EY Central & Southeast Europe IT Advisory Leader

Technology for people - the era of the intelligent enterprise –Technology Vision 2017


-Marius Antonie, Technology Consulting Manager, Accenture

Tomorrow’s IT Talent

The talent shortage in IT is a long-standing reality. Candidates are insufficient for markets that are every day more tech savvy and digital, employers need increasingly complex abilities that go beyond mere technical competence, industries and companies needing IT skills multiply, and the pressure for HR departments (and companies in general), intensifies. How do these companies respond, and what are some short and mid-term strategies to counteract the shortage?


-Anca Teodor, Director, Experis Romania (a ManpowerGroup brand)

PANEL: Digital Transformation: from technical capabilities to business strategies and mindsets 

The enterprise becomes digital deeper and faster. All industries have been changed or will be soon: R&D and design by virtual and augmented reality; manufacturing by robots; supply chain by automated warehousing, driverless trucks and drones; sales by ecommerce, self service and web based auctions; marketing by CRM and targeted advertising based on big data analytics;  services by ebanking, mobile communications,  online entertainment and education. To name just a few...

Panel preview delivered by: 

-Cristian Pațachia-Sultănoiu, Development & Innovation Manager, Orange Romania

-Nicolaie Moldovan, City Manager Alba-Iulia


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


-Cristian Pațachia-Sultănoiu, Development & Innovation Manager, Orange Romania

-Radivoje Trandafir, Regional Director CEE, Interoute

-Codruţ Săvulescu, Chief Solution & Marketing Officer, Huawei Romania

-Amit Manor, Big Data Subject Matter Expert Manager EMEA, HP Enterprise

1100 - 1130

Coffee break



Staying Human in a Technical World 

Technology is clearly taking over the world. You hear the trends everywhere: AI, conversational interfaces, chatbots, VR, AR, big data, personalization. Even if technology changes overnight, people don’t. They react to the same emotions and make decisions that are not rational. It’s way television advertising still works. How can we make sure that we don’t focus too much on tech and forget to focus on the human side of our (potential) clients? A short presentation on what will most likely stay the same in the foreseeable future and will be the key driver of decision making for most people.


-Matei Psatta, Digital Marketing Strategist

How Was Your Day Tomorrow?


-Sergiu Neguț, Associate Dean, Maastricht School of Management Romania


PANEL: Cybersecurity. Open SI vs Secure IT. The Dark Side of the Cloud

The heads of the IT&C function need to adapt to this reality and become one of the drivers of change or, at the very least, a strong supporter. Otherwise their contribution will be questioned and others (chief innovation, chief digital, etc.) might take the leadership generating shadow IT or duplication/non-synchronization of efforts.

The cloud is darkening: Increased could adoption means placing high-value assets such as own customer data outside the organization’s immediate control. Data leaches, Compromised credentials, malicious intruders. Yahoo recently admitted It Secretly Hacked All User Accounts For US Intelligence

Panel preview delivered by:

-Cătălina Dodu, Country Manager, Atos IT Solutions and Services Romania


-Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council, IT Director at Hidroelectrica


-Cătălina Dodu, Country Manager Atos IT Solutions and Services Romania

-Dan Gavojdea, Security Regional Sales Cisco Systems

-Liviu Arsene, Senior E-Threat Analyst, Bitdefender

-Răzvan C. Grigorescu, Ph.D Information Security Manager/CISO CEC BANK SA

-Oana Terteleac, Windows Business Group Lead, Microsoft


1330 - 1430




Digital Transformation for Exponential Company Growth


-Bogdan Tudor, Vice President, CIO Council Romania, CEO Startech Team

PANEL: Innovation and the added value that smart digital applications bring to a commercial, environmental and social context

Every business started before the Internet now faces the same challenge: how to transform in order to compete in a digital economy? 

The integration of technological innovations with business practice can enable significant competitive advantage. Digital transformation is not only about updating the technology but also about upgrading the strategic thinking. 

Traditional businesses need to rethink their underlying assumptions in multiple domains of strategy (customers, competition, data, innovation, value), learn how to harness new platforms, big data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models and integrate these into the existing organization.

Mobility,cloud, Big Data, IoT and social technologies are the pillars of Digital Innovation. Faster the CIOs will understand and will adopt the newest technologies, the companies will switch from traditional business models and they will both win into the new era of Digital Economy.


-Gianrodolfo Tonielli, Managing Director for Accenture Technology Services in CEE


-Eugen Schwab-Cheşaru, Vice President - Central & Eastern Europe Operations, Pierre Audoin Consultants - A CXP Group Company

-Nikos Sampanis, Country Manager, SE Europe, Forrester 

-Daniel Gruia, CIO Council Member, CIO Transgaz S.A

-Dragoș Dincă, IT&C Director of Romanian National Post

-Cristian Cucu, CIO, Romanian Government

Digital Customer Experience – Think Like a Grower


-Dragoş Florian Stănescu, CIO Council Member, IS Business Partner SEE at Syngenta

Digital Banking. Are we about to witness the extinction of the traditional bank


-George Lazăr, Board member CIO Council, Managing Partner in Wing Leading Edge

Conclusions by Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council, IT Director at Hidroelectrica


Cocktail & fine wine tasting




REGISTRATION for CIO Council National Conference 2017

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 Georgiana Ene via e-mail: georgiana.ene@cariereonline.ro, or via telephone: 0744 519 352.


Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest
Calea Victoriei, 63-81 Sector 1, 10065, Bucharest


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