About us

Real world experience
Job placement
Cutting edge program

Our story

NewTech Academy is part of the international tech group Wawiwa which offers a unique training model developed by leading experts in the tech industry.

Our knowledge of the local tech industry needs, helped us to develop a unique program that focuses on what is important to learn in order to succeed.

NewTech offers a cutting-edge program for teaching our students tech courses in high demand, such as full-stack developers, web developers and UI/UX designers. All programs are developed by Israeli experts and delivered by local mentors with years of Hi-Tech experience.

The programs are continually updated with the latest tools and digital technology and fully prepare our student to today’s employment requirements.

NewTech’s strong ties with companies from the local tech industry create a unique opportunity for our students to find a well-paid job shortly after they graduate.

Our team members

Shay has over 5 years of experience in the educational training in Romania, he is the CEO of Burlington English Romania – an international English school with millions of students worldwide. Prior to this, Shay was a business developer and manager of Adama Management SRL in Romania.
Shay partnered Wawiwa Tech Training to bring the best It courses to Romania, that include advanced training materials, workshops and interactive learning platform that are continually updated with the IT industry demand.

Shay Hafzadi CEO NewTech Academy

Lavinia Chican is Senior Partner McCann PR Romania, the no. 1 PR agency in Romania, recognition given by BiZ and Unlock Market Research.

Lavinia is top PR specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, conducting campaigns for global brands spanning the FMCG, energy, consumer lifestyle, health, tech, retail, automotive and sports sectors.

Lavinia’s professional achievements range from:
– coordinating for more than 10 years the communication department of the most important tennis tournament from Eastern Europe – BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy;
– organizing top level McCann Conferences in leadership, education, innovation and sport;
– founding the new GREATEENS platform, a McCann PR initiative designed for the discovery, development and promotion of new influencers;
– founding the McCann Sport Division;
– acting as Jury Member of Romanian PR Awards.

RECENT AWARDS:

2019/2020;
• Most creative PR Agency in Romania 2020 and No 1 Agency in Romania – BizPR Awards
• 1 Grand Prix & 1 Silver for the “Half Full Campaign”, Coca-Cola Romania – Golden Drum
• 1 Silver for the “#Samefeeling Campaign”, Coca-Cola Romania – Golden Drum
• 1 Silver for the Blood Donation Campaign, Red Cross – Golden Drum
• 1 Gold (PR) for the “Bloodcast Campaign”, Crucea Rosie – IPRA
• Most creative PR Agency in Romania 2019 and No. 1 turnover in 2019 – BizPR Awards
• 1 Silver Award for Excellence, Media Relations for Coca-Cola Romania (Dorna), the “Cry for Life Campaign”, Save The Children Romania and for the for the “Broadcast for Blood. Donate Blood Constantly Campaign”, Crucea Rosie – Romanian PR Award
• 1 Silver Award for Excellence for NGOs, the “Broadcast for Blood. Donate Blood Constantly Campaign”, Crucea Rosie and for the “Recycling Map Campaign”, Viitor Plus & McCann PR & Coca-Cola Romania – Romanian PR Award
• 1 Silver Award for Excellence for Budget-, Creativity+, for the “Broadcast for Blood. Donate Blood Constantly Campaign”, Crucea Rosie – Romanian PR Award
• 1 Golden Award for Excellence for Events for the “Gala Next Big Vlogger 2.0”, Coca-Cola Romania and 1 Silver Award for Excellence for Coca-Cola Romania (Dorna) & McCann PR & Save The Children Romania, the “Cry for Life Campaign” – Romanian PR Award
• Press kit for Coca-Cola Romania, “Coke Specialty Launch | More than Retro KIT” – Romanian PR Award

Lavinia Chican Co-Fondator NewTech Academy, Communication Director

Dan, a software enthusiast and winner of many competitions in the field, is Chief Technology Officer at NewTech. His professional experience as Director of Engineering & Site Leader of Intralinks and his pedagogical background as an assistant professor, reflect the needs of the IT job market and confirm the theoretical and practical approach that NewTech students need to achieve in pursuing their professional goals.

Dan Gheorghe CTO NewTech Academy

We are collaborating with

Israeli expertise

Eran Lasser Founder & CEO

Eran is a tech education entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. Eran founded and managed John Bryce Training – the leading IT training firm in Israel and is responsible for the reskilling of more than 50,000 individuals now working as tech professionals.
Eran was responsible for the training of computer professionals in the Israeli Defense Forces (MAMRAM).

Leah Mansoor VP Business Development

Leah has over 15 years of experience in global business development and in running international operations. Leah supported oversees operations in setting up new business. Her work experience includes software development, project management and start-up mentoring.

