IoT and AI have become the driving force of digital transformation across virtually all industries. When integrated with blockchain, they create opportunities for a new digital economy powered by smart, autonomous things. Although the adoption of AI, IoT and blockchain is increasing, little discussion has been dedicated to exploring their combined potential. What will the solutions based on a combination of these technologies look like? What are the primary use cases? Will the value of their joint application be also exponentially greater? In response to these questions, we would like to invite you to a one-day conference: "Technology Of Tomorrow”, organized by the Polish Blockchain Association. The goal of the conference is to bring together enterprises, start-ups, investors, public sector organizations and other business entities regardless of the industry, around the topics of blockchain, IoT, and AI.
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Director Of Business Development
Maria Minaricova is a Director of Business Development at Fetch.ai, innovation lab based in Cambridge, developing state-of-the-art technologies using Web3 & AI/ML tools. She is building strategic alliances and partnerships with industry as well as academia, focused on solutions for mobility - autonomous / electric vehicles, supply chains and circular economy. Maria is serving on the Board of Directors of the Fetch.ai Foundation and is leading the Fetch.ai activities in the Catena-X consortium. Maria is a member of the Expert Panel of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Women in AI organization and is passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in AI & Web3 technologies and beyond.
Hannes Vogelmann is a Product Manager for Growth and Monetization at ŠKODA Auto,
with over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. In his current
role, he is responsible for identifying new revenue streams and driving the
growth of ŠKODA's digital products and services.
Hannes is an expert in connected mobility and the latest technological trends in the automotive sector. He has been involved in several high-profile projects that have focused on developing innovative solutions to improve customer experience and identify new revenue streams.
At the TOT Conference on Technology of Tomorrow, Hannes Vogelmann will be sharing his insights on the intersection of blockchain, IoT in the automotive industry.
Lead Enterprise Architect
Orange Business Services
A graduate of the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Koszalin University of Technology, the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, doctorate of the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies at the University of Warsaw, The founder of Youtube VideoBlog Miasto <-> Miasto devoted to the subject of Smart Cities and IoT Expert of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications for Smart City, Member of the Program Council of the Industry 4.0 Institute at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology, In 2017, awarded by the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications with the title of "Digital Personality of 2017 in Poland", President of the ArchitectsPL Foundation Professionally, he was associated with Orange Poland and Orange Labs for 20 years, where he held a number of management functions, including managing: Orange Poland Research and Development Center, Service Platforms and Middleware Division (where he was introducing Orange Fab to Poland and finally managing the business for 3 years. Internet of Things, Smart City and M2M in Orange Poland. Currently in the international structures of Orange Business Services, he is responsible for IoT / Smart City / Industry / Edge enterprise architecture practices.
Chief Information Officer
Christine has over 25 years of strategic experience working in technology,
including 15 at Accenture, where she launched and led innovation initiatives as
the Global Lead Accenture’s Decentralised Identity and Biometrics Practice.
Christine is a patented inventor, as well as an expert in blockchain, emerging technologies focusing on tech investing, sustainability, and especially digital identity, for which she has received numerous awards and accolades. She was the programme advisor to the World Economic Forum on Digital Identity and speaks regularly on emerging technology and blockchain globally. Christine holds a Master’s degree from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Antoni is a co-founder of Aleph Zero, Aleph Zero Foundation (Switzerland), and Cardinal Cryptography (Poland). He’s responsible for leading business, operations, and marketing for Aleph Zero. Antoni is a technology marketer with over 10 years of professional experience. Prior to launching Aleph Zero, Antoni was involved in various projects for ING, Samsung, Sony, Olympus, and Nikon. Antoni gained experience at the Corporate Communications department of ABB in Zurich while employed at Admind Agency, the largest Polish branding firm. Before joining a Polish-American software house as VP of Marketing, he worked as an inbound marketer for Brand24 and Codewise, the 2nd-fastest growing company in Europe according to The Financial Times. Antoni is also a member of the American Marketing Association.
