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Digital Economy Forum

The forum is a place of meeting for the digital world and the world of modern economics, banking, finance, insurance and commerce. It is a meeting place for representatives of global financial and accounting corporations, local banks, local government officials, politicians as well as representatives of the start-up environment, which is responsible for innovation in the sector.

E-BANKING

The digitisation of banking and finance is currently the sphere of the economy that is experiencing the greatest and the fastest development. Do we, as a region, have a chance to become a key global player in this field? What reforms are necessary to improve work in the sector?

FIN-TECH

The FinTech sector is struggling with the issues of digital security, which in the era of cyber-attacks is becoming a real threat to the community. How to prevent cyber attacks? What are the trends in creating security solutions?

E-COMMERCE

What is the future of blockchain and bitcoin (cryptocurrency)? What is the future of the digitisation of the financial and banking sector? What trends do we observe? How do the futurologists forecast society and consumer behaviour?

FOR WHOM?

The confence is dedicated to the following groups and individuals

Anyone interested in digitisation of economy, banking, insurance, e- payment and e-commerce

For specialists and managers from the fin-tech, insur-tech and e-commerce sector

For directors and decision makers of the banking sector

For directors and decision makers of the insurance sector

For directors and decision makers of the financial and accounting sector

For specialists and managers from the e-commerce industry

The representatives present on the conference

Start-ups that create products and services for the financial, banking and insurance sector as well as huge corporations and enterprises focused around digital economy and banking
Decision-makers, leaders, chairmans and politicians
Investors and representatives of investment funds
Academic and scientific environments related to the area of ​​economics and digital transformation

PROGRAM BOARD

Programme Advisory Committee responsible for issuing opinions and recommendations on the program.

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Piotr Płoszajski, prof.

SGH

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Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz

ZBP - Polish Bank Association

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Jacek Czech

Polish Chamber of Commerce

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Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa

Startup Poland

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Jerzy Hausner, prof.

Department of Public Economy and Administration, UEK

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Piotr Alicki

Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa S.A [National Clearing House S.A.]

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Jarosław Gowin

Ministry of Science

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Bartosz Józefowski

Krakow Technology Park

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Anna Streżyńska

Former Minister of Digitization

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Barbara Nowakowska

PSIK

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Artur Kurasiński

kurasinski.com

SPEAKERS

Keynotes, regular speakers and debate participants.

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Piotr Płoszajski, prof.

SGH

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Bartosz Józefowski

Krakow Technology Park

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Seweryn Rudnicki, PhD

AGH-Univeristy of Science and Technology

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Aleksandra Przegalińska, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Mateusz Pawlak

Rzeczpospolita

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Artur Kurasiński

kurasinski.com

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Kuba Filipowski

Netguru

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Tomasz Wesołowski

2040.io

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Szymon Łukasik, PhD

Synerise

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Bartosz Górczyński

CIONET

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Marcin Chruściel

PIIT / Orange

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Sylwester Suszek

BitBay

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Michał Szymański

KRAJOWA IZBA ROZLICZENIOWA S.A [NATIONAL CLEARING HOUSE S.A.]

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Jacek Figuła

Billon

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Michał Pakuła

Billon

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Borys Stokalski

Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT)

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Norbert Biedrzycki

McKinsey Digital at CEE

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Robert Florczyk

Brown Brothers Harriman

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Piotr Towarek

Ministry of Finance (Aplikacje Krytyczne)

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Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz

ZBP - Polish Bank Association

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Łukasz Mamica, prof.

UEK

PROGRAM

Full of keynotes first day and thematic paths of the second day.

Rzeczpospolita

Coffee & Networking

Coffee & Networking

20mins

Main Hall

All

Rzeczpospolita

Gremi Media wydawca Rzeczpospolitej

http://www.rp.pl/

Rzeczpospolita

Opening by Rzeczpospolita

10mins

Rzeczpospolita

Gremi Media

http://www.rp.pl/

Borys Stokalski

Power Speech: Smart Business. Living Dangerously in the Digital World | Borys Stokalski

20mins

Main Hall

Borys Stokalski

President @ Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT)

Piotr Płoszajski, prof

Keynote Speech: The End of the Revolution. Towards a New Digital Normality | Piotr Płoszajski, prof.

