The Inspiration Stage

Fully live-streamed stage, where you can expect plenty of food for thought. We assembled here industry experts, thought leaders, and interesting figures.

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the Inspiration Stage

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Some specific topics that will
be discussed at the Inspiration Stage

Łukasz Grass

Roman Ficek

Od jednej małej myśli do rekordów świata

Będzie to niezwykle inspirująca rozmowa Łukasza Grassa z Romanem Fickiem m.in. o pasji, adrenalinie, emocjach, wyznaczaniu celów i przełamywaniu barier.

Iryna Szwabowska

Sales Manager, Commercial Accounts and Global Customers @ Dell Technologies

Jak zacząć zmieniać świat za 200$?

Postęp technologiczny ma ogromny wpływ na naszą planetę. Warto postawić sobie pytanie: w jaki sposób my, managerowie IT, możemy przyczynić się do ulepszenia świata? Czy decyzje, które na co dzień podejmujemy – dotyczące sprzętu IT, budowania zespołów i zaangażowania w projekty mają w tym kontekście jakieś znaczenie? Posłuchaj, jak możesz zacząć zmieniać świat za 200 dolarów kwartalnie.

Eliza Stasińska

IT Enterprise Application's Portfolio director @ mBank

IT Manager of tomorrow is driven by tomorrow.

Co powinniśmy brać pod uwagę w kontekście jutra? Nie tylko technologię, ale też biznes, który wspieramy, partnerów, którym towarzyszymy, organizację, którą współtworzymy. „Menadżer IT jutra” potrafi dziś działać tak, by zabezpieczyć otoczenie na wyzwania przyszłości. Tak by jutro być pierwszym partnerem, o którym się myśli w kontekście wspólnego budowania organizacji i biznesu. W ten sposób, zabezpiecza też „swoje” jutro zawodowe. Tyle, że jako efekt swoich działań, a nie ich pierwszy cel. Zapewnia popyt na swoje usługi, a w konsekwencji otwiera sobie drogę do wyboru projektu, obszaru, a nawet pracodawcy, czy przyszłej roli. Menedżer IT jutra, to współodpowiedzialny partner, nie dostawca. Solidna opoka i przewodnik po świecie technologii. Myśli o jutrze każdego dnia. A o czym konkretnie?

Bartosz Górczyński

Managing Partner @ CIONET

Magdalena Nowicka

Vice President of the Management Board @ BNP Paribas Bank

Michał Plechawski

CIO @ mBank

Andrzej Miron

Management Board Member and CIO @ Nationale-Nederlanden Polska

Droga do CIO

Szymon Araczewski

VP Software Development Expertise Family / Head of Nearshore IT Competence Center @ Bosch

Ireneusz Zalewski, Dr.

Senior Director IT Products @ Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft

Rafał Stepnowski

Director of Government Affairs @ Boeing, Poland

Sukces i przyszłość globalnych centrów kompetencyjnych IT w Polsce.

Łukasz Grass

Radosław Buszan

Sales Director @ Dell EMC Polska

Maciej Dębski

Prezes Zarządu @ Fundacja DBAM O MÓJ Z@SIĘG

Szymon Araczewski

VP Software Development Expertise Family / Head of Nearshore IT Competence Center @ Bosch

Przyszłość naszej pracy. Nowe wyzwania, nowe możliwości.

Dołącz i posłuchaj debaty na tematy związane z:
- Kompetencje przyszłości związane z modelem pracy hybrydowej
- Jak model pracy online wpływa na takie obszary jak kreatywność, budowanie relacji, work-life balance
- Jaka jest rola Managerów w kreowaniu wydajnego środowiska pracy zdalnej i hybrydowej

Łukasz Grass

Karol Bączkowski

Ratownik Medyczny & Trener Pierwszej Pomocy

Ratownik medyczny, człowiek czy już nie?

