Navigating the Intersection of AI and Data Privacy

Digital Security and the Key-Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Threat Prevention

NETWORKING

ENGAGING DISCUSSIONS

EXCLUSIVE
INSIGHTS

Why joining the event?

Imagine a future where AI plays a bigger role in our lives. But how can we ensure it’s used ethically and responsibly? Join us for an engaging public discussion on the most pressing issues surrounding AI development and use.

Here’s why you don’t want to miss this event:

  • Gain insider knowledge: Learn how to protect your digital rights in the face of extensive AI use, safeguarding freedom of expression and privacy.
  • AI-Powered Defense: Discover how AI can be leveraged to anticipate and counter cyberattacks, while considering the challenges of predictive approaches.
  • Combat the digital threat: Understand the dangers of AI-powered disinformation and its potential to disrupt society and democracy.
  • Defend against sophisticated threats: Learn how to mitigate the risks of AI-driven social engineering schemes, including personalized phishing, and protect yourself from these advanced tactics.

Don’t miss this opportunity to:

  • Gain exclusive insights from renowned experts.
  • Network with like-minded individuals and build valuable connections.
  • Ask questions and engage in interactive discussions.
  • Leave with actionable takeaways to empower yourself and your organization.

DATE

APRIL 16th 2024

LOCATION

Romanian – American University’s Aula, Bucharest

DATE

APRIL 16th 2024

LOCATION

Romanian-American University’s Aula, Bucharest

Bucharest

Agenda

 ENGLISH PANEL SPEAKERS

BARBARA
KOLM

Founder of the Free Market Road Show

SHORT BIO

Barbara Kolm is the founder of the Free Market Road Show, Director of the Austrian Economics Center, President of the Hayek Institute and Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica in Montenegro. She has served and continues to serve on several supervisory boards in the insurance and financial industries, e.g. as Vice President of the Austrian National Bank and on the Supervisory Board of Wiener Städtische Wechselseitige Versicherungsverein – Vermögensverwaltung – Vienna Insurance Group. She heads the world’s first UN ITU United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) National Hub in Austria and was appointed Vice Chair of the ITU Focus Group on Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies (AI4EE).

Kolm is one of the most influential public intellectuals in the field of the Austrian School of Economics. She is the recipient of numerous awards.

SILVIA
USCOV

Business and Tech Lawyer, Cyber Law Lecturer – Cyber Smart Academy

SHORT BIO

Silvia Uscov, with 13 years as a business lawyer in Bucharest, Romania, has expanded her expertise over the last 5 years into the domains of Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, and AI. She has guided businesses to align with cybersecurity regulations and standards, and offered specialised legal representation in cybercrime cases, undertaking both activities in collaboration with premier technical experts. In the AI sector, she has provided advice on compliance with data governance, adherence to best cybersecurity practices, and, more recently, alignment with the EU AI Act.

Since March 2024, she has become Senior CSFI Fellow for Romania with a strategic focus on cybersecurity law. Cyber Security Forum Initiative is an organization based in Omaha (Nebraska) and Washington DC, with a mission to provide Cyber Warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the US Government, US Military, Commercial Interests, and International Partners.

 Leveraging her extensive experience representing clients before the European Court of Human Rights and driven by an ever-evolving learning ethos, she skillfully ensures a harmonious balance between strict regulatory compliance and the preservation of human rights, guiding clients and policy-makers through the complex intersection of technology and law with a keen eye for ethical integrity.

 Lastly, Silvia has developed a specialised course for legal professionals keen on deepening their expertise in cybersecurity (”Decrypt the Law, Hack the Threats – Cybersecurity Course for Legal Professionals”). She is often invited as a speaker on these topics, including at events such as Women in Data Science (under the patronage of Stanford University), writes legal articles on these subjects, and has coordinated authors in the field.

