Iulian Padurariu is one of the best strategy business consultants in Romania, with an experience of over 15 years of strategic marketing.
He began his entrepreneurial life in 2005 with the opening of the Bucharest office of the network positioning consulting Jack Trout. Since 2008 he operates in Vienna, but he keeps close contact with Romania, both for clients Marks agency where he works as a marketing consultant association and to support various speeches and workshops in educational projects.
With a General MBA from Webster and a Professional MBA at Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna specializing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Iulian Padurariu is a a major supporter of entrepreneurship, bringing frequent public attention concepts and innovative methods of business design techniques, motivation & engagement or predictive modeling.
It is also a supporter of SMART Technological Cities by creating a car sharing business in Cluj-Napoca. It’s about the PONY Car Sharing.
Deputy CEO Branch Network & Business Development, Banca Transilvania
For over 12 years part of the team Banca Transilvania, Tiberiu Moisă is involved in the project that transformed a financial institution of regional importance in the largest Romanian bank today and the 3rd bank in Romania. He manages the first initiative for support the Romanian entrepreneurs: BT Club. It is also a supporter of innovation and sustainable development of a business.
Software architect, trainer and entrepreneur, Dan Bugariu is involved in projects that support the development of cities and people.
Dan is the founder of Smart City Association. The organization was founded in 2014 with the intention to create a framework for developing cities based on the collective intelligence of citizens. The association is driven by a community of professionals who believe in transparency, technology, innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
“The world of tomorrow will be polarized by smart cities and urban areas will generate 80% of the planet’s prosperity. Evolution or regression of cities will be strongly influenced by their ability to stimulate three factors: technology, new business models and the collective intelligence of the citizens.”
The presentation will develop around the following questions:
What is the business model?
How do we recognize a smart city?
Why is a business model so important for the development of smart cities?
What are the characteristics of a business model for smart cities?
After more than 7 years in the ITC industry, Cristian has taken up the challenge of building an innovative startup as a partnership between CLUJ IT Cluster and PITECH group. This endeavour happens after working with several european startups as software service provider or business consultant. He is confident that PARKING+PLUS will change the way people build and consume parking services in smart cities.
Holding a PhD in Engineering (Medical Image Processing), Cristian is passionate about open innovation, competitive strategies, startups, entrepreneurship and is interested in identifying distinctive features of Intellectual property based business models.
He worked in software services outsourcing, pre-sales engineering, product development, business consultancy, academia and understands the public sector procedures and european structural and research funding.
He is an active member of the Innovation working group of CLUJ IT cluster and is involved in the coordination team of Cluj-Napoca Brained City project.
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Denis is a Jurist and an Adviser at the Ministry for Information Society of Romania. He’s passion for cyber law pushed him to analyze legal aspects of the continuous progress made in the field of Information Technology while he was still in University. “I believe that the progress of technology and eGovernment is an opportunity which Romania should take advantage of. Innovation in technology can act as a catalyst for economic development and eGovernment is a chance to reform public services.” Denis is also a member of Smart City Association where he works together with IT specialists for the improvement and development of services for citizens and for furthering transparency in public institutions. SCA does this by opening data and by developing citizen centric smart services.
– The National Strategy regarding Romania’s Digital Agenda for 2020
– Services based on sensors considering based-knowledge economy
– Internet Governance
– Analogies used in resolving litigations when regulations are missing
– Internet auto-regulation and contractual freedom
Paula Beudean coordinates entrepreneurial education programs, social responsibility and social entrepreneurship for Danis Foundation for Management Development (www.fundatiadanis.ro). In the past, (2006-2012), she worked as a PR manager and fundraiser, then as a Program Director for Romanian Foundation for Children, Community and Family.
Since 2008, she is an associate in the Masters program NGOs’ Management (FSPAC, UBB), teaching Fundraising şi Marketing, Advocacy, Lobby and Volunteering for NGOs. Herself is a graduate of the same Master and also studied 1 year Nonprofit leadership and community development la University of Delaware (USA).
