Speakers

June 6
Pullman Bucharest World Trade Center​
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Katerina Todorovski

Head of Brand Marketing, BCR
With over 17 years of experience in Marketing, Communication, and Brand Strategy, both on the agency side and from the client’s perspective, Katerina has worked on various brands and industries, such as telecommunications, FMCG, and banking. She joined BCR in January 2020 where she enjoys what she does, working and building strongs brands like BCR and George. First Inteligent Banking. Katerina possesses a deep understanding of consumer behavior, market trends, and effective communication strategies. She loves crafting compelling brand narratives, managing cross-functional teams, and driving innovative marketing campaigns.

Nedim Baytorun

Consumer Business Unit Director, Vodafone România
Nedim Baytorun has joined Vodafone Romania’s executive team in July 2021 to lead the Consumer division. From his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Nedim Baytorun coordinated Vodafone’s transformation into a digital champion in the technology market in all aspects of interaction with individual customers. He has 17 years of experience in the commercial, marketing and brand area.
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Roxana Baias

Group Head Marketing NEPI Rockcastle
Business Model building, Disruptive Innovation, Product, Marketing, Consumer Understanding, Branding, Communication FMCG, Retail, Telecoms, Realestate. Roxana has 25+ years of consistent business growth building – holding director and C level Marketing roles with major multinational companies such as Procter & Gamble, Telekom and Vodafone.

Mara Mareș

Member of the Assembly of Deputies of Romania
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Diana Buzoianu

Diana Buzoianu

Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Diana Buzoianu is a Member of the Chamber of Deputies in the Romanian Parliament. Diana is dedicated to the fight for digitalization, and is currently working on various initiatives that will institutionalize digital practices both in the public and private sector. She is member of the standing Committee for Information, Technologies and Communication. Ms. Buzoianu is invested in bridging the gap between citizens and the public administration by developing digital infrastructures advancing solutions.

Andreea Medvedovici-Per

Executive Director RGDA - Romanian Video Game Developers Association
Andreea Medvedovici Per is Vice President of EGDF (European Games Developer Federation), Executive Director of RGDA (Romanian Game Developer Association) and “One of the 100 Game Changers in the Video Game Industry” as designated by gamesindustry.Biz.
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Bogdan Putinică

Bogdan Putinică

Country Manager Microsoft Romania and Moldova
Bogdan Putinică has over 27 years of experience in creating and implementing scalable and sustainable growth strategies, supporting performance in challenging and highly competitive environments, from start-ups to global Fortune companies. Bogdan started his career as an entrepreneur, creating a local success story through the start-up IP Devel and associated M&A transactions. He continued in the telecommunications industry, holding board-level leadership positions in the Swedish Enea Group, a global provider of telecommunications and cybersecurity solutions. In November 2021, he became Country Manager for Microsoft Romania, bringing his expertise to a rapidly evolving environment. As of April 2023, Bogdan has also taken the lead for operations in the Republic of Moldova, as part of a wider process of reorganization of operations being carried out by the company globally. His mission focuses on using technology to support the efficiency and productivity of both countries, as well as advancing education systems and digital transformation to drive growth and improve competitiveness for both the public and private sectors.

Victor Stroe

Associate Director & Head of Strategy at Leo Burnett
With over 17 years of experience in the advertising industry, Victor currently serves as the Associate Director & Head of Strategy at Leo Burnett Bucharest. In this role, he leads an uber talented team, and developped strategic initiatives that have led to remarkable achievements in the advertising industry. Over the past years, his efforts has resulted in numerous rewards, including Leo Burnett being recognized as the most awarded agency in Europe at the Effie Awards, Best of Europe (2021), and securing prestigious Cannes Lions for innovative campaigns.
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Simona Panait

Simona Panait

Marketing & Online Director Samsung Electronics Romania and Bulgaria
Senior Marketing Executive in the FMCG industry, with 20+ years of experience, broad expertise and excellent results in strategic marketing planning, brand building, portfolio management, trade marketing strategies, coaching and developing people, transformational leadership and process optimization.

Alin Moldoveanu

Computer Science and Engineering Department, Politehnica University Bucharest
Alin Moldoveanu is Professor and Vice-dean at the same faculty that he completed as valedictorian some 20 years ago – Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, from POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest. He’s teaching Virtual and Augmented Reality at masters and Software Engineering at bachelor level, oversees the 26 master programs of the faculty, and leads the Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Virtual Reality master programme. His research focus is creating and applying innovative VR & AR techniques and concepts, mainly in eHealth, eLearning & eCulture. As leader of the 3DUPB research team, he was/is director or team leader for many national or European research projects in these areas, such as Sound of Vision, TRAVEE, HAI-OPS, Lib2Life etc. His works received prestigious prizes, such as Best “Tech for Society” Horizon 2020 project, awarded by European Commission through Innovation Radar, at ICT 2018 – received by Sound of Vision (where he acted as projects’ technical coordinator).
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Liviu Marica

Liviu Marica

Marketing Director, ASUS România
Liviu started his career in IT&C 22 years ago, at a time of rapid technological innovation and development and digital transformation. The experience he has gained has given him an in-depth understanding of industry dynamics and trends. He has developed and implemented effective marketing strategies that respond to dynamic market needs. For 18 years now, Liviu has been successfully leading the ASUS Romania marketing team, contributing significantly to both ASUS’ market leadership and ROG’s reputation as a gaming innovator.