CRISTIANA
DECA

Data Protection Expert, AI, Ethics, Compliance Advisory Board

SHORT BIO

Cristiana has been a entrepreneur for over 10 years, during which time she tested various ideas and fields of activity. She has always been passionate about the IT area and for this reason she spent the last years offering legal support and business consulting to tech companies.

With a legal background, at the moment her focus is on the data protection area (GDPR). Cristiana is one of the first specialists in data protection in Romania with over 7 years experience in the field and has led the GDPR compliance programs for some of the largest companies in Romania. In the privacy domain, the solutions offered are integrated in companies in order to add value to the business.

ALEXANDRU
DAN

AI Consultant, AI Lecturer Cyber Smart Academy
,

SHORT BIO

Alexandru Dan is a tech wizard who knows how to turn big ideas into reality, especially with AI and blockchain. He’s like a guide for anyone wanting to stay ahead in the digital world, making complex tech stuff simple for everyday use and business growth. Alexandru Dan is deeply passionate about AI, integrating tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney into his daily routine for projects and art creation. This dedication to AI showcases his enthusiasm for pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity.

ALEX
DIACONU

Visionary thinker. Health & AI Disruptor
,

SHORT BIO

Alex Diaconu, a seasoned entrepreneur, brings over 23 years of expertise in tech (AI, DLT), health (health data, CROs, stem cells), and e-commerce.

Since 2020, he has been Co-founder & CEO of AiGIA Health, an open health data infrastructure for personalized AI.

Alex is devoted to empowering individuals to unlock the value of their health data and to consciously engage in preventative care and research.

In context of the World Economic Forum 2030 Agenda, as a global citizen, he champions fundamental human rights and shaping the good society, currently undergoing significant transformation due to the impact of the 4th industrial revolution.

As a proud Aspen Institute Alumnus, a member of World Economic Forum, HIMSS and AmCham, Alex contributes to the integration of ethics in development of new frameworks for Artificial Intelligence, especially focused on addressing the ethical considerations surrounding the secondary use of Health Data for research purposes.

MĂDĂLIN STANIU

– MODERATOR-

Founder and Managing Partner of Black Bullet – On Target Digital Solutions. 

SHORT BIO

As the visionary force behind Black Bullet – On Target Digital Solutions, Mădălin Staniu brings over 18 years of experience in cybersecurity and software development. His journey has spanned both the public and private sectors, leaving an indelible mark on clients worldwide.

Entrepreneurial by nature, Mădălin embodies boldness and perseverance. His insatiable thirst for knowledge drives him to constantly evolve, ensuring that Black Bullet remains at the forefront of technological advancement. But it’s not just about code and algorithms, it’s about people. Mădălin believes that behind every line of code, there is a human touch – a team of talent that weaves innovation into reality.

At Black Bullet, we recognize that communication and collaboration are the foundation of success. Our mission? To protect our clients’ cybersecurity objectives while driving business growth. We understand that every digital footprint tells a story-one that deserves protection, continuity, and unwavering commitment.

Whether it’s fortifying defenses or developing innovative solutions, Mădălin Staniu and the Black Bullet team stand ready to turn challenges into triumphs.

SHORT BIO

Alexandru Dan is a tech wizard who knows how to turn big ideas into reality, especially with AI and blockchain. He’s like a guide for anyone wanting to stay ahead in the digital world, making complex tech stuff simple for everyday use and business growth. Alexandru Dan is deeply passionate about AI, integrating tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney into his daily routine for projects and art creation. This dedication to AI showcases his enthusiasm for pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity.

SHORT BIO

Alex Diaconu, a seasoned entrepreneur, brings over 23 years of expertise in tech (AI, DLT), health (health data, CROs, stem cells), and e-commerce.

Since 2020, he has been Co-founder & CEO of AiGIA Health, an open health data infrastructure for personalized AI.

Alex is devoted to empowering individuals to unlock the value of their health data and to consciously engage in preventative care and research.

In context of the World Economic Forum 2030 Agenda, as a global citizen, he champions fundamental human rights and shaping the good society, currently undergoing significant transformation due to the impact of the 4th industrial revolution.

