MOLDOVA DIGITAL
SUMMIT 2024

06/08
JUNE

About Moldova Digital Summit 2024

#MDS 2024 is the nation's main tech event is back to fuel innovation and ignite partnerships. This year we're aligning with the European Digital Decade targets of empowering businesses and people in a human-centred, sustainable and more prosperous digital future.
Join us and explore speakers on the main stage, showcases from entrepreneurs and countless B2B workshops in an inspiring 3 day marathon of ideas that will power a 100% digital tomorrow.

Business

Empowering businesses, from SMEs to large enterprises, to thrive in the digital age. Moldova Digital Summit 2024 will explore emerging trends, AI adoption, e-commerce, digital supply chains, fostering tech startups, and the role of government in creating enabling policies.

Skills

Building a future-ready workforce for Moldova's digital economy. Going beyond technical skills to include change management, adaptability, and a culture of lifelong learning within the public and private sectors.

Infrastructure

Modern, secure, and resilient infrastructure is the foundation for a truly digital Moldova. Moldova Digital Summit 2024  will explore connectivity for all (reducing the urban-rural divide), data governance, enabling conditions for innovation, and cybersecurity as a national priority.

Government

A 100% digital tomorrow features a government serving citizens efficiently and transparently. Digital identity for all, citizen-centric services, open data, combating corruption through tech, and ensuring trust in digital platforms are key in achieving this goal.
Moldova Digital Summit 2024 - Government

Agenda

MOLDOVA DIGITAL
SUMMIT 2024

06/08
JUNE

Thursday, June 6

08:30 - 09:00

Welcoming of guests & registration

EXPO Tour

09:00 - 09:15

Official Opening 

Welcoming remarks

Dorin Recean Prime Minister Republic of Moldova - Moldova Digital Summit 2024
Dorin Recean
Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

Launching EVO - the One Stop Shop App for all Moldova’s Digital Public Services - a vision for a 100% Digital state

Government
Dumitru Alaiba - Moldova Digital Summit 2024
Dumitru Alaiba
Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
09:45 - 10:45

Panel

Strategic alliances and the role of international support networks in building digital economies

Government
Dumitru Alaiba - Moldova Digital Summit 2024
🇲🇩Dumitru Alaiba
Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
Jeff Bryan
🇺🇸Jeff Bryan
Mission Director for USAID Moldova
Jeff Bryan
🇪🇺Jānis Mažeiks
Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova
Katarina Fried
🇸🇪Katarina Fried
Swedish Ambassador to Moldova
Guido Beltrani
🇨🇭Guido Beltrani
Director of Cooperation, Swiss Cooperation Office in the Republic of Moldova
Daniela Gasparikova
🌐Daniela Gasparikova
UNDP Moldova Resident Representative
10:45 - 11:05

Keynote

Wins and failures as Estonian government CIO

Skills
Taavi Kotka
Taavi Kotka
Founder Proud Engineers, KOOS
first CIO for the Government of Estonia
11:10 - 11:30

Keynote

The New Era of Cybersecurity

Infrastructure
Alain Sánchez
Alain Sanchez
EMEA CISO at Fortinet
11:10 - 11:30

Keynote

Open Banking, Finance & Data: Building on Digitalisation, Supporting Prosperity

Business
Dr. Louise Beaumont
Dr Louise Beaumont
Senior Vice President, Global Open Banking & Open Finance, Industry & Policy Engagement, Mastercard
11:30 - 12:00

Memorandum of Understanding Signing 

Business
12:30 - 13:15

Panel

Accelerating Digital Transformation through research and innovation - fostering an integrated digital economy

Government
Andrew Wrobel
Andrew Wrobel
Founding Partner and Leader of the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates community
Catalina Plinschi
Catalina Plinschi
State Secretary on Digitalization, Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
Christopher Burns
Christopher Burns
Chief Digital Development Officer and Director for Technology in the Innovation, Technology and Research Hub at USAID
Laura Kask
Laura Kask
CEO Proud Engineers
Stéphane B. Hoffmann
Stéphane OUAKI
Head of EIC Department, EISMEA
13:15 - 14:10

Lunch & Expo area exploration

14:10 - 14:30

Keynote

Accelerating Digital Transformation through research and innovation - fostering an integrated digital economy

Business
Tony Wheeler
Tony Wheeler
Director, ImagineX Ventures
14:30 - 14:50

Keynote

Tech for Trust: Harnessing Innovation to Strengthen Democracy in Europe

Infrastructure
Marta Poslad
Marta Poslad
Director Government Affairs & Public Policy Central and Eastern Europe, Google
14:30 - 14:50

Presentation

Digital Europe Programme - opportunities for Moldova and the need for Cross-border Collaboration

