Voicu Oprean is the General Manager of AROBS Transilvania Software, a company specialized in developing software solutions for GPS navigation, apps for mobile phones and a vast experience in outsourcing for the tourism, banking, transport, health and automotive industries. He founded AROBS in June 1998 in order to prove young programmers that they can build a successful career in software development in Romania, as well, without having to emigrate. The 15 years of success and development that the company has had are due to these IT specialists who works for large-scale projects, both for foreign and Romanian clients. In 2013, AROBS means a company with 5 offices in the country and abroad (Cluj, Bucharest, Iaşi, Budapest, Chişinău) where over 350 specialists work. They permanently support and develop the activity of the 3 main lines of business: • Developing customized software solutions through outsourcing for companies of various industries (tourism, automotive, health, banking), including apps for Android and iOS mobile platforms. AROBS is one of the established suppliers of software solutions for foreign countries, which has managed to create long-term partnerships with companies in Finland, Great Britain, Sweden, Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany and the USA, in its 15 years of activity. • Software solutions dedicated to the internal market used by over 2000 business clients in Romania: GPS monitoring and car fleet management apps, SFA and CRM apps for sales automation and warehouse and storeroom management, the ticket and badge sales automation solution for public transport companies, the first TMC system in Romania to provide real-time information from traffic. • GPS navigation system distribution in Romania and Eastern Europe. Smailo, the AROBS own brand, became in January 2012 the best-selling navigation system in Romania and along with the other brands in the portfolio (Mio and Becker), it made the company the largest GPS navigator distributor in the country. The success of Smailo GPS in recent years has determined the company to make the next step, namely to increase the range of products by including Android tablets under the same brand. With 7”, 8” and 9.7” screens, the Smailo Web Energy tablets are created for users who want access to Internet and useful and entertainment apps, but they have a limited budget. “In all I am doing, I am trying to promote a model of work and life based on mutual respect among people, clients and the community, respect for life and the environment. It is a personal goal of mine to create a harmonious balance between professional and family dedication, complemented by sports activities and involvement in the community. “Voicu Oprean, general manager of AROBS Transilvania Software
As founder and long-time CEO of iQuest, Cornelius has had a central role in shaping the company´s vision and direction for the first 16 years of its existence. During this period, he has built iQuest into a robust player in the software solutions and services market with a strong international client portfolio and an exceptional talent pool of 600 people. Along the way he helped establish a powerful company culture based on excellence, commitment and trust. Starting January 1, 2015, Cornelius switched to the role of Chairman of the Board, handing over the operational leadership of the company to its new CEO, Jürgen Samuel. “It is a great fulfilment for me to be able to hand over the reins to a man who combines the experience and strategic thinking needed for this role with an exceptional personal integrity. This makes me confident that the new roles Jürgen and I took on January 1 are the right ones for helping iQuest thrive and move towards new levels of professionalism and value creation”. Before founding iQuest, Cornelius worked as a management consultant for Gemini Consulting (Cap Gemini Group), his last position being Managing Director, Romania. Cornelius holds a Master of Sciences degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University in Cluj, Romania and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Director, Wolters Kluwer
Technology leader, programme director and principle software architect with over 15 years’ experience, driving software design and development for products and services (SaaS) to a whole new level of efficiency. All backed up by strong consulting, human resources, start-up and entrepreneurial experience and supported by a large network of high level professional connections and valuable domain knowledge in industries like finance, banking, iGaming, online casino, ERP, CRM, retail, travel and hospitality. I lead successful technology companies into delivering the next generation industry standard products and services by creating the vision, the corporate culture and the business strategy, built upon the market needs and the value of constant and never-ending improvement. I hold a Master in Computer Engineering (top of the class), Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance), Lean Six Sigma Champion, PRINCE2, PMI, CMMI practitioner, 15 year of relevant experience in EMEA and APAC regions and across multiple industries: finance, banking, iGaming, gambling/online casino, ERP, CRM, retail, travel and hospitality. Additionally I have a good mix of Application and Infrastructure Management, Consulting and Human Resources Management from start-ups to large 300+ technical departments. I am also a hands-on developer and a top software architect. I designed the architecture of patent pending highly complex software web automation solutions, ERP, CRM systems, mobile applications and scalable distributed web applications.
Business Development Manager, Fortech
Adrian has spent the last 13 years working in sales, management and operations positions for companies such as RCS&RDS, Siemens or Vodafone. In the last 5 years he has focused specifically on software companies like SDL and Liverail where he gained product management knowledge which he now applies as Business development manager for Fortech Romania
Chief Strategy Officer, Softvision
Sorin is Chief Strategy Officer in Softvision and was involved in the last 11 years in different activities that helped the company (+1200 professionals) increase and deliver high quality products for important clients in US and Europe. Technical but also people oriented is always eager to learn more and share his knowledge. Sorin has over 15 years of experience in IT and holds a Master of Sciences degree in Computer Science from the UBB University in Cluj and a MBA from Romanian-Canadian Program.
