Moldova ICT Summit 2016 in numbers


  • 80+
    speakers

  • 17+
    partners

  • 1000+
    participants

  • 15+
    visiting countries

  • 3000+
    online viewers

 

James D. Pettit
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova
James D. Pettit U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
09:30
Jim Pettit was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova on January 16, 2015, and presented his credentials to President Nicolae Timofti on January 30, 2015. He has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services within the Consular Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State since November 2010. The Overseas Citizens Services Directorate includes the Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management, the Office of Children’s Issues, and the Office of Policy Review and Interagency Liaison. Most recently, Jim was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine (2007-2010), Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia (2003-2007), and Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria (1999-2003). In Washington, he previously served within the Visa Services Directorate, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, the Taiwan Coordination Office, and the Office of Cuban Affairs. He served two previous tours at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, as well as at the American Institute in Taiwan and the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Signe Burgstaller
Ambassador of Sweden to Republic of Moldova
Signe Burgstaller Ambassador of Sweden to Republic of Moldova
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
09:30
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, New York (September 2010-August 2014) Director and Deputy Head of Department, Security Policy Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), Stockholm (January 2007-August 2010) Chair of the EU Working Group on the OSCE and Council of Europe (COSCE) during the Swedish EU Presidency (July 2009-December 2009) Counselor and Special Assistant, Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA60 Jan Eliasson), United Nations, New York (June 2005-December 2006) Deputy Director for Humanitarian Affairs, Global Security Department, MFA, Stockholm (September 2003-June 2005) Counselor and Head of Office, Swedish Liaison Office to UNMIK in Pristina, Kosovo (March 2003-August 2003) Deputy Director for Development Cooperation, Department for Eastern and Central European Affairs, MFA, Stockholm (September 2001-February 2003) First Secretary and Political Affairs Officer, Embassy of Sweden in Washington (September 1997-September 2001) Second Secretary and Political Affairs Officer, Embassy of Sweden in Prague (July 1994-September 1997) Desk Officer, Section for Northern, Central and Eastern European Affairs, Political Department, MFA, Stockholm (September 1992-June 1994)  
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Vitalie Tarlev
Deputy Minister of ICT, Internal evolutions and objectives
Vitalie Tarlev Deputy Minister of ICT, Internal evolutions and objectives
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
09:30
June 2013 – present: Deputy Minister of Information Technology and Communications; December 2005 – June 2013: Head of Directorate of European Integration and International Cooperation, Ministry of Information Technology and Communications; September 2004 – July 2005: Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Romania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration; May 1997 – September 2004: Head of Division, Directorate of External Parliamentary Relations, Secretariat of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.
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Irina Străjescu
President of the Moldovan National Association of the ICT Companies
Irina Străjescu President of the Moldovan National Association of the ICT Companies
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
09:30
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Ana Chirita
Executive Director of ATIC, Senior Project Coordinator, Tekwill
Ana Chirita Executive Director of ATIC, Senior Project Coordinator, Tekwill
Tekwill Academy Programs
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
11:30
Ana Chirita is the Executive Director of the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies. As an advocate for the Moldovan IT community, she plays an important role in developing Moldova’s ICT industry. For the last 6 years Ana has actively been involved in a series of initiatives aiming to advance the competitiveness of the ICT sector and promote the ICT as a core enabler for national economic development. Under her leadership the Association became an important voice of the industry and a viable platform of dialogue and collaboration between the private sector, Government and development partners. Within the Association, Ana manages to attract all the interested stakeholders and needed resources in order to address important for industry challenges. The projects she is managing - Moldova ICT Summit, IT Career Promotion Campaign, Smart Classroom, Educational Initiatives, improving the legal and fiscal framework for ICT companies and many others - are meant to produce impact and strengthen the trust in Moldovan ICT industry. Starting 2015 Ana coordinates the Development of ICT Excellence Center in Moldova Project - Tekwill!
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Nadiya Vasilieva
General Manager Microsoft Ukraine
Nadiya Vasilieva General Manager Microsoft Ukraine
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
09:30
Nadiia has 20 years of working experience in spheres of sales, marketing and strategic planning where she hold range of managerial positions in leading Ukrainian and international companies. Nadiia has joined Microsoft Ukraine in 2012 by receiving position of director of work with governmental authorities, educational, science and healthcare institutions. In this role Nadiia was responsible for development and realization of long-term strategy of cooperation with state authorities including programs of software legalization in state authorities and initiative of corporate social responsibility. Before coming to Microsoft Nadiia hold the position of general director of Amway Ukraine and managed the team with over 300 employees. During Nadiia’s management representative office of Amway in Ukraine was recognized to be the most effective having showed the highest level of annual sales among 26 European countries. In 1997-2010 years Nadiia held managerial positions in company Kyivstar including position of head of corporate business subdivision where she was responsible for operational activities of subdivision, marketing and services sales for corporate clients, etc.