Daniel Anderson CTO, Chief Training Officer

Daniel is Wawiwa’s Chief Training Officer. He is a Full-Stack Developer and Data Scientist and has worked in a variety of start-ups.
Daniel was the Chief Trainer at the Israel Defense Force’s Tech Training Center.

Why us?

Israeli tech experience

NewTech uses the latest tools and digital technology methodologies developed together with our leading tech Israeli partners.

Expert instructors

Expert instructors and mentors with industry tech experience from leading companies.

Cutting edge program

Best in class training materials, workshops and interactive learning platform that are continually updated with the IT industry demand.

Free consultation

Our education consultant will introduce you to our programs and will help you choose the right course for you.

Create your portfolio

Create an amazing portfolio with practical projects that will help you lend your desired job.

Focus on your career

Our career guidance and strong collaboration with major tech companies offer the best job opportunities for you.

Our advisory board members

Alex has 20 years in Software and Technology and 7 years in Electronics and Robotics.
He joined MRM Romania team after spending 8 years in London where he had had a number of roles: Senior Software Engineer (MMT Digital), Lead Software Engineer and Creative Technologist (Cheil London) and Head of Technology at CP+B (Crispin Porter and Bogusky).
With more than 20 years of experience delivering technology-differentiated solutions to private, public and international customers, Alex Budin drives innovation strategy and growth for the company’s solutions and ensures technology excellence.

Alex Budin Head of Technology MRM Romania

Nicoleta Eftimiu is a top management professional with more than 20 years of well-rounded experience in both local entrepreneurial companies as well as big multinationals.
In the past 15 years she has worked for The Coca-Cola Company in different leadership positions both in her native country, Romania, as well as abroad, the most recent assignment being Vice President and General Manager for Central Europe, leading the teams of 5 countries, while also serving as advisory Leadership Team member for the CEE Business Unit.
In the past 2 years, Nicoleta has led the digital transformation of Coca-Cola in Central Europe, advancing the agenda on key initiatives like data programmatic, e-commerce and sustainability.

Nicoleta Eftimiu VP Central Europe The Coca-Cola Company

Alexandra is a lecturer at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, an expert evaluator in digital innovation for the European Commission and a senior consultant in digitalization. She has a PhD in Systems Engineering, is passionate about Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain and aims to bring innovation and digital competitiveness closer to the Romanian public and companies. She has participated as an expert in numerous national and international projects and is the co-author of numerous books, book chapters and scientific papers published in international editions. She is also a coach and mentor in incubation programs and business accelerators, advisor and co-founder in tech startups, and works with entrepreneurs to develop and implement innovation strategies.

Alexandra Cernian Lecturer Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, UPB

Codrut Savulescu joined the telecom industry in 1998, after 6 years of teaching as university professor.
He constantly maintains direct connection with universities and volunteers every year as a teacher for students in telecommunications.
Previous to joining Huawei in Marketing department, Codrut worked as radio frequency planning manager in the mobile industry and operational director in fixed telecom industry.
As strategy consultant within Huawei, Codrut Savulescu is focusing on promoting and analyzing the new business ecosystem enabled by 5G and its peers Cloud and AI, for a healthy and stable evolution through digitalization.

Codrut Savulescu Executive Solution Manager at Huawei Technologies Romania

– 11 years experience in online content creation and building communities.
– Over one milion followers in YouTube
– Entrepreneur with several business ventures under his belt. Some successful, some not so much, but never discouraged.

Mihai Alexandru Mikey H

Real world experience

Gain Real-World Experience through the Israeli Training Model of the Startup Nation

Job Placement

Strong Industry Collaboration and Focus on Job Placement

Cutting edge program

top notch training materials, workshops, interactive learning platform

Israeli expertise

Eran Lasser Founder & CEO

Eran is a tech education entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. Eran founded and managed John Bryce Training – the leading IT training firm in Israel and is responsible for the reskilling of more than 50,000 individuals now working as tech professionals.
Eran was responsible for the training of computer professionals in the Israeli Defense Forces (MAMRAM).

Leah Mansoor VP Business Development

Leah has over 15 years of experience in global business development and in running international operations. Leah supported oversees operations in setting up new business. Her work experience includes software development, project management and start-up mentoring.

Daniel Anderson CTO, Chief Training Officer

Daniel is Wawiwa’s Chief Training Officer. He is a Full-Stack Developer and Data Scientist and has worked in a variety of start-ups.
Daniel was the Chief Trainer at the Israel Defense Force’s Tech Training Center.

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