Digitisation is here and is coming with unprecedented challenges for CIOs

More than 200 experts, IT managers and technology leaders gathered this year to the National Conference of IT Managers from Romania to discuss a new vision of the business world in the Digital Age, whose main pillars are Cloud services, new technologies, productivity, mobility, and data analysis.  

Organised by CIO Council Romania and Cariere magazine on 30 March, at Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, the CIO Council National Conference 2017 was moderated by Yugo Neumorni – President CIO Council Romania and IT Director Hidroelectrica, Carmen Adamescu – Partner, Head of IT Advisory Services at EY Romania and Gianrodolfo Tonielli – Managing Director at Accenture Technology Services in CEE. Great topics contributed to the fifth edition of the conference success, driving the main conference sessions and discussion panels like “Digital Transformation: from technical to business strategies and mindsets Capabilities”, “Cybersecurity. Open SI vs. Secure IT. The Dark Side of the Cloud” or  “Innovation is the sole future of business “.

A digital economy is based first of all on a smart society, focused on people, where business and social revolutions are more than relevant. The everyday impact of technology on people’s lives is not only related to the level of experience. Is related to everyone change. “Digitisation is not a phenomenon of which we speak in the future tense. It is here and comes with unprecedented challenges for CIOs in companies. We are in the digital age, in the era of robots and artificial intelligence, and in the cognitive era,” said Yugo Neumorni, President CIO Council Romania in the Conference opening speech. „Companies, businesses and the whole society turn in a manner difficult to predict in a few years ago. CIOs must be the right hand of executives and should be included on the boards of companies as their role is decisive, both for remodelling business and for prevention and protection against cyber-attacks.”

Every IT professional is interested today in megatrends that dominate business climate. “We must think how to prepare and how to help our customers, looking not only at our industry but also what others do”, said Emin Alper Karacar, Partner at Advisory Services EY Central & Southeast Europe in the first keynote speech from the Conference. Looking to the main IT trends, Marius Antonie – Technology Consulting Manager to Accenture, said “Technology must adapt to our needs, not vice versa. There must be a partnership between us and technology, we must make technology to work for us “. The statement was supported by a robot live demonstration with a machine ready to understand and to execute human commands and to assign a task to other intelligent devices. You can watch the robot demo below.

Looking to the human position in this relationship with intelligent technologies, we have to recognise that disruptive technology put great pressure on people’s position from the current job market. “Surprise, people are the most important. We recognise that technology shapes the world, but the key is still represented by people, what matters most is the man “, highlights Corina Gonteanu Strategic Marketing Director of ManpowerGroup Europe. Cristian Paţachia-Sultanoiu, Development & Innovation Manager at Orange Romania presented the company’s vision on new innovations, with a comprehensive review of the Alba Iulia smart city project, the first big smart city project in Romania, based on public Wi-Fi hotspots with secure Internet access in public areas, public transport smart solution, media and communication platforms and reporting municipality system based on LoRa WAN infrastructure with communicating devices connected to the Internet and public lighting management solutions.

In the security and safety for the digital environment panel Catalina Dodu, Country Manager at Atos IT Solutions and Services Romania pointed out some essential things. “When it comes to cybersecurity, there are two types to organisational: those who have been attacked and those that don’t know they have been attacked. Hacking is no longer the work of a bored teenager; it has become an economy supported by companies and in some cases, state actors,” warned Catalina Dodu.

Foto Credit: CIO Council

The third session of the conference entitled “Innovation Is the Sole Future of Business” was opened by Bogdan Tudor, Vice President CIO Council Romania, CEO of Startech Team, who explained the concept of “Digital Transformation Company for Exponential Growth”. “It’s the best time to work in IT because you are connected to huge opportunities opened by the changes brought by technology. We must take advantage of a world in constant change. Every revolution is a great opportunity … for those who are prepared to take advantage of it,” said Bogdan Tudor.

Dragoş Dincă, IT Director at the Romanian Post tried to offer an answer to sensitive questions: “Will Robots destroy jobs?” “Is Romania ready for such a revolution?” Dragos Dincă believes that will create jobs, but that “we must build a trusted environment, both at the country level and organisational level. In addition, it can provide alternative jobs for those who might lose jobs as a result of automation, using retraining programs.”

