TechTalks is a conference gathering both professionals and technology enthusiasts for three days of carefully curated presentations and workshops.

Get informed on the latest technology trends
Interact with people working in the same field as you
Come in contact with speakers representing local and international companies

Speakers

Christoffer Noring

Christoffer Noring

Web Technologies GDE

Google Developers Experts
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Christoffer is a Google developer expert in Web technologies, focusing on AngularJS. Being a passionate developer, he loves to share knowledge. You can follow his blog or GitHub.

Together with like-minded programmers he organized a total of 2000 developers and counting, from UK to Sweden. He also lectures a lot, on average 12 times per year + conferences.

Christoffer likes working in many layers of the application and finds it equally interesting to think about usability and graphics as he does coding the data layer or any other layer for that matter.

Andrei Costescu

Andrei Costescu

Founder & CEO mReady

invitat de BRD Groupe Societe Generale
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Andrei has more than 12 years experience as an entrepreneur. He started his first business just before becoming a student at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. After multiple startups and projects, from wireless networks to custom software development and to mobile marketing, since 2011 he is the founder and CEO of Bucharest based mobile development company mReady.

From his position he helps startups and companies have valuable products used by millions of users. Andrei is also at the very heart of the startup ecosystem, as a mentor and adviser for startup teams all over Romania and Europe.

Andrei Kovacs

Andrei Kovacs

Chief Technology Officer

Life is Hard
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Worked at Life is Hard for the last 7 years, as a developer, project manager and CTO, and previously as a SysAdmin.

In my spare time I’ve been pursuing my passion for Servers & Security by managing Linux Servers and conducting penetration tests.

Nicoleta Benga

Nicoleta Benga

Account Manager

LinkedIn
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As a LinkedIn Account manager, Nicoleta is working with some of the biggest UK media agencies to help drive marketing success on the LinkedIn platform. In 2016 she was awarded for her work in scaling education around the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions suite among agencies and clients.

Prior to LinkedIn, Nicoleta was a consumer trend forecaster at the Future Foundation, a leading independent research agency based in London. She studied Sociology and Political Science in France, the US, and the UK. In her spare time, Nicoleta is currently passionate about the morning rave movement.

George Ciobanu

George Ciobanu

Data Architect

Betfair
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George is a Data Architect at Paddy Power Betfair, with more than 9 years of experience in Data warehousing and data-driven environments.

Equally passionate about Machine Learning, in his spare time he competes in Kaggle competitions. A few months ago, challenged by the idea of improving the online shopping experience by using visual search, he became one of the cofounders of Zimilar, mixing machine learning techniques into an innovative web application.

Romeo Man

Romeo Man

Automation Specialist

Founder of MAN Digital
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Romeo Man is a business automation specialist and founder of MAN Digital, with 8 years of corporate experience in companies like DHL, Electrolux and Premier Farnell and AIESEC alumna.

If you can get him on your side, you’ll start attracting the right people and converting them to customers with a custom-built sales funnel built on data, not hunches. Find out how he does it at www.man.digital and follow him @romeoman.

Umar Hansa

Umar Hansa

GDE & Front-End Web Developer

Springer Nature
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Umar worked at Shazam for 5 years as a web developer. At present he is working at Springer Nature as a front-end web developer.

He has run an active mailing list called Dev Tips where he posts DevTools tricks and more.

Umar has been part of the Google Developer Expert Program for 3 years. He has spoken at SmashingConf, ffconf, SeleniumConf, JavaScript Frameworks Day in Ukraine, WebExpo Prague, Scotland CSS and more. He is passionate about camping and enjoys attempting to make fire in the woods and learning to survive in the wilderness.

Valentin Deac

Valentin Deac

Technical Services Director

HERE Germany
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Valentin Deac comes with 20 years of experience in the IT&C industry, occupying in the last 15 years various manager or director positions in multinational companies. His last position in Romania was that of R&D Site Manager and Executive Director of Nokia Romania until the end of 2010. Valentin moved to Germany in January 2011 where he held in time for Nokia the positions of Service Level Director, Head of Operations Program Management Office and Director of Delivery at the Berlin site. His current position is Technical Services Director at HERE in Germany where he is in charge with the operations, hosting and support of the majority of the HERE services (HERE was the maps and navigation division of Nokia that became independent in 2015 after being acquired by a consortium of the 3 major German car manufacturers: BMW, Audi and Daimler).

Valentin is a passionate public speaker and has been invited in the last 10 years as key presenter to several conferences and events in Romania and abroad.

Alin Mechenici

Alin Mechenici

Trainer, consultant, traveler, geek

Highway to Business
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Alin is a self-made man with interests varying from art to science. He studied Industrial Robots and ePR and founded several organizations in the last 10 years.

Currently he is the founder of Highway to Business, a Swedish company based in Linkoping’s Science Park.

