Central Eastern Europe Innovators Summit
27-28 March 2017 Warsaw
CEE Innovators Summit is an international congress taking place on 27-28 March 2017 in Warsaw. Prime Ministers from Visegrad Group countries will be participating.
Innovators, startups, NGOs working on innovation in the V4, heads of R&D departments of large companies seeking innovation and representatives of public administration from the region are invited to attend the two-day meeting in Warsaw. The congress will be an opportunity to present the practical dimension of innovation and a venue to discuss the cooperation in this part of Europe.
In 1987, she completed studies at the Department of Ethnography of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In the years 1989 – 1995, she was a PhD student at the Philosophy and History Faculty of that university. In 1997, she completed post-graduate studies for managers of culture at Warsaw School of Economics, whereas in 2001 at Kraków University of Economics - management of local government in the European Union.
In the years 1995 - 1997, she was the manager of Libiąż Culture Centre, which she created from scratch. In the years 1997 – 1998, she was the director of the culture centre in Brzeszcze. In 1998, she became the mayor of Brzeszcze - the youngest mayor in Małopolska. In the years, 1998–2002 she also held the position of a councillor in Oświęcim poviat. In 2002, she was elected councillor of Małopolska Regional Assembly. In 2004, she became a vice president of the Voluntary Fire Service in Brzeszcze commune.
In 2005, she joined Law and Justice, and from its list was elected deputy for the 5th term of the Sejm with the best result in Chrzanów constituency. She is a member of the Economy Committee as well as Local Government and Regional Policy Committee. In 2010, she became a vice=president of Law and Justice.
She is married. Mother of two sons: Tymoteusz and Błażej.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno in 1995.
Professional and public activity
He has been a member of the ČSSD (Czech Social Democratic Party) since December 1989 and participated in renewal of the activity of the ČSSD in Brno and in the Vyškov district. He co-founded the Young Social Democrats in 1990.
In 1996, he was elected for the first time to the Chamber of Deputies as the ČSSD candidate for the South Bohemian Region. He was repeatedly elected Member of Parliament for the ČSSD in this region in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010.
From 1998 until 2010, he worked as a member of the town council in Slavkov u Brna (1998-2010).
He was repeatedly elected to the office of Chairman of the ČSSD Parliamentary Group. From 2002 until 2006 he worked as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, was the Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and Statutory Vice Chairman of the ČSSD. He has headed the Mandate and Immunity Committee of the Chamber of Deputies since December 2011. He has been Chairman of the ČSSD since March 2011.
From 1989 to 1994, he worked as an assistant editor for the monthly magazine Znak and from 1995 to 2005, he was its editor-in-chief. Jarosław Gowin was the mind behind the Tischner Days and the ZNAK Flying University. He is an author of many books, articles, reviews and memories.
He was a founder and former rector of the Tischner European University in Krakow, established in 2003. In 2005, Jarosław Gowin was elected to the fourth term Senate. He was a member of the Science and Education Committee and the Local Government and Public Administration Committee.
In 2007, he was elected to the sixth and seventh term Sejm. He was a Chairman of the Zjednoczona Prawica Parliamentary Club in the seventh term Sejm. In his parliamentary work, Jarosław Gowin led the Team for Bioethics Convention and chaired an extraordinary committee considering parliamentary draft bills to amend the Constitution. He is also a member of the National Security Council.
Jarosław Gowin cooperates with the Santa Claus Foundation, which supports the establishment of homes for single mothers and hospices, and the Siemacha association. He is also a member of the Board of Patrons of the Józef Tischner Krakow Children's Hospice.
W latach 1995 - 1997 pracowała w Urzędzie Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów. W latach 1998 - 2000 była doradcą trzech kolejnych ministrów łączności. W latach 2001 - 2005 prowadziła działalność doradczą. Od listopada 2005 do maja 2006 r. była podsekretarzem stanu w Ministerstwie Transportu i Budownictwa, właściwym w sprawach łączności. Od stycznia do maja 2006 r. pełniła obowiązki, a następnie w maju 2006 r. została powołana na stanowisko Prezesa Urzędu Komunikacji Elektronicznej (funkcję tę sprawowała do lutego 2012).
W latach 2012 - 2015 prowadziła działalność doradczą, jednocześnie sprawując w latach 2014 - 2015 funkcję Prezesa Zarządu Wielkopolskiej Sieci Szerokopasmowej SA oraz w 2015 r. funkcję CEO Projektu Internetu dla Mazowsza. W latach 2014-2015 członek Rady ds. Cyfryzacji przy Ministrze Administracji i Cyfryzacji.
W 2008 r. została uhonorowana nagrodą im. Andrzeja Bączkowskiego za walkę z monopolem Telekomunikacji Polskiej. Dwa lata później otrzymała Odznakę Honorową „Bene Merito”.
Foundations. Her recent research includes projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and work commissioned by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology. She is co-editor of a new book Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Wiley lackwell, July 2016), and is currently writing The Value of Everything, which will be published by Penguin’s Allen Lane in 2017.
