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Emerging cities, according to The World Economic Forum, have the potential for a sustainable future – if they can intelligently harness the rapid and disruptive technological changes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
This conference aims to help all stakeholders involved in the technological transformation process find better solutions to grow business & society in emerging cities.
Emerging cities are facing challenges connected to demographic and mobility trends which make it easier for people to move elsewhere for higher-paying jobs and better opportunities. On the other hand, quality of life is an increasingly important factor in the decision-making process for talent, so small and medium-sized cities can offer advantages – such as a better human environment.
The question is: How can companies utilise technology to their benefit while continuing to challenge and develop their people and grow their companies?
We will provide bus transport from Poznań, Gdańsk and Warsaw.
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Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today
Alec McCullie, Head of IoT & Industry 4.0, Atos (UK)
Elwira Justyna Pyk, Director of Business Process Automation (RPA), Postgraduate Studies at Kozminski University
Michał Wilczyński, Key Account Manager Robotic Process Automation, PIRXON
Edyta Wiwatowska, President, Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency
Edyta Wiwatowska, President, Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency
Andrzej Rosiński, President of the Board, Waimea Holding
Marcin Hajdul, Co-Founder & CEO, Nova Tracking
Paweł Lulewicz, Vice President, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone
Dariusz Mikołajewski, Director, Centre for Technology Transfer and Innovation, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz
Sylwia Ziemacka, Managing Editor, Poland Today (moderator)
Ewa Stelmasiak, wellbeing thought leader, founder and owner of The Wellness Institute
Marcin Jaraczewski, Partner, Lawmore
Dorota Jagodzińska, Managing Director, Panattoni Europe
Eliza Nowak, Manager, Randstad
Konrad Dobrzyniecki, Senior Project Manager & 5G expert, Orange Polska
Tomasz Mika, Head of Industrial, JLL Poland
Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today (moderator)
Head of IoT & I4.0
Alec McCullie is a passionate Technology Entrepreneur and Chartered Engineer who started his career in the Automotive industry. In 2013 he co-founded an IoT startup that developed indoor positioning technology for use across many industries including Retail and CAV (Connected & Autonomous Vehicles). Alec now works in Management Consulting (KPMG, Atos UK) where he helps CXOs identify and deliver the highest value impacts of IoT and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Key Account Manager Robotic Process Automation
Michał Wilczyński is responsible for building customer relationships and developing back office automation projects. Thanks to his experience gained over the years in banking and the FMCG industry, he helps organisations to identify burdensome activities in the day-to-day operations and develop plans for their improvement. He graduated from the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw. He has gained practical knowledge about Robotic Process Automation during numerous implementations carried out at PIRXON.
Marcin started working in the legal sector in 2005 and passed the bar in 2013, providing comprehensive legal support for M&A projects, in particular, the preparation of due diligence reports, transaction advisory, as well as drafting and negotiating investment agreements or SPAs mainly for private equity funds from the technology sector. He also has experience in conducting IPOs. In 2018, he joined Lawmore and became a partner in 2019. He continues to work with start-ups, VCs, M&As and transactions in the capital markets.
Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency
Since 2000, Edyta has been servicing the needs of domestic and international investors in Bydgoszcz, facilitating investments and coordinating the launch of a special economic sub-zone in Bydgoszcz. In November 2013, she was entrusted with the task of creating the Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency, responsible for the economic promotion of Bydgoszcz, cooperation with entrepreneurs and support for new investment projects. She has a law degree law and postgraduate studies in Regional Development Management and Project Management from the University of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
Wellbeing 4.0 in business thought leader
The Wellness Institute
Ewa is a wellbeing thought leader, consultant, trainer, coach, researcher, author and speaker with a mission to inspire and support people in evolving their mindsets toward new paradigms of thinking reflective of current evolutions both in medicine and business 4.0. In 2018 Ewa coined the term “Wellbeing 4.0” and created a model to promote the wellbeing of people in a fast-paced, digitalised and VUCA world. Ewa supports company leaders in growing their wellbeing-leadership competencies and engaging their employees in self-care.
Elwira Justyna Pyk
Director of Business Process Automation (RPA) Postgraduate Studies
Elwira has been a leader in HR in Poland for over 10 years and recently became the Manager of HR Robotics at the Global Robotics Centre and the Director of Business Process Automation (RPA) Postgraduate Studies at the prestigious Kozminski University, teaching a new generation of leaders about the benefits of Industry 4.0 and automation. Elwira has won numerous awards and been recognised for her infectious, can-do attitude. She was essential in establishing the Coffee Heaven brand in Poland, recruiting over 200 employees and setting the standard that lead it to becoming a leading brand on the market.
President of the Board
A long-standing expert in the commercial and residential real estate industry, Andrzej founded Waimea Holding after noting the immense potential hidden in the Polish warehouse, industrial and manufacturing markets. He has overseen the construction of top-quality logistical facilities and complexes located all over Poland, including airport infrastructure. His life philosophy is built around the art of skilfully combining experience and tradition with a modern approach, which is manifested not only in his business development strategy but also his passion for jazz music.
Co-Founder & CEO
Marcin is responsible for the development and sales of NovaTMS, a smart transport & logistics management platform. Previously, he worked as a logistics consultant, implementing projects for Polkomtel, Opoczno, Pepsi-Cola, Unilever Polska, Żywiec Zdrój, IKEA and many more. Holding a doctorate in Engineering Management, he lectures at the Poznan School of Logistics and advises the European Commission in the field of innovation. Along with multiple books and publications, he has won the Polish Transport Innovation Award in the years 2013 and 2014.
