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IV. Edition, Szeklerland IT&C and Innovation Conference

The conference will be organised for the 4th time in a row and its goal is to build and maintain productive relationships between different entities who are active on the regional and international market, i.e. IT&C companies, professionals, trainers and local councils. Presentations will cover the newest trends in this segment as well as success stories, innovative models and the best start-up ideas in the region. In the same time, the event will create a good opportunity for companies working in IT and outside it to establish business relations.

Date: 13-14 October 2016
Location: Danubius Health Spa Resort****, Sovata, Maros county

Agenda

(The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program!)

13 October 2016 | Thursday
9:00-11:30

Welcome speeches, Presentation of section meetings

BIHARI Béla – IT Plus Cluster – President / Gnome Design – CEO; MIKLÓS Ervin – IT Plus Cluster – Vice President / LGT Proiect – CEO; TÓTH Attila – Cognitive Creators – CEO

ANTAL Árpád - András
"The task / the challenge: Let's jump 30 years!"
Sepsiszentgyörgy - Mayor
Presentation
Dr. ZSIGMOND Barna Pál
Consulate General of Hungary, Miercurea Ciuc - Consul general
CSALA Dénes
"Digital diaspora map of Szeklerland" (Online)
Székelydata - Research Engineer
ERDEI Balázs
Vice Consulate of Hungary, North California, Silicon Valley – Consul

Start-up pitch session: Soldigo (Máthé Zsolt, Presentation), UponSmart (Geréb Róbert), HyperCart (Szilágyi Levente, Presentation), Miss Going (Csoka Mária Imola, Presentation), Brikk (Szász Zsolt)

Sponsor presentations

Moderator: RÁCZ Attila
Magic Solutions - Owner
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
Section meetings
Market 2 Tech Tech 2 Market Market 2 Tech
12:00-13:30

Entrepreneurial Development - Accelerator

FARKAS András
Creative Kolozsvár
KARÁCSONY Zsolt
Junior Business Club - President
Presentation
LUKÁCS László Alpár
Cognitive Creators - Managing Partner
Presentation
SZABÓ Károly
Incubator House, Székelyudvarhely - Board Member
VAJDA Lajos
The Saint George business incubator and Inno Hub representative

UX - Fun-packed digital Szeklerland

BÁLINT Katalin
Halcyon Mobile - UX designer
CSÁKI Dénes

Senior Graphich Designer and Consultant
FÁBIÁN Csongor
Emarsys Ltd. - UX Design and research
HÁZI Csaba
Webabstract - Co-founder, UX Architect
KOLUMBÁN Gábor
Explorer Consulting, Civitas Alapitvány - Administrator, President
Presentation

Entrepreneurial Development - Agriculture

Dr. BÁLINT János
Sapientia EMTE, Horticulture - Assistant Professor, Coordinator
DÓRA Sebestyén
AgroSense - CEO
HARGITAY Tamás
LGT Proiect - Senior Consultant, Partner
PISKOLCZINÉ BARACSI Enikő
iPMS Consulting Kft. - Manager
Dr. SZABÓ István
Szent István Univesity - Vice-Rector for International and External Relations
Tánczos Barna
Senator
Moderator: TURCSÁN Tamás-Péter
The Connect East Incubator - Founder
Moderator: TÓTH Attila
Cognitive Creators - CEO
Moderator: MIKLÓS Ervin
IT Plus Klaszter - Vice President
LGT Proiect - CEO
13:30-15:30 Lunch
15:30-17:00

Digital Szeklerland - Education Reform

BURUS SIKLÓDI Botond
Alliance of Hungarian
Educators in Romania - President
DEMETER Levente
Orbán Balázs Gymnasium,
Székelykeresztúr - Director
DEMÉNY Alpár Attila
NNG - Vice President
DUZMATH Zsolt
Mozaik Education - Managing partner
GÖRBE Péter
School Inspectorate of Hargita county
- Chief Inspector
PETŐ Mária
Székely Mikó High School
Sepsiszentgyörgy - Physics Teacher
dr. SOÓS Anna
Babeș-Bolyai University Kolozsvár
- Vice-rector
VAD Zoltán
Mihai Eminescu Gymnasium,
Nagyvárad - IT Experience Educator

BlockChain - Can we have our own virtual currency in a new digital world?

