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  • 10. 10. 2018 Willbrook Platinum Business & Convention Center

Connect Romania 2018

In the digital era, the network is becoming the center of your business. Join us and learn how to
UNLOCK YOUR NETWORK’S FULL POTENTIAL.

Keynote Speakers
Horatiu Malaele

Horatiu Malaele / Actor and Film Director

Horatiu Malaele is a Romanian actor and film director born on August 1st 1952 in Targu-Jiu. He graduated the Theater and Cinematography Art Institute in the year 1975. Horatiu Malaele became renowned for his theater plays, which he directed, but also for his characters in Romanian comedy movies. Through his career, he won several awards for his parts in movies like "Tinerete fara batranete", "Sluga la doi stapani", "Muntele", "Eulenspiegel" etc. Beside his movies and theater plays, Horatiu Malaele took up writing with his auto-biography book "Horatiu despre Malaele" and later, in 2012, publishing the novel "Rataciri" (Wanders).
Dorin Pena

Dorin Pena / General Manager Cisco Romania

He started his career in 2005, as Instructor within CATC Romania. During the same period he worked with Bucharest Polytechnic University, as University Assistant. Between 2006 and 2007 he occupied the Network Specialist position within Ness Technologies, where he was responsible for supporting the sales team in promoting and selling the Cisco products and solutions. In 2007 and 2008 he graduated a Cisco Sales Associate Program in Amsterdam and continued within the team as Networking Consultant Engineer. Between 2009 and 2010 he worked for Romtelecom and then returned to Cisco as Account Manager. Before being promoted as Cisco Romania General Manager, Dorin Pena was covering the Strategic Account Manager position within the Service Providers division. Dorin Pena holds a diploma in Management at IEDC Bled School of Management (Slovenia).
Bruno Klauser

Bruno Klauser / Consulting Engineer for Network Programming, Automation and Analytics Cisco

Bruno Klauser works at Cisco as a Consulting Engineer for Network Programming, Automation and Analytics in the EMEAR Enterprise Networking Digital Acceleration Team, based out of Zurich, Switzerland. Within this field he's focusing on the adoption of network programmability, software-defined, analytics and autonomic concepts and network-embedded automation. Prior to joining Cisco in 2000, Bruno has worked as Software Engineer, Software Architect and Project Manager in service provider network management projects and network management software development teams. He holds a diploma in Software Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Brugg/Windisch, Switzerland as well as a Master of Advanced Studies diploma in Human Computer Interaction Design from University of Basel, Switzerland.
Ovidiu Ghiman

Ovidiu Ghiman / Chief Commercial Officer Business Segment Telekom Romania

Ovidiu Ghiman began working in telecommunications in 1998, and starting 2009 joined former Romtelecom, currently Telekom Romania. Up to now he held various executive positions such as Strategy and Business Development Executive Director, Chief Officer for Strategy and Commercial Residential Segment. Since 2013, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer – Business segment. Ovidiu Ghiman is an enthusiast of new technologies such as IoT and M2M and is strongly focused on enhancing the leading position of Telekom as turn-key IT&C solutions provider for companies of all sizes.
Dragos Stroescu

Dragos Stroescu / Executive Director Datanet Systems

Dragos Stroescu is one of the founders of Datanet Systems, where he currently holds the position of Executive Director. Previously, he held several leading positions within the company, including Technical Director and Sales Director. Dragos is a graduate of the Politehnica University in Bucharest, where he attended university and postgraduate courses, specializing in Telecommunications. Dragos Stroescu has also been a Cisco Certified Engineer for more than 11 years, with the title of "CCIE Emeritus," the highest level of Cisco "Routing and Switching" technology certification.
Cristian Ruta

Cristian Ruta / Deputy Technical Director Datanet Systems

Cristian Ruta has been with Datanet Systems since 2014 and is now Deputy Technical Director. He built his experience in Cisco world by working with the major service provides in Romania – understanding challenges and implement strategies for moving the operations to the next level of efficiency. He is holding Bachelor and Master degrees in Software Engineering and his view is oriented towards Big Data and AI operations at the crossroad of networking and programming.
Andrei Pitis

Andrei Pitis / VP Engineering & Head of Bucharest office Fitbit

With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry in Romania and United States, Andrei Pitiș is VP of Engineering and Head of the Fitbit Bucharest . Andrei graduated from Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Computer Science and passionately started working in the software industry early on from his first year of study. As an entrepreneur, Andrei founded his first business in his early 20s by launching a software outsourcing company for US based IT enterprises, while also being actively involved in the dot-com phenomenon. In the same time, he also founded a Silicon Valley based start-up together with two other partners. In 2005, he started working for IXIA, a leading provider of performance test systems for IP-based infrastructure and services operating in over 30 countries worldwide. Within IXIA, he held the position of Romania Country Manager until 2010. In 2013, Andrei founded Vector Watch with the objective of delivering a disruptive product to the global (smart)watches market. The company was acquired by Fitbit in 2017. He is also a strategic investor, one of his latest exists being the exit from Clever Taxi. Andrei is also actively involved in the support and development of mentorship & financing programs from young tech teams, such as Innovation Labs.

AGENDA (work in progress)

08:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Keynote Session
Mahogany Court
09:00
Opening Act
Horatiu Malaele | Actor and Film Director
09:15
Cisco Keynote
Dorin Pena | General Manager Cisco Romania
09:40
Cisco Keynote
Bruno Klauser | Consulting Engineer for Network Programming, Automation and Analytics Cisco
Platforms for your Digital Business - Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA)
10:00
Experience Keynote
Ovidiu Ghiman | Chief Commercial Officer Business Segment Telekom Romania
10:20
Technology Keynote
Dragos Stroescu | Executive Director Datanet Systems
Cristian Ruta | Deputy Technical Director Datanet Systems
Programmability? Benefits, integration, changes in operational processes
10:40
Guest Keynote
Andrei Pitis | VP Engineering & Head of Bucharest office Fitbit
11:00
Coffee Break
Breakout Sessions
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch
Mahogany Court
14:15 - 15:00
Coffee break

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Location

Willbrook Platinum Business & Convention Center is the premium business destination in Bucharest, where excellence, luxury and state-of-the-art technologies blend harmoniously with the principles of ecological architecture.

FULL ADDRESS:

Șoseaua București-Ploiești 172-176, București 013686

HOW TO GET THERE?
By Our Shuttle Services

We offer you free shuttle services departing from Baneasa Shopping Centre Parking Area (Bricostore parking lot). Schedule is as follows:

– From 08:00AM to 10:00AM, shuttles will run at a frequency of 10 minutes;

– After 10:00AM, shuttles will run from 30 minutes to 30 minutes.

By Car

Limited parking spaces availability. We recommend parking at Baneasa Shopping Centre Parking and use our shuttle services.

By Bus

Line 783 (Stop at Pasaj CFR Otopeni).