TOWARDS THE DIGITAL AGE IN
MEDICINE AND GOVERNMENT

 
 

Digital Medicine

 
 

Digital Governance

 
 
31 March – 1 April 2016

University of Medicine and
Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
 
 

An event of

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About Cluj Innovation Days


Cluj Innovation Days (CID) is 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 2016 is the 4th edition of the conference and is addressing two main topics, medicine and governance, both among the most pressing issues of our modern society, while also looking at how these are more and more intervened with digital technology. Spreading over two days the conference program will include presentations and workshops designed to explore current trends, new approaches and innovative solutions in Digital Medicine and Digital Governance.

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 Governance

In this age of rapid technology advancement the act of governing has become more transparent and performant. However adoption of technology, although desired, is lagging, especially in countries where administration is still very much centralized. During the two days of Cluj Innovation Days 2016 we will be showcasing solutions that can significantly contribute to improving the way in which governance caters to the challenges of our modern society.

Digital Medicine

Digital medicine has emerged in the last years as one of the fastest growing interdisciplinary sectors, right at the intersection of technology and medicine, creating both opportunities, but also moral questions. Our conference explores the multifaceted character of Digital Medicine by bringing together policy makers, practitioners and users to contribute to a better understanding of how digital medicine is already or is going to affect our lives.

Speakers

Adrian Dumitrescu
Adrian Dumitrescu
Senior Technical Manager, Q-East Software, Dell Software Partner
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Adrian Dumitrescu
Senior Technical Manager, Q-East Software, Dell Software Partner
Adrian is an enthusiastic pursuer of innovations in the information technology field and passionate about finding the right solutions to facilitate and integrate business intelligence and perf ormance monitoring tools in the highly competitive knowledge economy of today.

Topic at CID:

Empowering Information as the First Enterprise Asset – The presentation will focus on the latest tools of ensuring the best use of data, systems and applications within organizations, in order to achieve increased data quality and governance excellence, as well as bringing true measurable value to the table.

Alexandru Tulai
Executive Director, Cluj Innovation City Foundation
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Alexandru Tulai
Executive Director, Cluj Innovation City Foundation
Alexandru Tulai has over 30 years of experience in the IT business and over 15 years in research and academia. He coordinated multiple projects and he has lead implementations of integrated software solutions for the support and development of companies from different business sectors as well as governmental level projects. During the last years, Alexandru had an important role as a business developer and business coacher, leading teams of consultants in important international (Belgian, German, Swiss etc.) software companies and leading implementation projects in Romania and abroad, in public and private sectors. Alexandru is certified as a Change Management Practitioner from APMG International, London and currently is the CEO of an organizational and leadership development company. Since 2012, Alexandru Tulai was elected the President of the Cluj IT Cluster leading the strategic development of the organization and acting as a business development manager in several projects run by the Cluster. Since July 2015, he is the Executive Director of Cluj Innovation City Foundation and member of Cluj IT Cluster’s Board of Directors. He is also an active supporter and promoter of technology transfer and innovation, creating during the last years important bridges between the academia and the business.
Alina Magdas
Head of Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography and Ion Physics Dep., INCDTIM Cluj-Napoca
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Alina Magdas
Head of Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography and Ion Physics Dep., INCDTIM Cluj-Napoca
Dana Alina Magdas, PhD, is the Head of Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography and Ion Physics Department from National Institute for R&D of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Alina’s research group activities are mainly oriented to the applications of stable isotope ratios of bio-elements in different fields like: food and beverages authenticity and control, isotopic fingerprinting of different matrix i.e. drugs, raw materials, hydrology, ecology, biology. She is also the head of RENAR accredited laboratory (according to ISO 17025:2005 standard), which is acknowledged at EU level as official laboratory for wine control, based on isotopic analysis. Beside the coordination of national and international research projects Alina Magdas is also coordinating economic contracts, in partnership with local food producers.
Andrei Baican
Head of Digital Banking, Banca Transilvania
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Andrei Baican
Head of Digital Banking, Banca Transilvania
I work for Banca Transilvania since 2001, from credit analyst, Regional Relationship Manager, Corporate Clients Director, Head of Healthcare Division, to Head of Digital Banking, my current position. I have an MBA degree in Marketing (City College – The University of Sheffield).

Topic at CID:

Digital Banking for doctors. I have in plan to talk about how modern technology could helps doctors in getting better access to bank services and financial consultancy.

Andrei Kelemen
Executive Director, Cluj IT Cluster
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Andrei Kelemen
Executive Director, Cluj IT Cluster
Throughout his professional career Andrei has held various management positions in private and public outfits where he managed numerous projects worth tens of millions of Euros. In particular, he acted as management consultant for Babes-Bolyai University, the largest public university in the country. Prior to that he has lead the Information Compartment in an EU structural funds management structure of the Ministry of Labor. Since 2013 he is the Executive Director of Cluj IT Cluster where he oversees all operational aspects of an organization that represents the interests of one of the most prominent industries in Cluj. Andrei is also contributing to defining the strategy and objectives of the cluster initiative alongside the Board of Directors and the General Assembly. Andrei holds a bachelor in Administration and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Bogdan Doinea
Systems Engineer, CISCO
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Bogdan Doinea
Systems Engineer, CISCO
Bogdan is currently working as an IoT Systems Engineer and has been with Cisco since 2011. He is passionate about the Internet of Things and Data Analytics, leading in solutions and projects aimed to make the Internet of Things a reality. With a mixed background of Software Development, Network Engineering, Technical Management, Sales Experience and Professional Training, he is currently working to create large scale IoT Architectures by leveraging Private/Public partnerships, promising young Tech Startups and the Educational sector. He also has a strong involvement in the Tech Entrepreneur environment, having founded 2 startups and acting as the CTO for Innovation Labs – the biggest Startup Accelerator for early teams in the Romania.

