Check out the 7 different topics, each representing a single block of talks and sessions to guide you through the progam of
DevTalks Cluj.

Emerging tech
Devops
Web & Mobile
Datafication
Java
Product Management
Smart Everything
The Future of Instant Messaging for Organizations – A Design Thinking Approach With GDPR applicable since May 2018, many companies started taking decisive measures against “shadow” usage of messaging apps. Continental banned the usage of WhatsApp and Snapchat on company mobiles. Deutsche Bank went even further, by banning instant messaging as well as all messaging apps. However, the need for instant messaging to exchange critical business data in real time remains, especially considering the fast paced business environment, as well as the customer expectations to gain access to the business and government services as quickly as possible. After having discussions with several clients, many of them dealing with sensitive and private data (e.g. medical services providers), they point out that due to the dispersal of relevant data and information, instant messaging remains essential in gathering and propagating vital data in real-time. At the same time, managers want to be in control of who accesses the data they exchange. This means using the best encryption available (end-to-end), as well as hosting the messaging solution in their private cloud. To fully cover the security concerns, an MDM (Mobile Device Management) component has to be part of the solution. GDPR compliance is a must. For increased usability, integration with enterprise apps is also required. With these requirements in mind and with a strong desire to provide the client with an app that ticks all the boxes, the Romanian company Trencadis is developing the FORTYPE messaging app. As a recognition of the fact that stepping out of the “shadow IT” zone means not only banning existing apps, but also providing companies and governments with a proper solution, the EU awarded a grant for building FORTYPE, product developed within the project TALOS - Secure Mobile Intra-organizational Communication, implemented by Trencadis Corp. We have brought together the flexibility of the Design Thinking approach, centered on end-users, with MDM solution for administrators, and came up with four core features that were not considered before when taking into account the “bread and butter” functionalities of typical instant messaging apps. 1. In-app document scanning. Focusing on specific use cases from the medical domain, we learned that sometimes physical documents need to be sent via instant messaging for rapid sharing. This is possible by using device specific functionalities (like taking pictures, then sending them), but this is a rather lengthy and error prone process, especially when we discuss about multi-page documents. The in-app functionality enables multi-page scanning, followed immediately by sharing with the relevant users. 2. Large files sharing. Most instant messaging apps impose reasonable limitations for the message attachment (e.g. 100 MB limitation in WhatsApp). However, when we talk about medical files, these can be rather large – CT scans, MRI can reach GB sizes. To overcome this limitation, FORTYPE will provide a built-in file-sharing option, automatically activated when the attachment is above a certain value. By simply attaching a large document, it will be placed in the file-sharing location and the message will contain a link that will allow the relevant users to download it when needed. 3. Temporary enrollment of external users. While FORTYPE is designed as an internal instant messaging platform, we had to recognize the fact that in certain business scenarios, like the need to quickly pull together recent medical information for a patient, relevant data sits with external users. They need to be quickly enrolled in order to allow them to securely share the information they hold, be it medical records or imaging files. With this in mind, we created an external user enrollment process initiated via an SMS sent to the external user’s phone number. 4. Configurable user rights. This functionality came as a logical consequence of enrolling external users. For example, when external users are part of an ad-hoc group focused on pulling together all relevant medical information for a patient, the external users should be able to visualize only the attachments they provided and not the attachments shared by other users. This is required in order to avoid unwanted disclosure of confidential medical information. Obviously, the internal users in charge with gathering all relevant medical documents have the right to access all attachments provided by internal and external users. We believe that Design Thinking, centered on users’ needs and on defining detailed interaction scenarios, is extremely valuable in determining new products within fields that seem crowded or saturated. If we take a closer look at a business, we will come to the realization that the lines between product/services and user environments are blurring. If companies can bring out an integrated customer experience, it will open up opportunities to build new businesses. This project is co-financed with funding from the European Regional Development Fund - Priority Axis 2 - “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) fit a competitive digital economy”, through the Operational Competitiveness Program 2014-2020. The content of this material does not necessarily represent an official position of the European Union or the Government of Romania.
Fishpointer, the first social-interactive map for fishing, is a 100% Romanian product that will address the international public which is estimated at over 150 million fishing enthusiasts connected to the Internet. The Fishpointer application combines interactive electronic maps and socialization tools that allows users to record their own catch data, generate personal statistics, and socialize on fishing experiences. The app is available for free on Google play, AppStore and WebApp. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fishpointer https://itunes.apple.com/ro/app/fishpointer/id977021201?l=ro&mt=8
