Daniela Clara Moraru

Entrepreneur. Educator. Influencer.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

10 Romanian start-ups worth knowing

Yesterday took place the warm-up event for the Romanian Pavilion by RomLux at ICT Spring 2022, we’ve had such an amazing gathering of Romanian and Luxembourgish entrepreneurs & business people: Pranjul Shah, Emilia Tantar, PhD, Radu State, Cosmin Cosma, Marco Houwen (CPC, ELI-MP), Alex Panican, Madalina Popescu, the cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu.



A special focus was put on the 10 start-ups that are part of the Romanian Pavillion at ICT Spring. Don’t miss the chance to get in touch today and tomorrow with these 10 very innovative technologically advanced companies: 

FINQWARE : is set to become the preferred open banking provider for large companies in the EU, empowering CFOs, treasurers and accountants to leverage open banking for real-time cash management, reconciliations, collections and payments automation.


EMAILTREE : developed an AI platform to extract the essence of the incoming messages from any channel, advise the best possible answer and perform tasks automatically.


FARM.XYZ : The Ultimate Multi-Chain Staking Platform – they are turning Yield Farming into Structured Assets.


HOLARDEV : is developing innovating software projects, based on Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence, such as AnimateAR, Holographic Digital Menu, and HOLOTRAIN – an Interactive V-Learning Platform.


CLAPART : media company using blockchain technology to connect creators and fans on a descentralised platform where intellectual property rights and financial laws are exchanged using revolutionary RST protocol.


ADAMO TECHNOLOGY : IT & Management Consulting services in multiple industries and cross sectors with focus on highly skilled expertise in the newest technologies as: Big data, Cloud, Analytics, Data Science, AI, ML, Blockchain, Appian BPM.


FRONTIER PENTA/FRONTIER CONNECT : Lumbara digital solution (software & IOT devices) for agriculture, sustainable urbanism, green city, vertical/roofs urban gardens and circular economy, smart water capture and reusage, smart buildings facility management.


LuxCreators.lu : offers a complete set of solutions to help organisations with their technological innovation (AI, Machine Learning, and Automation services), digital transformation and marketing services.


MEANINGFY : provides data-driven tech solutions, as well as consulting and software development services to clients within Europe in the areas of Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, and other related areas. 


PANDEMSAFE : helps organisations operate effectively during pandemics and beyond by digitising the newly rolled out processes to cope with the specific needs brought by the new business as usual (i.e. contact tracing, document and hybrid work management solutions).


Congratulations to the president of Romania Luxembourg Business Forum Asbl, Razvan Radu, and the organization team: Iulia Gay, Beatrice Bucur, Gabriel Florea, you did a fantastic job! The food was provided by Epicerie Fine Transilvania, the wines by Romanian WINES, thanks to the generosity of their owners.

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3 things I loved about Sacred Heart University Alumni gathering and 1 that I disliked...


Last Friday, on the 1st of July, took place a reunion of Sacred Heart University Alumni, on a beautiful Navitour boat in Remich. 

It’s been almost 20 years since I graduated from Jack Welch College of Business. I started my MBA in 2001 and took my time to get a double concentration, in both Marketing and International business, graduating in 2003. We all know how expensive an MBA is. In my case though, this privilege of being able to do an MBA and even to take more classes that I needed for graduation is explained by the fact that the university offered me throughout my studies a working contract as academic assistant. My remuneration was in nature: my rent and my classes. 

A couple of years after graduation, in 2005, I was elected president of the alumni association, then re-elected for a second term, which lasted until 2010, when I didn't present myself for a 3rd term. However, in 2011, because the alumni association was no longer active, the university's leadership team asked me to serve once again as president. I can therefore say very proudly that I am the longest serving president of the alumni association with 3 non-consecutive terms. 

As the longest serving president of the alumni association, I was extremely happy to hear last year about the initiative taken by a group of students and recent graduates to animate the alumni network, organize gatherings and take initiatives to give visibility to alumni. Yesterday’s boat party was part of this strategy and I was happy to support it and participate in it. 

I listed below 3 things I loved about the Alumni boat party and 1 thing that I disliked.

Let’s start with the positive:

#1 Fantastic location

 

#2 Because of the pandemic, the 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates didn’t get a proper graduation ceremony. This was a great way to honor them and publicly recognize their achievement, together with family and friends. Congratulations everyone for this amazing achievement!

#3 The organization of the event was great: good food, open bar until 3 am, nice music, both live and with a DJ, nice show to introduce the deserts, all in all: great ambiance! I particularly appreciated the organization of a bus shuttle from and back to Luxembourg-city. This allowed the guests to have a drink or two without worrying about driving back. 




