Cybershare Conference 2020

29 MAY 2020 - Online Event
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Dan Cimpean

General Director


Dan accumulated over 20 years of experience in cyber security, risk management in Brussels, Bucharest and internationally.
He led professional teams that supported European Institutions, National Competent Authorities and large industry actors in defining and implementing their cyber security policies, strategies, operational and technical measures.
Since May 2020 he was appointed as General Director of CERT-RO by decision of the Romanian Prime Minister.
He has the exciting mission to lead the effort for transforming this great organisation and is committed to contribute with his mandate, will and capabilities for supporting the national strategy and priorities in the cyber security domain.

Anton ROG

Head of National Cyberint Center

National Cyberint Center within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).

Head of the National Cyberint Center within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).

Cristian Cucu



Mr. Cristian Cucu is an ICT manager and strategist specialized in large scale digital transformationand cybersecurity projects, a graduate of business studies in Bucharest and MBA fromNorthwood University, MI, USA.

In 2016 he has taken on a new and more complex challenge, becoming the first Government CIO in Romania with responsibilities,as state secretary,to coordinate and accelerate the digital transformation initiatives,interoperability and cybersecurity within all government entities, to develop the enterprise architecture and to align the technology projects, investments and resources with the objectives of the national strategy.
Cristian Cucu has been Government CIO and advisor to the Prime-Minister of Romania for critical infrastructure protection in the past three years.

In 2019 he joined Nuclearelectrica, a nuclear power generation company, one of the most prestigious Romanian organizations and highly respected among international peers for its highnuclear safety standards.
As CIO he is responsible to lead ICT initiatives, to prioritize and coordinate digital transformation projects, to develop a new integrated technology and cybersecurity architecture to monitor and protect against IT, OT, IoT and hybrid threats.

Elena Gabar

Cyber Risks and insurance consultant

Marsh Romania

Elena is Cyber Security enthusiast with more than 10 years background in coordinating projects in cybersecurity, delivering data privacy assessments for corporate clients as well as developing digital media products in different roles.

Elena joined Marsh Cyber Business Development team as Cyber Risks and Insurance Consultant focused in providing advanced cyber protection tools to major companies in Romania within an approach based on comprehensive response cover for cyber risks, backed by industry-leading cyber insurers. A firm beliver in security by design applied in all the business areas, not only in the IT departments, Elena is always up to date with the latest challenges and news in the cybersecurity field.

Eugen Rusen

Cloud Solutions Architect


Eugen is responsible for building the Security & Compliance practices adoption across CEE partner ecosystem at Microsoft. Whilst his background in Security business development, technical sales and pre-sales starts at Vodafone and Certes Networks Inc, Eugen has a vast experience in Information Protection and Network Security. Eugen holds a masters degree in Network Security and he is a CISSP certified security practitioner.

Ovidiu Pismac

Account Technology Strategist Microsoft Romania


Since 2006 at Microsoft Romania, Ovidiu is responsible for Microsoft's security, virtualization and management solutions from the System Center family, or the Hybrid Operations Management Suite / Azure Security Center for Windows and Linux servers.
Microsoft's virtualization solutions (Hyper-V, APP-V, VDI and RDS), Windows Server platforms, and Windows Client platforms are also in focus. Ovidiu is passionate and involved in Microsoft's new cybersecurity technologies: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and integration with various Windows / Linux / Mac OS X platforms, Advanced Threat Analytics or Azure Threat Protection, as well as Windows Server Certificate Services PKI solutions.
Over the past 22 years Ovidiu has worked as an IT department manager at the National Bank of Romania - Giurgiu branch; System Engineer at GeCAD - working directly with Microsoft's current antivirus solution and Security Engineer at UTI Systems - specializing in security solutions and PKI.

Matteo Merialdo

R&D Manager in the Security Business division

RHEA Group

Matteo Merialdo works as R&D Manager in the Security Business division at.

He has wide experience on cyber-security product development, including cyber-ranges, dynamic risk assessment and information sharing. As project manager, he led multiple research projects for the European Commission and the European Space Agency.

Among other activities, he is currently technically leading the Horizon 2020 project ECHO, a large initiative aiming at developing a European-wide network of cyber-security centers.