Executive Director, ANIS
Valerica Dragomir has been working for ANIS since 2001 and has contributed to the development of the association, first as a Project Manager and since 2005 as Executive Director of the Association. Ms. Dragomir has been involved in strategic planning for all ANIS major programs and is currently involved hands-on in several significant projects developed by the association: · “Software and IT Services in Romania” – industry report published by ANIS yearly · Tech4Export – support program for Romanian software companies looking for partners on foreign markets · ANIS Business Meetings and ANIS Business Mixer – business and networking events addressed to members and general community of the association · ANIS Gala Awards – yearly event celebrating the industry and companies’ accomplishments Ms. Dragomir represents ANIS in public events and is acting as association’s spokesperson.
Programme Director, EMBA University of Hull
Andrew has nineteen years of business experience across Europe, N. America & Asia, as a head-hunter, management consultant, interim HR Director, learning facilitator, business school lecturer (University of Hull) and is currently Programme Director for UBB Executive Education. He has a Ph.D. in property rights and environmental conflict from the University of Cardiff, Wales. Andrew has worked across the world for a wide range of multinational clients such as Coca-Cola, Holcim, AIG, PwC, GSK, Deloitte, Orange, Volksbank, ING, Vodafone and many more. The founder of Connect CEE (consulting) and Endike Associates (executive search), he has also written widely for current affairs magazines, academic journals and in 2013 published his first book.
Delivery Partner , Endava
Andrei activeaza de peste 13 ani in sectorul IT clujean, incepandu-sicarieraintr-o companie din Grupul Brinel si petrecand ultimii 7 ani in Endava, una dintre companiile de servicii IT cu cea mai rapida crestere din regiune și cu peste 2.300 de angajati full time la nivel de grup. In prezent, in rolul de Delivery Partner in cadrul Endava, el este responsabil de coordonarea livrarii serviciilor companiei catre clienti din Statele Unite, Europa de Vest si Europa Centralasi de Est. Andrei s-a alaturat echipei Endava in 2008, avand in ultimii ani o contributie semnificativa la gestionarea și cresterea companiei, atat la nivel regional, cat si international. Andrei este absolvent al Univeritatii Babes-Bolyai, are un master in Comert Exterior si unul in Management, precum si un doctorat in Economie si Afaceri Internationale, avand ca si tema de cercetare modul de monetizare la nivel international a drepturilor de proprietate intelectuala. Andrei este cadru didactic asociat al Universitatii Babes-Bolyai din 2006, autor al mai multor carti si articole referitoare la societatea informational si transferul international de tehnologie, membru al Board-ului UBB Executive Education, care propune in Transilvania un EMBA de prestigiu, impreuna cu Hull Business School.
Office Leasing Consultant, Extind Management
De profesie economist, Dan Zaharia are peste 15 ani de experiență în management, vânzări și dezvoltare imobiliară. Trainer și speaker la diverse evenimente de afaceri sau din mediul universitar: Power L@unch, BringITOn, Startup Weekend, Romanian Outsourcing Summit & Awards, FII Practic, AIESEC – Leadership on Fire, HR Summit, Business Days. Deține firma Extind, unde se ocupă de închirierea clădirilor moderne de birouri din orașele regionale de succes (ex.: Iași, Cluj-Napoca), fiind un promotor al poziționării acestor orașe ca magnet pentru industria de IT & Outsourcing din România. De asemenea, Dan este membru fondator al filialei ROGBC Moldova în cadrul Consiliului Român al Clădirilor Verzi și site manager al Școlii Informale de IT, lansată la Iași în 2015. Din 2009 este membru fondator al Donor.ro, primul motor de căutare donatori de sânge din România.
Asistent Universitar, Universitatea „Petru Maior” TîrguMureş
Comunic deci exist? Gresit! Exist doar in momentul in care mesajul meu ajunge la auditoriu si il influenteaza. sa nu ne ascundem dupa deget, comunicam pentru ca vrem sa influentam. Iar daca stim cum sa o facem, daca intelegem corect contextul si momentul, telul nostru poate fi atins. Din 2000 sunt prezent in fiecare zi la radio si tv. Am construit echipe pentru a invinge concurenta. Experienta practica o folosesc pentru a-mi invata studentii cum pot fi cu un pas in fata adversarilor. Sunt pasionat sa gasesc solutii acolo unde altii au dat gres si unde, aparent, totul este sortit esecului. Comunic, si cita vreme fac asta exist! La fel si tu! Lector univ.Dr. Univ. Petru maior, Tg Mures Director StiiTv Tg Mures