Thursday, May 24th, 2018


8:00am – 9:00am

USAMV Cluj-Napoca, ICHAT Building, 2nd floor

Registration and welcome coffee


9:00am – 9:30am

Opening remarks and welcome speeches (English and Romanian – translation available)

Moderator: Andrei Kelemen

  • Stelian Brad, President, Cluj IT Cluster
  • Cornel Catoi, Rector USAMV
  • Nicolae Burnete, Ministry of Research (Romanian Government)
  • Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca (TBC)
  • H.E. Stella Ronner-Grubačić, Ambassador of the Netherlands

9:33am – 9:45am

Mihail Cazacu

Cabinet Director, State Secretariat for Information Technology (CIO)
(General Secretariate of the Romanian Government)


9:45am – 10:00am

Carmen Neagu

CEO Energobit (Gold Partner)

Otilia Molnar

Telekom (Gold Partner)


10:00am – 10:20am

Eleonora Zoboli

European Commission Watify Campaign (TBC)


10:20am – 10:40am

Julian Lampietti

World Bank (Smart Agriculture)


10:40am – 11:00am

Florin Jianu



11:00am – 11:30am

Coffee Break & Networking


11:30am – 11:50am

Heiko Vainsalu

X-Road and e-estonia


11:50am – 12:10pm

Michaela Fuhrer



12:10pm – 1:30pm

Library Room, 1st Floor

Press Conference

Stelian Brad, Andrei Kelemen, Florin Jianu, Augustin Fenesan, Gratian Mihailescu



1:30pm – 3:00pm

Green Hub, Ground Floor

Future Cities & Mobility

Moderators: Colin Whitfield and Alex Glod


  • Vitor Pereira, Building smarter cities: is it really possible?
  • Saskia Beer, Collaborative urban development beyond citizen participation
  • Cornelia Dinca (Sustainable Amsterdam), Is your city for people or cars?
  • CBRE (TBC)

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Coffee Break & Networking


3:30pm – 5:00pm

Sustainability & Education

Moderators: Colin Whitfield and Alex Glod


  • Oana Giurgiu (TIFF), Happy & Sustainable Cities through Culture
  • Daniel Homorodean, The new administration, efficiency through the digital revolution
  • Andreea Calev (RoRec), Green citizens for Smart cities
  • Radu Ticiu (CoderDojo), Kids fueling a hungry industry



8:30pm – 11:30pm

CHIOS Social Lounge

Cocktail Reception

(invitation based only)



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