Panel #NewPerspectives

Daniel David - Rector @ Babeș-Bolyai University

Gabriela Nistor - Deputy CEO, Retail Banking @ Banca Transilvania

Daniel Metz - Chairman of the Board of Directors @ NTT DATA Romania

Andrei Kelemen - CEO @ Cluj IT Cluster

Conference hall

10th November, 13:30-15:00

What are the fundamental changes that the last two years have ignited? Are they here to stay? Join the #NewPerspectives panel to find out how leadership figures from the academic and private sector are seeing these changes. We will explore theoretical and practical solutions that will better prepare you and your organizations for what is coming next.

1. This session will be in Romanian.
2. The panel will also be broadcasted live public on Today Software Magazine's YouTube page.

Daniel David

Babeș-Bolyai University

Daniel David is a professor of clinical cognitive sciences (clinical psychology/psychopathology/psychotherapy), president of the Romanian Psychological Association and the rector of the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is also an adjunct professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA (Department of Population Health and Science - Center for Behavioral Oncology), and the research director of the prestigious Albert Ellis Institute (New York, USA). Professor David is one of the international leaders in using complex technology in psychology/psychotherapy (e.g., robotic-based psychotherapy; virtual/augmented reality psychotherapy) and at the national level he is one of the pioneers in using advanced technology in the education process (e.g., online/mixed realities). Professor David was included in the top 2% most cited scientists in the world in 2019 (based on SCOPUS).

Gabriela Nistor

Banca Transilvania

Gabriela Nistor directly contributed to what Banca Transilvania means today, the market leader on the retail, cards and online payments market.

In 2000, she set up the BT cards system, and along the way she took on increasing responsibilities in the area of banking for individuals. BT has become a payment ecosystem, with over 3 million individual customers and over 4 million cards, but also with market premieres over the years in terms of payment solutions for customers.

In 2021, she was named one of the 100 strongest women in business (Business Magazin) and was among the 10 women executives in the Romanian business front line, awarded at the Women in Power Gala.

Gabriela Nistor has 26 years of experience at Banca Transilvania, and in her career she has covered several areas: loans, marketing, cards. Today she coordinates the entire retail banking area - product development and all their sales channels, from online, BT network, to contact center.

From 2021, she is the Vicepresident of The Romanian Association of Banks.

Daniel Metz

NTT DATA Romania

Since 2019, he is member of the Romanian Academic Society of Management (RASM), Associate professor, PhD and Doctor Honoris Causa at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, and also Associate Professor at the Academy of Terrestrial Forces „Nicolae Bălcescu”, Sibiu.

Daniel Metz is the former CEO of NTT DATA Romania and currently Chairman of the Board of Directors, starting May 2021. In 2000, he founded EBS Romania, which was acquired by the Japanese company NTT DATA, in 2013. Today, NTT DATA Romania is among Top 7 national IT companies, with more than 2,000 employees.

Since 2018, he is a PhD graduate in Management at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, where he was awarded the title “Magna Cum Laude”.

Since 2020, he is a Commitee member of „Alma Matter Napocensis” Foundation – an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation, with a focus on culture, social sciences, science & technology, founded by Babes-Bolyai University. He is also an external member of the History Institute „George Baritiu”, Academia Romana from Cluj-Napoca.”

Andrei Kelemen

Cluj IT Cluster

Throughout his professional career Andrei has held various management positions in private and public outfits where he managed numerous projects worth tens of millions of Euros.

In particular, he acted as management consultant for Babes-Bolyai University, the largest public university in the country. Prior to that he has lead the Information Compartment in an EU structural funds management structure of the Ministry of Labor. Since 2013 he is the Executive Director of Cluj IT Cluster where he oversees all operational aspects of an organization that represents the interests of one of the most prominent industries in Cluj.

Andrei is also contributing to defining the strategy and objectives of the cluster initiative alongside the Board of Directors and the General Assembly. Andrei holds a bachelor in Administration and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.