Ariel Kenneth Ampol
Customer Success Manager and PH Site Leader, InfiniteDATA
Paweł has over 8 years of experience in the domain of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence. He has been working for large clients from financial (banking, insurance) and telco sectors. Currently manager in Data Department at Alior Bank, responsible for Data Warehouse & BI ecosystem (architecture, business administration, etc.).
Harald De Bakker
Cloud Sales at Informatica
Harald, as Cloud Leader Benelux, is responsible for the Informatica cloud offerings for all industries. With over 20 years IT background he has an extensive knowledge of IT offerings and the impact on organizations. Prior to joining Informatica he was responsible for the Hybrid Cloud offering of IBM in the Middle East - Gulf region with a focus on business process management. Harald has a M.Sc. of Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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.
Chief Executive Officer, REVE
Senior Manager with many years of experience in IT management and a very good understanding of the business processes of retail and wholesale FMCG companies. In the past, he built effective IT structures in the largest Polish companies that implemented strategic business projects.
Operations Manager, EcoVadis
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.
R&D Director at Eversis, Product Officer at Wizlink
CIO, R&D Director, COO and CTO in global companies. Created and implemented IT strategies for demanding insurance, financial, telecommunications and defence sectors, which engage stakeholders up to C-level to achieve common understanding and gain approval on assumptions, requirements and deliverables. He is well versed at leading global multi-functional teams to focus on priorities and drive common understanding of business goals and competently communicating with sales, marketing and technical teams to ensure effective delivery. RPA expert and co-founder of Wizlink, a zero-code RPA tool that can boost front and back office within days, not months.
Agile & DevOps Center of Excellence, Teradata
Tomas works for Teradata over 10 years as DI developer and DevOps expert. Two years ago, he moved to global CoE team sitting in San Diego. He is the co-designer and guarantor of several automation tools that helped to accelerate delivery of DWH solutions in Europe, Australia, Asie and Africa. Tomas is currently responsible for global propagation of Code and Testing Automation approach which makes Agile delivery physically possible.
Tomas holds Master Degree in Computer Science and PhD Degree in the field of Applied Mathematics both from the Technical University of Ostrava. He lives in small village in the eastern part of Czech Republic with his wife and sons. When he is not glued to the keyboard he spends his free time in the mountains with family.
Information Technology and Shared Services Executive
Karim, a Canadian citizen, reflects a true global footprint, having lived in 10 countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Canada, Israel, France, UK, India, Japan, Russia, and Romania. Karim graduated from York University in Toronto, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Sorbonne in Paris, and the University of Surrey in England.
Karim was an IT and Global Business Services executive at Procter & Gamble and enjoyed a variety of international assignments in his 29 years. Karim always dedicated a significant amount of time to non profit causes and in 2017, he was recognized as one of the top 150 philanthropists in Canada.
Karim has travelled to 160 countries and enjoys learning about new cultures. In his spare time, in manages his own investments and volunteers his time to non-profit causes. His professional website is KarimLadak.com and his personal travel website is CosmopolitanNomad.com
Chairman of the Board, Nova Praxis
Experienced Manager, whose tagline is "permanently organizing and improving the surrounding reality".
He specializes in the implementation of services consisting in the optimization of business processes, creating business development strategies, creating control systems, creating incentive schemes based on the MBO.
Has experience in industries: banking and finance, retail, production, shared services center, clothing industry.
He graduated with a master's degree in Computer Science at AGH in Krakow.
TV and radio journalist
Coach and communication advisor. Specializes in a domain of brand creation, public speaking training, auto-presentation. Radio and TV speaker. He claims: "I am teaching how to be convincing and articulate when presenting or speaking. I am passionate about helping to shape communication strategies. I am a speaker at TOK FM radio"
Chief Executive Officer, Digit.on
Founder and CEO of Digit.on, company automating business processes of international and local organizations. 25-year experience manager and entrepreneur with business consulting and IT-based solution implementation experience gained in global top consultancy and technology firms. Specializing in solutions optimizing operations and business processes. Lecturer of operations management for MBA students (University of Illinois, Warsaw University).
BI & Smart Data Unit Manager, Soflab Technology
Involved in IT for almost 20 years. Working as a developer, designer, technical and business consultant, SPM, architect, finally as project manager and unit manager yet still familiar with a technical layer of implementation.
