KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2019
CTO of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel-Aviv University
Menny Barzilay is an internationally known speaker and tech entrepreneur. Known as evangelist of innovation. He is a strategic adviser to leading enterprises around the world, as well as States and Governments in various field including cyber security, innovation and artificial intelligence (AI). He is co-founded several companies, including Cytactic, FortyTwo Global and FortyTwo Labs (R&D center India). Additionally, he is the CTO of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel-Aviv University. Menny sits in the advisory board of several startup companies including Cognigo, a disruptive Artificial Intelligence startup in the field data analytics and data classification. He is a former CISO in the intelligence services of the Israeli Defense Forces (Capt. Res.), and held several tech-related managerial positions in the largest Israeli banking group. Menny is a member of the International Cyber Conference organizers team and co-founded both the Israeli hacking challenge and B-SIDES TLV. Also leads an esteemed community of Israeli cyber security experts and he is a member of the ISACA Cyber Security Subcommittee.
Creative Director, Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur
Henri Hyppönen is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, TV host and creative director. He is the founder of several companies, including a production company, a research company, and most recently a company that creates AI based tools to understand humans.
Henri likes to challenge conventional thinking. He combines storytelling, scientific research, creative thinking and real-life examples to introduce new ways of thinking and help people see the surprising truth in a situation.
Henri has interviewed political leaders, media personalities and creative leaders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Welch, Will Smith, Jimmy Wales, Ed Catmull and Ricky Martin to understand their most important lessons in business and life.
He was awarded Speaker of the Year (Finland, 2013), The Best Comedy Show in Finland (Finland, 2014, 2015), Science Communication Award (Finland, 2015) and Radio Host of the Year (Finland, 2000).
His latest book, Why We Fear, helps us challenge and rethink the stories we tell ourselves about fear. He is currently working on his fifth book, a deep dive into the future of creative work, AI and the human mind.
Head of Trends at Insider Trends
I help large retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail concepts.
Cate Trotter has helped top retailers brands to innovate and create world-leading retail ecosystems. Cate frequently works with CEOs of these companies. She is a very experienced speaker, regularly making keynote presentations worldwide. Cate’s experience of setting up two successful businesses in her twenties led to her being named a Future 100 and Startup 100 entrepreneur. LinkedIn named her one of the top 15 most listened to professionals in the UK.
Cate combines unique, powerful insights with solid data, presenting them in a no-nonsense way. She uses inspirational case studies to show how audiences can tap into these trends and get ahead. Cate’s presentations draw on her personal connections and interviews with retail innovators, as well as first-hand experience of the world’s best retail spaces. This enables her to develop fresh perspectives that challenge and enlighten audiences.
Ariel Kenneth Ampol
Customer Success Manager and PH Site Leader, InfiniteDATA
Ariel, in his capacity as Director of Customer Success, oversees global support operations for the ScheduleIN and AutomateNOW! Workload Automation products. He also manages InfiniteDATA's Manila office, which he pioneered in 2018 in support of the company's global vision. Prior to joining InfiniteDATA, he led process improvement and migration efforts around workload scheduling and other areas at HP/DXC for the P&G account.
Passionate about knowledge and learning, he was a volunteer lecturer at HP on Service Management and Project Management. Ariel holds a Masters degree in Technology Management from the University of the Philippines where he was a full scholar.
President & CEO, InfiniteDATA
Miroslaw is a Co-Founder and CEO of InfiniteDATA, an Data and Automation Company.
He is responsible for all aspects of managing the growth of the company: finding new business opportunities, engaging new customers, assure a world-class software product development, leading the group of amazing individuals, pioneering new approaches and developing business partnerships, but foremost he is devoted to bring value to customers with the approach of uncompromised automation.
Miroslaw co-founded InfiniteDATA in 2010 and joined the origination as CEO in 2015 from TERADATA – the worldwide leader of advanced analytic where he was a Country Executive responsible for Professional Services. Prior to Teradata, Miroslaw held multiple management positions in global departments of Hewlett-Packard and Procter&Gamble. He brings overall over 18 years of industry experience gathered in environments of FORTUNE 500 companies.
He holds a degree in Information Technology from Technical University of Gdańsk, Poland and Master from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen, France.
Asia Business Development Manager at InfiniteDATA
Pekka Barck has 30 years of experience in the IT space. He built his first analytical database in 1986 for a R&D Centre. His focus on information management has resulted in experience in all major industry sectors in 20 countries. As a leading authority on complex ecosystems, analytics, big data, security and CRM, he has had a solid background from many environments both as a customer and consultant. He has had technical, business and project responsibilities.