Also, in 2012, Paula graduated Executive Education în Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Management: Creating Shared Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development, from Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and in 2014 the Masters International Development (FSPAC, UBB).
Currently, Paula is a Ph.D candidate in the field of Political Science, her areas of interest being companies social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and international development.
Workshop – social entrepreneurship
A smart city is a diverse community, made of entrepreneurial initiatives, national and multinational companies, SMEs, NGOs and social businesses. During social entrepreneurship workshop, we will highlight the effects that they have in the community, their positive influence and we will identify ways to foster social entrepreneurship in our own community.
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Dan Chiuzbăian is an engineer, computer programmer and entrepreneur, the manager of the QSound Soft company, based in Cluj-Napoca. Since 1997 he created and developed the first Romanian radio automation software, which is now used by over 50% of the radio stations in Romania, but also in Moldova, Serbia and Montenegro.The applications developed by the company from Cluj-Napoca under Dan’s leadership contributed to the Romanian radio industry’s development and modernisation and were also integrated in other domains, as custom radio stations (InStore radio), in retail and HoReCa.
Since 2012, his passion for engineering and automation led to the developing of a home automation solution, with integrated artificial intelligence and learning algorithms that are able to mimic human behaviour in house facilities management: „The house of the future will not necessarily be managed by a humanoid robot, not as we see it in the science fiction movied nowadays. Just as well, it can be managed by an artificial intelligence system, with actuators, sensors, distributed throughout the entire house, that are able to ensure comfort, well-being and complete protection for the family members”.
VIKI, „the virtual butler” of the smart home
The first smart house management system based on artificial intelligence and wireless technology developed in Romania. VIKI aims to reach another level on what we’ve known about smart homes until now: an ecosystem that constantly learns about the family members’ habits and preferences.
This session will guide you in devising unique solutions for your career development. You will begin by analyzing your current situation, and examining factors influencing your career path. You will then learn how to recognize and take advantage of hidden opportunities for professional advancement. ‘Project ME’ framework will be used and ‘I -Timeline’ tool will be available for your future use as well.
Using stories and examples from different parts of the world and interactions through pair works, this session will help you devise a plan to build your skills outside of your current job, so that you are ready to take your career to the next level.
You will develop ways to think proactively for your learning and growth, preparing yourself to your changing future states. You will learn practical thought frames that will lead you to come up with your solutions for your own career development. You will discover your preferences and the possibilities to create unique opportunities to yourself along your career path. You will realize what to look for and how to think to be able to recognize these opportunities through interaction.
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Participants will learn practical thought frames that will lead them to come up with their solutions for their own career development.
They will develop ways to think proactively for their learning and growth, preparing themselves to their changing future states.
Participants will discover their preferences and the possibilities to create unique opportunities to themselves along their career path.
They will realize what to look for and how to think to be able to recognize these opportunities through interaction.
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Stefan is the change-maker no matter the field of action. He is a graduate in Bioengineering at the Medical University in Iasi, Romania. He quit university 2 times to finally finish and understand that disrupting a field is better from inside the system than outside. So, for the final project he developed the first product – an electric hospital bed, at half the price of competition. Then he followed the studies in master degree in Advanced materials and techniques for experimental analysis, while he started several projects in the field of recycling the waste and won several prizes in social entrepreneurship competitions.
Stefan Sava is responsible for product development in QUIB, which is a magical place for developing circular economy products.
Circular economy is a term that defines precisely what an ecological product should be. The problem that it solves is the increasing waste which is determined by a bad design of products originated since the industrial revolution. This is the actual linear system defined by “take-make-consume and dispose” – a linear model based on abundant, available and cheap to dispose of. A study by UN demonstrated that if products would include the cost of environment, then there will be left few businesses still profitable.
As a solution, Quib acts as an incubator for product development on circular economy products. We create our own products, starting with furniture business, but also we act as a converter unit for other businesses to change some of their own products to this concept and then sell them actively on our network. What we do also, we design systems that would go along with our products to make the closed loop a reality.
