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Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity … VUCA.

The term has never been more actual and vibrant in a society that still looks for pillars to overpass the sanitary crises. The world will never be the same as we all said after a global crisis. But this time is different than “toxic securities” from the global financial crises or the Cuban missile crises or the Great Recession. This time is not about loosing money but a large humanitarian crisis that put companies and society on great dilemmas. This is a time when technologies and CIOs could have a tremendous impact on business continuity and society transformations. 

Digital transformation storm during pandemic times is engulfing the companies in an unprecedent way generating new business models, new organization structures and new way of thinking the business processes. The deep penetration of Artificial Intelligence, the unstoppable migration to Cloud, the large adoption of AnalyticsBig Data and Internet of Thinks and 5G creates a new ecosystem of business environment.

It is the time for the Chief Information Officers to regain their seats into the company Board, leading the Digital Transformation journey, becoming a proactive and strategic business partner, generating revenue and drive value. As companies invent new business models through digital transformation and bring new organizations to life, the CIOs tremendously modernize their traditional functions. The New CIO is visionary, risk taker and he inspire the C-suite and the employees, driving the company vision through technology. 

We don’t know how the future will look like and how the pandemic will transform the society but we know for sure that the technology will drive the change of the all the aspects of our life. Everything is transforming, everything is changing, everything is volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and highly complex. Everything is VUCA. There is no room for traditional business anymore. In today’s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent.

What are you waiting for?

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:

  • • Technology and Cloud the drivers for post-pandemic world
  • • Digital Business Transformation and New type of businesses
  • • Top digital trends for 2021. How the future will look like?
  • • Reshaping the Business through Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Robotics
  • • Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics
  • • Cloud and Infrastructure Strategy
  • • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to reengineer your business processes
  • • Cybersecurity challenges into the digital world. Security, Risk and compliance
  • • What is the role of the CIOs in the VUCA New world order? Are you a NEW CIO?
  • • The secret of blockchain technology
  • • The digital work force. The future of work
  • • Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World

AGENDA

Tuesday, 15th September, 14.00 -17.00, online
Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania

Day 1: TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY
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1400 - 1405

Opening speech
Moderator:
- Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus

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1405 - 1420

One to one talk on Technology trends that force innovation

- 5G, the advancement of IoT - and how they make a real difference in solving important problems and change the way we live, the way we work

Speakers:

- Emmanuel Chautard, Chief Technology Officer, Orange Romania

- Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus

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1420 - 1440

Session title: Cloud Compliance

Overview: How to reduce business expenditure and risk while simultaneously increasing quality and service performance through efficient cloud compliance

Speaker: Dr. Tobias Höllwarth, President of EuroCloud Europe

 

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1440 - 1500

Session title: CTRL +N - A new better future!

  • The perspective on the post-pandemic labour market, in a still unstable economic environment, with a digitalization process which speeds up its adoption and with a high number of jobs that will be exceeded in the near future. The labour market needs a recalibration on the real business needs, an adjustment to the dynamic of the technological evolution and massive professional reconversion initiatives in order to bring to the Romanian companies the people with digital skills that they need. In addition, the professional reconversion inside companies is a growing trend we observed and started to adress.

  Speaker: Dan Berteanu, CEO @Bittnet Training & VP of Education @Bittnet Group

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1500 - 1520

Info-Tech: “How the 2020 Tech Trends are Evolving”  

Speakers:

  David Glazer – Research Lead, CIO – Strategy and Innovation, Info-Tech Research Group

  Adib Ghubril – Research Director, CIO Practice, Info-Tech Research Group

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1520 - 1615

Panel: “How the trends and technology reshape the post COVID future”

The pandemic put a high pressure on companies and society. The CIOs response was strong and effective creating the New Digital Workplace and the New Normal. 

We don’t know how the future will look like and how the pandemic will transform the society but we know for sure that the technology will drive the change of the all the aspects of our life. Everything is transforming, everything is changing, everything is volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and highly complex. Everything is VUCA. There is no room for traditional businessanymore. In today’s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. What are you waiting for?

