CIO Talks. Digital Leadership

Building Frameworks for Digital Success

Wednesday, 19th May 2021
15:00- 17:30


Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data. We use to present them as the new technological trends but they are already a constant presence in our daily life. Alongside with 5G and the unstoppable migration to cloud they are representing the foundation of the new Digital Society. From chatbots, digital assistants, AI farming and AI healthcare our lives become more artificial intelligence driven.

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. Everything becomes intelligent and we are releasing data on each second. But data needs to be processed through Advanced Analytics and Big Data to become valuable and to not be wasted. Companies are sitting on a huge amount of data that could improve their operational decisions and to provide predictive analytics.

The end users and the customers’ expectations are to become more digital and to follow them into the Digital Space. We need to become more intelligent and to understand the users’ needs and their behavior.

CIO Council proposes an open talk to learn how to use technology to improve operational efficiency through Artificial Intelligence and Advanced analytics and other technological trends.

UPDATE! You can watch now the full video recording


 15.00 – 15.05 Introduction
Moderator: YUGO NEUMORNI – President CIO Council Romania, CIO Cargus

15.05 – 15.35
Data Driven: What in the name of Freddie Mercury does that mean?
Speaker: PAUL BROOK – Dell Technologies Data Centric Workloads Specialist Pre-Sales SAP, Oracle and SQL EMEA Pre-Sales Director

Synopsis: Data takes a journey and travels through and around an organisation. Data leaves a trail, a track – just as rivers and lakes leave marks on our landscape – data leaves similar marks on the Digital world. In this session you will learn about what data driven can mean for the real world, how the sheer scale of data creates new opportunities and challenges and we seek to inspire you with examples of how Data technology is being used right now to drive human progress.

15.35 – 16.00
Building. Failing. Learning. Growing – RPAs, Big Data & AI in the Telco Industry
Speaker: NICOLAS MAHLER, CFO @ Telekom Romania

Synopsis: Pushing new innovation in existing organizations is sometimes challenging. You have to get a varied set of factors right to make it successful. It’s not easy, but it’s doable. We at Telekom Romania are currently on this journey, which is fueled by persistency, a great team, big hearts and a lot of passion. Results are promising and the real booster lies in the combination of RPAs, Big Data &AI. The Telco industry is the perfect breeding environment to grow and scale these topics. We will show you our journey.

16.00 – 16.25
Closing the loop: bringing insights back to the consumers.
It is now time to turn data and information into the foundation of prediction and business decisions
Speaker: ADRIAN BLIDARUS – CEO @ Softelligence

Synopsis: Every day we hear about how digitalized business processes are driving lower costs, less frictions and better user experience. We experience this firsthand with online onboarding flows, while dealing with our bank or filing an online first notification of loss with our insurance company.
At the same time, professionals are working behind the scenes with operational dashboards on top of digital platforms, or even from data fed into data warehouses. It is now time to look at how turning data into information and insights can circle back, and how the loop can be closed by bridging the gap between insights, predictions, and their respective consumers, who are supposed to leverage AI and ML, but are not always properly enabled to do so. Closing this circle is crucial to augment the business process and the user experience further.

16.25 – 16.50
The Journey into an AI-first World
Speaker: DORIAN HODOROGEA – Customer Engineer for Smart Analytics @ Google CEE

Synopsis: Understanding what AI is, where it is coming from and how it can help different businesses. The discussion will focus on how AI needs to be approached so that it brings value to the company.

16.50 – 17.50

PANEL: How can Artificial Intelligence and Advanced analytics help companies?

  • What is artificial intelligence and are the major domain where it brings benefits?
  • How can be AI implemented inside companies and what are the major benefits of AI inside companies? Where is AI applicable with immediate results.?
  • How can companies and CIOs develop their internal competences on AI? Can all the developers to become AI developers?
  • Some says that AI will replace humans and jobs will be lost if AI and machine learning will be developed to improve the business processes. Is it true or false? How can humans beat AI?
  • The companies and the society are sitting on a large volume of data that is generated daily. What can we do with them and how can companies benefit? How can they be used?
  • What are the main platforms for Advanced Analytics? What is the best strategy can we apply to develop Analytics system inside companies?
  • Are AI and Analytics two trends related? And how? Where is the cloud computing in the AI / Analytics equation?


DORIAN HODOROGEA,  Customer Engineer for Smart Analytics, Google CEE
DRAGOȘ STĂNESCU, IT&C Director Syngenta AGRO, CIO Council Romania Member
BOGDAN IONIȚĂ, ISG Expert Engineer, Dell Technologies

Moderator: YUGO NEUMORNI, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Cargus

17.50 – 18.00
YUGO NEUMORNI, President CIO Council Romania, CIO Cargus

UPDATE! Toate înregistrările video de la acest eveniment pot fi urmărite AICI



<p><b>Paul Brook</b></p>

Paul Brook

Director of Data Analytics and AI, Dell Technologies EMEA

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<p><strong>Adrian Blidaruș</strong></p>

Adrian Blidaruș

CEO, Softelligence

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<p><strong>Dorian Hodorogea</strong></p>

Dorian Hodorogea

Customer Engineer for Smart Analytics Google CEE

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<p><strong>Nicolas Mahler</strong></p>

Nicolas Mahler

CFO, Telekom România

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<p><strong>Cătălin Popescu </strong></p>

Cătălin Popescu

CIO Council Member

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<p><strong>Dragoș Stănescu</strong></p>

Dragoș Stănescu

IT&C Director Syngenta AGRO, CIO Council Romania Member

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<p><strong>Bogdan Ioniță</strong></p>

Bogdan Ioniță

ISG Expert Engineer, Dell Technologies

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<p><strong>Yugo Neumorni</strong></p>

Yugo Neumorni

President CIO Council România- Moderator

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Some presentations or panel discussions may be held in English. There will also be a live chat where you may ask questions during the webcast.
Participation to this webcast is free of charge and based on confirmed registration.
*All participants in our events will get free access to the digital editions of our magazines – Revista CARIERE and Revista HR Manager.
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