Now, at its fourth edition, the mission of Bucharest Tech Week is to encourage innovation and the adoption of new technologies.
As part of this movement, Business Summits consist of 5 conferences hosting 50+ international & local speakers, discussing tech related topics.
Amina works with Large Enterprise organization to hire and recruit diverse candidates from LinkedIn as well as partnering with them on implementing strategies for retaining this talent. Using data & insights to support companies’ competitive advantage through its talent, both inside and outside LinkedIn. As an Afghani woman, she recognizes the importance of diversity and it is her calling to help spread this message.
Cliff Redeker is an Innovation and Culture Evangelist for Google. He advises brands and policymakers about incorporating Google’s innovation practices into their own organizations, to help make work better throughout the world. Cliff’s work leading the TED-like Talks at Google program has been featured in the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and international publications like El Pais. His other Google passion lies with the Arts and Culture team, where he spreads the story of Google’s commitment to preserve cultural heritage.
He has a MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford. He also earned undergraduate degrees in French business, History, and Psychology from the University of Illinois, where he was a Chancellor’s, Calvin Ke, and Ma-Wan-Da scholar. His personal travel photography (www.cliff.photos) has a viewcount exceeding 800MM, and he’s always looking for another beautiful moment to explore.
FinTech, Payments, Digital Leader. Building the cooperation models between Banks and FinTechs, particularly with regard to the open banking projects as well as driving innovation in the European payments ecosystem. Translating future-oriented ideas into a viable digital value proposition.
Anna has 19 years of experience in the banking and payments industries with a focus on CEE (Citigroup, T-Mobile, mBank, PwC). Particular expertise in the field of innovative digital payment solutions, acquiring, merchant services and digitally enabled financial products (e-commerce, open banking), acquired in the strategy, innovation, product management, and sales-related roles. Anna introduced one of the first online payment gateways in the CEEMEA region as well as the first digital wallet and the mobile payment platform. Managed the implementation of the first local mobile banking apps and the first local mobile payments initiative.
She is a Non-Executive Director of the FinTech/Payments companies in Poland and abroad. Jury Member and Expert at the EU European Innovation Council (EASME Horizon 2020 SME Instrument). Ambassador for the EWPN – European Women Payments Network. Featured in the “TOP 20 Women in FinTech” report (Institute of Innovative Economy, 2017).
Dmitry Soshnikov – Senior Technical Evangelist / Software Engineer at Microsoft, Associate Professor at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, HSE and Moscow Aviation Institute Dmitry combines his work at Microsoft as Technical Evangelist with some teaching engagements at top universities in Russia, where he teaches courses on AI, Functional and Logic Programming.
As an evangelist, he spends a lot of his time making most innovative technologies popular among developers and students, by giving lectures, organizing and driving hackathons and doing actual development together with IT companies across Central and Eastern Europe.
Dmitry promotes modern technologies of software development, has experience in the fields of AI, Internet of things, Windows apps development. He created many online trainings at Microsoft Virtual Academy and Intuit.ru. Dmitry Soshnikov is an author of several books and more than 60 scientific publications.
Today, AI is becoming mainstream, as more and more practical tasks are solved using machine learning and neural networks. Traditionally, data scientists use Python as their language of choice, thus creating barriers to putting AI methods to wider use within .NET community. In this session, we will focus on using .NET for doing AI, starting from using existing cognitive services, to training your own models in C#.
1. Know that it is possible to do data science on .NET platform
2. Learn about machine learning, and how to use some ML algorithms in .NET
3. See some examples of using Cognitive Services and training neural networks in C# using CNTK and ML.NET.
Heinz Kabutz is the author of The Java Specialists’ Newsletter (www.javaspecialists.eu), a publication enjoyed by tens of thousands of Java experts in over 145 countries.
His book “Dynamic Proxies (in German)” was #1 Bestseller on Amazon.de in Fachbücher für Informatik for about five minutes until Amazon fixed their algorithm. Thanks to a supportive mother, he has now sold 5 copies.
Heinz’s Java Specialists’ newsletter is filled with amusing anecdotes of life on the Island of Crete. He is a popular speaker at all the best Java conferences around the world, and also at some of the worst. He teaches Java courses in classrooms around the world, where his prime objective is to make absolutely sure that none of his students fall asleep. He is not always successful.
Java Champion | JavaOne Rockstar | Trainer | Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
Every major Java version introduces a new and better way of managing state. Java 7 gave us Phaser as a replacement for CountDownLatch and CyclicBarrier. Hardly any programmers know how it works, even though we are now on Java 11. Java 8 gave us StampedLock, useful as a lighter read “lock” when building concurrent classes. Again, not very widely known, but lots of use cases. Java 9/10/11 introduced VarHandle as an escape latch for the Unsafe addicts.
In this talk we will show all three concepts and explain when each should be used.
Rakhi works at the intersection of psychology, emerging technology and design. She creates interdisciplinary R&D, Innovation and Skunkworks teams and labs for organisations that want to experiment, think forward and invent the future.
Rakhi has extensive experience observing how people behave, monitoring the world for weak signals, patterns and drivers of change, subsequently creating normative or exploratory futures that lead to innovation in new products, services, business models and experiences. Areas of expertise include: Interplanetary civilisation, innovation for humanity, and behavioural change by design.
Rakhi has created award winning products and identified new commercial opportunities for businesses spanning aerospace and defence, digital health, fintech, hospitality, luxury, retail, and travel. Rakhi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and is qualified as a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol).
She tackles questions such as: How should we transform cities to encourage different social behaviours? What’s the future of the high street? What’s the future of airports? What’s the future of money? How do we encourage entrepreneurship in rural India? – and all the associated business model innovation that accompanies these questions.
Dan leads Ripple’s Regulatory Relations for Europe, managing relationships with central banks, financial Regulators and Governments, and educating policy makers on Ripple’s solutions and role as a fintech service provider. Prior to Ripple, Dan was the Fintech Sector Specialist for the UK’s Department for International Trade, and served as Director of Policy and Regulation at Innovate Finance, the member-led industry body for the UK’s global FinTech community. There he launched the first All-Party Parliamentary Group for FinTech, which provides a forum for UK Parliamentarians to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to FinTech.
Dan also launched the Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG) in Washington DC, which brings together leading U.S. FinTech companies, academics and regulators to help foster an open, collaborative, and inclusive dialogue with respect to FinTech policy approaches. Dan sits on the UK Department for Trade Fintech Board and has been named one of Thomson Reuters ‘Top (UK) Influencers in the Risk, Compliance and RegTech.”
Connecting over 3 billion people globally, the Internet has completely transformed how we work, play, get around and communicate. In an age where we can talk to anyone in the world instantly and for free, why do global payments take days, cost an arm and a leg, and are so unreliable? How can we enable the world to move money like information moves today? Dan can discuss the siloed, fragmented infrastructure of payments today, and the power of blockchain for improving and revolutionizing the global financial system.
1. Learn how blockchain is changing the foundation of cross-border payments and the global economic system.
2. Understand the challenges faced in the global financial sector, especially revolving around banks and payments.
3. Hear what digital assets are doing to solve fundamental issues with payments today and in the years to come.
Business Summits bring you guest speakers to share their cutting-edge perspectives you can`t get in a Google search in the areas of innovation, dev, fintech and human resources.
The event is the ultimate meeting place for business executives, tech founders & innovators designed to build partnerships and build the future of business environment.
The leading companies in Romania come to Business Summits to share their stories and experiences at the indoor exhibition, to help you find how to drive your business growth.