SZILÁGYI Péter
Etherium - Core Developer
BORBOLY Csaba
Hargita County Council - Chairman
HENNING László - János
Kovászna County Council - Vice President
HILD Imre
Digital Factory Accelerator, Global Platforms - Business Angel / Contributing Partner
KRISTÓF András
Yojee - CTO

Digital Szeklerland - Culture

BIHARI Béla
IT Plus Cluster - President
Gnome Design - CEO
Presentation
FERENCZ Angéla
Cultural Center of Hargita County - Manager
IMRE Istvan
Community Center of Kovászna county - CEO
KELEMEN Katalin
Kájoni János County Library - Employee
ZONDA Erika
Hargita County Council - CEO
Moderator: FERENCZ S. Alpár
Professor, expert in Public Education
Moderator: RÁCZ Attila
Magic Solutions - Owner
Moderator: MIKLÓS Ervin
IT Plus Cluster - Vice President
LGT Proiect - CEO
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30-19:00

Digital Szeklerland - Professional Training

BURUS SIKLÓDI Botond
Alliance of Hungarian
Educators in Romania - President
LUKÁCS László Alpár
Cognitive Creators - Managing Partner

MOLNÁR Szilárd
NSKI - Programme Co-ordination officer
SIMON Károly
Codespring, mentor program leader

SicTube - Animation and video recording

Dr. BALÁZS Zoltán
Partium Christian University - Department of Fine Arts
FAZAKAS Szabolcs
Legendarium
KICSID Attila
Transindex/penzcsinalok.ro - Editor
dr. KOVÁCS Zoltán
Partium Christian University - Professor

Innovation Management

CSÉRI Zoltán
HNTH Hungarian National Trading House - Innovation Project Manager
Presentation
DOBOZI Sándor
GCT Holding - Executive Vice President
GULYÁS László
Arise Europe Lead in Central and Eastern Europe EIT Digital
Presentation
LÁZÁR Csilla
SPEKTRUM Educational Center - Manager
MORVAYOVA Andrea
Customer/Business Development Specialist at Be-novative
Prezentáció
ÖRDÖG Zoltán
Soldigo - Partner
Moderator: FICZ Antal
Fontium Training - CEO
Moderator: DAMOKOS Csaba
Grizzly&Co Design Studio - Designer
Moderator: RÁCZ Attila
Magic Solutions - Owner
19:00-20:00 B2B by Enterprise Europe Network
20:00-21:00 Dinner
21:00- Concert, Party - Előadó: Back In Time
14 October 2016 | Friday
Plenary sessions
9:00-11:30

Welcome speeches, Presentation of section meetings

FÜLÖP László Zsolt – Szováta – Mayor; MIKLÓS Ervin – IT Plus Klaszter – Alelnök; BIHARI Béla – IT Plus Cluster – President / Gnome Design – CEO; LUKÁCS László Alpár – Cognitive Creators - Managing Partner

HILD Imre
Digital Factory Accelerator, Global Platforms - Business Angel / Contributing Partner
MÓZES Lóránd
Flashnet - Owner
SPALLER Endre
National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary - Vice President for External Relations
TUNKEL Richárd
Mortoff

Presenting the "Lego Robot" program - Tánczos Barna (senator) and the students of the Orbán Balázs High School
Szponzor prezentációk

Moderator: RÁCZ Attila
Magic Solutions - Owner
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
Section meetings
Market 2 Tech Tech 2 Tech

User Experience & Mobile World

Tech 2 Tech

Web Trends

12:00-13:30

Digital Szeklerland - Szeklerland, Dear to our heart

ANDRÁS NAGY Róbert
Kovászna County Hospital - Manager
Dr. DEMETER Ferenc
Hargita County Hospital - Manager
Dr. FEJÉR Szilárd
Pro-Vitam Clinic - Chemist
HENNING László - János
Kovászna County Council - Vice President
VASS Levente
Studium Prospero Foundation, President

12:00-12:45 - UI - UX You know what's the difference between the two?

