An event becomes a great one by having on stage a series of speakers who can motivate, educate and engage. They will make sure to introduce you on a journey sprinkled with the latest tech trends and success stories.


Cutting edge international cases that offer a “how-to” approach to deploying Blockchain technologies across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, media, entertainment and more.


Andrei-Mihai Costescu

Forbes 30 Under 30 / CEO at JECO Capital

Quit my corporate job to revolutionize performance media buying, ended up managing a private crypto commodities investment fund and co-founding a company that will enable people from emerging markets to trade crypto instantly using fiat.


Dinis Guarda

Founder and CEO of Ztudium

Dinis Guarda is an author, serial entrepreneur, advisor and experienced CEO. He creates and helps build ventures focused on global growth, 360 digital strategies, sustainable innovation, Blockchain, Fintech, AI and new emerging business models such as ICOs / tokenomics. Dinis is the founder/CEO of lifesdna – one AI P2P, blockchain, search engine and PaaS in consumer wellness healthcare and life sciences with a global team of experts and universities.

Dinis has created various companies namely Ztudium, a tech, digital and blockchain startup that publishes, and

Dinis is the author of various books. His upcoming books “Blockchain, AI and Crypto Economics – The Next Tsunami?” and “Tokenomics and ICOs – How to be good at the new digital world of finance / Crypto” will be launched in 2018.

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Enter the world of deep technology, where the future is happening. Understand the secrets behind Artificial Intelligence, how Machine Learning works and why deep tech is a must-have skills nowadays. Here we gather worldwide experts to share their know-how to passionate engineers.


Stephanie Locke

Data Science consultant, active in the Microsoft Data Platform and R communities

Steph is the founder of a consultancy in the UK. Her talks, blog posts, conferences, and business all have one thing in common – they help people get started with data science. Steph holds the Microsoft MVP award for her community contributions. In her spare time, Steph plays board games with her husband and takes copious pictures of her doggos.


Radu Ionicioiu

Senior Researcher at IFIN-HH

Radu Ionicioiu is Senior Researcher at IFIN-HH (Bucharest, Magurele). Radu has a PhD in theoretical physics (University of Cambridge, 1999) and 20+ years of research experience all over the world (Australia, Canada, Italy, UK) and in large companies (Hewlett-Packard Labs).

His interests include all things Q: quantum technologies, quantum computers, quantum information, quantum imaging, quantum communications.

 Radu has founded and coordinates RoQnet, Romanian Quantum Network, aiming to develop and propagate quantum technologies in Romania.

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Tereza Iofciu

Data Scientist mytaxi - The Taxi App

Tereza Iofciu is working in the Data Science team at mytaxi in Hamburg building data products in the mobility sector. Following her Computer Science studies in Bucharest she moved to Hannover where she pursued a PhD at L3S research institute in Hanover.

There she focused on user modeling, tag analysis and entity search. After the academic life she switched to industry, starting with working for the Data Science team at XING. Before mytaxi she took a year off and spent it getting creative with all sorts of art projects involving dinosaurs and co, under the name tiyepyep.

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Alexandra Petrus

Founder Bucharest AI

High impact product professional with a track record of defining, launching and marketing star products. Masterful at crafting product strategies that bridge the gap between business problems and technology. Proud of being part of award winning teams and businesses.

I actively work with: experimenting, prototyping & user testing, Agile methodologies, deep analytics, sales & leads pipelines, business model canvas, Jobs-to-be-Done methodology, consumer behavioural driven decisions.

I favour: X-factor and brand promise for Strategy, metrics driven dashboards & reporting for Execution, OKRs for people, and Innovation.

8+ years experience in startup and intrapreneurial environments, in leading Product & Organisational roles.

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Puiu Gabriel

CEO @ Zamolxis

“What happens when a immovable object meets an unstoppable force” this paradox describes me perfectly, not because I’m a immovable object, but an unstoppable force that keeps trying to make a better world out there providing free and open security solutions for society. I started  a ,,tango” with this field since I was younger than I can remember. My focus had always been on security, mostly monitoring, forensics, malware research and combating the social engineering.

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Raul Popa

CEO & Data Scientist @ Typing DNA

Entrepreneur, generalist, problem solver, idea person, AI geek, UX focused, full stack developer, social psychologist, husband, father and believer.

Cofounded multiple startups, launched and grew a number of projects that reached millions of users and serious MRR without any investment. Passionate about ML, UX, and developer-first businesses. I became obsessed with AI/ML when it wasn’t cool and I believe AI can truly improve our lives and create unimaginable new opportunities.

After working on a number of pattern recognition problems I decided to dedicate myself to the cause of bringing typing biometrics to the world. Typing biometrics is among the most underestimated technologies today. It can significantly improve everyone’s security without affecting user experience and without relying on limited proprietary hardware and sensors.

