Bucharest Knowledge Sharing

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The Rise of a Sector: How IT is placing Romania on the map in the Business Services industry

25th of February 2015
City Gate, South Tower, 1st Floor, Piata Presei Libere 3-5, Bucharest

An event moderated by Colin Lovering, Commercial Director at Corporate Office Solutions and Chairman of British Romanian Chamber of Commerce

09:30 -10:00
Guests Registration & Welcoming Coffee

10:00 – 10:10
Opening Speech: Florin Grama, President – ABSL Romania

10:10 – 10:30

Outsourcing in Romania: The Development of the Business Services Industry from an IT Perspective


  • Gabriel Mihai Tănase, IT Advisory Director – KPMG

10:30 – 11:15

Facing the Challenges:  The Cyber Security Guardian and Data Protection Warrior


  • Adrian Furtună, IT Advisory Manager – KPMG
  • Augustin Jianu, General Director – CERT-RO
  • Adrian Floarea, General Manager – certSIGN

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:30

Beating the Odds: Success Stories as Exceptions.


  • Bogdan Păduraru, Deputy Division Director UBS, Luxoft
  • Zuzanna Mikołajczyk, Commercial and Marketing Director and Board Member, Mikomax Smart Office & COS
  • Cristina Manole, Head of Business Technology Services – Capgemini

12:30 – 13:15
Debate panel

We’ve come this far. Can we go any further? Towards a bigger IT market through effective collaboration between the industry, authorities and universities.

Discussion atendees

  • Olivier Hecq, Head of SSC IT – Societe Generale European Business Services
  • Ionuț Anica-Popa, Associate Professor – University of Economic Studies Bucharest
  • Bogdan Rusu, Business Relationships Manager – ANIS
  • Andreea Stănescu, VP Service Delivery EMEA – Stefanini
  • Zuzanna Mikołajczyk, Commercial and Marketing Director and Board Member – Mikomax Smart Office & COS
  • Florin Grama, President – ABSL Romania


  • How can we train more workforce as a magnet for investment? Are the universities capable of growing more brains?
  • Can we grow our own Silicon Valley?
  • What measures need authorities to implement to attract more investment?

13:15 – 14:00
Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:00
Skype Translator Demonstration powered by Microsoft Romania