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 Conference Programme

The World Economy Research Institute’s International Seminar
Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Digitalization of Manufacturing and Services and 
International Competitiveness: National and
Regional Perspectives​

Warsaw, October 11, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Room C-2b, building C, Al. Niepodległości 128, Warsaw, Poland

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:30 SessioI​

Welcome address: Prof. Marzenna Anna Weresa, Dean of the Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Keynote lectureProf. Dominique Foray,
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Promoting both dynamism and inclusion through innovation policy 
the case of big data and machine learning

Abstract: the talk will focus on the problem of designing an inclusive innovation policy at the time of a great technological revolution (digitalization, artificial intelligence and big data). The essential argument deals with the particular feature of general purpose technologies and the way an innovation policy can help to realize the full productivity potential of such generic technologies.


Presentation of the 2019 Edition of “Poland. Competitiveness Report” 
Prof. Marzenna Anna Weresa, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, 
Prof. Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski, SGH Warsaw School of Economics


11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Session II 

Panel discussion on digitalisation and knowledge intensive services


Prof. Andżelika Kuźnar, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Dr Beata Lubos, Deputy Director, Department of Innovation, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology 
Prof. Wojciech Paprocki, SGH Warsaw School of Economics 
Mr Artur Bula, CEO, Co-owner, BiModal Solutions

12:30-13:00 Light lunch

​At the end of international seminar, the new edition of the annual report published by the World Economy Research Institute (WERI) entitled “Poland: Competitiveness Report 2019. Focus on Industry 4.0” will be distributed free of charge to the conference participants (within the number of available units).