As a proud Aspen Institute Alumnus, a member of World Economic Forum, HIMSS and AmCham, Alex contributes to the integration of ethics in development of new frameworks for Artificial Intelligence, especially focused on addressing the ethical considerations surrounding the secondary use of Health Data for research purposes.

SHORT BIO

As the visionary force behind Black Bullet – On Target Digital Solutions, Mădălin Staniu brings over 18 years of experience in cybersecurity and software development. His journey has spanned both the public and private sectors, leaving an indelible mark on clients worldwide.

Entrepreneurial by nature, Mădălin embodies boldness and perseverance. His insatiable thirst for knowledge drives him to constantly evolve, ensuring that Black Bullet remains at the forefront of technological advancement. But it’s not just about code and algorithms, it’s about people. Mădălin believes that behind every line of code, there is a human touch – a team of talent that weaves innovation into reality.

At Black Bullet, we recognize that communication and collaboration are the foundation of success. Our mission? To protect our clients’ cybersecurity objectives while driving business growth. We understand that every digital footprint tells a story-one that deserves protection, continuity, and unwavering commitment.

Whether it’s fortifying defenses or developing innovative solutions, Mădălin Staniu and the Black Bullet team stand ready to turn challenges into triumphs.

ROMANIAN PANEL SPEAKERS

CĂTĂLIN
PĂTRAȘCU


Cybersecurity Consultant
.

SHORT BIO

Catalin is a Cybersecurity professional with 15+ years of working experience in the information security field, and a recognized member of the European and international community of Cyber Incident Response Teams / CSIRTs / CERTs.

Throughout his career Catalin has been active in various roles in the information security field, with a mix of technical and managerial responsibilities, both in public and private sector, covering multiple areas, such as Cybersecurity Program Management, Cyber Risk Management and Compliance, Incident Response, Vulnerability and Threat Research, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering, Penetration Testing, and Cybersecurity Audit. He has working experience with various Information Security Standards and Frameworks, such as ISO 27k, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CIS Security Controls, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HITRUST, HIPAA, OWASP, and EU NIS Directive.

He has a strong knowledge and expertise in handling large-scale cyber incidents and countering cybercrime. In his previous role of Incident Response Coordinator at the Romanian National CSIRT Catalin took part in handling nation and European-wide cyber incidents, having also an active role in the cooperation between CSIRT, Law Enforcement, ISPs, and private sector.

Catalin contributed as an external expert to various ENISA and Council of Europe projects in the areas of CSIRT capacity building, cybersecurity training, countering cybercrime, and inter-agency cooperation between CSIRT, Law Enforcement, ISPs, Digital Service Providers, and other public or private stakeholders.

ANDREI SAVESCU

Arbitrator at The Court of International Commercial Arbitration

SHORT BIO

Andrei Săvescu, PhD, is a well-known lawyer, President of the Society of Legal Sciences, expert in Cyber Law, and coordinator of the largest Romanian legal hub (JURIDICE.ro). He began teaching cyber law 20 years ago, at the Romanian-American University.

CORINA
BORZ

Experienced HR projects, labor law, recruitment IT and integration,

SHORT BIO

Corina Borz is a seasoned HR professional boasting over 15 years of experience. Renowned for their expertise in navigating the recruitment landscape, they excel in sourcing top-tier talent from a multitude of channels. Their prowess extends beyond recruitment; they’re also skilled mediators, adept at resolving conflicts and fostering positive workplace relationships. With a natural ability to adapt to any situation, brings intuitive approach to even the most challenging scenarios.

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Representative from
VISA Company Romania

ALIN NIȚĂ

– MODERATOR-

 CEO FivePlus Solutions, President of the ATIC Association, Producer/Moderator of the Forum IT Show, Channel 33 Romania

SHORT BIO

As CEO and co-founder of FivePlus Solutions, I have an active role in identifying and integrating solutions in key areas like digitalization and online marketing. I have taken part in the technology implementation process in many companies, and I sustained a better information development of the market.