Topic at CID:

Smart Cities, for a long time, were a vision of the future. We now have the technology to make Smart Cities happen. Along with the standardisation of LoRaWAN and other wireless technologies, we are able to implement Smart Lighting, Parking, Safety&Security, Traffic and other use-cases, using edge-computing, real-time analytics engines and commodity technology for connecting sensors. The key to creating a Smart City Connected Platform is to be able to virtualise data coming from multiple different, sometimes legacy, infrastructures and to store them in one single Digital Platform, where data is holistically accessed via APIs and REST interfaces. Possibly the greatest outcome is the possibility to cross-use data from different systems, thus creating decision points that were no longer possible before. We will look at use-cases, last-mile connectivity, data&analytics at the edge and how to bring it all together for producing City-wide reporting, management and insights from the Cisco City Digital Platform

Charlie McCay
Managing Consultant, Ramsey Systems Ltd
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Charlie McCay
Managing Consultant, Ramsey Systems Ltd
Charlie McCay has spent 15 years working on National and International Health information Standards. Before this he spent ten years developing and supporting applications for GPs and hospital departmental systems, and through this has a good understanding of the wider practicalities of deploying and maintaining clinical information systems. He has a good grasp of both the strategic and the pragmatic aspects of healthcare interoperability

Topic at CID:

The contribution of Information Standards to Healthcare Service Improvement
With reference to a number of national projects in the UK, the presentation will look at how information standards were used in the projects – where they were helpful, and where they were not. It will also suggest some missed opportunities where standards could have been used more effectively.

Ciprian Costea
CEO, Cloud Troopers International
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Ciprian Costea
CEO, Cloud Troopers International
Ciprian uses his time promoting learning and inspiring colleagues in the company he founded along with his UK partners.
“Non nobis solum nati sumus” (Not for ourselves alone are we born). This attitude drove him into businesses which have included helping others to achieve their goals through education and business development; he is always willing to share his expertise.

Topic at CID:

One second – life or death. Learning best practices that can save lives through an innovative e-learning platform.

Codrin Scutaru
Deputy Managing Director, McGuireWoods Romania SRL
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Codrin Scutaru
Deputy Managing Director, McGuireWoods Romania SRL
Codrin Scutaru is assisting clients from all fields with government relations and public affairs needs. In his previous capacity, Codrin was State Secretary with the Labor Ministry. His experience in public affairs consulting stand proof of his significant expertise in government relations politics, social policies and European affairs.

In a nutshell, he is passionate about social change. Throughout his professional formation and career, Cordin has sought to understand what the driving forces is that motivate our society to grow, and what are the institutional changes necessary to accelerate this process. As there are always two sides to a story, he experimented with both the public and the private sector and has so far managed to contribute to significant social changes in both capacities. His core values are family, teamwork, hard work and respect for human dignity.

Topic at CID:

Welfare in the Digital Era
Focus points:

  • Increased transparency in public administration – Open Government Partnership
  • The Government’s anti-poverty package
  • More respect for human dignity
  • Rural areas’ lack of access to technology (see medical technology and online access to administrative transparency)
Cris Doloc, Ph.D.
CEO of ALGOMEX & Founder and President of RoGeniX
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Cris Doloc, Ph.D.
CEO of ALGOMEX & Founder and President of RoGeniX
Computational Scientist by education and accomplished technology leader and entrepreneur by experience, Cris has spent more than 25 years in Enterprise software architecture, Machine Learning & High Performance Computing. Cris holds a PhD in Computational Physics and he brings a wealth of scientific and technology expertise by working in both Academia and the Industry. He has founded 3 technology startups.

Topic at CID:

“21st century Medicine – Digital-Computable-Algorithmic”. This talk will give a brief introduction to the field of Digital Medicine from a Cognitive Computing perspective, and on how this new field is poised to transform biomedical research, clinical practice and the commercial sector. Opportunities and challenges in diagnostics & therapeutic digital interventions will be presented.

Cristian Maties
Business Development Manager Data Protection Emerging Markets, Dell Software Group
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Cristian Maties
Business Development Manager Data Protection Emerging Markets, Dell Software Group
I have over 15 years of technical and commercial market experience with consistent target achievements. Since 2004 I have been focusing on the Middle East and Africa where I built up a partner network from the ground up. I also cover the whole of Eastern Europe as exclusive territories. I worked previously in Germany, Switzerland an Austria. I work directly with customers and I successfully train technical and sales personnel within the above territories. I manage(d) many projects for large governmental , army, emigration, banking, oil and gas organisations in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. I am fluent in 3 languages and have lived in several European countries.
Cristian Patachia
Development and Innovation Manager, Orange Romania SA
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Cristian Patachia
Development and Innovation Manager, Orange Romania SA
Mr. Patachia was Architecture & Services Project Manager at Orange for 8 years before holding the position of Senior Strategic Advisor – Networks for 2 years. For the past 5 years he has held the position of Development and Innovation Manager at Orange Romania. His academic achievements include an MBA in Business Economics from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Topic at CID:

Brained cities of tomorrow
(Open) technology in the scope of the citizen
Wi-fi in Cluj busses, Innovation Labs, IoT

Cristian Ureche
Founder and Managing Director, PARKING+PLUS
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Cristian Ureche
Founder and Managing Director, PARKING+PLUS
Cristian has taken up the challenge of building an innovative startup after having worked with several European ventures as software service provider or business consultant. He is confident that PARKING+PLUS will change the way people build and consume parking services in smart cities. Holding a PhD in Engineering (Medical Image Processing), Cristian is passionate about open innovation, competitive strategies, startups and entrepreneurship. He worked in software services outsourcing, pre-sales engineering, product development, business consultancy, academia and understands the public sector procedures and European structural and research funding. He is an active member of the Innovation working group of CLUJ IT cluster and was involved in the coordination team of Cluj-Napoca Brained City project.

