An annual conference for professionals and students that aims to present how innovation and technological progress are transforming the future of life, business, and public policy; placing a special emphasis on the role of Poland as a promising player in this field.
Agenda of 2018
Representatives from BCG, Cambridge Innovation Consulting and Amazon will host workshops themed around the industries that they specialise in.
BCG: Transport Revolution. An in-depth look into e-mobility, followed by a case study
Amazon : Run an Operation. A business case study
Cambridge Innovation Consulting: AI for next-generation drug discovery
Attendees sign in, collect their ID badges and receive complimentary goody bags from us and our sponsors!
The conference begins with a welcoming speech by His Excellency Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki.
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London
Ministy of Health
The views of Aleksandra Bartosik expressed during Poland 2.0 Summit do not represent the views of Mundipharma Ltd.
Domański Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP)
The new trend in the Polish banking sector shows openness to cooperation with fintechs and startups. The panelists will focus on growing number of Venture Capitals, modelled on Western banks, that are turning top banks in Poland into ahead-of-the-curve smart banks with revenues coming from blockchain technology.
SMR / Sentient Information Technologies B.V.
PKO Bank Polski
An opportunity to have a snack, get to know other attendees at the conference and chat with the speakers themselves!
Boston Consulting Group
This panel aims to give the participants an insight into the everyday life in future metropolises. We will touch upon innovative solutions and concepts such as the sharing economy, coworking spaces, e-mobility and automated chore execution.
University College London
Warsaw Stock Exchange Foundation
Warsaw Stock Exchange Foundation
Witness the official opening of the second edition of the EmpowerPL Mentoring Programme in Porchester Hall. During the ball, top Polish talents will make their performance.
Royal Academy of Music
Speakers of 2018
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London
PKO Bank Polski
Undersecretary of State, Ministy of Health
Politician, businessman and currently the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Health in Poland.
A graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen and the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests are on the borderline of DNA nanotechnology, microfluidic systems, protein aggregation, pharmacogenomics, and synthetic biology.
A graduate of the MISMaP College of the University of Warsaw. She was the team leader of the Polish national team in the iGEM 2014 (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition organized by the Massachusettes Institute of Technology. She has worked at the Novo Nordisk Fonden Danish Stem Cell Center.
She is a graduate of the Novo Nordisk Pharma mentoring program, a scholarship holder of Danske Bank Invest Fund, Roche Biotech Leadership Academy and a member of the PharmaDanmark association. She is a science promoter, co-author of the synthetic biology guide at the Copernicus Science Center "Genes and Machinery", publication of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Synthetic Biology. Opportunities and challenges".
She currently works in the Quality department of Mundipharma Ltd. in Cambridge.
Partner, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP)
Michał specialises in administrative law focusing on pharmaceutical law, medical law, advertising law, EU law and competition law. Provides support in matters related to allegations of corruption.
He is involved in advising for industries defined as sensitive, including pharmaceutical and FMCG sector (including alcohol and tobacco products) on available advertising and promotional actions, reimbursement, distribution, labelling, production and quality control.
Advises on the creation of medicinal product distribution and trade systems.
Has participated in numerous legislative processes, e.g. in work on healthcare-related laws, and in many discussions setting out industry positions, drawing up opinions and reports on the functioning of these laws, running training sessions and nationwide conferences.
One of the initiators of the Telemedicine Working Group, a group of leading entities in the telemedicine sector, which is currently playing an active part in the development of telemedicine in Poland as the Telemedicine Working Group Foundation.
Michał also advises on issues relating to healthcare systems, including the financing of healthcare services, formation and restructuring of healthcare entities, telemedicine and healthcare insurance.
Participates in projects involving outsourcing and access to medical data in cooperation with the Healthcare Information Systems Centre and the Ministry of Health.
CEO & Co-founder, Booksy
Stefan is an entrepreneur who concentrates on mobile apps and small ideas which, when implemented with new technologies, can revolutionize lives of millions of people. He founded iTaxi.pl and is a co-founder and CEO of Booksy.