Participated in IT projects for telecommunication, public, healthcare, finance and automotive sectors in Poland and abroad (f.e. in Gulf).
Successfully finished dozens of Business Intelligence projects as project manager or member of a technical team.
Expert & Business Partner at Eversis
Patryk can be recognized as a professional highly skilled in Innovation Management, International Business, and Customer Relationship Management. He is an RPA Specialist with a worldwide portfolio of clients from Public Sector, Energy Sector, Utilities, Government, and Banking & Finance. Patryk has used multiple automation tools (RPA). Also, he has been involved in the Cognitive and OCR implementations. He is also the sole point of contact for all the Automation related offshore India and Poland support. Patryk is currently working on the RPA strategy for one of the biggest Scottish banks. His advisory around the automation includes Business Case planning, Change Management, and CoE setup. From the technical point of view, the Automation Tool Vendor Selection, UAT Support, and end to end project support, Training, Project & Program Management.
OD&T Analytics Architecture
MLP Account Chief Technologist
P&G Account Lead Architect for Analytics
Maciek graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology. He worked as a developer, tech lead and solution architect, primarily on data warehousing projects. Then he moved to consulting area, focusing on financial services clients in Europe and USA. He is now a Chief Technologist at DXC.Technology and specializes in CPG and FSI industries. His hobby remains Data and Analytics.
Assistant Professor at Kozminski University and Research Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management
PhD in philosophy of artificial intelligence, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University, currently Research Fellow at the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. Recent visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research/ Brown University in New York City (2014). In 2011 Aleksandra worked as the Chairman of Media Regulation Working Party at the Council of European Union in Brussels. As a William J. Fulbright Scholar Aleksandra also majored in Sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York (2012), where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with particular emphasis on Second Life. Aleksandra’s current primary research interest include consequences of introducing artificial intelligence systems to people’s social and professional sphere as well as wearable technologies and human/bot interaction.
DevOps-ifier and EMEA Technical Director, Electric Cloud
Manuel is a senior DevOps evangelist, with a 20+ years international experience on both Dev and Ops solutions, in EMEA.
Often described as DevOps-ifier or DevOps-ologist, as his main role in his working life is to study the inputs and the outputs of the thinking systems that make up DevOps, and with an excellent knowledge of both technologies and markets, he helps people practice DevOps principles in real world organizations, and achieve results in big DevOps transitions projects, for Electric-Cloud.
Outside of DevOps he is a member of the BIEN (Basic Income European Network), he loves movies, literature contemporary art and music, and he is a guitar player - the last show he saw was A Perfect Circle that blew his mind! He lives between Rome and Paris.
He is also ITIL certified and a member of the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance), the Italian CDTI (Club Dirigenti Tecnologie dell’Informazione), and SiFPA (Simple Function Point Association).
Director of Development at SimplicITy
A Manager with the extensive experience in the field of IT management and excellent knowledge of automation in operational and business areas. A specialist in the field of building modern solutions and running business projects in the IT / new technologies industry. An expert in the field of IT service management and shaping flexible, efficient organizations
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.
Country Sales Leader in Poland, Teradata
Mariusz Wadolowski has over 15 years of experience in the domain of business intelligence and analytics. Over this career, he has been working for companies like SAS, IBM, and Teradata among others. Apart from Central European experience, Mariusz brings an international point of view. He spent almost three years in the Middle East, where he was managing IBM software group in Oman for one of the largest IT companies in the Gulf. Since the beginning of 2018, Mariusz is managing a sales team of Teradata Poland. In his free time, Mariusz is passionate about motorcycling and mountaineering.
Head of Cognitive Automation, Accenture
Over fifteen years’ experience in a variety of roles on both sides Business & IT, with a proven record of innovation agenda delivered.
A qualified and accredited LeanSixSigma with extensive experience of process improvement, Business Transformation, and Operational Management.
Accountable for RPA (RoboticProcessAutomation), Virtual Assistant (VA), Cognitive Computing as well as AI initiatives in Poland across various industries.
Managing pre-sales/sales activities and Client awareness about Intelligent Automation.
Expert in the delivery of RPA with experience gained across multiple industries through both strategic visioning and hands-on involvement.
Covering all levels of the program from C-level Management engagement, business strategy, process identification, design and build, infrastructure, delivery into a live environment and realization of benefits.
Also participated in the deployment of an Automation methodology to ensure a structured and consistent approach to the ongoing delivery of the automated solution.