Global Client Partner
Raquel is Global Client Partner - Technology and Innovation, working with clients to develop cross-industry ecosystems and digital platforms that put consumers at the heart of value models. She specialises in digital/virtual customer-centric experiences and new monetisation models underpinned by blockchain, trustworthy data/AI and IoT. Raquel is currently focused on shaping experiences in the Economy of Things, bridging Web 2.0/Web3.
Executive Committee Member
Bitcoin Association for BSV
Attorney-at-law (Poland) specializing in IP law, IT law, data protection (CIPP/E), and AML/KYC with a significant knowledge of various legal aspects of blockchain technology. Certified Swiss startup board member and University of Cambridge Executive MBA candidate. Executive Committee Member of Bitcoin Association for BSV (www.bitcoinassociation.net), Chief of Staff at Investment Division of nChain (www.nchain.com), former co-chair of the Privacy Working Group of INATBA (www.inatba.org) and member of the Expert Panel of EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum (www.eublockchainforum.eu).
Head of Industry
Manager with many years of experience in building a business and digitizing the industry. He gained his experience at IBM/Kyndryl, Huawei Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which allowed him to participate in the modernisation of companies across Europe. He admits to being fascinated by the huge impact that modern technology can have on business efficiency and how companies can improve their competitive position in a changing market with the right solutions.
VC and Private Equity
Fairway Family Office
Patrick is a technology advisor for enterprises and governments, with a wealth of experience in the financial industry including investment banking, strategy consulting, and investment structuring. He represents the Fairway Family Office, a Switzerland based investor with a bias in technology-centric business models. Patrick’s focus is on promising companies in the early stage or expansion stage.
Polish Hospital Federation
Ligia Kornowska - Medical Doctor. Managing Director of the Polish Hospital Federation, the largest hospital organization in Poland. Leader of „AI Coalition in Healthcare” for Poland. Co-founder and Chair of the Board in Data Lake and Donate your Data Foundation. Listed among „100 most influential people in Polish healthcare” for the last 4 years, laureate of "25 under 25” and „30 under 30” Forbes list. Held managerial positions in leading polish medical startups. Speaker and moderator at the most important conferences related to the healthcare sector.
Business Development Manager
Rico is responsible for the development of the Cybersecurity and IoT division at
Computer Controls, a distribution and services company with headquarters in
Switzerland and operations throughout Europe. Always enthusiastic about
technology and new, innovative solutions, he began his career as a design
engineer in mechanical engineering.
Subsequently, Rico pursued a degree in Business Engineering, where he completed multiple digitalization projects in the fields of industry, chemistry, and medical technology. He then moved on to gain experience at the Swiss Federal Railways, where he worked in various roles such as Lean Portfolio Manager in software development, Business Development Manager and controller for the entire sales organization. With a passion for technology and its potential to improve people's lives and the environment, Rico is always excited to explore new possibilities committed to making a positive impact.
Executive Director of BCMS, OT, CIO
Since 2000 he has been associated with TAURON Group. At the beginning with TAURON Dystrybucja, on the field of metering, then smart metering infrastructure and systems, and energy markets. He was responsible for AMI rollout in the area of the Wrocław city. It was the first such large-scale urban implementation in Poland. Director of Advanced Metering Infrastructure at TAURON Dystrybucja Pomiary, next Director of the Distribution Services Sales Department at TAURON Dystrybucja, Currently in charge of IT (CIO), OT, Business Continuity Management System and digital transformation at TAURON Polska Energia. He is expert of AMI in Poland, member of Working Group at the Ministry of Climate and the Environment, related for smart metering. He is co-author within PTPiREE on the feasibility study for the implementation of smart metering in Poland. He is member of ITAM Forum Polish Chapter. He was in charge of AMI Working Group at Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association (PTPiREE), and was member of cybersecurity IT/OT working group at PTPiREE. He was member of Working Group for Smart Grid networks at the Central Office of Measures, the Polish Committee for Standardization. Author many publications at conferences, related to smart metering, cybersecurity, smart grid, digitalization (including ENLIT Europe, Smart Grid Security Summit, IT Systems in Electricity Market, Picnic of Power Quality, Smart Communication and Technology Forum Metering Billing / CRM Europe, SmartHomes, Energy Losses, Advanced metering systems - smart metering, European Electricity Market).
