The BSS Tour International

The BSS Tour International

Speakers

Speakers

Andrew Wrobel Emerging Europe Founding Partner
Katherine Lazarevich Digiteum Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Michał Bielawski Adaptive SAG Managing Partner & CFO
Michał Lisawa Baker McKenzie Counsel
Wiktor Doktór Pro Progressio CEO
Graham Fell FlexDev Executive Vice President
Iryna Maksymets ABBYY Europe GMBH Digital intelligence consultant Relationship Manager
Katarzyna Zalewska AVON GBS GBS Director
Laura Kavaliauskaite Invest Lithuania Head of GBS & ICT
Nadia Harris Remote School
Olga Shapoval Kharkiv IT Cluster Executive Director
Paweł Płocki Trumpf SSC Head of SSC
Paweł Łopatka SoftServe VP & Country Manager
Piotr Dziedzic Michael Page Senior Director
Tornike Zirakishvili Enterprise Georgia Deputy CEO
Wojciech Karpiński Amway GBS Center Director
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Wiktor Doktór Pro Progressio CEO Wiktor Doktór is the Outsourcing Industry Expert specialized in a wide range of outsourcing activities, including BPO, R&D, ITO, Call and Contact Centre as well as in the subject of nearshoring and offshoring. He is the CEO of Pro Progressio - the consulting and advisory organization in the area of modern business services. Wiktor is one of the top outsourcing personalities in Poland, many times awarded for his work focused on the development and growth of outsourcing industry. Wiktor and Pro Progressio are European Partners of German Outsourcing Association, IAOP and GSA as well as other global outsourcing associations.
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Michał Lisawa Baker McKenzie Counsel Michał is a lawyer specializing in employment and HR law. He has extensive experience in matters related to hiring staff, employee restructuring, HR policies, temporary work and labour disputes. He also specializes in relations with trade unions and HR matters in transactions and reorganizations of companies. Michał graduated from the Warsaw and Edinburgh Universities as well as the Warsaw School of Economics. From many years he has worked for the biggest international law firms in Poland. Counsel and Co-Head of Employment Practice at Baker McKenzie Poland.
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Andrew Wrobel Emerging Europe Founding Partner Founding Partner at Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, news and community platform, and the leader of the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates initiative, a member of the Global Tech Advocates network. He specialises in foreign direct investment, nation branding, investment promotion, technology and innovation, sourcing, soft power, and cross-cultural communications. Andrew regularly interviews political and business leaders and speaks at or moderates international political, economic and technology events, where he promotes discussion about emerging Europe. He is also a mentor working with emerging Europe start-ups, a juror at various international business-related competitions, a media coach, a location promotion trainer and a media commentator.
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Laura Kavaliauskaite Invest Lithuania Head of GBS & ICT Laura is leading the GBS & ICT team at Invest Lithuania, awards winning investment attraction agency. She joined the agency in 2014 and since then worked on largest GBS and ICT projects, which settled in Lithuania, including Booking.com, Moody’s, McKesson, as well as number of major expansion projects. She also oversaw the creation and development of the first and largest GBS industry report in the country. Prior to joining GBS & ICT Team, she was a member of the Analytics Team, conducting analysis for potential investors, including industry, labor pool and supply chain analysis, investment environment comparison, etc. Before joining Invest Lithuania, Laura was an Industry Analyst at Euromonitor International. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from Vilnius University.
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Tornike Zirakishvili Enterprise Georgia Deputy CEO For the past five years, Tornike Zirakishvili has worked on leading positions within the agencies under the realm of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, including the positions of Deputy Director of Enterprise Georgia and First Deputy Head of Georgian National Tourism Administration. Previously, he has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In his position as Deputy Director of Enterprise Georgia, he oversee three strategic directions: › Export Promotion › Foreign Direct Investment Attraction (Invest in Georgia) › Strategic Development and Communications Throughout his carrier, Tornike have worked on various strategic documents, action plans, and development tools for the various economic sectors of Georgia. Has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Also a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of West Georgia (USA).
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Piotr Dziedzic Michael Page Senior Director
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Paweł Płocki Trumpf SSC Head of SSC Started his career in 2007 in Avon Finance Shared Services Center in Warsaw, continuing in Global Shared Services of Oriflame where he was responsible for extension of services portfolio of an in-house SSC, simultaneously managing its Operations in Asia. Experienced in design of new processes, improvements and automatizations as well as in implementation of global projects. Till the end of 2017 in a position of BPO Contract and Relationship Director in Oriflame, actively engaged in Finance and IT outsourcing project at all its stages. Currently the Head of SSC of a German company TRUMPF – global leader in industry lasers technology.