Maponia - user generated content app dedicated to professional drivers, will change the transportation pattern of the merchandise in Europe. Offering drivers power, autonomy and better transportation by efficient planning, safer route and more pleasant driving experience, using the power of community. Available for free on Google play, AppStore and WebApp. www.youtube.com/embed/RyIt2CRRJlo https://itunes.apple.com/ro/app/maponia/id1342623172?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maponia
Adrian currently works as a Technical Lead at EY Romania. His work is split between EY wavespace, EY’s in-house innovation center, and other technology projects. He is passionate about creating robust, scalable, usable software. He constantly explores the path to building agile, self-organized technical teams. In his spare time, he reads avidly and sometimes writes about software, agile, open source and technology in general.
  1. Why have you chosen to be part of the DevTalks conference?
An important part of EY’s strategy is to show why we’re so much more than an accountancy firm and how we’re putting technology at the heart of everything we do, for our clients and our people. Our services leverage a wide range of technologies that ultimately simplify the life of our clients and the EY people. We want to signal the professional community that EY is involved in very interesting technical projects both worldwide and at national level. We believe that showcasing our technological areas of focus will surely drive curious people to learn more and want to engage with us. DevTalks is the perfect fit for this, due to the nature of the event and its participants. It is an international event that brings together IT professionals, software developers, businesses, start-ups and great speakers – and we’d love to network and share insights with all of them.
  1. You mentioned areas of focus. Can you elaborate on this topic?
Our areas of focus include a host of technologies leveraged by dedicated and virtual teams. EY Bucharest has an RPA Center of Excellence that is the largest RPA consultancy department in the entire CESA region. We have assembled teams that focus on topics such as Machine Learning, OCR and Document Intelligence, Process Mining, Chatbots, Cloud Architecture and BPM. Then there’s EY wavespace, our innovation center, an actual physical and digital hub where we explore innovative ideas and help bring them to life. Our data science and analytics team focus on extracting the maximum amount of value and intelligence from various datasets, while our experienced Data Warehouse team leverages large-scale modern database platforms to assist clients in storing and managing their ever-growing quantity of data. And finally, we have also brought together software development teams that are working on growing and maintaining our software assets. True value, we believe, comes from gathering all the above into a fully collaborative, agile environment. Coupled with EY’s traditional business understanding, having such a multi-disciplinary group of individuals is leading to genuinely inspiring achievements.
  1. EY is Stage Partner for the Digital Transformation stage. Why Digital Transformation?
Our mission is to guide organizations in their digital journeys, helping them avoid common pitfalls and streamline complex business challenges using available technologies. For this reason, partnering with DevTalks to host the Digital Transformation stage was a natural fit for us. Our session will show how EY empowers client companies to navigate this Transformative Age and translates emerging technologies into real use cases that solve critical business challenges.
  1. What can we expect to see at your booth?
We tried to build a multilayered experience, mixing together interactive games, digital apps and direct interaction. The concept behind it was to have a space that sparks our visitors’ creativity and curiosity, where it’s fun to exchange ideas. At our booth, you will get to meet our team members, discuss emerging technologies, take a VR tour of our headquarters, see if you can solve our technical quiz and play some retro arcade games. Drop by our booth and get immersed in the journey. Spend some time with us, explore our mobile web app. Ask questions, discuss ideas and discover what EY is about.
  1. What is EY’s involvement in the local IT communities
We stay connected with several local IT communities through various partnerships. EY’s partnership with Tech Hub Bucharest is called Start-up Advantage. Through this program, EY mentors start-ups to take control of their finances, taxes, accounting, project management and GDPR-related issues. We also have an active partnership with ADCES, a .NET Full Stack software developer community that hosts regular meetups at our office, in the EY wavespace area. These meetups address in-depth technical topics presented by the very developers that work with those technologies. Topics from recent meetups include Progressive web-apps, Xamarin Forms, Angular, ASP Net Core, Azure Cloud and Quantum computing. By supporting this group, we contribute to the growth of the very talented Bucharest software community, giving them a space to share new ideas, be creative or simply meet each other. What people at EY say: “I became a member of the EY family 6 months ago. During this time I've had the chance to evolve as part of a dynamic environment. As a full stack software developer I interact with exciting technologies such as RPA, OCR and ChatBots and participate in all stages of solution development, from analysis and software design to coding and architecture. Everyday at EY is an opportunity to learn new things and face new challenges, which is not that difficult when you are surrounded by a professional team and great mentors. But it's not only about work, I've also had the chance to meet great people and have a lot of fun.”

