TechJam is a conference gathering both professionals and technology enthusiasts for two 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

Romeo Man

Romeo Man

Business Automation Specialist

Founder of MAN Digital

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The speaker: Romeo Man is a Business Automation specialist and founder of MAN Digital. 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 MAN.Digital, and follow him @RomeoMan.

Dan Radu

Dan Radu

Founder & President

Macromator B2B Marketing

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The speaker: Dan Radu is the Founder & President of the Macromator B2B Marketing Operations agency from Toronto, Canada with offices in Romania and India. Global enterprises rely on them to run effective digital marketing operations.

The talk: The Rise of the Marketing Technologist

The number of digital marketing technologies (MarTech) doubled year after year in the past years. More professionals who bring to the table a combination of both marketing and tech skills call themselves “Marketing Technologists” and they are the future of marketing.

Bogdan Marian

Bogdan Marian

Technical Lead

iQuest

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The speaker: Polyglot software developer with more than 13 years spent on building Java and .NET applications, currently acting as a technical lead for a group that contributes to high-quality software delivery, through various levels of automation, achieved by implementing a CI and CD pipeline using industry standard technical stack (Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, and more).

The talk: Running Automated Acceptance Tests on Rancher

How can you make sure your product is working as expected before going live? How can your Product Owner really shape your MVP? Acceptance tests let you define the level of expectations the application must satisfy before going live and increase the visibility over what’s working and what’s not. Automating this process leads to more time spent on developing new features instead of spending it on validating them.

 

Ronald Verbrugge

Ronald Verbrugge

CEO

Red To Blue

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The speaker: Ronald Verbrugge has been on the edge of Financial Services, Innovation and IT for 25 years. He founded his first Fintech Solution Company in the ‘90’s, this company became one of the European product leaders on standards solutions for Investment Management. He exited the company successfully in 2004 to Ordina (6500 fte), where he developed a large Finance Solution Unit.

After this event, he acquired together with an investor Nethrom and turned this in TSS-Yonder. Afterwards, he founded Evolvity and started to develop a new Cloud Financial Services platform called YOUBANK. Evolvity has merged with ISDC; when ISDC was sold Ronald split off his Finance Solution activities into Red To Blue, a Global Finance Solution company with subsidiaries in Cluj-Napoca-, Utrecht the Netherlands and Boston USA.

Red to Blue accelerated 2 Fintech companies, Doni (Boston USA) and PensioenPod (Netherlands).

Ronald’s passion is to empower individual households to take charge of their personal financial well-being, by giving them the tools to plan their financial future and use new financial instruments on top of what traditional banks have to offer.

The 1st talk: Disruption in Financial Services? You ain’t seen nothing yet!

The Financial Services Industry is a conservative industry. Because of the power and position of these institutes for a long time the players felt no need to change fundamentally. It is one of the last sectors that will see big changes because of their customers taking over control over their own lives. The Financial Services Industry will have to follow the needs and the demands of their customers, not the other way around.

Ronald will reveal what is happening and show what great opportunities there are when you dare to dream beyond financial services and about facilitating people to embed financial services in their daily lives, using great technology!

Youssef Hautier

Youssef Hautier

Co-Founder

Younify

Details

The speaker: Co-Founder of Younify, a Fintech startup providing the tools of tomorrow to banks and other financial institutions to keep their customers. Present on the Romanian and Swiss market.

The talk:  Fintechs and Banks ? Mutually needed

A new FinTech is started nearly everyday and everyone hopes to capture some of the banks markets. Banks on their side are struggling with raising costs (compliance), plummeting revenues, customer acquisition challenges and increased competition (PSD2). So is it really the FinTechs versus the Banks? Or could it be the Fintechs and the Banks?

 

George Platon

George Platon

CTO and Founder

BuddyGuard

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The speaker: George is a full-stack developer, with a great passion for new technologies, IoT and machine learning. During the years, he was working in different positions, such as Cloud developer, firmware developer, team leader, branch manager and lately entrepreneur. He enjoys getting the best learnings from all the positions he has been through and the people he met – best investment is in yourself 🙂 Currently, George is part of BuddyGuard, a home security product that disrupts the smart home market through special features powered by artificial intelligence (face recognition, voice analysis, object/pet detection, speaker recognition, sound recognition etc.).

At BuddyGuard, he is managing the technical side, which involves many challenges on data security, distributed cloud systems, machine learning optimizations on a limited hardware, BigData and monitoring at scale.