Andy Martin is a chartered accountant by training but has spent the last 27 years in business consulting from ERP to middleware for integration and business process management and since 2017, for blockchain. Andy is now semi-retired primarily due to ill health. Andy Martin received an Engineering Degree from Bristol University.
Director of Investment & Development
Luma Holding Ltd
Aleksandra has extensive professional experience in both the private and public sectors, combining knowledge of the metals and mining industry with foreign policy, international relations, and investigative journalism, as well as broadly understood analysis of geostrategic and social trends. Aleksandra manages and coordinates Luma Holding Group's global projects in Central and South-Eastern Europe and East Africa. As part of Luma Holding, Aleksandra launched a project - LuNa Smelter in Rwanda. It is the first tin smelter in Africa to be fully certified by the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). She is an advocate of responsible mineral production and as a member of the Management Board, she is active in the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals.
Head of Growth
Executive specialized in scaling up STEM companies and delivering successful growth strategies. She helps tech and biotech companies to define customers' needs and turn those into efficient communication strategies, customer-oriented processes, products, and services. She also empowers people to grow by recognizing needs, creating the best environment, and removing obstacles. As a leadership team member, she is responsible for A4BEE's expansion and growth.
At GFT Technologies, he is an expert in the areas of DLT, Crypto & Blockchain in the CTO Department. Interested in the technological, business and investment aspect of using Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain). Currently, he focuses on the world of decentralized DeFi finance and the Metaverse. Participant of conferences, workshops and meetups as a presenter and panelist.
Founder & CEO
Nathan Williams is the Founder & CEO of Minespider, a blockchain-based traceability platform for supply chain due diligence. Their partners include Renault, Ford, Google, LuNa Smelter, and Minsur. Nathan has facilitated blockchain workshops as a visiting expert for UNECE and World Economic Forum. He has been featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, Huffington Post and Wired Germany for his work in leveraging technology for positive change.
Key Account Manager
He has been involved in enterprise IT projects for over 20 years, including more than 10 years with the industrial sector. Since 2018, he has been involved with Advantech in promoting the concept of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation in factories. He uses data acquisition devices, Industrial Internet of Things solutions, and cloud computing in his projects. He closely follows the possibilities of using artificial intelligence systems to drive innovation in factories. Professionally, he is responsible at Advantech for business development in the CEE region with projects in the industrial sector.
CEO and Co-founder
Dominik was always fascinated by the combination of business and technology. He is a software development engineer with twenty years of experience. For ten years, as CEO, he has been managing the leading software company OVOO, which builds sophisticated systems for telco and banks in Europe and Middle East. For five years he has been involved in implementing blockchain projects in the contract/rating/billing/settlement space. He is also the CEO of the dynamically developing Chain4Energy company, which creates modern solutions for the entire energy sector.
CIO, CEO and Co-founder
Blockchain Enthusiast with strong TELCO expert background. During his 20 years of professional life involved in many challenging tasks mixing Business Development, pre-sales, Telecom Expert and Project Manager know-how and delivering best values for T-Mobile, Telestax and OVOO. Responsible for local but also international projects. During the last 4 years continuously explored and extended his focus on blockchain and crypto space.
AI Project Manager
Institute of Mother and Child
Karolina manages and coordinates the processes of implementing innovation and AI projects in hospitals. She leads technology deployment and cross-functional collaboration between technology developers and medical professionals. She has extensive experience working with medical startups at every stage of development, also with the pharmaceutical industry, and the Venture Capital for MedTech business. President of Global Entrepreneurship Week Poland – an international foundation promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in business. Ph. D. student. at the Medical University of Wrocław, the project in a module of AI and quantum technologies in medical science.
Business Development Manager
Jacek Kondratowicz, Business Development Manager at ORing Industrial Networking, responsible for business operations in Europe. Engineer with almost 10 years of experience in the global market of industrial communication and IoT, control and monitoring systems in applications for production and automation, Smart City, public transport, or grid and renewable energy. MBA candidate, professionally focused on translating technology into business values. Personally involved in the development of ORing products for intelligent lighting control systems, which are successfully implemented in Poland.
