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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.
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?
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?
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?
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
Programme Advisory Committee responsible for issuing opinions and recommendations on the program.
Keynotes, regular speakers and debate participants.
Full of keynotes first day and thematic paths of the second day.
Power Speech: Smart Business. Living Dangerously in the Digital World | 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.
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.
Expert Speech: Digital Banking | Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz (ZBP)
President of the Polish Bank Association. @ ZBP - Polish Bank Association
Expert Speech – Innovations in digital economy | Norbert Biedrzycki
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
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.
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?
Economic Journalist at Rzeczpospolita
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.
Managing Partner of CIONET in Poland. Runs community of 500+ digital leaders.
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)
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.
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.
Economic Journalist at Rzeczpospolita & Parkiet
Wrap-up by Rzeczpospolita
THEMATIC BLOCK – AI & BIG DATA
Keynote Speech: Autonomous cars – problems and challenges. What will change and how in your life? | 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
Expert Speech: AI powered assistants – future is now | 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.
Expert Speech: Machine Learning in the Big Data Era – how to overcome the most common technological obstacles and leverage your data? | Szymon Łukasik, PhD
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.
THEMATIC BLOCK – BLOCKCHAIN
Expert Speech: A digital world of values and trust based on protocols of distributed registers | Jacek Figuła
Blockchain Expert - Billon
Case Study: Distributed Ledger Technology impact on asset management industry | 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
Seweryn Rudnicki, PhD
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.
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.
The conference program provides thematic paths in selected issues:
AI & BIG DATA
INNOVATION & STARTUPS
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
Marii Konopnickiej 17,
tel. +48 12 354 23 00
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.
The entrance is free but it requires registration.
- Two days
- Conference kit
- Coffee breaks
- Lunch x2
- 300 tickets available
- Second day only
- Conference kit
- Coffee breaks
- 100 tickets available
- Partner options
- Media Support
- Lunch Packet
The major objectives that drive the conference program
Presentation of opportunities and threats accompanying digital transformation
Opportunities and threats
Searching for innovative solutions for digital transformation, automation, innovation, optimisation for the banking, finance, trade, insurance and accounting sector
Searching for innovative solutions
Tracking trends in the field of digitisation of banking, finance, insurance, trade and accounting
Education in the field of digitalisation of economics and processes accompanying digital transformation
Exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of digitisation of the banking, financial, insurance, commercial and accounting sector
Exchange of Knowledge
Creation of a place where representatives of the public sector, large financial and banking institutions, companies from the area of insurance, finance and accounting, FinTech and InsurTech startups, investors and representatives of capital funds can meet.
MEETING PLACE FOR INDUSTRY
Creation of an expert forum in the field of digitalisation of economics for the CEE region (Central & Eastern Europe)