Prior to joining YouTube in February 2014, Susan was Senior Vice President of Advertising & Commerce at Google, where she oversaw the design and engineering of AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick, and Google Analytics. She joined Google in 1999 as the company's first marketing manager and led the initial development of several key consumer products including Google Images and Google Books. In 2002, Susan began working on Google’s advertising products and over the next 12 years she led teams that helped define the vision and direction of Google’s monetization platforms.
Susan graduated with honors from Harvard University, holds a master's in economics from UC Santa Cruz, and an MBA from UCLA. In 2015, Susan was named to Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Mikolaj is a graduate of the University of Technology from the Department of Computer Science and Management as well as the Harvard Business School Management Program. He is also a winner of many international competitions in the field of computer science, including the international finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seoul and Paris. He is also a graduate of the School for Civil Society Leaders. He also studied at the University of Nottingham in the UK and in Siegen in Germany.
He is a graduate of Computer Science at the Warsaw University of Technology.
He is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics’ Faculty of Finance and Banking and of post-graduate studies at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Partner workshops and innovators’ Evening Gala with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
Main Congress with V4 Prime Ministers
17.00 – 18.00
A Tour of the Royal Palace for our international guests
18.00 – 22.00
Evening Gala with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
8.30 – 9.30
9.30 – 10.00
Welcome address on behalf of the Prime Minister and the organising committee
10.00 – 11.15
Keynote “Government – investor, risk-taker, innovator”
Keynote “Financing of high-risk innovation in Central and Eastern Europe”
Fireside chat “The role of economic policy in improving innovativeness of the region”
11.15 – 11.30
DIGITIZATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
11.30 – 12.30
Opening statement “The Estonian e-revolution phenomenon”
Discussion panel “Full digitization of public administration – utopia or realism? Where are we?””
12.30 – 13.15
CHALLENGES FOR INNOVATORS
13.15 – 14.15
Opening statement “The legislation on supporting innovation in Poland. Where are we? What is in store for us?”
Keynote “Export: How the Polish Spotify for books is taking over China and Germany”
Keynote “Machine Learning Security Startup out of Czech Republic acquired by CISCO: Challenges and Opportunities”
Keynote “How to survive brain drain? Tactics for growing a company in a competitive talent market”
Keynote “Chatbots – coworkers or employees of (near) future?”
Keynote “Future of transportation: Why the Polish winner of Elon Musk’s competition is moving the international team from California to his home country”
14.15 – 14.45
14.45 – 15.00
Keynote of special guest
15.00 – 15.10
Keynote “What is the Warsaw Declaration?”
V4 REGIONAL POLICY
15.10 – 16.00
Debate “Regional cooperation towards the development of the innovative economy”
16.20 – 16.30
Signing of the “Warsaw Declaration”
*The organiser reserves the right to change the agenda.
The special guest of the first part of the congress dedicated to the economy will be professor Mariana Mazzucato, the author of “The Entrepreneurial State” which explains why the state should be active in the economy, what role it should play in the market and how it is all relevant for the innovativeness of the economy.
The author provides examples of numerous inventions or development stimuli for business which would not have come about without the involvement of the state. The foreword for the Polish edition was written by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mateusz Morawiecki. This will be the first meeting between Minister Morawiecki and the book’s author and their first discussion on the visions for the development of the economy.
During this part of the congress the President of the Polish Development Fund, Paweł Borys, will present the report on venture capital financing in Central and Eastern Europe. Under its “Start in Poland” program, PDF is creating the largest capital investment platform in Central and Eastern Europe for innovative companies at early stages of development.
Parts two and three of the congress concern the digitization of Central and Eastern Europe and Challenges for Innovators. 10-minute TED talks and discussion panels will touch on the challenges facing our region – digitization of administration, financing of innovation, cybersecurity, investment in start-ups and high-risk investment.
Guests who play key roles in specific fields within their countries will take the stage.
During the last part of the congress we will consider how our region can effectivelyc ooperate to createi nnovation policy. The crises currently hitting the European Union clearly indicate that it is the duty of the countries of our region to build institutions resilient to political and economic shocks.
Therefore, the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group recognize the need to continue the cooperation towards the modernization of national economies. Improving innovativeness and supporting entrepreneurship is clearly the only way to go.
The panel of the four Vidsegrad Group Prime Ministers will concentrate on innovation policy which is aimed at supporting innovation in the economy by assisting in the introduction of new products, services, technological processes and management techniques. The panel will be concluded with the signing of the Warsaw Declaration, acknowledging the intent of the Prime Ministers of the V4 Group to undertake efforts towards the development of an innovative economy in the region.
|Type of room||Price per night|
|Single or double for one person||300 PLN|
Offer expires 17.03.2017
quoting password: “CEE Innovators Summit”
The organiser provides a bus transport across Służewiec Racetrack. Bus starts every 10 minutes from the station near Puławska Street to Stand no. 2 (and back).