Expert & Product Developer (Innovation Department)
Lodz Special Economic Zone
Product Developer with more than 12 years of experience, Co-Founder in GDT - Web3 Gaming Development Studio, Founder in Mileston3 Blockchain Center, Entrepreneur-In-Residence in LSEZ, Head of Product Development in FAME MMA Token, Mentor / Business Development and Strategic Advisor for startups, Co-Founder in several acceleration programs like S5 - the 5G technology accelerator, Startup Spark, Re_source, blockchain enthusiast and creative designer.
LEXcellence Legal Services
Dr Katarzyna Lasota Heller has over 20 years of experience in IT, IP and FinTech law. Managing Partner of LEXcellence –Swiss Law Firm in Baar (Zug). President of Swiss-Polish Blockchain Association. Dr Lasota deals with issues related to Blockchain, FinTech, NFTs and Metaverse on a daily basis. As a lecturer at Kozminski University in Warsaw and HSLU in Lucerne she lectures on FinTech Blockchain, IP, and Technology Law; an attorney at law admitted to practice in Switzerland and in Poland. Katarzyna received the doctoral degree in 2003 from Ludwig Maximilian University; as a scholar of the Max-Planck Institute in Munich. She is an alumnus of McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California, where she finished my LL.M. Studies in 2004. Over the years, she has worked for several large law firms in Munich, Warsaw and Vienna. Between 2010 and 2015 led a global compliance program of Naspers and PayU and was President of EDiMA. Katarzyna is passionate about FinTech economic disruption and data-driven economy. Wife, and mother of a teenage daughter, loves hiking in the Swiss Alps, and occasionally plays golf.
Quantitative modeler, co-founder
A data scientist that has been in blockchain space since 2017, mainly concerned with applications of data science, quantitative and financial modeling and financial innovations on blockchain. Prior to that he was working as a data scientist at Zalando and since then he has been among the team that founded SingularityNET, an online marketplace for AI services based on blockchain, that is today among top 100 projects in cryptocurrency. He worked with reputation systems on blockchain, building financial strategies for trading on DeFi (SingularityDAO) and several other projects. He has been developing research based AI applications, tools and models in web3. He is a cofounder of Cogito Protocol, that is creating a stablecoin that is independent from FIAT, decentralized and is utilizing AI methods for treasury management.
Rymarz Zdort Maruta
A legal advisor and a doctor of law, specializing in payment services, anti-money laundering, and counter-terrorism financing, as well as artificial intelligence and data utilization in the financial sector. The CEO of the start-up Ceforai, which provides support to companies in the AI & Data Governance field and implements ethical AI. Since September 2022, also serving as the President of the Board of the Polish Non-Bank Payment Institutions Organization. He has participated in numerous technological implementations for the financial sector, including banks, and has advised on the implementation of new regulations and the design of AML/CFT and data-driven solutions. He is a scientific editor of the commentary on the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Act (2023) and the author of the book "FINTECH - technology, finance, regulations. A practical guide for the financial innovation sector." He is an expert for the AILAWTECH foundation and a former deputy chairman of the working group on AI law and ethics at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. In his professional life, he has been associated with the Bank Handlowy, the National Bank of Poland, the Financial Supervision Authority, and the Bank Guarantee Fund. He has interned at the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He collaborates with the University of Silesia on digitization and artificial intelligence. He is a lecturer in postgraduate studies, including at the Warsaw University of Technology, the SGH, and the SWPS University, in the field of AI, Machine Learning, and FinTech.
COO and Founder
Accomplished tech entrepreneur with 20+ years of IT expertise in banking, payments, and asset management. Founded multiple successful companies, including acquired by Mastercard. Pioneered innovative solutions such as BLIK and globally recognized mobile banking applications, held executive positions in global financial institutions across 36 countries.
