Valentin Negoita


Valentin Negoita has acted as President of APDETIC Romania since 2003.

He is the founder and coordinator of the Skills 4IT Coalition, member of EC Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.

In this capacity he coordinated the European awareness campaigns eSkills for Jobs in Romania between 2010-2016.

Formerly, he was Chief editor and Executive Director of Capital business magazine (1992-2000).

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Philology of Iasi (1976) and of the Business Journalism School of Bucharest (1981) and an alumnus of the Salzburg Seminar of American Studies (1991).

11:00 - 11:45 Panel 3

Forum November 9

Are ‘smart’ sectors the future of Romanian manufacturing?  The role of digital skills 

Education should play a key role in developing digital skills in any field of activity. Modern                      world encompasses digitalization in evey corner of our life. The ‘smart’ sectors includ automotive, defense, aerospace, renewable energy and life sciences. How will development for these sectors be supported? What can be done to address the Romania’s long-standing problems in scaling up innovation? What skills  and what programs will be needed to bolster these sectors and how can the Romanian government and private sectors work to ensure the Romanian workforce is ready for the challenge?