Topic at CID:

Brained cities of tomorrow
The 21st century will be a century of cities. With so many challenges in urban areas, new business opportunities emerge. New business models for public parking spaces management. Complimentary services to strenghten synergies between public and private urban parking.

Dan Ciresan, PhD
Senior Researcher, IDSIA, Switzerland and Founder and CEO of Conndera Research
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Dan Ciresan, PhD
Senior Researcher, IDSIA, Switzerland and Founder and CEO of Conndera Research
Dan Ciresan received his PhD in Computer Science from Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania, in 2008. He is a senior researcher at Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), Switzerland. Dr. Ciresan is one of the pioneers of using graphics cards for accelerating Deep Neural Networks (DNNs). His methods have won five international competitions on topics such as classifying traffic signs (2011), recognizing handwritten Chinese characters (2011), segmenting neuronal membranes in electron microscopy images (2012), and detecting mitosis in breast cancer histology images (2012 & 2013). Dr. Ciresan’s DNNs have significantly improved the state of the art on a plethora of image classification, detection and segmentation tasks. Similar neural network architectures are now widely used both in academia and in industry.

Topic at CID:

Applications and demos of Deep Neural Networks for biomedical tasks like: segmenting neuronal membranes in electron microscopy images, detecting mitosis in breast cancer histology images, and segmenting retinal blood vessels.

Eduard Martín Lineros
Director of Knowledge Society Bureau, Barcelona City Council
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Eduard Martín Lineros
Director of Knowledge Society Bureau, Barcelona City Council
Higher engineer in informatics and Vice dean of Knowledge Society of the Official Association of IT Engineers in Catalonia. Specialist in Innovation by IESE Business School. Concerned about social sustainability and citizen quality of life. I believe in ICT as a facilitator to improve life conditions in modern cities and innovation as a vehicle to create new conditions for economic and social growth, as well as in education as the way to achieve these goals.

Topic at CID:

Barcelona, from the smart city to the sustainable and more democratic city.
During the last years Barcelona has fostered the application of technological infrastructure to improve urban services. Now it’s time to take a step forward and create, together with the people, a real city of the people through the use of this technology.

Frank Cunningham
International Policy Officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT
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Frank Cunningham
International Policy Officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Frank Cunningham is currently working in the Health and Well-being Unit DG CONNECT of the European Commission. He is responsible for the international co-operation and policy aspects of eHealth/ICT for Health research, deployment and innovation activities, most notably with the USA and the Mediterranean Neighbourhood countries. He is also leading the DG CONNECT research and policy efforts in Cyber Security of health data.

Topic at CID:

EU policies, innovation and research initiatives aimed at supporting transformation of healthcare systems in Europe including international collaboration, most notably with United States.

Florin Manaila
Senior IT Architect and Inventor, IBM
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Florin Manaila
Senior IT Architect and Inventor, IBM
Florin MANAILA works as a Senior IT Architect and Inventor in Germany for IBM Systems Hardware division across Europe.
Florin has over fourteen years of experience concentrated in information systems design, business/mission security architecture, enterprise risk management, information assurance research, and business consulting. His client experience covers EU commercial and government civil and defense agencies.

In last three years has specialized in massively Parallel Computing and Cloud Computing data protection and privacy architectures and design. With patents for Cognitive Computing and IBM Watson technology his mission is to work with clients to reinvent and transform themselves at a time when the global technology industry is undergoing tectonic shifts with the emergence of cloud computing, Internet of Things and cognitive computing.

Topic at CID:

In today’s world, it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest technological trends and distinguish true opportunities from overhyped fads. Despite tremendous advances in cognitive computing capabilities, organizations have only begun to scratch the surface of potential for this innovative technology. From improving customer engagement to enhancing research capabilities that identify new, life-saving medical treatments, the potential value of cognitive-based solutions is boundless. While realistic about the future of this technology, we believe there are multiple innovative opportunities for cognitive computing across industries.

Gheorghe Damian
The Mayor of the commune of Ciugud
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Gheorghe Damian
The Mayor of the commune of Ciugud
I am the mayor of Ciugud from 2000. During these years, we have managed to attract European funds over 16 million euros, money that we invested in the development of Ciugud, which is now one of the most progressed administrative units in the country. If the investments and facilities should have been carried out with funds from the local budget, we would have had to spend the public funds for the next 100 years.
I am also president of the county branch of the Association of Commons of Romania and the vice president of this organization nationwide.

Topic at CID:

Ciugud-community in permanent motion
About European funds, a successful story in Ciugud;
The project for the sewage construction, accomplished with European funds is the most complex project of this nature in Alba County and its’ value is of 6.526 million euros;
The project for the Development of Commons of Ciugud and Berghin Public Services, Alba County by implementing an Interactive Chart and Management System ISO 9001 Quality Management has a value of 115 000 euros- Grant from the European Union Operational Program for the Development of the Administrative Capacity.
Through this project, it has been created an interactive, graphical management process analysis and substantiation of decisions on resource management, spending and relationships with partners and citizens, a unitary and integrated management of the departments of mayors of Ciugud and Berghin, by implementing a unique vision on inventory, distribution and organization of the specific information, data archiving and interconnectedness of potential users by establishing single common references.

