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27 November 2024, Polish History Museum

The congress seeks to discuss the future of the economy in a rapidly changing environment. Panel discussions will focus on changes related to the introduction of innovative solutions in organisations. 

We will also discuss the process of the ongoing digital transformation of business, as well as the current trends connected with the cyber security of a company and its employees in the era of remote work. The conference will have a cross-industry nature, as the contents of the panel discussions cover issues that affect many sectors of the economy. 

The highlight of the conference will be the evening award ceremony – the Innovation Diamonds. The statuettes will be handed out to companies and business leaders who, through their actions and commitment, set current trends and new development paths, at the same time becoming role models for others.

AGENDA of the previous edition

CONFERENCE

09:30

Registration

10:00

Opening of the Conference

10:10

Inaugural speech: Vlad Winner – CEO, Co-Founder, Binom Ai

“How to create a universal Ai employee. How to leave intelligence as a legacy to a family/company. Ready-made solutions by Binom Ai”

10:25

Panel 1: Evolution of innovation

  • Who are the innovators of tomorrow and what kind of organizations will be on the winning side? To what extent is innovation the key to growth?

  • Innovations in leadership models. What role does top management play in creating a culture of innovation?

  • How can the scale of innovation in organizations be increased so that it translates into the entire enterprise?

  • Innovation at the edge: can a culture of innovation be introduced in every industry and at all levels of the organization?

11:25

Networking Break

11:55

Case study: Dorota Rzążewska – Managing Partner and Małgorzata Furmańska, Attorney-at-law, JWP Rzecznicy Patentowi

“Product development in the age of AI and the protection of intellectual property”

12:10

Panel 2: Digital transformation

  • Digital transformation has become a necessity. How can large, complex organizations take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies?

  • What do leaders need to know to successfully use digital technologies to innovate their business strategy?

  • How can companies identify gaps in their digital strategies and make decisive technology investments?

  • How can organizations adapt to new technologies? Do they risk becoming outdated if they don’t?

13:25

Lunch

14:15

Speech: Joanna Chełchowska – Department of Communications and Marketing, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

„New European Funds for enterprises – research, invest, develop”

14:35

Panel 3: The power of artificial intelligence

  • The use of generative AI is becoming more and more common in various industries. How to use it to improve work and reduce costs?

  • How does artificial intelligence help to use high-quality data to create new technological products and make datadriven decisions?

  • Combining human and machine intelligence is a business priority for many companies today. What are the ethical implications for the use of artificial intelligence and the risks associated with it?

  • How to overcome the challenges of upskilling and retraining the workforce to ‘democratise’ artificial intelligence?

15:35

Networking Break

15:50

Panel 4: Diversified organizations

  • Diversity – why does it imply innovation and creativity? Building blocks of a diverse organizational culture.

  • Benefits of diversity in leadership. How to create innovative, high-performance jobs?

  • Cultivating a culture of integration and equality. Women’s talent as an explicit part of the inclusion strategy.

  • “Innovation is a woman.” Is there a hidden key to creating innovations with a chance for market success in an organization open to women?

INNOVATION DIAMONDS

19:30

Registration for the Gala and Networking Cocktail

20:00

Grand opening of the Gala

20:15

Awards Ceremony

21:30

Evening banquet and concert of a music band

* The Organizer reserves the right to make changes in the agenda

Panelists of the previous edition

Panel 1: Evolution of innovation

Rafał Mrówka, PhD, DSc

Rafał Mrówka, PhD, DSc

Professor at the Department of Management Theory, Director of the MBA Programme Office, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Rafał Mrówka, Ph.D. is an associate professor at the Department of Management Theory at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. He specializes in the analysis of modern models of organization, digital transformation, leadership issues, corporate social responsibility, employee satisfaction and engagement surveys and public relations. He is also the Director of Programme Office at SGH. He has lectured or participated in research programs at Tel Aviv University (Israel) and Universite Catholique de Lille (France). Rafał Mrówka is also active in business consulting and managerial trainings – he has more than 20 years of experience in managing projects for business, is co-owner of consulting and training company IMMOQEE. He is a president of the Advisory Board of the School for Leaders Foundation, which shapes leadership attitudes in society in Poland.

Milena Czajkowska

Milena Czajkowska

Lean Manager,
EMEA AstraZeneca Pharma Poland

Milena is a Lean leader with 15 years of experience in global companies, including Shared Service Centers. She took her first steps in business in an auditing company as an audit consultant, then held positions in financial departments in various positions. She has been implementing Lean culture in organizations for 8 years, supporting employees and leaders in improving business processes from various departments and developing problem-solving skills. She holds, among others, Lean Green Belt, Kaizen Coach and Prince2 certificates. Milena is a graduate of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and the Warsaw School of Economics. Her interests include Lean culture, coaching and new technologies in business.