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.
Project Management Department Manager, Soflab Technology
Experienced Project Manager with IT background.
He has over 15 years’ experience in managing of all life cycle IT projects, focused on requirements, development, tests, deployment, support, change and risk management. He successfully manages projects in multi-systems or multi-modules IT environment. Led teams with over 30 people, and manage projects/ programs implemented by many vendors.
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.
Business Intelligence Department Director, Polkomtel and Polsat Cyfrowy
Member of the Board, Technology Director, Netia
With Business Intelligence since the beginning of his professional career. For over 15 years he has been mastering BI as a supplier of solutions to the public sector (NBP), the banking sector (Bank Handlowy), the insurance sector (PZU), the energy and telecommunications sectors (Play, Telekomunikacja Polska, PTK Centertel, Dialog, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa) and to Polkomtel. He was dealing with a broad range of BI-based solutions – data warehouses, reporting systems and MIS, analytical CRM systems (among others implementing one of Poland’s first churn management support solutions), marketing campaign management systems and other solutions utilising the information embedded in data. At one of the BI suppliers, he was in charge of developing the analytical CRM area for customers in Poland and worldwide. Since 5 years he has been working “for the opposite side” – at Polkomtel, making sure that the BI solutions are effectively supporting the execution of corporate strategies and achievement of business goals. Since December 2014, he also has been responsible for the Business Intelligence area at Cyfrowy Polsat.
Regardless of which side he is working for, his motto is “to make the customer happy”.
Vicepresident, Member of the Board, ING Bank Śląski
Joanna Erdman – Vice-President of the Management Board of ING Bank Sląski S.A.
In her capacity, Joanna Erdman is in charge of the Strategic Clients Division and Financial Markets Division at ING Bank Śląski S.A. in Poland.
She started her professional career in 1995 in the Marketing Department in Bank Pekao S.A. She joined ING in 1996 and has since then been related to the area of Strategic Clients, as Department Director, Division Director and, prior to her appointment to Vice-President in 2013, Head of the Strategic Clients Division of ING Bank Śląski.
Joanna Erdman is a graduate of the Finance and Statistics Faculty at the Warsaw School of Economics.
CEO & Meeting Designer, Evention
Every day he is engrossed with business development. He is passionately creating the concepts of new meetings and their formats. He is building conference agendas that bring together interesting speakers and valuable content. For 20 he has been involved with the information and communications technology market in Poland. He has delivered hundreds of publishing and event projects in total. For many years, he was working for the Computerworld and CIO magazines published by IDG. He was a journalist, editor, head of events department, manager of executive training programmes. His core value, fundamental to his operations, has been creating effective areas of communication in business – whether in writing, online or in face to face meetings. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw and from postgraduate “Social Communication” studies organised by the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Director of Financial Shared Services Center, Amer Sport
Herve Hachet is the Director of Amer sports (Salomon, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, Suunto, Arcteryx, Mavic, Peak Performance brands) Shared Service Center based in Krakow since 2012
200 employees are working in Amer Sports service center, delivering Financial, Hr and IT services to Europe and North America business entities.
Herve has 30 years of experience managing financial teams, as a Chief Accountant for Supermarket companies, setting up several accounting teams from scratch to maturity, then Head of accounting department in Salomon Headquarters and finally setting up and leading the Amer Sports Service Center in Krakow,
Herve is aiming to lead the Krakow team to the Center of Excellence level, focusing on increasing internal capabilities, change management, and process efficiency, including Robotic Process Automation and Analytics
Amer Sports Shared Service in Krakow won the prestigious “2017 SSC of the year – Poland award” at CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards ceremony in Warsaw and is short listed in the “RPA implementation of the year in CEE” in the 2018 USA-Europe Shared Service Summit in New York the 20th of June in New York.
Herve holds a business Administration degree from French university and is an Aspire (Krakow Shared Services Center association) board member.
Managing Director, Head of Operations, Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas
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. He joined BGŻ BNP Paribas in 2008, supervising its development in the field of project management, and then also process management as well as analysis and design of system functionalities. As the Managing Director, actively involved in all mergers and integration processes of the BNP Paribas Group in Poland and the digital transformation of the Bank's organization. Currently responsible for the Operations Division, with the particular focus on the development of efficiency through the implementation of RPA solutions, automation based on new technologies and the culture of continuous improvement.