Agenda

Day 1 @ Cluj Arena

Wednesday, November 16
  • 09:30 – 10:00 | Registration
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  • Data Tech Talks

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  • 10:00 – 10:30
  • Andrei Costescu – mReady, invited by BRD Groupe Societe Generale
  • Topic: Innovation as a business model. How can you make it work for you.
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  • 10:30 – 11:00
  • Tudor Gorcia, Microsoft/TNT Computers
  • Topic: Azure IoT Hub & City Next
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  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • George Ciobanu, Betfair
  • Topic: The rise of Deep Learning
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  • 11:30 – 12:00v
  • Coffee break
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  • 12:00 – 12:30
  • Sabin Popa – IBM Client Innovation Center Romania
  • Topic: The Watson Cognitive Cloud
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  • 12:30 – 13:00
  • Mihai Cepoi, Microsoft
  • Productivity & Power BI
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  • 13:00 – 13:30
  • Valentin Deac, Technical Services Director @ HERE Germany
  • Topic: A radiography and future evolution of a Location Based Platform
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  • 13:30 – 14:30
  • Lunch break
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  • IoT Tech Talks – SmartCity

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  • 14:30 – 15:00
  • Irina Scarlat, UBER
  • Topic: The Future of Transportation
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  • 15:00 – 15:30
  • Alexandru Bogdan & Sergiu Petean, LoRaWAN Network Cluj
  • Topic Low-power-WAN the infrastructure enabling IoT
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  • 15:30 – 16:00
  • Sergiu Petean, CEO & Founder at Security4Things
  • Topic: Asses security in IoT era
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  • 16:00 – 16:30
  • Coffee break
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  • IoT Tech Talks – Industry 4.0

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  • 16:30 – 17:00
  • TBC: NTT
  • Industrial IoT focus
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  • 17:00 – 17:30
  • Andrei Kovacs – Life is Hard
  • Topic: The Internet of Insecure Things
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  • 17:30 – 18:00
  • Catalin Pop, Firmware Engineer at Control Data Systems
  • Topic: Wireless from sea to space

Day 2 @ Cluj Arena

Thursday, November 17
  • 09:30 – 10:00 | Registration
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  • Tech in Marketing & Automation Talks

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  • 10:00 – 11:00
  • Nicoleta Benga, LinkedIn
  • Topic: The anatomy of a content strategy for tech B2B & Best practices
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  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • Romeo Man, Man Digital & Sales Manago
  • Topic: Marketing Automation Workshop
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  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • Alin Mechenici, Highway to Business
  • Topic: IOS / Ipad workflow for Project Managers
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  • 13:00 – 14:30
  • Lunch break
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  • Google Developers Experts Track

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  • 14:30 – 15:00
  • Umar Hansa – GOOGLE Developers Expert
  • Topic: Chrome DevTools
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  • 15:00 – 15:30
  • Alex Lakatos – Mozilla Tech Speaker, Senior JavaScript Developer at PayTouch
  • Topic: Angular 2 CLI
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  • 15:30 – 16:00
  • Christoffer Noring – Google Developer Expert in web technologies, Frontend Developer at OVO Energy
  • Topic: Angular 2 with RxJS
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  • 16:00 – 16:30
  • David Carter– Principal Developer, Technology – Sports Product, Paddy Power Betfair Group
  • Topic: Context is Everything (and Other Associated Clichés)
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  • 16:30 – 17:00
  • Coffee break
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  • Frontend Track

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  • 17:00 – 17:30
  • Sergiu Petean – Co-Founder at ChatBots.Academy
  • Topic:ChatBots, the New Browsers
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  • 17:30 – 18:00
  • Vlad Neste, COO – Streamaxia, Streamaxia
  • Topic: Mobile Live Streaming and WebRTC Innovation
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  • 18:00 – 18:30
  • Dan Tudose – Vector Watch
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  • 18:30
  • Cocktail & launch of a local tech product – Streamaxia

Day 3 @ Grand Hotel Italia

Saturday, November 19
  • 09:30 – 10:00 | Registration
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  • ProductDay by SprintPoint @ CodeCamp

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  • 10:00 – 11:00
  • Rory MacDonald, Co-Founder and Chairman @ Age of Peers Ltd
  • Topic: Tech products in open source
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  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • Marius Ursache, Eternime
  • Rocket Fuel: Raising money to accelerate your product
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  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • Michael Ofarrell, Founder @ Mobile Institute
  • Topic: Mobile Products Strategy
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  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • Lunch break
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  • 14:00 – 15:00
  • Ciprian Pasca, Managing Partner @ SprintPoint Techcelerator
  • Topic: B2B Products & Go2Market
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  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • Adrian Pica, Product Manager @ Telenav
  • Topic: Lean Startup & Company Products
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  • 16:00 – 17:00
  • Iulian Padurariu, Founder @ Pony Car Sharing
  • Topic: Open Innovation in tech
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  • 17:00 – 18:00
  • Alex Roja, Executive Director @ Startup Transilvania Center
  • Topic: Product development 101
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On the 16th and the 17th of November the talks will take place at Cluj Arena (Sala multifuncțională, VIP lounge, 2nd floor) and on the 19th of November they will be hosted by Grand Hotel Italia.
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The topics are of strong interest and range across the spectrum of computer science, technology, product management and marketing, including user experience design, computer security, digital marketing, cloud computing programming, Microsoft technologies, mobile and front end, IoT and embedded, and more!
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Speakers will be enlisted both from local communities and international subject matter experts, representing cutting-edge technology leaders.
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The registration is made separately for each conference day and the number of available seats is limited.

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