Director of the Innovation & Quality Department
Centralny Ośrodek Informatyki (COI)
From October 2021 to February 2023, the director of the Quality of e-Services
Department, and from November 2022, the director of the Innovation and Quality
Department at COI.
One of his greatest achievements was the introduction of a customer-centric approach at COI, where users of a given product (e.g., the flagship mObywatel application) have a real impact on how the product looks and functions in the end.
He is also a promoter of the government website "Digitization - Research and Design", where you can not only learn about the latest news from the department (and get to know its employees) but also test COI product prototypes and participate in their research.
Before joining the team at Centralny Ośrodek Informatyki, he served as a senior consultant at Capco, a global consulting firm specializing in technology and management and driving digital transformation in the financial services industry.
He is a graduate-to-be of the Executive MBA in English program at the Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw and a lecturer on digital business management at the Wrocław Banking School.
Head of Group ESG/CSR Governance | Group COO Office Executive
Kamila Wosińska is the Head of Global ESG/CSR Governance at GFT Technologies,
where she has been working for more than 5 years. On a day-to-day basis, she
manages the IT Client Compliance and ESG/CSR Governance departments in the
context of integrating ESG aspects into the GFT Group's business strategy,
especially in the area of systematizing and holistically integrating
non-financial factors into the company's operational processes. For more than 15
years, she has been managing people, planning, and implementing business
strategies in the IT, SSC, finance, banking, and consulting sectors.
Additionally, as an accredited business coach and mentor, she supports women in
their career development and market positioning and is a motivational conference
She graduated with a degree in International Economics (from the University of Lodz) and a postgraduate MBA (at EADA Business School in Barcelona).
Co-founder & Vice-President of the Management Board
At The Heart, Jędrzej is responsible for business development and strategic partnerships, working with the largest multinational corporations across European markets. He is responsible for setting up venture building units and joint ventures with corporate partners, from proof-of-concept stages to full market rollouts.
CEO and Founder
Prior WindTAK Ltd. Maciej worked in American and Polish startups, leading numerous project teams during his professional career in the USA, United Kingdom, and Poland. He is one of the creators of the aircraft propeller for the fastest prototype helicopter X^3 (pronounced "X cubed") by Airbus Helicopters, as well as a co-creator of the Polish channelized small wind turbine. Since 2018, he has been running a technological startup that specializes in producing solutions for the wind energy industry, including IoT devices that cooperate with the 5G network and cloud computing for clients in Poland and Canada.
Hamza is an accomplished Project Owner with over 8 years of experience, leading successful technology initiatives in diverse industries such as media and automotive aftermarket. He is the driving force behind City Sight, a revolutionary platform that is transforming the way businesses manage their store locations and marketing campaigns. By leveraging the power of crowdsourcing and blockchain technology, City Sight collects data from thousands of users around cities and rewards them with $CITY tokens for their contributions.
Urban Innovation Development Expert
Polish Development Fund
Weronika graduated from the University of Vienna at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. Former Project Manager in Mobile City Association for developing new & shared mobility in Poland. In the previous roles also data analyst creating intelligent forecasts for bike rental systems and predictive models for electricity demand forecasting.
Director of the Center for Urban Innovation
Master of Administration and Management at the University of Information
Technology and Management in Rzeszów, graduate of the University of Law and
Administration based in Przemyśl. In 2013, he defended his diploma thesis, the
subject of which was "Idleness of a public administration body".
From 2015, he participated in the creation of the first urban movement in Rzeszów - Rzeszów Smart City, gaining knowledge about social and scientific organizations operating in the city of Rzeszów. Co-founder of the creative space for startups "Kwadrat", where he managed a four-person communication team on behalf of the INUP foundation. Member of the board of Tadeusz Ferenc's Rzeszów Development Association. For many years, a social advisor to Konrad Fijołek, the Chairman of the City Council of Rzeszów and the current president of the city of Rzeszów.
From 2014, he was employed at the Rzeszów City Hall, and from 2021 as the director of the Urban Innovation Center - Urban Lab.
Founder Development of Głogów Residents - a social movement gathering local activists, residents interested in community issues and feeling responsible for the good of the commune. Among the initiatives undertaken by the movement were: health and environmental campaigns.
