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Bartosz Bielenia

Actor

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Bartosz Bielenia

Actor

06.03.2021

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Bartosz Bielenia is a Polish stage and film actor, most renowned for his critically-acclaimed performance in “Corpus Christi”, a Polish picture nominated for the Best International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards. During his studies at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow (which he had graduated from in 2016), Bartosz made his theatrical debut in 2013, playing in Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” at the Bagatela Theatre in Crakow. In the following years, he performed at the National Stary Theater in Cracow. Since 2018 onwards he has been acting in Warsaw’s New Theater. As for Bielenia’s film career, he appeared in films such as “Disco Polo”, “Clergy”, and “Prime Time”, premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. He also received the Zbigniew Cybulski Award, the Shooting Star Award for best young European actor.

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Bartosz Bielenia

Actor

Bartosz Bielenia is a Polish stage and film actor, most renowned for his critically-acclaimed performance in “Corpus Christi”, a Polish picture nominated for the Best International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards. During his studies at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow (which he had graduated from in 2016), Bartosz made his theatrical debut in 2013, playing in Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” at the Bagatela Theatre in Crakow. In the following years, he performed at the National Stary Theater in Cracow. Since 2018 onwards he has been acting in Warsaw’s New Theater. As for Bielenia’s film career, he appeared in films such as “Disco Polo”, “Clergy”, and “Prime Time”, premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. He also received the Zbigniew Cybulski Award, the Shooting Star Award for best young European actor.

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Bolesław Racięski

Panel Moderator

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Bolesław Racięski

Panel Moderator

14.01.2020

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Bolesław Racięski, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of „Artes Liberales”. He was awarded a grant from Polish National Science Centre and currently researches relationships between European film funds and Latin American filmmakers.  He teaches film history and other film related courses at the University of Warsaw and Warsaw Film School, while also dabbling in YouTube (Ekrany FIlm&Media channel) and podcasting (Ścieżka dźwiękowa: podcast filmowy).

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14.01.2020

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Bolesław Racięski

Panel Moderator

Bolesław Racięski, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of „Artes Liberales”. He was awarded a grant from Polish National Science Centre and currently researches relationships between European film funds and Latin American filmmakers.  He teaches film history and other film related courses at the University of Warsaw and Warsaw Film School, while also dabbling in YouTube (Ekrany FIlm&Media channel) and podcasting (Ścieżka dźwiękowa: podcast filmowy).

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Ewa Puszczyńska

Film Producer

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Ewa Puszczyńska

Film Producer

06.03.2021

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Ewa Puszczyńska is a prominent Polish film producer known, among others, for such pictures as Ida (Academy Award for the Best International Feature Film, BAFTA Film Award) and Cold War (three nominations for the Academy Award, European Film Award), both by Paweł Pawlikowski, The Captain by Robert Schwentke, or Kill It and Leave this Town by Mariusz Wilczyński. Her latest picture, Fools by Tomasz Wasilewski, is currently at the stage of post production. She is also working on a yet to be titled Jonathan Glazer’s project. For many years, Ewa Puszczyńska has been working at the Opus Film studio, initially producing commercials and since 2005 – feature films. In 2016 she founded the Extreme Emotions studio, with which she produced films such as Quo Vadis, Aida? and Hostages. Ewa Puszczyńska is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the European Film Academy, of which she was a member of the board in the years 2015-2020. “Variety” included her in its list of 500 most influential business leaders in the film industry.

 

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Ewa Puszczyńska

Film Producer

Ewa Puszczyńska is a prominent Polish film producer known, among others, for such pictures as Ida (Academy Award for the Best International Feature Film, BAFTA Film Award) and Cold War (three nominations for the Academy Award, European Film Award), both by Paweł Pawlikowski, The Captain by Robert Schwentke, or Kill It and Leave this Town by Mariusz Wilczyński. Her latest picture, Fools by Tomasz Wasilewski, is currently at the stage of post production. She is also working on a yet to be titled Jonathan Glazer’s project. For many years, Ewa Puszczyńska has been working at the Opus Film studio, initially producing commercials and since 2005 – feature films. In 2016 she founded the Extreme Emotions studio, with which she produced films such as Quo Vadis, Aida? and Hostages. Ewa Puszczyńska is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the European Film Academy, of which she was a member of the board in the years 2015-2020. “Variety” included her in its list of 500 most influential business leaders in the film industry.

 

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Jan P. Matuszyński

Film Director

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Jan P. Matuszyński

Film Director

06.03.2021

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Jan P. Matuszyński is one of the most promising Polish directors of the young generation. He graduated in Film Directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice and completed the course in Documentary at the Wajda School in Warsaw. His films were repeatedly presented at film festivals in Poland and abroad. He is a director of documentary Deep Love, which was awarded, among others, on Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, Kraków Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. His feature film debut The Last Family was honoured with numerous awards in Poland and abroad. It was hailed as “the most artistically mature debut of recent years”. The film was awarded, among others, the Golden Lion, the Journalists' Award and the Audience Award at the Gdynia Film Festival.
Jan P. Matuszyńśki is also a director of such TV series as The Border, The Second Chance (fourth season) and The Illegals. In 2020, he directed the TV series The King based on a novel by Szczepan Twardoch. The latest feature film by Matuszyński is titled Żeby nie było śladów and is a story of Grzegorz Przemyk.

 

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Jan P. Matuszyński

Film Director

Jan P. Matuszyński is one of the most promising Polish directors of the young generation. He graduated in Film Directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice and completed the course in Documentary at the Wajda School in Warsaw. His films were repeatedly presented at film festivals in Poland and abroad. He is a director of documentary Deep Love, which was awarded, among others, on Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, Kraków Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. His feature film debut The Last Family was honoured with numerous awards in Poland and abroad. It was hailed as “the most artistically mature debut of recent years”. The film was awarded, among others, the Golden Lion, the Journalists' Award and the Audience Award at the Gdynia Film Festival.
Jan P. Matuszyńśki is also a director of such TV series as The Border, The Second Chance (fourth season) and The Illegals. In 2020, he directed the TV series The King based on a novel by Szczepan Twardoch. The latest feature film by Matuszyński is titled Żeby nie było śladów and is a story of Grzegorz Przemyk.

 

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Marek Tejchman

Deputy Editor in Chief of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

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Deputy Editor in Chief of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

06.03.2021

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Journalist specializing in economy and international affairs. Currently leading the news team in the biggest business newspaper in Poland (Dziennik Gazeta Prawna). Between 2007 and 2015 anchor and commentator  for TVN CNBC and TVN 24 news broadcasters. Previously working in Polsat and Radio TOK FM where he held post of deputy editor in chief.

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Marek Tejchman

Deputy Editor in Chief of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Journalist specializing in economy and international affairs. Currently leading the news team in the biggest business newspaper in Poland (Dziennik Gazeta Prawna). Between 2007 and 2015 anchor and commentator  for TVN CNBC and TVN 24 news broadcasters. Previously working in Polsat and Radio TOK FM where he held post of deputy editor in chief.

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Ireneusz Piecuch

Senior Partner at DGTL LAW

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Ireneusz Piecuch

Senior Partner at DGTL LAW

06.03.2021

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Business and IT law expert leading own firm for the last decade. In that time, he worked for over 7 years with international law firm CMS as Global Co-Head of Telco and TMT Leader for CEE. Previously, between 2013 and 2015, deputy CEO responsible for strategy, international relations and IT at Poczta Polska. Before 2010, ​head of the legal department and board member of IBM Poland as well as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Telekomunikacja Polska (later Orange). In the past, member of several supervisory and advisory boards, including inter alia Emitel, Wirtualna Polska, KGHM and PKP PLK.

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Ireneusz Piecuch

Senior Partner at DGTL LAW

Business and IT law expert leading own firm for the last decade. In that time, he worked for over 7 years with international law firm CMS as Global Co-Head of Telco and TMT Leader for CEE. Previously, between 2013 and 2015, deputy CEO responsible for strategy, international relations and IT at Poczta Polska. Before 2010, ​head of the legal department and board member of IBM Poland as well as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Telekomunikacja Polska (later Orange). In the past, member of several supervisory and advisory boards, including inter alia Emitel, Wirtualna Polska, KGHM and PKP PLK.

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Krzysztof Izdebski

Board Member and Program Director of the ePaństwo Foundation

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Board Member and Program Director of the ePaństwo Foundation

06.03.2021

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Board Member and Policy Director of ePaństwo Foundation (EPF) and a Board Member of Consul Democracy Foundation. He is a lawyer specialized in access to public information and re-use of public sector information. Krzysztof is particularly interested in the impact technologies have on democracy and citizen-state relations. He is the author of publications on freedom of information, technology and public administration, including recently published „alGOVrithms The State of Play. Report on Algorithms Usage in Government-Citizens Relations in Czechia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia.”

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Krzysztof Izdebski

Board Member and Program Director of the ePaństwo Foundation

Board Member and Policy Director of ePaństwo Foundation (EPF) and a Board Member of Consul Democracy Foundation. He is a lawyer specialized in access to public information and re-use of public sector information. Krzysztof is particularly interested in the impact technologies have on democracy and citizen-state relations. He is the author of publications on freedom of information, technology and public administration, including recently published „alGOVrithms The State of Play. Report on Algorithms Usage in Government-Citizens Relations in Czechia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia.”

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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha

Market Counsel IBM Central and Eastern Europe

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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha

Market Counsel IBM Central and Eastern Europe

06.03.2021

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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha is the Head of the Legal Department for Central and Eastern Europe of IBM, a global leader in Hybrid Cloud and AI. In her role, Aleksandra leads a team of lawyers responsible for legal matters in the 29 countries of the region.

 

Aleksandra has 20 years of in-house and private practice experience and deep knowledge of commercial, corporate, IT laws and international practices, and legal department management. Prior to her current role, Aleksandra held several positions in the IBM Legal Department and served as IBM Trust & Compliance Officer for the region. Prior to joining IBM in 2006, she practiced law in international law firms in Warsaw and London. She studied law in Poland and the Netherlands and management at the Warsaw School of Economics. She is admitted to the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law.

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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha

Market Counsel IBM Central and Eastern Europe

Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha is the Head of the Legal Department for Central and Eastern Europe of IBM, a global leader in Hybrid Cloud and AI. In her role, Aleksandra leads a team of lawyers responsible for legal matters in the 29 countries of the region.

 

Aleksandra has 20 years of in-house and private practice experience and deep knowledge of commercial, corporate, IT laws and international practices, and legal department management. Prior to her current role, Aleksandra held several positions in the IBM Legal Department and served as IBM Trust & Compliance Officer for the region. Prior to joining IBM in 2006, she practiced law in international law firms in Warsaw and London. She studied law in Poland and the Netherlands and management at the Warsaw School of Economics. She is admitted to the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law.

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram

Advocate at Clifford Chance

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Advocate at Clifford Chance

06.03.2021

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram – attorney-at-law and social activist, works with NGOs on developing a civic society and protecting the rule of law and systemic changes in the justice system. She is in charge of the pro bono activity of law firm Clifford Chance, Janicka, Namiotkiewicz, Krużewski i wspólnicy sp.k. Co-founder of the Justice Defense Committee and Free Courts that monitor and archive political pressure on judges and lawyers, giving them legal aid. Regularly participates in legislative processes in Parliament as an expert in parliamentary Constitutional Governance and Reform of the Justice System groups. She regularly participates in European Commission meetings, where she presents a civic and expert view of the changes taking place in the Polish justice system.

 

Sylwia represents national and sexual minorities, victims of violence and police brutality before courts. She appears before the EU Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights in key proceedings on the independence of courts and judges. She has repeatedly represented Supreme Court judges in court.

 

Originator and executor of the “Constitution Week” civic campaign, an educational project held regularly in schools throughout Poland, for raising Constitutional and human rights awareness among children.

 

Responsible at Clifford Chance in Warsaw for the pro bono practice since 2006. Winner of the “Golden Paragraph” as best lawyer in Poland, also listed in the Forbes “Most influential women in Poland” ranking for 2020.

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram

Advocate at Clifford Chance

Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram – attorney-at-law and social activist, works with NGOs on developing a civic society and protecting the rule of law and systemic changes in the justice system. She is in charge of the pro bono activity of law firm Clifford Chance, Janicka, Namiotkiewicz, Krużewski i wspólnicy sp.k. Co-founder of the Justice Defense Committee and Free Courts that monitor and archive political pressure on judges and lawyers, giving them legal aid. Regularly participates in legislative processes in Parliament as an expert in parliamentary Constitutional Governance and Reform of the Justice System groups. She regularly participates in European Commission meetings, where she presents a civic and expert view of the changes taking place in the Polish justice system.

 

Sylwia represents national and sexual minorities, victims of violence and police brutality before courts. She appears before the EU Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights in key proceedings on the independence of courts and judges. She has repeatedly represented Supreme Court judges in court.

 

Originator and executor of the “Constitution Week” civic campaign, an educational project held regularly in schools throughout Poland, for raising Constitutional and human rights awareness among children.