Karin Mex
Theme Leader for Information and Communications Technology ICT, LU Open
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Karin Mex
Theme Leader for Information and Communications Technology ICT, LU Open
Karin Johansson-Mex, Theme Leader for Information and Communications Technology ICT at LU Open, Lund University, Sweden. Previously she was the head of the Research Centre for Digital Media and ICT at Malmö University, Medea. She has also worked as Coordinating Manager for digital media at the Region of Skane in southern Sweden. In this position she initiated the regional cluster Media Evolution. Karin Johansson-Mex has many years of experience in instigating and managing larger challenge-driven research and innovation projects, from start to finish.

Topic at CID:

Building eco-systems for collaborative and challenge driven innovation for improved governance
The development of new solutions for our future most often requires new models of operating, new collaborative structures and a gift to listen to the defined and sometimes different needs. This sometimes challenges the incentives of academia and requires a new open mind-set within public sector and industry. Through some concrete examples of processes for challenge driven innovation, we will look at different models for how to manage such challenges, creating a fertile eco-system for innovation. Karin Johansson-Mex, Theme Leader for ICT the central development office of Lund University, LU Open will provide an hands-on perspective on collaborative innovation aiming to improve governance.

  • Citizen-centred Health Care – data collection for patients remote and digital measuring of vital signs
  • Positioning Technologies at Hospitals for Improved Governance
  • Mobile Services for Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings
Krzysztof Borkowski
Dr, High End Research Systems Specialist, Life Science
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Krzysztof Borkowski
Dr, High End Research Systems Specialist, Life Science
Responsible for microscopic imaging systems and systems for virtual microscopy.

A great experience in working with a advanced microscopic systems

Topic at CID:

Virtual microscopy – is that true?
Description of virtual microscopy, its application and practical use.

Laszlo Gulyás
ARISE Europe coordinator, EIT Digital
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Laszlo Gulyás
ARISE Europe coordinator, EIT Digital
László Gulyás is regional lead of EIT Digital’s ARISE Europe program in Central and Eastern Europe. His professional history for 15 years has been divided between higher education, research and ICT business practice, in about equal parts, with a mission to bring cutting edge scientific results to the market and vice versa, to let practical needs of ICT companies be known in higher education. After receiving his PhD from Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, he worked at the same institution, at Harvard University and at the Central European University. He also held management positions at various startup and SME companies. Dr. Gulyás has authored 70+ articles and participated in and co-managed 7 successful European projects (from FP6 to H2020) and 11 Hungarian R&D grants.

Topic at CID:

My talk will introduce EIT Digital and its ARISE Europe program. Special focus will be given to our pan-European startup and scale-up accelerator (EIT Digital Accelerator), as well as to our Action Lines that relate to the topics of the Cluj Innovation Days 2016.

Lorena Macnaughtan
ICEEhealth Event Director, ThinkDigital Romania
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Lorena Macnaughtan
ICEEhealth Event Director, ThinkDigital Romania
Lorena Macnaughtan, MBA, MA, is the ICEEhealth Event Director, a new track dedicated to Digital Health at ICEEfest, Bucharest, Romania – one of the biggest festivals for digital technologies in Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally, she is writing up her PhD thesis on Digital Health with the Horizon Digital Economy Institute, at the University of Nottingham. Lorena has engaged with and presented at various international events – Doctors 2.0 and You, Stanford Medicine X, Interface Summit 2015, amongst others – as well as interacted with several private and public organizations in this space. She communicated her industry views on platforms such as: Digital Catapult Centre, Doctors 2.0 & You, nuviun, Mayo Clinic Centre for Innovation, or Medtech Engine.

Topic at CID:

With the arrival of smartphones and sensing devices, we see Digital Health develop as an interstice between several fields: healthcare related and digital technologies. On one side, we have thickness of ties, skepticism, regulation, on the other side, we have ingenuity, autonomy and speed. Consequently, innovation in Digital Health is not business as usual – what do you need to know?

Manuel Costescu
State Secretary, InvestRomania
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Manuel Costescu
State Secretary, InvestRomania
Manuel Costescu is the State Secretary of InvestRomania, coordinating the organization that acts as the first point of access for foreign investors when initiating a project. His role involves connecting investors with the most relevant Romanian authorities according to their needs, facilitating the negotiations between investors and the Romanian government and developing a new foreign investment and export strategy for Romania. Before his current position, Manuel was a corporate banker within J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank, covering public sector institutions. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he was a consultant for his own London-based company, focusing on leadership consulting, team alignment, and facilitation. Before that, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey and Company, advising clients in banking, asset management, media, and logistics. He has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and an MPA – ID from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Topic at CID:

The main three pillars around the presentation are:

  • Establishing a vision: positioning Romania as an emerging technology hub
  • How to leverage Romania’s competitive advantages to achieve our vision
  • What the mission of InvestRomania is in this particular context
Marius Geanta
Co-Founder and President, Center for Innovation in Medicine
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Marius Geanta
Co-Founder and President, Center for Innovation in Medicine
Founder of the Center for Innovation in Medicine, an organisation based in Bucharest, Romania, focused on the innovation in healthcare. Pioneer in the field of personalised (precision) medicine in Romania, working as expert in personalised (precision) medicine for European Development Platform and acting as National Task Force Manager for Romania of Public Health Genomics Network, involved in high-level scientific projects like IT Future of Medicine and IT Future of Cancer.

