Luke Dormehl is a journalist who is interested in a field of technology, particularly emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. He is the author of “Thinking Machines”: The inside story of Artificial Intelligence and our race to build the future”, and his book was reviewed in New York Times by Ray Kurzwiel.
"Luke Dormehl is the rare lay person — a journalist and filmmaker — who actually understands the science (and even the math) and is able to parse it in an edifying and exciting way. He is also a gifted storyteller who interweaves the personal stories with the broad history of artificial intelligence. I found myself turning the pages of Thinking Machines to find out what happens, even though I was there for much of it, and often in the very room."
Antoinette Matthews is the VP of Licensing & Communities at MIT Technology Review and Executive Director and Legal Clerk of MIT Enterprise Forum Global. Ms. Matthews is responsible for building out the international licensing and community business for MIT Technology Review. Her responsibilities include evaluating existing licensing contracts to increase profitability and quality, expanding MIT Technology Review's licenses internationally, and ensuring that contractual obligations are met and that quality controls are measured and adhered to. She provides support services to licensees across all MIT Technology Review product lines, including the MIT Enterprise Forum and Innovators Under 35 communities. As Executive Director of MIT Enterprise Forum, she is tasked with not only aligning MITEF more closely with the MIT Technology Review, but also with determining a new path forward for the organization, developing a sustainable business model and further expanding the global reach and impact of the MIT Enterprise Forum. Prior to coming to the U.S.A. in 2001, Ms. Matthews was the Relationship Marketing Manager for JD Group Pty Ltd in South Africa, at that time the largest group of national retail chains in the Southern hemisphere, and the Marketing Manager for the first IT chain South Africa. Ms. Matthews has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria.
Olga Afanasjeva is the COO of GoodAI, a general artificial intelligence R&D company based in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been working at the company since its early days. With a background in social sciences and art, she is pursuing her passion for discovery and for pushing the limits of "possible" as a leader of the GoodAI's General AI Challenge – a competition made up of multiple rounds, each designed to tackle a crucial research problem in human-level AI development.
Theoretical physicist, who devoted his professional life to advance the field of medical robotics and artificial organs. He pioneered research in artificial organs domain, especially heart valve prostheses and blood pumps (POLVAD) and created the Robin Heart surgical robot - first Polish and European telemanipulator for heart surgery. He developed the application of computer simulation in surgical planning and founded the International Society for Medical Robotics. He works in Medical University of Silesia Department of Cardiosurgery and Transplantology, Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development as a director of Institute of Heart Prostheses and is a member of Biomechanics and Biomaterials sections of Polish Academy of Sciences.
Graduated with PhD at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore under the Singapore-MIT Program (SMA3 Fellow).
She received her B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Transportation Engineering at the department of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. She conducted part of her M.Eng. Program at Nanyang Technological University. After that, she joined Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology as a Research Assistant before starting her doctoral study. Currently she is a Research Scientist at nuTonomy—a start-up talking one of the most difficult challenge in self-driving cars: urban driving. Katarzyna's research interests include (but are not limited to) sustainable mobility solutions and operations research.
Director of Innovation and Customer Experience Office at PKO Bank Polski S.A.
Experienced manager creating innovative solutions, products and services that meet real customer needs and lead to the achievement of business objectives.
20 years of experience in projects managing in Poland and abroad in the sectors of telecommunications, finance and IT. Successfully leaded projects related to the improvement of business processes, implementation of the strategy, implementation of information systems, electronic banking and financial services integration of telecommunications at KPMG. Holding the position of Director in financial institutions (Inteligo Financial Services and PKO Bank Polski) for 7 years, he is currently responsible for the implementation of the innovation process and for the cooperation with start-up environment, engaged in acceleration programs, cooperating with MITEF and D-RAFT. Graduate of Warsaw School of Economics (Banking and Finance) and of Warsaw School of Social Psychology.
CEO, WT | Wearable Technologies. Christian Stammel is the founder and CEO of the – first of its kind – innovation and business development platform for Wearable Technologies (WT). As serial entrepreneur, Christian founded his first two companies during university. Since the mid-90s he has founded more than 10 companies in the fields of geo data, navigation, internet, open innovation and technology consulting with a proven success record. Currently he operates as CEO of Wearable Technologies AG. He is a frequent keynote speaker on topics like IoT and beyond. His work cultivates multinationals and entrepreneurs alike to connect with forward thinkers, investors and most influential people within disruptive and converging industries. He developed the renowned open innovation platform, Innovation World Cup Series, through which he and his team support hundreds of companies every year. A well-known supporter of companies of all sizes, his brainchild Wearable Technologies is a business accelerator for the entire WT ecosystem. Mr. Stammel is as keen to technology as he is passionate about surfing and snowboarding – always riding the biggest waves first.
Andreas Warta is Key Account Manager for Rechargeable and Primary Cells in DACH-Region and Eastern Europe. Key Account Manger OEM, VARTA Microbattery
Before entering the battery business, he was working in the field of Near Infrared and X-Ray Systems as Industry Sales Manager.
Head of Business Development Poland and Baltics at Gemalto M2M. Pawel Krynski, Living in Warsaw is working in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry for 8 years. Pawel is currently acting as Head of Business Development Poland and Baltics at Gemalto M2M.