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Camelia MORARU is a trainer, consultant and project manager since 1998 when she wrote and gained her first EC funded project on lifelong learning. Since 1998 she has designed, coordinated and evaluated several projects funded by national, regional and international bodies. With research interests focusing on innovation at organizational level and clusters as innovative environments, part of her training and project management consultancy was dedicated to support the development of IT companies in the region. She also held a teaching position at the Faculty of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca from 2004 until 2015.
Presentation targets managers and decision makers from companies but also young entrepreneurs open towards various funding schemes and opportunities for their businesses.
The presentation will give potential answers to questions such as:
- How can a part of my strategic plan become a project?
- Do I need to use EU funds to develop my company and to fund my projects?
- What is “fashionable” funded? How can I find out this? When should I start thinking at EU funding opportunities?
- Can I write my own project or do I need a consultant?
- Successful funded project? What is that?
- Are the programs funding research, development and innovation at organizational level for me?
7. Is it possible to have a sustainable development based on projects? How it can be accomplished?
Julian is a career teacher with 35 years experience in the craft of the classroom. He first became acting head of school at the tender age of 27. Prior to joining Royal School, Julian was the Director of Transylvania College and taught for nine years in Bucharest as Director of the International British School and as Deputy Director at the International School where he was responsible for establishing the first Cambridge International Examinations programme in Romania and bringing the COBIS flag. Julian established Cross Frontier Education in 2008, which promotes the Directors’ Workshop label, and he advises students interested in applying to universities inside Britain. He is the architect behind the Teacher 2 Teacher România brand. Julian is a member of the Strategic Council for the Cluj IT Cluster, and is the education consultant for the British Business Group of Transylvania. He was voted as ‘Teacher of the Year’ Cluj, December 2012. He is the Honorary Founder of the S4E Fundatia which is the driver for this new fourth way education project.
Stefan Baciu is the Sales Leader for IBM Business Analytics portfolio for Romania and Rep. of Moldova. He joined IBM in 2009 within the Business Analytics team and contributed to the development of this solutions portfolio across CEE. With more than 13 years of experience in the IT business solutions market, Stefan has a complete understanding of the drivers and challenges a company is facing to become more efficient and profitable and knows how to position different key business solutions to achieve that.He holds an MBA merit degree from the University of Warwick in UK.
- About Carmen BADICI
- Light Smart System – Intelligent solutions for administration, monitoring and control for the public lighting systems
Engineer, member of “Light Smart System” project team, working within Research, Innovation & Development Division – Luxten Lighting Company SA;
Experience in implementing telecommunication networks development projects (optic fibre), concept and design – applications for monitoring and managing telecommunications networks and public lighting network;
Trainer – Program for implementing networks infrastructure applications.
Light Smart System – A complete, modern, integrated solution, developed for the management of the public lighting
An innovation in the smart approach of the public lighting, a public lighting adapted to cities’ needs, in order to provide a connected urban environment, safer and more energy efficient, in terms of costs and resources. In this context, public lighting is more than a light source, it becomes an integrated part of a complex service for citizens’ benefit.
We provide our own solutions for implementation, adaptable to the existing systems and with low costs.
Our motto is “Innovation and Competitiveness”.
Aurelia Cristea is a parliamentary, a member of the Chamber of Deputies’ Budget, Finance and Banks Committee and the President of the local PSD organization (Cluj-Napoca). She was the Minister Delegate for Social Dialogue and Civil Society Relations for the Ponta Government, County Councilor, vice-president of the PSD county organization, and a board member of the Insurance Supervisory Commission.
In 2006 I graduated Faculty of Electronics and Telecomunication, department of Applied Electronics.
Since 2006 I have been working for AEM S.A. Timisoara as a design engineer for electronic meters. During the 9 and half years I attended the development for three phase and single phase electronic meters, ultrasonic gas meters (in 2013 we achieved ATEX Certificate of Competence for the design of gas meters in explosive environments, certificate issued by INSEMEX Petrosani).