As a moderator of the TV show: Forum IT, broadcasted on Canal 33 Romania and also as the owner of Studio iTalks, I am involved in the IT&C industry and share with my audience the experiences of technology specialists.

My wish is to bring future benefits for people by using these ascending trends, such as: the dialogue about cutting edge technology, digitalization, cybersecurity, smart cities and last but not least, the development and use of Artificial Intelligence.

I accepted the position of President of the Association for Technology Information and Communication of Romania, the oldest IT Association from the country. Romania’s ATIC directly contributes to the development of the IT industry and facilitates its international reputation in the field of science and technology. Through my position, I support the creativity from IT and I promote the efficient use of technological discoveries.

I have more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. I possess a wide range of knowledge in the management of software companies from the optimization and automation of processes, sales and marketing of services and technological solutions, as well as the coordination of teams.

What is Free Market Road Show 2024 ?

Our focus this year, “Shatter Barriers,” embodies a commitment to exploring uncharted territories in policy-making, economics, and social discourse.

We aim to unravel the complexities of modern governance and economic systems, challenging the status quo and reimagining an EU and US that is free, dynamic, and thriving.

“Ignite Change,” our chosen subtitle, reflects our dedication to not only dissecting current issues but also forging ahead with innovative solutions.

From the impacts of digital currencies on global finance to the role of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of work, we delve into topics that resonate with today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.

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FMRS 

Event Organizers & Strategic Partners

Our focus this year, “Shatter Barriers,” embodies a commitment to exploring uncharted territories in policy-making, economics, and social discourse. We aim to unravel the complexities of modern governance and economic systems, challenging the status quo and reimagining an EU and US that is free, dynamic, and thriving.

The mission of the Romanian-American University consists in education, teaching, scientific research and innovation, the cultivation of scientific values and of universal culture in general.

Dynamic Business Connections is a business community that emphasizes interpersonal relationships, flexibility and most importantly, creating opportunities for our members’ business development.

Ayn Rand Centre Romania – offers a variety of educational experiences to promote greater understanding of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and, through the writing and speaking of our experts, advocates her principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism.

Media Partner:

Canal 33 is an independent television station, broadcast on all cable networks and online, listed in the Must Carry in 2020, a bold and unique move on the media market, with its holistic approach to human development. The station’s programming encourages critical, independent thinking, and an entrepreneurial spirit in the broad sense of taking responsibility for one’s own life and for personal, professional, and spiritual development.

We Thank Our Sponsors

Visa, a trusted network and world leader in digital payments, is dedicated to unlocking opportunities for everyone. With a rich history of innovation, collaboration, and disruption, Visa has formed one of the world’s largest payments networks, removing barriers and connecting more people to the global economy.

With a combined experience of 10 years in business consultancy, 7 years in data protection, and 3 years in e-learning, Decalex possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise. They leverage this diverse background to develop tailored solutions that serve as optimizing tools for businesses across various industries.

Since its establishment, Exim Banca Romaneasca has tenaciously built up its success, turning into one of the most valuable Romanian companies. It has strategically led the way for Romanian companies towards new countries, signed partnerships with established companies, all these being facilitated by Exim Banca Romaneasca’s ability of innovating itself, of adapting to the clients needs and of offering complete financial solutions. Exim Banca Romaneasca has helped Romanian companies to grow, by growing itself. 

FMRS Tour Partners

Support Team

Meet our Partners!

MIRELA PASCU

+40 737 444 563
contact@thinkupmarketing.ro

CRINA DICULESCU

+40 754 668 587
crina.diculescu@dynamic-connections.eu

CRISTIANA PĂTRU

+40 724 113 593
cristiana.patru@dynamic-connections.eu

BRITT
SCHIER

britt.schier@hayek-institut.at

CĂTĂLINA SĂRĂȚEANU

catalina.sarateanu@thinkupmarketing.ro

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