Government
Catalina Plinschi
Catalina Plinschi
State Secretary on Digitalization, Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
Dragoș–Cristian VLAD
The Authority for the Digitalization of Romania, President
15:10 - 15:50

Panel

The Digital Skills Gap: Bridging the Divide Between Market Needs and Education for a prosperous future

Skills
Adrian Georgescu
Adrian Georgescu
Director, Enterprise Commercial & Public Sector, Romania & Moldova @Microsoft
Aiva Staņēviča
Aiva Staņēviča
Chief Technology Officer, Riga TechGirls
16:20 - 16:50

Keynote

Welcome to the Era of AI

Infrastructure
Bogdan Putinica
Bogdan Putincă
Country Manager, Romania and Moldova Microsoft
16:50 - 17:25

Panel

Governments & Businesses collaborate in building robust infrastructure

Government
Alexandru Gozun
Alexandru Gozun
President, AmCham Moldova
Andrei Prisacar
Andrei Prisăcar
Director E-governance Agency Moldova
Michael Buckland
Michael Buckland
Head of Digital Identity Technologies Department, Cybernetica
Gayan Peiris
Gayan Peiris
Head of Technology and Data, UNDP Chief Digital Office
Kaspars Kauliņš
Kaspars Kauliņš
Business Development Director, Tilde
17:20 - 17:40

Keynote

Safeguarding Information Integrity in Moldova

Skills
Katria Tomko
Katria Tomko
Senior Information Integrity Analyst
17:20 - 17:40

Keynote

Sebastian Hallensleben
Head of Digitalisation and AI - VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies

Skills
Sebastian Hallensleben
Head of Digitalisation and AI - VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies
18:00 - 18:30

Panel

Building the next unicorn - a diaspora story

Business
Marina Bzovii
MITP Director
Xenia Muntean
Xenia Muntean
Co-founder, CEO, Planable
Emil Chichioi
Emil Chichioi
Founder, Bloomcoding
Eugene Tsyrklevich
Eugene Tsyrklevich
CEO, Parkopedia
Mihai Stipanov
Mihai Stipanov
Founder, Dreamups
18:30 - 18:45

Day 1 Closing Remarks

Agenda for Day 2 - Highlights

Dumitru Alaiba - Moldova Digital Summit 2024
Dumitru Alaiba
Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
18:45 - 19:45

Networking & Expo Exploration

Friday, June 7

08:30 - 09:30

Welcoming of guests

Expo tour & registration

09:30 - 09:45

Day 2 Opening

Welcoming remarks

Dumitru Alaiba - Moldova Digital Summit 2024
Dumitru Alaiba
Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
Marina Bzovii
MITP Director
09:45 - 10:00

Presentation

The future identity cards

Government
Mircea Eșanu
Director of Public Services Agency
10:00 - 10:20

Keynote

Developing an Innovation Mindset - AI & Blockchain to power the future

Business
Sabin Dima
Sabin Dima
Founder & CEO Humans.ai
10:50 - 11:30

Panel

The future work - distributed organizations and remote talent building

Business
Stella Jemna
Stella Jemna
Country Representative for Moldova, WNISEF
Andi Stan
Andi Stan
VP of Strategy, Index
Artiom Buciuceanu
Artiom Buciuceanu
Account Group Unit Manager, Endava
Anton Perkin
Anton Perkin
CEO, Fusion Works
Justyna Grabska Sepielak
Software Delivery Manager at Software Mind
Elena Mutruc
Elena Mutruc
Talent Development Center Manager in Moldova, Pentalog a Globant Division
11:50 - 12:20

Keynote

Guest speaker

Skills
12:20 - 12:40

Keynote

Guest speaker

Skills
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Expo area exploration

14:00 - 14:20

Keynote

Guest speaker

Infrastructure
14:20 - 15:00

Panel

Performing in a crisis: Leadership and Skills for Uncertain times

Skills
Stoyan Yankov
Stoyan Yankov
Author | Corporate Trainer | Productivity, Performance & Workplace Culture
Anton Waschuk
Anton Waschuk
Director of Innovation, Education and Entrepreneurship at Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Nina Jankowicz
Nina Jankowicz
Co-Founder and CEO, The American Sunlight Project
Andrea Liebman
Andrea Liebman
Swedish Psychological Defence Agency
15:00 - 15:25

Keynote

The Red Queen Effect - Accelerating Change

Business
David Pontoppidan
David Pontoppidan
Executive Advisor, SAP
15:25 - 16:00

Panel cyber

Beyond Boundaries: Cross-Sector Collaboration in Incident Response

Government
Mihai Lupașcu
Mihai Lupașcu
Head of the CyberSecurity Agency of Republic of Moldova
16:10 - 16:50