 

Responsible at Clifford Chance in Warsaw for the pro bono practice since 2006. Winner of the “Golden Paragraph” as best lawyer in Poland, also listed in the Forbes “Most influential women in Poland” ranking for 2020.

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Rafał Brzoska

CEO of InPost

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CEO of InPost

06.03.2021

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Mr. Brzoska is the Founder and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at InPost. He serves as Supervisory Board Member at Sales Manago. Mr. Rafal Brzoska is a Co-Founder and serves as Venture Partner and Advisor at bValue Angels VC. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at easyPack. He created a nationwide network of door drops and addressed marketing materials distribution, turning Integer into the leader on the distribution market in Poland. InPost, which has been operating for just a few years, already competes successfully with the Polish postal services monopolist, Poczta Polska. Rafał Brzoska is an experienced manager, an expert in newly created markets with a high potential for growth. Between 1999 and 2001 he held the position of the Sales Manager in SENIORET, an Internet service provider, and was its co-owner and administrator at the same time. Since 1999 he has been a commercial proxy and a co-owner of Integer S.C. Since June 2001 Rafał Brzoska is also a Management Member in Integer Sp. z o.o., which is known by the name of Integer.pl since 2002. Since 12 April 2006, he also holds the position of the President of the Board of Directors and the Sales Manager in InPost Sp. In 2007 Rafał Brzoska founded Integer.pl, which he successfully introduced to the Warsaw Stock Exchange 30 October 2007. Rafał Brzoska’s managerial abilities and innovative approach to business are corroborated by the Manager of the Year title he won in Magellan’s Laurels contest organized by the Association of the Cracow University of Economics’ Graduates. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award. Rafał Brzoska was, therefore, among the best managers in Poland, who stand out for their ethical conduct in business. Rafał Brzoska graduated from Management and Marketing studies at the Cracow University of Economics. He is interested in stock market analysis and the literature on financial markets.

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Rafał Brzoska

CEO of InPost

Mr. Brzoska is the Founder and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at InPost. He serves as Supervisory Board Member at Sales Manago. Mr. Rafal Brzoska is a Co-Founder and serves as Venture Partner and Advisor at bValue Angels VC. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at easyPack. He created a nationwide network of door drops and addressed marketing materials distribution, turning Integer into the leader on the distribution market in Poland. InPost, which has been operating for just a few years, already competes successfully with the Polish postal services monopolist, Poczta Polska. Rafał Brzoska is an experienced manager, an expert in newly created markets with a high potential for growth. Between 1999 and 2001 he held the position of the Sales Manager in SENIORET, an Internet service provider, and was its co-owner and administrator at the same time. Since 1999 he has been a commercial proxy and a co-owner of Integer S.C. Since June 2001 Rafał Brzoska is also a Management Member in Integer Sp. z o.o., which is known by the name of Integer.pl since 2002. Since 12 April 2006, he also holds the position of the President of the Board of Directors and the Sales Manager in InPost Sp. In 2007 Rafał Brzoska founded Integer.pl, which he successfully introduced to the Warsaw Stock Exchange 30 October 2007. Rafał Brzoska’s managerial abilities and innovative approach to business are corroborated by the Manager of the Year title he won in Magellan’s Laurels contest organized by the Association of the Cracow University of Economics’ Graduates. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award. Rafał Brzoska was, therefore, among the best managers in Poland, who stand out for their ethical conduct in business. Rafał Brzoska graduated from Management and Marketing studies at the Cracow University of Economics. He is interested in stock market analysis and the literature on financial markets.

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Kamil Wiszowaty

CEO of Group One Media

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CEO of Group One Media

06.03.2021

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Kamil Wiszowaty has been involved with the media industry for over 13  years. Transferring from the Initiative Media’s digital cell, he joined Value  Media 12 years ago. Since 2015, he has been responsible for the  management of the media house Value Media, which is the part of the  largest independent communication group – Group One. As the CEO of Group One Media for the past 4 years, he spearheads all media  companies, successfully structuring their development and the „one team”  idea. Additionally, he is a co-founder of the One stop shop for the e-commerce agency SalesTube, content marketing agency Labcon and media house RL Media, which he also manages. Even though he states that „the best is still ahead of him”, as his greatest success he considers participating in the creation of Group One and winning with Value Media the title of the MMP’s Media House of the year in 2017 (MMP – best media industry magazine in Poland). Among other things, he is a three-time nominee for the magazine’s Press AD wo/ MAN of the Year award. Kamil Wiszowaty is also a member of the jury of the most important industry competitions, such as: Effie Awards Europe and Mixx Awards. He graduated from the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw, where he studied the faculty of Political Sciences. Privately, he is a happy father of two children and an active charity activist with a passion for politics and travelling to the hottest parts of the world.

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CEO of Group One Media

Kamil Wiszowaty has been involved with the media industry for over 13  years. Transferring from the Initiative Media’s digital cell, he joined Value  Media 12 years ago. Since 2015, he has been responsible for the  management of the media house Value Media, which is the part of the  largest independent communication group – Group One. As the CEO of Group One Media for the past 4 years, he spearheads all media  companies, successfully structuring their development and the „one team”  idea. Additionally, he is a co-founder of the One stop shop for the e-commerce agency SalesTube, content marketing agency Labcon and media house RL Media, which he also manages. Even though he states that „the best is still ahead of him”, as his greatest success he considers participating in the creation of Group One and winning with Value Media the title of the MMP’s Media House of the year in 2017 (MMP – best media industry magazine in Poland). Among other things, he is a three-time nominee for the magazine’s Press AD wo/ MAN of the Year award. Kamil Wiszowaty is also a member of the jury of the most important industry competitions, such as: Effie Awards Europe and Mixx Awards. He graduated from the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw, where he studied the faculty of Political Sciences. Privately, he is a happy father of two children and an active charity activist with a passion for politics and travelling to the hottest parts of the world.

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Marcin Kuśmierz

CEO of Shoper

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CEO of Shoper

06.03.2021

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Marcin Kuśmierz is a visionary entrepreneur with a long track record of successful management. With the beginning of 2021, Marcin was appointed CEO of Shoper – a leading e-commerce solution provider in the CEE. He also serves as a member of the supervisory and the advisory boards at Krajowy Integrator Płatności (Tpay), R2G Polska (apaczka), Fly On the Cloud, Acronis and CloudBlue. Previously, as CEO of home.pl, the largest cloud service provider for SMBs in Poland and CEE, Marcin built one of the most effective cloud industry companies. He was also in charge of international expansion in emerging markets at IONOS CE. Two-time winner of “CEO of the year” awards in the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and the Manager Magazine contests. In the past, he worked for the ITI Group and TVN television as Director of Research and Development and Director of Mobile Services. A passionate admirer of new communication and collaboration technologies and value-driven companies.

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CEO of Shoper

Marcin Kuśmierz is a visionary entrepreneur with a long track record of successful management. With the beginning of 2021, Marcin was appointed CEO of Shoper – a leading e-commerce solution provider in the CEE. He also serves as a member of the supervisory and the advisory boards at Krajowy Integrator Płatności (Tpay), R2G Polska (apaczka), Fly On the Cloud, Acronis and CloudBlue. Previously, as CEO of home.pl, the largest cloud service provider for SMBs in Poland and CEE, Marcin built one of the most effective cloud industry companies. He was also in charge of international expansion in emerging markets at IONOS CE. Two-time winner of “CEO of the year” awards in the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and the Manager Magazine contests. In the past, he worked for the ITI Group and TVN television as Director of Research and Development and Director of Mobile Services. A passionate admirer of new communication and collaboration technologies and value-driven companies.

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Michał Brański

Chief Strategy Officer at Wirtualna Polska

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Chief Strategy Officer at Wirtualna Polska

06.03.2021

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Co-founder of the o2.pl mail and portal. He is responsible for the  strategy and development of Grupa WP’s key brands and services. For  the Wirtualna Polska acquisition transaction, together with Jacek  Świderski and Krzysztof Sierota, in 2014 he was awarded the Leader of  Business title in the 48th Forbes Ranking and the Forbes 2015 Player of  the Year in the New Technology category. In 2014, he was awarded the  Person of the Year title in the MIXX Awards competition. He studied  management and marketing at the Warsaw School of Economics. Active  participant in debates on the development of technologies in Poland and  their impact on the environment. In his private life, he is a keen  basketball player.

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Michał Brański

Chief Strategy Officer at Wirtualna Polska

Co-founder of the o2.pl mail and portal. He is responsible for the  strategy and development of Grupa WP’s key brands and services. For  the Wirtualna Polska acquisition transaction, together with Jacek  Świderski and Krzysztof Sierota, in 2014 he was awarded the Leader of  Business title in the 48th Forbes Ranking and the Forbes 2015 Player of  the Year in the New Technology category. In 2014, he was awarded the  Person of the Year title in the MIXX Awards competition. He studied  management and marketing at the Warsaw School of Economics. Active  participant in debates on the development of technologies in Poland and  their impact on the environment. In his private life, he is a keen  basketball player.

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Magdalena Dziewguć

Country Manager of Google Cloud Poland

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Magdalena Dziewguć

Country Manager of Google Cloud Poland

06.03.2021

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Magdalena Dziewguć is a manager with many years of experience in the new technologies sector. She studied law and psychology. Magda holds an Executive MBA from SGH and completed the GMP at Harvard Business School. She has been working for Google since 2014. Additionally from 2019 she holds a seat  in the Supervisory Board of BNP Paribas Bank and Politechnika Wrocławska. Before that she was a vice-chair of Exatel SA and a member of a number of supervisory boards. Since the year 2000, she co-created a telecommunications services market for online business for companies such as Orange and Plus. She is the co-founder of Digital University and LiderSHE in Poland.  

 

Magda’s expertise focuses on new technologies and their impact on business processes within organisations. It helped her to lead number of digital transformations. She is an expert in the fields of innovation, restructuring and building the culture of engagement and partnership. On a daily basis, she is a mum of three: Adam, Franek and Sonia. She actively works on projects which develop the presence of women in the public sphere. Magda strongly believes that two factors change the world for the better: new technologies and more decisions taken by women.   

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Magdalena Dziewguć

Country Manager of Google Cloud Poland

Magdalena Dziewguć is a manager with many years of experience in the new technologies sector. She studied law and psychology. Magda holds an Executive MBA from SGH and completed the GMP at Harvard Business School. She has been working for Google since 2014. Additionally from 2019 she holds a seat  in the Supervisory Board of BNP Paribas Bank and Politechnika Wrocławska. Before that she was a vice-chair of Exatel SA and a member of a number of supervisory boards. Since the year 2000, she co-created a telecommunications services market for online business for companies such as Orange and Plus. She is the co-founder of Digital University and LiderSHE in Poland.  

 

Magda’s expertise focuses on new technologies and their impact on business processes within organisations. It helped her to lead number of digital transformations. She is an expert in the fields of innovation, restructuring and building the culture of engagement and partnership. On a daily basis, she is a mum of three: Adam, Franek and Sonia. She actively works on projects which develop the presence of women in the public sphere. Magda strongly believes that two factors change the world for the better: new technologies and more decisions taken by women.   

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Andrzej Bobiński

Managing Director of Polityka Insight

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Managing Director of Polityka Insight

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Andrzej Bobiński is the managing director of Polityka Insight. Previously, he was its deputy managing director, responsible for business activities. Between 2013-2016 he headed PI’s economic department. Until 2012, he was the head of the External Relations department at Orange Poland and simultaneously co-founded the Wrocław Global Forum as the director of the events secretariat. In 2013-2016 he was the program coordinator at the Center for International Relations. He is an applied linguistics graduate from the University of Warsaw.

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Andrzej Bobiński

Managing Director of Polityka Insight

Andrzej Bobiński is the managing director of Polityka Insight. Previously, he was its deputy managing director, responsible for business activities. Between 2013-2016 he headed PI’s economic department. Until 2012, he was the head of the External Relations department at Orange Poland and simultaneously co-founded the Wrocław Global Forum as the director of the events secretariat. In 2013-2016 he was the program coordinator at the Center for International Relations. He is an applied linguistics graduate from the University of Warsaw.

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Dobromir Ciaś

Founder of Edge NPD

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Founder of Edge NPD

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Founder of Edge NPD, a Polish company operating within the tech field that has launched a solution to combat internet misinformation (ABTShield). 

Dobromir Cias studied mathematical sociology at the University of Warsaw and quantitative methods at the Warsaw School of Economics. As an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, Dobromir Cias combines business, technical and sociological knowledge to lead one of the most innovative start-ups in the media and information market. He is recognized as one of the 100 best innovators in Central and Eastern Europe (NE100 award) by Google and Financial Funds and named one of the Most Creative People in Polish Business. His company was also awarded the INNOVATION 2020 award by SAR. 

Previously, he served as director of new product development and director of research at Kantar, WPP. He has participated in over 1,400 research projects. Dobromir Ciaś has been awarded multiple times by European research associations (PTBRiO, ESOMAR) and honoured by Sir Martin Sorell (WPP) for his analysis of the 2008-2010 EU crisis. He is the author of several dozen publications in the field of market analysis, analytical methods and research methodology. He has also cooperated in the area of ​​diagnosis and analysis of disinformation within NATO and the European Parliament.

