SMART Utilities Romania 2017 - Building Future Cities Infrastructure

With cities constantly growing and expanding urban developments, the pressure on public utilities becomes a concern. Aging infrastructure forces the planning of future utilitiy services on new models with a SMART approach. 

Whilst modern technologies emerge to help urban developments become more efficient and sustainable, policies being implemented across Romania should facilitate this smart city progression. 

This forum features insights into the evolution of technologies to ensure an efficient development of Romania’s cities. 

  • Policies for developing Smart Cities through a modern infrastructure 
  • Smart Electricity, Water & Gas Projects 
  • Lighting - creating a safe and modern urban environment 
  • e-mobility infrastructure 
  • Smarter Energy distribution and metering 
  • Data Analytics & The Internet of Things 
  • Smart Innovations & Consumer Engagement 

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08:30 - 09:00

Inregistrarea participantilor si cafea de bun venit

09:00 - 10:30



  • Viziunea autoritatilor asupra dezvoltarii infrastructurii de utilitati publice si parcursul de implementare
  • Provocarile tehnice, legislative, bugetare si nu numai, intampinate in proiectarea, implementarea si dezvoltarea 
  • proiectelor la nivelul autoritatilor locale
  • Cetateanul, actor principal al procesului de dezvoltare a oraselor inteligente
  • Întelegerea si evaluarea nevoilor comunitailor locale în dezvoltarea proiectelor de infrastructura de utilitati
  • Oportunitati de finantare a Proiectelor Verzi


Moderator sesiune: Marius Bostan - Initiatorul proiectului SmartCity Alba Iulia 2018 si fost Ministru al Comunicatiilor si Tehnologiei Informatiei 


  • Decebal Fagadau - Primar, Municipiul Constanta
  • Nicolae Barbu - Primar, Municipiul Giurgiu
  • Magdalena Iuga - Director Executiv, Directia Generala Infrastructura si Servicii Publice, Primaria Municipiului Bucuresti
  • Diana Tenea - Director General, Directia Generala Dezvoltare Teritoriala din cadrul MDRAP 
  • Cristinel Olaru - Manager Public, Directia Generala Administratie Publica MDRAP Fonduri Europene
  • Bianca Niste - Vendors Relationship Director, UniCredit Leasing Romania


10:30 - 10:45

Pauza de cafea si sesiune de intalniri participanti

10:45 - 12:00



  • Gestionarea inteligenta a iluminatului public pentru un mediu urban calitativ, sigur si eficient energetic
  • Infrastructura urbana. Orasul inteligent - solutii pentru controlul iluminarii
  • Smart Lighting si Big Data Analytics
  • Iluminat public pregatit pentru viitor si interactiune. Inteligent, adaptat si multifunctional 
  • Obligatii legale privind gestiunea deseurilor din echipamente de iluminat 




  • Carmen Badici - Inginer echipa “Light Smart System” Divizia Cercetare, Inovare, Dezvoltare, Luxten Lighting Company
  • Cristian Patachia - Development and Innovation Manager, Orange
  • Catalin Lepinzean - Product Manager, Phoenix Contact 
  • Dan Vatajelu - General Manager, Flash Lighting Services
  • Roxana Sunica - Marketing Manager, Asociatia Recolamp 


12:00 - 13:00



  • Infrastructura de transport - concepte de management inteligent al traficului
  • Aplicatii pentru sisteme IoT LoRaWAN: telecitire contoare de apa, monitorizare echipamente de la distanta
  • Retele radio de tip mesh - o solutie de comunicatie pentru contoarele inteligente de energie electrica
  • SAS Energy Forecasting




  • Catalin Boghiu - Sef Birou, Managementul Traficului Primaria Municipiului Iasi
  • Dorian Hodorogea - Analytics Presales Consultant, SAS Analytical Solutions
  • Gabriel Musat - Director Executiv Adjunct, DataNet Systems
  • Ovidiu Ratiu - Chief Executive Officer, Control Data Systems


13:00 - 14:00

Masa de pranz si discutii participanti

Decebal Făgădău
Mayor of Constanta

Mr. Decebal Făgădău was elected the Mayor of Constanta in June 2016. 

