ICI Bucharest

ICI Bucharest organized the International Conference on Cyber Diplomacy

The second edition of the International Conference on Cyber Diplomacy, organized by the Cyber Diplomacy Center within the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest, took place today, April 25, 2023, at the Palace of the Parliament, in Bucharest, Romania.

The theme of this year's conference was "Cyber Diplomacy and Beyond: New Perspectives in the Digital Era". It brought together policymakers, academics, researchers, and other stakeholders to debate the latest trends and challenges in the field.

In the event's opening, through a message, H.E. Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, spoke about the challenges that technological changes bring to society. At the same time, the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization, Mr. Sebastian Burduja discussed the purpose of cyber diplomacy in the message sent.

"We live in interesting times. Technology changes society, changes people, and automatically changes the way we relate and the way diplomacy is done. Through the area of cyber diplomacy, we want to reach that point where the need to understand the impact of technology and the need to understand how new technologies can be used must intersect with the area of diplomacy, of interaction at the level of people, entities, states", said the general director of ICI Bucharest, Mr. Adrian Victor Vevera.

In the panel that opened the conference, participated Mr. Vasile Dîncu, President of the Commission for European Affairs of the Senate, Mr. Bogdan Marius Chirițoiu, President of the Competition Council, Mr. Dan Cîmpean, General Director of the National Directorate for Cyber Security, Mr. Dragoș-Cristian Vlad, participated,the President of The Authority for Digitalization of Romania, H.E. Hiroshi Ueda, Ambassador of Japan in Romania and H.E. Reuven Azar, the Ambassador of Israel in Romania, and the moderator was Mrs. Carmen Elena Cîrnu, scientific director at ICI Bucharest.