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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.


400+ Participants

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

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.


National Agendas

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.


Prerequisites

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.



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    How should education evolve to meet the needs of the emerging digital economy?

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    What responsibility does the government have in ensuring that individuals are properly prepared for a new wave of jobs?

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    What measures should society consider as job automation continues to grow?

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    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

Speakers


Adrian Aron
Cyber Security Specialist

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Andrei Kelemen
Executive Director, Cluj IT Cluster

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Andrei Kovacs
CTO, Life is Hard

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Ben van ‘t Ende
Community Strategist. Age of Peers

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Bogdan Doinea
IoT Product Manager, CISCO

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Ciprian Oprișa
Lecturer / Team Leader, Antimalware Lab

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Cosmin Porumb
Co-founder, HyperMedia

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Cristian Serban
OWASP Cluj Chapter Leader

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Cristiana Fernbach
Avocat and Senior Associate, Menzer & Bachmann – Noerr

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Dan Kaufmann
Lecturer for innovation management, Head of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Dana Demetrian
Executive Vice-President Retail & Private Banking

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Daniel David
Professor of clinical cognitive science and vice-rector for research and competitiveness-excellence

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David Wallom
Associate Professor and Associate Director – Innovation, Oxford e-Research Centre

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Dorin Brindescu
Managing partner, E-nformation

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Erik Barna
CEO and Founder, Life Is Hard

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Esteban Pelayo
Director (CEO), European Association of Development Agencies

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Fabio Massimo
President, CNA ICT

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Florin Paun
Deputy Director Industrial Innovation, ONERA

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Gelu Vac
Software Engineering Manager and Brand Ambassador

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George Ioannidis
Director, IN2

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Helen Köpman
Deputy Head of Unit, Innovation, European Commission

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Ioan Baciu
European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement

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Ioana Neagoe
Head of Research Center

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Irena Riviere
Policy Officer in charge of e-Invoicing and IT procurement

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Janneke Breeuwsma
Attorney at Law, Arthur’s Legal B.V.

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Joaquim Schultze
Prof. Dr.; Director of the Dept. of Genomics and Immunoregulation

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László Gulyás
Innovation Lead in Central and Eastern Europe, EIT Digital / ARISE Europe

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Leo Joosten
Professor of Mechanisms of Inflammatory Diseases

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Luigi Malagò
Project Director, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology

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Magnoliu Stan
Executive Manager / Senior Consultant, Smart HR

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Marcel Heroiu
Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank

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Marius Leonard Motofei-Radu
Head of CEE B2B Products, UPC

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Mihai G. Netea
Professor of Experimental Medicine

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Miklos Farkas
Senior Consultant, Printec Group of Companies

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Mircea Vadan
Founder & Coordinator, Cluj Startups

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Niccolò Zazzeri
Communication & Web Marketing Specialist

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Oliver Grün
President of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance

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Paulina Mitrea
PhD, Associate Professor, Technical University Cluj-Napoca

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Peter Bräutigam
Partner, Noerr LLP

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Radu Stefan
Technical Evangelism Manager, Microsoft

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Razvan Florian
President, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology

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Razvan Pascanu
Senior Research Scientist, DeepMind

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Rory MacDonald
Co-Founder, Age of Peers

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Roxana Vidican
Professor, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, UASMV Cluj-Napoca

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Sergiu Penciu
Partnership Development Manager

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Stefan Harsan Farr
Member of the Board of Cluj-Napoca Chapter, OWASP

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Stelian Brad
President, Cluj IT Cluster

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Tudor Damian
Executive Manager, Avaelgo

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Varujan Pambuccian

Viky Manaila
Trans Sped, Managing Director

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Agenda


17:00 – 20:00 Digital SME Alliance, Board of Directors Meeting
Venue: Hotel Univers T (TBC)
(followed by dinner, details to be confirmed)
 

