The highly anticipated InnovX conference – “What’s next for the innovation landscape in Europe?” – will take place on the 14th of June 2019 at Globalworth Campus, the largest premium business park and conference center in Bucharest, Romania. At the conference, Dragos Rautu, Head of Custom Development at Modex, will take the stage to underline how innovative technologies such as blockchain can be used to construct viable solutions for some of the most pressing issues from the enterprise sphere.


InnovX together with the Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) is setting the stage for an event which will assemble in one place, key players of the business and startup sectors and stimulate discussions and debates on the hottest topics in the tech industry, new trends as well as the opportunity to discover new business opportunities. Preparations are underway to create an environment which will accommodate over 200 innovators, startups and investors in Bucharest for discussions, presentations and panels focused on the future of startups, venture capital, artificial intelligence, fintech, energy-tech and many more.
The InnovX conference is going to take place in Bucharest during the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will be organized by InnovX Business Accelerator, BCR – member of Erste Group and European Center for Services Investments and Financing – affiliate member of European Business Angels Network.
With industry-leading speakers, a showcase with some of Europe’s top startups, and invaluable networking opportunities, the conference will bring the best of the community together in an effort to push for a higher level of cooperation between the business and the tech environments. The InnovX Conference 2019 will be a pool of new ideas and trends, which will bring together the world’s most eminent entrepreneurs, investors and experts in an environment which will stimulate networking and deal-making with top tech specialists.

Modex at InnovX 2019

Modex, a blockchain company, will be represented at the event by Dragos Rautu, Head of Custom Development and George Darie, Business Developer, who will set up an exhibition stand to showcase Modex Blockchain as a Database (BCDB), a new innovative take on blockchain integration which fuses the disruptive technology with a traditional database system, allowing for a swift and seamless implementation. Dragos Rautu will take the stage and showcase how the Modex BCDB solution can provide an answer to numerous shortcomings present in the enterprise sphere and accelerate the rhythm of blockchain adoption. Dragos will open the presentation by describing the business concept behind our product highlighting some of the major benefits and opportunities that companies will unlock, and move towards more technical aspects, showcasing some of the inner workings of Modex BCDB as the presentation unfolds.

Modex BCDB 

Currently, the majority of blockchain solutions present on the market are oriented towards blockchain as a service, limiting themselves to a rigid view and application of the technology. A company or the CTO of a company can come to the realization, after a bit of study that their business can solve several issues and streamline back-end processes by implementing blockchain. The problem is that in order for a company to implement blockchain technology only through its own tech team, they need to invest a significant amount of time and resources to study what type of blockchain is most suited for their needs, and commence a lengthy process of learning the development specificity of the respective blockchain, as well as scouting for developers proficient in the technology.
Modex BCDB is a new take on blockchain technology which removes the need to invest resources in blockchain training and facilitates fast adoption of the technology in businesses. The solution proposed by Modex is a middleware which fuses a blockchain with a database to create a structure which is easy to use and understand by developers with no prior knowledge in blockchain development. As a result, any developer who knows to work with a database system can operate with our solution, without needing to change their programming style or learn blockchain. Through our blockchain component, Modex BCDB is able to transform with minimal changes any type of database into a decentralized database which holds the same valuable characteristics inherent to blockchain technology: transparency, increased security, data immutability, and integrity.
Every enterprise is reserved and unwilling to make changes to its database, and for good reason, as data loss or data corruption constitute major risks. Modex BCDB doesn’t work by deleting the existing database, or data entries. The database is maintained intact throughout the process, data integrity is ensured by calculating the metadata of the records and storing it on the blockchain. Moreover, the system does not restrict access to the blockchain or to the database, so when a developer needs to make a reporting or ETL transformations, they can always perform warehouse analytics by accessing the database directly. This is because Modex BCDB has been purposely designed to be agnostic. With our solution, clients are able to set up a network, regardless of the type of database employed. In a consortium, each company can maintain what type of database they prefer (Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Mogo DB), and connect them through a blockchain powered network to ensure cohesion, availability while protecting corporate interests.

About Modex

Modex is a blockchain enabling platform which radically simplifies blockchain deployment so businesses can balance security and innovation. Designed from the ground up as an on-demand enterprise blockchain infrastructure, the company started from a simple question: what if blockchain was as easy to use as an API? Our solution is a platform which has you up and running with your first project in under 48 hours. The Modex platform was built for businesses frustrated with expensive consulting contracts and prolonged development timelines. Now you can secure and share your data without handing it over. With Modex, blockchain becomes a simple utility you can use when and where you need it.

Innovix 2019 Agenda

09:30 – 10:00 INNOVX CORNER REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

10:00 – 10:45 INNOVATE TOGETHER – HOW CORPORATES AND STARTUPS COLLABORATE?

Monica Bratu – Project Manager – Oracle Startup Ecosystem – EMEA

Andrei Razvan Vacut – Vice-President, of Pre-Sales, EMEA at UiPath – RPA

Ottavia Tomarchio – Expansion Manager – Mindspace.me

Stefan Dumitru – Program Coordinator – AmCham Romania

Moderated by Dani Dumitrescu – CEO – InnovX Business Accelerator

10:45 – 11:30 FINANCE INNOVATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Axel Kalinowski – Head of Central and Southern Europe – London Stock Exchange

Marin Daniela – Principal Manager – European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Ciprian Paltineanu – Principal Investor – Innova Human Capital

Mircea Moraru – Senior Associate – CMS

Moderated by Bogdan Hristescu – Regional MD – Euronet Worldwide

10:00 – 11:30 STARTUP GRIND CORNER LESSONS FROM INNOVX MENTORS – Q&A SESSION

Bogdan Stefan – Open Banking – Collaboration Insights from an Innovation Technology Partner

Silviu Florea – Growing Businesses, Inspiring People – A Global Journey Towards Meaning

Daniel Ilie – 5 Leadership Truths from Former Commander of Special Operations Forces

Nicolae Iancu – Business Intelligence – Essentials from Former Rector of National Intelligence Academy

Alexandru Marin – How to protect innovation? Lessons from IPR Helpdesk Ambassador in Romania

Silviu Florea – Growing Businesses, Inspiring People – A Global Journey Towards Meaning

11:30 – 13:30 MEET THE INNOVATORS – 10 STARTUPS DEMOS

Introduction by Dana Demetrian – Executive Vice-president Retail & Private Banking, Member of the Management Board – BCR

Dragos Rautu – Modex – Blockchain Enablement Platform

Razvan Boldis – indexAR – VisualTech
Alexander Stoica – ProductLead – B2B Marketing
Daniel Nicolae – Maillon Fintech – FinTech
Attila Racz – KPEYE – FinTech
Vlad Costea – SigTree – PropTech, IoT
Alexandru Gliga – BOX2M – SmartEnergy
Leo Mart – WiseWoice – AI Assistants
Vlad Cazan – KFactory – Smart Factory
Andrei Nagy – AlphaBlock

13:30 – 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00 FINAL CEREMONY STARTUPS INNOVX – BCR & WELLCOME CEREMONY GRINDERS INNOVX – BCR

Bogdan Manoiu – Chief Executive Officer – SwissWay

Ana Mihalache – Head of Social Banking Department at BCR
Diana Dumitrescu – Managing Director at InnovX Business Accelerator

15:00 – 16:00 COCKTAIL

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