Pathways Operation Manager, Amazon
Shipra is a Senior Operations manager at Amazon in UK. She is an MBA from Oxford University.
She has years of Operations Management experience, having worked in 5 countries. She joined the Pathways Leadership Program at Amazon in 2015. Since then she has launched new buildings for Amazon, gained subject matter expertise in processes and managed teams of almost 1000 employees. She was the key member in the launch of the biggest robotics warehouse building in the UK for Amazon. Prior to Amazon she started her career as an engineer in Japan working in quality and assurance testing , moved to vendor management for an OEM in Thailand and Singapore , then launched green field project in India, finally moved to UK for her MBA.
President of the Management Board, Ciech R&D
Aleksandra Janusz is the President of the Management Board of CIECH R&D, conducting and coordinating research and development projects for the CIECH Group's businesses. Earlier, she worked for investment funds in London, including Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Rockspring PIM and NBGI PE. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge in the field of Land Economy (BA) and Real Estate Finance (MPhil).
Magdalena is an entrepreneur and an investor in early stage companies at a seed stage venture capital fund.
She founded first company in Edtech at the age of 19, and sold it to an industry investor four years later. Subsequently she was part of the founding team of a travel e-commerce startup - Flyhacks.com, where she built and managed international team and launched the service in 15 European markets. Currently Magda works as an investment associate in a seed stage venture capital fund based in London, Vienna, Berlin and New York.
Tomasz co-founded CodiLime in 2011 before moving on to co-found deepsense.ai, in 2014. In the seven years he spent as the CEO of CodiLime, he twice led the company to the top of Deloitte’s CE Technology Fast 50 Reports (in 2015 and 2016) and earned CodiLime a spot in the Financial Times' list of Europe's Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2018.
Tomasz's leadership and entrepreneurial skills have been widely recognized, including by the Polish Business Roundtable's (Polish: Polska Rada Biznesu) 2016 Jan Wejchert Award in the Vision and Innovation category and the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award (in the New Business category).
He is currently using his skills to build deepsense.ai into the European AI Powerhouse. Before building CodiLime and deepsense.ai, Tomasz gained international experience at Ryanair, where he managed the airline's rapid expansion in Central Europe. He also helped develop LOT Polish Airlines and Nordic Gaming Group, holding managerial sales and marketing positions.
Tomasz holds two degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology, an M.Sc. in Telecommunications and an Executive MBA (with distinction) from the Business School's joint program with London Business School, HEC Paris and NHH Bergen.
Trained as an engineer: graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, as well as Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. His academic focus was energy optimisation. He has worked with Ewenex Energy on disposal systems of hazardous and municipal solid waste. Grzegorz has 3 years of experience in consulting. At Boston Consulting Group in Warsaw he has been responsible for digital transformations of financial institutions.
Country Manager Poland, Taxify
An oriented senior manager with 10+ years of successful business development & operations management experience in international start-up & corporate environment. He graduated from the Belarusian State Pedagogical and Economic University in Minsk. Moreover, he got his Master's Degree and PhD at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Warsaw. Finally Mr. Alex Kartsel got his MBA at the Europa - Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany with major in Management for Central and Eastern Europe. He speaks fluently Polish, English and Russian. Since 2017 he is the Country Manager for Taxify in Poland.
Community Operations Manager, HubHub
Team Leader and Community Operations Manager at HubHub Warsaw. Prior, Community Development Manager at TechHub Warsaw, Managing Director of “AnimationB2B” animation studio as well as Director of International Cooperation, Director of Administration and Project Coordinator at Lech Wałęsa Institute, in charge of projects related to technology (Code for Freedom) and culture (Solidarity Shorts - International Film Contest). While at Lech Wałęsa Institute also co-organizer of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw in 2013. Before, Project Officer at demosEuropa - Centre for European Strategy, where he dealt with political and economic analysis and organized conferences and events on the topics of climate change, energy policy and Euro-Chinese relations. He studied in the United States (Florida International University), France (Sciences-Po) and Poland (Collegium Civitas). During his studies, he was involved in various student activities, among others, as President of "Alpha Sigma Tau" (Florida International University) engaged in charitable activities for local communities. Graduate of the "XXIII School of Political Leaders" organized by the School for Leaders Foundation and "NGO Professional Manager" course organized by the Social Thought Initiative Club and Collegium Civitas University.
