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10:00 – 11:00

Welcoming remarks

ADRIAN VICTOR VEVERA, Ph.D., General Director, National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest

Opening remarks

H.E. MIRCEA GEOANĂ, Deputy Secretary General, NATO (video)

Ministerial remarks

VASILE DÎNCU, Chairman of the Committee for European Affairs, Romanian Senate

SEBASTIAN-IOAN BURDUJA, Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization (message)

MARIUS POȘA, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization

BOGDAN MARIUS CHIRIȚOIU, President, Competition Council

DAN CÎMPEAN, General Director of the National Directorate for Cyber Security

DRAGOȘ-CRISTIAN VLAD, President, Authority for Digitalization of Romania

Special opening remarks



H.E. HIROSHI UEDA, The Ambassador of Japan in Romania


H.E. REUVEN AZAR, The Ambassador of Israel to Romania

Opening Session Moderator:
CARMEN ELENA CÎRNU, Ph.D., Scientific Director, National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest & Coordinator Cyber Diplomacy Center

11:00 – 11:25 Cybersecurity and international security: the evolving cyber threat environment in a landscape of increased competition


BEN ONI ARDELEAN, Ph.D., MP, Deputy Chair of the Foreign Affairs Commission, Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament

TURAL MAMMADOV, CISO at State Service of Special Communication and Information Security and Secretary of the Coordination Commission for Information Security of the Republic of Azerbaijan

HIDETOSHI OGAWA, Deputy Head of Mission of Japan to NATO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Senator KENNETH PUGH, Chairman of the Defence Committee of the Senate of Chile (online)

PACHARA NARIPTHAPHAN, Executive Advisor to the Chairman of NBTC National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission Kingdom of Thailand

11:30 – 11:55 Cybercrime and law enforcement: new approaches to transborder cooperation and awareness in a digital world





EROL OZGUNER, Ph.D., CIO of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Republic of Turkey

FLORIN PANĂ, Head of Department, National CYBERINT Center, Romanian Intelligence Service

BOGDAN VACUSTA, Certified Blockchain / DLT Manager by the Technical University of Munich; Accredited Counter Fraud Manager by the UK Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board

11:55 – 12:10 Networking break


12:10 – 12:35 The future of internet governance: new technologies

in relation to digital authoritarianism



RADU PUCHIU, Lead of the Technology and Society Program at Aspen Romania


GEORGE-CRISTIAN TUŢĂ, Quaestor of the Chamber of Deputies

IURIE ȚURCANU, Former Deputy Prime-minister on Digitalization Government of the Republic of Moldova

VALERIAN VREME, Former Minister of Communications and Information Society

LUCIAN-DANIEL STANCIU-VIZITEU, The Mayor of the Municipality of Bacău

12:40 – 13:05 Cyber-norms and confidence building measures


MARIA MANUELA CATRINA, Deputy Director, Romanian National Cyber Security Directorate


KASHIFU INUWA ABDULLAHI, Director General @ National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA Nigeria (online)

KABDESH ADILETKHAN KANATULY, Head of the Personal Data Protection Department of the Information Security Committee, Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, Republic of Kazakhstan

YOSI SHANI, Former Leader of Israel’s National Information Security Agency (NISA)

GABRIELA MATEI, Training team lead, Euro-Atlantic Center for Resilience

ALEXANDRU GEORGESCU, Moderator WG3 on Critical Energy Infrastructures, EDA CF SEDSS

13:05 – 14:00 Networking lunch


14:00 – 14:25 Emerging digital technologies and the impact of fake news

on cyber diplomacy


ELLA CIUPERCĂ, Former Dean of the Faculty of Intelligence Studies, National Intelligence Academy

ALINA BĂRGĂOANU, Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration


PAVEL POPESCU, Deputy, Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament



FELIX STAICU, President, Cyber Security Cluster of Excellence CYSCOE

14:30 – 14:55 Comparative models of governance in cooperation on ethical AI- the internationalist and the corporate approach. The role of the community


JASEN TANEV, CyberClub, Bulgarian Cybersecurity Community


MARIUS BOSTAN, Former Minister of Communications and Information Society of Romania



DRAGOȘ PREDA, Former State Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Society

CAROLA FREY, Expert, Euro-Atlantic Center for Resilience

15:00 – 15:25 The making of the cyber diplomat: how to train

diplomats and experts to engage in cyber diplomacy


ADRIAN BRÎNCOVEANU, Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania


EYUP KUNTAY TURMUS, SPS Advisor and Programme Manager, SPS ESCD NATO

ALEXANDRU MIHAI GHIGIU, President of the National Administration Institute & Vice Rector of National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

15:25 – 15:40 Networking coffee break


15:40 – 16:05 Digital economy: opportunities and challenges for international trade


MONICA GHEORGHIȚĂ, Former State Secretary for Bilateral Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania

SELESTINE GERVAS KAKELE, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Tanzania


MOHAMMED JELLOUL, President of Provincial Council, Berkane Region, Kingdom of Morocco


OANA SILVIA ȚOIU, Member of the Romanian Parliament

THOMAS HANSON, Commercial Officer Romania & Moldova, United States Embassy in Romania

16:10 – 16:35 Cyber diplomacy in the regional security context


CRISTIAN DAVID, Chairman of the Institute for Freedom and Democracy


IGOR MUNTEANU, Former Ambassador of Moldova to the United States of America


CAGATAY KARABAT, Executive Director of the Public Certification Authority of Turkey

DAN DUNGACIU, Coordinator of the International Relations Department, Institute for Political Sciences and International Relations, Romanian Academy

Closing remarks


See you on April 25th

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