Finally, Cristian Cucu, CIO at Romanian Government CIO Office said that the overall situation is delicate and we must look to the CIO from a perspective of Business Intelligence. “CIO’s need to be on the board of management to solve problems and to point out some other things really is a gap, but we must take advantage of the huge accelerator technology.”


AGORA Group și cloudmania au lansat acum cateva saptamani scrisorile de intentie pentru proiectul 


Precedentele editii au avut ca teme principale:Catalog Digital Industry

  2. IaaS – Infrastructure–as-a-Service
  4. Internet of Things
  5. Digital Industry

Linkuri catre versiunile online ale acestora pot fi gasite pe pagina:Who is cloudmania?”

Catalogul Hybrid Cloud  își propune să ofere organizațiilor și companiilor locale cele mai relevante informații legate de caracteristicile tehnice, comerciale și criteriile de selecție ale platformelor hibride de Cloud, precum și modalitățile de adopție, nivelul de absorbție și principalele tendințe asociate fenomenului de transformare digitală.  





Haapy New Year 2017 in the Cloud!


cloud☁mania Best Of in 2015

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for cloud☁mania blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,500 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


What? Why Attend? When? Where? Who? How To?

Don’t miss your most interesting cloud events of the Second Half of 2015 – more exactly September-December 2015 period.

Even the time is too short for Registration or from various reasons you have not possibility to participate, you may access official pages of the events and to see keynote topics or workshop activities. Some organizers are offering online participation or recording facilities.


Las VegasWhat? TELCO Big Data Summit

Why Attend?  Telco Big Data US 2015 is North America’s ONLY Big Data event with a specific carrier focus. Bringing together representatives from across the region, the event will provide key insights into the challenges and benefits of operators utilizing data and analytics to deliver a personalized service to the end user, as well as monetizing operators’ existing data to create new revenue streams.

Where? Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas, NV 

When? September 9, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE


CopenhagenWhatSAP in the Cloud Forum

Why Attend? Know the requirements, key considerations, and tradeoffs you’ll need to address before migrating your SAP® solutions to the cloud; Learn which cloud model — full service or development service — is best for your SAP installation; Deploy SAP HANA® in the cloud and ensure optimal configuration, security, and performance; Get an overview of IBM and SoftLayer IaaS and PaaS solutions for core SAP ERP applications and SAP HANA;

Where? Radisson Blu Falconer Hotel & Conf. Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

When? September 9, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE

And multiple locations in EU, USA, and S. America between September-November 2015.



DenverWhat? SQUAD Conference 2015

Why Attend?  The SQUAD conference is for anyone interested in the delivery of quality software and systems. The conference is focused specifically for Software Testers, QA Managers and Directors. Please join us for 2 days of learning, networking, interacting with cutting edge speakers, meeting with companies and having fun while developing your awareness of what is currently happening in the QA and test field.

Where?  PPA Event Center, Denver CO

When? September 14-15, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



London 1What? Managed Services & Hosting Summit

Why Attend?  An executive-level event exploring the business opportunities for the ICT channel around the delivery of Managed Services and Hosting. The rapid and accelerating change in the way customers wish to purchase, consume and pay for their IT solutions is making the channel completely redefine its role, business models and relationships.

Where?  155 Bishopsgate, London, UK

When? September 17, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE


Amsterdam 1What? PERCONA Live Europe

Why Attend?  The Percona Live Data Performance Conference is the premier event for the rich and diverse MySQL, NoSQL and data in the cloud ecosystems in Europe. It is the place to be for the open source community as well as businesses that thrive in the MySQL, NoSQL, cloud, big data and IoT (Internet of Things) marketplaces.

Where?  Mӧvenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherland

When? September 21-23, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



SibiuWhat? Cybersecurity in Romania, a Central European public-private dialog platform

Why Attend?  As in the precedent edition, the ITU (International Telecommunication Union, UNO-Geneva), decided to support the organization of the 2014 congress, by ensuring the presence of its cyber-security direction and by allowing us, thanks to a special grant, to invite internationally renowned CERT & independent specialists. Warrant of the neutrality of the event, the Embassy of Switzerland to Romania granted its Aegis and the congress will take place under the High Patronage and in presence of the Swiss Ambassador, H.E. Jean-Hubert Lebet.

