Learn like a machine, if not harder

I find it quite hard to imagine a world in which almost all work is automated and only a select few privileged people get to hold a job. I am nevertheless of the opinion that those who fail to continue learning throughout their lifetimes are going to end up on the peripheries of the job market.

Start-ups and corporations. What can they learn from each other?

Start-ups can be very compelling in their steadfast conviction that the things they do are special. Unfortunately, in most cases, their eager spirit alone won’t secure their survival. Can the values espoused by fledgling entrepreneurs nevertheless inspire large-company CEOs? Or perhaps it is the latter that can serve as role models for small businesses?

Time we talked to our machines

We talk to our machines more and more often: the smartphones, computers and digital assistants on our desks. Are keyboards, and the manual operation of electronic devices, becoming obsolete?

What’s more valuable: user experience or our data?

Monetization of customer experience will progress at an increasing pace. Commercialization of this trend began around 2000, when the so-called internet bubble happened. Coincidence?

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Learn like a machine, if not harder

I find it quite hard to imagine a world in which almost all work is automated and only a select few privileged people get to hold a job. I am nevertheless of the opinion that those who fail to continue learning throughout their lifetimes are going to end up on the peripheries of the job market.

I find it quite hard to imagine a world in which almost all work is automated and only a select few privileged people get to hold a job. I am nevertheless of the opinion that those who fail to continue learning throughout their lifetimes are going to end up on the peripheries of the job market.
CZYTAJ DALEJ

Start-ups and corporations. What can they learn from each other?

Start-ups can be very compelling in their steadfast conviction that the things they do are special. Unfortunately, in most cases, their eager spirit alone won’t secure their survival. Can the values espoused by fledgling entrepreneurs nevertheless inspire large-company CEOs? Or perhaps it is the latter that can serve as role models for small businesses?

Start-ups can be very compelling in their steadfast conviction that the things they do are special. Unfortunately, in most cases, their eager spirit alone won’t secure their survival. Can the values espoused by fledgling entrepreneurs nevertheless inspire large-company CEOs? Or perhaps it is the latter that can serve as role models for small businesses?
CZYTAJ DALEJ

Time we talked to our machines

We talk to our machines more and more often: the smartphones, computers and digital assistants on our desks. Are keyboards, and the manual operation of electronic devices, becoming obsolete?

Over the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has advanced rapidly, with developers regularly reporting new breakthroughs. AI algorithms work ever faster. Until recently, skeptics argued it would take ages for robots to come anywhere close to moving like humans. It was easier to program
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What’s more valuable: user experience or our data?

Monetization of customer experience will progress at an increasing pace. Commercialization of this trend began around 2000, when the so-called internet bubble happened. Coincidence?

A vital criterion for assessing data management efficiency in enterprises is ease of use. Great user experience is a priority, not the whim of a spoiled customer. Data processing in a company should resemble driving a car: fast, safe and comfortable. Today’s consumers look for
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Four grim dreams of great technology

The non-technological world is virtually disappearing – it is becoming unknown and inaccessible. Any information one cannot look up on a web-enabled smartphone is considered to be either non-existent or of no consequence for the world. At least to my world.

The world has come to a point where life without the pervasive presence of technological gadgets is very hard to imagine. And yet, this technology-filled world is not immune to crises. Which of them scare us the most? The non-technological world is virtually disappearing –
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Data Driven Investor: Tech Trends 2020

The trends I am describing will have a spill-over effect and feed into other trends, including those left out from this year’s selection, such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and blockchain.

The trends I am describing will have a spill-over effect and feed into other trends, including those left out from this year’s selection, such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and blockchain.
CZYTAJ DALEJ

Data Driven Investor: Startups and Corporations: What can they learn from each other?

We live in an age that puts a lot of store by innovation, flexibility and creativity in business. These values are most commonly mentioned by technology start-ups which, despite their small sizes, have a huge appetite for market success.

We live in an age that puts a lot of store by innovation, flexibility and creativity in business. These values are most commonly mentioned by technology start-ups which, despite their small sizes, have a huge appetite for market success.
CZYTAJ DALEJ

About me

Why a blog?

The Internet and new technologies are bound to continue to change our lives ever more profoundly. I have long dealt with technologies, leading technology companies and experts in the field. I advise clients on how to modify their business and embrace latest technologies to satisfy their needs and those of their customers.

I consider myself lucky as my job is also my passion. I want to share the passion with others not only in conference rooms but also beyond. By working daily on the interface of business, technology and IT, I get to meet wise fascinating people. We often talk, argue and inspire each other. The resulting inspirations and musings on business and technology are at the core of this blog. I hope that its content will inspire you to think and discuss things, which I wholeheartedly encourage.

Passions

I have been watching technologies change for years. I believe that the next wave of development is going to be driven by such technologies and trends as Virtual and Augmented Reality, the Internet of Things, Robotics and Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain. Such matters interest me and are what I want to focus on in my blog.

Experience

Over the last two decades, I have had the honor of working with and for the best. I’m and I have been:

  • Head of Services CEE, Microsoft. Leads Microsoft services in 36 countries which include business and technology consulting, in particular in areas such as big data and AI, business applications, cybersecurity, premium and cloud services.
  • Vice President Digital McKinsey. Responsible for CEE, providing holistic combination of strategic consulting, digital transformation through rapid deployment of business applications, big data solutions and advanced analytics, business use of artificial intelligence, blockchain and IoT.
  • CEO at Atos Poland / Vice President Consulting and System Integration for CEE, a market leader in IT products and services and Digital Transformation in all sectors of the economy
  • CEO at ABC Data, a leading IT distributor in CEE which exports to 56 countries and direct operations in 11 countries
  • CEO at Sygnity, at the time Poland’s 2nd largest IT company, an amalgam of 6 other enterprises
  • Partner at McKinsey & Company (London, Munich, Warsaw), responsible for Strategy, Change Management and Innovation consulting to clients from various sectors
  • Head of Consulting Services at Oracle in charge of business development in CEE/CIS for Oracle Consulting and Business Applications