Day I - April 27

Moldova ICT Summit 2016

Empowering Tech Future


ICT4 Development

Prut Room

ICT Startup

Nistru Room

Powered by USAID Competitiveness Project

ICT4 Business

Raut Room

8:30 - 9:00 Registration 
9:00 - 11:00



Mr. Vasile BOTNARI, Minister of ICT: Stocktaking report

Mr. Pavel FILIP, Prime Minister of Moldova: Welcoming speech

Mr. Andrian CANDU, Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova: Welcoming speach

H.E. Mr. James D. PETTIT, USA Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova: Welcoming speech

H.E. Ms. Signe BURGSTALLER, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of MoldovaWelcoming speech

Mr. Veaceslav CUNEV, President of the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies: Welcoming speech

Ms. Irina KOZLOVA, GM Microsoft: Moldova's Tech Future 


Eliza KRUCZKOWSKA, Startup Poland, Dash DHAKSHINAMOORTHY, Startup Malaysia: Enabling tech-entrepreneurship in Moldova

11.00 - 11.30

Protocol Photo, Press Briefing

11:00 - 11:30    Break
11:30 - 13:00      

SESSION II.  Internet of Things 


Internet of Things: six key factors for success

Denis GUDYM, Government Affairs Manager for Russia and CIS, Intel Corporation


Connected Cows 

Sergiu CIBOTARU, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft


Digital experience and innovations beyond connectivity at ORANGE Moldova

Ludmila NISTORICA, Marketing and Communication Director Orange Moldova


Internet of Things by Cisco

Dmitry KRASILNIKOV, Territory Business Manager at Cisco Systems


Branch network transformation – a journey of improvement and discovery

Anna PANKRAZ, Sales Manager EECA, Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH, Germany

SESSION II. The vital importance of a healthy startup ecosystem. Success stories from around the world


Start-Up Chile and the story of Chile's entrepreneurial revolution 

Catalina BRÄUCHLE, Head of Communications, Startup Chile


The road so far. Startup community in Ukraine

Nikolay SAVIN, Partner. Managing director of GrowthUP Business Accelerator, Ukraine


Bulgarian secret sauce: the founder’s cloak effect

Chris GERGIEV, Founder Startup Bulgaria


Entrepreneurship in Asia - similarities and differences with CEE

Dash DHAKSHINAMOORTHY, Startup Malaysia

Anca ALBU, CEE Changers - fireside chat, Romania

SESSION II. IT Solutions to make your Business Grow


Samsung – Moldova strategic partnership

Mr. Jaisul YU, Vice President of Samsung Electronics

Alexandr TITORENCO, Samsung Trainer, Samsung Electronics Ukraine Company, LLC, Regional office in Moldova


How to improve customer satisfaction while cutting on operational costs, Juergen PFALZER, Infinica GmbH


Large company as another startup

Alex GUŢAGA, Team Leader, Applications Management discipline, Endava Moldova


13:00 - 14:00     Lunch

SESSION III. Tech Revolution and Future of ICT


The 4th Industrial Revolution has begun! Countries will not be divided now between developing and developed but between innovative and not innovative!

Dmitry KAMINSKIY, Deep Knowledge Ventures, Moldova Veaceslav KUNEV, CEO Deeplace


Why does Moldova still have a place among the innovative countries?

Center of Excellence - Next Generation IT-Technologies, New Innovation HUB for Europe 

Veaceslav KUNEV, President of the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies, CEO Deeplace


Exponential Technologies Institute. Overview of the latest trends in Ultra-Innovative technologies. Prediction for 2020 the development of the most significant technologies, and their practical possible impact for Moldova

Dmitry KAMINSKIY, Deep Knowledge Ventures


Revolution in Healthcare and Biotech - Gene therapy for preventive and restorative medicine
A personal experiential journey to test gene therapy for aging and bring it to the masses
Liz PARRISH, Founder and CEO of BioViva USA


Moldova 2.0 Implementation for Moldova - FinTech, GovTech, BlockChain, MedTech, Artificial Intelligence. Leapfrog

Alex FORK, Founder and Executive Director, Future FinTech accelerator, Russia

SESSION III. Growing competitive startups in emerging markets


ICT SMEs from emerging markets as early adopters of the new marketing techniques. Case studies from the Balkans

Eva PIPEREVSKA, G6 / Startup Weekend Skopje, Macedonia


Money isn't everything - the real role of VC fund in entrepreneurial ecosystem

Agata KUKWA, Co-founder & Communications Leader,, Poland 


Panel discussion: What drives great entrepreneurs?


Anastasiya BARDUNOVA, Communications and PR @ Imaguru Startup Hub, GEW Belarus

Dovydas VARKULEVICIUS, Startup Lithuania

Nail VALIYEV,, Azerbaijan

Kumail JETHA, Endava, Moldova

SESSION III. MUK. Industry Leadership in ICT transformation


Cisco Collaboration solutions for Midsize Business

Igor BOBROV, Head of Cisco Department, MUK, Ukraine


EMC2 Hyper- Converged Infrastructure: modernize your data center for simple and agile IT

Dmitriy ZAMOSTIEV, EMC2 and VCE expert, MUK, Ukraine


Cisco BYOD Smart Solution = Device Freedom and Network Security

Igor BOBROV, Head of Cisco Department, MUK, Ukraine 

16:00 - 16:30   Break
16:30 - 17:30

SESSION IV. ICT Sector Development Opportunities



Panel Discussion on Opportunities to support and develop the ICT and Innovation Sector of Moldova

Sergiu BOTEZATU, Senior Project Manager USAID

Filip STOYANOVICH, Chief of Party / Director, USAID Regional Economic Growth (REG) Project initiative


Maxim MASIUTIN, Director Ritlabs, Moldova




SESSION IV. The business of games


Success model of Kiev: example of Ubisoft Kiev
and the growth to 100 employees in 6 years

Adrian SERBANESCU, Operations Manager, Ubisoft, Ukraine


Games Industry bigger than Movie Industry in 2015  

Vasile BRAGA, Game Factory Organizer


Why making games in Moldova

Game designer & developer, Spooky H
ouse, Moldova


Marketing and VR
Dumitru Gangaliuc, CEO & Founder, Rift Time Moldova 

SESSION IV. MUK. Data protection challenges of today and tomorrow


Information is king: redefine your business with EMC2

Anatolii TRINIEIEV, Commercial Account Representative, EMC2, CIS-countries



Cisco Safe: Comprehensive Network Security Approach

Elena LESCHENKO, Expert in network security, MUK, Ukraine


Availability, backup and archive from EMCyou can trust

Vadim LANOVOY, MUK, Ukraine









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