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Digital money in the digital world
Introduction Artur Kuczmowsk – Kancelaria Thompson&Stein
Moderator Sławomir Cieśliński – Medien Service
Invited Krzysztof Piech – Uczelnia Łazarskiego
Mariusz Sperczyński – BitSecurities
Tomasz Mazur – Sector Manager, Polski Komitet Normalizacyjny
Jacek Szczepański – Vice-president, Atende
Artur Kuczmowski – Kancelaria Thompson&Stein

10 years after the emergence of digital currencies led by bitcoin, the gather experience allows to formulate various arguments for and against them. However, the development of crypto-currencies is inevitable, so it is worth discussing such issues as:

  • Libra – currency or humbug?
  • current and expected regulations on digital currencies
  • digital currencies as the money of Industry 4.0

Artur Kuczmowski

Kancelaria Thompson&Stein

a Senior Partner at Thompson&Stein – international law firm. Mr Kuczmowski specializes in law and tax consulting for blockchain industry. He manages T&S offices in Poland, Estonia and Malta. Mr Kuczmowski is a member of Adam Global, the largest multidisciplinary professional network of lawyers. He was a speaker e.g. on ChainPoint19 in Armenia, European Blockchain Investment Congress in Vienna, International Business Forum 2019 in Berlin.

Artur Kuczmowski

Kancelaria Thompson&Stein

a Senior Partner at Thompson&Stein – international law firm. Mr...

Jacek Szczepański

Atende

Master graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science and Management of Wroclaw University of Technology and the Executive MBA program at Kozminski University in Warsaw. Participant of management programs conducted by Insead in France and the London School of Economics in the UK. Founder and President of his own software manufacturing company. He further developed his career in SAP Poland where he served, among others, as Consulting Director and Vice President of the Board. In the 2013-2015 he was Head of the Consulting and Technology Department and a member of the management board of the Enterprise Group at Hewlett-Packard Poland. He has extensive experience in creating and implementing market strategies, as well as sales of software, services and IT infrastructure. As Vice President of Atende he is responsible for operational management.

Jacek Szczepański

Atende

Master graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science and Management...

Krzysztof Piech

Uczelnia Łazarskiego

POSITIONS
Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations and the Director of Blockchain Technology Centre at Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland). About 20 years of lecturing at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). CEO of the Blockchain Technologies sp. z o.o. & the leader of Polish Accelerator of Blockchain Technology; President of the Institute of Knowledge and Innovation (Warsaw); f. CEO at InvestOn Ltd (London, 2015-17), and establisher of a startup in Singapore.

MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the board of directors of the International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (Moscow), research fellow at University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies, external associate at Iran Blockchain Labs in Sharif University of Technology.
Business leader (2016-2018) of the group of 100+ experts on Blockchain / DLT and Digital Money advising to the Polish government (Ministry for Digital Affairs). Member of the board of Polish Bitcoin Association, judge at arbitrage court by the Economic Chamber of Blockchain and New Technologies. Member of British Alumni Society, Polish Economic Association, Polish IT Association, the Jagiellonian Club (Polish think-tank), f. member of the Young Scientists Council advising to the Minister of Science and Higher Education; f. shadow of David Milliband (ex UK’s Minister for Foreign Affairs).

EXPERTISE
He combines science with business. He specializes in innovation, financial crises, public policies (esp. innovation and economic policy). He likes applying quantitative skills to solve economic problems (e.g. macroeconomic, regional and financial markets forecasting). Scientific editor of over 30 books, including a few published in the UK; author of over a hundred scientific papers. Among the most frequently cited young scientists of Warsaw School of Economics. Expert of Polish ministries, central agencies, regional authorities and political parties.
Scholarships on some of the best universities in Europe and Asia (UCL, NUS). Lectures (in several countries) on both economics as well as practical aspects of running a business. Speaker dozens of conferences. He is both a startuper and a mentor of startups; he is also a business and innovation consultant to dozens of businesses and investment funds. Strategic and blockchain advisor of startups.

Krzysztof Piech

Uczelnia Łazarskiego

POSITIONS Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations and...

Mariusz Sperczyński

BitSecurities

For over 26 years, he has been involved in business innovations based on computer technology.
His clients in the field of innovative IT solutions were both the largest Polish brands (with whom he implemented large projects at the national level) and dozens of SME companies, which he helped to computerize his processes. In addition, he also participated in the optimization of service to thousands of retail clients as a project manager of innovative projects in the field of electronic economy.
He combines passion for inventions with research and development in the field of providing new market solutions. Always on a mission of discovering and testing new areas of using IT technologies for a better and more effective life or business activity and customer service.
For over 6 years involved in solutions based on digital currencies and blockchain. His goal is also to make digital assets as popular in the future as they are today: electronic money and financial instruments.
Currently involved digital currency propagator as director of financial services at FlyingAtom. After hours, as part of his hobby – active in various business forms and ventures related to the so-called Blockchain tokenization in Poland, including the bitSecurities / BlockCore initiative.

Mariusz Sperczyński

BitSecurities

For over 26 years, he has been involved in business...

Sławomir Cieśliński

Medien Service

Born in 1951 on the seaside but for 60 years he has been living in Warsaw. Graduate of History at the University of Warsaw.
Due to his maritime interests he had worked for many years as journalist and publisher in “MORZE” magazine and as advisor to the Minister of Maritime Economy. After 1989 he held executive posts in Polish and foreign companies active in media, advertising and print industry (e.g. Polish Television, representative of Bertelsmann in Poland, “Europlakat Polska” ,“RUCH” S.A.).
He was one of the founders and later in 1999-2001 the President of ELKART Systemy Kart Elektronicznych.
Since 2001 he has organized „KARTA” Conference (since 2008 under the name „Central European Electronic Card”, since 2017 – „Central European Digital Payments”), and since 2006 – conference series „Polish Cards and Systems”. In 2011, together with Institute of Mathematical Machines he launched the Polish Interoperability Test for Electronic Signature (this event was renamed to CommonSign Warsaw in 2012). In 2014 Medien Service launched Digital Money & Blockchain Forum.
He is a founding member of Bank Technology Forum (launched 2004), a body of Polish Bank Association.
Since 2009 Medien Service is also the editor of Polish Cards Almanac.

Medien Service Sławomir Cieśliński (established in 1990) is a member of Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Sławomir Cieśliński is now a Vice Chairman of the Committee FinTech and the Committee SMART. ,He is a member of Polish Information Processing Society Association, Software Providers for Medical Market, Chamber of Polish Medical Information Technology. It is also from 2015. member of the Presidium of the Coalition for Cashless Trading and Micropayments.

As the owner of Medien Service he works on promoting non-cash trade, e-commerce, e-administration and e-health care. He also lobbies for common sense.
During the XII Congress of Electronic Economy, he was awarded the “Ambassador of Electronic Economy 2016” award and in October 2019 the medal “For services to the Development of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management” of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Sławomir Cieśliński

Medien Service

Born in 1951 on the seaside but for 60 years...

Tomasz Mazur

Polski Komitet Normalizacyjny

Manager of three Sectors in Standardization Department of Polish Committee for Standardization:

Information Technology and Communications Sector,

Defense and Public Security Sector,

Nanotechnology and Innovation Sector

Microsoft Certified System Administrator – specialization: Security

Tomasz Mazur

Polski Komitet Normalizacyjny

Manager of three Sectors in Standardization Department of Polish Committee...