 Previously, he was Mayor ad interim of Constanta from May 2015 to June 2016, Deputy Mayor of Constanta from February 2009 to April 2015, Local Counselor of Constanta City Council from June 2008 to June 2016 and General Director of Constanta Natural Sciences Museum Complex.

An economist by profession, Mr. Decebal Făgădău participated in several trainings on international relations, project elaboration and management, and is member of the Balkan Environmental Association (B.E.N.A.), of the executive board of Constanta Metropolitan Area and of the National Committee of the Coastal Zone.

In his current mandate, the four major directions of the development of Constanta as as a smart city are: safe city - the safety of the citizens, tourits and investors, mobility city - separating the flows of the inhabitans from the tourists, as well as the goods and services, energy city - both vibrant and environmentally friendly and e-city: creating applications so that the inhabitants, tourists and investors of Constanta have instant access to all the necessary information.


Nicolae Barbu
Mayor of Giurgiu

Mr. Nicolae Barbu was electred Mayor of Giurgiu in May 2012. 

He studied accountancy and finance at the University, he started as a Loan Officer at the Romanian Bank of Investment and became after that an entrepreneur, starting his own business. Mr. Nicolae Barbu was the president of “Danubius” Rotary Club and also of one of the most important local foundation for social solidarity. 

The mayor of Giurgiu, Nicolae Barbu, was also a town councillor, until 2012 when he become a mayor, for the first time, as independent, and in 2016 was re-elected from the social democrats. He developed a lot of local, national and european projects and now he is working on an ambitious project – Giurgiu Smart City- sustainable and integrated development.

Diana Tenea
General Director of Directorate Generale for Regional Development and Infrastructure, Ministry of Regional Development MDRAPFE

Diana Tenea is the general director of Directorate Generale for Regional Development and Infrastructure, the structure from the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds which is in charge with regional and territorial development, urban planning, housing, construction and public works. 

With more than 25 years experience in research and development in construction, as an engineer, lecturer Ph.D, projects coordinator, director, Mrs. Tenea coordinates the improvement of the regulatory and strategic framework in above mentioned fields, and manage the most important program with national funds – National Program for Local Development.

Magdalena Iuga
Executive Director, General Directorate for Infrastructure and Public Services Bucharest Municipality

Ms. Magdalena Iuga is the Executive Director of the General Directorate for Infrastructure and Public Services Bucharest Municipality - Public Utilities Department. Her professional tasks are related to the waste management, sanitation and public toilets service, the water and sewage service, hydrotechnical services, thermo energy service, the monumental and architectural street lighting service, the Municipal Unit for Monitoring of Community Utilities Services
She coordinates the elaboration of: the strategies, regulations, normative acts at the local level of the tender dossiers and the awarding documentation for public services sanitation, rental, location and maintenance of public toilets, water and canal supply, hydrotechnical, thermoenergetic, monumental street lighting and architectural design.

Marius Bostan
Alba Iulia Smart City 2018 program initiator and former Minister for Information Technology

Mr. Marius Bostan is the innitiator of the Smart City Alba Iulia 2018 project and is the former Minister for Communications and Information Technology. HE is also the coordinator of RePatriot project and the founder of the Young Managers Foundation.

Roxana Sunica
Marketing Manager Recolamp

Roxana Sunica is in charge of developing and implementing the strategy and the marketing plan for the first organization authorized for collecting and recycling waste lamps in Romania
 at Recolamp Association.


Cătălin Boghiu
Chief of Traffic Management Office Iasi Municipality

With more than 20 years experience in business consultancy and more than 15 years in project implementation and ITC management, collaborator in elaborating Iasi County's Development Strategy, the Development Strategy for Bacau and of the Import - Export Strategy of Bacau county, Catalin Boghiu is currently coordinating the Traffic Management System in Iasi, being directly involved both in the Smart Parking project and in the implementation of the Electronic Ordering and Ordering System for people at the counters.