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee (foyer, first floor)
09:00 – 10:00 Plenary with Welcome speeches (Aula, first floor) – Moderator: Mr. Andrei KELEMEN, Executive Director, Cluj IT Cluster
Mr. Stelian BRAD – President, Cluj IT Cluster
Mrs. Mihaela Lutas, Vice-Rector Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Mr. Emil Boc – Mayor, Cluj-Napoca
Mr. Istvan Vakar, Vicepresident, Cluj County Council
Mrs. Carmen Marcus, European Commission – Romanian Representation Office
Mrs. Helen Köpman, Deputy Head of Unit of “Startups and Innovation”, European Commission
10:00 – 10:30 Ms. Dana Demetrian, Executive Vice-President Retail & Private Banking, Banca Comerciala Romana
10:30 – 11:00 Mr. Radu Stefan, Technical Evangelism Manager, Microsoft – Key note speech on Digital Transformation
Innovation workshops
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break & Networking (foyer, first floor) 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break & Networking (foyer, first floor)
11:30 – 12:00 The age of Digitization || Mr. Bogdan Doinea CISCO 11:30 – 13:00 Watify campaign: spread the word about digital transformation and SMEs’ opportunities with Esteban Pelayo (Room 118, first floor)
12:00 – 12:30 New business models || Mr. Florin Paun, Innovation Director, ONERA (Paris, France)
12:30 – 13:00 Presentation Digital Transformation || Mr. Oliver Grün, President of European Digital SME Alliance (Bruxelles, Belgium)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break & Networking (foyer, first floor) 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break & Networking (foyer, first floor)
14:00 – 14:30 Presentation Artificial Intelligence || Mr. Razvan Pascanu, Deep Mind (London, UK) 14:00 – 15:30 Rise of the Communities with Ben van’t Ende (Age of Peers) (Room 118, first floor) – requires separate prior registration
14:30 – 15:00 Trust and cloud computing, removing the need to trust your cloud provider || Mr. David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre, Oxford University (Oxford, UK)
15:00 – 15:30 Presentation Bio-informatics || Mr. Joachim Schultze, Head of Life and Medical Institute, University of Bonn (Bonn, Germany)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Networking (foyer, first floor) 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Networking (foyer, first floor)
16:00 – 16:30 Hightech based entrepreneurship || Mr. Dan Kaufmann, Ben-Gurion University (Be’er Sheva, Israel) 16:00 – 17:30 Digital Economy with Varujan Pambuccian (Room 118, first floor) – requires separate prior registration
Workshop language: Romanian (translation will not be provided)
16:30 – 17:00 Personal Data Protection and Security is a solution, not a problem || Mrs.  Janneke Breeuwsma, Arthur’s Legal (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
20:00 – 23:00 Cocktail Reception (invitation based only)
09:00 – 09:30 Registration and welcome coffee
Exploratory workshops
Track 1 – for the techies
BLUE Library room, ground floor
Track 2 – for the business minded
GREEN Library room, ground floor
Track 3 – for the social minded
ORANGE Library room, ground floor
09:30 – 11:00 Title: What Can be the impact of new European scale regulation on Cloud Computing Security? Moderator: David Wallom (Oxford University). Panelists: Radu Stefan (Microsoft), Gelu Vac (Crossover), Tudor Damian (Avaelgo) 09:30 – 11:00 Title: SMEs and e-readiness. Moderator:  Andrei Kelemen (Cluj IT). Panelists: Florin Paun (ONERA France), Dan Kaufmann (Ben-Gurion University), Ioan Baciu (European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement) 09:30 – 11:00 Title: Social media and digital marketing – daring beyond the truth? Moderator: Ovidiu Matan (TSM). Panelists: George Ioannidis (IN2), Laszlo Gulyas (EIT Digital), Mircea Vadan (Cluj StartUps), Adrian Costina (FSPAC)
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 Cyber security. Moderator: Ciprian Oprisa (UTCN). Panelists: Adrian Aron (CISCO), Stefan Harsan Farr (OWASP), Cristian Serban (OWASP), Niccolo Zazzeri (WISER) 11:30 – 13:00 Title: ICT standards for SMEs: e-invoicing and e-identification. Moderator: Sebastiano Toffaletti (Digital SME Alliance). Panelists: Andrea Caccia (eIDAS), Erik Barna (Life is Hard), Vicky Manaila (Trans Sped), Irena Rivière (European Commission), Fabio Massimo (CNA ICT Association) 11:30 – 13:00 Title: The AI is coming. Moderator: Razvan Florian (RIST). Panelists: Luigi Malago (RIST), Daniel David (UBB), Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (UBB), Marcel Heroiu (World Bank), George Ciobanu (Zimilar)
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 Bio-informatics. Moderator: Ioana Neagoe (UMF Cluj-Napoca). Panelists: Joachim Schultze (University of Bonn), Leo Joosten (Radboud University of Nijmegen), Mihai Netea (Radboud University of Nijmegen) 14:00 – 15:30 Title: Digitalization, Blockchain and the Law. Moderator: Mircea Vadan (Cluj Startups). Content Partner: Noerr Group. Panelists: Peter Brautigam (Noerr), Cristiana Fernbach (Noerr), Istvan Miklos (Bitconcept), Vlad Nistor (Coinflux) 14:00 – 15:30 Title: Smart Cities and Communities. Moderator: Paulina Mitrea (Cluj IT). Panelists: David Walom (Oxford University), Miklos Farkas (Printec Group), Daniel Homorodean (Arxia), Ovidiu Pintea (Optima), Cristian Ureche (ParkingPlus), Andrei Kovacs (Life is Hard)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Networking 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Networking 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Networking
16:00 – 17:30 Title: IoT in Agriculture. Moderator: Stelian Brad (Cluj IT). Panelists: Rory MacDonald (Age of Peers), Roxana Vidican (USAMV), Bogdan Doinea (CISCO) 16:00 – 17:30 Title: Digital Economy, the economy of trust. Moderator: Dacian Dragos (UBB). Panelists: Janneke Breeuwsma (Arthur’s Legal), Cristiana Fernbach (Noerr Group), Daniel Homorodean (Arxia) 16:00 – 17:30 Title: Key sectors for digitization – focus on education. Moderator:  Magnoliu Stan (Smart HR). Panelists: Cosmin Porumb (Hypermedia), Dorin Brindescu (e-nformation), Laszlo Gulyas (EIT Digital), Sergiu Penciu (BCR)
18:00 – 20:00 Wine and chocolate bar (foyer, first floor)

The final agenda may differ from the one stated above.

Location


FSEGA, Babes-Bolyai University

home82Teodor Mihali Street number 58-60
Cluj-Napoca 400591

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).

Accommodation

Important announcement for hotel reservations


Hotel reservations

We recommend booking your hotel rooms at our two partners: Hotel Athos and Hotel Univers T.

Special rates

In order to receive the special rates for hotel rooms, please mention the code “Innovation Days” during the reservation process (by email or telephone).

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