Rising cities. Smart future
Rising cities. Smart future
November 27 | MATER Library
About

With Rising Cities. Smart Future, Business Review wishes to support and highlight the evolution of the urban space, with everything encompassed by it: from technology, transportation, digital transformation, communities, architecture, to sustainability, passionate leadership and culture.

Rising Cities. Smart Future proposes greener, smarter and more connected future cities through panel discussions, debates and predictions about public–private collaborations, innovative and inspiring projects and ways of integrating new technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (The internet of things) in the everyday life.

Reasons to attend
EXCLUSIVELY CURATED CONTENT
Find out how to accelerate the adoption of smart technology solutions, aid in problem solving, and amplify city resources for the change for the better of cities, communities, and their citizens
RELEVANT NETWORKING
Connect with a thoughtful community of decision-makers that empower smart cities at all stages of growth and benefit from new ideas & inspiration
INSIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE
Discover, evaluate and compare the latest technologies, services and partnerships, while keeping up with what the industry is all about
SPEAKERS

*first speakers confirmed. Stay tuned for further updates!

Adrian Racasan
CEO | Netcity

Adrian Racasan joined Netcity in 2012 and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Netcity since 2016, after previously holding the positions of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Adrian Racasan has over 15 years of experience in the IT&C industry, including over 10 years in management positions within well-known industry players such as UPC Romania or Astral Telecom. He holds an Engineering degree in Computers and Systems and an MBA degree from BBS/CNAM Paris.


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Raluca Crisan
CEO | Ceetrus Romania

Raluca Crisan’ s mission is to strengthen the company’s role as a global actor in the service of communities and cities. She started out as Ceetrus International’s Marketing Director in 2013, and in 2017 she became Communication Director and coordinated the company’s communication activity across 12 countries, developing Ceetrus’s new brand – with citizens ● for citizens.


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Bogdan Popescu
Marketing & Operations Director | Microsoft Romania

Bogdan Popescu is responsible for the implementation of all marketing programs Microsoft is running in Romania, in close coordination with other global initiatives, as well as for all product related activities aimed to promote and explain to various industry verticals the opportunities and the benefits these products can bring to their operations.


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Marius Cristea
Senior Urban Development Specialist | World Bank Group
Vlad Voiculescu
Former Minister of Health | Patient Advocate | Health Activist | Social Entrepreneur

Vlad Voiculescu is a former Minister of Health, health activist and social entrepreneur. In 2019 he will become the President of the European Society of Medical Oncology. He is also known for his charity projects like MagiCAMP, MagicHOME, the treatment of the Colectiv survivors and the “Cytostatic Network”.


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Billal Vindhani
European Business Development Director, Connected Services | Honeywell

Billal Vindhani spent his career over the last decade in the Building Automation and Energy Management industry; during his career he also launched a Startup Buildings IoT Business. Billal has been with Honeywell Building Solutions for over 3 years, in his current role, working with organisations to understand their challenges and in partnership to identify the right solutions. Through to delivery and execution of Honeywell's next generation digital services offering across Europe.


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Sebastian Dragomir
Director, Office Advisory | Colliers International

Achieved over 13 years of experience in Real Estate, including management of Landlord Rep Department in CBRE, Head of EHL Romania Office Department and Senior Leasing Manager and Marketing Coordinator within IMMOFINANZ Romania, dealing both with Industrial and Office portfolio in Romania and Bulgaria.


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Lucian Alexandru Gavozdea
President | Chamber of Architects in Romania (OAR)
Ioana Ciocan
General Manager | Art Safari Bucharest

Ioana Ciocan is the General Manager of Art Safari Bucharest, Vice-president of Visual Artists’ Union of Romania and independent curator. Art Safari Bucharest, the largest art event in Romania had more than 120.000 visitors in the previous five editions (2014-2018) - artsafari.ro. Among many others, we have partnered with Centre Pompidou, Louis Vuitton Foundation, and Blain|Southern. We are also lending heritage artworks from the Romanian Art Museums and private collections.