Catalin Marius Lepinzean
Business Development Manager Phoenix Contact

Catalin Marius Lepinzean  graduate of the Polytechnics University of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. He began his career in radio telecommunications at Radiocom . In 2009 he joined  Phoenix Contact team as a product manager, and starting from  2015 he holds the position of Business Development Manager.



Gabriel Musat
Deputy Executive Director DATANET Systems

Gabriel Musat has 25 years’ experience in telecommunications, as system designer, implementation engineer, technical and business manager. In the past 19 years he held various management positions in Datanet Systems, being involved in hundreds of telecom and IT infrastructure projects, including projects for designing and testing IoT products and systems.

Bianca Niste
Vendors Relationship Director at UniCredit Leasing Corporation

Bianca Niste is Vendors Relationship Director at UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN SA having 12 years of experience in financing field, with an extensive proven record of achievement in Sales, Management, Operational Management, Strategic Planning, Business Process Harmonization, Change Management and Organization Development. Benefiting for a complex academic background, namely Finance and Banks Master Degree, Political Science studies and Psychology bachelor degrees, she is in a leading seat for innovation and continuously improvement of business structure within the organization.

Ovidiu Ratiu
Chief Executive Officer, Control Data Systems

Mr. Ovidiu Ratiu is a telecommunications engineer that has served as CTO and CEO of US and Romanian technology companies, focusing on the design and development of new technologies and products in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks. Since 2012, he is the CEO of CDS, a Romanian company specializing in Industrial Wireless communications, with customers in the aerospace, oil & gas, energy and environmental sectors.

Currently working on his PhD thesis, he is the author of 11 patents granted in the Unites States and of several papers published in local and international scientific journals with subjects related to wireless communications for industrial applications.

Cristian Paţachia-Sultănoiu
Development & Innovation Manager Orange

Mr. Cristian Pațachia-Sultănoiu is an experienced manager with over 17 years of experience in hi-tech industry, covering an extensive spectrum of technology, business development and innovation management.

He received a BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications at the Satellite and Mobile Communications department of the Politehnica University Bucharest in 2000 and also his MSc degree in Optical Fiber, Fixed and Mobile Radio Communications at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in 2001. Mr. Pațachia-Sultănoiu also has an Executive MBA in Finance from University of Sheffield and has been working for Orange Romania since 2000, currently managing the Development & Innovation team of the Engineering department.

He is currently coordinating several research projects in the following areas :cybersecurity, smart city, Wi-Fi offload for cellular data networks, monetization of network’s APIs, mobile cloud computing and IoT/M2M. In addition, Mr. Pațachia-Sultănoiu is coordinating Orange Educational Program, Innovation Labs and several Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects on various topics such as next generation emergency services, critical infrastructure security and slice networks in 5G.

Cristinel Olaru
Public Manager, General Direction For Public Administration, Ministry of Regional Development MDRAPFE

Mr. Olaru is Public Manager at the General Direction For Public Administration, Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds


Carmen Badici
Engineer, member of “Light Smart System” project team Luxten Lighting Company SA

Ms. Badici works as engineer within the Research Innovation Development Division of Luxten Lighting Company SA, being a member of “Light Smart System” project team. She has experience in implementing telecommunication networks development projects (optic fibre), concept and design applications for monitoring and managing telecommunications networks and public lighting. She is also trainer of the program for implementing networks infrastructure applications.

Dorian Hodorogea
Analytics Presales Consultant SAS Analytical Solutions

Dorian Hodorogea is working for SAS out of Romania, supporting the Advanced Analytics initiatives and helping customers get information out of their data. With an extensive experience in predictive analytics, reporting, visualization and data analytics, he can bring valuable knowledge on why data matters. 

Dorian holds a M.S. in Information Management and Data Protection and has worked in the Information Management and Data Mining straight out of University.

Dan Vatajelu
General Manager of Flash Lighting Services

Mr. Dan Vatajelu is the General Manager of Flash Lighting Services and President of the Romanian Lighting Association (ARI Romania) since March 2014. Mr. Vatajelu graduated from the “Traian Vuia”  Institute in Timisoara.

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