Topic at CID:

Personalised medicine: the right treatment at the right time for the right patient.

Marius Lazar
Regional Director NW, Banca de Export Import a Romaniei EximBank
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Marius Lazar
Regional Director NW, Banca de Export Import a Romaniei EximBank
Marius Lazar has extensive experience in corporate banking, covering SMEs and large corporations from various areas of the country. Marius has spent his entire career in business development, connecting entrepreneurial initiatives with the right banking services.
He has a constant focus on fostering the real potential of Romanian private capital and its chances of reaching economic growth and the next stage of development.

Topic at CID:

– How does the banking industry support innovation in Romania so that the economic environment and business communities to reach their potential
– Useful banking instruments and services for corporate entities

Marius Marusteri
Prof. dr., Head of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Dept., UMF Targu Mures
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Marius Marusteri
Prof. dr., Head of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Dept., UMF Targu Mures
Marius Marusteri is the author of 6 books in the field of Medical Informatics, Biostatistics, Experimental Pharmacology and Research Methodology and of more than 90 scientific papers published in national and international journals or presented at various conferences. In the last years he was awarded with 9 Awards and Medals for his educational and scientific activities, including a Silver Medal at The International Exhibition of Inventions, Lublijana, Slovenia – 2010 and The Romanian National Order for Educational Merit, in the rank of Officer – 2004. His research interests include fields like Large Medical Database Management, Molecular Databases, Medical E-learning, Advanced Wearable Medical Devices, Advanced Medical VR/3D Labs, Clinical Trials Design and Analysis, Applied (Bio)Statistics, Advanced Scientometrics etc.

Topic at CID:

His speech will present the research results related to the design, development and implementation of a next generation and innovative Virtual Laboratory for Human Anatomy, based on multitouch “virtual dissections” tables and easily convertible VR 2D/3D environments, using passive 3D technologies. The case study is based on their multitouch VR 3D dissection lab, that is already functional at their Human Anatomy Departmant since 2013.

Michael Frank
Smart City Coordinator and CEO Advisor, Magyar Telekom
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Michael Frank
Smart City Coordinator and CEO Advisor, Magyar Telekom
Michael has more than 12 years of professional experience in the ICT sector. He is currently working as an advisor to the CEO of Magyar Telekom on topics of EU funding and Smart Cities and has several tasks towards the Headquarter of Deutsche Telekom, the majority owner of Magyar Telekom. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiaries in Macedonia and Montenegro. As a Head of Corporate Strategy and Portfolio Management Department at Magyar Telekom, Michael was driving some key strategic projects, the company’s transformation process and was responsible for the international subsidiaries of the Group. He started his career in 2004 as a Manager in Regulatory Affairs in Hungary, and then worked as a Strategy Management Consultant with global project assignments at Detecon from 2007. In 2010, Michael joined Deutsche Telekom’s Headquarter as a Senior Manager, first in International Public & Regulatory Affairs and later in the International Business Unit until 2013. Michael graduated as an Industrial Engineer with Business Studies from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2003 and spent one year at the Technical University of Lappeenranta participating in the International Business and Technology Management Programme with a focus on transition countries in the CEE region. In 2006, Michael gained an additional Master degree in International Relations from the Andrássy University of Budapest. Michael lives in Budapest and enjoys running as well as the rich cultural life of the city.

Topic at CID:

Smart Cities and Digital Governance – The importance of an integrated approach and a long-term strategy

Ovidiu Mățan
Founder of Today Software Magazine, manager & software developer at Gemini Solutions
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Ovidiu Mățan
Founder of Today Software Magazine, manager & software developer at Gemini Solutions
Ovidiu Mățan has started four years ago Today Software Magazine, an online and printed magazine with over 800 technical articles wrote by Romanian software developers and managers. All the content is available for free in Romanian and English on www.todaysoftmag.ro.
He is also the organiser of Cluj IT Days, www.itdays.ro, an event that brings together the Cluj local community of software developers.

During the day he is a manager and a software developer for Gemini Solutions.

Ovidiu Teodorescu
Marketing Manager, Net Brinel
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Ovidiu Teodorescu
Marketing Manager, Net Brinel
Peter Hajdu
Managing Director SEE, CISCO
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Peter Hajdu
Managing Director SEE, CISCO
Peter Hajdu is Managing Director of South Eastern Europe (SEE) region within the Central Europe Theater. Peter leads this exciting, multi-country region with a population of about 70 million in 12 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Hungary.

Peter has been with Cisco for more than 9 years, during which time he was GM for a group of countries in the Emerging Markets East, operating one of the highest headcount productivity-model globally. Prior to assuming this leadership position, Peter has served as the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Emerging Markets. In this capacity Peter succefully launched the Cisco Entreprener Institute and the 3TS-Cisco Growth Fund, a Cisco venture capital initiative that is aimed at idenitfying and seeding early stage ventures in Central and Eastern Europe. Peter was also partnering with our Cisco Globalisation Office for various R&D engagements. The geographies covered by Peter were – Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, CIS, and Middle East including Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries.

Before Cisco, Peter has worked for management consultancy, McKinsey and Company in multiple countries (France, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania etc), where he led strategy and operational projects in financial services, telecoms, consumer products, petrochemicals, automotive, airlines and retail. His experience included leading some of the largest greenfield Foreign Direct Investment projects targeted at Central Europe.

Peter holds an MBA and a Management of Technology degree from University of California, Berkeley, as well as an Executive Education degree from Harvard Business School and IMD. Peter is the alumni of Budapest University of Economics.
Peter, his wife and two kids live in Budapest.

