Piotr Naimski – Polish politician, academic teacher, Ph.D. in natural science, opposition activist during the communist regime and publicist. Former deputy Minister of Economy (2005-2007), member of the Polish Parliament (2011-2019), Secretary of State in the Prime Minister’s Chancellery and the Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure (since 2015) responsible for energy resources diversification policy.
Professor Leszek Jesień – Director of the Department of International Cooperation in PSE SA. He serves as Director for International Cooperation at PSE, electricity Polish Transmission System Operator. He is responsible for inter-TSO relations, general strategy and innovations. Professor for international relations and sustainable development at Collegium Civitas University. Co-author of New Electricity and New Cars. Previously, advisor for European affairs and energy to three Polish prime ministers, and ministers of economy and environment.
Anna Mikulska, PhD – Fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Her research focuses on the geopolitics of natural gas and energy security within the EU, former Soviet Bloc and Russia. In addition, she looks at the domestic and global effects of the U.S. shale revolution and engages in work on global energy transition. Mikulska is also a senior fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, where she teaches graduate-level seminars on energy policy, and she sits on the editorial board of the Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review. She speaks Polish, English, German, Farsi and Russian. She received a law degree from Adam Mickiewicz University, a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Windsor in Canada, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Houston.
ppłk rez. Marcin Lipka, PhD – Head of the Technical Protection Department in Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. Graduate of the Military University of Technology, Police Academy in Szczytno and Collegium Civitas. At the National Defence University of Warsaw he completed doctoral studies in the field of management of public institutions and obtained a doctoral degree on the basis of a thesis entitled “The role of the Head of the Technical Protection Department in Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.”. He received his doctoral degree on the basis of a thesis entitled “Managing the security of public persons”. He gained his professional experience in technical and combat structures. He served, among others, in the engineering and armoured troops, the Special Branch of the Military Police and the Government Protection Bureau. He commanded subunits in international military missions abroad. Repeatedly awarded for the implementation of complex mandate tasks and support for allied subunits. He was a member of international expert groups on terrorist threats. He is the author of a number of solutions for the cooperation of state services, which have been successfully implemented. Within his research interests he focuses on security management. He tries to combine knowledge from different fields of science in order to analyse available models and create new ones.
Jarosław Dybowski is an experienced manager with over 20 years of experience in management positions in companies with Polish and foreign capital. Since 1985 his profession is power sector. An active participant in strategic development processes on Polish and European energy markets. He has extensive expert knowledge on energy markets (electricity, gas, coal, certificates) in Poland and in the countries of Central and Southern Europe. He co-created and implemented strategies for generating, trading and sales of energy in many domestic and foreign companies. In PKN ORLEN he is responsible, among other activities, for development of off-shore wind farm projects.
A graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, University of Warsaw and Warsaw School of Economics. He has MBA Diploma from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and has participated in many international training seminars (Germany, France, England, Italy). Mr. Wasilewski held management positions at GPEC (2010-2015) and Gaz-System (2006-2009) and PGNiG (1998-2004), Gaz-System (2004-2006) and PSE (2010). He created and successfully implemented business strategies that significantly boosted financial results, optimized the operational functioning of the companies, launched investment programs (PLNG), changed the organizational culture of the companies (MBO, coaching, mentoring, job rotation) implemented advanced IT technologies (FFA, ERP, GIS, Workflow , Scada, billing), centralized the structure of the capital groups, introduced new products to the market, oriented the operation of the companies to the needs of customers.
Maciej Jakubik – Executive director of Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) since October 2016. He has been a diplomat and civil servant for several years working in Polish public administration, EU institutions and international organisations. Prior to CEEP, worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, in the Embassy of Poland in Moscow, EU Delegation in Kiev and the Chancellery of the President of Poland where he dealt with foreign and energy affairs.
Graduated from the Institute of Political Science and the Centre for East European Studies, Warsaw University. He holds MA in European Studies from the College of Europe. Completed various courses on energy sector and energy security.