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Nadia Harris Remote School I am the founder of remoteworkadvocate.com and co-founder of remoteschool.net. During my career, I have worked with international companies – start ups and structured corporations. My areas of expertise include HR Operations, Worldwide Talent Strategies as well as HR Processes. Having lived and worked in different countries has made me deep dive into distributed work, collaborating with clients in the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. I have designed both remote and hybrid work infrastructures that allow to effectively manage teams by using appropriate software, processes and communication flows. I have assessed the remote-readiness of companies thanks to my “Remote-Ready Audit” which has proven itself extremely useful to succeed in the digital work era.
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Michał Bielawski Adaptive SAG Managing Partner & CFO Since 2015 Michał Bielawski has been the Managing Partner & CFO of ADAPTIVE Solutions & Advisory Group. Michał is the expert at business transformation of financial and accounting processes, management of SSC teams, optimization and controls of BPO’s and SSC’s.
During his career he was responsible for financial and other enabling business functions at Infosys BPO and Philips shared service centers, optimization projects and LEAN implementation at SSC and BPO organizations for business processes. He is also experienced SSC Quality Manager, Operations and Transition Manager (in outsourcing).
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Wojciech Karpiński Amway GBS Center Director Wojciech leads Krakow Center of Amway GBS servicing Europe, Russia and Americas. This multifunctional business center has doubled their talent pool in recent years up to 550 and delivers broad variety of services: Finance, Analytics and Planning, Marketing Communications and Digital, IT, Customer Service, Hire-2-Retire. Previous 10 years Wojciech served Infosys BPO pursuing leadership experience in finance and procurement operations, customer relations, and business development. Most recently as Global Operations Head across 6 global locations for largest manufacturing client. Relentless LEAN promoter and passionate change leader.
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Katarzyna Zalewska AVON GBS GBS Director
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Graham Fell FlexDev Executive Vice President FlexDevExecutive Vice President Executive Vice President for FlexDev for the US and EMEA and Head of Diversity and Inclusion. FlexDev manages the IT division for NEXT PLC – the Largest and most successful UK retailer, and its IT shared service center is in Poznan, Poland. He is also responsible for marketing and building out the go-to-market strategy and partner ecosystem. At FlexDev, Graham is also responsible for building out the Next Generation Delivery Center concept (NGDC+) and regularly participates in discussions and think tank forums to discuss the future of outsourcing. Graham is involved in talks to promote the BSS/SSC/ITO sector in Poland and engages in discussions and debates around IT and Finance, outsourcing and the current technology trends in IT. Graham is a strong ambassador for Poland and considers it the best place in the world to outsource mission-critical elements of IT and Finance. He can happily tell you why!
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Katherine Lazarevich Digiteum Co-Founder and Co-CEO Katherine Lazarevich is a co-founder and co-CEO of Digiteum, a digital technology company with offices in Gdansk and Minsk. Passionate about design and innovation, Katherine helps Digiteum’s clients leverage digital technology to drive efficiency and become future-ready. She has been leading and growing development teams that deliver high-value digital products for over a decade. Katherine is a strong advocate of a result-focused approach, a devotee of pixel-perfect design, and an educator who shares knowledge on an array of topics such as Internet of Things, Big Data, AI and chatbots, web and mobile design and user experience.
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Paweł Łopatka SoftServe VP & Country Manager Experienced Executive focused on Business Development and Project Delivery in EMEA and APAC. Graduated from the Opole University of Technology, Abertay University in Dundee and PhD studies at the University of Economics in Wroclaw. Gained international experience while working for such companies as: Redknee, Nokia, Siemens and BBC Scotland. Strategy consultant & Technology advisor in the areas of fintech, retail and digital. Recognized as the Manager of the Year 2018 by the Pro Progressio Foundation.
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Olga Shapoval Kharkiv IT Cluster Executive Director Olga is an expert in management, marketing, and community building, with 15+ years of experience on the TOP-positions in business and non-profit organizations. Thanks to a wide business background as a big enterprise TOP manager, NGO's position became the new challenge and opportunity for Olga. Working as CEO of Kharkiv IT Cluster since 2018, Olga with the team implemented a lot of projects in education, marketing and charity areas, focused on IT ecosystem building. Proactive position, purposefulness, flexibility and openness to cooperation are her key guidelines. The «Win-win» philosophy helps Olga to consolidate the IT industry around ambitious projects to develop the environment for technological business.
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Iryna Maksymets ABBYY Europe GMBH Digital intelligence consultant Relationship Manager Iryna has 12 years’ experience, acting as a trusted Advisor in Technology Consulting for a variety of leading software companies. One of her major focus areas is on understanding how low code platforms and AI technologies transform data processing operation to help Enterprises to be ready for an Innovation Digital Future. Prior to ABBYY, Iryna held partner program for Microsoft Services at Sitronics where she led channel development, strategic marketing and project management, building Win-Win strategies with the clients, Start-up business development, strategic partner recruitment.