Radu Mihail
Enterprise Development Advisor and Pacemaker, StiD Conseil
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Radu Mihail
Enterprise Development Advisor and Pacemaker, StiD Conseil
A telecom engineer (Universitatea Politehnica București) turned professional manager (EMBA from HEC Paris) and entrepreneur, Radu is a Franco-Romanian who also lived and worked in the US, Italy and the UK.

From leading a start-up in an emerging market to structuring the innovation and product launch activity in a multi billion euros group, his diverse experiences cover mainly three industries: ITC, energy and health/physical training. Three global companies, France Telecom (Orange), Motorola and CGG, helped him discover and enjoy the corporate world with its various facets.

Currently his company, StiD Conseil, accompanies European entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in their quest to grow their activities in a coherent, sustained and sustainable manner and Radu appreciates being able to contribute to the development of enterprises that bring tangible added value to their stakeholders and society.

Răzvan Atimariti
Collaboration Product Sales Specialist, CISCO
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Răzvan Atimariti
Collaboration Product Sales Specialist, CISCO
Before Cisco, Răzvan Atimariti worked as Channel Sales Manager for Tandberg, a videoconference solutions provider which Cisco has acquired in 2009. He has 20 years of experience in sales and distributions, with great expertise in communication, collaboration and Telepresence solutions.
Also he held several sales and distribution positions for METRO Cash&Carry (wholesaler) and Vodafone (telecom operator).
Răzvan has a Bachelor of Science in Economical Engineering from ”POLITEHNICA” University from Bucharest and an MBA in General Management from Kennesaw State University.
Robert Wolsey
Chief Technical Officer / Security Consultant, Xoomworks UK
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Robert Wolsey
Chief Technical Officer / Security Consultant, Xoomworks UK
CEO/CTO & Cyber Security/Corporate Intelligence consultant, commercially astute with 25+ years hand-on and board level experience. Expertise includes: Tech Start-Ups, Raising Venture Capital, Writer/Speaker, Product Designer, Technical background: Cyber Security/Forensics/ Investment Due-diligence, Data Analytics/Warehousing & BI/CRM, Software Engineering, Data Assurance, Risk Management, Sector experience includes Mobile Telecom, Financial, Defense, Marketing and Media.

Topic at CID:

Cyber Security, “The facts, the fear and the future” I will be presenting cyber security relating to ‘human vulnerabilities and how common human behavior exposes us and the businesses we work in to cyber attack.

Roxana M. Petric
Biologist, Postdoctoral Researcher, UMF Cluj
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Roxana M. Petric
Biologist, Postdoctoral Researcher, UMF Cluj
During the past years I have been working as a Biologist at the Research Center for Functional Genomics, and I have also been involved in various research projects. I hold a BS in Biology and an MS in Cell Biotransformations, as well as a PhD in Biology, with emphasis on high throughput data analysis of nucleic acids in cancer. My research interests include the development of bioinformatics methods focused on integrating and interpreting high throughput data in the context of their biological significance, with the purpose of developing minimally invasive biomarkers.

Topic at CID:

“Big data” generated by high throughput technologies can hold important information which can be interpreted and integrated, and further applied for the development of precision medicine approaches.

Ryan Barnes
Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Ryan Barnes
Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ryan C. Barnes is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of European Country Affairs. Mr. Barnes serves as desk officer for Turkey, Romania, Serbia, and Macedonia, monitoring political and economic conditions in these countries and throughout the region. In this capacity, he collaborates with U.S. companies and various other stakeholders to facilitate greater commercial linkages and eliminate market access barriers in Central and Southeastern Europe. He also served as Acting Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. Previously, Ryan held the following positions: Global Research Analyst at Risk Metrics Group, Director of European Affairs at the Eurasia Center, Trade and Industry Analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, and Research Assistant at the Center for Defense Information in Brussels, Belgium. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio University and a M.A. in International Affairs/European Studies from American University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Topic at CID:

Discussing U.S.-Romanian commercial relations and best practices, examples, and trends relating to U.S. Government efforts in e-governance and digital medicine.

Serhat Cicekoglu
Partner, Anka Capital Management, LLC
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Serhat Cicekoglu
Partner, Anka Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Cicekoglu is an expert on Innovation Management with over 20 years of industry experience serving corporations in Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor, Consumer Goods, and Industrial Products sectors, including AMD, Accenture and SAP.

Between 2006 and 2012, Serhat was with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). At AMD, he was a member of Corporate Development Team where he led several strategic projects. He was also a member of Corporate Venture Capital team where he has led several due diligence activities and also initiated an investment to a Chicago-based start-up by AMD’s Fusion Fund.

Prior to AMD, Serhat has spent more than ten years in management consulting with SAP, KPMG and Accenture, mainly focused on manufacturing, R&D, and innovation management domains.

Mr. Cicekoglu, as a Clinical Lecturer, taught multiple courses on Innovation and Technology Management domains at MBA, Executive MBA and Undergraduate Programs at Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. At Quinlan he has also led Center for Risk Management.

Topic at CID:

Path to accelerated growth: Bridge to US Markets
Innovation is no longer a US monopoly. Particularly, over the last ten years with internet’s role in disseminating all domains of knowledge globally to places that we could never imagine before, is enabling entrepreneurs from all over the globe to be more courageous and they have access to more resources. It is also now cheaper to start a new business. With that said, competing at the global level, particularly for resource strained start-ups, is very challenging. Particularly due to a lot of noise with respect to what global competition means and lack of growth funding resources that are key to accelerated growth, international start-ups have difficult time to penetrate the largest market and founding source: U.S.A. For emerging ecosystem, an emerging accelerator model that creates a bridge between the local ecosystem and US ecosystem may be a productive approach to this dilemma.