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Tamina Lolev
Co-founder | Nod Makerspace

During her architectural studies, Tamina had international learning and professional experiences in Belgium and Shanghai. In 2012, she was a member of Calup project, a series of cultural events aiming at temporary reconversion of unused buildings of Bucharest. In 2015, Tamina co-founded Nod makerspace. While in 2016, she co-founded Grassrouts/La firul ierbii, a public debate center.


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Radu Opaina
Founder | Federation of Owners' Associations, Romania (FAPR)
Vlad Tanase
Partner | NNDKP

Vlad Tanase has a professional experience of over 12 years and is one of the most reputed lawyers in the area of real estate with more than €1 billion in transactions closed during the course of his career so far. assists clients in connection with a wide range of real estate matters, including real estate acquisition, transaction structuring, due diligence, joint ventures and exit strategies. His expertise includes urban planning, construction agreements and permitting matters for complex mixed-use projects, industrial, mining and energy industries as well as in-depth knowledge of office, retail, logistic and hospitality businesses.


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Valentin Zaharia
Compartment Manager at Apa Nova Bucharest | VEOLIA
Cristian Neagoe
Co-Founder | Street Delivery & Manager | Carturesti Foundation

Cristian Neagoe started Street Delivery in 2006 under the guidance of Șerban Sturdza (Romanian Architects Guild), Nicoleta Iordan & Șerban Radu (Cărturești). It soon became the most influential street event in Romania, being adopted by cities that aim to promote sustainable development, public space & car-free areas for people to enjoy responsibly.


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Demis Ghindeanu
Co-Founder & CEO | Pony Car Sharing

CEO and Co-founder of Pony Car Sharing, the first and largest car sharing company in Romania, founded in Cluj-Napoca in 2015.
Pony has a community of over 20.000 members, 150 cars and services can be used in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Alba Iulia.


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Andrei Tache
Coordinator | Bloc.Unblock, Founder | Designers, Thinkers, Makers Association
Alina Kasprovschi
Executive Director | Fundatia Comunitara Bucuresti

After more than ten years of working in marketing and communication for various multinational projects, Alina shifted toward non-profit, driven by my personal passion for and trust in communities. and now she develops the community spirit in Bucharest


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Anita Sterea
President | Asociatia Coolturala Noua ne pasa, Lecturer | Calea Victoriei Foundation

Anita Sterea is a historian who started 10 years ago to promote Bucharest for both locals & foreigners. During the last 6 years she has been coordinating Interesting times bureau, a project dedicated to foreigners, offering them cultural activities in order to discover the city, while offering great support to locals artist or small businesses.


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Ana-Maria Elian
Program Director | MKBT: Make Better

Ana-Maria coordinates the development and implementation of urban regeneration and local development processes and is active in social innovation programs design.


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Marian Valerie Panait
City Manager | Sinaia Town Hall
Dacian Palladi
City Manager | Oradea
Dan Oros
Marketing Manager | Google Romania

Dan is leading the Marketing department at Google, managing the B2B, B2C and Brand & Reputation initiatives of the company. Prior to joining Google, Dan was Country Manager for BlaBlaCar, the world largest’s carpooling platform, in Romania, Hungary and Croatia. Before that he worked as management consultant for A.T. Kearney and as Head of Special Projects for Ana Holding.


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Gratian Mihailescu
Founder | UrbanizeHub
Bogdan Gavril
Bogdan Gavril, Sales Engineer & trainer CEE Region | Axis Communications

Bogdan is involved in many projects design as a trusted adviser consultant for Smart Cities development.
The large Axis community (around 1000 specialists) created by Bogdan knowledge sharing during Axis Academy classes are focused on understanding the benefits, technology and smart solutions using Axis’s portfolio.


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Razvan Nica
Managing Director | BuildGreen

BuildGreen Romania is an independent green building consultancy company. As licensed BREEAM International assessor/ BREEAM in Use Assessor, BREEAM AP and LEED AP , BuildGreen Romania provides a comprehensive and professional BREEAM/LEED service from the initial concept and design stage through to the construction, post-construction and operation. Our expertise and support aims to help you achieve your desired rating as effectively and efficiently as possible.


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Adelina Dabu
Global Shapers Bucharest Hub

As a sustainability and public affairs professional I put forward dedication into timely delivery and implementation of integrated public affairs and sustainability plans.
5+ years experience helping with management of governmental relations, business & industry associations membership, sustainability and CSR management.