Adrian Ivan, Full Stack Software Developer

After joining EY, my entire career perspective has changed. Every day I benefit from being part of a very professional environment. My team focuses on adopting the latest technological trends and on expanding its portfolio of services.”

Daniel Ruse, RPA Developer

     

Asseco is joining DevTalks 2019

For the third time in a row, Asseco Romania will be joining the largest IT Conference, DevTalks. We chose this event as part our Employer Branding strategy as it helped us to connect with Romanian and international IT professionals, as well to stay updated with our local market changes in terms of products, challenges and market trends. This year one of our Security consultants will be talking about “The many faces of cloud security”, revealing some of the best common practices for improving your enterprise security posture and tackle security automation. Meet us on 6th and 7th of June to find out more about our solution and services:
  • Banking software solutions and services including omnichannel solutions, integrated core banking systems based on the Oracle and Microsoft platforms as well as authentication security solutions, reporting systems for regulatory compliance and managerial information, as well as risk management systems.
  • Payment industry solutions, services and outsourcing under Payten brand for non-financial and financial institutions, including eCommerce related solutions, mPayments, Processing as well as ATM and POS related services.
  • System integration solutions and services for multiple sectors with the following business lines: development of IT infrastructure, implementations and support, ensuring continuity of business processes, automation of operations, and customized software development.
Do not forget to sign up for our contest! All you have to do is to complete the forms that will be available at our booth and to join our Security presentation on 7thof June, starting with 14:05. At the end of the presentation out colleague will announce the winner of a gaming head set STEELSERIES Arctis 5 2019 Edition Black.
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome Opening
10:00 - 10:15
Intro Speech – Bosch

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Kaschek F. Konrad

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Adriana Dumitrof

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Antonio Ferreira -
Blockchain 2.0: from Automotive 4.0 » to Mobility 3.0 » to Smart City 2.0

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Radu Hârceagă -
Industry 4.0, Technology behind technology

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Septimiu Nechifor -
Internet of Things – IOT an interplay between IT and OT. A quest for right questions

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12:25 - 13:00
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Daniel Costea -
Bringing .NET Bot alive with .NET Core, Machine Learning and IoT!

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Networking Lunch
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Cristian Dragu -
Collective intelligence – the bond between technology and smart communities

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Ciprian Alexandru Caragea -
Trusted data and smart statistics valuing the digital era

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Karina Popova -
IoT & Agriculture: precision farming challenges

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16:25 - 17:05
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Alex Bordei -
DIY Automation – playing with IoT and wearables

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BIG OPENING - Main Stage
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Welcome Opening
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Intro Speech – Automation is here

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Andrei Roth

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Monica Alexandru

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Intro Speech – Metro Systems

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Ivan George

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Tudor Adam

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Mike Elsmore -
Intro Speech

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Adam Bien -
Jakarta EE + MicroProfile = Productivity, Sustainability, Fun #slideless

