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  • 1. WORLD ELECTRONICS FORUM London , September 14-16, 2005 Florin VREJOIU Executive Vice-president ARIES
  • 2.
    • Long tradition in mathematics and informatics
    •  
    • Ten years before NORBERT WINER – the Romanian scientist STEFAN ODOBLEJA had prefigured the bases of cybernetics by his paper “The Consonant Psychology” edited in Paris. In this book the concept of feed-back is defined for the first time.
    •  
    • 1942 – the first computer with ENIAC electronic tubes – USA.
    • 1957 Romania – the first computer (CIFA-1) with electronic tubes
    • The first country in South-Eastern Europe and the fourth in Europe
    •  
    • 1960 – the first computers with transistors (mass production) – IBM and Data Corporation control
    • 1964 Romania – the first computer fully equipped with transistors (CET-500)
    • The first country in South-Eastern Europe and the eleventh in the world 
    • 1972 – the first computers network - ARPANET, USA
    • 1985 Romania - the first computers network (RENAC/RENOD)
    • The first socialist country
  • 3.
    • Exceptional geographic position
    • Romania is situated on the borderline of three great commodity markets:
    • Western Europe, the former Soviet States and the Middle East (Eurasia)
    • Large and accessible market
    • Romania is the second largest country in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of surface
    • area and population
  • 4.
    • Very good educational system
    • Annually 5000 university graduates in the software field
    • Cisco Networking Academy program – Romania holds the 11th place in the world
    • More then 3.000 students - 105 local Cisco academies.
    • 2001 - The first Ericsson academy in Romania
    • 2002 - Autodesk has made the biggest donation in the world for Romanian universities - 64 Mil USD in software products.
    • 2001 - Professor Sandu POPESCU was awarded the Adams prize by Cambridge
    • University
    • 2003 - Constantin TELEMAN was awarded Senior Whitehead Prize by London
    • Mathematical Society
  • 5.
    • Acknowledged human resources
    • 2002 - The team of students from the POLITEHNICA University Bucharest has won
    • the Computer Society International Design Competition
    • 2000, 2001 and 2002 - Romania has won first place among nations at the World
    • Innovations Research and New Technology EUREKA Show
    • 2002 - 34 Romanian pupils have gained international Olympic prizes this year in IT
    • and mathematics
    • 2005 – Romania holds top spot for most medals won in the all-time International Mathematical Olympiads nations standings.
    • 2005 – In the all-time International Informatics Olympiads nations standings, Romania holds third place.
  • 6.
    • Acknowledged human resources
    • Romania holds first place in Europe regarding the number of certified IT persons in Brainbench studies
  • 7.
    • Absence of linguistic barriers
    •  
    • The English language – spoken by everyone working in the IT&C sector
    • The German language – strong German minority in Transylvania
    • The French language – since the 19 th century Romania has been a French-
    • speaking country
    • The Italian and Spanish have the same Latin roots as the Romanian language
    • "Romanians are best foreign language speakers in Europe", according to the
    • Eastern European Translators Association.
    •  
  • 8.
    • Experienced and dynamic companies
    • 2001 - OMNIS GROUP has won the Microsoft Retail Application Developers European Contest
    • 2002 - The European Commission has declared SOFTWIN the most innovative high-tech
    • company in Eastern Europe.
    • 2003 - SIMEDA , a Romanian-German company, was awarded the World Java Champion prize
    • for the best wireless application by portal Handango.
    • 2004 - ROMSYS is the only enterprise in Central and Eastern Europe that received the certification
    • “ Star Supplier” from the American corporation Lockhead Martin.
    • 2004 - INTERAKT - certified as „Alliance Macromedia Partner”
    • 2004 - GeCAD - security technology bought by Microsoft Corporation
    • 2003 - THE NATIONAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEM (www.e-guvernare.ro) was the only
    • European e-Government application that received the World Summit Award (WSA) at the
    • World Summit for Information Society (WSIS)
    • 2004 - Romania and Japan received The Global Information Technology Excellence Award for the
    • “ e-Government Initiative”. The distinction was awarded by WITSA (World Information
    • Technology and Services Alliance) during the World Congress on Information Technology
  • 9. Romanian Software and IT Services Export, 1997-2004
    • IT&C sector
    • In the past years, the annual rate of growth of the Romanian IT companies exceeded 25%, while the growth of the GDP was around 5%.
    Romanian Software and IT Services, 1997-2003 Year 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Year Export, mil USD 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 mil.$ Turnover Production Added value
  • 10.
    • Opening toward foreign investors
    • Romania has special programs and facilities for attracting foreign investors
    • Ongoing investment frame in the stage of harmonizing itself with the European
    • Union legislation (Romania is a nominee to EU adhering)
    • The foreign citizens have the same status and ownerships rights as the
    • Romanian citizens
    • Support from the authorities
    • The Romanian government has defined the IT&C sector as a strategic priority for Romania’s development
    • Software employees don't have to pay salary taxes.
  • 11.
    • Foreign Companies using Romanian R&D
    • ALCATEL - embedded software for telecom
    • SIEMENS - car navigation systems
    • MOTOROLA - compilers
    • KATREIN - wireless network equipments
    • ALVARION BREZE - telecom equipments
    • ORACLE - opened (February 2004) five Global IT and Technology Centers in
    • Romania
    • INFINEON – to set up a R&D center
    •  
  • 12.  
    • About ARIES
    • The largest IT&C association in CCE
    • Civil Society award for the category of "Promotion of the Business and
    • Professional Interests”
    • Innovation Relay Center (IRC) for Romania
    • Main partner of EICTA and ITC Geneva in Romania
  • 13.  
    • ARIES' involvement in growing the competitiveness of Romanian organizations
    • Integrating Romanian organizations into the European Research Network
    • Projects - European IST (www.european-ist.net)
    • - IST Bonus (www.ist-bonus.net)
    • - ISIS (www.isisnet.org)
    • Enhancing Romanian participation in the European Tehnology Transfer Network
    • Projects - IRC4D (www.irc4d.ro)
    • Mobile Technology Roadmapping
    • Projects - Alipro (http://alipro.eurescom.de)
    • European Intergration of the Romanian ICT industry
    • Projects: - Electranet (www.electranet.org)
  • 14.   Thank You For Your Attention!   Florin VREJOIU Executive Vice-President office@aries.ro