In 2012 I graduated Project Management course organized by CODECS ROMANIA.
Since 2013 when AEM has implemented SAP system, I have been a production key user (PP Module – planning / mantaining of material lists according to the production plan).
Presentation will contain our ARGUS system for meters remote reading, main features for system components ( single and three phase meters, repeaters, dataconcentrators, multiplexors) and the possibility of communication and distance data transmission ( GSM / GPRS, RF and PLC).
Recently I graduated with merits at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest. My greatest interest is in social and ecological architecture, based on my experience of participating in numerous workshops in which I worked with natural materials.
I am the co-founder of THAT Studio NGO – Thinking the Humanitarian Architecture of Tomorrow, which was founded in May 2015 with the intention to make projects with a positive impact in the society. In 2015 I won with the humanitarian project “House for everyone” 2 prizes in social impact competitions. Also, as a student I won 3rd place in the national competition “Student of the year” 2015, and in 2013 I won the national design competition “Get Hi-Macs”, after which I worked as a project manager at a design company, which gave me the opportunity of interacting with the newest materials existing in the local market.
In the actual context of the our city development it can be seen as a real problem the situation of the people without a shelter. Just in Bucharest are more than 5000 people which are living on the streets.
The newest worldwide concern is about offering and integrating houses for refugees which all country in Europe have to ensure a place to live. In our country, it has to be taken in consideration the climate, with the differences of the temperature between summer and winter.
The project “House for everyone” emerges from two main reasons: the need to provide a shelter for everyone and the need of the students to achieve experience before graduating. The project is based on the idea of building low-cost shelters for refugees, people affected by floods or earthquakes or even homelessness and extreme poverty. This house will be a low cost prefabricated structure, easy to assemble and disassemble, which gives the possibility of reusing the structure over and over again. Technologically, one house can be produced in 3 hours, assembled in 2 and completed with the furniture in 1 hour. This process allow mass production of a large amount of houses in a short time.
The marketing strategy is to reinvest the profit from 2 houses for temporary use like holiday retreat, small office or studio, which will cover the basic accommodation for those people who immediately need a shelter.
The goal is to make a positive impact by solving a real social problem. It doesn’t matter how small a project is if it can make a change.
The need of a shelter
We look at humanity through design. A house it is not an option, it is the only option. Beyond providing basic shelter, it can bring communities together and play an integral part in the rebuilding process. The prototype is made up of components delivered in flat packs that can be trucked to a site, assembled, and plugged to utilities, creating an instant refuge in vacant lots when needed. The modules can be put together in various formations, which are calibrated for challenging urban conditions, and can be completed in less than 4 hours each. The flexibility of having the units stocked or created into housing rows allow them to be used anywhere. The modular units ensure communities can continue to stay together in the same area- the surroundings that are familiar to them-a vital supporting factor that can hasten the recovery process. The project extends beyond the architectural object. The aim is the social change and architecture takes the second place, it s the instrument of the change , but the social innovation should not be an obstacle in the designing process.
With an archaic shape of the house, we have tried to bring architecture closer to everyone. The structural concept is simple and economical, utilizing prefabricated structural panels with important advantages such as thermo insulation and waterproof cladding.Is fast and easy to build due to the technology and the basic shape of the house.
In order to relate to different needs, from basic shelter to a cabin in nature, we propose three types of houses: 1 – Light is Right – the emergency prototype as a second house after a disaster, 2 –ChromoHouse – the social house for homeless people or low income and the 3 – All In One Box – a holiday house. The structure is the same, but the furniture and furnishings are changing depending on the purpose.
Filipe Carrera is keynote speaker and a trainer with a big experience in the business and academic world, that enables him to create a unique and fun learning experience.
His main topics are: Networking, Digital Marketing, Social Learning, Communication, Collaborative Work
He did hundreds of presentations in English, Spanish and Portuguese in about 50 countries, in 4 continents, helping thousands of people and organizations to win in more global and social world. He was awarded “Most Outstanding Trainer in Europe” and “Most Outstanding Trainer in the World” by JCI.
