IDC Predictions 2019 Warsaw

Strategies for an Era of Multiplied Innovation

Warsaw, March 19, 2019


As digital transformation continues to reshape the global economy, CIOs across the region are coming under mounting pressure to recalibrate their organizations and drive meaningful innovation that keeps pace with continually evolving customer demands.

Explore the strategic choices that will shape the future at the confluence of technology and business at IDC Prediction 2019. Forward-looking CIOs, executives, industry leaders, and IDC experts will reveal strategies, tactics, and technologies that make the difference.

High-impact speakers will provoke you to envision the future. CIOs, business executives, and tech suppliers debate how to extract the most from technology. Peers engage in conversations about strategies for digital innovation, customer experience, automated business models, and digital platforms.

The exclusivity, the professional stories shared by industry pioneers, and the interactivity of this event all provide rich inspiration on how to grow professionally and personally and how to elevate the role of CIO from enabler to innovator.

Finally, the agenda is yours. We work directly with CIOs to ensure it provides the expert advice, practical solutions, inspiration, and networking opportunities you are looking for.


Key Topics

  • Priorities in digital leadership
  • Boosting the digital company culture
  • DX organizational structures
  • Integrated DX strategies and roadmaps
  • Capabilities for scalability
  • Digital KPIs
  • Platform disruption
  • Living with digital


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Networking Lunch


IDC Welcome Address

Ewa Lis-Jezak
Regional Director & MD - Poland & The Baltic States

A European CIO’s View of the IDC’s 2019 Predictions

Marc Dowd
Principal EU Advisory, IDC UK

As a busy CIO you will be very aware of the priorities for your immediate organisation. However, it is also useful to think about the implications of larger trends that might not be apparent right now in your environment. In this presentation, we will dive into the technology related predictions that IDC have made for 2019 and outline how they may impact you, your role and your company.


The CIO’s Journey to the Hybrid Enterprise

Paul Hope
Head of Marketing – EMEA, Rimini Street

Illusion of innovation from the perspective of Venture Capital, start-ups and large organisations

Ewa Lis-Jezak
Regional Director & MD - Poland & The Baltic States
Joanna Podgórska
Dyrektor Departamentu Innowacji i Rozwoju Biznesu, PGNiG
Jarosław Królewski
CEO, Synerise
Piotr Pietrzak
Partner Zarządzający, Starfinder

Coffee Break / 1-2-1 Meetings


IDC panel on technology predictions

Ewa Lis-Jezak
Regional Director & MD - Poland & The Baltic States
Wiktor Markiewicz
Senior Research Analyst, Poland and Baltics, IDC Poland
Ewa Zborowska
Research Manager, IT Services, Poland and Baltics
Jaroslaw Smulski
Senior Program Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, Poland

Partner Presentation

Radek Stępień
Dyrektor Departamentu Informatyki i Telekomunikacji, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A.

New ecosystems - intelligent systems supporting decion process in MPWiK based on cooperation with Polkomtel

Michał Ślósarz
Kierownik Działu IT i Automatyki, MPWiK S.A.
Jacek Trujnara
Kierownik ds. Produktu, Polkomtel SA

“Flash Only” – pomocna dłoń w transformacji cyfrowej

Dariusz Dobkowski
Dyrektor sprzedaży rozwiązań Data Center, Huawei Polska

Connect Session (Parallel Sessions)


17:40 - 18:30


Przemysław Mazurkiewicz
EMEA EAST System Engineering Director, Commvault

Rimini Street

17:40 - 18:30

Innovation paralysis

Michał Ziembicki
Sales Manager Poland, Rimini Street


17:40 - 18:30

Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations

Marc Dowd
Principal EU Advisory, IDC UK


17:40 - 18:30

Security and Autonomous Systems in the Cloud

Maciej Ostrowski
Technology Sales Director, Oracle Polska


17:40 - 18:30

Fast access to data as the foundation of the company in the era of application economics

Dariusz Dobkowski
Dyrektor sprzedaży rozwiązań Data Center, Huawei Polska

Black swans and symetriads. Global economy risks and their influence on changes in technologies

Ignacy Morawski
Ekonomista, Szef Platformy SpotData

Networking cocktail


Gold Partner
Gold Partner
Gold Partner
Connect Roundtable Partner


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