Dariusz Jasak

Dariusz Jasak

President of the Management Board,
Seen Technologie

Graduated from Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics Faculty at Łódź Technical University. Post graduate studies on Medical Images Processing at University College Hospital in London. In 1991 employed by Siemens Sp. z o.o. as a Head of Sales in Medical Department and finally Head of Industrial Solutions & Services Department. Responsible for “turn-key” applications of Siemens solutions for industry. In 2009 offered a position of CEO at Veolia Water Technologies Sp. z o.o., a Polish subsidiary of the French Veolia Environment. In 2019 took a position of CEO at SEEN Technologie Sp. z o.o. the leading company on a water treatment market in Poland.

Mateusz Kopacz

Mateusz Kopacz

Director of Innovation Branch,
Budimex

Dariusz Kwieciński

Dariusz Kwieciński

CEO,
Fujitsu Poland

Dariusz Kwieciński has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Since joining Fujitsu in 2006, he has held managerial positions, including: Service Manager, Service Director, Head of Services and Country Head of Sales in Poland. He is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology. He emphasizes that the goal of Fujitsu Polska is to support Polish companies in digital transformation, especially in the three areas that are fundamental to the search for innovation: Data Protection, End User Services and Data Center Transformation.

Sofie de Lathouwer

Sofie de Lathouwer

CEO,
Gudrun Group

An alumnus of KU Leuven, whose entire career revolves around chocolate. Sofie gained valuable experience at Barry Callebaut, the worldwide leader in chocolate manufacturing. From sales to marketing, she has enjoyed her last role as general manager in one of the most premium divisions of the BC group. In 2021, she decided to lead Gudrun Group towards a new success story. Apart from chocolate, she has a genuine passion for people, bringing them to the next level and inspiring her team members to work towards a common goal, in which creativity and sustainability play an important role.

Marcin Petrykowski

Marcin Petrykowski

President of the Management Board,
Atende

Currently, he is the President of the Management Board of Atende S.A., a technological group listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In addition, he is an advisor to the global fund Vauban Infrastructure Partners, supporting the investment strategy for the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Prior to his current roles, he worked at S&P Global, managing the overall business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and introduced the company to Poland and CEE. He started his career in corporate banking at Citibank and then worked as an executive director at J.P. Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank in London, where he was responsible for the German, Russian and CEE markets, at the same time serving as deputy general director of J.P. Morgan in Poland. He has extensive experience in the field of technology and digital economy and is recognized as a leading voice in the area of digital economy, technology, new economy and capital markets in Poland and the CEE region.

Panel 2: Digital transformation

Grzegorz Mazurek Professor, PhD, DSc

Grzegorz Mazurek Professor, PhD, DSc

Rector,
Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

Titular professor specializing in strategies for digital transformation of organizations, e-commerce and e-marketing. He is particularly interested in the changes that digitalization processes bring about in the higher education sector. He is also the Director of the Digital Transformation Research Centre – CYBERMAN, a member of EFMD Advisory Board for the Central and Eastern Europe region and a member of the Board of the Forum Management Education Association. Since 2020 he has served as President of the International Advisory Board of the French university ISC Paris. In 2016-18 he was a member of the Council for Digitalization at the Minister of Digitalization. His achievements include several dozen English and Polish chapters, scientific articles, books published in the most important journals and publications on management science in Poland and worldwide, including Cambridge University Press, Emerald Publishing, Routledge, European Management Journal, Business Horizons, he is the author of the book “Digital Transformation”. (PWN, 2019) and editor and co-author of the handbook “E-marketing – planning, tools and practice”. (Poltext, 2018), awarded by the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2012 to 2020, he held the position of Vice Rector for Foreign Cooperation at Kozminski University, responsible for the overall strategy of internationalisation and marketing of the university. He is also the coordinator of the Koźmiński MBA Digital program and post-graduate studies related to digital economy: Internet Marketing, E-commerce, Business Digital Transformation and Manager in Industry 4.0. He was a visiting professor in such centers as, among others, the University of Warsaw: ESCP Europe, SKEMA Business School and École de Management de Normandie (France), ISCTE (Portugal), Nottingham Trent University (UK), Soongsil University (South Korea), Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), Univeristy of Reykjavik (Iceland). Repeatedly awarded for his publication and scientific achievements. In 2015 he was awarded the LUMEN statuette for university management leaders. In 2017 he was awarded the Eduinspirator (FRSE) statuette for those who are active in the field of education, contributing to positive changes in the environment. In 2020 he was awarded the Star of Internationalisation Award in the research category by the “Perspektywy” Foundation. During his term of office, Kozminski University has been repeatedly recognized as the most internationalized university in Poland. Grzegorz Mazurek closely cooperates with the electronic economy environment, including the Chamber of Electronic Economy, Digital Poland Foundation and Interactive Advertising Bureau. He has carried out projects for such brands as: Nokia, Nikon, Polpharma, Egmont, PZU, Michelin, IKEA, Mars Corp., Vivus.

