On October 30, part of the IREPSO Foundation team had the pleasure of participating in the Poland 2.0 Summit conference in Warsaw.

The first Poland 2.0 summit conference was held six years ago in London. This year, for the first time in the history of the conference, we met in Poland. Poland 2.0 Summit is an event organized by students for students and addresses the challenges facing the young generation in the fields of law, finance, health, energy or entertainment. In this year’s agenda, the main thematic tracks were: Futuristic Trends, Technological Transformations and Social Impact Solutions. In their discussions, experts from various fields addressed issues such as the ethical aspects of using artificial intelligence, combating fake news, the climate crisis, and sustainable development, among others.

We asked our volunteers which panel discussion they liked best. The favorite of Kasia, a medical student, was the panel “Big Data in HealthTech. Giving Meaning to the Ever-Increasing Medical Statistics?”, which featured Dr. Hab. Katarzyna Kolasa (Parexel Europe, Kozminski University) and Dr. Aleksander Sowa (Director of Oncology, Warsaw Genomics). On the other hand, Piotr, a law student, most enjoyed the discussion “The Future of AI in Cybersecurity: Fighting Fire With Fire?”, in which speakers included: Maciej Ogórkiewicz (ING Bank Slaski), Tomasz Wilczynski (BNP Paribas Bank), Piotr Konieczny (Niebezpiecznik.pl) and Aleksander Kijek (Nethone). The choice was difficult, because all the topics discussed at this year’s conference were very interesting and dealt with issues that are important to young people.

As the organizers of the New Generation Dialogue project, we are glad that our representatives, together with other Polish students from all over Europe, were able to listen to a number of inspiring panel discussions during this year’s Poland 2.0 Summit. We are pleased that more and more organizations are involved in climate and sustainability issues. The topics discussed at the conference are particularly close to our hearts, as they cover the areas of research conducted as part of the New Generation Dialogue.

For more information about the event https://poland20.com/summit-2021

Photos are from the Organizers.