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Find the latest tips & tricks when it comes to microservices, architecture, patterns, performing testing and everything that will help your website buzz, from our top-notch speakers.

Victor Rentea

Independent Trainer & Lead Architect @ IBM

Victor is one of the top Independent Technical Trainers in Bucharest ( and also Lead Architect/Consultant at IBM. He survived 14 years of development and 5 as a trainer.

He entitles himself a “Clean Code Maniac”, and over the past 3 years he preached about elegant code in almost 30 talks at top conferences in Moscow, London, Paris, Krakow, Kiew, Vienna, Morocco,… His sessions are appreciated as very dynamic and entertaining.

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Mohamed Taman

Sr. Enterprise Architect / Sr. Software Engineer @WebCentric Belgrade, Serbia

Java Champions, Oracle Developer Champions, Adopts Java SE 9, 10, and what is next, Java EE 7, 8 & JavaFX, JCP member, Was JCP Executive Committee member, JSR 354, 363 & 373 Expert Group member, EGJUG leader, Oracle Egypt Architects Club board member, speaks Java, love IoT / Mobile/ Web / Big Data / Cloud / Blockchain / DevOps, international speaker, Books Author of “JavaFX essentials“, “Getting started with clean code, Java SE 9“, and “Hands-On Java 10 Programming with JShell” Won Duke’s choice 2015, 2014 awards, and JCP outstanding adopt-a-jar participant 2013 awards, IoT Geek.

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Steve Poole

Developer Advocate @ IBM

Developer Advocate, DevOps practitioner (what ever that means) Long time IBM Java developer, leader and evangelist. I’ve been working on IBM Java SDKs and JVMs since Java was less than 1. Also had time to work on other things including representing IBM on various JSRs, being a committer on various open source projects including ones at Apache, Eclipse and OpenJDK. Also member of the Adopt OpenJDK group championing community involvement in OpenJDK. A seasoned speaker and regular presenter at JavaOne and other conferences on technical and software engineering topics.

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Harald Wendel

Software developer @ TransferWise

I am a software developer at TransferWise, building the rails to move our customers’ money around the world. Before that I’ve been developing trading systems for almost 10 years. I am working with Java for over 15 years with a focus on low latency and stream processing systems. When I’m not coding I like to cycle or just hang out with my family. Most of the year you can find me either in Berlin or Tallinn.



Simona Cotin

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate @ Microsoft

Simona Cotin is a web developer with a passion for teaching. She spends most of her time tinkering with JavaScript in the cloud and sharing her experience with other developers at community events like meetups and conferences or online. As a Cloud Developer Advocate, Simona engages with the web community to help create a great developer experience with Azure.

She loves shipping code to production and has built network data analytics platforms using Angular, Typescript, React, and Node.

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Paul Brie

CEO @ TeleportHQ

Tri-cultural development manager with over 10 years of experience in SaaS architecture, UI architecture, product conception and development, and consulting for a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors.

Deep understanding of product innovation challenges in a mobile-first market. Effective quick product life-cycle engineering leadership fueled by accurate market reading, real-time product data analysis, data-driven decision-making, and implementation.

Championing creativity, autonomy, and individual growth as the keystone of a team’s success.

In a former life, I enjoyed a career as a classical violinist, and still perform as a chamber musician.

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Stephanie Walter

UX/UI designer, mobile expert @ ARHS Developments

Stéphanie is a UX / UI Designer and a mobile expert. She has almost a decade of experience in her field. She focuses on building a great user experience for mobile apps, complex dashboards and responsive web sites. She’s passionate about her work and likes to share her knowledge with other people on blogs, at conferences and with the students she teaches to.


Magda Miu

Mobile Team Leader and Scrum Master @Roweb

Magda is an enthusiastic and innovative Mobile Team Leader and Certified Scrum Master with more than 7 years experience in software development.

She is very devoted to the technical nature of her work, dedicating specific time for learning, testing and implementing new technologies and using these in her coaching process with her team members.

Passionate about technology, she is one of the promoters of digital communities in different towns of Romania, supporting other technical professionals to constantly improve their knowledge by being co-organiser at Google Developers Group and Women Techmakers Romania.

Magda believes that the mobile development will continue to bring a gradual evolution in the way to deal with the daily life activities and right now it is the perfect moment for us, the developers, to unlock our superpowers.

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Ostap Andrusiv

Product Manager @

Ostap is running Product Management at for the last 2 years, where they help developers make their apps leverage word of mouth marketing and go viral. In his free time, he trains deep neural nets, throws frisbee with friends and organizes GDG DevFest Ukraine — 1000+ developer conference about mobile, web and cloud technologies.