TÓTH Attila
Cognitive Creators - CEO

12:45-13:30 - DevOps: understanding our product from IDE to Production

LANG Máté
SmartUp - Technical lead

12:00-12:45 - BigQuery for the Everyday Developer

KODOK Márton
Reea - Team Lead
Presentation

12:45-13:30 - Designing applications using the MEAN stack

ÓNODI Róbert
Evozon - Software Architect
Moderator: BIHARI Béla
IT Plus Cluster - President
Gnome Design - CEO
13:30-15:30 Lunch
15:30-17:00

Digital Szeklerland - E-administration

BARTI Tihamér
Hargita County Council - Vice President
FÜLÖP László Zsolt
Szováta - Mayor
MIKLÓS Ervin
IT Plus Cluster - Vice President
LGT Proiect - CEO
MOLNÁR Szilárd
NSKI - Programme Co-ordination officer
TIM Zoltán
Stratis Vezetői és Informatikai Tanácsadó Ltd. - Director Consultant

15:30-16:00 - Workshop: The next step in UX

FÁBIÁN Csongor
Emarsys - Senior UX Architect
Prezentáció

16:00-16:30 - Workshop: Mobil UX - Pocket-designed

BÁLINT Katalin
Halcyon Mobile - UX Designer

16:30-17:00 - Workshop: Objective C vs Swift

BÁLINT Zsolt
Cognitive Creators - Managing Partner

15:30-16:00 - Workshop: #Stackoverflow Guide for pros

KODOK Márton
Reea - Team Lead
Prezentáció

16:00-16:30 - Workshop: What else could we get out of this website...? Systhematic innovation

BÁLINT Ákos
M&Co Europe - Innovation Facilitator

16:30-17:00 - Workshop: Laravel framework


LŐRINCZ Alpár
Gnome Design - Senior Developer
Moderator: KOZMA István
Enetix Software - CEO
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30-19:00

Digital Szeklerland - R&D and Business Angels

DOBOZI Sándor
GCT Holding - Executive Vice President
ERDEI Balázs
Vice Consulate of Hungary, North California, Silicon Valley – Consul
Presentation
Gregor Roy CHOWDHURY

HILD Imre
Business Angel

17:30-18:00 - Workshop: Mobile Applications - Code Reuse

ORBÁN Balázs
Red Rock Tech - Project Manager

18:00-18:30 - Workshop: Security on mobile platforms

DAMÓ Zoltán
Red Rock Tech - iOS Developer
Presentation

17:30-18:00 - Workshop: Polymer framework

MÉSZÁROS Hunor
Navigator Software - Senior Developer
Presentation

18:00-18:30 - Workshop: The Scala programming language

KOLCZA Győző
Mortoff Kft - Senior Java Developer
Prezentáció
Moderator: SPALLER Endre
National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary - Vice President for External Relations
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Agenda of Tech 2 Tech section - IV. Edition, Szeklerland IT&C and Innovation Conference

The conference will be organised for the 4th time in a row and its goal is to build and maintain productive relationships between different entities who are active on the regional and international market, i.e. IT&C companies, professionals, trainers and local councils. Presentations will cover the newest trends in this segment as well as success stories, innovative models and the best start-up ideas in the region. In the same time, the event will create a good opportunity for companies working in IT and outside it to establish business relations.

Date: 13-14 October 2016
Location: Danubius Health Spa Resort****, Sovata, Maros county

Agenda - Tech 2 Tech

The full conference program is available here.

14 October 2016 | Friday
User Experience & Mobile World Web Trends
12:00-13:30

12:00-12:45 - UI - UX You know what's the differenece between the two?

TÓTH Attila
Cognitive Creators - CEO

12:45-13:30 - DevOps: understanding our product from IDE to Production

LANG Máté
SmartUp - Technical Lead

12:00-12:45 - BigQuery for the Everyday Developer

KODOK Márton
Reea - Team Lead

12:45-13:30 - Designing applications using the MEAN stack

ÓNODI Róbert
Evozon - Software Architect
13:30-15:30 Lunch
15:30-17:00

15:30-16:00 - Workshop: The next step in UX

FÁBIÁN Csongor
Emarsys - Senior UX Architect
Prezentáció

16:00-16:30 - Workshop: Mobil UX - Pocket-designed

BÁLINT Katalin
Halcyon Mobile - UX Designer

16:30-17:00 - Workshop: Objective C vs Swift

BÁLINT Zsolt
Cognitive Creators - Managing Partner

15:30-16:00 - Workshop: #Stackoverflow Guide for pros

KODOK Márton
Reea - Team Lead

16:00-16:30 - Workshop: What else could we get out of this website...? Systhematic innovation