President of the Management Board of Caruma dealing with the implementation of solutions in the field of blockchain technology, distributed systems and mobile applications. Creator of one of the first blockchain projects in public administration through the digital CoperniCoin token used to promote the tourist area of Warmia and Mazur. Member of the Association of Blockchain Experts.
Department of Digitization and New Technologies
Rybnik City Hall
She has been associated with the local government for 17 years. Her career so far has been mainly related to obtaining external funds for the implementation of investments. She coordinates the smart city activities undertaken in the City of Rybnik and the implemented hydrogen project. Recently, she headed the Department of Digitization and New Technologies at the City Hall in Rybnik.
Director of Digitalization and Cybersecurity Office
Smart City Poznań
Michal Lakomski is the Mayor’s Proxy for Smart City and the Director of
Digitalization and Cybersecurity for the city of Poznan. A graduate of Poznan
University and a respected smart city expert. Michal has been the driving force
behind Poznan’s digital transformation since 2017.
Responsible for the implementation of innovative systems and e-services for both the residents of Poznan and the employees of Poznan City Hall. Michal is a champion of innovation with a keen interest in open data and new technologies. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.
Chief Digital Project Specialist
Smart City Poznań
Olga is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Currently, she is the Digital Projects Specialist and leader of the Smart Community section of the Smart City Team for Poznań City Hall. She is responsible for the implementation and realization of innovative solutions in the city, including the functioning and development of the city’s urban app. An activist for women’s rights and social equality, she supports activism and citizen-oriented policies that bring positive social change.
Certified program & project manager with many years of professional experience
gained in companies such as Asseco Poland, Orange Polska and Cap Gemini Ernst &
Young. Małgorzata has unique experience in both IT projects as well as
streamlining and reorganizing business processes or building new services "from
She has been working at KIR since 2019 as a Program Manager responsible for providing innovative services based on blockchain technology, i.e. Durable Medium 2.0 (awarded, among others, by Digital Excellence Awards 2021) or a system for reporting savings transactions in treasury bonds based on blockchain technology used by PKO BP and MF. Currently responsible for the development of the National Blockchain Network (Krajowa Sieć Blockchain) and related value-added services, including tokenization and integration with the metaverse (in the future). A graduate of the Faculty of International Management at the University of Economics in Krakow.
Passionate about using new technologies such as blockchain, AI or IoT to build new business models that create unique added value.
Business Development Manager
A developer since 2017, Hristo started working in the Blockchain space during the ICO boom of 2018. Since then, he's worked in trading and payments (e.g at onramper.com) as both a backend and a business developer. He joined Quanterall in 2021 as a Business developer and got deeper into blockchain integrations with IoT with their product AVERATO.
Agata currently holds a position as Blockchain Consultant at IBM and leads IBM’s blockchain practice for Central and Eastern Europe. She is also a vice president of the Polish Blockchain Association. Before joining IBM Agata coordinated and managed several blockchain startup projects as a founder and advisor. Since 2017 she has been involved in education and community building around blockchain and related technologies. She frequently appears as a guest lecturer and a speaker at conferences, webinars and university courses, and writes blog posts and articles related to blockchain. Her core areas of interests include: blockchain for business, business model and value design, self sovereign identity, web 3.0.
Polish Blockchain Association
Marcin has over 20 years of experience in the domestic and international IT industry and has been involved in blockchain technology since 2016. He participated in numerous blockchain conferences in Poland and Europe as a speaker. He works as a Technical Blockchain Consultant and is actively involved in blockchain projects at every stage of their implementation. His area of specialization includes validation of the initial business and technical concept with the final product, token economy, and token economy engineering. He also works as a Technical Outreach Specialist at the BSV Bitcoin Association based in Zug, Switzerland. Marcin is also a co-founder and president of the Blockchain Poland Association. The largest Polish organization promoting knowledge and building business relationships in the field of blockchain technology in Poland and CEE. Marcin is also involved in startups. He is the co-founder of Mysa, the first real estate tokenization project with the main award - AIBC Startup Pitch WINNER and BAIOT - a startup combining blockchain and devices of things (IoT) for industrial industries
Head of CEE Consulting & Analytics
Szymon has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. He joined Visa in 2019 where he is responsible for consulting services and Visa data for clients from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Hungary, combining unique experiences from consulting and banking industries. Prior to joining Visa, he worked for 7 years at Deloitte in strategic and operational consulting for financial institutions, as well as 8 years in retail and corporate banking.