Founder of BizFact. What could be useful services for urban life, considering the Internet of Things and the Smart City? And what does the Smart Citizen as the inhabitant of the Smart City need for feeling comfortable in tomorrow's world? That are the questions that Andreas Vogler has continuously in mind. Now establishing his own start-up project, specializing in retailing in the Smart City, embedding also connected cars and connected parking services in urban retailing and advertising approaches, he worked before as a manager in the business process outsourcing and customer service area. Already during that phase of his career the potential of innovative technologies played a prominent role for his considerations regarding the optimization of processes and for making customers happy.
B2D Product Owner, Geeny, Telefonica NEXT. Karen is the Product Owner of Geeny building the developer facing side of Geeny ecosystem. She aims to limit the number of barriers developers face when wanting to start developing their own IoT products, scaling the community at large. This will be done not just through standardising the industry but also by connecting different vertical experts and providing a marketplace of developer resources. In the past Karen has been a WebRTC Evangelist and has built many large-scale machine learning, NLP & geolocation tools at The Huffington Post and Facebook.
Karen’s biggest passion is the intersection of digital technology, construction, traveling, food, and architecture. She dreams of building virtual museums, AR for historic ruins, & "smart-home" hostels around the world.
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.
He spent last 15 years in the internet-industry as an entrepreneur, advisor, and board member of several companies. Founder and managing director of one of the biggest polish software houses (grown from 2 to 200 employees). After M&A process he made an exit with selling his shares, and now he is involved in creating an intelligent assistant Edward, as a co-founder and CEO of 2040.io. Co-founder of Krakow Artificial Intelligence Meetup Group, interested in modern user interfaces, and social aspects of artificial intelligence. He was also a co-founder and board member of PROFEO - the community for professionals (Polish Linkedin competitor), founder of Techcamp - biggest Polish technological barcamp meetings and co-founder of Ecommerce director's club.
PhDis a graduate from the Institute of Optoelectronics of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw (MSc) and Czech Technical University in Prague (PhD). He has built his professional skills additionally at Stanford University (USA), Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée – LOA (France), Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – KAIST (South Korea), Desy Synchrotron in Hamburg (Germany), Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) and many others. Krzysztof’s expertise covers: medical devices, lasers, optics, infrared technology, light detection, secondary sources, lithography, vacuum systems, spectroscopic methods, and defense. Krzysztof is experienced R&D engineer and manager in the optoelectronics domain. He worked as a Deputy Project Manager at new R&D HiLASE Center in Czech Republic on innovative laser technologies for industry. Krzysztof’s commercial experience covers running engineering department at a med-tech company, building a company from a startup phase to the fully operation production facility, building and managing a number of startups developing various new technologies (med-tech, material sciences, optoelectronics). He is also an active advisory consultant in commercialization and tech-transfer fields. He worked as an Operations Director for the National Center for Research and Development, he cooperates with LaserLab Europe, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Polish Standardization Committee, investors and technological innovators.
Program Manager at the Polish Development Fund. Malgorzata coordinates the formulation and implementation of Poland's strategy for civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Autonomous land and marine systems. She is a lawyer who specializes in Intellectual Property and new technologies and their impact on society. She has had hands-on involvement in numerous projects, many with a multi-country and regulatory dimension.
Mathematician, Computer, and Deep Learning Scientist. AI enthusiast with over 4 years of academic and commercial experience, some of which comes from PwC and Microsoft.
Field Application Engineer in ST Microelectronics since 2003 as a. He is responsible for technical support of key customers and trainings. More than 40 years of experience in electronics including radio, analog & digital and microcontrollers.
Chief Science Officer in StethoMe™. He is a leader of acoustical group that works on the highest quality and the most efficient processing of respiratory sounds. He studied physics and earned his doctor’s degrees in acoustics by combining signal processing and psychology. He is also a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Acoustics, Faculty of Physics of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He has published almost 30 scientific papers and took part in a huge number of international conferences.
Marketing Manager at VREC – young, but very experienced marketing manager. She used to work for big brands such as Toyota and Lexus. Now she decided to build the future with virtual reality studio form Gdańsk and show people that impossible doesn’t exist!
Since joining Orange Polska in 2010, he has been responsible for the strategic transformation project, mainly in the area of applications and IT infrastructure. As Operations Director, in 2012 he successfully implemented global UEFA Euro 2012 project, in which Orange was a Technological Partner. Since 2013, he has been associated with the B2B market, first as an Investment and Operations Director, and then as a Business Solutions Delivery Director, responsible for implementing the largest customer projects in the country and abroad within the Orange Group. He started his professional career in consulting companies, where he engaged in many sales and IT-driven business growth projects, such as implementing CRM solutions. Mariusz Chochołek graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mariusz Chochołek graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Co-founder & CEO, Mimesis Technology, “Kitchen of the Future”
He has gained experience as the manager of the Poland-wide Empik chain. Co-author of such projects as ciufcia.pl, tajemniczakuchnia.pl, and zosiaikevin.pl. Co-founder of Mimesis Technology Sp. z o.o. and co-inventor of the Smartcook device.