Panel

The impact of engaging Civil Society Organizations in advancing digital
transformation activities in RM

Government
Olga Tumuruc
Olga Tumuruc
IPRE
Victor Guzun
IPRE
Catalina Plinschi
Plinschi Cătălina
Secretary of State on Digitalization, Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization
16:50 - 17:10

Keynote

Building Resilience in the Face of Modern Threats: Lessons from Sweden's Approach to Psychological Defense

Skills
Andrea Liebman
Andrea Liebman
Swedish Psychological Defence Agency
17:20 - 18:00

Keynote

The Identity of Tomorrow - Shaping an Inclusive, Borderless Digital Identity

Infrastructure
Mariana Dahan
Founder of World Identity Network | UIDC Chair
18:00 - 18:30

Closing Remarks - Panel

The Identity of Tomorrow - Shaping an Inclusive, Borderless Digital Identity

Dumitru Alaiba - Moldova Digital Summit 2024
Dumitru Alaiba
Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
18:30 - 19:30

Networking

19:30 - 21:00

Closing Concert

Saturday, June 8

08:30 - 18:00

Tekwill Expo Day - the third day of the summit dedicated to technology enthusiasts and products created by young people. 

Government officials, educational experts, beneficiaries of educational projects, as well as all those curious about the development of innovative products are expected at the event. 

Drones, robots, thematic exhibitions, educational programs, interactive game workshops, and more will be the focal points for event participants.

More than keynotes

Expo Zones

1,000 m2 of experiences

B2B meetings

Form synergies for the future

Meet the line-up
Policymakers, entrepreneurs, and tech visionaries – a powerhouse lineup for transformative ideas at Moldova Digital Summit 2024. 

Don't miss the leaders shaping the digital economy of tomorrow.
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Speakers
150
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Attendees
Dorin Recean Prime Minister Republic of Moldova - Moldova Digital Summit 2024

Dorin Recean

Prime Minister of Republic of Moldova
Dumitru Alaiba - Moldova Digital Summit 2024

Dumitru Alaiba

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization
Taavi Kotka

Taavi
Kotka

Founder @Proud Engineers, KOOS; first CIO for the Government of Estonia

Mariana
Dahan

CEO @WIN Foundation
Dr. Louise Beaumont

Dr. Louise
Beaumont

Senior Vice President Open Banking & Open Finance Global Industry & Policy Engagement
@Mastercard
Jeff Bryan

Jeff 
Bryan

Chargé d’Affaires,U.S. Embassy in Moldova
Steve Jarrett

Steve
Jarrett

Chief Data and AI Officer @Orange
Nina Jankowicz

Nina
Jankowicz

CEO
@American Sunlight Project
Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Hussain Al Mahmoudi

CEO 
@Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park
David Pontoppidan

David 
Pontoppidan

Value Advisor Expert, Cloud ERP Value Advisory @SAP EMEA
Andrew Wrobel

Andrew
Wrobel

Founding Partner @Emerging Europe
Jeff Bryan

Jeff
Bryan

Moldova USAID Mission Director
@USAID Moldova / US Embassy
Fern Horine

Fern 
Horine

UK Ambassador to Moldova
@British Embassy in Chisinau
Rein Lang

Rein
Lang

Former Member of the Parliament of Estonia, Former Minister of Justice of Estonia
Katarina Fried

Katarina
Fried

Sweden Ambassador to Moldova
@Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau
Jānis Mažeiks

Jānis
Mažeiks

Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova
Eric-Olivier PALLU

Eric-Olivier
PALLU

Senior Policy Adviser within the "Coordination & Analytics" team
@European Innovation Council (EIC) and SME Executive Agency of the European Commission
Marta Poslad

Marta
Poslad

Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy CEE & Transatlantic
@Google
Stéphane OUAKI

Stéphane
OUAKI

Head of Department EIC
@European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) Established by the European Commission
Cezara Panait

Cezara
Panait

Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy RO & MD
@Google
Julien Defosse

Julien
Defosse

Worldwide FSI Market Development Lead
@Amazon Web Services
Laura Kask

Laura
Kask

CEO 
@Proud Engineers
Catalina Plinschi

Catalina
Plinschi

Secretary of State on Digitalization 
@Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization of Moldova 
Alain Sánchez

