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Transformational leadership: Bringing order to chaos

The men and women leading the change need to be brave, aware of market trends and able to select the right people to help them. Even in an age of hyper-specialization, the leader’s versatility is the ultimate key to success.

Hello. Are you still human?

The intellectual currents that accompany advances in technology can be as fascinating as the technologies themselves. Right now, the belief that humanity is on the cusp of a big breakthrough is taking hold. What could it be?

What do leaders dream about?

Today's leaders need many tools to help them lead or manage their increasingly complex organizations. They have been designed to help leaders respond quickly to new challenges such as global digitization, rapidly advancing technologies and fierce competition.

Reflections on ethical leadership

The modern leader operates in a world of conflicting interests, expectations and patterns. How does one practice the art of leadership when political and economic systems are in constant flux?

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Transformational leadership: Bringing order to chaos

The men and women leading the change need to be brave, aware of market trends and able to select the right people to help them. Even in an age of hyper-specialization, the leader’s versatility is the ultimate key to success.

Transforming an organization to meet the demands of a digitized market is a complex challenge. The men and women leading the change need to be brave, aware of market trends and able to select the right people to help them. Even in an age of
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Hello. Are you still human?

The intellectual currents that accompany advances in technology can be as fascinating as the technologies themselves. Right now, the belief that humanity is on the cusp of a big breakthrough is taking hold. What could it be?

For many people, artificial intelligence (AI) holds the promise of better, easier and longer lives. Perhaps even more. The unfolding AI revolution, complete with machine learning, deep learning and cognitive computing (i.e., machines capable of learning from their own mistakes, or from patterns discovered in
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Lecture at Leon Kozminski Academy – one of leading Polish ecomic universities

I was privileged to be a lecturer at Leon Kozminski Academy. It is a great pleasure, honor but also a lot of fun.

Lecture at Leon Kozminski Academy – one of leading Polish ecomic universities. Thank you Monika Sonta for the invitation. It is a great pleasure, honor but also a lot of fun. Sharing experiences is fun   Leon Kozminski Academy         Related articles: –
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What do leaders dream about?

Today's leaders need many tools to help them lead or manage their increasingly complex organizations. They have been designed to help leaders respond quickly to new challenges such as global digitization, rapidly advancing technologies and fierce competition.

Organizations increasingly understand that their chances of successfully implementing an innovative strategy will be quite slim without a strong leader leading the change. Accordingly, corporations invest in a wide range of leadership development programs – an estimated $50 billion annually, according to a recent McKinsey
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Meeting of the Advisory Board of BlockchainTech2018

Preparations for the second edition of BlockchainTech Congress. Yesterday in The Westin Warsaw Hotel, the Program Council met. We already know what our experts will discuss during the autumn edition of BlockchainTech2018. Speakers will consider what to do so that regulations do not interfere with
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How far we are from the global financial order change?

Perhaps everything that happens is a repetition of the history of Linux, which has already abandoned the image of the system created by the alternative and went to commercial ventures. Similarly, it will be with blockchain - after a time of heated discussions, it will become a standard for large companies, banks and even governments.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 8thof August 2018.   The financial crash of 2008 demonstrated (to some) that large financial institutions need to be closely watched and strictly regulated. The meltdown some believe also demonstrated the need for an alternative to complex, abuse-prone financial instruments
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That is why leadership development programs do not bring the intended results

Today's leaders need many tools to help them lead or manage their increasingly complex organizations. Contemporary leaders also arrange their own continuing education programs, arranging external trainings, participating in webinars, tuning in to TED talks, and following the achievements of men and women they have identified as gurus.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 7thof August 2018.   Theoretically, leader effectiveness and performance should be improving. But it is not, as testified to by the leaders themselves and their subordinates. Of the more than 500 executives McKinsey polled in 2016, only 11 percent agreed
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Cognitive Computing – the most serious manifestation of Artificial Intelligence

In essence, cognitive computing is a set of features and properties that make machines ever more intelligent and, by the same token, more people-friendly. It can be viewed as a set of skills often treated as the most serious manifestation of artificial intelligence.

My article in BrandsIT dated July 4th, 2018.   All the existing definitions of cognitive computing share a few common features. Generally speaking, the term refers to a collection of technologies that result largely from studies on the functioning of the human brain. It describes a
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FORBES: The energy industry may be a more supportive of blockchain than the financial system

There is a common believe that blockchain for the world of energy transactions and settlements can be what the Internet has become for global communication. Like the network protocols, will it lead to the transformation of the energy industry?

My article in FORBES on July 1st, 2018. One can point out similarities with a different trend, essential for the development of modern digital culture. I mean peer-to-peer programs that shook the music market at the beginning of our century. From music to energy the
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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:

  • Vice President Digital McKinsey. Responsible for McKinsey Digital Lab in CEE. MDL provides 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