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Dobromir Ciaś

Founder of Edge NPD

Founder of Edge NPD, a Polish company operating within the tech field that has launched a solution to combat internet misinformation (ABTShield). 

Dobromir Cias studied mathematical sociology at the University of Warsaw and quantitative methods at the Warsaw School of Economics. As an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, Dobromir Cias combines business, technical and sociological knowledge to lead one of the most innovative start-ups in the media and information market. He is recognized as one of the 100 best innovators in Central and Eastern Europe (NE100 award) by Google and Financial Funds and named one of the Most Creative People in Polish Business. His company was also awarded the INNOVATION 2020 award by SAR. 

Previously, he served as director of new product development and director of research at Kantar, WPP. He has participated in over 1,400 research projects. Dobromir Ciaś has been awarded multiple times by European research associations (PTBRiO, ESOMAR) and honoured by Sir Martin Sorell (WPP) for his analysis of the 2008-2010 EU crisis. He is the author of several dozen publications in the field of market analysis, analytical methods and research methodology. He has also cooperated in the area of ​​diagnosis and analysis of disinformation within NATO and the European Parliament.

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Michał Kobosko

Vice President of Polska 2050

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Vice President of Polska 2050

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Michał Kobosko is a journalist, media manager and the vice-president of the Poland 2050 association. From the early 1990’s he worked as a journalist for the newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”.  Later, he acted as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of „Puls Biznesu” (Bonnier Business Press). In 2004 he joined Axel Springer group, where he worked as Editor-in-Chief of a newly introduced Polish edition of „Forbes”. For three years, since October 2006, he acted as Editor-in-Chief of “Newsweek Polska”. In 2009 he was responsible for an editorial merger of “Dziennik. Polska-Europa-Świat” with “Gazeta Prawna”. He became the first Editor-in-Chief of the “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. In 2011 he joined Platforma Mediowa Point-Group, where he was responsible for the negotiations with Bloomberg L.P. resulting with a launch of “Bloomberg Businessweek Polska”. Later he became the editor-in-chief of “WPROST” newsweekly, a position he held until January 2013. Since then, Kobosko has been involved in a large number of new projects, including the Polish edition of Project Syndicate, where he was an editor until late 2016. Starting October 2013 he became a Director of the Poland Office at the Atlantic Council, where he served as a Senior Advisor. In 2015 he began hosting a morning on-line TV political talk-show broadcasted by Wirtualna Polska. He was a member of the board of the Junior Achievement Foundation and the Leopolis for Future Foundation. In late 2019 he became actively involved in Polish politics. He joined the 2020 presidential campaign of Szymon Hołownia, an independent and non-partisan candidate (the third result in the 2020 election). Together with Hołownia, Kobosko started forming a new political movement in Poland, called Polska 2050.

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Vice President of Polska 2050

Michał Kobosko is a journalist, media manager and the vice-president of the Poland 2050 association. From the early 1990’s he worked as a journalist for the newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”.  Later, he acted as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of „Puls Biznesu” (Bonnier Business Press). In 2004 he joined Axel Springer group, where he worked as Editor-in-Chief of a newly introduced Polish edition of „Forbes”. For three years, since October 2006, he acted as Editor-in-Chief of “Newsweek Polska”. In 2009 he was responsible for an editorial merger of “Dziennik. Polska-Europa-Świat” with “Gazeta Prawna”. He became the first Editor-in-Chief of the “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. In 2011 he joined Platforma Mediowa Point-Group, where he was responsible for the negotiations with Bloomberg L.P. resulting with a launch of “Bloomberg Businessweek Polska”. Later he became the editor-in-chief of “WPROST” newsweekly, a position he held until January 2013. Since then, Kobosko has been involved in a large number of new projects, including the Polish edition of Project Syndicate, where he was an editor until late 2016. Starting October 2013 he became a Director of the Poland Office at the Atlantic Council, where he served as a Senior Advisor. In 2015 he began hosting a morning on-line TV political talk-show broadcasted by Wirtualna Polska. He was a member of the board of the Junior Achievement Foundation and the Leopolis for Future Foundation. In late 2019 he became actively involved in Polish politics. He joined the 2020 presidential campaign of Szymon Hołownia, an independent and non-partisan candidate (the third result in the 2020 election). Together with Hołownia, Kobosko started forming a new political movement in Poland, called Polska 2050.

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Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk

Member of the Polish Parliament, Campaign Director for Robert Biedroń’s 2020 Presidential Bid

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Member of the Polish Parliament, Campaign Director for Robert Biedroń’s 2020 Presidential Bid

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Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk is a member of the Polish Sejm, representing the 3rd Wrocław district as well as an associate at the Center for Social Thought in Wrocław (Ośrodek Myśli Społecznej). She has been a member of the DiEM25 pan-European movement since 2017, in 2019 she was elected as the groups Coordinating Collective member. In 2016, Foreign Policy magazine included Dziemianowicz-Bąk, on its annual list of the 100 most influential global thinkers. She holds a masters degree both in education and philosophy and has earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wrocław.

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Member of the Polish Parliament, Campaign Director for Robert Biedroń’s 2020 Presidential Bid

Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk is a member of the Polish Sejm, representing the 3rd Wrocław district as well as an associate at the Center for Social Thought in Wrocław (Ośrodek Myśli Społecznej). She has been a member of the DiEM25 pan-European movement since 2017, in 2019 she was elected as the groups Coordinating Collective member. In 2016, Foreign Policy magazine included Dziemianowicz-Bąk, on its annual list of the 100 most influential global thinkers. She holds a masters degree both in education and philosophy and has earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wrocław.

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Magdalena Sobkowiak-Czarnecka

Director of Władysław Kosiniak Kamysz’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, Representative of PSL Party

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Director of Władysław Kosiniak Kamysz’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, Representative of PSL Party

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Magdalena Sobkowiak was the campaign manager for Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz during the 2020 Polish presidential elections and has been his chief advisor since January 2019. Previously, she was one of the main authors of the PSL parliamentary campaign in 2019. Before joining Mr Kosiniak-Kamysz’s team, she worked in the European Commission as a communication advisor and speechwriter for Commissioners. She worked at the EC from 2016 to 2018.  Between 2015-2016 she worked as the chief correspondent in Brussels for the Polish main evening news channel ‘Wiadomości’.  She covered European affairs, the Paris and Brussels attacks, UK elections and the 2015 Germanwings Flight 9525 plane crash in the Alps. Before moving to Brussels she worked as a journalist for the Polish national television ‘TVP’ and private broadcaster ‘Polsat’. She mostly covered Politics, both domestic and international, the 2012 United States Presidential elections and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She was also the host of a morning political show. In 2016 she took part in The German Marshall Fund Young Professionals summit in Brussels. Magdalena is an author of the publication: ‘Transatlantic trade and investment partnership – chances and threats’. She is currently working on her PhD at the Warsaw School of Economics, covering the impact of COVID on the global economy. She holds an undergraduate diploma in diplomacy and international economy.

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Director of Władysław Kosiniak Kamysz’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, Representative of PSL Party

Magdalena Sobkowiak was the campaign manager for Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz during the 2020 Polish presidential elections and has been his chief advisor since January 2019. Previously, she was one of the main authors of the PSL parliamentary campaign in 2019. Before joining Mr Kosiniak-Kamysz’s team, she worked in the European Commission as a communication advisor and speechwriter for Commissioners. She worked at the EC from 2016 to 2018.  Between 2015-2016 she worked as the chief correspondent in Brussels for the Polish main evening news channel ‘Wiadomości’.  She covered European affairs, the Paris and Brussels attacks, UK elections and the 2015 Germanwings Flight 9525 plane crash in the Alps. Before moving to Brussels she worked as a journalist for the Polish national television ‘TVP’ and private broadcaster ‘Polsat’. She mostly covered Politics, both domestic and international, the 2012 United States Presidential elections and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She was also the host of a morning political show. In 2016 she took part in The German Marshall Fund Young Professionals summit in Brussels. Magdalena is an author of the publication: ‘Transatlantic trade and investment partnership – chances and threats’. She is currently working on her PhD at the Warsaw School of Economics, covering the impact of COVID on the global economy. She holds an undergraduate diploma in diplomacy and international economy.

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Agnieszka Kubal

UCL Scholar

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UCL Scholar

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Agnieszka is an interdisciplinary socio-legal, migration and human rights scholar with area studies interest in Central Eastern Europe and Russia. She is the author of two monographs, Socio-legal Integration. Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the UK (2012, Ashgate/Routledge) and Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia. Socio-Legal Perspectives (2019, Cambridge University Press). Together with Marina Kurkchiyan, Dr Kubal co-edited a volume on Sociology of Justice in Russia (2018, Cambridge University Press) acclaimed by the critics as 'the most analytically sophisticated and empirically rich volume ever produced on the everyday operation of the Russian legal system.' Dr Kubal’s current research 'Who are the humans behind Human Rights?' explores the everyday experiences of pursuing human rights claims before the European Court of Human Rights from Central and Eastern Europe. 

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Agnieszka Kubal

UCL Scholar

Agnieszka is an interdisciplinary socio-legal, migration and human rights scholar with area studies interest in Central Eastern Europe and Russia. She is the author of two monographs, Socio-legal Integration. Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the UK (2012, Ashgate/Routledge) and Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia. Socio-Legal Perspectives (2019, Cambridge University Press). Together with Marina Kurkchiyan, Dr Kubal co-edited a volume on Sociology of Justice in Russia (2018, Cambridge University Press) acclaimed by the critics as 'the most analytically sophisticated and empirically rich volume ever produced on the everyday operation of the Russian legal system.' Dr Kubal’s current research 'Who are the humans behind Human Rights?' explores the everyday experiences of pursuing human rights claims before the European Court of Human Rights from Central and Eastern Europe. 

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Marta Lempart

Leader of Strajk Kobiet (All-Poland Women’s Strike)

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Leader of Strajk Kobiet (All-Poland Women’s Strike)

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Marta Lempart  is a Leader of Ogólnopolski Strajk Kobiet (eng. Women’s Strike), the women’s rights social movement in Poland

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Leader of Strajk Kobiet (All-Poland Women’s Strike)

Marta Lempart  is a Leader of Ogólnopolski Strajk Kobiet (eng. Women’s Strike), the women’s rights social movement in Poland

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala

Reader in psychology at Goldsmiths

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Reader in psychology at Goldsmiths

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala is a Reader, Goldsmith, University of London and a Head of the PrejudiceLab (collectivenarcissism.com). She is a visiting professor at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznań, Poland and ISCTE-CIS, Lisbon, Portugal. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and a Marie Curie Fellow. Her research is driven by a question: What makes people prejudiced and what makes them fight in conflicts. She has developed research on the concept of collective narcissism – the belief that one’s own group is exceptional but not sufficiently recognized by others – that predicts retaliatory intergroup hostility, prejudice, revengefulness, political radicalisation and belief in conspiracy theories. In her recent research she examines motivational underpinnings of collective narcissism. She also examines how reactions to intergroup exclusion are moderated by collective narcissism. PrejudiceLab uses methods of neuroscience and physiology to assess the mechanisms underlying those reactions.

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Reader in psychology at Goldsmiths

Agnieszka Golec de Zavala is a Reader, Goldsmith, University of London and a Head of the PrejudiceLab (collectivenarcissism.com). She is a visiting professor at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznań, Poland and ISCTE-CIS, Lisbon, Portugal. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and a Marie Curie Fellow. Her research is driven by a question: What makes people prejudiced and what makes them fight in conflicts. She has developed research on the concept of collective narcissism – the belief that one’s own group is exceptional but not sufficiently recognized by others – that predicts retaliatory intergroup hostility, prejudice, revengefulness, political radicalisation and belief in conspiracy theories. In her recent research she examines motivational underpinnings of collective narcissism. She also examines how reactions to intergroup exclusion are moderated by collective narcissism. PrejudiceLab uses methods of neuroscience and physiology to assess the mechanisms underlying those reactions.

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Adam Bodnar

Commissioner for Human Rights Professor at SWPS University

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Commissioner for Human Rights Professor at SWPS University

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He graduated from the faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and also from LL.M. programme in the field of comparative constitutional law at Central European University in Budapest. In 2006 he was awarded PhD degree at the University of Warsaw in the field of constitutional law. His PhD thesis entitled: “Multi-level society in the European constitutional sphere“ was awarded honourable mention in the competition organized by Przegląd Sejmowy (Parliamentary Review).

In 2004-15 Adam Bodnar worked for Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, firstly as a co-founder and coordinator of Precedent Cases Programme and then as a head of legal department and vice-president of the Management Board. He is also an expert in the Agency of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. In 2013-2014 Bodnar was a member of the board of directors of the United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture. In 2001-2004 he worked as a lawyer in Weil, Gotshal & Mangers law firm. Since 2006 he has been giving lectures at the law and administration department of the University of Warsaw. 

