We cordially invite you to participate in the conference "Executives Meet Academics: The New Economy in Times Of Global Turbulence", which will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 10.00-14.45. The  conference is held as a part of the Regional Initiative of Excellence (RIE) project and a new initiative at the PUEB: Executives in Residence.

During the conference, top-level managers with many years of experience in international corporations will discuss the challenges faced by companies in the era of digital transformation and in times of global uncertainty, requiring new approaches, solutions and methods of operation. They will engage in dialogue with PUEB researchers conducting research under RIE projects concerning the impact of new technologies on business operations.

Please find below the program of the event to which we invite employees, PhD students and students, as well as representatives of business practice and the public sector. The conference is organized in a hybrid form, in room 111A in the PUEB main building and simultaneously broadcasted online.

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is required. Registration is possible until November 17, 2022 via the website: https://www.executivesmeetacademics.pl/
Proposed agenda:
10.00-10.10 Official opening
PUEB Rector, Prof. Maciej Żukowski, PUEB Vice-Rector, Prof. Maciej Szymczak

10.10-10.15 Introduction
Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek, PUEB Regional Initiative for Excellence (RIE), Piotr Trąpczyński, PUEB Executives in Residence
10.15-11.00 Technology and firm resilience: opportunities and challenges
Leszek Tasiemski, VP of Products WithSecure

11.00 -11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.00 Harnessing organisational potential amidst the time of challenges
Jacek Pastuszka, former Executive Vice President, Head of Western Europe, Carlsberg Group

12.00-12.45 Black Swans, White Elephants and other disruptions – What can we learn from them?
Gary Evans, former CEO of KPMG Consulting CEE

12.45-13.15 Lunch break

Debate: Corporate growth in times of global discontinuity and technological breakthrough
Barbara Jankowska, PUEB RIE Project Manager
Łukasz Małys, PUEB RIE Project Manager
Jacek Pastuszka, former Executive Vice President, Head of Western Europe, Carlsberg Group
Leszek Tasiemski, VP WithSecure
Piotr Trąpczyński, PUEB (Moderator)

14.00-14.45 Leadership competencies for the future of work
Jim Link, CHRO at SHRM, former CHRO at Randstad