Author of the books “Digital Marketing: Version 2.0” (available in Portuguese), “Networking – Your Professional Survival Guide” (available in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Romanian and Mongolian) and “Communicate 2.0 – The Art of Communicating in the 21st Century” (available in Portuguese, English and Spanish).
Ionut Țața is involved in a big number of activities and market segments, some of his most important achievements are the following: He is the founder of Iceberg, a Romanian management and EU funds consultancy company, Cumpara Responsabil a marketplace for products that promote social causes, Quib a circular economy workshop and Arkhive an archive storage and management service that connects both the online and the offline in one product. In 2013 he was elected as the President of JCI Romania and the next year Vice-president of Junior Chamber International.
An innovation ecosystem represents the interaction between people, companies and public institutions. This enhances their power to develop and influence the development of new products and technologies by creating common strategies and accessing a collective base of knowledge gathered by all those actors.
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Gratian Mihailescu is an analyst, expert, consultant, publicist and activist concerned about domestic and foreign policy, development and international relations.
His bachelor is in Communication and Public Relations and he specialized in European Affairs, International Relations and Development. In 2007 graduated The School of High European Studies, “Jean Monnet” European Centre of Excellence, being between 2006 and 2007 Erasmus student at Karl Eberhard University of Tübingen. In 2007 became fellow of the “Project Management and Community Advisor” program, organized by Italo-Belgian Chamber of Commerce and Institute of European Studies from University Libre de Bruxelles. Between 2010 and 2012 became anErasmus Mundus Fellow of the European Commission, and was part of comparative and interdisciplinary research and study programin development at the University of Trento, Italy, Corvinus University of Budapest and Belgrade University. In 2015 became Phd Scholar at West University of Timisoara and Vrije University of Brussels.
He worked in Brussels as a consultant and since 2012 is an independent consultant and expert in EU funds and regional development, collaborating with consulting companies or with important think tanks from Romania and Belgium. Gratian contributed to national andeuropean policy reports making recommendations for policy makers in the area of administrative decentralization, EU lobby in Brussels for romanian actors, EU funds absorption and regional development. Passionate about international development is one of the promoters of administrative and fiscal decentralization promoting europeanprincipleslike subsidiarity and multi-level governance. Gratian is the founder of the NGO „Institute of Local Development” which has an integrated approach of local and regional development issues. He is a frequent writer in national media, publishing articles and analysis about national and international politics, lobby and communication, EU affairs, EU funds and development: Jurnalul, Contributors, HotNews, Europuls, CaleaEuropeana, Finantare, Contributors. Over time he received several journalism awards from Freedom House, European Commission or Eurolink House of Europe. You can follow his activity on his personal blog www.gratieluimihailescu.ro, on linkedin or on academia profile https://independent.academia.edu/MihailescuGratianMihai
“An integrated approach to regional development process” is the name of the presentation which will tackle terms of collaborative management, bottom-up approach, subsidiarity and good governance.
Iulian is a person with great dreams who thinks and acts everyday to make them happen. He can best be described as an innovator, who likes to think and act to increase the businesses for every customer who wants to make a change.
His experience includes legal training, sales training, management, development, communication and negotiation trainings, working for more than 8 years for companies and individual clients, both in Romania and abroad and also achieved to be an accredited trainer (CNFPA) and trainer of trainers.
He decided to get actively involved in personal development and entrepreneurship, primarily his.
He was a mentor for the Antreprenor 2.0 Program, and as a trainer for Young Entrepreneurs Business Success Program he had the opportunity to know people and new business.
Iulian likes to write articles for Business24 Magazine, Plandeafacere.ro or think-business.ro, but also loves to run, especially long distances like marathons and ultra-marathons.
In 2012 he was one of the founding members of the Initiative Group JCI Prahova, in 2014 he was President of JCI Prahova and in 2015 he is happy to be the Director of. Economic Policies for JCI Romania.