Until the time of assuming the post of Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, PhD cooperated with various non-governmental organizations, including Panaptykon Fund (chairman of the Foundation Council), ClientEarth Polska (a member of the Programme Council), Prof. Zbigniew Hołda Association (co-founder and the member of the Management Board). He was also a member of the Civic Legislation Forum operating at Batory Foundation and of the editorial team of kulturaliberalna.pl.

In 2011 he was awarded with the Tolerance Prize by the Polish LGBT organizations. In 2013 he received a scholarship within the scope of German Marshall Memorial Fellowship programme.

With the approval of 67 non-governmental organizations in 2015, he was notified for the post of Ombudsman by Democratic Left Alliance Parliamentary Club and by independent members of the parliament, and also by Civic Platform Parliamentary Club. The Sejm appointed him at this post on 24 of July 2015 and on 7 August 2015, the Senate of the Republic of Poland approved this choice. Then, on 9 September 2015, the Sejm took his oath.

In 2018 Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar and his Office were laureates of the Norwegian Rafto Prize awarded to human rights defenders across the world.

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Adam Bodnar

Commissioner for Human Rights Professor at SWPS University

He graduated from the faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and also from LL.M. programme in the field of comparative constitutional law at Central European University in Budapest. In 2006 he was awarded PhD degree at the University of Warsaw in the field of constitutional law. His PhD thesis entitled: “Multi-level society in the European constitutional sphere“ was awarded honourable mention in the competition organized by Przegląd Sejmowy (Parliamentary Review).

In 2004-15 Adam Bodnar worked for Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, firstly as a co-founder and coordinator of Precedent Cases Programme and then as a head of legal department and vice-president of the Management Board. He is also an expert in the Agency of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. In 2013-2014 Bodnar was a member of the board of directors of the United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture. In 2001-2004 he worked as a lawyer in Weil, Gotshal & Mangers law firm. Since 2006 he has been giving lectures at the law and administration department of the University of Warsaw. 

Until the time of assuming the post of Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, PhD cooperated with various non-governmental organizations, including Panaptykon Fund (chairman of the Foundation Council), ClientEarth Polska (a member of the Programme Council), Prof. Zbigniew Hołda Association (co-founder and the member of the Management Board). He was also a member of the Civic Legislation Forum operating at Batory Foundation and of the editorial team of kulturaliberalna.pl.

In 2011 he was awarded with the Tolerance Prize by the Polish LGBT organizations. In 2013 he received a scholarship within the scope of German Marshall Memorial Fellowship programme.

With the approval of 67 non-governmental organizations in 2015, he was notified for the post of Ombudsman by Democratic Left Alliance Parliamentary Club and by independent members of the parliament, and also by Civic Platform Parliamentary Club. The Sejm appointed him at this post on 24 of July 2015 and on 7 August 2015, the Senate of the Republic of Poland approved this choice. Then, on 9 September 2015, the Sejm took his oath.

In 2018 Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar and his Office were laureates of the Norwegian Rafto Prize awarded to human rights defenders across the world.

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Katarzyna Wężyk

Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza

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Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza

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As a part of our collaboration with Gazeta Wyborcza, Katarzyna Wężyk will be joining our Gender Equality Panel. Ms Wężyk is a reporter, journalist and publicist. She is also an author of a newly released book called “Aborcja jest” (eng. “Abortion is”). She graduated from the University of Warsaw, where she was enrolled as a political and American studies student. Katarzyna Wężyk is a Kościuszko Foundation scholarship recipient to Columbia University in New York. Since 2012 she has been working for “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Magazyn Świąteczny”, “Duży Format” and “Wysokie Obcasy”.

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Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza

As a part of our collaboration with Gazeta Wyborcza, Katarzyna Wężyk will be joining our Gender Equality Panel. Ms Wężyk is a reporter, journalist and publicist. She is also an author of a newly released book called “Aborcja jest” (eng. “Abortion is”). She graduated from the University of Warsaw, where she was enrolled as a political and American studies student. Katarzyna Wężyk is a Kościuszko Foundation scholarship recipient to Columbia University in New York. Since 2012 she has been working for “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Magazyn Świąteczny”, “Duży Format” and “Wysokie Obcasy”.

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Daniel Boniecki

Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Poland

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Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Poland

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Daniel is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He leads the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Practice in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Daniel specializes in strategy; large-scale transformation programs in areas of network operations, convergence and customer experience; and advanced analytics in churn, pricing, and capital expenditures. His clients include management boards and private equity firms, venture capital firms, and holding companies with telecom assets. He has also served clients in the energy and transportation sectors. Daniel joined McKinsey in 1994 and has served clients from offices in London, Dubai, Moscow, and Warsaw. He has also co-authored a number of McKinsey reports on the economy and digitization in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, including „Poland 2025”, „Digital Poles”, „5 opportunities for Poland”, „The AI Revolution”, „Digital Poland”.

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Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Poland

Daniel is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He leads the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Practice in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Daniel specializes in strategy; large-scale transformation programs in areas of network operations, convergence and customer experience; and advanced analytics in churn, pricing, and capital expenditures. His clients include management boards and private equity firms, venture capital firms, and holding companies with telecom assets. He has also served clients in the energy and transportation sectors. Daniel joined McKinsey in 1994 and has served clients from offices in London, Dubai, Moscow, and Warsaw. He has also co-authored a number of McKinsey reports on the economy and digitization in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, including „Poland 2025”, „Digital Poles”, „5 opportunities for Poland”, „The AI Revolution”, „Digital Poland”.

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Krzysztof Krawczyk

Partner at CVC Capital Partners

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Krzysztof Krawczyk is the Head of Warsaw Office and Partner at CVC Capital Partners. Prior to joining CVC, Krzysztof was a Managing Partner of Innova Capital, one of the leading mid-market private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Partner at CVC Capital Partners

Krzysztof Krawczyk is the Head of Warsaw Office and Partner at CVC Capital Partners. Prior to joining CVC, Krzysztof was a Managing Partner of Innova Capital, one of the leading mid-market private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Andrzej Sykulski

Managing Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Trigon

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Managing Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Trigon

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Andrzej Sykulski is the Managing Partner at Trigon Dom Maklerski, where he manages the investment banking activities

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Andrzej Sykulski

Managing Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Trigon

Andrzej Sykulski is the Managing Partner at Trigon Dom Maklerski, where he manages the investment banking activities

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Kinga Stanisławska

Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund

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Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund

06.03.2021

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Back to Business: What Should We Start, Cease and Rebuild In The Post-Pandemic Reality?

Kinga has  20 years of experience in investments and finance. She is founder of Experior VC, investing in scale ups and growth, pure software with strong ML/AI in SaaS, including software deep tech, ecommerce, big data driven companies across all verticals with a CEE nexus.

She is active in supporting women-led companies as a mentor and investor. She established the European Women in VC platform with the aim of increasing the number of female partners at venture funds across Europe from the current low single digit percentage number it is today. 

Kinga is Investment Committee member of the EIC Fund and advisor to European Innovation Council. Kinga was a management board member of Polish VC Association for 5 years. She sits on the board of private and public companies (TYLKO, Tourmedica, Ten Square Games). She is named one of the TOP 50 of Europe’s most influential women in the start-up and venture capital space by EU Startups and top 50 women in tech in Europe by Forbes.

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Kinga Stanisławska

Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund

Kinga has  20 years of experience in investments and finance. She is founder of Experior VC, investing in scale ups and growth, pure software with strong ML/AI in SaaS, including software deep tech, ecommerce, big data driven companies across all verticals with a CEE nexus.

She is active in supporting women-led companies as a mentor and investor. She established the European Women in VC platform with the aim of increasing the number of female partners at venture funds across Europe from the current low single digit percentage number it is today. 

Kinga is Investment Committee member of the EIC Fund and advisor to European Innovation Council. Kinga was a management board member of Polish VC Association for 5 years. She sits on the board of private and public companies (TYLKO, Tourmedica, Ten Square Games). She is named one of the TOP 50 of Europe’s most influential women in the start-up and venture capital space by EU Startups and top 50 women in tech in Europe by Forbes.

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Workshops + Q&A session:

5.03.2021

Workshops organized by CVC Capital Partners

The workshop will focus on three topics:

  • introduction to private equity
  • an investment case study
  • how to break into private equity
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Workshops organized by CVC Capital Partners

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2:30 P.M. (GMT)

5.03.2021

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Marta Kowalska

Investment Executive at CVC

The workshop will focus on three topics:

  • introduction to private equity
  • an investment case study
  • how to break into private equity
The first section will provide an overview of the private equity industry, including structure of the LP-GP partnership, investment lifecycle and key components of value creation. Section two will discuss private equity in practice - Żabka case study, in which we'll go over key facts related to the transaction and value creation. We will conclude with Q&A and some useful tips for students interested in pursuing careers in private equity. The workshops will be run by Marta Kowalska, an Investment Executive at CVC. Marta is a member of the Eastern Europe & Middle East Team and is based in Warsaw. Prior to joining CVC, she worked at Deutsche Bank in the Healthcare group in New York. Marta has graduated with a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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5.03.2021

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Marta Kowalska

Investment Executive at CVC

The workshop will focus on three topics:

  • introduction to private equity
  • an investment case study
  • how to break into private equity
The first section will provide an overview of the private equity industry, including structure of the LP-GP partnership, investment lifecycle and key components of value creation. Section two will discuss private equity in practice - Żabka case study, in which we'll go over key facts related to the transaction and value creation. We will conclude with Q&A and some useful tips for students interested in pursuing careers in private equity. The workshops will be run by Marta Kowalska, an Investment Executive at CVC. Marta is a member of the Eastern Europe & Middle East Team and is based in Warsaw. Prior to joining CVC, she worked at Deutsche Bank in the Healthcare group in New York. Marta has graduated with a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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5.03.2021

From Idea To Investor Pitch: How To Bring Your Business Idea To Life? - Sneak Case study.

What you’ll learn from this workshop:

  • how to research business ideas?
  • how to create a prototype to test your product?
  • how to create an investor pitch?
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From Idea To Investor Pitch: How To Bring Your Business Idea To Life? - Sneak Case study.

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5.03.2021

From Idea To Investor Pitch: How To Bring Your Business Idea To Life? - Sneak Case study.

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Jakub Panek

CEO at INVO

What you’ll learn from this workshop:

  • how to research business ideas?
  • how to create a prototype to test your product?
  • how to create an investor pitch?
This workshop is for everyone who is interested in launching their own business. Many people have had multiple business ideas but never started working on bringing them to life, because they didn’t have the right tools. This workshop will provide you with everything you need to research, validate and pitch your idea to investors. Jakub Panek, the CEO of INVO, will guide you through filling out the Lean Canvas, Persona Canvas and the Competition Matrix to help you define your business model and market fit. Next, he will tell you all about creating prototypes and different methods of testing them to gather insights about your product idea. Then, he will share tips on creating and presenting an investor pitch. All that with real-life examples of INVO’s very own product Sneak which they are currently working on building. The product has already been researched and gathered the attention of top businessmen and investors from Poland at the PFR’s Pioneers’ School Gala. If you want to learn how to build your own business form the ground up - join us on this workshop. To learn more about INVO and our projects as well as to get additional resources visit our profiles:

Website: https://invotech.co
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INVO.Technologies/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/invotechnologies
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/invotechnologies/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/INVOtech_co
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From Idea To Investor Pitch: How To Bring Your Business Idea To Life? - Sneak Case study.

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Jakub Panek

CEO at INVO

What you’ll learn from this workshop:

  • how to research business ideas?
  • how to create a prototype to test your product?
  • how to create an investor pitch?
This workshop is for everyone who is interested in launching their own business. Many people have had multiple business ideas but never started working on bringing them to life, because they didn’t have the right tools. This workshop will provide you with everything you need to research, validate and pitch your idea to investors. Jakub Panek, the CEO of INVO, will guide you through filling out the Lean Canvas, Persona Canvas and the Competition Matrix to help you define your business model and market fit. Next, he will tell you all about creating prototypes and different methods of testing them to gather insights about your product idea. Then, he will share tips on creating and presenting an investor pitch. All that with real-life examples of INVO’s very own product Sneak which they are currently working on building. The product has already been researched and gathered the attention of top businessmen and investors from Poland at the PFR’s Pioneers’ School Gala. If you want to learn how to build your own business form the ground up - join us on this workshop. To learn more about INVO and our projects as well as to get additional resources visit our profiles:

Website: https://invotech.co
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INVO.Technologies/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/invotechnologies
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/invotechnologies/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/INVOtech_co
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5.03.2021

“Suits” in reality. The whole truth about a transactional lawyer.

Are you interested in Real Estate?

In the dynamic business environment, real estate transactions need precision and decisiveness. Effective and well-thought-out processes are necessary. For that reason, the investors need access to high-quality legal advice and support, which would enable them to successfully manage transactions.

The workshop’s aim is to familiarise the attendees with the specificity of real estate legal aspects and the daily work of a transactional lawyer nowadays.

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“Suits” in reality. The whole truth about a transactional lawyer.

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5.03.2021

“Suits” in reality. The whole truth about a transactional lawyer.