45mins

Main Hall

Piotr Płoszajski, prof

Head of the Department of Management Theory at SGH. A member of supervisory boards and a corporate advisor. Lecturer at universities in Europe, USA, Ukraine, Japan, India and New Zealand.

Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz

Expert Speech: Digital Banking | Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz (ZBP)

30mins

Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz

President of the Polish Bank Association. @ ZBP - Polish Bank Association

TBD

Expert Speech – Innovations in digital economy | Norbert Biedrzycki

30mins

TBD

Coffee Break

15mins

Aleksandra Przegalińska, PhD

Keynote: AI as a disruptor of banking services | Aleksandra Przegalińska, PhD

During my speech I would like to refer to a recent neroscientific study our scientific team conducted. The study covers many aspects of human-bot interaction and has far-reaching consequences in the context of building both front-end and back-end bots and ways in which they can harvest data and smoothly interact with consumers. I would also like to refer to other branches of artificial intelligence and they way they disrupt fintech and the whole banking sector

45mins

Main Hall

Aleksandra Przegalińska, PhD

PhD in philosophy of artificial intelligence, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University, currently Research Fellow at the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.

Mateusz Pawlak

Expert Debate: Modern Technologies in Banking, finance, insurance and e-commerce – opportunities and risks

Moderator: Mateusz Pawlak (Rzeczpospolita) Speakers: Piotr Płoszajski (prof. SGH), Aleksandra Przegalińska (PhD, MIT),  Michał Pakuła (Billon), Michał Szymański (KIR), Borys Stokalski (PIIT)

  • New technologies are forcing changes on financial business. Banking on the Vistula River successfully implements innovations. Can the industry be a model for other areas of finance?
  • The insurers face huge challenges of innovative transformation. Will a relatively conservative industry meet the expectations of the market?
  • Expectations, needs and requirements of e-store customers are constantly growing. This creates the need for continuous improvements and innovations in this area. Is it possible to precisely define a business strategy and predict the reactions of buyers thanks to technologies?
  • Sharing economy, or the economy of sharing in the world of finance. How to face the new reality imposed by the internet community?

60mins

Main Hall

Mateusz Pawlak

Economic Journalist at Rzeczpospolita

Lunch Break

30mins

Bartosz Górczyński

Expert Speech – Manifestations of Business Digital Readiness | Bartosz Górczyński

Within Digital Excellence initiative more than 50 companies and executives shared their feedback around the topic of Digital Era Business Readiness. This program was run by the team CIONET Poland and Economy University in Wrocław. The result is Digital Excellence Readiness Model that presents 20+ manifestations of company readiness to compete in digital era. From Digital Strategic Perspective to Operational Efficiency through Digital Capabilities, Digital Customer and Transformational Capabilities. This presentation will explain the details of the model and key digital era challenges that were discussed within the program. You will get the freshest view on digital challenges from the polish market.

30mins

Main Hall

Bartosz Górczyński

Managing Partner of CIONET in Poland. Runs community of 500+ digital leaders.

Sylwestr Suszek

One-to-One Discussion: Cryptocurrencies – the currency of the future or a real threat? | An Expert vs. Economic Journalist

Sylwester Suszek (BitBay) VS. Mateusz Pawlak (Rzeczpospolita)

20mins

Main Hall

Sylwestr Suszek

Graduated from the Faculty of Management at the Jagiellonian University and studied MBA. Since 2014 he is a CEO of BitBay – the largest cryptocurrency trading platform in Central and Eastern Europe, one of the top exchanges in the world. From September 2016 he is also CEO of BitBayPay, a service which offers innovative solutions for fast, convenient and international Bitcoin payments. Sylwester is a Member of the Polish Bitcoin Association, cryptocurrency evangelist and a specialist in payments using cryptocurrency. As a member of the team at the Ministry of Digitization, he is a partner of financial and state institutions in the area of ​​increasing the security of cryptocurrency trading. He was a speaker at conferences: Techmine Innovations, Forum on Electronic Media Law, SGC Bitcoin Seminar, Polish Cards and Systems, Digital Money & Currency Forum, TAPT 2015 and 2016, Fintech Digital Congress 2016 and Industrial Forum in Karpacz 2016.

Mateusz Pawlak

Expert Debate: The Social Aspect of Digitization – what are the factors of growing consumer confidence in institutions that are in the process of digital transformation?

