Smart eHUB Coordinators and DIHELP ACADEMY attend the first on-site coaching

June 6, 2019, Bucharest: The coordinators of Smart eHUB and DIHELP ACADEMY organize in Bucharest a half-a-day workshop on the topic of digital transformation of Bucharest–Ilfov and South-Muntenia regions. The event aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas on what the main digitalisation challenges are in these regions and how could these be effectively tackled. The event gathers members of the Smart eHUB consortium and other relevant stakeholders in the region in order to find the best methods to start an innovative & digital-first ecosystem that would help the stakeholders to become more competitive on the European markets.

Innovation through digitization is a concept that is growing more and more globally. The use of digital technologies represents for the business environment the integration into the global. The main obstacle in the process of digital transformation of legal entities in the region is the know-how and the access to innovative and digital technologies. That’s why the new collaborative platform initiated by Smart Alliance Innovation Technology Cluster, USH Pro Business and ELINCLUS Cluster has proposed to develop the first Digital Innovation Hub, named Smart eHUB.

The goal of Smart eHUB is to work together with both public and private authorities to create a genuine agora of digitization and together to find the most innovative solutions to the most stringent problems identified in the latest Digital Economy and Society Index.

The coordinators of Smart eHUB intend to collaborate and work together with the main actors of our society such as: public authorities, universities, digitization partner associations, research institutes and software development companies to find feasible solutions at an excellent price-quality ratio in order to have a relevant impact in the Romanian economy. On June 6th the event will be accompanied by two coaches from DIHELP ACADEMY, Olivier CHARTIER and Alexander VIGKOS, both professionals with a vast knowledge on how to develop, implement and help both consortium members and stakeholders to learn more about the digital opportunities and how it improves their businesses

Digital Innovation Hub – intends to collaborate and work together with the main actors of our society such as: public authorities, universities, digitization partner associations, research institutes and companies software producers to work together to find feasible solutions at an excellent price-quality ratio and a major positive impact in the Romanian economy.

June 6th, 2019, STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP AGENDA

Our Digital Innovation Hub coaches are Olivier CHARTIER and Alexander VIGKOS, both professionals with a vast knowledge on how to develop a Digital Innovation Hub.

Timing Session Speaker/Moderator
10:00

10:15
Welcome and objectives Representatives of Smart eHub:
Costin LIANU – General Manager, USH Probusiness
Paul SVASTA – President, ELINCLUS , Cluster   
Gabriel Munteanu – President, Smart Alliance Innovation Technology Cluster
10:15 – 10:45 Introduction speech  Representatives from: Regional Development Agency Bucharest – Ilfov
Regional Development Agency South – Muntenia
10:45 – 11:00 Presentation of Smart eHub Emanuela MODORAN – Managing Director, AUDIT Business Consulting
Cristian ORMINDEAN – EEN & Innovation Management Consultant
11:00 – 12:00 Smart eHub services and future plans  Costin LIANU – General Manager, USH Probusiness
Emanuela MODORAN – Managing Director, AUDIT Business Consulting
Bogdan MIHĂILESCU – Director Executiv, ELINCLUS Cluster
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch break ALL
12:45 – 13:10 Digitalization State-of-play in Bucharest-Ilfov & South-Muntenia Regions Olivier
CHARTIER Senior Consultant, Ecorys Brussels
Costin LIANU – General Manager, USH Probusiness
Cristian ORMINDEAN – EEN &Innovation Management Consultant
13:10 – 14:00 Best practices in innovation and interactive self-assessment Olivier CHARTIER – Senior Consultant, Ecorys Brussels
Alexandros VIGKOS – Consultant, Ecorys Brussels  
Interactive session with the Consortium representatives

Olivier Chartier

Olivier is principal consultant and account manager at Ecorys, one of the largest and oldest research consultancy companies in Europe. As account manager, Olivier is following Ecorys contracts with DG Research and Innovation and DG Agriculture. Olivier has more than 20 years of professional experience in supporting policy developments in the EU. He has coordinated many studies and projects for DG Agriculture, DG CONNECT, DG SANTE and DG Research and Innovation. Before joining Ecorys, Olivier was leading the agri-food unit of Euroquality, a French company providing consulting service in the area of research and innovation for a wide range of clients, including private companies, research organisations, EU institutions and other international organisations. As a result of his professional involvement, Olivier has acquired an extensive knowledge of research and innovation policy. He is also experienced in advising companies for bringing innovation to the market and preparing evidence-based policy recommendations.

Alexandros Vigkos

Alexandros is a Consultant at Ecorys Brussels and part of the coordination and management team of Digital Innovation Hubs Enhanced-Learning Programme (DIHELP). Prior to Ecorys Alexandros also gained experience at DG GROW (Unit for the European Semester and Member States Competitiveness) and at Philips (Quality and regulatory affairs unit of Volcano corporation). As part of Ecorys he is pursuing projects and research studies for a broad range of European Commission directorates (including CONNECT, GROW and ECFIN) specialising in topics related to EU’s digital transformation and the impacts of new technologies. Graduated as an economist from Athens University of Economics and Business, Alexandros also holds a MSc in European Integration and Development from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is currently pursuing an LLM in Information Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh. He has also been trained by Solvay Brussels School in delivering coaching on business plans.

You can find out more about our coaches and what DIHELP is following the address www.dihelp.eu

If you want to learn more about the event or about Smart eHUB – Digital Innovation Hub, you can send an email to contact@smartalliance.ro