Ireneusz Borowski

Ireneusz Borowski

Country Manager Poland, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Hungary,
Dassault Systemes

Ireneusz Borowski, since July 2019, is a Country Manager Poland at Dassault Systèmes. In this position he is responsible for reinforcing the local presence and expanding the market position of Dassault Systèmes in Poland. He is also responsible for supporting Dassault Systèmes customers in digital transformation as well as business development in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary. Ireneusz Borowski joined Dassault Systèmes in 2008, and to date, as Senior Manager Sales & Business Development Eastern Europe, prepared business development plans for Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and managed the sales in Eastern Europe. Prior to this, as Senior Sales Manager Eastern Europe, Partner Success Management EUROCENTRAL, he steered the sales of indirect channels. Ireneusz Borowski commenced his career in 1998 at AutoR KSI, then he worked as an Account Manager and Special Program Manager in CNS Solutions. In 2000 he joined Premium Technology as a Product Manager and for the following 8 years was engaged at different levels of management. Ireneusz Borowski graduated from Warsaw University of Technology with a degree in automobile and heavy machinery engineering.

Tomasz Dziki

Tomasz Dziki

Executive Vice President,
Britenet

Executive Vice President of the company - joined Britenet in 2012. He has been involved in the IT industry for more than 24 years. He started his career as a Java programmer. He is currently involved in sales strategy and development of new sales opportunities. Coordinates sales in domestic and international markets. Strongly focused on building business relationships and international expansion. 

Zsolt Fekete

Zsolt Fekete

President of the Management Board,
Algotech Polska

Zsolt Tadeusz Fekete, MBA, founder and CEO of the tech company Algotech Polska, brings over 20 years of expertise in the contact center industry and IT solutions. He is a highly respected expert, mentor, and consultant for leading companies in Poland and internationally. His work focuses on enhancing companies' communication with their clients. Improving processes through automation and selecting the right communication tools ensures a better customer experience while maintaining cost optimization. According to him, an excellent customer experience stems from the perfect blend of vision, organization, processes, and technology. Zsolt graduated from the University of Quebec in Montreal and Warsaw School of Economics – Executive MBA. He is also a member of the Canadian Executive MBA (CEMBA Alumni Association) and belongs to the Executive Club – a business organization comprising top management representatives from key Polish and international enterprises. Currently, in his work with clients, he focuses on the digitalization of the last mile of Customer Experience and hyper-personalization. The company Algotech, represented by Zsolt, has been a longstanding member of the Banking Technology Forum under the Association of Polish Banks. Furthermore, Zsolt is actively involved in the Special Olympics, an organization aimed at supporting the development of individuals with intellectual disabilities by ensuring their participation in training and sports competition. Another crucial mission is raising societal awareness by spreading knowledge about the potential of people with this form of disability.

Stanisław Korwin- Kossakowski

Stanisław Korwin- Kossakowski

Co-Owner,
GoNextStage

Expert in the digitisation of business processes. Experienced Project Manager and Business Analyst. For the last 10 years he has executed digitisation projects for market leaders in Poland, based on low-code platforms Webcon BPS, Nintex, Microsoft SharePoint. Co-founder of GoNextStage, a company delivering digitisation and business process optimisation projects for the largest companies in Poland.

Remigiusz Pyszka

Remigiusz Pyszka

Country Leader,
MTWO Construction Cloud, SoftwareOne

Graduate of MBA, CIM, Project Management as well as Automation and Control and Measurement Instrumentation. Enthusiast and promoter of new technologies, including digital transformation with more than twenty (20) years of experience in managing the development of the specialized products market. He currently assists companies in the topics of digital transformation, cloud solutions, data management and change management.

