Looking forward to Cluj Innovation Days 2017

Event Date: 
Friday, 31 March, 2017 - 16:30


Where: FSEGA, Babes-Bolyai University - Teodor Mihali Street number 58-60, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Leading specialists representing various organizations in fields such as medicine, public administration and education, gathered in Cluj-Napoca for two days, from March 31 to April 1, for the 4th edition of Cluj Innovation Days “New Business opportunity and social transformation”, an event of Cluj IT.

Having a positive outlook on what the future holds for us in terms of barriers and opportunities, we believe that through collaboration and innovation, we will continuously grow and always rise to any challenge. Thus, we bring you the following video as a snapshot of two intense days of debates on digital medicine and digital governance.


What is Cluj Innovation Days

Cluj Innovation Days (CID) is an annual event organized by Cluj IT Cluster aiming at consolidating the IT sector and creating new innovation based bridges among businesses, academia and the public sector. CID 2017 is the 5th edition of the conference and is addressing the topic of Digital Economy, one of the most pressing issues of our modern society. Spreading over two days, the conference program will include presentations and workshops designed to explore current trends, new approaches and innovative solutions in Digital Economy.

Cluj Innovation Days represents a regional forum organised annually by Cluj IT Cluster since 2013, which aims at strengthening the IT community and facilitating interaction with business partners and the public sector. Over 500 people attended last year’s edition which was focused on the topics of Digital Medicine and Digital Government.

In 2017, managers and specialists from the IT industry, representatives from academia, businesses and public administration will join together in the process of seeking answers to questions pertaining to four directions of smart specialization:

  1. Bioinformatics as key sector for advancing into the era of digital medicine;

  2. Internet of Things with applications in agriculture;

  3. Smart cities as foundation for building a better quality of life;

  4. Cyber security to reinforce the trust into the digital world.

Debates will cover key areas of smart specialization: bioinformatics, Internet of Things, smart cities and cybersecurity, but will also tap into hot topics such as social media, digital marketing and artificial intelligence while also looking at the business potential of the digital transformation process.


CloudWATCH2 agenda

CloudWATCH2 will attend the event with two of our representatives, David Wallom,  Oxford eResearch Centre and Frank Sullivan, Strategic Blue.

CloudWATCH2 also facilitated the presence of George IoannidisDirector at IN2  and of Andy Alic, Software Engineer at Universitat Politècnica de València and EUBra-BIGSEA H2020 project.


DAY 1 - Thursday, 30 March

14:30 - 15:00

Trust and cloud computing, removing the need to trust your cloud provider

Mr. David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre, Oxford University


DAY 2 - Friday, 31 March

Track 1 – for the techies

BLUE Library room, ground floor


09:30 – 11:00

What can be the impact of new European scale regulation on Cloud Computing Security?

Moderator: David Wallom (Oxford University).

Panelists: Radu Stefan (Microsoft), Gelu Vac (Crossover), Tudor Damian (Avaelgo)


Track 3 – for the social minded

ORANGE Library room, ground floor


09:30 – 11:00

Smart Cities and Communities.

Moderator: Paulina Mitrea (Cluj IT).

Panelists: David Walom (Oxford University), Andy S. Alic (Universidad Politecnica Valencia), Miklos Farkas (Printec Group), Daniel Homorodean (Arxia), Ovidiu Pintea (Optima), Cristian Ureche (ParkingPlus), Andrei Kovacs (Life is Hard)


Track 2 – for the business minded

GREEN Library room, ground floor


16:00 – 17:30

Digital Economy, the economy of trust.

Moderator: Dacian Dragos (UBB).

Panelists: Janneke Breeuwsma (Arthur’s Legal), Cristiana Fernbach (Noerr Group), Frank Sullivan (Strategic Blue), Daniel Homorodean (Arxia).


Attend Cluj Innovation Days 2017 online

Haven't you the chance to be in Cluj in person? It's not a problem! If you can not join us physically, you can still be part of this unique experience by participating through LIVE STREAMING platform.

Please visit the registration page and choose the "Conference ticket - Online access for live streaming" option. Before the conference you will receive in your inbox a link which allows you to follow presentations and workshops of Cluj Innovation Days in real time.

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