Principal Architect, InfiniteDATA
Marek is Co-Founder and Principal Architect of InfiniteDATA, a Data and Automation Company. He is responsible for delivery of innovative automation solutions based on the InfiniteDATA products to the Customers. He also provides trainings and consultancy in this area. Marek has over 30 years of experience in the diverse aspects of IT space – from small to very big, global organizations like Procter & Gamble and HP where he was building his career for over 20 years. Marek holds Master degree of Telecommunication and ICT from Warsaw University of Technology.
Data Engineer, SCS Expert
Piotr received his masters from Warsaw Technical Universtity, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. He started his career at SAS Education Center in Warsaw, where since 2011 he nourished his skills as a trainer and expert in Business Intelligence and Business Analytics. Currently Data Engineer at SCS Expert architects and deploys Big Data solutions based on SAS, Open Source and Cloud technologies delivering projects for customers in Poland and abroad.
Director Customer Care Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence Development, Orange Poland
He is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and George Washington University. Since the beginning of his career he has been involved in customer service systems and processes. He was responsible for the development of the CRM system for Poland’s biggest implementation – the Blue Line of Telekomunikacja Polska. He has launched solutions such as My Orange, Orange Expert and Our Orange community. At present, he is responsible for Max – the voicebot of the Orange hotline. He is an expert in new technology applications in customer support processes. Privately he is fascinated by the trends in mobile, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Technology Consulting Manager, Accenture
Technology Consulting Manager in Financial Services Operating Group, combining deep technical knowledge with business acumen. Over 11 years of experience in IT projects for key companies on Local and Foreign markets in banking and insurance sector. Specialized in designing and delivering Business Analytics & Business Intelligence solutions – Data Warehousing, Reporting Systems, DSS, CRM, Predictive Analytics and Business Processes Automation.
Software Developer, JLupin Software Studio
Piotr is a software developer experienced in working with distributed systems and microservices. In JLupin Software Studio he is responsible for design and creation of OPS tools - JLupin Platform Control Center and MicroAPM.
Michaela Caroline Jarisch
Executive Innovation & Business Development, A1 Telekom Austria
Michaela is a passionate, inspiring business executive, who uses the advantages of data, digitalization, technology and customer centricity to deliver business development, digital transformation in order to achieve tangible results. She had roles like the following across AT, RU, CIS, TT, IN, RO: Group Sales & Marketing Director, Chief Commercial Officer, Group Director Customer Base Management, Executive Innovation & Business Development, Head of Customer Value & Retention Management, Head of CRM & Loyalty in branches such as telecommunication and IT Industry, financial service and retail (e-commerce & offline), hospitality and tourism.
Head of Business Organization & Projects Department, UNIQA
Monika has been working in UNIQA for over 9 years, in January 2017 became Head of Organization and Projects Department (currently: Organization Development Department), where is responsible for the area of projects portfolio, processes management and automations. During her career she was involved in many initiatives and projects at the local and international level. Lately she was performing the role of PM for sales network restructuring programme and change of organization structure of polish companies. She graduated University of Łódź from the faculties of International Economic Relation and Data analytics and Data mining.
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Poland
Employee with the longest experience in the Polish branch of Microsoft, where he has been working since September 1994, currently as the National Technology Officer. At the same time, he is a Member of the Management Board of Microsoft sp. z o.o. (since 2013). Member of the Working Group on Data Protection at the Ministry of Digitization (2018). Vice-Chairman of the Council of The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He regularly publishes in “IT Professional” and “IT in Administration”.
Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Precision Mechanics (1985). If he came back from a trip, it means that he is already planning another one. He would most willingly find time for one more book or a longer walk with his dog.
VP, Sabre Polska
Experienced senior executive manager with over 20 years of experience in the IT and banking industry. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Cracow, faculty Telecommunications and holds Executive MBA title. From the beginning of his career associated with new technologies, building and implementing systems for various sectors of the economy, successively as a programmer, consultant, and department director.
Chief Technology Officer, InfiniteDATA
Adam is a Co-Founder and CTO of InfiniteDATA, a Data and Automation Company. He represents 18 years of professional experience with Fortune 500 companies.
Adam is leading the efforts of InfiniteDATA Labs for ScheduleIN Workload Automation, a flagship software product of InfiniteDATA. He is responsible for all aspects of the product engineering, design, and development. Currently, Adam is devoted for delivery of 3rd generation of ScheduleIN Workload Automation platform, a foundation to InfiniteDATA domination of global WLA market.