Robert Szpunar

Robert Szpunar

Director of Digital Channels Development Office,
PKO Leasing

Head of Digital Channels Development Office at PKO Leasing. He has been associated with the leasing industry for 17 years, starting his career in the Sales and Operations Departments. Responsible for the digitization of key areas in the current company. He has many years of experience in implementing business - IT projects including: PKO Leasing Online and other projects digitizing leasing in the PKO Group. Member of the digitization team at the Polish Leasing Association. A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology and the Warsaw School of Economics. Privately- traver and history of Warsaw lover.

Dariusz Wabik

Dariusz Wabik

Sales Manager,
FANUC Polska

He received his technical education at the Mechanical Technical School in Tczew and at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Since 2008, he has been professionally involved in the metalworking industry. A specialist in the field of modernisation of industrial production through extensive use of the means of automation and robotisation of manufacturing processes. Employed at the Polish branch of FANUC since 2012 in the position of Sales Manager. As part of his responsibilities, he provides support to Polish manufacturing companies, both in terms of access to knowledge on modern technological solutions and in the area of individual product selection, including industrial robots. In addition, he supervises ongoing cooperation with manufacturers of automated workstations, involved in the implementation of FANUC products in Polish production facilities. Passionate about technology, automation and water sports.

Panel 3: The power of artificial intelligence

Tymoteusz Doligalski PhD, DSc

Tymoteusz Doligalski PhD, DSc

Head of E-Business Department,
Szkoła Główna Handlowa

Tymoteusz Doligalski is a research and teaching fellow at Warsaw School of Economics and head of the e-Business Unit. His current research concerns business models of online companies, digital platforms and the application of artificial intelligence in marketing. Supervisor of student teams winning global search engine marketing competitions (GOMAC and GOMC). He publishes articles and research notes on the doligalski.net blog.

Wojciech Hann

Wojciech Hann

Senior Advisor, Deal Advisory,
KPMG w Polsce

Artur Pollak DEng

Artur Pollak DEng

CEO,
APA Group

Member of the Program Council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology. An expert in the field of computer control systems. He led several projects, creating factories referred to as Industry 4.0 in Europe and China. He cooperated with such concerns as VW, GM, Daimler and Siemens.

Paweł Stefański

Paweł Stefański

Strategic Incubation Manager,
Balluff Worldwide

* Business, technical and humanities education * Co-architect of Balluff Poland, creating solutions for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, format/recipe changes, traceability, parametrization & quality assurance * Created innovative methods for developing automation techniques at leading manufacturers * Implemented Lean Management approach at Balluff and developed Lean solutions for clients * Created an Engineering and Application Center to build Industry 4.0 topics and Innovating Automation * Supporting acceleration of incubation programs and startups

Vlad Winner

Vlad Winner

CEO, Co-Founder,
Binom AI

Vlad Winner, co-founder of Binom AI– an international entrepreneur, based in Norway, specialising in the development of neural networks, machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence systems.

Piotr W. Zawadzki PhD

Piotr W. Zawadzki PhD

Expert of the Strategic Management Department,
Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju

Piotr W. Zawadzki, Ph.D., expert in the Strategic Management Department of the National Centre for Research and Development. He is an assistant professor at the Political Sciences and International Relations Department of the University of Warsaw, a specialist, a teacher, a participant in research projects and an author of publications on the labour market, European integration and public policies. He participates in internal projects and, above all, in processes carried out by NCRD, related to the area of social sciences in close connection with ICT (HR, education, logistics, marketing - AI, ML, VR/AR, NLP).

Panel 4: Diversified organizations

Bolesław Rok, PhD, DSc

Bolesław Rok, PhD, DSc

Professor at Kozminski University, Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics

Director of the Business Ethics and Social Innovation Center of Kozminski University. Associated with business for thirty years as an entrepreneur and advisor. Co-founder of the Responsible Business Forum, co-author of the annual Responsible Company ranking for the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily, coordinator of international projects on innovation for sustainable growth. Member of, among others, the Program Committee of the Institute of Innovative Economy, Jury of Polish National Sales Awards and the Marketing Director of the Year competition, Supervisory Board of mFundacja, Program Committee of United Nations Global Compact, and Ingenious Business Network.