Executive Director, Group CIO, Tauron Polska Energia
Szymon Kowalczyk has graduated from the Legnica Higher Technical School with specialisation in computer systems and networks. He has been professionally involved with IT for 23 years. He has broad experience in execution of merger projects, consolidation of systems and infrastructures, process and IT costs optimisation. In 2007 he received a prize for taking the 1st place in the Infrastructure Simplification category of the international competition organised by Common Europe with his project of consolidation of platforms through virtualisation. In 2009 he received a prize for taking the 1st place in the Undertaking of the Year 2008 category of the competition organised by HDI Poland with the delivery of a project on “Optimisation and Business Improvement through Consolidation of IT Services”. In 2010 -2012 he was the Director of the “Annapurna” programme aimed at developing a state of the art bank based on mobile solutions utilising the sales and technology potential of one of Poland’s key cellular operators. In 2012-2013 he was working on a project of reorganisation and consolidation of IT organisational units aimed at improving the effectiveness and process optimisation while at the same time providing high availability parameters for the IT Services.
IT Director, Group CIO, Polpharma
Experienced Executive Director and CIO with a demonstrated strong skills and attitude to business / IT transformation and reorganization projects. Build and implement IT strategies, business and IT governance models, shared service centers, IT&OT security capabilities. Focused on supporting corporate strategy, business values and business drivers, not forget about cost optimization and savings. Digital leader with strategic and hands-on experience, enabling and supporting business transformation by implementation of digital platform, enterprise / business / IT architectures and roadmaps. Senior change and project manager leading and supporting key business / IT initiatives working with key corporate stakeholders. Supervisory board member experienced in shared service centres and financial institutions.
Honoured for business / IT transformations and visions:
- Digital Leader of the Year 2016 CIONET Poland,
- CIO Diamond 2016 "Macro strategist of business technology",
- TOP10 Intranet Nielsen Norman Group 2015,
- The most interesting of the best in category of IT strategy PTWP 2014.
Eager to learn and develop. Holds Executive MBA title, has practical and theoretical knowledge of AgilePM, PRINCE2, IPMA, MSP, M_o_R, P3O, MoP, ITIL, COBIT5 methodologies, proven by certificates.
CIO, Bank Zachodni WBK
Expert in developing IT systems and services for the financial industry. As of 2016, he is the CIO at the Bank Zachodni WBK SA.
He has commenced his involvement with the BZ WBK in 2002, working on development of market risk analysis systems. In 2004 – 2008 he worked in Switzerland as data warehouse engineer and director in charge of data analysis systems at UBS and Credit Suisse. In 2008 he recommenced his involvement with the Bank Zachodni WBK. He served as the director of the Information Management Competence Centre, responsible for the development of the data warehouse and also was the director of the Systems Development Area, responsible for implementation of solutions that built the Bank’s product offering and services. Presently serves as the CIO.
He graduated from the Poznan University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Computer Science and Econometrics. His areas of interest include electronic services development, data analysis systems and implementing technical innovations.
Executive CIO operating at the Board level with experience working in diverse, multicultural environments. Enables business growth and value creation through the smart use of IT solutions. Driven to deliver results without compromising on respect.
Experienced in IT and business management with a focus on e-commerce, digital transformation, management, organization&change management, mergers&acquisitions, divestments, relations with social partners in transformation programs.
Building better healthcare at Medicover - a leading private healthcare services provider.
Previously in CIO roles in retail (AmRest), logistics (DHL), production (Sanitec), FMCG (Tchibo), healthcare (ProMedicus).
CIO, Credit Agricole Bank Polska
As of June 2010, with CA Bank Polska (formerly: Lukas Bank), previously she has successfully served as the Director for the Business and Information Technology Collaboration Area at the Bank Zachodni WBK SA, in 2003 she has won the IT Leader title for her bank, and in 2004 she was the winner of the CIO of the Year competition.
She came to the HQ of the Bank Zachodni in 1991 as an IT intern. In 1998-2000 she was the Deputy Director of the IT Department. In 2000 she won the competition for the position of Chief of Application Development at AIB Poland Division. After the merger of the banks was announced, she was appointed Member of the Management Board of the new bank, in charge of the IT. Shortly after this she took on the duties of the CIO. Since 2002, she has been in the position of the Director of the Business and Information Technology Collaboration Area. She has graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
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