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AGENDA
November 27 | MATER Library, Bucharest
08:30
Registration & Welcome coffee
09:00
Panel discussion: Working today to realize the potential of our cities

● Built Environment & Architecture: Enabling data driven design/architecture
● How can policymakers and real estate investors contribute and use innovation to enhance city and property investment performance?
● Public-private partnerships for open data management in urban areas
● Creating a sustainable and safe environment for the population: current status of the Romanian office buildings from the sustainable & eco-friendly perspective. What to expect from the new stock of green buildings?
● Urban mobility and its influence on cities’ development
● How smart cities drive foreign investments

Lucian Alexandru Gavozdea
President | Chamber of Architects In Romania (OAR)
Adrian Racasan
CEO | Netcity
Radu Opaina
Founder | Federation of Owners' Associations, Romania (FAPR)
Vlad Tanase
Partner | NNDKP
Andrei Tache
Coordinator | Bloc.Unblock & Founder | Designers, Thinkers, Makers Association
Razvan Nica
Managing Director | BuildGreen
Moderator: Ovidiu Posirca
Business Review
10:00
Keynote Speech: Magnet cities
Marius Cristea
Senior Urban Development Specialist | World Bank Group
10:20
Panel discussion: Future on point. Future trends and opportunities for any smart city to benefit

● How technology and data will be instrumental in shaping successful cities of the future. Challenges faced by the office and housing segments
● AI and automation for more productive cities - Humanising Technology. Key ideas on IoT solutions that make buildings smart across Europe
● Investing in urban technology for efficient energy consumption and pollution reduction
● Focus on transport
● Integrated smart city solutions & new technologies
● The future smart city and the impact on risk, availability, security and privacy

Bogdan Popescu
Marketing & Operations Director | Microsoft Romania
Billal Vindhani
European Business Development Director, Connected Services | Honeywell
Sebastian Dragomir
Director, Office Advisory | Colliers International Romania
Valentin Zaharia
Compartment Manager at Apa Nova Bucharest | VEOLIA
Demis Ghindeanu
Co-Founder & CEO | Pony Car Sharing
Moderator: Sorin Melenciuc
Business Review
11:20
Coffee break & Networking
11:40
Panel discussion: Building communities | We are the cities - a focus on what matters most to make cities more inclusive & sustainable

* The commons = cultural and natural resources, namely streets, parks, squares and much more, where people celebrate, learn, rest, play, trade, make key decisions, express collective aspirations, and provide for themselves and one another

● Potential of leadership to bridge urban communities; belonging
● The value of places and human interaction in a digital world
● People making cities smart
● Insights on health & leading health indicators | health determinants
● Is there an ideal model for community engagement, and private / public collaboration?

Raluca Crisan
CEO | Ceetrus Romania
Vlad Voiculescu
former Minister of Health, Patient Advocate, Health Activist and Social Entrepreneur
Ioana Ciocan
General Manager | Art Safari Bucharest
Tamina Lolev
Co-founder | Nod Makerspace
Anita Sterea
President | Asociatia Coolturala Noua ne pasa & Lecturer | Calea Victoriei Foundation
Alina Kasprovschi
Executive Director | Fundatia Comunitara Bucuresti
Cristian Neagoe
Co-Founder | Street Delivery & Manager | Carturesti Foundation
Moderator: Adelina Dabu
Global Shapers Bucharest Hub
13:30
Lunch & Networking
14:15
Panel discussion: Urban solutions & projects co-created by municipal government and local communities

● Development progress of Romanian municipalities under the smart cities principles
● Upgrading cities: investments for future growth
● Experiences of cities implementing smart city solutions

Ana-Maria Elian
Program Director | MKBT: Make Better
Marian Valerie Panait
City Manager | Sinaia Town Hall
Dacian Palladi
City Manager | Municipiul Oradea
Dan Oros
Marketing Manager | Google Romania
Bogdan Gavril
Sales Engineer & trainer CEE Region | Axis Communications
Moderator: Gratian Mihailescu
Founder | UrbanizeHub
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