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Martyna Racz-Suchocka

Senior Associate at Dentons

The first section will provide an overview of the private equity industry, including structure of the LP-GP partnership, investment lifecycle and key components of value creation. Section two will discuss private equity in practice - Żabka case study, in which we'll go over key facts related to the transaction and value creation. We will conclude with Q&A and some useful tips for students interested in pursuing careers in private equity. In the dynamic business environment, real estate transactions need precision and decisiveness. Effective and well-thought-out processes are necessary. For that reason, the investors need access to high-quality legal advice and support, which would enable them to successfully manage transactions. The workshop’s aim is to familiarise the attendees with the specificity of real estate legal aspects and the daily work of a transactional lawyer nowadays.
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4 P.M. (GMT)

5.03.2021

“Suits” in reality. The whole truth about a transactional lawyer.

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Martyna Racz-Suchocka

Senior Associate at Dentons

The first section will provide an overview of the private equity industry, including structure of the LP-GP partnership, investment lifecycle and key components of value creation. Section two will discuss private equity in practice - Żabka case study, in which we'll go over key facts related to the transaction and value creation. We will conclude with Q&A and some useful tips for students interested in pursuing careers in private equity. In the dynamic business environment, real estate transactions need precision and decisiveness. Effective and well-thought-out processes are necessary. For that reason, the investors need access to high-quality legal advice and support, which would enable them to successfully manage transactions. The workshop’s aim is to familiarise the attendees with the specificity of real estate legal aspects and the daily work of a transactional lawyer nowadays.
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#uclleaders #Leaders2021 #Leadingtheway #thenewnormal #dentons #law #suits #conference #workshops #networking #jobfairs #2021edition #legal #lawyer #freeadmission #transactionallawyer #legalpanel #dentons
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About
Leaders 2021

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Since our last conference, the world has changed in an unprecedented manner. The global pandemic, at first a seemingly distant and surreal threat, ended up irreversibly altering our lives and communities in almost all their dimensions. Throughout the year there has been one question on everyone’s mind and it was simple: is this “The New Normal”? This year at the UCL Leaders we will explore this question and, as always, strive to go one step further and ask - where are we headed next? We invite you to join us on this quest with the hope that we will be able to shed some light on our current condition and help you make sense of our society’s predicaments.

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Agenda

Day 1

5.03.2021

UTC (time zone)2:30 PM

Workshops organized by CVC Capital Partners

UTC (time zone)4 PM

Workshops organized by Dentons

Day 2

6.03.2021

UTC (time zone)9 AM - 9:15 AM
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Opening Ceremony

UTC (time zone)9:15 AM - 10 AM

Keynote Speech

UTC (time zone)10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
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Rafał Brzoska CEO of InPost
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Kamil Wiszowaty CEO of Group One Media
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Marcin Kuśmierz CEO of Shoper
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Michał Brański Panel Moderator
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Magdalena Dziewguć Country Manager of Google Cloud Poland

#EcommerceRedefining customer service through innovation

UTC (time zone)11:05 AM - 11:20 AM
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Break

UTC (time zone)11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
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Daniel Boniecki Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Poland
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Krzysztof Krawczyk Partner at CVC Capital Partners
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Andrzej Sykulski Managing Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Trigon
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Kinga Stanisławska Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund

#BusinessBack to Business: what should we start, cease and rebuild in the post-pandemic reality?

UTC (time zone)12:25 PM - 13:25 PM
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Agnieszka Kubal UCL Scholar
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Marta Lempart Leader of Strajk Kobiet (All-Poland Women’s Strike)
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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths
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Adam Bodnar Commissioner for Human Rights Professor at SWPS University
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Katarzyna Wężyk Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza

#EqualityImplementing gender equality in the 21st century: Does infringing on women’s reproductive rights ultimately control their privacy?

UTC (time zone)13:30 PM - 14:15 PM
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Lunch Break

UTC (time zone)14:15 PM - 15:15 PM
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Andrzej Bobiński Managing Director of Polityka Insight
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Dobromir Ciaś Founder of Edge NPD
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Michał Kobosko Vice President of Polska 2050
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Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk Representative of Lewica Party
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Magdalena Sobkowiak-Czarnecka Representative of PSL Party

#PoliticsPolitical Campaigning in the Age of Social Media

UTC (time zone)15:20 PM - 16:20 PM
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Bartosz Bielenia Actor
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Bolesław Racięski Panel Moderator
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Ewa Puszczyńska Film Producer
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Jan P. Matuszyński Film Director

#FilmRenaissance of the Polish Cinematography

UTC (time zone)16:20 PM - 16:50 PM
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Coffee Break

UTC (time zone)16:50 PM - 17:50 PM
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Marek Tejchman Deputy Editor in Chief of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
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Ireneusz Piecuch Senior Partner at DGTL LAW
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Krzysztof Izdebski Board Member and Program Director of the ePaństwo Foundation
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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha Market Counsel IBM Central and Eastern Europe
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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram Advocate at Clifford Chance

#LawThe future of the law practice in the post-covid age

UTC (time zone)17:55 PM - 18 PM
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Closing Ceremony

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Since our first launch in 2017, we have hosted a number of delegates and experts in the sphere of politics, economics, science, as well as art and culture.

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Speakers

Bartosz Bielenia

Actor

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Bartosz Bielenia

Actor

06.03.2021

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Bartosz Bielenia is a Polish stage and film actor, most renowned for his critically-acclaimed performance in “Corpus Christi”, a Polish picture nominated for the Best International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards. During his studies at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow (which he had graduated from in 2016), Bartosz made his theatrical debut in 2013, playing in Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” at the Bagatela Theatre in Crakow. In the following years, he performed at the National Stary Theater in Cracow. Since 2018 onwards he has been acting in Warsaw’s New Theater. As for Bielenia’s film career, he appeared in films such as “Disco Polo”, “Clergy”, and “Prime Time”, premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. He also received the Zbigniew Cybulski Award, the Shooting Star Award for best young European actor.

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Bartosz Bielenia

Actor

Bartosz Bielenia is a Polish stage and film actor, most renowned for his critically-acclaimed performance in “Corpus Christi”, a Polish picture nominated for the Best International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards. During his studies at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow (which he had graduated from in 2016), Bartosz made his theatrical debut in 2013, playing in Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” at the Bagatela Theatre in Crakow. In the following years, he performed at the National Stary Theater in Cracow. Since 2018 onwards he has been acting in Warsaw’s New Theater. As for Bielenia’s film career, he appeared in films such as “Disco Polo”, “Clergy”, and “Prime Time”, premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. He also received the Zbigniew Cybulski Award, the Shooting Star Award for best young European actor.

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Bolesław Racięski

Panel Moderator

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Bolesław Racięski

Panel Moderator

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Bolesław Racięski, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of „Artes Liberales”. He was awarded a grant from Polish National Science Centre and currently researches relationships between European film funds and Latin American filmmakers.  He teaches film history and other film related courses at the University of Warsaw and Warsaw Film School, while also dabbling in YouTube (Ekrany FIlm&Media channel) and podcasting (Ścieżka dźwiękowa: podcast filmowy).

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Bolesław Racięski

Panel Moderator

Bolesław Racięski, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of „Artes Liberales”. He was awarded a grant from Polish National Science Centre and currently researches relationships between European film funds and Latin American filmmakers.  He teaches film history and other film related courses at the University of Warsaw and Warsaw Film School, while also dabbling in YouTube (Ekrany FIlm&Media channel) and podcasting (Ścieżka dźwiękowa: podcast filmowy).

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Ewa Puszczyńska

Film Producer

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Ewa Puszczyńska

Film Producer

06.03.2021

#Film

Renaissance of the Polish Cinematography

Ewa Puszczyńska is a prominent Polish film producer known, among others, for such pictures as Ida (Academy Award for the Best International Feature Film, BAFTA Film Award) and Cold War (three nominations for the Academy Award, European Film Award), both by Paweł Pawlikowski, The Captain by Robert Schwentke, or Kill It and Leave this Town by Mariusz Wilczyński. Her latest picture, Fools by Tomasz Wasilewski, is currently at the stage of post production. She is also working on a yet to be titled Jonathan Glazer’s project. For many years, Ewa Puszczyńska has been working at the Opus Film studio, initially producing commercials and since 2005 – feature films. In 2016 she founded the Extreme Emotions studio, with which she produced films such as Quo Vadis, Aida? and Hostages. Ewa Puszczyńska is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the European Film Academy, of which she was a member of the board in the years 2015-2020. “Variety” included her in its list of 500 most influential business leaders in the film industry.

 

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Ewa Puszczyńska

Film Producer

Ewa Puszczyńska is a prominent Polish film producer known, among others, for such pictures as Ida (Academy Award for the Best International Feature Film, BAFTA Film Award) and Cold War (three nominations for the Academy Award, European Film Award), both by Paweł Pawlikowski, The Captain by Robert Schwentke, or Kill It and Leave this Town by Mariusz Wilczyński. Her latest picture, Fools by Tomasz Wasilewski, is currently at the stage of post production. She is also working on a yet to be titled Jonathan Glazer’s project. For many years, Ewa Puszczyńska has been working at the Opus Film studio, initially producing commercials and since 2005 – feature films. In 2016 she founded the Extreme Emotions studio, with which she produced films such as Quo Vadis, Aida? and Hostages. Ewa Puszczyńska is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the European Film Academy, of which she was a member of the board in the years 2015-2020. “Variety” included her in its list of 500 most influential business leaders in the film industry.

 

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Jan P. Matuszyński

Film Director

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Jan P. Matuszyński

Film Director

06.03.2021

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Jan P. Matuszyński is one of the most promising Polish directors of the young generation. He graduated in Film Directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice and completed the course in Documentary at the Wajda School in Warsaw. His films were repeatedly presented at film festivals in Poland and abroad. He is a director of documentary Deep Love, which was awarded, among others, on Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, Kraków Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. His feature film debut The Last Family was honoured with numerous awards in Poland and abroad. It was hailed as “the most artistically mature debut of recent years”. The film was awarded, among others, the Golden Lion, the Journalists' Award and the Audience Award at the Gdynia Film Festival.
Jan P. Matuszyńśki is also a director of such TV series as The Border, The Second Chance (fourth season) and The Illegals. In 2020, he directed the TV series The King based on a novel by Szczepan Twardoch. The latest feature film by Matuszyński is titled Żeby nie było śladów and is a story of Grzegorz Przemyk.

 

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Jan P. Matuszyński

Film Director

Jan P. Matuszyński is one of the most promising Polish directors of the young generation. He graduated in Film Directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice and completed the course in Documentary at the Wajda School in Warsaw. His films were repeatedly presented at film festivals in Poland and abroad. He is a director of documentary Deep Love, which was awarded, among others, on Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, Kraków Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. His feature film debut The Last Family was honoured with numerous awards in Poland and abroad. It was hailed as “the most artistically mature debut of recent years”. The film was awarded, among others, the Golden Lion, the Journalists' Award and the Audience Award at the Gdynia Film Festival.
Jan P. Matuszyńśki is also a director of such TV series as The Border, The Second Chance (fourth season) and The Illegals. In 2020, he directed the TV series The King based on a novel by Szczepan Twardoch. The latest feature film by Matuszyński is titled Żeby nie było śladów and is a story of Grzegorz Przemyk.

 

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Marek Tejchman

Deputy Editor in Chief of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

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Deputy Editor in Chief of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

06.03.2021

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Journalist specializing in economy and international affairs. Currently leading the news team in the biggest business newspaper in Poland (Dziennik Gazeta Prawna). Between 2007 and 2015 anchor and commentator  for TVN CNBC and TVN 24 news broadcasters. Previously working in Polsat and Radio TOK FM where he held post of deputy editor in chief.

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Deputy Editor in Chief of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Journalist specializing in economy and international affairs. Currently leading the news team in the biggest business newspaper in Poland (Dziennik Gazeta Prawna). Between 2007 and 2015 anchor and commentator  for TVN CNBC and TVN 24 news broadcasters. Previously working in Polsat and Radio TOK FM where he held post of deputy editor in chief.

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Ireneusz Piecuch

Senior Partner at DGTL LAW

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Ireneusz Piecuch

Senior Partner at DGTL LAW

06.03.2021

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Business and IT law expert leading own firm for the last decade. In that time, he worked for over 7 years with international law firm CMS as Global Co-Head of Telco and TMT Leader for CEE. Previously, between 2013 and 2015, deputy CEO responsible for strategy, international relations and IT at Poczta Polska. Before 2010, ​head of the legal department and board member of IBM Poland as well as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Telekomunikacja Polska (later Orange). In the past, member of several supervisory and advisory boards, including inter alia Emitel, Wirtualna Polska, KGHM and PKP PLK.

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Ireneusz Piecuch

Senior Partner at DGTL LAW

Business and IT law expert leading own firm for the last decade. In that time, he worked for over 7 years with international law firm CMS as Global Co-Head of Telco and TMT Leader for CEE. Previously, between 2013 and 2015, deputy CEO responsible for strategy, international relations and IT at Poczta Polska. Before 2010, ​head of the legal department and board member of IBM Poland as well as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Telekomunikacja Polska (later Orange). In the past, member of several supervisory and advisory boards, including inter alia Emitel, Wirtualna Polska, KGHM and PKP PLK.

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Krzysztof Izdebski

Board Member and Program Director of the ePaństwo Foundation

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Board Member and Program Director of the ePaństwo Foundation

06.03.2021

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Board Member and Policy Director of ePaństwo Foundation (EPF) and a Board Member of Consul Democracy Foundation. He is a lawyer specialized in access to public information and re-use of public sector information. Krzysztof is particularly interested in the impact technologies have on democracy and citizen-state relations. He is the author of publications on freedom of information, technology and public administration, including recently published „alGOVrithms The State of Play. Report on Algorithms Usage in Government-Citizens Relations in Czechia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia.”

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Board Member and Program Director of the ePaństwo Foundation

Board Member and Policy Director of ePaństwo Foundation (EPF) and a Board Member of Consul Democracy Foundation. He is a lawyer specialized in access to public information and re-use of public sector information. Krzysztof is particularly interested in the impact technologies have on democracy and citizen-state relations. He is the author of publications on freedom of information, technology and public administration, including recently published „alGOVrithms The State of Play. Report on Algorithms Usage in Government-Citizens Relations in Czechia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia.”

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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha

Market Counsel IBM Central and Eastern Europe

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Market Counsel IBM Central and Eastern Europe

06.03.2021

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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha is the Head of the Legal Department for Central and Eastern Europe of IBM, a global leader in Hybrid Cloud and AI. In her role, Aleksandra leads a team of lawyers responsible for legal matters in the 29 countries of the region.

 

Aleksandra has 20 years of in-house and private practice experience and deep knowledge of commercial, corporate, IT laws and international practices, and legal department management. Prior to her current role, Aleksandra held several positions in the IBM Legal Department and served as IBM Trust & Compliance Officer for the region. Prior to joining IBM in 2006, she practiced law in international law firms in Warsaw and London. She studied law in Poland and the Netherlands and management at the Warsaw School of Economics. She is admitted to the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law.

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Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha

Market Counsel IBM Central and Eastern Europe

Aleksandra Gawrońska-Mucha is the Head of the Legal Department for Central and Eastern Europe of IBM, a global leader in Hybrid Cloud and AI. In her role, Aleksandra leads a team of lawyers responsible for legal matters in the 29 countries of the region.

 

Aleksandra has 20 years of in-house and private practice experience and deep knowledge of commercial, corporate, IT laws and international practices, and legal department management. Prior to her current role, Aleksandra held several positions in the IBM Legal Department and served as IBM Trust & Compliance Officer for the region. Prior to joining IBM in 2006, she practiced law in international law firms in Warsaw and London. She studied law in Poland and the Netherlands and management at the Warsaw School of Economics. She is admitted to the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law.

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram

Advocate at Clifford Chance

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Advocate at Clifford Chance

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram – attorney-at-law and social activist, works with NGOs on developing a civic society and protecting the rule of law and systemic changes in the justice system. She is in charge of the pro bono activity of law firm Clifford Chance, Janicka, Namiotkiewicz, Krużewski i wspólnicy sp.k. Co-founder of the Justice Defense Committee and Free Courts that monitor and archive political pressure on judges and lawyers, giving them legal aid. Regularly participates in legislative processes in Parliament as an expert in parliamentary Constitutional Governance and Reform of the Justice System groups. She regularly participates in European Commission meetings, where she presents a civic and expert view of the changes taking place in the Polish justice system.

 

Sylwia represents national and sexual minorities, victims of violence and police brutality before courts. She appears before the EU Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights in key proceedings on the independence of courts and judges. She has repeatedly represented Supreme Court judges in court.

 

Originator and executor of the “Constitution Week” civic campaign, an educational project held regularly in schools throughout Poland, for raising Constitutional and human rights awareness among children.

 

Responsible at Clifford Chance in Warsaw for the pro bono practice since 2006. Winner of the “Golden Paragraph” as best lawyer in Poland, also listed in the Forbes “Most influential women in Poland” ranking for 2020.

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram

Advocate at Clifford Chance

Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram – attorney-at-law and social activist, works with NGOs on developing a civic society and protecting the rule of law and systemic changes in the justice system. She is in charge of the pro bono activity of law firm Clifford Chance, Janicka, Namiotkiewicz, Krużewski i wspólnicy sp.k. Co-founder of the Justice Defense Committee and Free Courts that monitor and archive political pressure on judges and lawyers, giving them legal aid. Regularly participates in legislative processes in Parliament as an expert in parliamentary Constitutional Governance and Reform of the Justice System groups. She regularly participates in European Commission meetings, where she presents a civic and expert view of the changes taking place in the Polish justice system.

 

Sylwia represents national and sexual minorities, victims of violence and police brutality before courts. She appears before the EU Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights in key proceedings on the independence of courts and judges. She has repeatedly represented Supreme Court judges in court.

 

Originator and executor of the “Constitution Week” civic campaign, an educational project held regularly in schools throughout Poland, for raising Constitutional and human rights awareness among children.

 

Responsible at Clifford Chance in Warsaw for the pro bono practice since 2006. Winner of the “Golden Paragraph” as best lawyer in Poland, also listed in the Forbes “Most influential women in Poland” ranking for 2020.

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Rafał Brzoska

CEO of InPost

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CEO of InPost

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Mr. Brzoska is the Founder and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at InPost. He serves as Supervisory Board Member at Sales Manago. Mr. Rafal Brzoska is a Co-Founder and serves as Venture Partner and Advisor at bValue Angels VC. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at easyPack. He created a nationwide network of door drops and addressed marketing materials distribution, turning Integer into the leader on the distribution market in Poland. InPost, which has been operating for just a few years, already competes successfully with the Polish postal services monopolist, Poczta Polska. Rafał Brzoska is an experienced manager, an expert in newly created markets with a high potential for growth. Between 1999 and 2001 he held the position of the Sales Manager in SENIORET, an Internet service provider, and was its co-owner and administrator at the same time. Since 1999 he has been a commercial proxy and a co-owner of Integer S.C. Since June 2001 Rafał Brzoska is also a Management Member in Integer Sp. z o.o., which is known by the name of Integer.pl since 2002. Since 12 April 2006, he also holds the position of the President of the Board of Directors and the Sales Manager in InPost Sp. In 2007 Rafał Brzoska founded Integer.pl, which he successfully introduced to the Warsaw Stock Exchange 30 October 2007. Rafał Brzoska’s managerial abilities and innovative approach to business are corroborated by the Manager of the Year title he won in Magellan’s Laurels contest organized by the Association of the Cracow University of Economics’ Graduates. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award. Rafał Brzoska was, therefore, among the best managers in Poland, who stand out for their ethical conduct in business. Rafał Brzoska graduated from Management and Marketing studies at the Cracow University of Economics. He is interested in stock market analysis and the literature on financial markets.

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Rafał Brzoska

CEO of InPost

Mr. Brzoska is the Founder and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at InPost. He serves as Supervisory Board Member at Sales Manago. Mr. Rafal Brzoska is a Co-Founder and serves as Venture Partner and Advisor at bValue Angels VC. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at easyPack. He created a nationwide network of door drops and addressed marketing materials distribution, turning Integer into the leader on the distribution market in Poland. InPost, which has been operating for just a few years, already competes successfully with the Polish postal services monopolist, Poczta Polska. Rafał Brzoska is an experienced manager, an expert in newly created markets with a high potential for growth. Between 1999 and 2001 he held the position of the Sales Manager in SENIORET, an Internet service provider, and was its co-owner and administrator at the same time. Since 1999 he has been a commercial proxy and a co-owner of Integer S.C. Since June 2001 Rafał Brzoska is also a Management Member in Integer Sp. z o.o., which is known by the name of Integer.pl since 2002. Since 12 April 2006, he also holds the position of the President of the Board of Directors and the Sales Manager in InPost Sp. In 2007 Rafał Brzoska founded Integer.pl, which he successfully introduced to the Warsaw Stock Exchange 30 October 2007. Rafał Brzoska’s managerial abilities and innovative approach to business are corroborated by the Manager of the Year title he won in Magellan’s Laurels contest organized by the Association of the Cracow University of Economics’ Graduates. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award. Rafał Brzoska was, therefore, among the best managers in Poland, who stand out for their ethical conduct in business. Rafał Brzoska graduated from Management and Marketing studies at the Cracow University of Economics. He is interested in stock market analysis and the literature on financial markets.

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Kamil Wiszowaty

CEO of Group One Media

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CEO of Group One Media

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Kamil Wiszowaty has been involved with the media industry for over 13  years. Transferring from the Initiative Media’s digital cell, he joined Value  Media 12 years ago. Since 2015, he has been responsible for the  management of the media house Value Media, which is the part of the  largest independent communication group – Group One. As the CEO of Group One Media for the past 4 years, he spearheads all media  companies, successfully structuring their development and the „one team”  idea. Additionally, he is a co-founder of the One stop shop for the e-commerce agency SalesTube, content marketing agency Labcon and media house RL Media, which he also manages. Even though he states that „the best is still ahead of him”, as his greatest success he considers participating in the creation of Group One and winning with Value Media the title of the MMP’s Media House of the year in 2017 (MMP – best media industry magazine in Poland). Among other things, he is a three-time nominee for the magazine’s Press AD wo/ MAN of the Year award. Kamil Wiszowaty is also a member of the jury of the most important industry competitions, such as: Effie Awards Europe and Mixx Awards. He graduated from the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw, where he studied the faculty of Political Sciences. Privately, he is a happy father of two children and an active charity activist with a passion for politics and travelling to the hottest parts of the world.

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Kamil Wiszowaty

CEO of Group One Media

Kamil Wiszowaty has been involved with the media industry for over 13  years. Transferring from the Initiative Media’s digital cell, he joined Value  Media 12 years ago. Since 2015, he has been responsible for the  management of the media house Value Media, which is the part of the  largest independent communication group – Group One. As the CEO of Group One Media for the past 4 years, he spearheads all media  companies, successfully structuring their development and the „one team”  idea. Additionally, he is a co-founder of the One stop shop for the e-commerce agency SalesTube, content marketing agency Labcon and media house RL Media, which he also manages. Even though he states that „the best is still ahead of him”, as his greatest success he considers participating in the creation of Group One and winning with Value Media the title of the MMP’s Media House of the year in 2017 (MMP – best media industry magazine in Poland). Among other things, he is a three-time nominee for the magazine’s Press AD wo/ MAN of the Year award. Kamil Wiszowaty is also a member of the jury of the most important industry competitions, such as: Effie Awards Europe and Mixx Awards. He graduated from the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw, where he studied the faculty of Political Sciences. Privately, he is a happy father of two children and an active charity activist with a passion for politics and travelling to the hottest parts of the world.

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Marcin Kuśmierz

CEO of Shoper

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CEO of Shoper

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Marcin Kuśmierz is a visionary entrepreneur with a long track record of successful management. With the beginning of 2021, Marcin was appointed CEO of Shoper – a leading e-commerce solution provider in the CEE. He also serves as a member of the supervisory and the advisory boards at Krajowy Integrator Płatności (Tpay), R2G Polska (apaczka), Fly On the Cloud, Acronis and CloudBlue. Previously, as CEO of home.pl, the largest cloud service provider for SMBs in Poland and CEE, Marcin built one of the most effective cloud industry companies. He was also in charge of international expansion in emerging markets at IONOS CE. Two-time winner of “CEO of the year” awards in the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and the Manager Magazine contests. In the past, he worked for the ITI Group and TVN television as Director of Research and Development and Director of Mobile Services. A passionate admirer of new communication and collaboration technologies and value-driven companies.

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CEO of Shoper

Marcin Kuśmierz is a visionary entrepreneur with a long track record of successful management. With the beginning of 2021, Marcin was appointed CEO of Shoper – a leading e-commerce solution provider in the CEE. He also serves as a member of the supervisory and the advisory boards at Krajowy Integrator Płatności (Tpay), R2G Polska (apaczka), Fly On the Cloud, Acronis and CloudBlue. Previously, as CEO of home.pl, the largest cloud service provider for SMBs in Poland and CEE, Marcin built one of the most effective cloud industry companies. He was also in charge of international expansion in emerging markets at IONOS CE. Two-time winner of “CEO of the year” awards in the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and the Manager Magazine contests. In the past, he worked for the ITI Group and TVN television as Director of Research and Development and Director of Mobile Services. A passionate admirer of new communication and collaboration technologies and value-driven companies.

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Michał Brański

Chief Strategy Officer at Wirtualna Polska

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Chief Strategy Officer at Wirtualna Polska

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Co-founder of the o2.pl mail and portal. He is responsible for the  strategy and development of Grupa WP’s key brands and services. For  the Wirtualna Polska acquisition transaction, together with Jacek  Świderski and Krzysztof Sierota, in 2014 he was awarded the Leader of  Business title in the 48th Forbes Ranking and the Forbes 2015 Player of  the Year in the New Technology category. In 2014, he was awarded the  Person of the Year title in the MIXX Awards competition. He studied  management and marketing at the Warsaw School of Economics. Active  participant in debates on the development of technologies in Poland and  their impact on the environment. In his private life, he is a keen  basketball player.

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Chief Strategy Officer at Wirtualna Polska

Co-founder of the o2.pl mail and portal. He is responsible for the  strategy and development of Grupa WP’s key brands and services. For  the Wirtualna Polska acquisition transaction, together with Jacek  Świderski and Krzysztof Sierota, in 2014 he was awarded the Leader of  Business title in the 48th Forbes Ranking and the Forbes 2015 Player of  the Year in the New Technology category. In 2014, he was awarded the  Person of the Year title in the MIXX Awards competition. He studied  management and marketing at the Warsaw School of Economics. Active  participant in debates on the development of technologies in Poland and  their impact on the environment. In his private life, he is a keen  basketball player.

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Magdalena Dziewguć

Country Manager of Google Cloud Poland

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Country Manager of Google Cloud Poland

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Magdalena Dziewguć is a manager with many years of experience in the new technologies sector. She studied law and psychology. Magda holds an Executive MBA from SGH and completed the GMP at Harvard Business School. She has been working for Google since 2014. Additionally from 2019 she holds a seat  in the Supervisory Board of BNP Paribas Bank and Politechnika Wrocławska. Before that she was a vice-chair of Exatel SA and a member of a number of supervisory boards. Since the year 2000, she co-created a telecommunications services market for online business for companies such as Orange and Plus. She is the co-founder of Digital University and LiderSHE in Poland.  

 

Magda’s expertise focuses on new technologies and their impact on business processes within organisations. It helped her to lead number of digital transformations. She is an expert in the fields of innovation, restructuring and building the culture of engagement and partnership. On a daily basis, she is a mum of three: Adam, Franek and Sonia. She actively works on projects which develop the presence of women in the public sphere. Magda strongly believes that two factors change the world for the better: new technologies and more decisions taken by women.   

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Magdalena Dziewguć

Country Manager of Google Cloud Poland

Magdalena Dziewguć is a manager with many years of experience in the new technologies sector. She studied law and psychology. Magda holds an Executive MBA from SGH and completed the GMP at Harvard Business School. She has been working for Google since 2014. Additionally from 2019 she holds a seat  in the Supervisory Board of BNP Paribas Bank and Politechnika Wrocławska. Before that she was a vice-chair of Exatel SA and a member of a number of supervisory boards. Since the year 2000, she co-created a telecommunications services market for online business for companies such as Orange and Plus. She is the co-founder of Digital University and LiderSHE in Poland.  

 

Magda’s expertise focuses on new technologies and their impact on business processes within organisations. It helped her to lead number of digital transformations. She is an expert in the fields of innovation, restructuring and building the culture of engagement and partnership. On a daily basis, she is a mum of three: Adam, Franek and Sonia. She actively works on projects which develop the presence of women in the public sphere. Magda strongly believes that two factors change the world for the better: new technologies and more decisions taken by women.   

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Andrzej Bobiński

Managing Director of Polityka Insight

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Managing Director of Polityka Insight

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Andrzej Bobiński is the managing director of Polityka Insight. Previously, he was its deputy managing director, responsible for business activities. Between 2013-2016 he headed PI’s economic department. Until 2012, he was the head of the External Relations department at Orange Poland and simultaneously co-founded the Wrocław Global Forum as the director of the events secretariat. In 2013-2016 he was the program coordinator at the Center for International Relations. He is an applied linguistics graduate from the University of Warsaw.

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Managing Director of Polityka Insight

Andrzej Bobiński is the managing director of Polityka Insight. Previously, he was its deputy managing director, responsible for business activities. Between 2013-2016 he headed PI’s economic department. Until 2012, he was the head of the External Relations department at Orange Poland and simultaneously co-founded the Wrocław Global Forum as the director of the events secretariat. In 2013-2016 he was the program coordinator at the Center for International Relations. He is an applied linguistics graduate from the University of Warsaw.

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Dobromir Ciaś

Founder of Edge NPD

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Founder of Edge NPD

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Founder of Edge NPD, a Polish company operating within the tech field that has launched a solution to combat internet misinformation (ABTShield). 

Dobromir Cias studied mathematical sociology at the University of Warsaw and quantitative methods at the Warsaw School of Economics. As an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, Dobromir Cias combines business, technical and sociological knowledge to lead one of the most innovative start-ups in the media and information market. He is recognized as one of the 100 best innovators in Central and Eastern Europe (NE100 award) by Google and Financial Funds and named one of the Most Creative People in Polish Business. His company was also awarded the INNOVATION 2020 award by SAR. 

Previously, he served as director of new product development and director of research at Kantar, WPP. He has participated in over 1,400 research projects. Dobromir Ciaś has been awarded multiple times by European research associations (PTBRiO, ESOMAR) and honoured by Sir Martin Sorell (WPP) for his analysis of the 2008-2010 EU crisis. He is the author of several dozen publications in the field of market analysis, analytical methods and research methodology. He has also cooperated in the area of ​​diagnosis and analysis of disinformation within NATO and the European Parliament.

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Founder of Edge NPD

Founder of Edge NPD, a Polish company operating within the tech field that has launched a solution to combat internet misinformation (ABTShield). 

Dobromir Cias studied mathematical sociology at the University of Warsaw and quantitative methods at the Warsaw School of Economics. As an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, Dobromir Cias combines business, technical and sociological knowledge to lead one of the most innovative start-ups in the media and information market. He is recognized as one of the 100 best innovators in Central and Eastern Europe (NE100 award) by Google and Financial Funds and named one of the Most Creative People in Polish Business. His company was also awarded the INNOVATION 2020 award by SAR. 

Previously, he served as director of new product development and director of research at Kantar, WPP. He has participated in over 1,400 research projects. Dobromir Ciaś has been awarded multiple times by European research associations (PTBRiO, ESOMAR) and honoured by Sir Martin Sorell (WPP) for his analysis of the 2008-2010 EU crisis. He is the author of several dozen publications in the field of market analysis, analytical methods and research methodology. He has also cooperated in the area of ​​diagnosis and analysis of disinformation within NATO and the European Parliament.

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Michał Kobosko

Vice President of Polska 2050

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Vice President of Polska 2050

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Michał Kobosko is a journalist, media manager and the vice-president of the Poland 2050 association. From the early 1990’s he worked as a journalist for the newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”.  Later, he acted as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of „Puls Biznesu” (Bonnier Business Press). In 2004 he joined Axel Springer group, where he worked as Editor-in-Chief of a newly introduced Polish edition of „Forbes”. For three years, since October 2006, he acted as Editor-in-Chief of “Newsweek Polska”. In 2009 he was responsible for an editorial merger of “Dziennik. Polska-Europa-Świat” with “Gazeta Prawna”. He became the first Editor-in-Chief of the “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. In 2011 he joined Platforma Mediowa Point-Group, where he was responsible for the negotiations with Bloomberg L.P. resulting with a launch of “Bloomberg Businessweek Polska”. Later he became the editor-in-chief of “WPROST” newsweekly, a position he held until January 2013. Since then, Kobosko has been involved in a large number of new projects, including the Polish edition of Project Syndicate, where he was an editor until late 2016. Starting October 2013 he became a Director of the Poland Office at the Atlantic Council, where he served as a Senior Advisor. In 2015 he began hosting a morning on-line TV political talk-show broadcasted by Wirtualna Polska. He was a member of the board of the Junior Achievement Foundation and the Leopolis for Future Foundation. In late 2019 he became actively involved in Polish politics. He joined the 2020 presidential campaign of Szymon Hołownia, an independent and non-partisan candidate (the third result in the 2020 election). Together with Hołownia, Kobosko started forming a new political movement in Poland, called Polska 2050.

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Vice President of Polska 2050

Michał Kobosko is a journalist, media manager and the vice-president of the Poland 2050 association. From the early 1990’s he worked as a journalist for the newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”.  Later, he acted as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of „Puls Biznesu” (Bonnier Business Press). In 2004 he joined Axel Springer group, where he worked as Editor-in-Chief of a newly introduced Polish edition of „Forbes”. For three years, since October 2006, he acted as Editor-in-Chief of “Newsweek Polska”. In 2009 he was responsible for an editorial merger of “Dziennik. Polska-Europa-Świat” with “Gazeta Prawna”. He became the first Editor-in-Chief of the “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. In 2011 he joined Platforma Mediowa Point-Group, where he was responsible for the negotiations with Bloomberg L.P. resulting with a launch of “Bloomberg Businessweek Polska”. Later he became the editor-in-chief of “WPROST” newsweekly, a position he held until January 2013. Since then, Kobosko has been involved in a large number of new projects, including the Polish edition of Project Syndicate, where he was an editor until late 2016. Starting October 2013 he became a Director of the Poland Office at the Atlantic Council, where he served as a Senior Advisor. In 2015 he began hosting a morning on-line TV political talk-show broadcasted by Wirtualna Polska. He was a member of the board of the Junior Achievement Foundation and the Leopolis for Future Foundation. In late 2019 he became actively involved in Polish politics. He joined the 2020 presidential campaign of Szymon Hołownia, an independent and non-partisan candidate (the third result in the 2020 election). Together with Hołownia, Kobosko started forming a new political movement in Poland, called Polska 2050.

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Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk

Member of the Polish Parliament, Campaign Director for Robert Biedroń’s 2020 Presidential Bid

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Member of the Polish Parliament, Campaign Director for Robert Biedroń’s 2020 Presidential Bid

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Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk is a member of the Polish Sejm, representing the 3rd Wrocław district as well as an associate at the Center for Social Thought in Wrocław (Ośrodek Myśli Społecznej). She has been a member of the DiEM25 pan-European movement since 2017, in 2019 she was elected as the groups Coordinating Collective member. In 2016, Foreign Policy magazine included Dziemianowicz-Bąk, on its annual list of the 100 most influential global thinkers. She holds a masters degree both in education and philosophy and has earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wrocław.

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Member of the Polish Parliament, Campaign Director for Robert Biedroń’s 2020 Presidential Bid

Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk is a member of the Polish Sejm, representing the 3rd Wrocław district as well as an associate at the Center for Social Thought in Wrocław (Ośrodek Myśli Społecznej). She has been a member of the DiEM25 pan-European movement since 2017, in 2019 she was elected as the groups Coordinating Collective member. In 2016, Foreign Policy magazine included Dziemianowicz-Bąk, on its annual list of the 100 most influential global thinkers. She holds a masters degree both in education and philosophy and has earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wrocław.

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Magdalena Sobkowiak-Czarnecka

Director of Władysław Kosiniak Kamysz’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, Representative of PSL Party

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Magdalena Sobkowiak-Czarnecka

Director of Władysław Kosiniak Kamysz’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, Representative of PSL Party

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Magdalena Sobkowiak was the campaign manager for Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz during the 2020 Polish presidential elections and has been his chief advisor since January 2019. Previously, she was one of the main authors of the PSL parliamentary campaign in 2019. Before joining Mr Kosiniak-Kamysz’s team, she worked in the European Commission as a communication advisor and speechwriter for Commissioners. She worked at the EC from 2016 to 2018.  Between 2015-2016 she worked as the chief correspondent in Brussels for the Polish main evening news channel ‘Wiadomości’.  She covered European affairs, the Paris and Brussels attacks, UK elections and the 2015 Germanwings Flight 9525 plane crash in the Alps. Before moving to Brussels she worked as a journalist for the Polish national television ‘TVP’ and private broadcaster ‘Polsat’. She mostly covered Politics, both domestic and international, the 2012 United States Presidential elections and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She was also the host of a morning political show. In 2016 she took part in The German Marshall Fund Young Professionals summit in Brussels. Magdalena is an author of the publication: ‘Transatlantic trade and investment partnership – chances and threats’. She is currently working on her PhD at the Warsaw School of Economics, covering the impact of COVID on the global economy. She holds an undergraduate diploma in diplomacy and international economy.

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Magdalena Sobkowiak-Czarnecka

Director of Władysław Kosiniak Kamysz’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, Representative of PSL Party

Magdalena Sobkowiak was the campaign manager for Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz during the 2020 Polish presidential elections and has been his chief advisor since January 2019. Previously, she was one of the main authors of the PSL parliamentary campaign in 2019. Before joining Mr Kosiniak-Kamysz’s team, she worked in the European Commission as a communication advisor and speechwriter for Commissioners. She worked at the EC from 2016 to 2018.  Between 2015-2016 she worked as the chief correspondent in Brussels for the Polish main evening news channel ‘Wiadomości’.  She covered European affairs, the Paris and Brussels attacks, UK elections and the 2015 Germanwings Flight 9525 plane crash in the Alps. Before moving to Brussels she worked as a journalist for the Polish national television ‘TVP’ and private broadcaster ‘Polsat’. She mostly covered Politics, both domestic and international, the 2012 United States Presidential elections and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She was also the host of a morning political show. In 2016 she took part in The German Marshall Fund Young Professionals summit in Brussels. Magdalena is an author of the publication: ‘Transatlantic trade and investment partnership – chances and threats’. She is currently working on her PhD at the Warsaw School of Economics, covering the impact of COVID on the global economy. She holds an undergraduate diploma in diplomacy and international economy.

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Agnieszka Kubal

UCL Scholar

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Agnieszka Kubal

UCL Scholar

06.03.2021

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Agnieszka is an interdisciplinary socio-legal, migration and human rights scholar with area studies interest in Central Eastern Europe and Russia. She is the author of two monographs, Socio-legal Integration. Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the UK (2012, Ashgate/Routledge) and Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia. Socio-Legal Perspectives (2019, Cambridge University Press). Together with Marina Kurkchiyan, Dr Kubal co-edited a volume on Sociology of Justice in Russia (2018, Cambridge University Press) acclaimed by the critics as 'the most analytically sophisticated and empirically rich volume ever produced on the everyday operation of the Russian legal system.' Dr Kubal’s current research 'Who are the humans behind Human Rights?' explores the everyday experiences of pursuing human rights claims before the European Court of Human Rights from Central and Eastern Europe. 

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Agnieszka Kubal

UCL Scholar

Agnieszka is an interdisciplinary socio-legal, migration and human rights scholar with area studies interest in Central Eastern Europe and Russia. She is the author of two monographs, Socio-legal Integration. Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the UK (2012, Ashgate/Routledge) and Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia. Socio-Legal Perspectives (2019, Cambridge University Press). Together with Marina Kurkchiyan, Dr Kubal co-edited a volume on Sociology of Justice in Russia (2018, Cambridge University Press) acclaimed by the critics as 'the most analytically sophisticated and empirically rich volume ever produced on the everyday operation of the Russian legal system.' Dr Kubal’s current research 'Who are the humans behind Human Rights?' explores the everyday experiences of pursuing human rights claims before the European Court of Human Rights from Central and Eastern Europe. 

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Marta Lempart

Leader of Strajk Kobiet (All-Poland Women’s Strike)

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Leader of Strajk Kobiet (All-Poland Women’s Strike)

06.03.2021

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Marta Lempart  is a Leader of Ogólnopolski Strajk Kobiet (eng. Women’s Strike), the women’s rights social movement in Poland

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Marta Lempart

Leader of Strajk Kobiet (All-Poland Women’s Strike)

Marta Lempart  is a Leader of Ogólnopolski Strajk Kobiet (eng. Women’s Strike), the women’s rights social movement in Poland

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala

Reader in psychology at Goldsmiths

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Reader in psychology at Goldsmiths

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala is a Reader, Goldsmith, University of London and a Head of the PrejudiceLab (collectivenarcissism.com). She is a visiting professor at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznań, Poland and ISCTE-CIS, Lisbon, Portugal. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and a Marie Curie Fellow. Her research is driven by a question: What makes people prejudiced and what makes them fight in conflicts. She has developed research on the concept of collective narcissism – the belief that one’s own group is exceptional but not sufficiently recognized by others – that predicts retaliatory intergroup hostility, prejudice, revengefulness, political radicalisation and belief in conspiracy theories. In her recent research she examines motivational underpinnings of collective narcissism. She also examines how reactions to intergroup exclusion are moderated by collective narcissism. PrejudiceLab uses methods of neuroscience and physiology to assess the mechanisms underlying those reactions.

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala

Reader in psychology at Goldsmiths

Agnieszka Golec de Zavala is a Reader, Goldsmith, University of London and a Head of the PrejudiceLab (collectivenarcissism.com). She is a visiting professor at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznań, Poland and ISCTE-CIS, Lisbon, Portugal. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and a Marie Curie Fellow. Her research is driven by a question: What makes people prejudiced and what makes them fight in conflicts. She has developed research on the concept of collective narcissism – the belief that one’s own group is exceptional but not sufficiently recognized by others – that predicts retaliatory intergroup hostility, prejudice, revengefulness, political radicalisation and belief in conspiracy theories. In her recent research she examines motivational underpinnings of collective narcissism. She also examines how reactions to intergroup exclusion are moderated by collective narcissism. PrejudiceLab uses methods of neuroscience and physiology to assess the mechanisms underlying those reactions.

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Adam Bodnar

Commissioner for Human Rights Professor at SWPS University

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Adam Bodnar

Commissioner for Human Rights Professor at SWPS University

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He graduated from the faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and also from LL.M. programme in the field of comparative constitutional law at Central European University in Budapest. In 2006 he was awarded PhD degree at the University of Warsaw in the field of constitutional law. His PhD thesis entitled: “Multi-level society in the European constitutional sphere“ was awarded honourable mention in the competition organized by Przegląd Sejmowy (Parliamentary Review).

In 2004-15 Adam Bodnar worked for Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, firstly as a co-founder and coordinator of Precedent Cases Programme and then as a head of legal department and vice-president of the Management Board. He is also an expert in the Agency of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. In 2013-2014 Bodnar was a member of the board of directors of the United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture. In 2001-2004 he worked as a lawyer in Weil, Gotshal & Mangers law firm. Since 2006 he has been giving lectures at the law and administration department of the University of Warsaw. 

Until the time of assuming the post of Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, PhD cooperated with various non-governmental organizations, including Panaptykon Fund (chairman of the Foundation Council), ClientEarth Polska (a member of the Programme Council), Prof. Zbigniew Hołda Association (co-founder and the member of the Management Board). He was also a member of the Civic Legislation Forum operating at Batory Foundation and of the editorial team of kulturaliberalna.pl.

In 2011 he was awarded with the Tolerance Prize by the Polish LGBT organizations. In 2013 he received a scholarship within the scope of German Marshall Memorial Fellowship programme.

With the approval of 67 non-governmental organizations in 2015, he was notified for the post of Ombudsman by Democratic Left Alliance Parliamentary Club and by independent members of the parliament, and also by Civic Platform Parliamentary Club. The Sejm appointed him at this post on 24 of July 2015 and on 7 August 2015, the Senate of the Republic of Poland approved this choice. Then, on 9 September 2015, the Sejm took his oath.

In 2018 Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar and his Office were laureates of the Norwegian Rafto Prize awarded to human rights defenders across the world.

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Adam Bodnar

Commissioner for Human Rights Professor at SWPS University

He graduated from the faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and also from LL.M. programme in the field of comparative constitutional law at Central European University in Budapest. In 2006 he was awarded PhD degree at the University of Warsaw in the field of constitutional law. His PhD thesis entitled: “Multi-level society in the European constitutional sphere“ was awarded honourable mention in the competition organized by Przegląd Sejmowy (Parliamentary Review).

In 2004-15 Adam Bodnar worked for Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, firstly as a co-founder and coordinator of Precedent Cases Programme and then as a head of legal department and vice-president of the Management Board. He is also an expert in the Agency of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. In 2013-2014 Bodnar was a member of the board of directors of the United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture. In 2001-2004 he worked as a lawyer in Weil, Gotshal & Mangers law firm. Since 2006 he has been giving lectures at the law and administration department of the University of Warsaw. 

Until the time of assuming the post of Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, PhD cooperated with various non-governmental organizations, including Panaptykon Fund (chairman of the Foundation Council), ClientEarth Polska (a member of the Programme Council), Prof. Zbigniew Hołda Association (co-founder and the member of the Management Board). He was also a member of the Civic Legislation Forum operating at Batory Foundation and of the editorial team of kulturaliberalna.pl.

In 2011 he was awarded with the Tolerance Prize by the Polish LGBT organizations. In 2013 he received a scholarship within the scope of German Marshall Memorial Fellowship programme.

With the approval of 67 non-governmental organizations in 2015, he was notified for the post of Ombudsman by Democratic Left Alliance Parliamentary Club and by independent members of the parliament, and also by Civic Platform Parliamentary Club. The Sejm appointed him at this post on 24 of July 2015 and on 7 August 2015, the Senate of the Republic of Poland approved this choice. Then, on 9 September 2015, the Sejm took his oath.

In 2018 Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar and his Office were laureates of the Norwegian Rafto Prize awarded to human rights defenders across the world.

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Katarzyna Wężyk

Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza

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Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza

06.03.2021

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As a part of our collaboration with Gazeta Wyborcza, Katarzyna Wężyk will be joining our Gender Equality Panel. Ms Wężyk is a reporter, journalist and publicist. She is also an author of a newly released book called “Aborcja jest” (eng. “Abortion is”). She graduated from the University of Warsaw, where she was enrolled as a political and American studies student. Katarzyna Wężyk is a Kościuszko Foundation scholarship recipient to Columbia University in New York. Since 2012 she has been working for “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Magazyn Świąteczny”, “Duży Format” and “Wysokie Obcasy”.

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Katarzyna Wężyk

Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza

As a part of our collaboration with Gazeta Wyborcza, Katarzyna Wężyk will be joining our Gender Equality Panel. Ms Wężyk is a reporter, journalist and publicist. She is also an author of a newly released book called “Aborcja jest” (eng. “Abortion is”). She graduated from the University of Warsaw, where she was enrolled as a political and American studies student. Katarzyna Wężyk is a Kościuszko Foundation scholarship recipient to Columbia University in New York. Since 2012 she has been working for “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Magazyn Świąteczny”, “Duży Format” and “Wysokie Obcasy”.

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Daniel Boniecki

Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Poland

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Daniel Boniecki

Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Poland

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Daniel is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He leads the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Practice in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Daniel specializes in strategy; large-scale transformation programs in areas of network operations, convergence and customer experience; and advanced analytics in churn, pricing, and capital expenditures. His clients include management boards and private equity firms, venture capital firms, and holding companies with telecom assets. He has also served clients in the energy and transportation sectors. Daniel joined McKinsey in 1994 and has served clients from offices in London, Dubai, Moscow, and Warsaw. He has also co-authored a number of McKinsey reports on the economy and digitization in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, including „Poland 2025”, „Digital Poles”, „5 opportunities for Poland”, „The AI Revolution”, „Digital Poland”.

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Daniel Boniecki

Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Poland

Daniel is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He leads the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Practice in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Daniel specializes in strategy; large-scale transformation programs in areas of network operations, convergence and customer experience; and advanced analytics in churn, pricing, and capital expenditures. His clients include management boards and private equity firms, venture capital firms, and holding companies with telecom assets. He has also served clients in the energy and transportation sectors. Daniel joined McKinsey in 1994 and has served clients from offices in London, Dubai, Moscow, and Warsaw. He has also co-authored a number of McKinsey reports on the economy and digitization in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, including „Poland 2025”, „Digital Poles”, „5 opportunities for Poland”, „The AI Revolution”, „Digital Poland”.

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Krzysztof Krawczyk

Partner at CVC Capital Partners

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Partner at CVC Capital Partners

06.03.2021

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Krzysztof Krawczyk is the Head of Warsaw Office and Partner at CVC Capital Partners. Prior to joining CVC, Krzysztof was a Managing Partner of Innova Capital, one of the leading mid-market private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Partner at CVC Capital Partners

Krzysztof Krawczyk is the Head of Warsaw Office and Partner at CVC Capital Partners. Prior to joining CVC, Krzysztof was a Managing Partner of Innova Capital, one of the leading mid-market private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Andrzej Sykulski

Managing Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Trigon

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Managing Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Trigon

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Andrzej Sykulski is the Managing Partner at Trigon Dom Maklerski, where he manages the investment banking activities

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Managing Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Trigon

Andrzej Sykulski is the Managing Partner at Trigon Dom Maklerski, where he manages the investment banking activities

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Kinga Stanisławska

Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund

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Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund

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Kinga has  20 years of experience in investments and finance. She is founder of Experior VC, investing in scale ups and growth, pure software with strong ML/AI in SaaS, including software deep tech, ecommerce, big data driven companies across all verticals with a CEE nexus.

She is active in supporting women-led companies as a mentor and investor. She established the European Women in VC platform with the aim of increasing the number of female partners at venture funds across Europe from the current low single digit percentage number it is today. 

Kinga is Investment Committee member of the EIC Fund and advisor to European Innovation Council. Kinga was a management board member of Polish VC Association for 5 years. She sits on the board of private and public companies (TYLKO, Tourmedica, Ten Square Games). She is named one of the TOP 50 of Europe’s most influential women in the start-up and venture capital space by EU Startups and top 50 women in tech in Europe by Forbes.

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Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund

Kinga has  20 years of experience in investments and finance. She is founder of Experior VC, investing in scale ups and growth, pure software with strong ML/AI in SaaS, including software deep tech, ecommerce, big data driven companies across all verticals with a CEE nexus.

She is active in supporting women-led companies as a mentor and investor. She established the European Women in VC platform with the aim of increasing the number of female partners at venture funds across Europe from the current low single digit percentage number it is today. 

Kinga is Investment Committee member of the EIC Fund and advisor to European Innovation Council. Kinga was a management board member of Polish VC Association for 5 years. She sits on the board of private and public companies (TYLKO, Tourmedica, Ten Square Games). She is named one of the TOP 50 of Europe’s most influential women in the start-up and venture capital space by EU Startups and top 50 women in tech in Europe by Forbes.

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