Founder and CEO of Bitdefender (Top Cybersecurity Player with 500 Million Users)
Florin Talpeș, is a visionary entrepreneur, who has worked in the IT security business for the past 20 years. Right after the “fall” of the soviet block in 1990, with his wife Mariuca, he created Softwin, one of the first ever Romanian private software companies and the mother company of Bitdefender. Founded in 2001, Bitdefender is a global security technology company, delivering solutions protecting over 500 million users in more than 150 countries, from private individuals to employees of the world’s largest corporations. As a founder of the National Association of Software Services Industry, Florin Talpeș has helped develop a major hub in the IT World in Central and Eastern Europe by encouraging international expansion of technology start-ups.