Davor Meersman


Open & Agile Smart Cities

Davor is CEO of Open & Agile Smart Cities, a non-profit, international smart city network that has the goal of creating and shaping the nascent global smart city data and services market. With more than 15 years of experience in innovation and smart cities, he has an established track record in initiating and scaling up international technology projects, programmes, and companies. Among others, he was one of the founders of 'City of Things' in Antwerp, Belgium, the largest smart city IoT living lab in Europe. He is also a member of the United Nations SDG 11 Global Council, Co-Chair of the BDVA Task Force on Smart Cities, represents OASC at the Advisory Board of the ETSI Task Force on Citizen-Centric Standards, and is a mentor and juror for the start-up incubator programme Start-It KBC.

Sebastiano Toffaletti

Secretary General

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Sebastiano is the Secretary General of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance, that he contributed to fund back in 2008. Today, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest association of small and medium sized digital companies in Europe. Its members, national SME associations and clusters, represent over 20.000 digital SMEs across the continent. Sebastiano often takes part in public debates and serves as an expert in EU experts groups on topics such as digitalisation of SMEs, Intellectual Property Rights, Standards and Digital Skills. He is currently a member of the Board of ECSO, the European Cybersecurity Organization, and of ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

Tal Catran

Accelerators Guru & International Keynote Speaker, Startup Ecosystems Builder, TEDx Speaker

Mr. Tal is a prominent figure in the global innovation ecosystem. Founded 14 startup accelerators since 2012, in both Israel and abroad, has rendered him a Guru on building accelerators, hubs and startup ecosystems. Mr. Tal serves as Advisory Board Member in various companies and technology startups, mainly in CyberSecurity, IT, AdTech, Retail, Drones, Home Land Security and others. His active involvement with hundreds of startups, accelerators, incubators, innovation hubs, tech parks and other major players in the entrepreneurial ecosystems, stretches from Israel to Eastern Europe and Asia.

Mr. Tal is also a busy Keynote Speaker and TEDx Speaker, on tech startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship, sharing his professional toolbox to mentor, motivate and inspire entrepreneurs around the globe.

Mr. Tal is a long time friend of Romania and its vivid startup ecosystem, visiting Iasi as well as other cities such as Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Piarta Neamt, during his many visits, participating as a Keynote Speaker. Moderator and Professional Mentor in major Startup events.

Andrei Nagy

Head of European Sales


Andrei Nagy had strategic roles in private, corporate and government businesses enabling, advising and delivering innovative technologies for payments, banking, telecom, smarter cities and central government.

He was building and supporting teams that developed, rapidly incubated, and established to scale solutions assisting clients in areas like Digital Transformation, Process Automation, Cyber Security, Blockchain, IoT and Advanced Data Analytics.

Andrei Nagy has been responsible for managing key relationships with enterprise accounts and most recently directly involved in customer engagements on IBM's cognitive initiatives.

Today he engages with collaborative multidisciplinary innovation teams across various businesses and domains to socialize, prototype and deploy new intelligent distributed services using AlphaBlock’s General AI blockchain validated solutions.

Flavius Plesu

Founder & CEO


Flavius is the Founder and CEO of OutThink. As a former CISO, he has led complex cyber security transformation programmes across large, global organisations. It is his passion for security that motivated Flavius to challenge the status quo and start OutThink, to solve the People challenge. Flavius holds a GCHQ-certified Information Security Masters degree from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Leila Taghizadeh

Security Awareness, Culture and Behaviour Lead


PhD, Executive MBA

Security Awareness, Culture and Behaviour Lead at Euroclear

Vasile Voicu

Manager of Managed Security Solutions

Telekom Romania

Vasile Voicu is the manager of Managed Security Solutions Telekom Romania.
A highly-accomplished versatile telecommunications executive with 15 years professional experience and a proven track record in telecommunication and cybersecurity markets.
Mr. Voicu hold various roles both in commercial and technical fields: Cybersecurity, Routing & Switching Product Marketing, Sales, Presales.
He hold a BSc in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from the University Polytechnic of Bucharest , MBA in Strategic Management and several postgraduate studies in business management, marketing and strategy.