The talk:  IoT large scale deployment, pattern analysis & monitoring – challenges and learnings

Flare is a unique approach to home security. It protects user’s home all by itself, recognizes and identifies friends from foes and adapts to home specifics – such as noisy environments, random schedules, various visitors. Using embedded machine learning algorithms, Flare can understand what is happening in the world around it, and predict dangerous events occurring at home.

We are analyzing both audio (dog barking, glass breaking, steps, speech, alarm, etc.) and video (humans, dogs, cats, faces, fire, etc.) in a parallel manner, to classify events, and learn patterns from them in time. All this intelligence working on a small embedded device, is what makes Flare unique, powerful and challenging to build. Top technical limitations and challenges on the IoT context, usability concerns in IoT, state-of-the-art of the industry will be presented and discussed.  

The workshop:  ML in the home context

In the new social era we are living, we need our homes to adapt to your lifestyle, random scheduled, variety of friends and events. For that, we need our home to understand us, and to learn from us in time.

We will build together few automation algorithms, that will help us to control the home by voice, or chat. We will learn tools to build such a home virtual assistant, and apply them directly during the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to enjoy your home, like never before!

 

Răzvan Florian

Răzvan Florian

Scientist / Director

Institutul Român de Știință și Tehnologie
Details

The speaker:  Răzvan Florian is president of the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology. He is the author of several learning rules for spiking neural networks (the third generation of neural network models). The essential components of one of these rules, developed through mathematical derivations and computer simulations, have been later found by neuroscientists in the brain. Dr. Florian has also founded two IT companies, Arxia (which he has exited) and Epistemio. He is now working on deep neural networks that allow intelligent agents to understand their environment or to autonomously write software.

The talk:  Dr. Florian will discuss about how Machine Learning will impact software development, through AI systems that assist software developers or that are able to automatically develop software.

 

Elena Dobre

Elena Dobre

General Manager

Zarbi Marketing

Details

Google Atelierul Digital vine la TechFest Cluj-Napoca.  Aruncă o privire în culisele celui mai mare program de training de digital din România și află cum poti sa iti cresti cariera sau afacerea.

The speaker: Cu peste 8 ani de specializare în marketing, strategii PPC, web analytics și website usability, Elena construiește campanii online de succes pentru business-uri locale și internaționale. Și-a clădit experiența într-un mediu multicultural și primii pași în online i-a făcut alături de Google Dublin unde a lucrat timp de 3 ani. În prezent conduce agenția Zarbi Marketing al cărei portofoliu cuprinde de la clienți din industria alimentară, fashion, imobiliară până la site-uri de cultură, servicii medicale sau auto. Interesul pentru educarea pieței a dus-o în poziția de Senior Trainer la Institutul de Marketing unde, de peste 2 ani, își dezvăluie cunoștințele către cursanți cu background divers care au ca scop comun succesul în mediul online.

The workshop: Cursul are o durată de aproximativ 2h:30min  și va fi bazat pe un studiu de caz făcut asupra unei companii reale, iar în cadrul acestuia vor fi abordate subiecte precum:

  • Strategii de promovare
  • Social Media
  • AdWords
  • Web Analytics

Atelierul Digital Google face parte din inițiativa la nivel europeană Growth Engine, prin care Google își propune să ajute tinerii să își dezvolte afacerea, cariera sau pur și simplu încrederea în forțele proprii. După cursul offline, poți continua cursul online (care este la rândul lui gratuit), iar după parcurgerea celor 23 de module de învăţare poți da examenul în urma căruia vei obţine certificarea aprobată de Google şi IAB Europa. Pentru certificare online poți intra aici.

Evenimentul este organizat de @Fundaţia Leaders, cu susţinerea Google Romania în cadrul TechFest.

Andrei Draghia

Andrei Draghia

Technical Lead

iQuest

Details

The speaker: Passionate software developer, currently playing the Technical Leader role for Hybris teams. From pre-sales to maintenance & support, fought in all project phases.

The talk: Tales of a Hybris solution provider

Would you like to know what can crash an entire Hybris production system? Or how we made Hybris meet the performance KPIs on not-enough hardware? Or how we took advantage of certain functionalities to deliver tough requirements? If the answer is yes to at least one question or the question seem familiar to you, this is the right talk to be at!

Sebastian Mękal

Sebastian Mękal

Senior Software Engineer

iQuest

Details

The speaker: Sebastian has more than 5 years of experience in software development, including 3 years in SAP Hybris commerce. During that time he was working both on customer and internal Hybris projects.

During free time, Sebastian enjoys reading books or playing basketball.

