Polish Tech Day – 20 June 2018

June 10, 2018

Google HQ in London will host the fourth edition of Polish Tech Day. The biggest event promoting Polish technologies to happen abroad will gather innovative start-ups and tech companies from Poland and the UK alike. Polish Tech Day is organised by PlugIn, a think tank founded by two Poles in London.

The event coincides with the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence, hence the leading theme will be the concept of FREEDOM and TECHNOLOGY. The topics will focus on the impact of new technologies on the society and the meaning of freedom in shaping and developing technology nowadays.

Polish Tech Day will welcome leaders of the hottest Polish startups and companies conquering the global market, executives and representatives of international corporations as well as British companies looking for potential business partners and investment opportunities in Poland. The Polish public and non-governmental sector, including Startup Poland, Ambassador of Poland in the United Kingdom Arkady Rzegocki and a representative of the British Embassy in Poland will also appear amongst guests.

– How will artificial intelligence and automation influence the job market in the years to come? How to prepare and move your business to the United Kingdom? In the current age is there still such thing as freedom of capital? – those are the most important topics that we want to cover during the fourth edition of Polish Tech Day – says Jakub Roszyk, one of the event organisers.

The main part of the event will be discussion panels, which will aim to present and compare different aspects of technology from the Polish and the British perspective. One of our panelists will be Dr Aleksandra Przegalińska, an expert in the area of artificial intelligence conducting her research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will talk about the influence of new technologies on the job markets as well as answer the most pressing questions on the meaning and the extent of AI freedoms, eg. should artificially intelligent entities have the right to human or civil rights and what are the moral boundaries in assigning such rights and privileges to machines.

All panels this year will focus on the notion of freedom in different areas. We will discuss such concepts as freedom of movement, freedom of creativity and economic freedom. Many companies including Linklaters, G1ANT and Revolut have confirmed their attendance and key speakers will include previously mentioned Dr Przegalińska as well as Sonia Wedrychowicz and the journalist and TV presenter Grzegorz Nawrocki.

Polish Tech Day 2018 will host the annual competition “Pitch To London” for the winners of the most prestigious startup contests in Poland, such as Wolves Summit, infoShare Startup Contest or ABSL Startup Challenge. Participating startups will compete by pitching their ideas to a jury of British and international investors and experts. It will be a great chance to meet with the hottest Polish startups.

The event is free to attend, however earlier registration is required due to limited number of places. You can find all the details and register your interest in attending the Polish Tech Day on www.polishtechday.com

Source: https://www.paih.gov.pl/en

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