He graduated from the Surveying and Road Technology School in Poznań in 1968 and from the School of Engineering in the Stanford University with Ph.D. in 1981. He is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, where for 30 years he has been teaching post-license level. Since 1980 he has been an employee of the world’s leading Exponent Failure Analysis Associates (www.exponent.com), where today he holds the highest professional title of Senior Fellow. In 2017 he was admitted to the National Academy of Engineering in the United States. He specializes in research and prevention of engineering and scientific disasters. He is an author of dozens of publications, lectures and speeches. Renewable energy, including especially goetermistry, is the goal of his many years of work (www.geothermicsolution.com). He is the Co-founder and Chairman of the US-Polish Trade Council (www.usptc.org), an organization of professionals working pro-bono on knowledge transfer and strengthening cooperation between Poland and the United States. He is vice-president of the Council of Polish Engineers of North America. Member of the 1st Council of NCBiR. Co-organizer and academic director at Stanford University of the MNiSW Top 500 Innovators programme. Co-founder of the Polish electromobility programme, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Electromobility Poland SA. Engineer, entrepreneur and academic teacher, actively involved in the activities of the Polish diaspora for Poland.
Paweł Kowal Professor in the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences, is a political scientist, historian, columnist, expert on Eastern policy, co-founder of the Museum of the Warsaw Rising, postdoctoral research fellow at the College of Europe Natolin, lecturer at the University of Warsaw and Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Research Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kyiv. Member of the Polish Parliament – Sejm (2005-09, 2019-), deputy chairman in Foregin Affairs Committee in Sejm. In 2006-07 Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was also a member of the National Security Council. In 2009-14 he was a Member of the European Parliament and its Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman of the EU delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Commission. He is a member of the editorial board of the bi-monthly “New Eastern Europe” and of the Supervisory Board of Alwernia SA. He is the author of numerous publications on the transformation processes in Central Europe, among his most important works are the books “Koniec systemu władzy”, “Polityka ekipy gen. Wojciecha Jaruzelskiego w latach 1986-1989” (2012) and (with Mariusz Cieślik), “Jaruzelski. Życie paradoksalne” (2015), “Testament Prometeusza”. “Źródła polityki wschodniej III Rzeczpospolitej”. (2018)
mjr rez. Jarosław Stelmach, PhD – Owner of a consulting and training company Safety Project, dealing with audits and training in the area of security, including anti-terrorism. A graduate of Tadeusz Kościuszko Land Forces Military Academy and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Wroclaw. He obtained his PhD degree in security sciences at the Police Academy in Szczytno, defending his doctoral thesis on limiting the effects of terrorist attacks in public buildings. He gained professional experience in aeromobile army units as well as field and special military police. He completed a number of courses and trainings, including a specialist course for U.S. Air Force police officers and a course for police operation commanders and police negotiators. He performed the tasks of a negotiator in the Military Gendarmerie and directed preventive actions during the security of ceremonies and military undertakings. His research interests focus on anti-terrorism, police negotiations, legal and institutional dimensions of national security. He is the author of a number of monographs and scientific articles in this area. He has current entries on the lists of qualified security personnel and technical security. Organizer of the anti-terrorist security congress of SAFE PLACE facilities. External expert in the MSWiA task force on AT IK security in 2017-2018.
Dominik P. Jankowski – Security policy expert, diplomat and think-tanker. Currently works as a political advisor and head of the Political Department at the Permanent Representation of Poland to NATO. Previously, he worked, among others, as Head of the OSCE and Eastern Dimension Security Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and Head of the Strategic Analysis Department at the National Security Bureau. He started his career in the General Staff of the Polish Army. His publications have been published in 20 countries around the world. He graduated from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the National Defence University of Warsaw and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He conducted scientific research at the Jan Gutenberg University in Mainz (2013) and graduated from the Bucerius Summer School organized by the “Die ZEIT” Foundation. (2014). He received prestigious scholarships from the German Marshall Fund (2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow), the French Ministry of Defence (2012 Personnalité d’avenir défense) and the Center for European Policy Analysis (2019 James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellow). Since 2014, he has been a member of Munich Young Leaders (an initiative of the Körber Foundation and the Munich Security Conference).
Kamil Basaj – Founder and President of INFO OPS Poland Foundation. He leads the work of incident response teams in the IERT information environment. Creator of information environment security processes. CEO of IERT (Information Environment Emergency Response Team) Sp. z o.o.