Stelian Brad
President of the Cluj IT Cluster
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Stelian Brad
President of the Cluj IT Cluster
Stelian Brad is an open spirit to bring novelty in community. He has a PhD in robotics and a PhD in economics. He is entrepreneur in the IT sector and has over 9 years of experience as CEO in software industry. Today he is the president of the Cluj IT Cluster and full professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where he leads the Research Center for Engineering and Management of Innovation. He bases his life on two fundamental principles: “cooperation is much more competitive than competition” and “willingness to do as much good is superior to ambition to be the best”.
Steve Jackson
Group COO, Xoomworks Ltd
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Steve Jackson
Group COO, Xoomworks Ltd
Steve is an entrepreneur and business strategist, and has over 15 years experience starting, building and selling companies. His businesses have spanned consulting, outsourcing, recruitment and on-line games. He is currently Co-Founder and Group COO of Xoomworks – a niche technology consulting and outsourcing business based in the UK, France, Romania and Bulgaria. He is also an active mentor and business advisor to several start up companies. Prior to setting up his first company, Steve worked as a strategy consultant and IT project manager. Steve holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is an Honorary Entrepreneurial Fellow at Durham University and a Fellow and Council member of the National Outsourcing Association.

Topic at CID:

Scaling a Business – an Entrepreneur’s View. A brief look at some of the key issues to consider when scaling a startup.

Tamas Vahl
Smarter Cities Leader, IBM CEE
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Tamas Vahl
Smarter Cities Leader, IBM CEE
After a childhood in Germany I studied economics in Budapest and have worked for over 20 years in different sales and managerial positions in multinational companies like Siemens, Berliner Bank, Hewlett-Packard, SAP and IBM. In the meantime I have been active outside my professional career in different organizations and including a four-year-term as the president of the German Chamber in Budapest. Due to my active participation in reshaping the Hungarian economy I received the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary in 2005. I have written a book about the influence of international companies in Hungary (“The Giraffe’s Neck”, Libri, 2013).

Topic at CID:

Controlled Drifting – How to manage the administrative and process-oriented elements of governing in the world of ever accelerating technologies.

Tassy Alain
CEO Virtualtel
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Tassy Alain
CEO Virtualtel
Alain Tassy, executive MBA HEC and PHD Télécom Paristech, has started his career in international big organizations as head of research laboratory, strategy and innovation manager, marketing director, purchasing director, CTO,, MD and vice president. Business Angel for innovative startups since 2000, he has founded and become CEO of several companies.

Since 2010, his consulting company is focusing more and more on healthcare domain. After his mandate as president of SATT Lutech, he launched the Think Tank, Telecom Paristech Santé. Today, he is a recognized expert in New Technologies and Digital Health.

Topic at CID:

Having shown how the digital technologies are becoming major components therapeutic processes, I present how they will open the door to P4 medicine (preventive, predictive, personalized, and participatory).

Vlad Mixich
Health Analyst, HotNews / London School of Economics and Political Science
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Vlad Mixich
Health Analyst, HotNews / London School of Economics and Political Science
Award-winning health analyst with experience gained while working as a medical doctor and health journalist. Vlad is now at the London School of Economics and Political Science, using his sabbatical for the study of health policy and behavioral science. In 2014, he was Eisenhower Fellow for Innovation, previously being the recipient of Marshall Memorial Fellowship and Rosalynn Carter Fellowship. Vlad is senior editor for HotNews.ro and Editorial Director of Medical Life.

Topic at CID:

Searching for the broken pieces

Driving a broken lorry on a winding mountain road or managing a Romanian hospital? Same thing. But you can’t repair something if you don’t know exactly what needs to be repaired. You can’t know which piece is broken if you can’t measure its performance. Measuring quality of care and patients satisfaction is today at the heart of discussions about healthcare. In Romania, we know that our health care system is broken. We have a huge need and an unique opportunity for repairing this system and you can help achieving this. But where to start? And how?

Vladimir Lazar
COO, WIN Consortium
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Vladimir Lazar
COO, WIN Consortium
Dr. Vladimir Lazar obtained his MD (1989) at The University of Timisoara (Romania), First Class and Certificate of Merit. He became a Specialist in Medical Clinical Biology and obtained his PhD in molecular biology (1997) at The University René Descartes in Paris, with the highest degree and the Prize of University. Senior executive level professional, managing result-oriented teams over 10 years. High-energy motivator and leadership with excellent creativity and problem-solving skills/ Specialties:Broad expertise in technology development; clinical biology; molecular biology; molecular pathology; genomics and biomarkers in oncology and biology driven clinical trials.Postgraduate degrees and expertise in biotechnology. Expertise in companion test development, project development and management. Excellent communication skills.

Topic at CID:

The IT infrastructure is more than a tool, it drives and integrates all key elements of Precision Medicine and becomes essential for the implementation of successful innovative clinical trials.