Director, UiPath Poland
Aleksander Kania supports enterprises in employing advanced technologies to support their business. His interests and competences range from Robotic Process Automation and AI through Big Data, Natural Language Processing, Speech Analytics and Voice Biometrics.
Aleksander is one of the pioneers of the use of Robotic Process Automation in Polish enterprises. He is the creator and moderator of the largest discussion group devoted to RPA on LinkedIn.
As part of UiPath, Aleksander is responsible for the development of RPA and AI in Poland. He is involved in the largest projects of automation of business processes implemented in our country.
Aleksander graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in the field of Quantitative Methods and Information Systems and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Intelligent Automation Manager at Accenture
Michalina is working for Accenture Management Consulting as Intelligent Automation Delivery Manager. She has extensive prior experience in identifying opportunities and driving business transformation projects through Intelligent Automation, process re-engineering, lean six sigma and analytics (100+ workshop sessions delivered). She leads and coordinates automation program for Clients from various industries – Insurance, Finance & Accounting, Banking, Compliance, HR, FMCG (120+ FTEs released within 100+ automations). She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Faculty of Management and Production Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology. She is moreover a certified Lean Six Sigma and Agile Practitioner.
Senior Partner, Maruta Wachta Law Firm
Lawyer, legal adviser, co-founder and partner at MARUTA WACHTA law firm. Expert in the field of new technologies and intellectual property law. He has over 20 years of experience in advising IT sector clients, supervises key technology contracts, coordinates projects in the field of cloud computing and license agreements of the largest software providers (SAP, Oracle, MS, IBM) with particular emphasis on optimization and license audits. Lecturer of technology law at public and private universities. Recommended by Chambers Europe (Band I ), a laureate in TMT specialization in 2016-2019 of the Rzeczpospolita daily.
Managing Director, Accenture
Karol Mazurek is the Managing Director at Accenture Poland. He has been working in the IT sector for over 20 years now. He has been a part of Accenture since 1998 and is currently responsible for cooperation with clients from the financial sector within Accenture Consulting. He has many years of experience in managing large and complex projects in the field of digital transformation, integration and system architecture, IT strategy and outsourcing – primarily related to the implementation, development and maintenance of major systems for clients from the banking sector. Karol Mazurek graduated from the Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics at the Warsaw University of Technology.
Partner Technology Consulting Leader, PWC Advisory
Marek for twenty years has been specialising in providing innovative technology solutions to the financial services sector customers; since the beginning of 2018, he is responsible for this area at PwC. During his career, he has been supporting the biggest financial institutions in Poland in building their digital competencies and he was implementing core banking, front-end, CRM, workflow and data warehouse solutions. He was also responsible for delivering complex migration and integration projects, also delivering implementations in areas of digital marketing and artificial intelligence.
His experience also includes defining digital and CRM strategies, defining the ultimate loan selling processes and implementing a core system - at the biggest banks in Poland.
Presales Manager & Architect, Integral Solutions
Konrad has over 18 years experience delivering DWH, ETL & Business Intelligence Consulting and Application services, for customers within the Financial Services, Telecom, Technology, Retail, industries. Since joining Integral Solutions (Informatica distributor), Konrad has worked at many IT technology company. Providing pre-sales support and manage technical components of Proof of Concept type projects. Lead technical training, seminars & workgroups for many Clients. Konrad began his career as the reporting and BI designer for an ERP software provider, then his career was developed through successive stages at Telco and global software and hardware vendors like Oracle, IBM, Teradata and Informatica.
Sales Engineer, Snowflake
Piotr is a Sales engineer in Snowflake. Throughout his career, Piotr worked with companies like Amazon Web Services and Atos IT Services in various roles. During that time he supported both private and public cloud customers. Over 10 years of hands-on experience in transforming and migrating obsolete architectures into modern resilient solutions. In Snowflake Piotr assists customers on their way towards efficient data warehousing.
Intelligent Automation Capability and Delivery Lead, Accenture
For over 10 years now Maciek Skowroński has been providing consulting services in the field of business and technology for companies from the financial sector. For many years he has also been responsible for the intelligent automation practice in Poland, implementing projects in the areas of robotics, artificial intelligence and analytics. Maciek Skowroński is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, specializing in insurance, financial accounting and ebusiness.