He served as Advisor to the Minister of National Defence. Member of the advisory team of the Senate of the Republic of Poland in the field of consulting on information on environment handling processes. Consultant of research and scientific projects on the phenomena of information, psychology, security of information environment, security of decision making process. Co-creator of INFO OPS COMMANDER™ tools. He conducts lectures and workshops on information and psychological operations at universities and in state administration. He conducts training in information struggle for teams with the ability to conduct non-kinetic activities. He conducts research on cognitive processes, including the models of cognitive control. Originator and coordinator of the first INFO OPS EXE™ information environment security exercises in Poland, covering activities in the field of active and passive recognition, active defense, informational and psychological operations, including protection of the decision-making process in the virtual, physical and cognitive dimensions. Editor of the Disinfo Digest information environment manipulation project. He is one of the originators and initiators of the establishment of CYBEROT, CYBERON, Disinfo Digest organizations, which carry out activities for the security of the information environment. He is a speaker at national and international conferences on the security of information and cognitive environment.
Maciej Pyznar has several years of experience in the field of broadly understood security. Before joining ComCERT, he worked for 10 years at the Government Center for Security – government agency responsible for crisis management and critical infrastructure protection In GCS, he dealt with planning and programming activities in the field of critical infrastructure protection. He is co-responsible for development of the documents related to critical infrastructure, including:
National Critical Infrastructure Protection Program,
Standards and good practices for the protection of critical infrastructure – industrial automation in the oil, gas and power sectors
Critical infrastructure security standards:
- ensuring personal safety – minimum requirements,
- ensuring physical security – minimum requirements,
- ensuring ICT security – minimum requirements.
At ComCERT, he manages the Service Department, which provides services in the field of:
- Security Operation Cernter,
- cybersecurity processes,
For years he has been cooperating with the Cybersecurity Foundation, including taking part in the organization of all editions of the Cyber-EXE PolskaTM exercises. He is not a certificate collector.
Ewa Mataczyńska, PhD – Expert of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Energy Policy Institute. Doctor of Economics title awarded by the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Representative of PGE Dystrybucja in E.DSO (European Distribution System Operators’ Association), member of E.DSO Technology Committee and TF Flexibility Coordination Mechanisms. Area of scientific interest related to the power sector, including regulations for the sector at the EU level, balancing market, development of energy communities, development and functioning of the market of flexibility services as well as possibilities of using AI elements in the sector.
Tymoteusz Pruchnik, lawyer, DBA – for several years connected with the PGNiG Group. Initially, he was Director of the Communication Department, and in 2016 he became President of the Management Board of Gas-Trading S.A. He gained his professional experience by holding managerial positions in local and state institutions as well as in commercial law companies. He is active in many different non-governmental organizations, holding positions in management bodies.
Dawid Cycoń – President of the Management Board of ML System S.A.
Graduate of the Faculty of Management at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.
20 years of experience in sales and marketing management supported by successes in companies such as: Optimus S.A., Fakro sp. z o.o. (and s.c.), Reynaers Polska sp. z o.o. and 12 years of experience in building the company’s development strategy, product management and product offering.
Co-founder of ML System (2007) which currently operates as a public company listed on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Originator and implementer of Research and Development Centre for Photovoltaics in ML System. He built the market for BIPV and Smart City products. Since 2010 ML System has been listed among the leaders of PV and BIPV market development as a specialist in this field.
He is a co-author of 6 patents, 4 utility models and 4 industrial designs, as well as publications on third generation photovoltaic cells.
Maciej Sołtysik, PhD – Deputy Director of the Centre for Research and Development Competence in PSE Innowacje sp. z o.o. Member of the Association of Energy Trading, Polish Electricity Committee, International Association for Energy Economics. Court expert in the field of power engineering and energy market. Author and co-author of about 60 scientific papers on the energy market, gas, related products, forecasting and optimisation. Involved in projects related to the development of civil energy, including: member of the author’s team of ministerial expertise “The concept of functioning of energy clusters in Poland”, expert in the ministerial team evaluating competition applications of energy clusters. Participant of the international project “Energy Self-sufficient Municipality” carried out by the Częstochowa University of Technology and the Norwegian NIL Institute. He is passionate about market issues and innovative solutions in the power industry.
