Jerzy Kwieciński
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Jerzy Kwieciński

Minister of Investment and Economic Development

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In 2005-2008, he was Deputy Minister of Regional Development. He was directly responsible for coordinating the national development policy and the cohesion policy (National Development Strategy 2007-2015 and the National Cohesion Strategy 2007-2013) and for negotiations with the European Commission. He also participated in the preparation of operational programs. Since May 2008, Jerzy Kwieciński has been the President of the Management Board of the European Center for Enterprise Foundation and the Deputy President of the Management Board of the European Center for Enterprise (a limited liability company).He was an expert of the Business Center Club in the area of regional development and structural funds. He has also provided consulting assistance with respect to the World Bank reports. On 20 November 2015, Jerzy Kwieciński was appointed Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economic Development. In 2015, Jerzy Kwieciński became a member of the National Development Council appointed by the President of the Republic of Poland.Jerzy Kwieciński graduated from the Faculty of Material Sciences at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he also earned his PhD degree. In 1996, he completed an MBA program. He has also completed the Postgraduate Management Studies for Executives at the Warsaw School of Economics. Jerzy Kwieciński has worked as a university teacher and a researcher at the Faculty of Materials Science at the Warsaw University of Technology, and has carried out research and development projects in the area of industry. In 1993-2004, he worked in the European Commission Representation in Poland. He is the Chairperson of the Convention of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.


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Nicolas Colin

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co-founder and Director of The Family, a pan-European investment firm supporting early-stage entrepreneurs, now with a portfolio of 150+ fast-growing startups. He has co-authored several works on technology, including a 2013 Report on Taxation in the Digital Economy (for which he was voted one of that year’s ten most influential people by the International Tax Review). His articles regularly appear in both English and French publications, including Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, and Le Monde. Speaker in Radio France and author of three books regarding digital economy and data protection.


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Steve Wells

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global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast Future. He has a particular focus on the new models of leadership, collaboration, and innovation required to sustain and differentiate brands in a rapidly changing reality. He has worked with a range of clients across a number of different sectors including The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of Independent Tour Operators, BDO UK LLP, EU Directorate General for Communications Networks Content and Technology, International Legal Technology Association, National Health Service (UK), Pfizer, Premier Media Group, Sky UK, Terrapinn Global Events, and UK Government Department of Business Innovation & Skills.