Participants will learn how to successfully plan, manage and deliver projects using best practices in a 5-steps process.
They will also learn how to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills and respond to real-world scenarios. At the end of the course, they will have access to templates and checklists for use back at the workplace.
Participants will be able to:
– Manage and deliver successful projects for stakeholder satisfaction
– Apply best practices to plan a project using a proven five-steps process
– Estimate and schedule task work, duration and costs with confidence
– Implement risk management techniques and mitigation strategies
– Lead a project team and monitor project progress through successful execution
– Participants brainstorming work breakdown structures.
Workshop Activities Include:
– Agreeing on clear project goals and measurable deliverables
– Scoping a project and estimating task duration and work
– Determining task dependencies and calculating the schedule
– Developing risk management strategies and contingency plans
– Producing the baseline implementation plan
– Managing changes and reporting progress.
Ramona Leonida owns an organizing event and PR company for over 5 years and has organized over 300 events on small and large scale (workshops, conferences, concerts, comedy shows, trainings and seminars). Ramona started her career in Event Management as a volunteer in AIESEC (two and a half year) and afterwards joined JCI in 2010 where she organized Workshop of The Fairies, JCI PLAY 4×4 8th edition 2014 (awarded in CE Malta 2014), MEET JCI events, BNE and was supportive for many sessions in JCI.
Now she is Local President in JCI Constanta which won at the European Conference of JCI in Istanbul with the “Most Outstanding Local Organization” award.
JCI is a community that attends a lot of events worldwide. In our professional and personal life at some point we have to organize an event: a birthday or a Christmas party, a wedding, a seminar, a workshop or a conference. Ramona Leonida has over six years of experience in organizing events (workshops, conferences, concerts, comedy shows, trainings and seminars) and she wants to share her experience with the National Conference delegates. Attend this session and you will find out how to plan and implement an event, what are the main responsibilities of the organizing team and what recommendations the trainer has from her experience. There will be also a practical exercise on how to organize a MEET JCI event. Participants can ask questions and gain important information about event management.
Liviu is graphic designer professional with a passion for training. He has more than 8 years of volunteering experience and he is a JCI Trainer since 2012. He is specialised in visual and verbal communication training.
During this year, he is the Training and Human Resources Director of JCI Romania and he is an active member of JCI Buzău since the local chapter’s founding.
JCI Admin is the JCI Local Organization management course recommended for any member who wants to become a member of the local board or a leader at any level in the Local Organization. The course covers the structure of the local board, management of the Local Organization affairs and the responsibility of the Local Organization in providing development opportunities that will empower JCI members to create positive change in and outside of JCI.
JCI Admin should be taken by all members who want to fully understand the dynamics of the management and administration of a JCI Local Organization.
She is a JCI Buzău member since 2011, where she was actively involved in several project and in the organization’s Board for several years. In 2014 she becomes JCI Romania’s Communication Director, introducing and representing the organisation National and International. Now, in 2015 she takes on a new challenge by planning to open, for the first time in the history of JCI Romania, of a JCI organization in the same city/community. The Chapter will be called JCI Impact București.
Ana is a trainer, blogger, Public Relations specialist and she loves to smile.
During “Effective Communication” training we will learn, along side Ana about the good and bad examples of internal and external organizational communication.
Diana is the Vice President for Development South of JCI Romania. She started her business in marketing and communication one year ago and is experiencing first hand, the challenges of young entrepreneurs and leaders. Previously she has 10 years of experience in media, sales, account management, sports event organization, e-commerce and project coordination.
A believer in social equality, Diana has been volunteering since the age of 12.
Immediate Past President of JCI Bucharest, she has contributed immensely to the financial and membership stability of the local organization.
Official JCI Trainer since 2013.
Effective Leadership focuses on examples of great leaders, their skills and the ability to develop better leadership abilities through lifelong learning. The training is extremely interactive and provides a very good platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions.