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George Proorocu

IT OPS Chapter Lead - Cybersecurity & Fraud @ING Bank

An IT industry veteran with 15 years of experience, starting from hands-on technical roles to leading engineering teams in security-critical sectors. Passionate about coaching, development, teaching, and supporting others.

George started his journey as a professional chess player at the age of 6, and in 2004, he won the “Romanian Chess Champion” title with his club team. At the age of 16, George followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started his own ISP Company in Bucharest. CN was sold when he finished high school at the age of 18, having a maximum peak of 600 clients.

George continued his career in the IT field, working on positions ranging from engineer to manager, and at the age of 27 he joined the Executive MBA class of IMT Paris as the youngest student ever to be enrolled in this program.

In 2016 he was included in the "100 Faces of Innovation" volume published by Financial Times, and so far his courses on Cybersecurity, AI and NFTs attracted over 160K students.

At this point, George is working for ING Bank, while also participating in events related to DevOps, Cybersecurity and Blockchain/NFTs.

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