A Business Event from

March 26, 2015

Intercontinental Hotel
Bucharest, Romania



Radu Puchiu
Secretary of State, Government of Romania

Radu joined the Government of Romania in 2012 as State Counselor to the Prime Minister for IT&C and online services.
In 2013 he was appointed as State Secretary in Prime Minister’s Chancellery and co-ordinator of the implementation of Open Government Partnership in Romania.
Between 2009 and 2012 he was working in online marketing where he used the experience in Governmental area as well as the knowledge accumulated in eGovernment Programs in Singapore and Austria (2006 and 2007).
His previous experience include 6 years as Head of Information Technology Department in Victoria Palace (Headquarter of Romanian Government) and over 6 years as Project Manager for more 100 online projects for different Romanian companies.
In 2008, Radu Puchiu was the IT&C Coordinator of the NATO Summit in Bucharest.

Varujan Pambuccian
Member of the Commission for IT&C, Chamber of Deputies
Amalia Sterescu
Senior Business Consultant & Personal Branding Strategist. Founder of Outsourcing Advisors & Public Speaking School.

Leader and Intrapreneur trained within several globally-relevant corporations, for the past 16 years she lead telecom and IT&C start-ups in Romania, India or China, her last role in the corporate world being Oracle Vice President.
Currently, she is an entrepreneur, founded her own consultancy company: Outsourcing Advisors, as well as a Public Speaking School – a tool for all entrepreneurs, senior managers or professionals who wish to employ public speaking as an alternative channel to promote and sale or to cultivate personal brand.
In the future, her efforts will focus on educating and training market leaders on the local outsourcing market, on expanding the education process of public speaking professionals as well as introducing this as an optional subject in as many schools as possible.
Favorite quote: " It always seems impossible until it’s done" - Nelson Mandela."

Carmen Serbanoiu
Outsourcing Advisors

Learning & Development professionist, trainer and coach with a background in sales; working globally across multiple lines of business to ensure professional competencies development, adapting to organizational changes and talent retention at all organizational tiers, from new hires to higher management. Extensive business travel and training delivery throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia and US.
Areas of expertize: Shared Service Centres and Insourcing start-ups, New business integration and skills alignment; implement Learning & Development Strategies and Talent Management programs.

Mihaela Apostoleanu
EMEA Premier Support Business Operations, Oracle

Mihaela Apostoleanu is an experienced Sales Operations Director, with a particular expertise in leading global operations, support sales and inside sales teams within Shared Service Centers in IT and Telecom business. She works for Oracle for almost 10 years, and was directly involved in growing the Premier Support Renewals team from 25 employees to over 350.
From building new teams in India and China to remote management, from integration of new businesses to and up to a regional operation position, Mihaela’s professional portfolio can be summarized by saying that she is embracing challenges and building strong performing teams by opening up new perspective of the business.

Valentina Craciun
Financial Advisor, Auditor, Noerr Finance & Tax, Noerr Finance & Tax
Crina Ilie
Vice President, Human Resources
Genpact Europe

Crina has over 15 years of experience in HR, covering design, implementation, delivery and measurement of various HR processes: recruitment & retention, talent development, HR administration, payroll and C&B, training, performance management, HR systems implementation, HR compliance, managing change and acquisition processes, etc.
She has a proven record of successful placements at all hierarchical levels, including mass recruitment through various recruitment channels and is passionate about attracting and development talent in a multicultural environment, promoting diversity within organization, as well as self-developmental theories and techniques.
Outside work, Crina loves spending time with her family, enjoys reading, likes traveling to interesting places and discovering new cultures. She also dedicates a good amount of time on self-development and reflection, being a strong believer that each change starts with yourself.
Crina is currently Vice President Human Resources in Genpact, coordinating the recruitment for Europe and the training and leadership development in Europe and Latin America.

Teodor Blidarus
Managing Partner Softelligence
Vice President ,Professional Association of Software and Services in Romania (ANIS)

With more than 15 years experience in the IT&C industry, Teodor Blidăruş is Managing Partner Softelligence Romania, a company he has co-founded together with his brother, Adrian Blidăruş. Softelligence develops and implements business software solutions for industries such as financial services (banking and non-banking), retail and distribution.
Engineer by formation, but with a powerful entrepreneurial vocation, Teodor Blidăruş distinguishes himself for his leadership and management expertise and for his ability to lead teams throughout numerous software and business development projects. Teodor Blidăruş is also known for managing and developing ERP Charisma – the best known ERP program in Romania, distributed in other 17 countries from Central and Eastern Europe.
As Vice President of the Professional Association of Software and Services in Romania (ANIS), Teodor is in charge with the program of "Continuous Education”. Thus, he is involved in the ongoing education process of IT specialists, supporting entrepreneurs and business managers in conducting their businesses to a more mature stage, while also encouraging the growth of exporting Romanian software products and services.