Presales & Senior Architect, InfiniteDATA
Over the last 8 years, Daniel used to work in Telecomunication Company in BI Environment Architect role. He was in charge of enterprise datawarehouse architecture and BI process automation. He has 15 years of experience in IT in the field of BI, integration, and architecture. Daniel graduated MBA Digital Transformation at Warsaw University of Technology Business School.
Vice President Of IT Strategy at Business Support Solutions SA (Pelion Group)
Highly motivated Executive and IT Expert with over 20 years of experience mainly in finanse and retail companies but also in public administration. Paweł was mainly responsible for IT systems development and maintenance, project management as well as IT governance and strategy. Since 2017 focused on IT strategy, digital transformation and RPA. Graduated Warsaw Management University and Warsaw University of Technology.
Head of Consulting Practice, Solution Architect, InfiniteDATA
Krystian is Co-Founder and Professional Services Director of InfiniteDATA, a Data and Automation Company, with over 15 years of experience in area of Data Processing, Data Analytics and Process Automation. Krystian is leading the Professional Services part of InfiniteDATA, responsible for all production implementations and migrations to ScheduleIN Workload Automation, a flagship software product of InfiniteDATA. He’s main focus is to deliver value for InfiniteDATA customers, and propagate Automation across enterprise organizations.
Director of Alliances EMEA, Tricentis
Peter Szedlacek started his professional career in the telecom industry in different technical roles. After passing with distinction a MSC and MBA graduate, he moved into sales related roles in telecommunication and software companies. Peter is now 9 years with Tricentis. In the beginning he had built up the Austrian business, after 5 years he started to build up the channel business in EMEA.
At Tricentis he runs the alliances team of EMEA, responsible for the channel business in that area.
President and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Management Associates
As President and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Management Associates, Dan is responsible for developing and executing strategic market research, delivering value to IT organizations through consulting engagements, and directing product developments and marketing efforts. Dan joined EMA in 2005 and has over 30 years of experience in information systems, software development, and technology outsourcing. Dan focuses on all aspects of intelligent and automated management of IT
Prior to joining EMA, Dan was the president & CEO of NETdelivery, a company that develops secure electronic data collection, delivery, and management software for Fortune 1000, financial, and government markets.
Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft
Cloud Solutions Architect in Microsoft with focus on DevOps, IoT, Data Infrastructure and Artificial Intelligence. Expert in SAP on Azure. Throughout his career Piotr worked with a number of companies, including Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Sun Microsystems in various architect roles. In Microsoft he is engaged in large scale enterprise architecture projects with advanced networking capabilities, large volumes of data, data warehousing and advanced analytics.
Global Team Lead Solution Architects, Tricentis
Roman Zednik started his professional career as a Software Developer for more the 6 years in the finance space. After that he moved into a Presales Consultant role for many years at companies like Mercury, Hewlett-Packard Software and now for more the 5 years already at Tricentis.
At Tricentis he runs the global Team of Solution Architects responsible for all Continuous Testing products within the Tricentis Continuous Testing Platform.
Business Development Executive, InfiniteDATA Services
Co-Founder and CEO of InfiniteDATA Services, responsible for professional services strategy and growth. Grazyna has over 14 years of business development and organizations management experience in business intelligence for telco, banking, and FMCG industries.
In previous role, Grazyna successfully built Service Management organization in one of leading BI company. She was involved in off-shore professional services organization setup and responsible for IT transition and transformation projects aiming to improve services management organizations and processes efficiency for customers.
Acting IT Director, LOT Polish Airlines
Jakub worked in several Telecomunication Companies, where he gained experience in telecomunication branch. Jakub started as an IT Analyst and was responsible for developing and maintenance of IT systems, according to business-site expectations. Experienced in complex IT systems, J2EE, ORACLE, PeopleSoft, WebMethodes and others. In 2005 became a project manager in key project portfolio and responsible for running various IT Projects.
Jakub is Certified Project Manager(PMI PMP)in fields of specialties in: Risk Management, Planning and Control, Change Management, End to end and integration management, Team working and leading, Issue management, Knowledge management, Schedule management
CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN 2019
radio and television journalist, moderator, author and editor of texts
Over 20 years of experience in the Polish mass media – radio, television and internet.
Highly experienced and successful in effective information management, creating and launching new TV programs, providing live television and radio interviews, managing relations with market leaders - FMCG, Financial, Energy and Automotive Industries.
Proven writing skills enable quick creation of eye catching marketing messages or info material. Persuasive and relationship management talents guarantee reaching the diverse audience.
Professional background is helping me in sharing and transferring knowledge to my students in three Polish Universities during author courses in the field of advertising, marketing and business.