Strategy and Development Director
A graduate of the Faculty of Management at the Poznań University of Economics
and Business, holding managerial positions since 2011, certified project manager
(PM Professional, PMI). For most of her professional life, she has been working
in the consulting industry - at Deloitte, she advised clients on project
management and financing innovative investments and R&D projects.
From 2016 related to the IT/cybersecurity industry. Since 2018, as a member of a key management team, he has been co-creating the technological startup ICsec S.A., which develops advanced products in the field of industrial cybersecurity. Katarzyna at ICsec is the Strategy and Development Director, focusing on innovative projects, non-equity financing, cooperation with technology partners and scientific units and scaling the company's operations. She also acts as the board representative for the Integrated Quality and Information Security Management System in accordance with the PN ISO 9001:2015 and PN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 standards. Katarzyna is a frequent speaker on industrial cybersecurity, including regulatory issues, and an author of expert commentaries in the media.
Digital Transformation Consulting
Krzysztof is an IT Manager with over 20+ years of versatile professional experience in IT with proven success in IT Operations, Management, Infrastructure and IT Security. He has an extensive experience in global financial organizations, government institutions, large international corporations from banking and insurance sector. Experienced in digital transformation and change management, developing, optimizing and implementing operational IT processes and delivering technology, providing secure, reliable and innovative solutions. Managed complex international ICT rollout projects, consistently improving service levels while reducing costs. Krzysztof is a result-oriented business transformation practitioner and cloud, blockchain, AI and IoT expert capable of developing and maintaining strong operational relationships across business stakeholders’ landscape. Certified IT Project Manager. Economic and IT education with MBA diploma.
Ecosystem Developer in the Innovation Department
Lodz Special Economic Zone
As an Ecosystem Developer in the Innovation Department of Lodz Special Economic
Zone, Magdalena is responsible for an open innovation process management between
technology start-ups and big players in various industries.
Magdalena has 10 years of experience in digital transformation, project management, and business and strategy development in startups, banks and consulting companies. She gained her experience i.e. at Cobin Angels, Solon Management Consulting, Simon Kucher & Partners and Rocket Internet. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics in finance and accounting
Magdalena is passionate about innovation and technology trends. She is a member of Trend House and leads the 'Art of Innovation' series of meetings at the Thursday Gatherings organized by Venture Cafe Warsaw Foundation.
Ahmad is a highly accomplished startup expert with over a decade of experience
in the field. He currently serves as a Director at Startup Grind, TechStars
Startup Digest, and Cobin Equity Crowdfunding. Throughout his career, Ahmad has
launched and scaled innovative ideas, combining his multidisciplinary education
in computer science, marketing, and behavioral science.
Ahmad has started several successful initiatives, including the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE and PwC Collider. He has acted as a senior manager in various sectors, including as Country Manager of thirty3, a Swiss digital product development company. Ahmad has over a decade of experience as a Blockchain advisor and is a mentor at numerous organizations, including Singularity University, TechStars, and Founder Institute.
As a sought-after public speaker, Ahmad has shared his expertise at conferences and events worldwide. He is an Ambassador at Cambridge Innovation Center and an Advisor at Consilience Group, aligning the interests of startups, venture capital investors, and experts to help turn innovative ideas into high-growth businesses. ö
Chief Commercial Officer
Jacek Figuła, Chief Commercial Officer of Billon, a company that reinvented the
Distributed Ledger Technology to manage money, tokens, data, and identity based
on its own blockchain layer. Also investor and advisor to cybersecurity
Before, 25+ years’ experience in sales leadership and team leading in global corporations, namely: Cisco, UPC, Nortel, DEC and Siemens. Most recently, at Cisco, Jacek has been leading the services and solution sales teams in CEE.