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Nikos Ioannou
Oracle , Strategic Initiatives Lead, Workforce Development Programme, EMEA
Nikos Ioannou Oracle , Strategic Initiatives Lead, Workforce Development Programme, EMEA
Digital transformation; Risk or Opportunity for the Workforce?
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
11:30
Nikos has worked for business, government and NGOs leading  initiatives across Europe and Africa. He was involved in the development of the first IT qualifications framework in the Greek Public Administration. Later on he led EU Affairs at the ECDL Foundation, an NGO dedicated to digital literacy and the development of an IT skilled workforce. Today, he drives Oracle University’s strategic initiative to build the Workforce Development Programme across EMEA in partnership with educational institutions, governments and international organisations.  Nikos lives in Brussels with his wife and two daughters.
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Quincy Carroll
Chief Product Officer of Ellation
Quincy Carroll Chief Product Officer of Ellation
Scaling up after product market fit
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
11:30
Chief Product Officer of Ellation, based in San Francisco and now the largest product software company in Moldova after the recent acquisition of YOPESO. Former executive at Carpooling (acquired by BlaBlaCar), YP, Ebay, and Apple; Stanford GSB.
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Vasile Nedelciuc
Director Endava Moldova
Vasile Nedelciuc Director Endava Moldova
Growing IT business in Moldova, hacks & tips
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
11:30
Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Moscow Aviation Institute. Former researcher in Information Systems and associate professor in Computer Science at TUM. Member of Parliament of three legislatures (1990 – 2001) and one of the editors and voters of Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova. Served as the chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Parliament of Moldova in two legislatures and the head of the Moldovan Delegation to Europe and vice president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.  
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Victor Nappe
CEO at CloudJacket Cyber Security & Co-Founder of VROOM Innovative VR Technologies
Victor Nappe CEO at CloudJacket Cyber Security & Co-Founder of VROOM Innovative VR Technologies
Securing your business through the death of global trends
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Backend
Time
11:30
Victor Nappe is a widely recognized Internet entrepreneur with expertise in finding, developing and deploying highly disruptive technologies. He’s also known to some as the "godfather of Internet cash" for founding the first payment processing network enabling secure online purchases using prepaid calling cards. A startup fundraising mastermind and a noted expert in the field of virtual reality and cyber security, Victor is a frequent writer and speaker for international business forums and magazines. He has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC, CNN, CNNfn, CBS, NBC, TVFN, Jupiter, Sun, AT&T, E-commerce Merchant’s Association and NYU’s Stern School of Management. Also an active family guy, Victor is very involved with the YMCA Adventure Guide and Princess programs.
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Josef Dunne
Founder, Champion Prints 3D
Josef Dunne Founder, Champion Prints 3D
An Introduction to 3D Printing
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
02:00
Josef Dunne FRSA is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Founder of Champion Prints 3D a 3D printing studio based in London, England. They provide 3D printing services across the UK to students, engineers, designers and museums. He gives workshops on the future of local manufacturing and the possibilities of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). This is an exciting space and being able to envision an idea in the morning and have it in your hands in the evening is something magic. Before Champion Prints 3D Josef was founder of Babelverse, an award winning language startup that raised funding from Silicon Valley and participated in Start-Up Chile, he has visited Moldova before and was previously a mentor at Startup Weekend Chisinau 2015. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josefdunne/
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Dionisie Nipomici
Harvard University Student
Dionisie Nipomici Harvard University Student
Digital era in the education, or how modern technologies can make education more efficient, accessible and better
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
02:00
Dionisie Nipomici is currently in his second year at Harvard University studying physics and mathematics. He is a former International Mathematics Olympiad medalist, and Founder of the Moldovan Memory Club. He loves engineering and economics, and is passionate about artificial intelligence and space exploration; in fact, he hopes one day to travel to Mars.
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Rune Sovndahl
CEO, Fantastic Services
Rune Sovndahl CEO, Fantastic Services
Eastern Europe our secret sauce benefit and disadvantages
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Backend
Time
11:30
Rune is an entrepreneur founder and investor in startups globally, working mainly in London and Eastern Europe, Australia, and USA. He is most well known for his role as ceo of the domestic services brand Fantastic Services and his involvement in mentoring and as angel investor in startups. Rune have a colourful background and started programming very early and have been a chef before university and have worked in large corporates as well as startups, he is a adventure and food lover and a cave diver.
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Christina Todorova
Educational Robotics Coordinator at the European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe.