Alain
Sánchez

EMEA CISO
@Fortinet
Andi Stan

Andi
Stan

VP of Strategy
@index.dev
Kaspars Kauliņš

Kaspars
Kauliņš

International Business Development Director
@Tilde
MARIANNA BULBUC

MARIANNA BULBUC

CEO & MP
@Bizzmosis Group
Bogdan Putinica

Bogdan
putinica

Country Manager, Romania and Moldova 
@Microsoft
Katria Tomko

Katria
Tomko

Information Integrity Lead Analyst
Christopher Burns

Christopher
Burns

Chief Digital Development Officer 
@USAID
Guido Beltrani

Guido
Beltrani

Director of Cooperation
@Swiss Cooperation Office
Daniela Gasparikova

Daniela
Gasparikova

Resident Representative to the Republic of Moldova 
@UNDP
Andrea Liebman

Andrea
Liebman

Head Digital Hub
@Swedish Psychological Defence Agency
Gayan Peiris

Gayan 
Peiris

Advisor, Data, Technology and AI 
@United Nations Development Programme
Justyna Grabska Sepielak

Justyna
Grabska
Sepielak

Software Delivery Manager
@Software Mind
Marco Marazi

Marco
Marazi

Legal Advisor
@Bizzmosis Group
Xenia Muntean

Xenia
Muntean

CEO & Co-Founder 
@Planable
Adrian Georgescu

Adrian
Georgescu

Director, Enterprise Commercial & Public Sector, Romania & Moldova 
@Microsoft
Doina Nistor

Doina
Nistor

Chief of Party
@Future Technology Activity
Tony Wheeler

Tony
Wheeler

Director 
@ImaginexVentures
Sabin Dima

Sabin
Dima

Founder & CEO 
@Humans.ai
Inguna Dobraja

Inguna
Dobraja

Country Manager for Moldova
@The World Bank
Stoyan Yankov

Stoyan
Yankov

Author, Performance Coach,  Professional Speaker @PERFORM
Aiva Staņēviča

Aiva
Staņēviča

Board member 
@Riga TechGirls
Vadim Jeleascov

vadim
Jeleascov

Head of Fintech 
@National Bank of Moldova
Anton Waschuk

Anton
Waschuk

Director of Innovation, Education and Entrepreneurship @Westerns NIS Enterprise Fund
Michael Buckland

Michael Buckland

Head of Digital Identity Technologies Department @Cybernetica AS
Stella Jemna

Stella
Jemna

Country Representative for Moldova 
@Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Mihai Lupașcu

Mihai
Lupașcu

Director 
@National Cybersecurity Agency of Moldova
Alexandru Gozun

Alexandru
Gozun

Resident Director 
@PwC Moldova |President @AmCham Moldova
Eugene Tsyrklevich

Eugene Tsyrklevich

CEO 
@Parkopedia
Olga Tumuruc

Olga
Tumuruc

Associated Expert on Digitalization 
@IPRE
Stéphane B. Hoffmann

Stéphane 
B. Hoffmann

Senior Associate 
@Possible
Anton Perkin

Anton
Perkin

CEO 
@Fusion
Natalia Bejan

Natalia
Bejan

General Director
@Invest Moldova Agency
Genadii Ganebnyi

Ghennadi
Ganebnii

CTO 
@Fusion
Artiom Buciuceanu

Artiom
Buciuceanu

Delivery Partner
@Endava
Elena Mutruc

Elena
Mutruc

Talent Development Center Manager in Moldova 
@Pentalog
Emil Chichioi

Emil
Chichioi

CEO
@Bloomcoding
Mihai Stipanov

Mihai 
Stipanov

Founder 
@Dreamups / Mozaic
Andrei Prisacar

Andrei
Prisacar

Director @eGovernance Agency of Republic of Moldova

More speakers coming soon ...

Stay Tuned!
Olga Tumuruc

Olga Tumuruc

Associated expert on digitalization @IPRE

Marina Bzovii

Executive Director @ATIC

Ana 
Chirita

Strategic Projects Director @ATIC

Dinu
Turcanu

Vice-Rector for Informatization, Partnerships, Institutional Image and Communication @Technical University of Moldova (TUM)

Victor
Guzun

Digitalization Policies @IPRE, Former Ambassador of Moldova to @Estonia

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Gold Sponsors

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Check out last year’s event - MDS 2023

Moldova Digital Summit 2024

MOLDOVA DIGITAL
SUMMIT 2024

Join the conversation as we shape the future of Moldova's digital economy. Secure your seat now and be part of the conversation that will drive innovation and opportunity. 

Register today for free and join us at Moldova's largest Digital Summit, where you'll connect with international thinkers, discover investment opportunities, local entrepreneurs and start-ups, and attain new markets.

#MDS2024

June 06/07, 2024

08:30 - 19:00

Chișinău Arena
Strada Calea Orheiului 130, Chișinău

Tekwill Expo

June 08, 2024

09:00 - 19:00

Tekwill,
Strada Studenților 9/11, Chișinău
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