Speakers:

  • Horia Negulescu, President, Matricia
  • Ovidiu Seceleanu, Head of B2B IM Division, Samsung
  • Andreea Ionita, Deputy General Manager and Strategy, Markets and Digitalization Director of E.ON Romania
  • Bogdan Bandila, Chief Information, Digital and Innovation Officer for ENGIE Romania
  • Daniel Gruia, CIO Council Romania Member

Moderator: Bogdan Tudor, Vicepresident CIO Council Romania

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1615 - 1625

Virtual Expo Area tour and networking break

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1625 - 1640

Case study presentation, title: Artificial intelligence in agriculture

Why to digitalize the agriculture? The criticality of the data. Algorithms building and testing. Agile implementation in Artificial intelligence. Value added and the business impact

Speaker: Dragos Stanescu, IT&C Director, Syngenta AGRO, CIO Council Romania Member

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1640 - 1700

Session title: Digital Agenda

Why to digitalize the public sector? What is the role of the Governmental CIO Office? How can CIO Council could support the public digitalization, policies and transparency?

Speaker: Calin Rangu, CIO Council Romania co-founder  

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1700 - 1705

Conclusions

Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus

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Wednesday, 16th September, 14.00 - 17.00, online

Day 2: CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES INTO THE DIGITAL WORLD
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1400 - 1410

Opening speech

Speaker: Anton Rog, Head of the National Cyberint Center (CNC), SRI

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1410 - 1425

Session title: Cybersecurity in the new reality.

Tackling the rapid and unexpected disruption to businesses while managing the need for cyber security and resilience, in this new remote-friendly and remote-only work environment.

 Speaker: Ioan Constantin, Cyber Security Expert, Orange Romania

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1425 - 1450

Session title: How to hack a national critical infrastructure

  • The health crisis that transformed our society overnight, has brought additional challenges to companies and IT departments in the cyber vulnerability area. "Work from Anywhere" has opened new vectors for cyber attacks. Simultaneously, attacks on the critical national infrastructure intensified, the latter becoming targets not only for the players from the state actors scope, but also from other organized crime groups. A real-time demonstration of a cyber attack on a critical national infrastructure, simulating all the different penetration techniques, malitious access, data exfiltering and neutralization takes place on day 2 at the CIO COUNCIL ROMANIA VIRTUAL SUMMIT. John McCarthy, PhD in cybersecurity and British Computer Society Elite representative, will simulate live a cyber attack on an airport on the day of 16th September 2020.

Speaker: John McCarthy, Cybersecurity PHD, British Computer Society Elite

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1450 - 1505

Session title: Threat Intelligence - An Inside View

  • what is threat intelligence
  • benefits of threat intelligence
  • threat intelligence - a complete implementation
  • use cases - how threat intelligence helped us counter active threat

Speaker: Andrei Bozeanu, Technical Consultant, Romanian National CERT

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1505 - 1600

Panel debates with CIO Council members and industry leaders

Pandemic crises showed us how week we are against the nature. They showed us again that panic could stress our IT defense systems up to a limit unforeseen into our contingency plans. The New Normal with the Elastic Digital Workplace expanded the surface of the attacks for the cybercriminals. Now we are no longer protecting a clear perimeted of our LAN/WAN but one that is diffuse with no clear boundary. Identity management, VPN controls, social engineering and phishing became our priorities.  National critical infrastructures, power grids, medical and financial institutions failed like domino pieces in the last years in a battle with invisible aggressors. COVID is worsening the situation adding some gas on fire. What is the CIOs response?

  • Cybersecurity challenges into COVID, post pandemic world and VUCA world
  • How to protect national critical infrastructures from cyber attacks?
  • Why social engineering still functions? How can we deal with human factors in security?
  • Cybersecurity challenges into the world of AI
  • Cybersecurity for SCADA and industrial control systems
  • How can cyber risks best be incorporated into business continuity plans?
  • Are the CIOs ready for the next cyber attack?
  • Is the “Cybersecurity as a Service” the best options for companies and CIOs?