Holder of MBA at POU - Thames Valley University in London and MSc in Technology at EFP – Franco-Polish Grande Ecole.
Co-Founder and CEO
With 20 years' experience in compliance, analytics, and SaaS development, Pawel was founder and CEO of blockchain analytics company Coinfirm, taking it through Seed, ICO, Series A and B.Before working in web3, he was the Global Head of AML for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
CEO & Founder
A seasoned, self-driven serial entrepreneur (5 startups so far) with a number of
exits & 20+ years experience in technology & business. In the past, Pawel worked
for aerospace, fintechs, AI, and biotech companies. He exited 3 startups so far.
Crypto evangelist, DeFi maximalists & Investor. Recognized as Blockchain Expert
of The Year 2022 by USA Today.
He worked with the number of pure crypto companies such as GameSwift, Animal Concerts, Nakamoto Games, Synapse Network, Niftables, Cookie3 and many more as well as was bringing blockchain to traditional market business such as banks, gaming & entertainment sector eg. G2A, Citi Bank, Santander etc.
Pawel as hyper active public speaker and crypto evangelist speak very often on big global conferences such as NFT NYC, AIBC, Web Summit, ETH Europe (Warsaw and others), Consensus, etc. and engage into local initiatives like Crypto Mondays with Josh Lange, local community meetups, twitter spaces and everything that is bringing crypto to the masses and increasing the adoption.
Katarzyna Łaziuk, a deputy mayor of Mińsk Mazowiecki, supervises the work of the Education, Culture, and Social Care Departments. She is in charge of fundraising strategies and EU policy in the city. Involved in numerous projects on smart cities and sustainability. Cooperates with the ArchitectsPl Foundation in a field of implementing blockchain technology in urban space. In her work, she values cooperation and dialogue the most.
Aleksandra started working in the technology industry over 12 years ago. During this time, she has had the opportunity to work for consulting companies such as Accenture and technology solution providers like Microstrategy. In 2016, she founded her first startup, Together. Currently, Aleksandra works as an advisor and investor in startups using blockchain technology, as well as leading the technology team at the Bitcoin Association.
Jerzy specializes in management of flexible office spaces, community building,
new technologies and developing startups. Formerly Team Leader and Business
Development and Partnerships Manager at HubHub Warsaw and Community Development
Manager at TechHub Warsaw at Google Campus (Currently Google for Startups
Before his career in innovation and flexible office management, 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 he was 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). Graduate of the “Advanced Leadership Program” organized by Center for Leadership, of the "XXIII School of Political Leaders" organized by the School for Leaders Foundation, "NGO Professional Manager" course organized by the Social Thought Initiative Club and Collegium Civitas University and “Mentors4Starters” mentoring programme, where he was mentored by Grażyna Piotrowska-Oliwa, then CEO of Virgin Mobile Poland.
Member of the Executive Board at British Alumni Society, Member of the Supervisory Board at Warsaw.JS Foundation, Member of Programming Board at Venture Cafe Warsaw Foundation and Ambassador at Mentors4Starters programme.
E-health magazine OSOZ
Artur Olesch is a Berlin-based journalist and correspondent for digital
health-related topics. An author of 1000+ articles and health-IT reports.
Founder of the independent e-magazine aboutDigitalHealth.com, content writer,
speaker, conference moderator, mentor of med-tech startups and influential voice
on social media.
Artur describes the latest technological and scientific developments in medicine and their impact on the health sector today and in the future. Artur has worked with top-rated digital health magazines in Poland and Europe and leading healthcare and health IT organizations like The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), World Health Organization (WHO), Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies, World Bank and EIT Health. He is also a member of the SCIANA Healthcare Leaders Network.
Founder and CEO
Tomasz started his adventure with cryptocurrencies in 2012 and since then has
been associated with the cryptocurrency markets, and since 2017 with the
He launched the Blockchain Alliance initiative in 2018, which has transformed into a place for accelerating ventures based on web3 technology as Acceleration Hub.
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