Moderator: Mateusz Pawlak (Rzeczpospolita) Speakers: Bartosz Górczyński (CIO NET), Marcin Cebula (BitBay), Piotr Towarek (Aplikacje Krytyczne, Ministerstwo Finansów), Marcin Chruściel (PIIT / Orange), prof. Łukasz Mamica (GAP-UEK) Main Theses of the Debate:

  • Building customer trust is the key to the success of the digital revolution. What companies and financial institutions should do to make their recipients feel safe in the new technologies environment?
  • In 2020, maturity will be achieved by people whose adolescence and youth have passed in a completely digitized world. It's so-called "C generation" (connected). How should organizations adapt to this new wave of the community?
  • Digitization is often a complex and painful business change in organizations. What are the consequences of digitalization for a modern company?
  • Trust is also a capital that flows ever wider stream to business ventures that have built their identity from the beginning based on digital technology. Transparency of operation is a key factor in building trust in the market.
  • Cryptocurrencies and blockchain is a breakthrough Internet technology, and using it as a means of payment is just one of its possible applications.
   

55mins

Mateusz Pawlak

Economic Journalist at Rzeczpospolita & Parkiet

Wrap-up by Rzeczpospolita

10mins

Networking

50mins

Batosz Józefowski

Opening | Bartosz Józefowski (KPT)

10mins

Batosz Józefowski

Scale Up Manager at Krakow Technology Park @ Krakow Technology Park

http://www.rp.pl/

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THEMATIC BLOCK – AI & BIG DATA

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Artur Kurasiński

Keynote Speech: Autonomous cars – problems and challenges. What will change and how in your life? | Artur Kurasiński

In this presentation, Artur goes over the most commonly asked questions about autonomous cars. What rules of the road will become a thing of the past, and how will insurance be affected? You can’t understand autonomous vehicles without understanding basic and essential questions. In this concise overview that covers everything you’re wondering about autonomous vehicles in a nutshell.

40mins

Artur Kurasiński

Blogger, High-Tech Expert @ kursinski.com Entrepreneur focused on supporting and investing in technology projects. Mentor (including Google Launchpad), blogger (kurasinski.com) and active industry commentator. Co-author of the series of meetings for startups Aula Polska and Aulera awards. Privately, he is the father of two daughters, a lover of indoor football and Role Playing Games

Tomasz Wesołowski

Expert Speech: AI powered assistants – future is now | Tomasz Wesołowski

Artificial intelligence has entered our lives rapidly. Only in a few years we will be able to fully benefit from its benefits thanks to the widespread use of so-called intelligent assistants. During the presentation, I will tell you more about current market adoption as well as what will change in the following months. We will discuss the future when each of us will have digital assistant who will help him not only at work, but also at home.

30mins

Tomasz Wesołowski

CEO & co-founder at 2040.io He spent last 15 years in the internet-industry as a entrepreneur, advisor, and board member of several companies. Founder and managing director of one of the biggest polish software ouses (grown from 2 to 200 employees). After M&A process he made an exit with selling his shares, and now he is involved in creating an intelligent assistant Edward, as a cofounder and CEO of 2040.io. Co-founder of Krakow Artificial Intelligence Meetup Group, interested in modern user interfaces, and social aspects of artificial intelligence. He was also a co-founder and board member of PROFEO – the community for professionals (Polish Linkedin competitor), founder of Techcamp – biggest Polish technological barcamp meetings and co-founder of Ecommerce director’s club.

Szymon Łukasik

Expert Speech: Machine Learning in the Big Data Era – how to overcome the most common technological obstacles and leverage your data? | Szymon Łukasik, PhD

Enormous growth of our ability to acquire and store potentially useful data met in recent years with a variety of technological constraints. They are predominantly related with our limited capabilities to extract knowledge from complex data sources. The aim of this talk is to present main challenges connected with Big Data and strategies user by machine learning to tackle them harnessing the value in data - oil of the XXI century.

20mins

Szymon Łukasik

Data analysis specialist at Synerise, as well as lecturer and researcher at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and the Institute of Systems Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. PhD in technical sciences in the specialty of data analysis, computational intelligence and parallel and distributed computing.