Sylwia Bogucka

Sylwia Bogucka

Transformation Director in B2B Market,
Orange Poland

Transformation (Change managment) Director in B2B Market An executive manager with over 15 years of professional experience on B2B market. Areas of expertise: strategic management, multidimensional transformations incl. IT landscape, business change, customer base management, sales channelmix and execution. Currently, I am involved in a multidimensional transformation of the B2B area at Orange Polska, leading one of the largest and most challenging projects to change the working environment and processes for sales representatives through the implementation of SalesForce. As a leader, I focus on personal development as well as the growth of the teams I work with. I value direct collaboration and daring to challenge the status quo. Leader of diversity program at Orange oriented towards women empowerment, LGBTQ+, neurodiversity

Anna Morzy-Brzosko

Anna Morzy-Brzosko

Head of Blended Learning, Youniversity

Expert in the topics of leadership, management and continuous improvement. She has been involved in building leadership awareness and effective teams for 17 years, first as a leader of the internal start-up department of an Anglo-American corporation, and for the last 3 years as a coach, mentor and trainer. In her role as Head of Blended Learning at Youniversity, she supports organisations in designing competency acquisition programmes that have direct business relevance. She conducts power speeches, webinars and is a speaker at conferences in the areas of life-long learning and lean approach.

Bogi Gabrovic

Bogi Gabrovic

Deputy Country Head,
CTP Invest Poland

Bogi Gabrovic serves as Deputy Country Head at CTP Poland. He is responsible for the strategic management of the company, its day-to-day operations and the development of the company's real estate portfolio currently comprising over 2.1 million sq m of land in the Polish land bank. She focuses her efforts on the expansion of the local business, currently one of the three key growth markets in the CTP group's portfolio, as well as the development of a strong team of experts and close cooperation with business stakeholders. Her ability to prioritise investments and her leadership skills have contributed to firmly establishing CTP's position in the Polish market. Bogi has more than 25 years of experience in investment appraisal, capital raising, as well as asset, risk and fund management across all classes of commercial real estate, which she gained while working for international organisations in the US and Europe, among others. As a leader, she distinguishes herself with a high level of entrepreneurship and developed leadership skills obtained while running her own business in the USA. In her career, she has repeatedly led companies through complex expansion, reorganisation and capital development transactions. Prior to joining CTP Poland, she was associated with brands such as Golub GetHouse, White Star Real Estate and PwC.

Władysław Grochowski

Władysław Grochowski

Chairman and owner,
Arche

Chairman and owner of Arche SA, a hotel operator and property development company. Film school graduate, a born optimist who loves people and the world. He is establishing a Polish selection of hotels, predominantly located in historic buildings. He has a different idea for each and every one. By combining the old and modern elements, a new value is created, a new life is given to the property and the guest is given positive emotions. He tries to make sure that what he does is meaningful and that he enjoys his work. He takes on difficult projects, which gives him a lot of strength, but also teaches him humility. He says that he is very lucky in all things. Creator of the proprietary investment Arche System. In life, at the company and in relationships, he is aided by trust. The company's employees and clients place their trust in him, and he tries not to let anyone down. He believes that all people are honest, that is how he perceives them and they are just that. His guiding motto, which he also introduced to the company 'Arche', is: we bring opposites together, we trust everyone, we change ourselves.

Sofie de Lathouwer

Sofie de Lathouwer

CEO,
Gudrun Group

An alumnus of KU Leuven, whose entire career revolves around chocolate. Sofie gained valuable experience at Barry Callebaut, the worldwide leader in chocolate manufacturing. From sales to marketing, she has enjoyed her last role as general manager in one of the most premium divisions of the BC group. In 2021, she decided to lead Gudrun Group towards a new success story. Apart from chocolate, she has a genuine passion for people, bringing them to the next level and inspiring her team members to work towards a common goal, in which creativity and sustainability play an important role.

Edyta Wojtkiewicz

Edyta Wojtkiewicz

Head of GFS EMEA,
AstraZeneca Pharma Poland

As Head of GFS Edyta provides financial leadership to the finance middle office in Warsaw / more than 300 employees unit supporting EMEA region. Edyta has almost 23 years of experience in finance, in various roles and countries. Successful leader for more than 15 years. Prior to joining AZ in Jan 2017, she held the role of CEE Region CFO in Maersk, based in Warsaw.

Speeches

Joanna Chełchowska

Joanna Chełchowska

Departament Komunikacji i Marketingu, Polska Agencja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości

Małgorzata Furmańska

Małgorzata Furmańska

Attorney-at-law,
JWP Rzecznicy Patentowi

Dorota Rzążewska

Dorota Rzążewska

Managing Partner,
JWP Rzecznicy Patentowi

Vlad Winner

Vlad Winner

CEO, Co-Founder,
Binom AI

Vlad Winner, co-founder of Binom AI– an international entrepreneur, based in Norway, specialising in the development of neural networks, machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence systems.

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