The talk: SAP Hybris and Facebook chatbot

Today e-commerce is not only about a web page. In order to increase revenue and get new customers, entrepreneurs have to be opened to new sales channels. One of them can be Facebook chatbot. Combining it with SAP Hybris Commerce creates better, personalized customer experience.

Tudor Damian

Tudor Damian

Executive Manager

Avaelgo

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The speaker: Tudor Damian is the Executive Manager of Avaelgo, a Microsoft Gold Partner on Cloud Platform based in Eastern Europe (Romania).

As an IT consultant with more than 10 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, Tudor is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and a technical speaker at local and regional community events. He often talks about the latest technologies and trends with themes including cloud and hybrid networking & security, virtualization technologies, social engineering and information security awareness, web application security, white-hat hacking and penetration testing techniques.

He is also one of the organizers of the ITCamp conference in Romania. His day to day activities include providing IT advisory services, designing and implementing IT solutions, as well as delivering technical training sessions for experts and beginners alike.

The talk: GDPR – T minus 6 months. Are you ready?

Whether or not you’re familiar with GDPR, the new EU directive on General Data Protection Regulation is due to come into effect in May 2018, which leaves very little time for any last-minute actions. Attend this session for a quick overview of what GDPR means for you and to discover how to better protect yourself and your data.

Andrei Grigoraș

Andrei Grigoraș

Test Manager

iQuest

Details

The speaker: Currently working in iQuest as a Test Manager. 9 years’ experience in Software testing with a focus in the last 7 years’ on testing Smarthome solutions.

The talk: IoT – Testing a SmartHome Solution

Testing Approach and Challenges. The presentation will cover a short description of the Project, Testing Types and levels and Testing related Challenges encountered up until now.

Alexandra-Diana Cohuțiu

Alexandra-Diana Cohuțiu

Managing Associate

Laurențiu, Laurențiu & Associates – Attorneys at Law

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The talk: Legal challenges for companies. From setting up the relationship with the investors to data protection.

Some legal challenges for companies, which arise from structuring the relationship with the investors and from risks of the operational aspects, like the challenges regarding data protection and the new EU-Regulation on data protection.

The speaker: Sharp and always en garde, Alexandra is known for always paying attention to details and carefully planning her moves and strategies, for thinking outside the box and surprising with her innovative approach. Among others, she has wide experience in structuring complex start-up investment deals, in data protection, e-commerce, m-commerce and IT matters, as well as regarding registration, licensing, protection and enforcement of IP rights, trademarks, patents and designs.

Alexandru Catrin

Alexandru Catrin

LoRaWAN Project Manager

AdNet Telecom

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The speaker Alex is a member of AdNet Telecom, being in charge of Lora WAN. As a telecom & IT professional expert, with more than 10 years experience in Romania IT environment, he has managed many IT & telecom engineering, architecture, and multiple teams

The talk: Lora WAN – it is known that when a beneficiary wants to implement an IoT infrastructure they have a lot of headache from the complexity of connecting, securing and managing sensors, gateways servers and so on to the fact that data remains locked inside and to the very difficult way of moving data to the right app at the right time. The Adnet Solution as a operator for Lora WAN network can help securely transport data from sensors to any destination. In order to achieve this we have developed an application – SensAdnet – that can help system & network engineers to model, transform, filter and transport the data.

Smart metering, industrial, connected home, wearables & mHealth, smart grids, tracking, agriculture, smart city all of this sectors can be beneficiaries of this technology, implementing it much faster than traditionally solutions and with full customer ownership of data!

Markus Schmitt

Markus Schmitt

CEO & Head of Data Science

Data Revenue

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The speaker: Markus is the CEO & Head of Data Science of Berlin-based Machine Learning Consultancy Data Revenue. Previously founder of Fahrstundenplaner and Airbucks (Web Apps), as well as Rotebete Kunst (Art Agency) as well as investment advisor at Team Europe. He graduated in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick.

The talk: When should you use AI? – A practical intro to Machine Learning

AI and Machine Learning are no mystery, and also not that complex. This talk will give a practical introduction to machine learning. What are common misconceptions? How smart are machines really? And how can you tell when machine learning is the right tool to use?

Roland Kentsch

Roland Kentsch

Solution Architect

iQuest

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The speaker: Solution Architect with 18 years of overall experience, 12 in the Telco industry. went from software developer to architecture, business analysis and product management. Mostly involved in pre-sales in the last years.