Coffee Break

15mins

THEMATIC BLOCK – BLOCKCHAIN

Jacek Figuła

Expert Speech: A digital world of values ​​and trust based on protocols of distributed registers | Jacek Figuła

20mins

Jacek Figuła

Blockchain Expert - Billon

Robert Florczyk

Case Study: Distributed Ledger Technology impact on asset management industry | Robert Florczyk

We would very much like to invite you to a lecture about Fundchain presented by BBH technology leader Robert Florczyk.
He is going to share with you the concept of Fundchain and its possible implementation and future in banking and financial industries.
BBH is one of the banking industry market players understanding the need to use the most recent technology trends and the beneficial outcome of adopting state of the art tools  and solutions.

20mins

Robert Florczyk

Helped Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. to growth its IT site in Krakow to over 300 employees in 3 years. Prior to joining BBH he had worked for over 10 years with banks in Europe and Asia to deliver various technological solutions. He is focused on promoting positive workplace culture and creating more opportunities for development. Robert’s work is split between growing the company and working with the team on all areas of emerging technologies. He enjoys work with smart, positive and talented people.

THEMATIC BLOCK – INNOVATION & STARTUPS

Seweryn Rudnicki, PhD

Keynote Speech: Forget geniuses, build innovation cultures! | Seweryn Rudnicki, PhD

Great visionaries and their eureka moments dominate the popular imagination. Yet there is
enough scientific evidence that innovation thrives in very specific environments. Innovation
cultures – as they are called – facilitate communication and knowledge sharing, embrace risk
and ambiguity, foster individual growth and perseverance. Learn about the elements of
cultures of innovation and build them yourself!

30mins

Seweryn Rudnicki, PhD

Bartosz Józefowski

Expert Debate: What is the culture of innovation and what is the role of Polish start-ups in its creation?

Moderator: Bartosz Józefowski (KPT) Speakers: Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa (Startup Poland), Jakub Filipowski (Netguru), Barbara Nowakowska (PSIK), Artur Kurasiński (kurasinski.com), Tomasz Wesołowski (2040.io) Main Theses of the Debate

  • What is new in management culture, others in the world of startups vs. traditional business? What startups can teach the rest of the business?
  • What is the role of startups and the environments around them in the innovative economy?
  • What is the strength of startups? What are their weaknesses? Which elements of organizational culture influence this? - What are the difficulties faced by startup leaders in the pursuit of success - what definitely helps and what hinders?
  • Can we say that we have started to leave the phase of apps and gadgets for more mature projects? Solving the so-called serious issues and deep tech activities?
  • In which industries or segments do Poles have a real chance of competing globally?
  • How important will topics related to reluctance and fear in the face of new technologies be in the coming years?
  • What is the role of the state and institutions in the development of the culture of innovation at the national level?
  • What innovation has really improved your life in 2017? It can be something small.
 

40mins

Bartosz Józefowski

Scale Up Manager at Krakow Technology Park @ Krakow Technology Park Member of the Board at seed investment fund FZKPT. Between 2013- 2017 responsible for all the startup activities of Krakow Technology Park, currently coordinator of the KPT ScaleUp startup acceleration programme. Heavily involved in Krakow startup ecosystem and also engaged in Startup Poland Foundation. Fascinated with behavioural economy and new technologies. Father of two daughters, fan of the Beatles.

Lunch

40mins

THEMATIC BLOCKS

The conference program provides thematic paths in selected issues:

BLOCKCHAIN

AI & BIG DATA

INNOVATION & STARTUPS

venue

Located in the very heart of Kraków, the ICE Congress Centre is the business and cultural flagship of the city. The Conference Hall Complex with adjustable moving walls and a three-level glazed foyer provides an astounding view of the panorama of Krakow, including the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill.

ICE Kraków Congress Centre

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Marii Konopnickiej 17,
Kraków 30-302
tel. +48 12 354 23 00

more information

The digital banking, FinTech, InsurTech and e-commerce sectors are key industries for the Central & Eastern Europe economy.

Do we, as a region, have a chance to become a key global player in this field? What reforms are necessary to improve work in the sector?

Digital Economy is, in our view, not only the Internet economy, but all economic processes that are subject to digitisation. It leads us to network economics, exchange economics and, finally, to value economics.

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Contact

Our team responsible for program, organization and communication

Justyna Pawlak – Mihułka

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
justyna.mihulka@rp.pl

Agnieszka Mężyńska

SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR
agnieszka.mezynska@rp.pl

Katarzyna Marchel

EVENT MANAGER
katarzyna.marchel@rp.pl

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