Speakers:

  • Dan Cîmpean, General Director, CERT-RO
  • Costin Raiu, Director Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab, Romania
  • George Lazar, Head of Application, First Bank, CIO Council Romania Board Member
  • Cristian Cucu, CIO Nuclearelectrica
  • Sergiu Zaharia, Chief Security Officer, Huawei 

Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus

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1600 - 1610

Virtual Expo Area tour and networking break

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1610 - 1700

Keynote speech: The Internet Fundamentals: Gazing Long Enough Into an Abyss

  • During 2020, the Internet faced significant threats not only from criminals and nation-states but also from legitimate businesses looking to consolidate their online power. The pandemic, with its severe impact on the global economy, now has accelerated both lines of threats. In this presentation, Internet Pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie will examine what’s at stake for today’s unsuspecting users and outline the steps CISOs can take to prepare and better protect their organizations.  

Speaker: Dr. Paul Vixie, Chairman, CEO and cofounder, Farsight Security, Inc.                         

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1700 - 1705

Conclusions

Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus

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Thursday, 17th September, 14.00 - 17.00, online

Day 3: DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
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1400 - 1405

Opening speech                        

Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus

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1405 - 1425

Session title: Keeping up with changing customer expectations in the new normal

Customers are changing their habits as a result of Covid 19, relying on digital services. How can we effectively respond to changing expectations and accelerate the provision of digital services?                                              

Speaker: Anton Fortunatov, Associate Partner, McKinsey Digital, Prague

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1425 - 1445

Session title:  AI data is unlimited - Driving school for cars

Overview: Exponential growth of data in AI development and bring challenges that we didn’t know existed couple of years ago. Using available technology of today to develop technology of tomorrow.

Speaker: Dubravko Hlede, IT Manager, Rimac automobili

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1445 - 1500

One to one talk: Technology in times of change            

Speakers:                       

  • Anja Monrad, Senior Vice President & General Manager at Dell Technologies, CEE
  • Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus
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1500 - 1530

Panel: EuroCIO Board Members debate on CIO's Mission in post-pandemic word

  • Global CIOs from the #EuroCIO association will debate “The role of the CIO into the new normal, in a world full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity”.
  • How the Elastic Digital workplace will look like? Why you should ensure the IT resilience? What are the business expectation from IT into the new normal? How to review IT initiatives portfolio and adjust project priorities according to the business expectations in a VUCA world?  

  Speakers:

  • Luciano Guglielmi, Group CIO, Mondadori
  • Sandeep Sen, CIO, Linde
  • Emmanuel Gaudin, CIO Lagardere

  Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania

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1530 - 1540

Virtual Expo Area tour and networking break

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1540 - 1655

Panel debates with CIO Council members and industry leaders                                                             

 Speakers:

  • Dan Berteanu, CEO @Bittnet Training & VP of Education @Bittnet Group
  • Cristian Herghelegiu, CEO @Dendrio & VP of Technology @Bittnet Group
  • Roxana Ionescu Partner, Head of Data Protection practice, NNDKP
  • Razvan Sighinas, CIO, ING Bank Romania
  • Valentin Stanescu, Country General Manager, Dell Technologies
  • Alina Popa, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board, OMV Petrom  

  Moderator: Marcel Chiriac, CIO Council Romania member         

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1655 - 1700

Conclusions

Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Urgent Cargus

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Some sessions will be held in English


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REGISTRATION for CIO Council National Conference 2020

Participation fees:
    CIO Council Romania members - Complimentary
    End Users (IT professionals, IT managers, CIO, COO, CTO) - by invitation
    IT Vendors and Consultants -150 euro (+ VAT)
    For groups of 3 persons, or more, 15% discount will apply

Participating to this event you have the unique opportunity to become a CIO Council Romania member, if you will comply with membership requirements.
For further questions and registration we kindly invite you to contact Andra Zikov via e-mail: evenimente@cariereonline.ro, or via telephone: 0729.141.379.



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