New business opportunities
and social transformations
30 – 31 March 2017
FSEGA, Babeș-Bolyai University
About Cluj Innovation Days
Organized by ClujIT Cluster
Cluj Innovation Days (CID) is an annual event organized by Cluj IT Cluster aiming at consolidating the IT sector and creating new innovation based bridges among businesses, academia and the public sector.
CID 2017, the 5th Edition
CID 2017 is the 5th edition of the conference and is addressing the topic of Digital Economy, one of the most pressing issues of our modern society. Spreading over two days, the conference program will include presentations and workshops designed to explore current trends, new approaches and innovative solutions in Digital Economy.
More than 400 participants are expected to attend the event: representatives of the Romanian Government and of the European Commission, members from the Academia, but also businesses and business organizations from Romania and abroad interested in the topics we propose with this year’s edition of Cluj Innovation Days.
Why attend this conference
Digital economy is growing at a very fast pace, permeating many sectors of human activity, from transportation to agriculture, from medicine to creative industries. Yet, only two percent of European enterprises are currently taking full advantage of new digital opportunities.
There is a growing number of national digital agendas which underpin the conditions where digital economies are seen as drivers for innovation, inclusive growth and decentralization.
For all this to actually happen, a number of prerequisites are required among which: infrastructure to enable communication, accessibility and fair pricing, security and reliability, privacy, and last but not least education for needed skills to take advantage of the potential of new business models.
How should education evolve to meet the needs of the emerging digital economy?
What responsibility does the government have in ensuring that individuals are properly prepared for a new wave of jobs?
What measures should society consider as job automation continues to grow?
What new models of economy are more likely to take advantage of the ongoing technological progress?
All these topics and more are central to Cluj Innovation Days 2017 and will be approached by experienced international and national speakers from government, academia and business in an environment that encourages debates, sharing of ideas and experiences, partnerships and new projects
|08:00 – 09:00||Registration and welcome coffee|
|Plenary with Welcome speeches|
|Moderator: Mr Andrei KELEMEN – Executive Director, Cluj IT Cluster|
|09:00 – 09:30||Mr Stelian BRAD – President, Cluj IT Cluster|
|Mr Ioan Aurel Pop – Rector, UBB Cluj-Napoca|
|Ministry of Economy (TBC)|
|Mrs Angela Cristea, European Commission – Romanian Represenation Office (TBC)|
|Mr Emil Boc – Mayor, Cluj-Napoca (TBC)|
|Mr Alin Tise – President, Cluj County Council (TBC)|
|09:30 – 10:00||European Commission, DG Connect – Key Note Speech|
|10:00 – 10:30||Platinum partner – Key note speech (TBC)|
|10:30 – 10:45||Gold partner – Key note speech (TBC)|
|10:45 – 11:00||Gold partner – Key note speech (TBC)||Training workshops|
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break & Networking||11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break & Networking|
|11:30 – 12:00||Presentation cybersecurity || Mr Lauri Almann – Co-Founder of BHC Laboratory, former Secretary of the Ministry Defense (Tallin, Estonia) (TBC)||11:30 – 13:00||Technology training – blockchain, machine learning (TBC)||Technology training – Internet of Things (TBC)||Methodology training – Agile or scrum (TBC)|
|12:00 – 12:30||New business models || Mr Florin Paun – Innovation Director, ONERA (Paris, France)|
|12:30 – 13:00||Hightech based entrepreneurship || Mr Dan Kaufmann – Ben Gurion University, (Beer Sheva, Israel)|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch Break & Networking||13:00 – 14:00||Lunch Break & Networking|
|14:00 – 14:30||Presentation Digital Transformation || Mr Oliver Grun – President of Digital SME Alliance (Bruxelles, Belgium)||14:00 – 15:30||Technology training – blockchain, machine learning (TBC)||Technology training – Internet of Things (TBC)||Methodology training – Agile or scrum (TBC)|
|14:30 – 15:00||Presentation Digital Identity (TBC) (Menzer & Bachmann – Noerr, Germany) (TBC)|
|15:00 – 15:30||Presentation Data protection || Mrs Janneke Breeuwsma – Arthur’s Legal (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)|
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break & Networking||15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break & Networking|
|16:00 – 16:30||Presentation Artificial Intelligence (TBC)||16:00 – 17:30||Technology training – blockchain, machine learning (TBC)||Technology training – Internet of Things (TBC)||Methodology training – Agile or scrum (TBC)|
|16:30 – 17:00||Presentation Cloud Security (TBC)|
|17:00 – 17:30||Mr Jan Bosch – Director, Software Center at Chalmers University Technology, Sweden (TBC)|
|21:00 – 23:00||Cocktail Reception (invitation based only) – Venue: Casino, Central Park|
|09:00 – 09:30||Registration and welcome coffee|
|Exploratory workshops and innovation labs|
|Track 1 – for the techies||Track 2 – for the business minded||Track 3 – for the social minded|
|09:30 – 11:00||Proposed title: Cloud security||09:30 – 11:00||Proposed title: SMEs and e-readiness||09:30 – 11:00||Proposed title: Digital skills (TBC)|
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break & Networking||11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break & Networking||11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break & Networking|
|11:30 – 13:00||Proposed title: Cyber security||11:30 – 13:00||Proposed title: ICT standards for SMEs: e-invoicing and e-identification||11:30 – 13:00||Proposed title: AI – friend or foe?|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch Break & Networking||13:00 – 14:00||Lunch Break & Networking||13:00 – 14:00||Lunch Break & Networking|
|14:00 – 15:30||Proposed title: Bio-informatics (TBC)||14:00 – 15:30||Proposed title: Digital economy, the economy of trust||14:00 – 15:30||Proposed title: Key sectors for digitization – focus on education|
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break & Networking||15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break & Networking||15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break & Networking|
|16:00 – 16:30||Proposed title: Smart city (TBC)||16:00 – 16:30||Proposed title: IoT in agriculture||16:00 – 16:30||Proposed title: Social media and digital marketing – daring beyond the thruth? (TBC)|
|18:00 – 19:30||A Cluj Innovation Days side event|
|19:30 – 22:00||Wine and chocolate bar with Friandise|
FSEGA, Babes-Bolyai University
Teodor Mihali Street number 58-60
Babes-Bolyai University is the oldest, most comprehensive and largest public institution of higher education in Romania (www.ubbcluj.ro). Its mission and policies are focused towards the further development of multiculturalism and the University’s integration into the international education and research and innovation systems across Europe.
This year, the main location of the event will be at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (www.econ.ubbcluj.ro).