He specialises in the administration of coworking spaces, new technologies and their application in professional life, developing startups, public relations, social media, and project management. Member of the Board at British Alumni Society and Member of the Board of Trustees at Warsaw.JS Foundation.
Karol has become a CEO of Skriware in February 2017. He managed to transform Skriware from a 3D-printing startup into the producer of the original educational ecosystem based on the STEAM approach. Karol is an expert in startup development with extensive knowledge in management, EdTech, and STEAM education. His goal is to support educational institutions in teaching 21st-century skills by incorporating programming, digital design, and robotics as well as enriching the educational system with 3D printing and programmable robots. He has successfully launched Skriware solutions onto the markets of the Middle East, Southeastern Asia as well as Central and Eastern Europe. Karol graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management.
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Coinfirm
Pawel Tomczuk is an entrepreneur helping other entrepreneurs to build their businesses. As the Chairman / NED / Advisor on the board for multiple businesses across fintech, digital media, marketplace and big data space, Pawel is helping early stage business to grow internationally.
Prior to that Pawel was the founder and CEO of Ciszewski Financial Communications - the largest strategic communications firm in CEE, advising founders, C-suite and PE investors in financial communications and reputation management, which he has successfully sold to Publicis Groupe. During his earnout period, he was working internationally being responsible for the creation and execution of a number of regional, European and global initiatives.
Pawel has also advised to several founders of tech business from emerging markets in international growth and corporate finance. He also designed and managed a global corporate innovation program for one of the largest European insurance firms. He also advised several VCs on marketing during fundraising periods as well as deal flow from emerging markets. He also backed several startups as a business angel.
Pawel is actively engaged in growing tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in Europe. Among other projects, he helped Google and Citigroup on its entrepreneurship related initiatives in CEE (such as 100 New Europe Challengers or launch of the Google Campus Warsaw). He is the co-director of the Startup Grind London Chapter (world's largest NGO supporting entrepreneurs), Tech London Advocate, mentor at TechStars and StartupBootcamp.
Senior Partner, Innova Capital
Krzysztof is a Senior Partner and a co-owner at Innova Capital, a leading mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe. He has over 17 years of experience in private equity and capital markets.
At Innova Capital, Krzysztof is responsible for developing investments in financial services and B2B services across the region as well as maintaining relationships with the company’s business partners and LPs and fundraising process for the Fund. Krzysztof has strong experience in European private equity and a proven track record of active engagements in numerous transactions throughout the region.
Krzysztof led or oversaw investments in Polcard, Meritum, Expander, Provus, PEKAES and PeP. He has also sat on the non-executive boards of Neomedic, WP, PEKAES and PeP.
Before joining Innova, he served a position of Vice – President & Managing Director in Euronet Services Poland. He previously worked as a Principal Consultant and Head of the e-business and professional services operations in Heidrick & Struggles.
Krzysztof holds an MBA from the University of Calgary in Canada and graduated from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Since 2018 he’s been a member of the Polish Business Roundtable (PBR).
Board Member, SMR / Sentient Information Technologies B.V.
Peter helped to found a deep-learning SaaS A.I. startup, worked in startups, banks, fintechs and universities across London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Leuven, Switzerland and Warsaw. He received 3-year long Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship (European Commission) to study research consumer behavior using A.I. solutions. In fintech domain, he gained experience as a deputy director of credit risk modelling department at ING Bank where he led a team of 10 data analysts building in-house machine learning / A.I. solutions from internal and alternative big data sources as well as scouted, chose and implemented fintech start-ups (e.g. twisto.pl, finansowaniefaktur.pl). He was a Programme Director at Oxford Fintech & SmartLaw Society and spent a summer as a business developer in a London Mayfair-based Polish fintech (friendlyscore.pl)
From September 2018, he joined a leading boutique A.I. software house – smr.nl, where in his new role as a management team member, he is responsible for strategy and business development of the proprietary deep learning and machine learning solutions, implemented already at Fortune 500, financial institutions, law enforcement authorities, Ivy League universities and startups.