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Em Grasmeder -
CONTINUOUS INTELLIGENCE: LEVERAGING DATA SCIENCE WITH CONTINUOUS DELIVERY

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Ovidiu Petridean -
Data Management with Microservices

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Kafka & us – from buzzword to bff

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Madalina Lazar

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Alexandra Ureche

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Jock Busuttil -
Be More Human

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Ovidiu Ponoran -
THE MINDSET OF SUCCESSFUL VALUE CREATORS

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Valentina Crisan -
The nitty-gritty of Kafka Streams

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Felice Pescatore -
Don’t Dirty my Backlog: Healthy Product Backlog

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Tools Java Developers Should Learn in 2030

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Ties van de Ven

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Adam Bien

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Cristian Baita

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Grosu Andrei-Nicolae -
Reactive Web with Spring Boot

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Paul Chirila -
We are the product

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James Murphy -
Mindset over skillset

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Felix Crisan -
(Big) Data in (Block) Chains

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Cristian Baita -
Growing programing skills – tips and tricks

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Radu Vunvulea -
Demystifying messaging communication patterns

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Bogdan Solga -
Reactive Programming with Spring

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Catalina Banuleasa -
How do we bridge people and technology through design

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Marton Kodok -
BigQuery ML – Machine learning at scale using SQL

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Ties van de Ven -
CONCEPTS THAT IMPROVE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT CODE

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Gary Crawford -
There’s nothing we can do

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How to Build Products People Care About

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Oliver Gibson

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Monira Rhaimi

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Cristian Lungu -
On being a Machine Learning Engineer

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Welcome Opening
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Intro speech – DevOps: What’s next?

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Mihai Seulean

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Alex Lakatos

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Alex Casalboni -
Configuration management and service discovery in a serverless world

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Sergiu Cisar -
The road of transformation: From On-prem to Cloud

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Eugene Istrati -
TERRAFORM FOR SERVERLESS. BEST PRACTICES. LESSONS LEARNED.

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Victor Ionescu -
Finding your sweet spot on the cloud computing continuum

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Networking Lunch
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The Future of DevOps for the Enterprise – Trends & Insights

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Felice Pescatore

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Eugene Istrati

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Alex Lakatos

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Björn Rabenstein -
Prometheus – what’s new and what’s next?

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Felice Pescatore -
VALUE FOCUS TEAM: road to DevOps

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Welcome Opening
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Intro Speech – Softvision

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Alin Turcu

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Stefania Ioana Chiorean

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Willian Martins da Silva -
Back to the future of JS II: Beyond what we can foresee

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Andrei Cristea -
Offensive OSINT: Get the data

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Radu Marin -
Userspace Invaders

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Paul Ardelean -
Your Smartphone Is Also A Phone!

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Networking Lunch
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Alex Bordei -
Making Alexa able to provide real-time DevTalks Agenda related answers

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Mike Elsmore -
All the small things

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Welcome opening
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Intro Speech – MHP Romania

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Dr. Oliver Oswald

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Paul Ardelean

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Florin Otto -
Blockchain: a road to the future

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Dragos Filipovici -
PWAs on the shoulders of Serverless giants

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Constantin Müller -
Algorithmic production in smart factory with closed loop processes

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12:00 - 12:45
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Silviu-Tudor Serban -
The true potential of AI for well-being, safety and privacy

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12:45 - 13:15
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Tudor Lapusan -
Visual interpretation of Decision Tree models

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Networking Lunch
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Simina Serban -
Cloud data integrations with Azure Data Factory and Logic Apps

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Julia Biro -
Introduction to flow-based programming with Node-RED

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Håkan Silfvernagel -
Affective Computing – What is it and why should I care?

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Viral Parmar -
WebVR : Beyond Imagination

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Trishul Goel -
PWAs on steroids

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Vladimir Grinenko -
Experience we’ve got building design system for 300+ developers

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Paul Apostol -
Required Tech vs. Emerging Tech

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Radu Vunvulea -
Tools and competences on DevOps

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