Roxana Tesiu
Europe HR Head
Wipro Technologies

Senior HR professional with strong expertise in HR & Business Acumen in matrix organisations
Capacity to thrive in a complex, matrix organization, where change is brought about through networking and influencing internal / external customers.
Professional Goal: add value to the business by providing a pro-active HR function to all operations through customer focus and process optimization / improvement.
Specialties: thorough understanding of HR processes, systems and statutory requirements, combined with complex analytical skills over the business.
Excellent employment legislation knowledge, including industrial relations and union aspects. Knowledge of employment transfer regulations and operational challenges.
12 years of experience in HR related roles, with 6 years in HR Management positions

Francesca Postolache
Partner, Audit Services
PwC Romania
Daniel Hernandez
Head of HR Shared Service Center
Societe Generale EBS

Daniel Hernandez is the head of HR shared service center of Société Générale European Business Services since May 2014.
Daniel has over 17 years experience in coordinating and developing projects in various industries, both nationally and internationally, combining experience in consulting, program management, global business services operations and information systems. Since 2005 when he joined Société Générale, Daniel was managing the re-designing project for the human resource information systems for retail banking divisions. Later, he took over the lead of various transformation projects for the HR group entities, being responsible for setting-up the HR hub in Romania.
Before joining Société Générale European Business Services in Bucharest, Daniel was the head of Group HR Transformation for Europe.

Catalin Iorgulescu
Board Member of ABSL and Managing Director WNS Romania

Board Member ABSL Romania - a leading organization representing the business services sector, gathering high profile SSCs, BPOs, ITOs and R&D companies.
Managing Director - WNS Romania leading an operation of 400+ employees providing a wide range of services (F&A, CS, Logistic, Marketing, Sales Support etc.) to clients across several industries in 20 languages since July 2013.
Previously he was employed by McCann Romania (a member of IPG/McCann WorldGroup) for 8 years. He covered a variety of roles including CEO of Craft Worldwide Romania (McCann SSC), Deputy Managing Director and CFO to McCann Erikson Romania.
Before that he acted as Manager in Deloitte with 5 years in-depth exposure to 5 out of the top 10 companies in Romania: Petrom, Sidex, Rompetrol Group, Vodafone and Romtelecom. During this time he also acted as advisor to Romanian Government for developing a set of laws for large corporations.

Marius Scuta
National Director, Head of Office Department and Tenant Representation, JLL

Current Responsibilities
Mr. Scuta is currently responsible for managing and directing the activity of the Office Department and Tenant Representation across Romania for implementing the best strategies for company’s clients: landlords and occupiers. Based in the Bucharest office, Mr. Scuta, and the team’s main focus is the Romanian office and occupiers’ market.
Mr. Scuta has extensive experience in the Management of Office Leasing and Tenant Representation Team, after running the Office Teams also in CB Richard Ellis and BNP Paribas RE Romania. The clients he has worked with range from large multinational companies and development firms to individuals. With more then 150,000 sq m leased under his management (Deutsche Bank, GE Money, EA Games, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Honeywell, Daimler Mercedes, P&G, Cisco, Hochtief, Lufkin, etc.), Mr. Scuta has accumulated extensive experience in a wide range of transaction types (lease renewals, acquisitions, consolidations, built-to-suit, etc.) in Romania.
Education and Affiliations :Bachelor Degree in Economics, Degree in Computers and Programming

Silviu Cretean
TotalSoft Services Division Director

Starting with September 2013, Silviu has taken over the management of the entire Software Development Division - TotalSoft Services, and currently runs over 115 projects. The divisions' portfolio includes business applications, web platformas as well as mobile solutions.
He joined TotalSoft in 2006 as a subcontractor, and then as Senior Developer. Silviu evolved into Team Leader and has gained extensive middle-management experience as Custom Application Department Manager. Currently, he has taken over the management of the entire Software Development Division. He coordinates a team of over 150 specialists and oversees offshore projects with clients located in 36 countries.
Silviu holds a Bachelor’s degree in IT & IT Management and a Master’s degree in Project Management

Alexandru Tulai
President Cluj IT Cluster

Alexandru Tulai has over 30 years of experience in the IT business and over 15 years in research and academia. He coordinated multiple projects and he has lead implementations of integrated software solutions for the support and development of companies from different business sectors as well as governmental level projects. During the last years, Alexandru had an important role as a business developer and business coacher, leading teams of consultants in important international (Belgian, German, Swiss etc.) software companies and leading implementation projects in Romania and abroad, in public and private sectors. Alexandru is certified as a Change Management Practitioner from APMG International, London and currently is the CEO of an organizational and leadership development company. Since 2012, Alexandru Tulai was elected the President of the Cluj IT Cluster leading the strategic development of the organization and acting as a business development manager in several projects run by the Cluster. He is also an active supporter and promoter of technology transfer and innovation, creating during the last years important bridges between the academia and the business.

Aurelian Deaconu
Executive Director, AROBS Transilvania Software

With more than 20 years of experience in the IT&C industry, Aurelian Deaconu has a Master of Business Administration (MBA CNAM PARIS) and his leadership, technical and management expertise has added dynamism and value to the AROBS outsourcing business lines, that target market segments located in Europe, US and recently in Asia.
As an IT leader, he love technology and technological novelties, so he devotes his efforts to align with new market trends. As a business influencer, he focuses to deliver excellent solutions to AROBS customers by combining the expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity of his colleagues.
By managing AROBS, his vision is to create a harmonious work and life balance, to respect the environment, nature, and people. Aurelian believes that together, through strategic partnerships we will create the future in today's outsourcing environment.

Dan Zaharia
Senior Leasing Consultant, EXTIND Management

Actively promoting and leasing modern green office buildings developed by relevant developers in Romania, in the regional secondary cities such as Iasi and Cluj-Napoca. Founder of RoGBC Moldova (Romania Green Building Council – Moldova Chapter) and Site Manager at Scoala Informala de IT (IT Informal School).