BÁLINT Ákos
M&Co Europe - Innovation Facilitator

16:30-17:00 - Workshop: Laravel framework


LŐRINCZ Alpár
Gnome Design - Senior Developer
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30-19:00

17:30-18:00 - Workshop: Mobile Applications - Code Reuse

ORBÁN Balázs
Red Rock Tech - Project Manager

18:00-18:30 - Workshop: Security on mobile platforms

DAMÓ Zoltán
Red Rock Tech - iOS Developer
Presentation

17:30-18:00 - Workshop: Polymer framework

MÉSZÁROS Hunor
Navigator Software - Senior Developer

18:00-18:30 - Workshop: The Scala programming language

KOLCZA Győző
Mortoff Kft - Senior Java Developer
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The development of the IT & C sector in Szeklerland is on the right track

In the framework of several constructive round-table discussions and interesting lectures, a series of ideas concerning the promotion of the region were born in Bálványosfürdő, at the third edition of the Szeklerland IT&C Conference. During the two-day event held between 24 and 25 September, over two-hundred-fifty participants contributed with their presence, their knowledge and their contacts to the establishing of the direction of development of the IT&C sector in Szeklerland. This year, the organizers have grouped the plenary and sectional conferences around five main topics, where valuable lectures could be heard concerning the IT education, the promotion and future prospects of the start-up culture, as well as innovative solutions, enterprise development, the development strategies of local councils or public administration institutions, IT & C solutions and the profession.

Many people also participated to the innovative roundtable discussions that took place simultaneously, where an average of fifty persons were involved in various professional debates, after which they made proposals and specific measures.

The official opening of the two-day conference was held in the large conference hall of the Grand Hotel Bálványos, where the necessity of such professional meetings, as well as of the dialogue between actors in the economic, educational, administrative and civil sphere of the region of Transylvania, was emphasized. A positive aspect is that the integration of the IT&C field in the development strategies of the counties Harghita and Covasna for the years 2014-2020 was achieved. In the near future, as a result of continuous collaboration and work, Szeklerland, or more broadly Transylvania, may be present in Eastern Europe as a Silicon Valley of information technology. In this purpose, it is very important to emphasize adequate professional training and attract back talents who left the region, because through our experience and our knowledge about new technologies, the quality of the projects carried out in the country can be improved.

Later, on the first day, emphasis was placed on e-government e-health, enterprise development, education and professional training and the role of women in IT.

It was said that due to the modern technical solutions of today, errands in the e-governance can be sped up, the quality of medical services can be improved by keeping an on-line patient registry, and creating databases with medical records in more medical institutions. The IT firms active in the region can provide professional assistance in the development of the above mentioned administrative, medical and agricultural systems.

In the education and employment section, the leaders of several IT companies, academics and students sought answers to opportunities for effective cooperation, asking questions like: how to train future computer scientists, how is it possible for one to get involved in professional internship along with college.

In the topic of enterprise development the latest calls for tenders were discussed, and it was explored how is it possible to create the financial background for a larger project.

Thursday ended with a special discussion, where more women active in the IT field presented their experiences. The common perception is that there are very few women working in the IT field, but the discussion revealed that in many cases they can aid the work of their male colleagues with useful insights, concerning issues ranging from software development to strategic decision-making.

The second day began with the presentation of the basics of the development strategy Digital Hungary, followed by the presentation of the development strategies in the counties Harghita and Covasna. Based on what was said, the idea of Digital Szeklerland was born, in the light of which action must be taken in order to maintain and develop the digital infrastructure, administration, skills and communities. Later, during a lecture focused on the phrase: computer scientists are the new rock stars, the emphasis was placed on the training of specialists and several models were presented in order to demonstrate how one can become a well-paid IT specialist.

As a unique initiative in Szeklerland, the elevator pitch experiment was held for the first time, where sixteen members of IT Plus cluster presented the main characteristics of their companies, their products and services, in four minutes. In the foreground of the second part of the events on Friday, there were technical discussions, where several developers, programmers, project managers and students showed the public various IT & C tools and solutions. It is important to note that in parallel with the technical lectures, the round table discussion entitled Start-up Culture in Szeklerland took place, as a result of which, an initiative concerning the establishment of a start-up centre in Sepsiszentgyörgy was born. According to the plans, in order to implement it, the City Council will provide support through financial donations and the provision of real estate, and with the aid of several start-up specialists and incubation centres in Hungary, the IT Department of the Covasna County Chamber of Commerce and Industry would also take part in the operation of the centre.