Daria Catalui

Cyber security training and awareness professional - Group Information Security Manager


Daria Catalui is a cyber security training and awareness professional with working experience in EU’s cyber security agency- ENISA, the European Commission and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. She is an advocate for the following projects which she had the chance to kick-off and helped grow for public awareness and scaled-up for impact: Cyber Aware and CyberReadyGame , European Cyber Security Month, NIS quiz, NIS educational map, European cyber security challenge and the Annual Privacy Forum.
Furthermore, Daria is conducting research with focus on gamification and initiated CyberEDU project. She speaks regularly in international conferences.

Monica Florea

Head of Unit European Projects


Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI

Associate Professor at “A.I. Cuza” Police Academy Bucharest, Romania

"Al. I. Cuza" Police Academy, Romania

Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI is a cybersecurity and cybercrime researcher, professor, trainer and conference speaker. He is an Associate Professor at “Al. I. Cuza” Police Academy, the University Politehnica of Bucharest“Carol I” National Defence University, Romania, and a Honorary Professor at the CT University, India, where he is teaching disciplines related to information technology, cybersecurity and cybercrime.
He is a trainer for the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO), the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police (GIRP), the Romanian Centre of Excellence for Cybercrime (CYBEREX), the Romanian Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM), the Romanian National Institute of Magistracy (NIM), researcher at the Quality, Reliability and Information Technology Laboratory (EUROQUAL)from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, and Vice President of the Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance (RAISA).
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Joseph Menting

Chief Technologist

Engie Laborelec

Mr. Joseph Menting graduated in Technical Physics and Industrial Automation. He was active in I&C engineering on different types of thermal power plants, both new build and brown field, including optimization projects. After a 4 year expat experience as technical advisor and a life time extension study for I&C installations he became project manager for multiple DCS retrofit projects. In 2005 Mr. Menting started working at Laborelec. Being Chief Technologist and heading the Cybersecurity team he has access to all field related aspects and different kinds of energy production technology.

Mr. Menting is internationally active in end user associations WIB (Board member), VDE/VDI and VGB, contributes in developing international standards, is active in the EuroSCSIE, cooperates in the European Commission JRC ERNCIP project and is active participant at ENISA. He is founding member of the MIT research program (IC)3 and regular speaker on events.


Agenda 2020

Time zone GMT+3

10.00-10.05 Welcome speech

10.05-11.35 “Cybersecurity challenges in times of Pandemic”
Dan Cimpean – General Director CERT RO
Anton Rog - Head of National Cyberint Center within the Romanian Intelligence
Cristian Cucu – CIO Nuclearelectrica
Moderator: Elena Gabar - Marsh

11.35 -12.35 “Microsoft Cybersecurity Zero Trust Networks and Device Risk”
(including demo with Microsoft Cybersecurity solutions: Defender ATP, Azure AD
Conditional Access, Azure AD identity Protection Cloud App Security,Azure ATP)
Eugen Rusen – Cloud Solutions Architect @Microsoft
Ovidiu Pismac – Account Technology Strategist @Microsoft

12.35-12.50 Cyber-security a key research topic under Horizon 2020: RED-Alert &
EnergyShield projects
Monica Florea - Simavi

12.50-14.30 Virtual Lunch Break

14.30-15.20 "Boosting the effectiveness of the Cyber Security in Europe"
Matteo Merialdo - leader ECHO Consortium
Sebastiano Toffaletti – Secretary General European Digital SME Alliance
Davor Meersman - CEO Open & Agile Smart Cities- OASC

15.20-16.00 “Challenges and Opportunities for start-ups and SMEs "
Tal Catran - Accelerators Guru Israel
Flavius Plesu – Founder &CEO OutThink UK
Andrei Nagy - Alpha Block
Vasile Voicu - Telekom Romania
Moderator: Ioan Cosmin Mihai

16.00-16.30 “The Evolution of Cyber Threats”
Ioan Cosmin Mihai - cybersecurity and cybercrime researcher, professor,
trainer and conference speaker

16.30-17.00 Cyber Awareness - Panel
Leila Taghizadeh, Swift
Jos Menting, Engie
Daria Catalui, Allianz


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