IDC Financial Forum Full Exposure Financial Services Now & Beyond

Digital Event | Bucharest | November 12, 2020


Having reached the fourth edition, IDC Financial Forum is the only IDC event dedicated to the financial services ecosystem in Romania. IDC Financial Forum 2020 aims to guide financial institutions in their on-going transformations towards a connected core.

Through our specialized insights and thought-leadership sharing from top executives, the Forum helps attending organizations, vendors, and customers alike, to better prepare for open, agile, and dynamic financial services. We work directly with CxOs to ensure we share with you their priorities and insights. The dialogue we create with key stakeholders from the industry helps us, deep-dive, into the right priorities and relevant content for the event.

Join us on November 12th Online to hear industry-leading voices speak and immerse yourself in insight.

Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Virtual Coffee & Entering The Platform


IDC Opening Note

Alina Georgescu

CEE Sales Director & SEE Regional Director, IDC

IDC Keynote

Thomas Meyer

Group Vice President, European Research, IDC

Philip Carter

Group Vice President, Chief Research Officer, European Research, IDC

Forum Partner Keynote | Adaptive Bank

Catalin Bogdan

Senior Account Manager, Oracle

Bogdan Georgescu

Senior Account Manager, Oracle

Special Moment I | Art-Photography Explained

Vlad Babenco

Comissaire Prisseur & Art Consultant

Panel Discussion | CRO + COO + CDO

Thomas Bernert

Chief Risk Officer, ING Bank România

Valentin Vancea

COO, Member of the Management Board, Patria Bank

Alexandru Bita

Chief Technology Innovation Office, Libra Internet Bank

Răzvan Savu

Consulting Manager, IDC CEE

3rd Speaker TBC


Intelligent Cybersecurity Engineered For Banking Innovation

Adrian Danciu

Senior Regional Director, South Eastern Europe, Fortinet

The financial services industry has seen drastic technology-led changes over the past few years. Many executives look to their IT departments to improve efficiency and facilitate game-changing innovation – while somehow also lowering costs and continuing to support legacy systems. Customers are now demanding better services, seamless experiences and more value for their money. In order to drive the innovation and digital transformation, new applications and systems are added that increase the attach surface and exposure to cyber-risks. In this new context, choosing the right infrastructure security solutions has become paramount.


Interview: Embracing Priorities Changing

Haris Hanif

CEO, Orange Money

Alina Georgescu

CEE Sales Director & SEE Regional Director, IDC

Special Moment | Art-Photography Explained

Vlad Babenco

Comissaire Prisseur & Art Consultant

SAS | Presentation

Alex Kwiatkowski

Industry Principal, Global Banking Practice, SAS

Palo Alto Networks Presentation

Tudor Cristea

Regional Sales Manager - CORTEX - Eastern Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Financial Forum Virtual Photo Gallery📸


Bussiness Automation made easy. A digital TO BE

Andrei Berghian

Digital Banking Transformation Strategist, Asseco SEE

Salesforce | Presentation

Alexandru Ursu

Regional Account Manager, Salesforce

Modern Data Protection Built for Modern Challenges

Dan Popa

Territory Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and Albania, Veeam Romania

There’s a new expectation of today’s data - that it moves to a new state of intelligence, able to automatically anticipate need and meet demand, and move securely across multi-cloud infrastructures. Getting there requires a new approach that merges the traditional disciplines of data backup and recovery, data protection and data security. Moving from policy-based to behavior-based management to make data both intelligent, and ultimately, self-governing.


Special Guest Keynote | Photography Concept

Vlad Eftenie

Photographer & Lecturer PhD Architect

Closing Remarks & Announcing the Virtual Photo Gallery Winners

Vlad Eftenie

Photographer & Lecturer PhD Architect

Alina Georgescu

CEE Sales Director & SEE Regional Director, IDC


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The challenges that financial institutions are facing nowadays require a closer than ever cooperation between core departments. The event will address topics that concern directors and managers in IT, Digital, Marketing, HR, Sales, Operations and Retail departments from banking, insurance, and non-banking financial institutions.

Join like-minded peers to learn new perspectives and case studies through presentations, panel discussions & interactive virtual interchanges.

Contact Us

Bianca Nastasie

Event Manager

+40 722 287 907

Larisa Mihu

Country Manager

+40 724 293 366

About IDC

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