Author: István-Zsolt Palkó (PR / IT Cluster Plus)

The Szeklerland IT & C and Innovation Conference will be held for the third time

This year, between the 24th and 25th of September, in the Grand Hotel in Baile Balvanyos, the third edition of the IT & C and Innovation Conference of Szeklerland will be held. In the organization of the specialized conference for Szeklerland, Transylvania on the topic of computing and information technology, the IT Plus Cluster, joining the IT & C companies of the region, as well as the IT and Telecommunications Department of the Covasna County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will play an important role.

The objective of the conference, which has reached its third edition, is to develop and maintain the network of contacts between IT & C companies, specialists, teachers from the region and the international market, to present the latest trends and innovative designs in the industry, to intermediate a meeting between the IT education sector, the public administration sector and the entrepreneurial sector, and last but not least to develop business relations. Besides all these, an important event will be the presentation of IT projects in the field of healthcare and agriculture and the discussion of related development opportunities.

From the diverse range of programs, one may also highlight the B2B meeting, which will take place Thursday the afternoon and will be organized by the Enterprise Europe Network, but also the Elevator Pitch event, held Friday morning, where nearly twenty IT & C businesses from Transylvania, Szeklerland will present their services, products in the form of short, interactive presentations.

At the event, the presence of nearly fifty guests is expected, who will participate in plenary sessions and roundtable discussions. Among the guests from Hungary and Transylvania there are several heads of thriving IT & C companies, backed by years of experience, but also start-uppers and individuals active in the field of public administration, or within institutions and organizations responsible for development, communications, information technology.

Among the objectives of the organizers are the following: for the number of participants to the third edition of the IT & C and Innovation Conference of Szeklerland to reach two hundred, and not only persons interested in IT to be present, but basically representatives, heads of any economic unit active in the region, students, teachers, as well as civil servants.

Participation in the conference is subject to preliminary registration, which can be done at: http://itpluscluster.ro/hu/registration2015, where one has the possibility to select from several options and services.

Retrospective of the 2014 conference in figures: 2 days, 3 plenary sessions, 3 sections, 36 guests 140 participants.

CeBIT 2015

An internationally known exhibition, being at the same time the largest exhibition on the topic of computer technology in Europe, the CeBIT, will take place between 16 and 20 March 2015 in Hannover, Germany.

At the event, which will last a week, exhibitors are classified into the following main groups: business security solutions, telecommunications and networks, CRM & BI, DatacenterDynamics, digital business solutions, ECM, ERP and trade, global IT services, research and innovation. During the CeBIT the business meeting Future Match 2015 will be held, organized by Enterprise Europe Network - Leibniz Universität Hannover. The event provides an excellent opportunity for companies active in the IT & C field to discover new business opportunities, business or research and development partners, or to create long-term relationships. The event Future Match in 2014 was attended by 380 participants from 34 countries, and 1350 debates were held.

The IT Plus Cluster will be participating to this event for the first time since its establishment, which promises to be of high standards. Those interested can learn about the services and products of the companies grouped together in the cluster at booth no. 31 of the exhibition hall no. 6. At the same time, large companies that want to expand, can get acquainted with the advantages of the regions Szeklerland and Transylvania, as IT & C outsourcing centre.

(Photo: www.cebit.de)

Second IT & C and Innovation Conference of Seklerland

We are pleased to announce you that on November 28 – 29, in Tusnádfürdő, the Second IT & C and Innovation Conference of Seklerland will be held.

The main objective of the conference is to establish a stronger tie between the IT and telecommunications companies from the region, on the one hand, and the major public and educational institutions, on the other hand. This cooperation aims at synergic effects, such as an increased level of innovation potential, better opportunities to access certain markets, but also an improved utilization rate of the workforce within the cluster. It is not a secret that by means of this conference we wish to attract and to connect especially those actors from the region and from outside the region, who have the will and the ability to take action for the rise and the economic and technological development of the region.

The conference will introduce the latest technological applications and results through relevant Hungarian and Romanian corporate and other actors. When hearing Szeklerland, technology or innovation is not what first comes to our mind, but we believe that it is time to prove that there are acknowledged companies with significant expertise present in the region.

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