POLISH TECH DAY 2018

ABOUT

Polish Tech Day in London is one of the most prestigious international events on Polish new technologies. The initiative aims to foster bilateral relations between the Polish and British entrepreneurs and technology sectors and create an opportunity for quality networking. Since its first edition in 2015, Polish Tech Days hosted over 50 speakers, gathered over 500 participants and received support from Embassy of Poland, Google, and Deloitte among others. The event is a great chance to extend your business reach and become part of the PLUG community of Polish expatriates in technology.

Polish Tech Day hosts an annual pitching competition “Pitch To London”, showcasing winners of most prestigious start-up contents in Poland competing in front of a Jury of British and international investors and experts.

SPEAKERS

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Agenda

Participants Registration

Welcome by organisers

Opening Speech; Minister Piotr Kobza, Deputy Head of Mission 2018-06-20

Keynote #1 Independent thinking. By a robot

2017 first robot has been granted citizenship. In this moment, the idea of independence and freedom of a robot has crossed from the science-fiction realm into the real life. What are the consequences? Are we prepared? Should we be afraid or… excited?

Aleksandra Przegalińska, Research Fellow at MIT

Keynote#1: Ricky Knoxx ( Tandem)

Panel #1 Freedom to work or from work - Powered by G1ANT

How technology impacts the future of work

Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki, Journalist, President of British Alumni Society

Speakers:
- Aleksandra Przegalinska, Research Fellow at MIT
- Maja Meissner, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Meissner&Partners
- Bartosz Kochanowski, Head of Robotic Competence Center at Rhenus
- Krzysztof Prusik , Co-founder & CTO at G1ANT

Lunch break

Panel #2 Economic freedom or plain anarchy? - Powered by Linklaters

Moderator: Joanna Gawlicka, Linklaters

Speakers:
- Abhay Bhatnagar, Barclays
- Nicholas Bone, CEO Equichain
- Leona O’Brien, University of Cork
- Simon Treacy, Linklaters

Coffee break

Keynote #2 Digital Transformation at Work - a practitioner’s perspective

Sonia Wędrychowicz, Former Head of Consumer Bank Technology Singapore DBS Bank

Panel #3 Freedom of capital - Powered by mBank

The future of banks after cryptocurrencies and 10 years after the recession.

Moderator: Bogusława Cimoszko-Skowroński, Founder and Board Member at MIT Enterprise Forum Poland

Speakers:
- Sonia Wedrychowicz , Former Head of Consumer Bank Technology Singapore DBS Bank
- Jakub Zakrzewski, International Expansion General Manager at Revolut
- Aleksandra Gren, Country Head and Board Member at Fiserv Poland
- Krzysztof Dąbrowski, COO at mBank S.A.
- Alessio Bruni, Head of Europe in Luno

Evening part registration/ Coffee break

Pitch to London Finals Startup battle - Part 1

Pitching start-ups:
1. Biolumo
2. FinAI
3. NeuroDevice
4. NanoPure
5. Handerek
6. Genomtec
7. Smart Technologies Group

Pitch to London Finals Startup battle - Part 2

Pitching start-ups:
1. AbyssGlass
2. ShelfWise
3. Waywer
4. Timate System
5. Beesfund
6. Coderslab

Keynote #3 Freedom to inspire

Michael Berns, Digital Reasoning

Panel #4 Freedom of creativity - Powered by TVN

Moderator: Andre Wrobel, Co-Founder at Emerging Europe

Speakers:
- Miroslaw Filiciak, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at SWPS
- Maciej Maciejowski, Memeber of Management Board at TVN
- Dominka Drońska , Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Abbey Road Studios
- Aleksandra Szol-Tułecka, CEO at Pixers
- Marcos Bravo, Senior Marketing Manager
- Boris Dosen, Commercial Team at VividQ

Networking

100 years of independent thought by Emigration Museum in Gdynia and PLUG

E-migration. What do you know about “Polish Tech Diaspora”?
Get involved in the innovative research project undertaken by Emigration Museum in Gdynia and PlugIn.

Catching up with Packhelp - Pitch to London 2017 winners

Meet the winners of previous edition of the Pitch to London 2017.

Pitch to London Results

Conference closing by organisers

Networking cocktail and afterparty

Camden Lockside, 75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF

Bankside and Southwark AudioTrip powered guided tour

Hear about the theatres, bloodsports, brothels and beer while you explore the strange and fascinating history of what, for hundreds of years, was the spectacular but notorious entertainment district of London.

"I was enthralled" Mike Gerrard - The Times

Cost: Free
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 19th of June 2018,
Meeting place: The Needle Sculpture at South End London Bridge, London SE1 2SY

Registration

Poland - Senegal game watching & fan night out

Kick off your Polish Tech Day experience with Poland - Senegal game watching. Craft beer, big screen and like-minded people to celebrate the victory with (hopefully). Not your average Tuesday.

Cost: Free
When: Game starts at 16:00, 19th of June 2018
Where: Draft House Tower Bridge, 206 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP

Registration


PITCH TO LONDON is an annual competition for startups with „the Polish element”, at the heart of POLISH TECH DAY. We invite winners of the most prestigious startup events in Poland to compete at Google HQ in London, in front of a Jury of British and international investors.

Participating startups have 5 minutes to present their business idea, and persuade the Jury that they are the ones who deserve the title of a PITCH TO LONDON Winner, the main prize of £2,500 sponsored by mBank, and the Start-up Growth Package composed of software licences, tools and services that support business development, worth over £15,000 in total. Participation in PITCH TO LONDON at POLISH TECH DAY is a great opportunity to gain exposure to top British and international investors and a vibrant, international startup community of London.