The National CIO Council Romania Conference – 7th edition. The Future of business in the AI economy

Anca Alexe 13/03/2019 | 08:03

The National CIO Council Romania Conference, organized by the Romanian IT and Communication Directors Association   – “CIO Council” and CARIERE magazine, will take place on the 26th of March  2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest.

Now at its 7th edition, The National CIO Council Romania, an exclusive event dedicated to the CIOs/Head of IT community, offers participants a unique platform for exchanging experiences, a transparent forum for recognizing and solving the real problems of CIOs and of the IT Departments with the members of the association and the CIO community.

The Romanian IT and Communication Directors Association is proposing a debate on the subject of Artificial Intelligence and its use in the business world, in the cyber protection strategies but also in education, innovation and R&D.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision and other IT trends are changing radically industries, business and the society in general, positioning once again the role of CIOs and of the IT departments at the head of the global Digital Transformation process and establishing the strategic role of the CIO in organizations. The tremendous disruptive potential of Artificial Intelligence in the business process of companies, but also in the society will be analyzed from all angles and transparently in the CIO National Conference with experts from the industry, said Yugo Neumorni, CIO Council president.

Dr. Paul Vixie, Internet pioneer and member of Internet Hall of Fame thanks to the contribution to the DNS (Domain Name System) protocol and the developing of  anti-spam technologies, the one who designed and developed multiple extensions and applications for the DNS protocol, author of multiple open source applications for Internet, such as BIND8, will be present in Bucharest alongside the CIO community.

Elly van den Heuvel, secretary of the Netherlands Cybers Security Council and Dr. John Mc Carthy, representing the British Computer Society Elite will bring a public-private perspective on the Artificial Intelligence phenomena in business, society and education.

The National CIO Conference will reunite in this year also more than 200-250 participants: CIOs, Head of  IT, COOs, CTOs, IT professionals alongside members of the business community.

The Directors of IT and Communication Association “CIO Council” represents Romania in the Pan-European association European CIO Association- EUROCIO starting with 2017..

EUROCIO is a non-profit association registered in Brussels and has over 1000 members from 16 European countries which represent over 700.000 IT employees. EuroCIO is the sole entity that represents the CIO position in front of the European authorities.  

The Directors of IT and Communication Association “CIO Council” is a non profit association, independent from the IT service and solutions providers, which gathers an important group of CIOs and ex-CIOs from Romania.   

Confirmed speakers right now:

Paul Vixie – Internet pioneer, member of the Internet Hall of Fame; Elly van den Heuvel-Davies – Secretar al Netherlands Cyber Security Council; Dr. John Mc Carthy – British Computer Society Elite reprezentative; Mihaela Cristescu – WiFi & Analytics Product Manager, Orange România; Aurel Nețin – Country Manager, Lenovo România; Lucian Butnaru – General Manager, Cegeka România; Roxana Ionescu – Partner, Head of Data Protection practice, NNDKP; Martin Vaross – Partner, Consulting, Mazars; Gabriel Voicilă – Partener, Technology Consulting Services, PwC România; Moderatori: Mircea Modran – CIO Council Member; Bogdan Tudor, Vice-president CIO Council.

The whole Conference will be hosted by Yugo Neumorni, President of the CIO Council Romania and IT&C Director, Hidroelectrica.

Among the main topics:

  • Top 10 digital trends for 2020. How the future will look like?
  • What is the role of the CIOs in the new AI economy?
  • Empowering Business through AI, Machine learning, Robotics, and 3D Printing
  • Introducing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to reengineer your business processes.
  • The future of Business Intelligence Apps is based on AI and machine learning
  • How to deploy an AI CyberDefense for your company?
  • Cybersecurity challenges into the world of AI
  • Data privacy. A major cultural change.
  • Cybersecurity for SCADA and industrial control systems
  • The secret of blockchain technology
  • The digital workforce/The workplace of the future. Can the Artificial Intelligence be the right replacement for humans?
  • Attracting and Maintaining Talent in a digital ecosystem
  • Is the educational system ready to support the innovation technology?

More information about the speakers, agenda and registration can be found on the event’s website:

For more details about the event registration, please contact Laura Gheboianu at:, phone: 0726 768 079.


Supporting Partners: Atos, Orange Romania;

Partners: Lenovo, Telekom România, Cegeka, Mazars, NNDKP, PwC, Alef

Networking Partners: Romsym Data

Media Partners: Business Review, HR Manager Magazine, HR Club, Biz, Wallstreet, Portal HR, Doingbusiness, Jurnalul de Afaceri, Repatriot, Elite Business Women, ISACA, Market Watch, ANIS, ARASEC, CloudMania, Stiinta si Tehnica, Risco

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