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Secret Super powers of Mobile Browsers

Talk description :

Do you dream of pushing notifications directly to the mobile browser of your users? Of a browser-based chatting system with video and audio directly available without needing to download a single mobile application or plugin? Of transforming your website into a fully functional web app with a launch icon and a cache system? Let’s check out a few tangible examples to see what HTML5 APIs and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) can achieve for our mobile browsers today and in a really close future.

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Paul Hudson

iOS Developer & Author

“Paul is the author of Hacking with Swift, Pro Swift, Swift Design Patterns, Server-Side Swift, Hacking with macOS, Hacking with watchOS, Hacking with tvOS, Swift Coding Challenges, and more. Suffice it to say, he quite likes Swift. And coffee. (But mostly Swift.) (And coffee.)”


Esteban Torres

Coreclients Engineer @ SoundCloud

Core Clients Engineer @ SoundCloud and OSS Contributor (whenever possible).

I like dabbling in as many technologies as possible to bring fresh approaches to mobile development.

At SoundCloud mostly helping setup the foundations for the mobile clients (mostly iOS) and helping with the maintenance of our BFF services as well as the creation of internal tools for the client developers.

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Diego Gonzalez Zuniga

Developer Advocate @ Samsung Electronics

iego González-Zúñiga (aka diekus) is a Costa Rican national working for Samsung in the United Kingdom as a Developer Advocate. He’s been playing around with the idea of spatial UIs for some years now, starting with his PhD studies in Spain, all the way to his focus on VR nowadays – specially VR on the Web (WebXR).

His main endeavour is to bridge tech and other fields like fashion, arts, tourism and archaeology to bring VR to people that never saw themselves as technologists/VR creators. He enjoys gadgets, videogames, kittens, goats, iguanas and travelling in his free (or work) time. You can keep up to date with his work at

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Dan Romescu

Designer @ Augmented Citizen

Technology Entrepreneurship Communities Initiator

Co-Founder droidcon Cluj, Krakow, Moscow, Bucharest

Unadulterated Cross-Domain Technologist and Veteran Entrepreneur with a strong perception of Augmented Reality, Social Networks Physics, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Cyber- Security & Identity, Group Psychology working on an innovative concept to sustainable increase our lifestyle quality in the Cognitive City.

Dan build a partnership with Fraunhofer SIT, DFKI (AI), MIT, FIT – with whom he intends “to build a new communication era with the help of AR, AI, IoT.”

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Kaan Mamikoglu

Mobile software engineer @ MyDrive Solutions

Kaan Mamikoglu is a mobile software engineer at MyDrive Solutions, a Generali company, in London, UK. As an active community builder, he has co-organized a lot of developer events in the UK and Turkey such as DevFests, Android Developer Days’, Android Study Jams, and has been a distinguished speaker at many international industry events in the US, UK, Czech Republic, UAE, Turkey and Georgia. Besides being a Google Developer Group (GDG) London co-organizer, he is a Google Top Contributor (TC) and a Google Local Guide. Kaan is passionate about exploring new technologies and traveling around the world.

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Raffaele Rialdi

Senior Software Architect @ Vevy Europe

Raffaele Rialdi is a senior Software Architect working as a consultant, speaker and trainer. Since 2003, he is a Microsoft MVP in the Developer Security category. His passion for the community brought him to be member of the board of UGIdotNET, president of DotNetLiguria and co-founder of the Italian C++ user group. Currently he is working as architect and developer on the backend of an enterprise project with a specific focus on code generation and working on cross-platform mobile and IoT development in both C# and C++ languages.

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Andrea Saltarello

CEO @ Managed Designs

I am an entrepreneur and consultant in the Software Architecture field from Milan, Italy, serving as the CEO of Managed Designs while still being eager to write code in real projects in order to get feedback about my architectural decisions.

I am the lead developer of MementoFX (, an event sourcing framework aimed at making the development of “time travelling software” a breeze, and Merp (, and event-based Micro ERP developed with ASP .NET Core 2.1 .

As a trainer and speaker, I had several speaking engagements for courses and conferences across Europe such as TechEd Europe, Codemotion and DevWeek.

In 2001, I co-founded UGIdotNET (, the first Italian .NET User Group, of which I am the President and leader. My community efforts got me awarded as an ASP .NET MVP from 2003 to 2018 and in 2016 I was appointed Microsoft Regional Director.
I am passionate about music and head over heels for Depeche Mode, with whom I fell in love with since listening to Everything Counts for the first time.

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Dennis van der Stelt

Software Engineer @ Particular Software

Dennis is a Software Architect who loves building distributed systems and the challenges they bring. To be better than the day before, he continuously searches for new ways to improve his knowledge on architecture and software development. What he learns he tries to share via numerous articles, presentations and posts on his blog. If you want to chat, feel free to ping Dennis on Twitter at @dvdstelt


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