Christina Todorova Educational Robotics Coordinator at the European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe.
Educational robotics for 21st century skills and promoting interest towards STEM
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
04:00
Christina is a robo-enthusiast, tinkerer and educational robotics coordinator at the European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe. Being an educational robotics tutor also, she often works with younger students, pedagogues, researchers and STEM teachers. During the past 2 years, she has worked with more than 700 children, using robotics as a tool to teach digital fluency, mathematics, creativity, communication, collaboration, mathematics and basic programming skills. She is a core designer and initiator of one educational robotics workshop curriculum, developed in alignment with the national school curriculum for mathematics for the fourth grade which. Since November 2016, 6 workshops on this methodology were organized and successfully completed with more than 160 public school students.
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Lasha Antadze
Auction 3.0 - Project lead, Shelf.Network - CEO
Lasha Antadze Auction 3.0 - Project lead, Shelf.Network - CEO
Visionary - Decentralised World. The future of the decentralized world
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Hotspot
Time
02:00
Author of the decentralised auction project, lead of the reform’s team that launched the MVP version of auctioning (in partnership with State land cadastre and President’s administration) on state land trades and communal property lease in Ukraine, Lead Manager of the reform that allowed to consolidate all govermental services in one space, streamline the business processes, digitalise data and synchronise state registries.
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Irakli Kashibadze
CEO Future Laboratory
Irakli Kashibadze CEO Future Laboratory
Innovation Enabling Ecosystem in Georgia
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
11:30
Irakli Kashibadze has 18 years of experience in the field of ICT and Innovation. Irakli Kashibadze founded and later supervised over 3 years the Agency of Innovations and Technologies of Georgia. Projects implemented by the Agency were repeatedly named as one of the most successful projects implemented by the government of Georgia over the past 4 years. Irakli also led reforms on the development of the information society, Internetization of the country, the transition to digital broadcasting. Irakli Kashibadze has 7 years of experience working in leading positions in the State structures, also has entrepreneurial experience in the development of his own Startup initiatives, experience in consulting direction. Since 2017, Irakli Kashibadze has been managing a consulting company in the field of innovations - Future Laboratory
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Ciprian Postaru
CEO Digital City
Ciprian Postaru CEO Digital City
StarNet IT Park project - Digital City
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
11:30
Ciprian has 10 years of experience in risk and project management. For the last 5 years Ciprian was a part of senior management teams of financial companies in Moldova. For almost 1 year he is leading the Digital City project at StarNet.
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Sergey Poplavskiy
Presentation of the first Internet of Things Lab in Moldova, Microsoft Ukraine
Sergey Poplavskiy Presentation of the first Internet of Things Lab in Moldova, Microsoft Ukraine
Presentation of the first Internet of Things Lab in Moldova
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Imaginarium
Time
11:30
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Alexei Gutaga
Service Delivery Manager Applications Management Endava Moldova
Alexei Gutaga Service Delivery Manager Applications Management Endava Moldova
Growing IT business in Moldova, hacks & tips
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
11:30
He is the founder of several startups, including Hailatara.md - a booking system to enable rural tourism. He started his career in the National Informatics Center, and continued at companies as Moldtelecom (Rep. of Moldova) and Interlogics (Japan). Alex has extensive international management consulting experience in building advanced competitive edge for private companies and is also engaged in multiple private enterprise restructuration process in Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and Russia. He’s a Theory of Constraints and LEAN implementation expert with over 8 years of experience. At the moment Alex, is successfully leading a team as part of the Applications Management discipline at Endava, working with one of the largest mobile solutions provider for business travelers and flights around the world, being involved in discipline development. Applications Management – is a new trend in IT, which helps global clients service their core business. This is a topic which Alex will be speaking about, among others, at the upcoming ICT Summit event. In his free time, Alex loves cycling, swimming and is an enthusiastic marathon runner, activity which he actively champions among his peers and colleagues.
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Dinu Turcanu
Head of Information Technology and Communication Directorate, Technical University of Moldova
Dinu Turcanu Head of Information Technology and Communication Directorate, Technical University of Moldova
Office 365 for educational Institutions
Date
2017-03-30
Room
Frontend
Time
04:00
More than 15 years of overall experience in IT, 10 years of experience in systems and networks engineering, 5 years of experience in Administration and Managing. Multiple vendor certifications in IT: Cisco Certified: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Security, Cisco Certified Academy Instructor; Microsoft: Microsoft Certified Professional”, „Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365"; Hewlett-Packard: HP Accredited Integration Specailist, HP Accredited Systems Engineer. Strong technical support background includes LAN and WAN troubleshooting, administration and support.  
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Organized by

Hosted by

  • Tekwill

Partners

DEVELOPMENT

  • USAID
  • Sverige
  • Agentia Austriaca

BUSINESS

  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Ellation
  • Rockstart
  • Tenerlab

MEDIA

  • MoldStreet