Peter is a graduate of Oxford University. He received his PhD from University of Amsterdam, was a postdoc at Université de Neuchâtel, lectured at University of Warsaw and made a tenure-track assistant professorship at Kozminski International Business School. Since 2011, Peter has spoken at 20+ international conferences, co-authored dozens of publications, his scientific work on behavioral economics has been cited hundreds of times and he twice received the scholarship from MNiSW.
CEO & CTO, ulam.ai
Przemysław Chojecki is an AI entrepreneur with a PhD in Mathematics and a member of Forbes "30 under 30" list in Poland. He did his PhD in Paris at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, then became a Research Fellow and a lecturer at the University of Oxford. After returning to Poland, he took up research on artificial intelligence and mathematics, and founded a technological group ulam.ai, where he is the CEO. Within the group he co-founded multiple AI ventures ranging from logistics to the fashion market, and using cutting-edge technologies.
Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Partner and Managing Director at BCG, Leader of Digital BCG. Robert manages technology projects for companies from the banking and insurance sector. He is an expert in IT innovation, strengthening cooperation between technology and business teams and integration of IT systems. He has been managing projects for banks and insurance companies in the United States, Australia, Europe and Middle East. Robert graduated from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at the Warsaw Technical University and Executive MBA program.
Warsaw Stock Exchange Foundation
Ambassador, Warsaw Stock Exchange Foundation
Alumni and Ambassador of the Go4Poland Programme. Anna graduated from the International Business with Language Programme at the University of Birmingham in 2018. She did part of her degree at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Being awarded the Birmingham Alumni Scholarship, she undertook Master's degree in International Business in 2018 and has been mainly focusing on Digital Transformation and Digital Business Strategy concepts. Anna is also the Vice President of the Polish Society at the University of Birmingham.
Neuroscientist, University College London
Maciej Mańka is a UCL-based neuroscientist with a strong record of working on science-driven healthcare innovation. In 2016, he was awarded the 1st Prize in Poland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists for his work at Jagiellonian University, proposing alterations to Harvard’s artificial organ technology, to make it cheaper and more accessible.
During his second year at UCL, he established and led an international collaboration between UCL Ear Institute and World Hearing Center, with an aim to introduce a new diagnostic standard in audiology. Currently, he serves as the President of UCL Neuroscience Society and works as the only Undergraduate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging under its Director, Prof. Cathy Price.
Flautist, Royal Academy of Music
Jagoda Krzeminska was born in 1996 in Kluczbork, Poland. She started playing the flute with Karina Kandzia-Maniak at the First Stage Music School in Kluczbork, continuing to study with her until 2015.
In 2014/2015 she was a student of Pierre Yves Artaud at Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris.
Jagoda has won many awards at both national and international competitions in locations such as Belgrade, Paris, Svirel, Padua, London, Warsaw, Bielsko-Biala, Sochaczew. She was the winner of the Polish edition of Eurovision Young Musicians and won 4th place in the international final in Vienna. As winner of the American Protege International Competition in 2013 she has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Jagoda has been the recipient of scholarships from the National Children's Fund, the Polish Ministry of Culture and the ’Mloda Polska’ scholarship programme.
She has participated in wide range of courses and masterclasses, including with James Galway, Philippe Bernold, Dejan Gavric, Luke Dlugosz, Elizabeth Woleńsiej.
Performing in many venues in Poland and abroad (Slovakia, Hungary, France, Germany, Italy and England) Jagoda has been a soloist with numerous orchestras under the baton of Agnieszka Duczmal, Lukasz Borowicz, Cornelius Meister.
Currently Jagoda is a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is studying flute under William Bennett.