Marius Radu

Co-founder of GG Industry & BGW partner
Marius Radu is organizing marketing events dedicated to gamers and esports events for more than 12 years. Starting from 2017, Marius is responsible for various projects in Romania, such as Bucharest Gaming Week or Gaming Marathon.
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Mihai Cotos

CEO Digital Crusade
Mihai Cotos is an entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in the field of event organization. From successful projects such as the Targul de Cariere, Photo Romania Festival, Jazz in the Park or Cluj Craft Beer Festival in 2019, Mihai has transformed an old passion of his – gaming into a unique project for Romanian esports – Digital Crusade. The event has now grown into an east european championship and has a few satellite events like Esports Corporate Championship, Girls Championship and HighSchool Heroes.

Octav “ang” Crețu

CEO Nexus Gaming
Octav is the main man behind Nexus, the man of ideas, the man of action and the man of the people all into one. He is the one we rely on for new ideas and for measuring success. Always staying humble and true to his roots as a gamer, he provides support, guidance and he’s a massive inspiration to all of us.
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Alexandru Ion

Founder Nexus Gaming
Alexandru Ion is one of the pioneers of Romanian esports and the key man behind Nexus Gaming since 2015. The organization started from a gaming bar concept / internet cafe. The esports team was originally a marketing engine that managed to surprise everyone through phenomenal results not only in Romania but also internationally. In 2018, the new Nexus location was inaugurated, a large space destined for Romanian gamers, which serves both as an internet cafe and as a training space for professional players. The Nexus Media sub-brand was established in 2019, an influencer marketing agency and video production company which hosted three full seasons of Romanian Esports League.

Tudor Dăescu

President of Esports Summit
Tudor Daescu is the General Manager of PR agency Daescu Bortun Olteanu, handling communication for tech, gaming companies, and gaming studios. Aside from the PR business, Tudor and his colleagues co-founded some of Romania’s most important events in the video game industry in Romania – Bucharest Gaming Week and Gaming Marathon, successfully exported to Greece and Bulgaria. In 2020, Tudor launched Gaming Video Awards, an annual award event that celebrates the best video content, the brands, and the communication agencies that speak to the Romanian gaming communities. Daescu Bortun Olteanu is happy to announce the first edition of Esports Summit Bucharest 2021, a b2b conference for stakeholders of the industry, that strives to become the CEE event in Esports.
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Vlad Nagîț

Vlad Nagîț

Founder of 101HP.ro
Vlad Nagîț is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Bucharest and co-founder of 101hp.ro, a media agency whose content is exclusively about Romanian esports and its players. 101hp is an entity founded by esports enthusiasts for esports enthusiasts, our constant mission being to bring content to readers both about the international performances of Romanians and about players, organizations and tournaments in our country.

Adrian Ștefănoiu

Co-founder Video Games Museum
Adrian Ștefănoiu is a veteran in the Central and Eastern European entertainment industry, working in music, film and television for companies such as Universal Music, MediaPro Distribution or Viacom; also in advertising and branding. Adrian is passionate about contemporary culture and the societal changes it is producing.
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Cătălin Butnariu

President of RGDA - Romanian Video Game Developers Association
Cătălin Butnariu is the President of RGDA – Romanian Video Game Developers Association and, as such, is one of the most vocal supporters of this sector in Romania, as well as the founder of the regional industry conference, Dev.Play. Cătălin is also currently working at Amber, as Chief Strategy Officer, and in the past he was General Manager at Carbon Incubator and Division Director at Gameloft. Cătălin plays on all platforms, but predominantly on PC and mobile. He prefers RPG, strategy (especially turn-based) and shooters, but also other genres. Favourite titles include The Witcher 3, Civilization and Hearthstone.

Costin “Jaxi” Vrînceanu

Content Creator
Jaxi played professional and semi-professionally for the Nexus team for 2 years. Since November 2018 he decided to take a break from competition and try new things like livestreaming, vlogs, casting, coaching and match analysis.
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Mihai Neda

Founder Infinite Gaming
Neda Mihai is the owner and founder of INFINITE Gaming, a professional esports club that was born in 2020 and owner of Castle Music Group, a company that operates in the field of management and management in the artistic area.

Bogdan “Boogie” Carp

Moderator
Boogie began his esports journey as a caster in the pro female scene for CSGO of 2016. In this title, he rose up to the point of casting the PGL Major Krakow qualifiers. Then PUBG launched into beta and Boogie fell hopelessly in love. Together with the first TOs and a handful of other talent, he helped shoulder the inception of the PUBG esports scene and in time, rose to the highest peak of the talent roster by hosting, casting and analyzing PUBG’s most prestigious events. It all culminated with the Berlin 2018 Major, where he was on the analyst desk in front of a live audience of 11,000 people and an online concurrent audience of 770,000 english stream viewers. Afterwards, he dedicated himself to esports consulting and later set the very foundations of the European Apex Legends esports scene by building and hosting the biggest league in the first years of the game’s esports life, by the side of his US counterparts and presiding a team of very dedicated EU staff. Today, you can find him close to his mic, passionately delivering voiceovers for international promos and productions and if you listen closely, every now and again you can hear him say “he’s 1 HP, trade me!”
Bogdan Carp