The CERT-RO (Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team) continues to partner with the congress, in order to help the organizers, thanks to its team’s advises, ideas and contacts. The ‘breaking news’ in comparison with the precedent editions is that the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) as well as the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police (IGPR) decided to become partners too. Under this triple Aegis and with their help, not only we are sure that the most prominent State actors will be present, but, much more, we can be certain that the congress will raise the right hottest questions and topic in real time. Romanian IT security firms as well as professional associations such as ARASEC/RAISA will help us to get, in the same time, the private sector priorities in order to fix the most pertinent agenda.

Where?   Culture House Sibiu, Romania

When? September 23-26, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE


ParisWhat? IDC Conferences: Du Cloud Privé au Cloud Hybride, vers une DSI as a service 

Why Attend?  Consolidation, rationalisation, virtualisation… les entreprises ont pour la plupart posé les premières pierres de la construction de leur Cloud privé. Elles sont dorénavant en phase d’automatisation et d’orchestration, en test de débordement sur le Cloud Public et en cours de lancement ou de modernisation de leurs catalogues de services. Elles tendent peu ou prou vers un modèle d’IT as a service et avancent pas à pas, chacune à son rythme, vers de vrais Business Models de Cloud avec des services et des ressources à la demande, facturés aux métiers et administrables de manière simple et dynamique.

Where? Centre de Conférences Paris Victoire, Paris, France

When? September 29, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



Bucurwsti InterWhat? IDC Cloud Innovation Forum 2015

Why Attend?  IDC’s Cloud event series is a unique opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field about top cloud strategies, developing a cloud-first approach, improving overall cloud performance, and operational best practices for managing and optimizing the new cloud models. Open Source versus Proprietary Hypervisor technologies, Security and Compliance, Open Standards, Hybrid and Interoperability, High Availability, and Emerging Cloud Segments are among the critical issues to be discussed, with all participants expected to come away more productive and confident in this emerging technology.

Where? Intercontinental Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

When? September 30, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



Bucuresti RomexpoWhat? Internet & Mobile World 2015

Why Attend?  Save a spot in the digital district. The world as we know it is being shaped by digital as we speak. Its architects are now visionaries, thought leaders and entrepreneurs. They design how all our experiences will look like in the future by coming up with new ideas and technologies.

Where? Pavilionul Exp. Romexpo, Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

When? October 7 – 8, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



London ExcelWhat? IP Expo Europe

Why Attend?  Cloud & Infrastructure Europe at IP EXPO Europe showcases the next generation of cloud and infrastructure solutions for enterprises. Discover how the hottest new technologies can help you build more scalable, agile, efficient IT.

Where? ExCel, London, UK

When? October 7 – 8, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



LondonWhat? CDO Summit 2015

Why Attend?  Chief Digital Officer Summit UK, is the better place to see how digital transformation is influencing business models.

Where? 30 Euston Square, London, UK

When? October 7, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



DusseldorfWhat? SDN & OpenFlow World Congress

Why Attend?  Carriers are looking to leverage SDN and NFV to help them consolidate many network equipment types onto industry-standard high-volume servers, switches and storage, thus providing a new network production environment which lowers cost, raises efficiency and increases agility. The NFV project was launched by a group of Tier 1 carriers, including BT, NTT, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI and others, at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Darmstadt in October 2012

Where? Swissôtel Düsseldorf, Germany

When? October 12-16, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE


PhiladelphiaWhat? Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence – IoT, Cloud, & Mobility Convergence

Why Attend?  Smart VAR Summit powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies and BSM offers both education and networking opportunities designed to help today’s channel understand and unlock new revenue streams.  The convergence of these 3 disruptive trends—IoT, Cloud and Mobility—is creating new opportunities for those who engage early and deliver new customer value.

Where? Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

When? October 14, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



SF MosconeWhat? HTML5 Developer Conference

Why Attend?  HTML5Devconf is the largest gathering of technical software developers, designers and decision makers in the world focused on Internet software technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, node.js and other cross platform web, mobile and server technologies.

Where? Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

When? October 19-20, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



londonWhat? IDC Hybrid Cloud Conference 2015

Why Attend?  IDC’s Enterprise Cloud portfolio continues to serve as the premier gathering for IT leaders and executives with a focus on improving efficiency and productivity of their enterprises, through cloud technology. This unique experience will be filled with thought-provoking presentations, analyst engagement, real-world case studies, and access to leading and innovative cloud providers.