Mateusz Szablicki, PhD – Expert at PSE Innowacje sp. z o.o., Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Systems Control at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology. Member of the SEP, PTETiS, SEP’s Power Automation Committee and the Energy Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Katowice Branch. Lecturer at many international and national scientific and technical conferences, participant of several teams shaping requirements for new energy market participants (among others, member of the Expert Panel of the Ministry of Energy’s Contest for a certified energy cluster, expert in the team supporting the process of implementation of the connection grid codes), author of several dozen expert opinions for local energy sources. He deals, among others, with the definition of new solutions ensuring proper cooperation of classical power systems with new energy market participants (marine and land power park modules, energy storage facilities, electromobility with V2G, HVDC), including the search for the possibility of using the technical capacity of distributed generation and reception resources to support the management of a new power system, defining area-based power automation systems for complex network systems and modelling and simulation of the operating conditions of local and large-scale power facilities.
Agnieszka Legucka, associate professor – is an analyst of Russia in the Eastern Europe Programme at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). She deals with Russia’s foreign and internal policy, security issues and conflicts in the EU’s eastern neighbourhood, Russian disinformation and hybrid threats. Doctor of Science of Security, associate professor at the Faculty of Finance and International Relations of the Vistula Academy of Finance and Business in Warsaw. Deputy editor-in-chief of the journal “International Affairs”.
Wojciech Konończuk – analyst at the Centre for Eastern Studies, where he heads a team from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova. He deals with the political and economic situation in Eastern European countries, including energy policy. Author of many articles and reports on the subject.
Anna Kucharska, PhD – Doctor of social sciences in the discipline of political sciences, assistant at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University and expert at the Institute of Energy Policy of Ignacy Lukasiewicz. Scholarship holder at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, a member of the Polish Society of Political Sciences and the Polish Society for International Studies. Author of many scientific publications as well as expert analyses and reports. The main areas of research interests include energy policy and energy security, especially of German-speaking countries, geoeconomy, economic policy and global energy transition.
Michał Wojnowski, PhD – (independent expert) author of several specialist studies published in the Internal Security Review and reprinted in periodicals of services in Romania and Ukraine, author of a number of expert opinions for such bodies as the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Minister Coordinator of Special Services and the National Security Bureau, specialist in the field of hybrid, sabotage and propaganda activities of Soviet and Russian state security bodies.
Mr. Juan Marco enrolled in E.DSO seconded by I-DE as Senior Technical Advisor in May 2018, and became Principal Director in November 2019. Juan provides support in all technical and industrial aspects of E.DSO representation role and Project development in smart grids related technologies. He also represents E.DSO in specialised platforms and working groups where the Association is active. Since 2003 he has hold different management roles in Iberdrola Distribution in Business Development and since 2011 running the electrical network in north Madrid with responsibilities over 400.000 customers. He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M, and graduate studies in Gas Distribution and Urban Planning from the Universidad Jaime I de Castellon (Spain).
Roberto Zangrandi joined E.DSO as a Special Adviser on secondment from Enel Group of Italy in 2014 and was appointed Secretary General in March 2017. He had been previously running Enel’s European Public Affairs office in Brussels. He served as Fiat’s Director of External Relations in Germany and worked as an economic and financial journalist and communication consultant for 15 years. He studied Political Science and Sociology and held the postgraduate chair of Public Relations at Udine University.
Wojciech Jakóbik (moderator) – Graduate of the Jagiellonian University: political science and international relations. Energy market analyst. Editor-in-chief of BiznesAlert.pl.
Cezary Kościelniak, PhD, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan/Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (moderator)
Doctor of Humanities, employee of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and research fellow at LMU in Munich. His research interests focus on sustainable development, geopolitical and geocultural conflicts, higher education policy and narrative processes shaping.
Participation in the Conference is confirmed by:
Jarosław Ołowski – Vice-President of the Management Board for Financial Affairs of ENEA S.A.
Sebastian Bojemski – Vice President of LOTOS Paliwa
Krzysztof Zgorzelski – President of the Management Board of PolRegio
Prof. Jarosław Gryz – Vice-Rector of the Academy of War Art
Prof. Piotr Franaszek – Jagiellonian University
Prof. Paweł Grata – University of Rzeszów
Prof. Bogusław Jagusiak – Military University of Technology
Wiesław Bujakowski, Associate Professor– Institute of Mineral Resources and Energy Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Jerzy Kaleta, Associate Professor, Eng. – Wroclaw University of Technology
Marek Gromiec, Associate Professor, Eng.
