27-28 NOVEMBER 2018



Arti Agrawal

University of Technology Sydney
Associate Professor and Director, Women in Engineering and IT

Dr. Agrawal joined UTS in January 2018 with time evenly split between roles of Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Data Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and IT, and Director of the Women in Engineering and IT programme.
Previously Dr. Agrawal worked at City, University of London from 2005-2017 in the Department of Electrical Engineering. She was
Royal Society postdoctoral fellow, and her PhD was on modelling methods for optical components, completed at the Indian  Institute of Technology Delhi in 2005.
Dr. Agrawal’s research interests lie in optics: modelling of photonic components such as solar cells, optical fibers, sensors, lasers etc. 
She is passionate about increasing the representation of women in Science and Engineering. She is currently the Associate Vice President of Diversity for the IEEE Photonics Society.
Research interests:
Dr. Agrawal’s work is centred on developing numerical methods for optical components as well as applying these to optimizing designs.
Dr. Agrawal is a Chartered Physicist, Chartered Engineer and a Senior Member  of the IEEE and Optical Society  of America. She is currently on the Board of the Optical Society of America.

Special guests

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

Mariya Ivanova Gabriel is committed to increasing women’s participation in the digital sector and to create awareness of gender imbalance in panels.

She studied in Bulgarian and French languages at the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski". She continued her studies at the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux (Institute of Political Studies) in Bordeaux (France), where she studied International Relations, History of the European Institutions, Political Sociology and Comparative Politics. In 2003 she obtained her Master’s degree in ‘Comparative Politics and International Relations’ from the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux.

Jadwiga Emilewicz

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology

Wanda Buk

Deputy Minister of Digitalisation

Keynote Speakers

Donya-Florence Amer

Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH

Anna Berenberg

Principal Software Engineer, Google Cloud Networking, Google

Dominika Bettman

CEO, Siemens Poland

Joanna Chwastowska

Engineering Coach / Growth Manager at DeepMind Health, Google

Michał Dżoga

, Intel

Patricia Florissi

PhD - Vice President & Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC

Jo Hannaford

Head of the Technology Division for EMEA and Global Head of Quality Assurance Engineering, Goldman Sachs

Stephanie Hoogenbergen

Head of IT Poland, Credit Suisse Poland

Małgorzata Kasperska

Vice President, IT Division for MEE region, Schneider Electric

Ewa Maciaś

Senior Engineering Manager, Google

Lesley Marjoribanks

Head of Applied Security, Royal Bank of Scotland

Anja Monrad

Senior Vice President & General Manager CEE, Dell EMC

Helena Norrman

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Head of Marketing & Corporate Relations, Ericsson

Jayne Opperman

Managing Director, Head of APAC/EMEA Consumer Technology, Citi

Lila Papadoperaki

Engineering Manager, leader of Workplace by Facebook Platform team, Facebook

Viktoria Repa

Founder & CEO, BetterMe

Jayshree Seth

Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M

Robert Stanikowski

Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Rolf Tarrach

President, EUA (European University Association)

Lori Tempelis

Data Intelligence & Digital Commerce Solutions Director, 3M

Ingrid Wünning Tschol

Senior Vice President Strategy, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Belkis Vasquez-McCall

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Pavel Vassilovski

R&D Department Head, Samsung Poland

Corinne Vigreux

Co-Founder, TomTom

Esra Yavuz

Director, Information Technology Data Management, Data & Analytics, P&G


Arti Agrawal

Associate Professor and Director, Women in Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney

Martin Bastiaans

Director & Vice President, Member and Geographic Activities, IEEE


Heads of top tech companies, influencers, experts and researchers

Krystyna Boczkowska

CEO, Bosch Poland

Emilia Burzyńska

Chief Information Officer Central Europe, P&G

Magdalena Chudzikiewicz

Member of the Board, Polska Press Group

Sarah Clatterbuck

Director of Engineers, You Tube

Piotr Dardziński

Secretary of State, Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego

Birgitta Finnander

Head of Ericsson R&D Centre in Poland and Ukraine, Ericsson

Fiona Gallagher-Payet

Enterprise Engineering Operations International Manager & Regional EE Manager, Facebook

Nigist Tilahun Gebremedhin

Director, Hawassa University STEM Centre

Liat Hayun

VP, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks

Ulrika Jägare

Director Technology & Architecture, CTO office, Ericsson

Justyna Janiszewska

Executive Director, Fulbright

Teresa Janowski

General Manager, STEM Nation

Janice Levenhagen-Seeley

CEO & Founder, ChickTech

Katarzyna Majewska

Board Member O&T Sub-Sector Head, Citi

Jody Medich

Director of Design, Singularity University

Martin Mellor

Head of Ericsson Poland, Ericsson

Damian Mierny

Manager Global Talent Sourcing, TomTom

Piotr Mikłaszewicz

Diversity & Inclusion Champion for 3M Poland & Ukraine Region, 3M

Sasha Mobley

Writer & Coach, Silicon Valley

Justyna Orłowska

GovTech Polska Program Director

Anna Pacholska

, Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej

Bożenna Pasik-Duncan

IEEE Women in Engineering, Professor of Mathematics and Courtesy Professor of AE & EECS, University of Kansas, University of Kansas

Paweł Poszytek

General Director, FRSE

Aleksandra Przegalińska

Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paweł Rabiej

Deputy Mayor of Warsaw

Laurent Roux

Impact Officer - Entrepreneurship and Business Creation, EIT

Gulsun Sağlamer

President, EWORA (European Women Rectors Association)

Alain Simonnet

Managing Director East Europe Region, 3M

Bianka Siwińska

CEO, Perspektywy Education Foundation

Saida Yusupova

CEO/Founder, Green Business Innovation, LLC

Olga Zelent

Chief Operating Officer Coders Lab IT School, Coders Lab

Zuzanna Ziomecka

Editor, Wysokie Obcasy Praca