Odporność na stres, umiejętność radzenia sobie w trudnych sytuacjach, praca pod presją czasu – To umiejętności, które regularnie pojawiają się w ogłoszeniach o pracę, a w czasach Covid-19 zdecydowanie umocniły się na górze listy kompetencji każdego skutecznego Managera.
Dołącz i posłuchaj niezwykle szczerej rozmowy z Karolem, w której będzie m.in o tym:
- jak w ostatnich miesiącach wyglądała na co dzień praca ratownika medycznego
- jak radzić sobie w sytuacjach kryzysowych
- jak budować w sobie odporność na stres
- gdzie szukać siły i motywacji gdy wkoło pełno ograniczeń zewnętrznych Temat nie jest lekki i przyjemny, ale z pewnością sprowokuje do przemyśleń.

Akshay Anand

Product Ambassador @ AXELOS®

Do high velocity organizations need IT Service Management?

{In the trailer guy voice) In a world … of “digital” product management, one question is constantly being asked – is ITSM still relevant?
The answer is “yes, but not in the same way”. If you’re interested in finding out why, join Akshay Anand (Product Ambassador, ITSM) to understand:
- How service organizations are changing their ways of working
- Why the role of Service Management needs to change (and how)
- How these trends are reflected in the ITIL 4 “High Velocity IT” publication

Amir Elion

Digital Innovation Lead, Nordics @ Amazon Web Services

Culture of innovation

Amazon’s approach to innovation has remained consistent since the company first launched – start with the customer, and work backwards. To support long-term innovation at speed and scale, Amazon’s Culture of Innovation is organized around four interdependent elements: Culture, Mechanisms, Architecture, Organization

Andrew Tarvin

CEO @ Humor That Works

Funny to Money: Tapping Into Your Sense of Humor for Fun (and Profit)

Back after a standout session at last year's conference, Andrew Tarvin returns to take us deeper into developing our skill of humor. The truth is that you are far more capable than you think. The question isn’t, “Are you funny?” The question is “What kind of funny are you?” By combining top communication theory with science-backed research and a whole-heckuva-lotta comedic trial and error, we’ve discovered the 7 humor profiles anyone can leverage for creating humor that works (that won’t get you cancelled).

Greg Sanker

CIO @ Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Excellence in Leadership

2020 was year of massive disruption for organizations. We overcame much, and we accomplished much. But one thing has become clear: Digital Transformation and the Covid pandemic haven’t so much changed the future of leadership, but rather exposed just how irrelevant traditional leadership thinking is going forward
Traditional leadership models focus on what we do as leaders. What’s missing is who we are.
Leaders must renegotiate their relationship with three foundational elements. This session will challenge those relationships and encourage attendees on their path to Leadership Excellence.  

Piotr Majkowski

Senior Engineering Manager @ Spotify

Is the team autonomy the only thing that you really need?

Is the team autonomy really the Holy Grail of agile development practices? What are the drawbacks of unlimited autonomy and what can be done to avoid them? What is the role of leadership and management in this process?

Mark Higbie

Senior advisor @ Ford Motor Company

How Mindfulness@Ford is the Future

After three years of persistent grass-roots effort, in March 2020, a small cohort of passionate Ford employees launched a peer-driven mindfulness program that's grown from 8 to 2,200 participants. Today, the Ford Mindfulness Club offers an expanding curriculum of daily meditation classes via WebEx, in seven countries where Ford has automotive operations. Via the championship of Executive Chairman Bill Ford, the Ford Mindfulness Club has created an ardent community of colleagues and friends exploring the depths and benefits of contemplative practice.

Mercedes Escala

VP Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives @ IBM

Building up a strong international Teams

Driving engagement across your teams.

Greg Sanker

CIO @ Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Patti Blackstaffe

CEO & Transformation Specialist @ GlobalSway

N.J. Robinson

Deputy Director of IT @ US Air Force & Principle @ Hi-Tech Leadership LLC

Essence of Digital Leadership

Why is Digital Leadership different from traditional leadership from the past? What worked for the industrial age does not work for a new digital landscape, and many struggles surface as new approaches and styles emerge. In this panel, you will meet experienced leaders discussing the essence of Digital Leadership, what is working, what isn’t working and the skills and capabilities identified for our next generation of digital leaders. Join us for a session jam-packed with practical advice for leaders at all experience levels.

