3rd ISACA Romania Chapter Annual Conference –
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 – Bucharest, CARO Hotel




Back in time nobody imagined or anticipated the speed of the innovation. The growth. The many faces. The impact. The Challenges. The actual explosion of technology gathers continuously in the past years, consumers, business leaders, regulators on the same table to discuss and debate on the best approach for keeping the pace. Machine learning, robotics, artificial intelligence, digitalization, transformation, data privacy, cyber security, are documented topics, so we aim for exciting debates and shared experience together.

Join us for the 3rd ISACA Romanian chapter conference and meet with specialists, relevant technology players and key industry leaders to explore the many faces of the technology today.


08:00 – 08:45   Registration & Welcome Coffee

Moderator: Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania

08:45 – 09:00   Opening speech: Gratiela Magdalinoiu, ISACA Romania Chapter President

SESSION 1: Automated frameworks. City of gods

Infomation security is governed by an ever-increasing number of best practice guidelines and industry regulation. At the same time, enterprises have a higher degree of digitalization, allowing for a rising number of automated controls.
SOAR, Security Orchestration, Automation and Response is becoming as common as ERP in the cyber security world. Does it work? How does it work?

Topics: Automated control in automated enterprises – how the governance and controls framework transform with RPA adoption; Product owner versus risk manager – who hold the truth? How bright is the brighter side of RPAs? Is the business process analysis the success key? How about resources? Impact of technological versus societal changes in creation of new products; Responsibilities and/ on awareness; Compliance aspects – NIS & GDPR; Control frameworks – are we really able to control disruption?

09:00 –  09:25  Keynote speech
Speaker: Deepinder Chhabra, President/Chair of the ISACA London Chapter

09:25 –  9:50   Session title “SOAR challenges”
Speaker: Robert Stoicescu, Risk Assurance Senior Manager, PwC

09:50 – 10:45   Panel: Automated frameworks. City of gods


  • Răzvan Butucaru, Partner, Financial Advisory Services Leader, Mazars Romania;
  • Robert Stoicescu, Risk Assurance Senior Manager, PwC
  • Alexandru Suditu, Information Security Officer, OMV Petrom
  • Razvan Rusu, Founder& General Director, Leader Team Insurance Broker

Moderator: Nicolae Marin, Corporate Security Consultant

10:45 – 11:15  Coffee break

SESSION 2: Artificial Intelligence & Robotics. The good, the bad, the ugly.

We are witnessing an exponential growth in number of connected devices. We are talking about cultural perspectives when it comes the adoption of AI in business and personal life. We are concerned about globalization and digital economy. All of these, in numbers, over passed our expectations. We are looking with hopes and concerns on AI & Robotics. It is a promise for better. Faster. Easier. However, cyber security, social, political and economical aspects need not to be forgotten.

Topics: Machine learning applied in behavior management – how log management analysis can be used for pattern behavior; Ethics in applied AI; Threat intelligence – where to start worrying; How to better balance the rapid development of the landscape with the needs for security and associated costs; Societal and technological paradigm shift: where to begin; Trust and transparency. In AI models, algorithms & systems and controlling procedures; Compliance with privacy regulation and information security practices; AI in a cultural context; ML and AI in the identification of attack patterns / target to attacks; What are the real improvements in threat detection with AI? Will AI be involved in countering misinformation and fake news for safeguarding free speech? Cyber security culture in organizations; Are we prepared to address the challenges arising from increasing and emerging threats and the new hybrid threat landscape in cyber space?

11:15 – 11:40 Keynote Speech
Speaker: Mihai Raneti, Developing a cybersecurity dedicated SoC based on hardware artificial neurons.

11:40 – 12:30  Panel Artificial Intelligence & Robotics. The good, the bad, the ugly
Speakers :
·         Mihai Raneti, Founder & CEO of CyberSwarm Inc.;
·         Dragos Dabija, Security Manager within Accenture Industry X.O practice;
·         Adrian Robescu, CEO & RPA Solution Architect, Orbis Innovation
Moderator panel: Ciprian Stanescu, Managing Partner, Social Innovation Solutions;

12:30  – 13:30   Lunch

SESSION 3: Data privacy.Mission impossible

Looking back, seems ages since the framework has been launched, this being still a topic on everybody’s agenda, affecting both our personal and professional life. Now we have guidelines, best practices, dedicated teams in dedicated institutions for supporting and guiding us. And with all of these we still we are concerned. We feel the pressure and the struggle in how to better interpret, apply and implement the principles. And, of great importance, educate the society and ensure the most appropriate awareness. The speed and pace of innovative technology and business models, and the enormous amount of data needs to be safely processed and protected across the EU and beyond. What we can do more and how is the best way to prioritise?