There was one thing that I strongly disliked on Friday: during the entire evening, all speakers used “SHULU” abbreviation and not once has the full name "Sacred Heart University Alumni Association" been mentioned. In addition, and this really upset me me, one speaker told us that if we didn’t know where the name “SHULU” was coming from, we were in luck that night to find out that: and I quote <<the “LU” part of “SHULU” comes actually from French. More particularly from “Loulou” which is a name French use with someone they love.>> ... As someone who served 3 times as president of the Sacred Heart University Alumni Association, I was very surprised to hear such a thing.... In the past, the alumni association was referred in writing as SHULA, which is quite obvious where it comes from... 

Coming back to the alumni, my congratulations once again to the recent graduates! 

Congratulations as well to the informal Alumni Committee who organized the event. I trust that this informal alumni group will, under the leadership of my friend, Sahil GOEL, become an asbl, like it  used to be when I served as president. I passed on to his Committee all the archives my committee and I kept since our 3 terms serving the alumni. 

Knowing Sahil, I trust that he will continue to keep the standards high. And, despite the saddness of the LUxembourg campus being shut down this month, I hope that he will document the activities of the alumni association, since this year we should celebrate 30 years since the university started to offer the programme in Luxembourg... 

N.B. A little bonus for those of you who got to read until here: the history and the bright past of the alumni association in Luxembourg needs to be kept alive, so that one can better envision the future of the Sacred Heart University Alumni Association. 

SHUL Graduation Dinner, 24th June 2005


Summary of the activities organized 
during the 1st term as SHULA President by Clara Moraru

                                 The 2007 Board: Pierre Arens, Georges Muller, Clara Moraru, 
                                       Christian Denizon, Jos Giannandrea (from left to right)

The 2012 Executive Comittee of the Alumni Association: 
Pierre Arens, Clara Moraru, David Brucklacker
(from left to right)
Fall Alumni Reunion, 
with guest speaker Vinciance Istace, 24th November 2006

  Fall SHUL Alumni Reunion, 
with guest speaker Pascal Koster, November 2007


SHUL Alumni Reception at the US Embassy, 

with guest speaker Edmond Israel, June 2007

Spring SHULA Reunion, 

with guest speaker Michal Wittmann, 29th February 2008 on the topic MBA & Politics

Press release, 2008
Press release, 2011

SHUL Graduation Dinner, 17th June 2011, at Parc Belair Hotel


Clara Moraru, Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Tatiana Majerus, 
18th June 2011

Spring Alumni Reunion, 
with guest speaker Georges Muler, 14 March 2012

    SHUL 25th year celebrations at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, 
15th June 2017

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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Let’s demystify politics #13/2022

 















On 27th of June took place the 13th event held in 2022 within the "Let's demystify politics" campaign that I initiated in 2017. 

This year alone, my campaign “Let’s demystify politics” has involved two meetings with local mayors Natalie Silva (Larochette) and Marion Zovillé-Braquet (Contern), two Open Fora with CSV President Claude Wiseler, eight visits of Luxembourg’s Parliament (Chambre des Députés Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) with MP Claude Wiseler, MP and local counsellor Paul Galles and MP and first alderman of Luxembourg-city Serge Wilmes, and one meeting with European MP Isabel Wiseler-Lima.

#letsdemystifypolitics
#politicsforall #DiversityIsOurStrength
#csvthepartyofintegration


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Friday, 24 June 2022

In memoriam Guy PUTZ

It's exactly a year ago that I lost a friend. 

When I started the activities of Languages.lu in Luxembourg, in 2004, Guy Putz was one of my first clients. He entrusted me and my team with his company's English tailormade courses and, in time, we became friends. He loved to attend the Inspiring Wo-Men events that I was organizing, because he loved human contact & interaction, he loved to always learn new things, meet new people, have new challenges. That's also why he decided to leave his job at Adem for a bigger challenge. 

During the pandemic I had more time to cook, so he was part of my small group of friends that I regularly invited for lunch on my balcony. 

We were able to talk about anything, business, politics, relationships... 

He encouraged me to do my PhD research in his new organization, CNFPC Esch-sur-Alzette and this is why exactly a year ago, I spent my entire afternoon next to his office, conducting intreviews with students attending the soft skill training to become bus drivers, for my PhD research. When I finished I went to his office to say good buy but he wasn't there. He was somewhere in the building talking to his colleagues and employees, he was so invested in his new job and had so many ambitions. I waited for about 10 minutes; I was exhausted from the interviews, so I left, thinking that I would send him by email a summary of what I did. 