Paweł Kowal, Associate Professor – Polish Academy of Sciences
Andrzej Podraza, Associate Professor – Catholic University of Lublin
Jacek Reginia-Zacharski, Associate Professor – University of Łódź
Mariusz Ruszel, Associate Professor – Rzeszów University of Technology
Grzegorz Zamoyski, Associate Professor – Rzeszow University of Technology
Piotr Mickiewicz, Associate Professor – University of Gdańsk
Marian Woźniak, Associate Professor – Rzeszów University of Technology
Krzysztof Kud, Associate Professor – Rzeszów University of Technology
Paweł Borkowski, Associate Professor – Institute of Political Studies of PAN
Teresa Piecuch, Associate Professor – Rzeszów University of Technology
Adam Szurlej, Associate Professor – AGH University of Science and Technology
Marta Witkowska, Associate Professor – University of Warsaw
Sylwia Mrozowska, Associate Professor – University of Gdańsk
Jarosław Gryz, Associate Professor – Academy of War Art
Agnieszka Legucka, Associate Professor – Polish Institute of International Affairs
Tomasz Skrzyński, Associate Professor – KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow
Katarzyna Dośpiał – Borysiak, Associate Professor – University of Łódź
Izabela Oleksiewicz, Associate Professor – Rzeszów University of Technology
Adam Masłoń, PhD, Eng. – Rzeszów University of Technology
Bożydar Ziółkowski, PhD, Eng. – Rzeszów University of Technology
Ewa Lipińska PhD, Eng. – Rzeszów University of Technology
Capt. Damian Szlachter, PhD – Anti-terrorist Center ISA
Krzysztof Michalski, PhD
Marzena Hajduk-Stelmachowicz, PhD – Rzeszów University of Technology
Anna Kucharska, PhD – I. Łukasiewicz Institute of Energy Policy
Zbigniew Bednarek, PhD – University of Łódź
Paulina Szyja, PhD – KEN Pedagogical University of Krakow
Dominik Hejj, PhD – Institute of Central Europe / Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University
Katarzyna Michalowska-Knap, PhD – Renewable Energy Institute
Łukasz Lewkowicz, PhD – Marie Curie-Skłdowska University in Lublin
Justyna Misiągiewicz, PhD – Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Elżbieta Szczygieł, PhD – KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow
Magdalena Zajączkowska, PhD – Cracow University of Economics
Michał Wojnowski, PhD – independent expert
Rafał Miętkiewicz, PhD – Heroes Westerplatte Naval Academy in Gdynia
Janusz Zieliński, PhD – National Bank of Poland
Anna Mikulska, PhD – Baker Institute for Public Policy
Jacek Suder – Cracow Univeristy of Economics
Michał Kumor, MA
Anna Kozicka-Kołoczkowska, MA – I. Łukasiewicz Institute of Energy Policy
Sylwia Dąbrowska, Eng. – Rzeszów University of Technology
Paweł Turowski – National Security Bureau
Radosław Kołatek – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Anna Komerska – National Energy Conservation Agency
Robert Gut / Tomasz Grudziński – Member of the Management Board of the Polish Gas Company / Director of the Information and Facilities Protection Department of the Polish Gas Company
Kamil Basaj – Information Environment Emergency Response Team
Maciej Jakubik – CEEP
Justyna Piszczatowska – Green-news.pl
Dominik Brodacki – Polityka InSight
Wiesław Drozowski – CIRE
Krzysztof Witkowski – Universe-IBS sp. z o.o.
Robert Nędza – President of MPWiK Rzeszów
Tadeusz Rzepecki – President of Tarnowskie Wodociągi
Zbigniew Gieleciak – President of the Board, Regional Centre for Water and Sewage Management S.A. in Tychy
Ryszard Rabski – I. Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas Industry Museum in Bóbrka
Bartosz Jurga – PIAP Space sp. z o.o.
Maciej Malski-Brodzicki – NCBiR
Zuzanna Nowak – independent expert
Anna Kobierecka – University of Łódź
Piotr Janusz – AGH University of Science and Technology
Tomasz Włodek – AGH University of Science and Technology