Topics: How privacy regulations are adapting to the pace of innovation; Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications – what is expected; Maturity level of Romanian market; What we learned until now; How can we increase the level of trust while number of breaches is increasing; AI, privacy and the ethics – where to start;

13:30 – 13:55   Keynote speech
Speaker: Noriswadi Ismail, Managing Director, Ankura

13:55- 14:20     Session title: Cybersecurity in the context of NIS and GDPR
Speaker: Andrei Balint, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, IAPP International Trainer, Romsym Data

14:20 – 14:45   Session Title: Third-Party Risk Management: Overcoming Today’s Most Common Security & Privacy Challenges
Speaker: Dominic Schmidt-Rieche, Privacy Consulting Manager of Central & Southern EMEA OneTrust

Session Description: Managing third-party vendor risk before, during and after onboarding is a continuous effort under global privacy laws and security regulations. While outsourcing operations to vendors can alleviate business challenges, managing the associated risk with manual tools like spreadsheets is complex and time consuming. To streamline this process, organizations must put procedures in place to secure sufficient vendor guarantees and effectively work together during an audit, incident – or much more. In this session, we’ll breakdown a six-step approach for automating third-party vendor risk management and explore helpful tips and real-world practical advice to automate third-party privacy and security risk programs. Session Bullet Points (Key takeaways): Review the drivers and challenges organizations face when managing third-party vendor risk; Identify priorities before, during and after vendor procurement; Takeaway a six-step approach for automating the third-party vendor risk lifecycle; Hear real case studies from privacy experts on how to practically tackle the third-party vendor risk

14:45 – 15:00   Coffee break

15:00 – 15:20  Session Title: How to react to data breaches
Speaker: Radu Zmaranda, Associate, CIPP/E bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

15:20 –  15:50  Session title: “DLP System – a solution for GDPR data breach prevention?”

Short desc: A DLP (Data Loss Prevention) solution can help a company on its GDPR Compliance journey, but it needs more than a technical setup to be itself compliant with privacy requirements

Speakers: Andreea Bira, Lawyer with Reff & Associates SCA, Deloitte Legal in Romania; Adrian Bucur, Senior Consultant, Risk Advisory Department, Deloitte Romania

15:50 –  16:45   Panel- Data privacy. Mission impossible

  • Dominic Schmidt-Rieche, Privacy Consulting Manager of Central & Southern EMEA OneTrust; 
  • Andreea Bira , Lawyer with Reff & Associates SCA, Deloitte Legal in Romania
  • Vasile Voicu, Manager Solutii Securitate, Telekom Romania;  
  • Ovidiu Seceleanu, Head of B2B IM Division, Samsung.

Moderator panel: Adrian Munteanu, Professor, Phd, Univ. Alexandru Ioan Cuza

16:45 – 17:00   Conclusions



<p>Deepinder Chhabra</p>

Deepinder Chhabra

President/Chair of the ISACA London Chapter


<p>Ciprian Stanescu</p>

Ciprian Stanescu

Managing Partner, Social Innovation Solutions


<p>Adrian Munteanu</p>

Adrian Munteanu

Professor, Phd, Univ. Alexandru Ioan Cuza


<p>Noriswadi Ismail</p>

Noriswadi Ismail

Managing Director, Ankura


<p>Radu Zmaranda</p>

Radu Zmaranda

Associate, CIPP/E bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică


<p>Nicolae Marin</p>

Nicolae Marin

Corporate Security Consultant


<p>Mihai Raneti</p>

Mihai Raneti

Founder & CEO of CyberSwarm Inc.


<p>Vasile Voicu</p>

Vasile Voicu

Manager Solutii Securitate, Telekom Romania


<p>Dominic Schmidt-Rieche</p>

Dominic Schmidt-Rieche

Privacy Consulting Manager of Central & Southern EMEA OneTrust


<p>Ovidiu Seceleanu</p>

Ovidiu Seceleanu

Head of B2B IM Division, Samsung


<p>Dragos Dabija</p>

Dragos Dabija

Security Manager within Accenture Industry X.O practice


<p>Robert Stoicescu</p>

Robert Stoicescu

Risk Assurance Senior Manager, PWC


<p>Răzvan Rusu</p>

Răzvan Rusu

Founder & General Director, Leader Team Insurance Broker


<p>Răzvan Butucaru</p>

Răzvan Butucaru

Partner, Financial Advisory Services Leader, Mazars Romania


<p>Andrei Balint</p>

Andrei Balint

CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, IAPP International Trainer, Romsym Data


<p>Alexandru Suditu</p>

Alexandru Suditu

Information Security Officer @ OMV Petrom.


<p>Andreea Bira</p>

Andreea Bira

Lawyer with Reff & Associates SCA, Deloitte Legal in Romania


<p>Adrian Bucur</p>

Adrian Bucur

Senior Consultant, Risk Advisory Department in Bucharest, Deloitte Romania


<p>Adrian Robescu</p>

Adrian Robescu

Founder, Orbis Innovation


<p>Grațiela Măgdălinoiu</p>

Grațiela Măgdălinoiu

President ISACA Romania


<p>Yugo Neumorni</p>

Yugo Neumorni

President CIO Council Moderator



For this event, professional associations’ members are granted credits according to associations` policies.

Participation fees: 100 euro ( + VAT) – online payment here

ISACA members – Complimentary (kindly please confirm your participation on the contact email below)

For CIO Council, ISC2 , OWASP, IAPP and ISF  members 25% discount will apply – online payment here

For groups of 3 persons, or more, 15% discount will apply.

For further questions and registration we kindly invite you to contact Ms. Laura Gheboianu, project manager, via mobile: 0726768079 or via e-mail: [email protected] 


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