CIO Council National Conference – “Digital Era. The urge of business transformation”

The 5th edition of CIO Council National Conference, organized by CIO Council and Cariere Magazine will take place at Radisson Blu Hotel on March 30, 2017. The event will gather more than 250 IT specialists and managers, CIOs and COOs and will offer excellent opportunities for all IT professionals to discuss the CIOs’ Top Three Concerns for 2017: Alignment (in topics for the last 4 years), Security (increasing, in the last 2 years), and technical skill shortages in Analytics, software development, cybersecurity and Cloud-centric fields.

CIOs and senior IT leaders will explore the specific trends and technologies that can help companies exceed user expectations and drive new business value.

The digital economy is entering a new age and comes with unprecedented challenges for all companies.

Digital tools are redefining the business environment, changing completely the way we work, communicate and sell.

 It is the CIOs’ mission to enable the Digital Transformation in the most effective and rewarding way for the enterprise.

 At CIO Council National Conference you will find all about the DIGITAL world and its impact on BUSINESS from the influential players on the market. This year edition launches the debate about the digital world and its impact on the business environment causing, alongside the most influential players in the market, answers to the major issues of the moment:

  • Digital Transformation: from technical capabilities to business strategies and mindsets;
  • The Digital future of business: R&D and design by virtual and augmented reality; manufacturing by robots; supply chain by automated warehousing, driverless trucks and drones; sales by e-commerce, self-service and web based auctions; marketing by CRM and targeted advertising based on Big Data Analytics;  services by e-banking, mobile communications,  online entertainment and education;
  • Digital Banking. Are we about to witness the extinction of the traditional bank?
  • CIOs new role in the context of Digital Transformation;
  • Innovation and the added value that smart digital applications can represent in a commercial, environmental and social context;
  • The digital workforce. Are we ready to integrate the newcomers in our IT departments?

 The conference will be moderated by Yugo Neumorni, President of CIO Council Romania and IT&C Director at Hidroelectrica, Gianrodolfo Tonielli, Managing Director for Accenture Technology Services in CEE and Carmen Adamescu, Partner, Head of IT Advisory Services, EY Romania.

The global economy is entering into a new age, the Digital Age, which comes with unprecedented challenges for all the companies. Technology is growing exponentially and it redefines the world we live with an incredible speed. Technology is shaping the business environment, changing completely the way we live, work, and communicate. Now it is high time for the CIOs and the IT Directors to take the lead and provide to business environment the tools they need for Digital transformation of the companies. It is time for the CIOs to get out from the datacenter, to take a sit into the company’s Board and to assume the real role of Chief of Information who manages the companies’ data, an evangelist and a vital and strategic role for digital transformation of the business. It’s our time now”, says Yugo Neumorni.

Among the speakers of CIO Council National Conference you will meet: Cătălina Dodu, Country Manager, Atos IT Solutions and Services Romania, Cristian Paţachia, Development & Innovation Manager, Orange Romania, Gianrodolfo Tonielli, Managing Director for Accenture Technology Services in CEE, Marius Antonie, Technology Consulting Manager, Accenture, Emin Alper Karacar, Partner, Advisory Services  EY Central & Southeast Europe IT Advisory Leader, Radivoje Trandafir, Regional Director CEE, Interoute, Dan Gavojdea, Security Regional Sales, Cisco Systems, Codruţ Săvulescu, Chief Solution & Marketing Officer, Huawei Romania, Bogdan Tudor, Vice  President, CIO Council Romania, George Lazăr, Board member, CIO Council Romania, Eugen Schwab-Cheşaru, Vice  President – Central & Eastern Europe Operations at Pierre Audoin Consultants – A CXP Group Company, Nikos Sampanis, Country Manager, SE Europe, Forrester and more.

Supporting Partners: Atos IT Solutions and Services Romania; Orange Romania;

Parteners: Microsoft Romania, Experis, Bitdefender, Accenture, EY Romania, Interoute, Cisco, Huawei Romania;

Networking Partners: Matricia Solutions; IQOS; Documenta DMS; HP INC Romania; Max Relax;

Connectivity Parner: VIVA Telecom;

Cocktail Partner: ALIRA;

Wellness Partner: Wellington;

Mobility Partner: UBER;

Media Partners: HR Manager Magazine, Biz, Wall-Street, Forbes, Business Review, Market Watch, IT Trends, Agora,, iBusiness, Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry (ANIS), Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software (ARIES), Risco, ISACA Romania Chapter, Cloudmania, Jurnalul de Afaceri and Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance.

More details about the speakers, agenda and registration can be found on the event website:

For further questions and registration we kindly invite you to contact Ms. Georgiana Ene via  email: or via mobile: 0723.720.074 or Ms. Laura Gheboianu via email: or via  mobile:  0726 768 079.

*CIO Council is the Association of Information Technology and Communications Directors in Romania and brings together over 80 members who hold or held the position of Chief Information Officer/IT Director in big Romanian corporations or multinationals from various industries.

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