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The worldwide economy, business models, and the overall IT market are shifting under our feet.  Innovative technology can make the difference between survival and extinction in this time of dramatic change.  But that technology needs to be carefully selected and implemented and must be coupled with astute management practices. Only with this combination can enterprises build a solid foundation for future success. 
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Almost 60% of companies in the CEE region have not yet formed a digital transformation (DX) strategy, while the main goal for those that have is to improve automation and efficiency. Main drivers for DX initiatives in CEE companies include the adoption of new technologies used by partners and customers, the emergence of new business models, and — obviously — staying competitive in their market.
Following the huge success of the local editions of IDC CIO Summits across the CEE region, we're sure that you would not want to miss the chance to be part of the IDC CIO Summit 2018, taking place in Bucharest on April 19.

Below is a reminder of what happened throughout 2017!


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Key Topics

  • Becoming Digital, Not Just Appearing to Be
  • Data-Driven Business Models
  • The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker — or the CIO, CDO, and CMO
  • Building Your Winning Team
  • Attracting and Maintaining Talent — Tips and Tricks from the Battlefield
  • Understanding Customers’ and Stakeholders’ Real Needs
  • Innovation Management
  • Maintaining Infrastructure vs. Scalable Service-Oriented IT Support
  • The Real Implications of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • The Emerging Artificial Intelligence
  • Security at the Speed of the Business
  • Empowering Business Through IoT, Cognitive, AI, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Robotics, and 3D Printing

Advisory Board



Summit Partner(s)


Stefanini is a global IT services company with over 88offices in 39countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. Since 1987, Stefanini has been providing offshore, onshore and nearshore IT services, including application development, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop services), systems integration, consulting and strategic staffing to enterprises around the world. With a client base of over 500 active clients, including more than 300 multinational clients, Stefanini maintains a strong presence in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical, services, technology, public sector and utilities.

Stefanini’s support model is based on service excellence, the ability to provide a broad range of IT support services, price, industry experience, technological capabilities, ISO/ITIL/Lean Six Sigma quality practices, responsiveness to customer needs, and referrals from existing customers. We are continuously challenged to find innovative means of providing support that improve efficiency and drive down cost.


Platinum Partner(s)

HP Inc.


South East Europe covers a geographical region of more than 10 countries, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
Since 1936 – long before IBM competitors entered local markets – IBM’s advanced technologies and know-how have been supporting SEE countries' innovation, instilling digital intelligence into systems and processes that paved region’s progress – from e-government, financial and tax systems, education, healthcare, commerce and through automotive, transportation, smarter cities.
Through its network of more than 400 business partners, IBM's advanced technologies and know-how support the most important economic processes and industries in the region, such as banking, public sector, telecommunications, manufacturing to name just a few. In an industry characterized by a constant change, IBM's business model in South East Europe is based on innovation, reinvention and shift to cognitive business.

Gold Partner(s)



Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

 With over 2700 skilled professionals in Romania, Accenture provides top-quality services from Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Targu Mures, Iasi and Brasov for companies operating in a broad range of industries such as: banking and insurance, telecommunications, automotive, FMCG, energy and resources.

Connect Roundtable Partner(s)


Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies.  This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions.  Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

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Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. With our deep cybersecurity expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing Next-Generation Security Platform, customers can confidently pursue a digital-first strategy and embark on new technology initiatives, such as cloud and mobility. This kind of thinking and know-how helps customer organizations grow their business and empower employees all while maintaining complete visibility and the control needed to protect their critical control systems and most valued data assets. For more information, please visit


Official Coffee Partner(s)




Nespresso coffee means a whole universe of knowledge, passion and attention to the finest details. Nespresso assortments are made from the finest coffee beans in the world, sourced from the rarest plantations, certified by Rainforest Alliance or AAA; Nespresso coffee machines stand out by exceptional design and integrate the latest technologies at a 19 bar pressure. 


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Thanks to you and your team for organizing an excellent and valuable event. Great job, and I look forward to collaborating again in the near future.
Joshua Burke, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Bucharest

I was really impressed on how the Forum was organised. Everything was extremely well prepared, also from the content point of view. Bottom line, one of the best events I’ve participated at.
Radu Brasoveanu, CTO, Deutsche Bank Technology Center

I really appreciate your perfect organization and the great atmosphere at the event itself.
Tobias Hollwarth, President, Eurocloud Europe

I really appreciated the CIO summit event. For me, it was a very good opportunity to get access to valuable information. Special thanks to Alina and her team for organizing such an event for our IT community.
Marius Ursuți, CIO, Banca Transilvania

Many thanks for inviting us to be partners in the IDC CIO Forum, Bucharest, 2017. Congratulations to the whole team for this event, which was noted for its elegance, quality of participants and speakers, opportunities to interact with clients, and beautiful and inspirational stories.

Congratulations for organizing and delivering IDC CIO Forum Bucharest 2017. It was a great experience for us and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to take part in this event. It was an absolute pleasure to talk about two of the hot topics for a CIO: digital transformation and security.


Stejarii Country Club

The only country club in Romania, with a significant impact on social and business networking, Stejarii Country Club is the perfect combination between a wide range of sport and leisure facilities, both for adults and children.

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