He passed away a few hours later at a networking event.

I was shocked.   

He was so sporty, eating healthy, I could not understand how he could have a heart atack.

I felt so guilty for not having waited for him longer in his office. I still do. 

Every time I go to Esch, I think of him, I feel like calling to have a drink. Or to have that dinner that we were planning in his new apartment, with his new furniture, huge TV screen that he always wanted and the beautiful huge paiting that he brought from China. 


It's shocking to lose a friend, and last year I lost 3 of them, within 6 months.  

It reminded me how fragile we humans are. 

Everything can change in seconds, in minutes, for the good and for the worse. 

So we better spread kindness, friendship, respect and generosity to mark our short time on earth. Because that's how we will be remembered. 


You were a very fine man, Guy, patient, kind and always willing to help.

Rest in peace, dear Guy, and you will always be remembered !

#inmemoriamGuyPUTZ

N.B. This picture was taken a few months before his passing, by the person he shared his life with. I added it because that’s how he should be remembered: smiling, happy and fully enjoying life. May his memory be a blessing for the loved ones he left behind 🙏






 

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The RomanIAn blouse - la blouse roumaine - IA



Aujourd’hui, le 24 juin, on célèbre la Journée internationale de la blouse roumaine. Celle que je porte dans la photo ci-dessus est un cadeau de ma mère, qu’elle a récupérée chez sa cousine, Felicia, (qu'elle repose en paix!), de la commune de à Ghimpeteni, département d’Olt. Elle a plus de cent ans et je l’adore!

Astăzi, 24 iunie, sărbătorim Ziua universală a iei. Cea pe care o port in fotografia de mai sus mi-a fost oferita de mama, care a primit-o de la verisoara ei din Ghimpeteni, judetul Olt. Are mai mult de 100 de ani si o ador!
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Today, June 24, we celebrate the International Day of the Romanian Blouse. The one that I’m wearing in the above picture was a gift from my mother, who got it from her cousin, Felicia, (May she rest in peace!), from Ghimpeteni, department Olt. It’s more than 100 years old and I love it!
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Ci-dessous quelques autres photos avec des blouses roumaines de ma collection.








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Wednesday, 25 May 2022

My new experiment - giving to give - until Luxembourg's National Day

  

My new experiment
Until Luxembourg’s National Day I’m offering to everyone 1 extra copy of the “365 days to learn Luxembourgish” (A1 level) calendar for every copy they buy. I suggest to them to offer the extra copy I offered them to a friend or a refugee.

Excited to find out many will choose to become multipliers of my generosity…

Graham, an American visiting Luxembourg for the marathon,(pictured below) was the first one on Monday to do so :-)



The first gift was offered to Merai Wissem, who came all the way from Syria to our country and now lives in Esch-sur-Alzette. He was so happy to receive as a gift the "365 days to learn Luxembourgish" calendar to acquire the level A1 in Luxembourgish that I eventually decided to offer him also the post-it notes. And because he kept writing me "Monsieur", I offered him also the "Wie sinn ech? Inspiring Wo-Men" game to learn more about 55 inspiring women from Luxembourg and abroad.

Despite the fact that he didn't speak either French nor English, I hope he understood that he can download the audio files for all the learning materials that I published from https://www.languages.lu/learning-materials by simply clicking on "Download audio files" at the end of each material description.

I wish Wissem a great learning experience!


My experiment continues!

Today, 31st of May, I welcomed at Languages.lu Mohammed Ibrahim, refugee from Soudan. In addition to the calendar "365 days to learn Luxembourgish", I also offered him the 2 packs of post-its "Sticky notes Luxembourgish" with feminin, masculin and neutral nouns, as well as verbs.

I wish Mohammed "vill Gléck" and to fully enjoy his learning experience, using the 365 audio files provided to help him with pronounciation and oral comprehension.

To be continued ...

until Luxembourg's National Day, the 23rd of June 2022


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Monday, 23 May 2022

Wellbeing at school - international conference


Very excited about this upcoming conference on the topic of wellbeing in education that I'm coordinating ! 

 

>>Should you be an educator, you are welcome to join the conference on Zoom to interact with the keynote speakers. To register, click on this link <<

 

More details and the programme can be found on this link.

Coordinator: 

Daniela Clara MORARU, founder & CEO, Languages.lu, Group Moraru sàrl Luxembourg

info@languages.lu

 

#education #wellbeing





















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