 
 
 

Agenda


08.15 – 09.00Registration and welcome coffee
Plenary with Welcome speeches
Moderator: Mr. Andrei KELEMEN, Executive Director, Cluj IT Cluster
09.00 – 09:15Mr. Stelian BRAD – President, Cluj IT Cluster
09.15 – 09:25Mr. Alexandru Irimie – Rector, UMF Cluj-Napoca
09.25 – 09:35Representative of the Romanian Government (TBC)
09.35 – 09:45Mr. Marius Bostan, Minister, Ministry for Communication and Information Society, Romanian Government
09.45 – 09:50Mr. Emil Boc – Mayor, Cluj-Napoca
09.50 – 10:10Mr. Peter Hajdu, Managing Director SEE, CISCO
10.10 – 10:25Mr. Peter Harrison, IBM CEE Cognitive Consultative Sales Lead
10.25 – 10:30Mr. Cristian Maties, Business Development Manager Data Protection Emerging Markets, Dell Software Group
10.30 – 10:45Mr. Andrei Baican, Head of Digital Banking, Banca Transilvania
10.45 – 11.15Coffee Break & Networking
11.15 – 12.00Mr. Frank Cunningham, Health and Well-being Unit, European Commission
12.00 – 12.30Mr. Ryan Barnes, Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of European Country Affairs
12.30 – 13.00Mr. Vlad Mixich, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
13.00 – 13.30Mr. Manuel Costescu, Department for Foreign Investments and Public-Private Partnerships, Romanian Government
13.30 – 14.30Lunch Break & Networking
Digital MedicineDigital Governance
Moderator: Ms. Alina MagdasModerator: Ovidiu Mățan
14.30 – 15.00Mr. Răzvan Atimariti, Product Sales Specialist, CISCO14.30 – 16.00Innovation in Communities – Smart Territories (workshop)
Moderator: Mr. Alexandru Tulai, Executive Director, Cluj Innovation City Foundation
Mr. Eduard Martín Lineros, Director of Innovation, Knowledge Society and ICT Architectures – Barcelona City Council
Mrs. Madlen Șerban, Director of the European Training Foundation (via conference call)
Mr. Gheorghe Damian, Mayor of Ciugud, Alba County
15.00 – 15.30Mr. Florin Manaila, Senior IT Architect and Inventor, IBM
15.30 – 16.00Mr. Chris Doloc, CEO ALGOMEX and Founder and President of RoGeniX
16.00 – 16.30Coffee Break & Networking
16.30 – 17.00Mr. Charles McCay, Managing Consultant, Ramsey Systems Ltd.16.30 – 17.00Mr. Tamas Vahl, Smarter Cities Initiative Leader in CEE, IBM
17.00 – 17.30Mr. Vladimir Lazar, Chief Operating Officer, WIN Consortium17.00 – 17.30Mr. Adrian Dumitrescu, Q-East Software, Dell Software Partner
17.30 – 18.00Mr.Krzysztof Borkowski, High End Research Systems Specialist, Olympus Poland17.30 – 18.00Mr. Rob Wolsey, Chief Technical Officer / Security Consultant at Xoomworks Ltd.
18.00 – 18.30Coffee Break & Networking
20:00 – 22.00Cocktail Reception (invitation based only)
Digital MedicineDigital Governance
Moderator: Ms. Alina MagdasModerator: Mr. Ovidiu Mățan
09.00 – 09.30Registration and welcome coffee
09.30 – 10.00Mr. Alain Tassy, CEO Virtualtel09.30 – 10.00Mr. Bogdan Doinea, IoT Systems Engineer, CISCO
10.00 – 10.30Mr. Marius Marusteri, prof. dr. at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targu Mures, Head of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Dept.10.00 – 10.30Mr. Cristian Patachia, Development & Innovation Manager, Orange Romania – (Open) technology in the scope of the citizen
10.30 – 11.00Mr. Dan Ciresan, Senior Researcher, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence10.30 – 11.00Mrs. Karin Johansson-Mex, Theme Leader for Information and Communications Technology ICT at LU Open, Lund University
11.00 – 11.30Mr. Ciprian Costea, Cloudtroopers11.00 – 11.30Radu Mihail, Enterprise Development Advisor and Pacemaker, StiD Conseil
11.30 – 12.00Coffee Break & Networking
12.00 – 12.30Mrs. Lorena Macnaughtan, Director, ICEEhealth12.00 – 12.30Mr. Laszlo Gulyas, Arise Europe Lead in Central and Eastern Europe, EIT DIGITAL
12.30 – 13.00Mr. Marius Geanta, Co-Founder and President, Center for Innovation in Medicine12.30 – 13.00Mr. Cristian Ureche, Founder ParkingPlus
13.00 – 13.30Mrs. Roxana Petric, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca13.00 – 13.30Mr. Ovidiu Teodorescu, Marketing and Presales Manager, NetBrinel
13.30 – 14.30Lunch Break & Networking
17.30 – 19.30Connecting the Dots (a CID2016 side event)
Event moderated by Mr. Stelian Brad, President Cluj IT Cluster
Mr. Steve Jackson, Entrepreneur (UK)
Mr. Serhat Cicekoglu, Sente Advisory (USA)
Mr. Codrin T. Scutaru, McGuireWoods (Romania)
19:30 – 21.30Networking Dinner (for Connecting the Dots participants only)

Location: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu
Cluj-Napoca

home82 23 Marinescu Street, 400012, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj

The oldest medical education institution in Transylvania, a continuation of the Faculty of Medicine which was founded in 1919, as a part of the Superior Dacia University. The university has over 6,000 national and international students, 2,400 resident physicians, as well as over 1,100 teachers and researchers. It was named in honor of scientist Iuliu Hațieganu. The university is classified as an “advanced research and education university” by the Ministry of Education.

Accomodation: Golden Tulip Ana Dome

For the duration of Cluj Innovation Days we invite you to stay at Golden Tulip Ana Dome. The hotel is offering us special prices:

  • 60 euro/night – single
  • 70 euro/night – double

Use the following codes when booking to receive this special price:

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