Wojciech Tatys

Global Business Excellence & Transformation Lead @ Discovery Inc

Justyna Andrzejewska

Director, EMEA Regional HR Operations & Transformation @ SC Johnson

Marcin Nowakowski

CEO & founder @ agile-lawyer

Anna Szczepańska

Psychologist, HR Manager @ Objectivity & Founder of expert’s project: zaptytajpraktyka.pl

How to engage, develop and retain talents

The environment we are working in is constantly changing. New technologies drive rapid process changes. Change is our new normal, but where in all of this are people? How do they feel about their roles? Do they receive the right support in growing and successfully supporting the organization? Let's try to deep dive this topic to find out how to make it work.

Aga Światowa

VP Technology and Innovation @ Discovery Inc.

Paweł Łopatka

VP & Country Manager @ SoftServe & ABSL Strategic Board Member

Lucyna Szyszkowiak

Commercial Excellence Program Manager @ Signify

Kinga Jaśkowiak

Talent and Succession Program Manager @ HPE

The pandemic gender effect - what's the impact on the Tech industry?

We will discuss why women are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis and how we can prevent them from leaving the tech workforce.

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What formats can
you expect

Panel discussion

Moderated discussion between expert panelists.

Keynote

An industry expert or leader sharing thoughts on a hot topic.

Lightning talks

Short, 5 minutes talks by conference attendees.

Interview

With an industry leader around a selected topic.

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Speakers that you will
meet at the Inspiration Stage

Roman Ficek

Panelist

Anna Szczepańska

Psychologist, HR Manager @ Objectivity & Founder of expert’s project: zaptytajpraktyka.pl

Panelist

Rafał Stepnowski

Director of Government Affairs @ Boeing, Poland

Panelist

Maciej Dębski

Prezes Zarządu @ Fundacja DBAM O MÓJ Z@SIĘG

Panelist

Iryna Szwabowska

Sales Manager, Commercial Accounts and Global Customers @ Dell Technologies

Speaker

Andrzej Miron

Management Board Member and CIO @ Nationale-Nederlanden Polska

Panelist

Michał Plechawski

CIO @ mBank

Panelist

Kinga Jaśkowiak

Talent and Succession Program Manager @ HPE

Panelist

Ireneusz Zalewski, Dr.

Senior Director IT Products @ Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft

Panelist

Magdalena Nowicka

Vice President of the Management Board @ BNP Paribas Bank

Panelist

Andrew Tarvin

CEO @ Humor That Works

Speaker

Greg Sanker

CIO @ Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Speaker

N.J. Robinson

Deputy Director of IT @ US Air Force & Principle @ Hi-Tech Leadership LLC

Panelist

Mercedes Escala

VP Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives @ IBM

Speaker

Karol Bączkowski

Ratownik Medyczny & Trener Pierwszej Pomocy

Speaker

Mark Higbie

Senior advisor @ Ford Motor Company

Speaker

Amir Elion

Digital Innovation Lead, Nordics @ Amazon Web Services

Speaker

Lucyna Szyszkowiak

Commercial Excellence Program Manager @ Signify

Panelist

Eliza Stasińska

IT Enterprise Application's Portfolio director @ mBank

Speaker

Wojciech Tatys

Global Business Excellence & Transformation Lead @ Discovery Inc

Speaker

Justyna Andrzejewska

Director, EMEA Regional HR Operations & Transformation @ SC Johnson

Panelist

Marcin Nowakowski

CEO & founder @ agile-lawyer

Panelist

Patti Blackstaffe

CEO & Transformation Specialist @ GlobalSway

Gear Up Trainer
Panelist

Aga Światowa

VP Technology and Innovation @ Discovery Inc.

Speaker

Paweł Łopatka

VP & Country Manager @ SoftServe & ABSL Strategic Board Member

Panelist

Piotr Majkowski

Senior Engineering Manager @ Spotify

Panelist
Speaker

Radosław Buszan

Sales Director @ Dell EMC Polska

Panelist

Bartosz Górczyński

Managing Partner @ CIONET

Panelist

Szymon Araczewski

VP Software Development Expertise Family / Head of Nearshore IT Competence Center @ Bosch

Panelist

Akshay Anand

Product Ambassador @ AXELOS®

Pannelist
Speaker

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