Preparing for BR Awards 2018 | Discover the Local Smart Initiative category

Newsroom 05/02/2018 | 13:06

As the 13th edition of Business Review Awards Gala, BR magazine’s flagship event that recognizes the outstanding achievements of the business community, will take place on March 5, we want to put the spotlight on the 11 categories from which the independent jury will select the winners for their exceptional performance in 2017.


This year, Business Review decided to award the best Local Smart Initiative, reflecting the growing number of projects developed under the smart cities principles.

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More about the category

This award recognizes the impact of projects or initiatives that companies/ NGOs/ public authorities implemented in order to improve and ease the life of citizens from different Romanian cities, while transforming them into smart cities. It also aims to recognize the efforts made by companies to transform Romanian cities into smart ones, using technology and / or innovative technologies.

How are the nominees judged?

The jury will take into account the following criteria before making a decision:

The economic and social impact on the city/region where the initiative has been implemented

The added value to the society/city/community in terms of easing the life of citizens

The innovative character of the initiative / project

The potential of the project / initiative to be implemented in other cities too

This year’s jury

Marius Ghenea, Partner, 3TS Capital | Jury President

Florian Nițu, Managing Partner, Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Fady Chreih, CEO, Regina Maria

Serban Roman, Country Director Romania, Enterprise Investors

Anca Harasim, Executive Director, AmCham

Cristian Sporiș, Vice President, Raiffeisen Bank

Marius Ștefan, CEO, Autonom

Maria Tudor, Chief Media Officer and Business Development Lead, CEE, Publicis One

Dan Petre, Partner, D&D Research

Cătălina Rousseau, CEO, BDR Associates

Dan Nechita, Co-Founder & President, Smart Everything Everywhere

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