The talk: SAP Hybris Functional and Technical Presentation

Details:

Functionality overview
Architecture overview
Accelerators, modules
Integrations
Data management

Stéphane Demicheli

Stéphane Demicheli

Marketing Innovation Manager

BRD – Groupe Société Générale

Details

Design thinking process is the definition of a meaningful and actionable problem statement which needs to be solved. This workshop aims to enable your innovation capabilities by:

  • Explaining the innovation process (design thinking steps)
  • Inspiring with examples
  • Tips and tricks for idea generation
  • Practicing with gamification

At the end of the session, you will have a clear understanding and a strong willing to apply those techniques on your own.

Tudor Stanciu

Tudor Stanciu

Solution Architect

IBM

Details

The speaker: Tudor is a Solution architect focused on customer engagement and commerce for telco and transportation verticals, covering the full lifecycle of a project from presales to discovery and analysis to implementation.

The talk: Commerce in the 5G era

Do you wonder how the 5G will change the commerce in the next years? Join us to see how IoT, cognitive or micro services are affecting customer engagement in this wave.

Ovidiu Cical

Ovidiu Cical

Software Architect

CoSoSys / OWASP

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The speaker:  Ovidiu is a cybersecurity enthusiast and Software Architect @ CoSoSys with over 10 years of experience in the field of information technology, working with various programming languages and technologies.

In his free time, he enjoy giving back to the information security community and, as a board member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)’s branch in Cluj-Napoca.

The talk:  Cybersecurity APIs to add security, DLP features & HIPAA, GDPR and other compliance policies at the core of your apps.

Alexandra Retegan

Alexandra Retegan

Project Manager

Evozon

Details

The speaker: Alexandra plays the Project manager role in a Hybris team, bridging the gap between the needs of a business and those of an implementation team. She likes to make things happen.

The talk: Helping clients get phygital with SAP Hybris Commerce & Scrum

What are some of the challenges of making traditional and e-commerce get together? How can you best help your client define his business needs? Maybe as a solution provider you can do more than previously assumed and pull your weight as a guide in this beautiful journey of digital transformation.

Agenda Day 1, Wednesday, November 1

Please be advised this schedule is subject to changes and that it will be constantly updated.

DAY 1 - TechJam on Digital Marketing

Nov 1, WED, ClujHUB, 19 Pitești Street
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Welcoming and Registration
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  • 10:00 – 11:30 Google Atelierul Digital, Part 1
  • Trainer: Elena Dobre, Google Romania
  • Topic: Real-life case study on Marketing strategies, Social Media, AdWords, and Web Analytics
  • Language: Romanian
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  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee Break
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  • 12:00 – 13:00 Google Atelierul Digital, Part 2
  • Trainer: Elena Dobre, Google Romania
  • Topic: Real-life case study on Marketing strategies, Social Media, AdWords, and Web Analytics
  • Language: Romanian
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  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break
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  • 14:00 – 15:30 – Marketing Automation Workshop, Part 1
  • Speaker: Romeo Man, MAN Digital
  • Topic: How To Generate and Nurture Leads For B2B Tech Business
  • Language: Romanian
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  • 15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break
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  • 16:00 – 18:00 – Marketing Automation Workshop, Part 2
  • Speaker: Romeo Man, MAN Digital
  • Topic: How To Generate and Nurture Leads For B2B Tech Business
  • Language: Romanian
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  • 18:00 – 18:30 – Coffee Break
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  • 18:30 –  20:00 – Marketing Technologies
  • Speaker: Dan Radu, Macromator
  • Topic: The Rise of the Marketing Technologist Workshop
  • Language: Romanian / English