Where? America Square Conference Centre, London, UK

When? October 22, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



Columbus OhiaWhat? CloudDevelop 2015

Why Attend?  CloudDevelop aims to bring together people exploring every aspect of cloud computing. If you’re a developer working with .NET, Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, or just about anything else, you’ll find sessions here relevant to you. If you manage the infrastructure that makes IT work, you’ll find great content about public and private clouds here. Big data and cloud computing go hand in hand. Come listen to experts who are solving real world information problems.

Where? The Ohio Union, Columbus, OH

When? October 23, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



TimisoaraWhat? A1 Outsourcing

Why Attend?  A1 Outsourcing is an International Outsourcing Convention & Career Fair. Romania is one of the most important destinations for investors in Outsourcing services field from Eastern Europe because, increasingly more companies chose to move their projects and
departments in this region. In 2015 the demand for services is increasing, driving with it the growing demand for employment and personnel, particularly in the IT sector.

Where & When?  

Timișoara – October 23-24, 2015, CRAFT Timisoara.

București – October 30-31, 2015, Hotel Caro.

Brașov – November 05-07, 2015 , Hotel Aro.

Details and Registration: HERE


Amsterdam 2What? OSCON

Why Attend?  Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent, open source has become modus operandi, powering the next wave of innovation in cloud, data, and mobile technologies. OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. In the early days, this trailblazing O’Reilly event was focused on changing mainstream business thinking and practices; today OSCON is about real-world practices and how to successfully implement open source in your workflow or projects.

Where? RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein Amsterdam, The Netherlands

When? October 26-28, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



Santa ClaraWhat? Cloud Expo

Why Attend?  Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud. Only Cloud Expo brings together all this in a single location: Cloud Computing, Big Data, SDDC, IoT, DevOps, and WebRTC

Where? Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

When? November 3 – 5, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



CLOUD LONDON 3What? Oracle Modern Marketing Experience Europe 2015

Why Attend?  Attend Modern Marketing Experience Europe and engage with leaders and peers in Modern Marketing to gain unprecedented insights. Join these practitioners and executives on session tracks featuring best practices in cross-channel orchestration, engagement marketing, harnessing innovation, and audience data and advertising. Learn proven strategies and tactics you can use to drive digital marketing success and revenue generation.

Where? Hilton Metropole Hotel, London, UK

When? November 17 – 19, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



CLOUD LONDON 1What? DatacenterDynamics Converged

Why Attend?  SDN, Hyper Converged, Open Architecture, NFV, Web Scale, Disaggregation…. it’s getting confusing isn’t it? The data center stack keeps on getting more complicated, that’s why the smartest crowd in town converges on London’s ExCeL every November. As the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Big Data and Clouds drive the industry, DCD Europe is bout NOT forgetting the engine. Join 3,000+ other professionals whose day job is to keep the digital world up and running.

Where? ExCel, London, UK

When? November 18 – 19, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE


Hong KongWhat? Cloud Asia Forum

Why Attend?  The 6th Cloud Asia Forum is the most comprehensive Cloud Computing event in the Asian region. Coming from the producers of the Cloud World series, this event is built to answer all your questions whether you are an Enterprise or Telco, and show you the way to future-proof your business through Cloud and DevOps. Now in its 6th year, Cloud Asia Forum has grown to address more topics on how to offer smarter products and services. A range of keynotes, interactive panel discussions, brainstorming breakouts, industry briefings and more will offer expert views on how to engage with your audience through enterprise apps. Learn how to apply and leverage on Internet of Things technology considering the Asian market status and needs or how to ensure ROI from Big Data investment through Data Analytics tailored to your business needs.

Where? The Mira, Hong Kong

When? November 24 – 25, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



StockholmWhat? IDC Datacenter Disruption

Why Attend?  Today, European organizations execute their digital transformation agendas to provide superior customer experiences in real-time. But are their datacenters ready for the new challenges? European organization are currently looking for new types of IT infrastructure that have optimal cost/performance characteristics to deliver faster time to market, agility and competitive advantage. With the emergence of cloud, datacenter architectures have shifted from being hardware centric to being software controlled. IT decision makers are looking at software-defined datacenters, cloud, and automation to help drive more efficient operational models across IT. Whether based on physical or virtual systems or private, public, or hybrid cloud, the goal is to standardize and automate service delivery, empower end users, increase IT staff agility, and take cost out of the environment.

Where? Grand Hotel Södra, Stockholm, Sweden

When? December. 1st, 2015

Details and Registration: HERE



The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

%d bloggers like this: