Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Florin Talpes is a visionary technology entrepreneur who together with his wife Mariuca, founded one of the first private software companies in post-communist Romania that grew to become Bitdefender. Under his guidance Bitdefender has become a global leader in cybersecurity with millions of customers worldwide. Dedicated to expanding regional IT innovation and growth, Mr. Talpes founded the National Association of Software Services Industry that has been instrumental in helping Central and Eastern Europe become a technology hub. In 2016, Mr Talpes received the “Best CEO in Romania” award from the publication Capital. Mr. Talpes has a degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in operator’s theory from the University of Bucharest.