Head of Communications
Talent Alpha Inc
Agnieszka is currently the Head of Communications at Talent Alpha – a Human Cloud Platform that provides companies access to an international technology workforce using Talent Science to match tech teams with projects. With 17 years' experience in communications and marketing, Agnieszka has worked for Infosys, Capgemini, Accenture, ABSL, Shell, HP, Xerox, Skanska, JLL and Shell. She also plays an active role with the Labour Mobility Initiative – the biggest European think tank working in the area of mobility and the free movement of services in the EU.
Artur is the Business Manager at FlexHR, a company which specialises in HR consulting, talent management, training and flexible forms of employment. He is a consultant in the area of services for the labour market, particularly in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. Since joining Flex HR, he has achieved successful results such as double-digit increases in revenues recorded year-on-year in the management of a nationwide project optimising the costs of employee settlements. In the past, he has worked for companies such as Raiffeisen Bank, Agora and Randstad.
Tomasz represents deepsense.ai, a company and team of data scientists that help organisations to identify, analyse and solve problems with AI-powered solutions. He leads deepsense.ai’s site in Bydgoszcz and is currently building a competence centre there. Over his career, he has been involved in a number of projects for telco, fintech, and banking companies, covering different aspects of the software engineering process. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, where he now lectures on Telecommunications, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Pomeranian Special Economic Zone
Under Paweł’s leadership, the Pomeranian SEZ issued 52 permits in nearly one year for new investment projects, generating over 1,000 new jobs and investment outlays exceeding 2.2bn zł. He is also committed to supporting the development of young tech companies. In 2017, he was the leader of an acceleration project that combined the needs of industry and state-owned companies with the potential of startups and the experience of experts. He has also helped to launch startup platforms for the Elbląg Technology Park and the Podlasie and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeships.
As the manager of the Randstad job agency in Bydgoszcz, Eliza is responsible for acquiring and building long-term relationships with employers from the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, as well as meeting the professional expectations of candidates. Her mission is to inspire and support people in developing their capabilities and setting a direction in shaping their careers. She has 11 years of experience in B2B communication, focusing on projects related to the local Bydgoszcz market. Randstad believes in combining the power of modern technology with human ingenuity.
Dorota has been a proud member of the Panattoni Europe team since 2014, overseeing the development of warehouse and warehouse-production investments within emerging markets in Poland, such as Bydgoszcz, Lublin, Białystok and Szczecin. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry, both in acquiring new clients and in the management of industrial and warehouse properties. Before joining the Panattoni team, she was a member of the management board of MLP Group S.A., responsible for marketing and sales of the group's development services.
Director, Centre for Technology Transfer and Innovation
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz
Prof. Mikołajewski, MBA, is an expert and scientist in the field of computer science, biocybernetics and biomedical engineering. He heads multiple departments and entities at of the University of Kazimierz Wielki in Bydgoszcz, including the Department of Teleinformatics and Electronic Systems at the Institute of Computer Science, the Academic Entrepreneurship Incubator and the Centre for Technology and Innovation Transfer. He also lectures and conducts research at the Neurocognitive Laboratory at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Modern Technologies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
Head of Industrial
Tomasz heads the JLL Industrial Team in Poland. As well as the coordination of local operations, he is responsible for strategic advisory and key client representation. Tomasz has 15 years of professional experience in real estate. He has successfully completed numerous industrial lease transactions totalling approx. 2 million sqm on behalf of leading local and international brands, including BMW, Volkswagen, Kaufland, Dino Polska, Media Expert, Unilever, DB Schenker, Tesco, Dr. Oetker, Valeo, Amica, Whirlpool, Philips, Leroy Merlin and DSV.
5G Technical Program Manager
Konrad is a telecommunications expert responsible for 5G technical projects in Orange Polska. He is a graduate of Telecommunication Networks and Services at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków with strong project management knowledge, and a postgraduate of Kraków University of Economics (PMP, Prince). Since 2009 he has led a wide variety of telecommunications projects with a particular interest in strategic planning, new technologies and services development in wireless systems (5G, LTE, CDMA, UMTS, GSM). As Project Manager at the Strategy and Mobile Projects Department, he is responsible for the technical introduction of LTE technology in Orange Poland.
Joanna represents AXI IMMO, a property brokerage and consultancy company, as Transaction Manager. Her previous experience encompasses real estate valuation and leasing as well as startups and technology, gained while launching the Polish offices of a major CEE coworking platform, HubHub. She is passionate about sharing innovation within the industry. Joanna is a graduate of University College London and the London School of Economics, mastering in Real Estate Economics and Finance. In her leisure time, she is a keen sailor and horse rider.
Founder & Editor
Richard Stephens is Founder & Editor of Poland Today, an English-language media firm based in Warsaw. The company is the publisher of the award-winning Poland Today magazine and hosts its flagship conferences at MIPIM, the world’s leading real estate fair in Cannes. Richard is also Director of the Emerging Europe Awards in London, organized by Emerging Europe. He was previously editor of Eurobuild CEE magazine, where he established the conference department and also created the hugely successful Eurobuild Awards Gala, running the first two editions. Previously, he was Managing Director of CEPIF, the CEE region’s real estate fair in Warsaw. Throughout his career, Richard has organised over 120 international conferences and events, including 10+ trips of international journalists to Poland & CEE countries on behalf of entities like UEFA, ahead of Euro 2012 in Poland & Ukraine. Richard is English and graduated in Theology & Religious Studies from Bristol University.
Sylwia Ziemacka is Managing Director of Poland Today. With 15 years of experience in communication and marketing, for the past 5 years she has been focusing on projects that promote Poland abroad. Previously she was Leader of International Projects at Gremi Media where she established TIME FOR POLSKA magazine.
Słoneczny Młyn, Bydgoszcz
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