DAY 1 - TechJam on SAP Hybris & FinTech

Nov 1, WED, The Office, 21 Decembrie 1989 Blvd. no. 77, C building, B wing, ground floor
  • 09:30 – 10:00 – Welcome and Registration
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  • 10:00 – 10:45 – TechJam on SAP Hybris
  • Speaker: Roland Kentsch, iQuest
  • Topic: SAP Hybris Functional and Technical Presentation
  • Language: Romanian / English
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  • 10:45 – 11:30 – TechJam on SAP Hybris
  • Speaker: Bogdan Marian, iQuest
  • Topic: Running Automated Acceptance Tests on Rancher
  • Language: Romanian / English
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  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee Break
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  • 12:00 – 12:45 – TechJam on SAP Hybris
  • Speaker: Sebastian Mękal, iQuest
  • Topic: SAP Hybris and Facebook chatbot
  • Language: Romanian / English
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  • 12:45 – 13:30 – TechJam on SAP Hybris
  • Speaker: Andrei Draghia, iQuest
  • Topic: Tales of a Hybris solution provider
  • Language: Romanian / English
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  • 13:30 – 14:00 – TechJam on SAP Hybris
  • Speaker: Tudor Stanciu, IBM
  • Topic: Commerce in the 5G era
  • Language: Romanian / English
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  • 14:00 – 14:30 – TechJam on SAP Hybris 
  • Speaker: Alexandra Retegan, Evozon
  • Topic: Helping clients get phygital with SAP Hybris Commerce & Scrum
  • Language: Romanian / English
  • 14:30 – 15:30 – Lunch Break
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  • 15:30 – 16:00 – TechJam on FinTech
  • Speaker: Alexandra-Diana Cohuțiu, Laurențiu, Laurențiu & Associates – Attorneys at Law
  • Topic: GDPR
  • Language: Romanian
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  • 16:00 – 16:30 – TechJam on FinTech
  • Speaker: Youssef Hautier, Younify
  • Topic: Fintechs and Banks ? Mutually needed
  • Language: English
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  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee Break
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  • 17:00 – 17:45 – TechJam on FinTech
  • Speaker: Ronald Verbrugge, Red To Blue
  • Topic: Disruption in Financial Services? You ain’t seen nothing yet!
  • Language: English
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  • 18:00 – Panel Discussion on FinTech
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  • 20:00 – Tech Cocktail – Networking over drinks & snacks @ The Office wine bar
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DAY 1 - Mobile Unplugged on iOS

Nov 1, WED, iQuest HQ, 14 Someșului Street
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  • 15:00 – 20:20 – iOS Conference
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    Agenda Day 2, Thursday, November 2

    Please be advised this schedule is subject to changes and that it will be constantly updated.

    Day 2 - TechJAM on Design Thinking

    Nov 2, THU, The Office, 21 Decembrie 1989 Blvd. no. 77, C building, B wing, ground floor
    • 18:00 – 20:00 – Design Thinking Workshop
    • Trainer: Stéphane Demicheli, BRD Groupe Société Générale
    • Topic: Innovative Problem Solving
    • Language: English
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    DAY 2 - TechJam on Cyber Security, AI and IoT

    Nov 2, The Office, 21 Decembrie 1989 Blvd. no. 77, C building, B wing, ground floor
    • 09:30 – 10:00 – Welcome and Registration
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    • 10:00 – 10:45 – Tech Jam on Cyber Security
    • Speaker: Tudor Damian, Avaelgo
    • Topic: GDPR – T minus 6 months. Are you ready?
    • Language: Romanian / English
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    • 10:45 – 11:15 – Tech Jam on Cyber Security
    • Speaker: Ovidiu Cical, CoSoSys / OWASP
    • Topic: Cybersecurity APIs to add security, DLP features & HIPAA, GDPR and other compliance policies at the core of your apps
    • Language: Romanian / English
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    • 11:15 – 12:00 – Coffee Break
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    • 12:00 – 13:00 – TechJam on Artificial Intelligence
    • Speaker: Markus Schmitt
    • Topic: When should you use AI? – A practical intro to Machine Learning
    • Language: English
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    • 13:00 – 13:30 – TechJam on Artificial Intelligence
    • Speaker: Răzvan Florian, Institutul Român de Știință și Tehnologie
    • Topic: Aplicații ale Deep Learning / Machine Learning în generarea automată de software
    • Language: Romanian
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    • 13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch Break
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    • 14:30 – 15:15 – TechJam on Internet of Things
    • Speaker: Andrei Grigoraș, iQuest
    • Topic: Smart Home Testing
    • Language: English / Romanian
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    • 15:15 – 16:00 – TechJam on Internet of Things 
    • Speaker: George Platon, BuddyGuard
    • Topic: IoT Large Scale Deployment, Pattern Analysis and Monitoring – Challenges and Learnings
    • Language: English / Romanian
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    • 16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break
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    • 16:30 – 17:15 – TechJam on Internet of Things 
    • Training: George Platon, BuddyGuard
    • Topic: ML in the Home Context Workshop
    • Language: English / Romanian
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    • 17:15 – 17:45 – TechJam on Internet of Things 
    • Speaker: Alex Catrin, AdNet Telecom
    • Topic: LoRaWAN
    • Language: English / Romanian
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    • 18:00 – 20:00 – Design Thinking Workshop
    • Trainer: Stéphane Demicheli, BRD Groupe Société Générale
    • Topic: Innovative Problem Solving
    • Language: English

    DAY 2 - Mobile Unplugged by iQuest

    Nov 2, THU, iQuest HQ, 14 Someșului Street
    • 15:00 – 20:20 – Android / Kotlin Conference
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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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