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The aim of the Forum is to enhance the existing ties between the two countries’ IT industries, governments, and academia by providing policy inputs to strengthen cooperation in this vital sector. The Forum will bring together key public and private sector stakeholders from India and Poland on a common platform to share, educate, and benefit from each country’s experience.


Poland and india collaboration on it
Poland and India could do much more in innovative sectors such as IT, business process outsourcing (BPO), pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The success of some Polish companies in India and of Indian BPO and IT companies in Poland feed positive outlooks for similar endeavours in the future.

Bringing key stakeholders together
The conference will facilitate engaging presentations and discussion among renowned Corporate, IT and BPO stakeholders, users, government and academia.


Identifying actionable areas for government, industry and academia to work together

– Identify areas for Polish technology companies to participate in Indian government initiatives, such as Digital India and Smart Cities:
Poland India Business Council and the companies in Poland are committed to being full partners in the vital endeavor of developing India’s next 100 Smart Cities.

– Identify specific actions and resolve issues to further scale Indian IT investment in Poland:
India and Poland have a great opportunity to make economic cooperation more advanced. Information Technology and Outsourcing, Mining, Food processing, Engineering, Automotive and Textile industry are sectors with highest potential for cooperation

– Research organizations committing to joint collaboration:
Poland has a wide range of established industrial and research expertise, which could be of great value to Indian market and provides a gateway for trade into Europe. Similarly, India has an eclectic skillset for Poland to utilise and provides access to one of the largest developing markets in the world.

– Joint effort between stakeholders for targeted skill development in both countries:
Poland and India will be able to exchange international best practices on standards in technical vocational training, which will benefit the youth at large. The initiative will establish a platform to enable corporate entities from India to set up and/or support IT skill development centers in Poland.

– Identify opportunities for Polish technology startups to establish facilities in India:
Polish start-ups have interest in diverse areas such as IT and IT services, surveillance & industrial safety systems to work with their Indian counterparts.




16.00 – 17.30
Opening session
– Session Chair: Prof. Tomasz Szmuc, Vice-Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology

16.00 – 16.30
Welcome addresses
– Prof. Tadeusz Słomka, Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology
– Jacek Krupa, Member of the Board of the Małopolska Region
– Rao Maddukuri, President of Poland India Business Council
– Jerzy Miller, Voivode of Małopolska
– Ajay Bisaria, Ambassador of India to Poland and Lithuania
– Tomasz Łukaszuk, Ambassador of Poland to India

16.30 – 16.45
Keynote Address: Creating a digital boost for the development of Poland
– Andrzej Halicki, Minister of Administration and Digitization, Poland

16.45 – 17.00
Keynote Address: IT industry in India – the success story
– Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, India

17.00 – 17.30
Special Guest Address: Software industry – the largest creator of jobs
– N. R. Narayana Murthy, Founder – Infosys Limited

17.30 – 18.45
Session A: Prospects for India – Poland IT industry cooperation
While India is the world’s undeniable leader in IT and IT enabled services, Poland, with its world-class professionals, high educational standards, linguistic capabilities, excellent infrastructure and advantageous labour costs, emerges as a particularly attractive location in Europe with the potential to become a global player offering specialized IT and IT service capabilities. Participants of the session will look for ways of cooperation of Polish and Indian IT industry to benefit fully from the potential in both countries.
– Session Chair: prof. Krzysztof Zieliński, Head of Department of Computer Science, AGH UST

17.35 – 17.45
Keynote: Supporting development of IT industry in EU 2014-2020 Financial Perspective

– Iwona Wendel, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Poland

17.45 – 17.55
Keynote: Potential for increasing Poland India cooperation in research and innovation
Prof. Krzysztof Jan Kurzydłowski, Director of the National Centre for Research and Development, Poland

17.55 – 18.05
Introductory presentation: Growth opportunities of Poland’s business services sector
– Jacek Levernes, President, Association of Business Service Leaders

Panel discussion:
– Marek Bąkowski, Vice President, The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications
– Leszek Hołda, CEO, Integrated Solutions, Orange Polska Group
– Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Executive Vice President and Head, Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Services and Head of Europe, Infosys
– Bala Mahadevan, CEO, Orange Business Services, India
– Sharada Nandakumar, Vice President and Head Presales – GMT, Wipro Technologies

18.40 – 18.45
Summary and conclusions

20.00 – 22:00
Reception hosted by the Marshal of the Małopolska Region
Welcome Address:
– Jacek Krupa, Member of the Board of the Małopolska Region

Keynote Address:
– prof. Piotr Kłodkowski, Rector of Tischner European University, Kraków, former Ambassador of Poland to India





9.00 – 10.30
Session B: Friendly environment for development of IT and ITeS industry in Poland
The topics to be covered include investment conditions and opportunities in Poland, potential locations, possible patterns of activities and support from authorities. As quickly growing IT and ITeS sectors are of vital importance to India and Poland economies, meeting the continuing strong demand for skilled professionals is a salient issue. Session chair: Sławomir Kopeć, Director of the Centre of Advanced Technologies for Future City, AGH UST
 Session chair: Sławomir Kopeć, Director of the Centre of Advanced Technologies for Future City, AGH UST

9.05 – 9.15
Presentation: ICTlider.pl – IT skills development in Poland initiative
– Jurand Drop, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Administration and Digitization, Poland

9.15 – 9.25
Case study: Infosys Mysore Development Center
– Binod Hampapur Rangadore, Executive Vice President, Global Head, Talent and Technology Operations, Infosys

9.25 – 10.10
Presentations and panel discussion:
– Wojciech Burkot, Chair of Executive Board, Association of IT & Business Process Services Companies in Poland, Chief Technology Officer, Marketplace, Allegro Group
– Roman Ciepiela, Mayor of Tarnów, Poland
– Bogusław Kośmider, President, Kraków City Council
– Jacek Krupa, Member of the Board of the Małopolska Region
– Pradeep Kumar, President, Indo-European Education Foundation

– Paweł Panczyj, Managing Director, Association of Business Service Leaders

10.10 – 10.25
Open discussion

10.25 – 10.30
Summary and conclusions

10.30 – 11.00

11.00 – 12.00
Session C: IT solutions for cities, communities and administration
Up-to-date IT solutions assist public administration in coping with complex challenges and meeting needs to deliver efficient public services to citizens. Throughout the session renowned companies will demonstrate large scale IT projects in both countries.
– Session Chair: Prof. Leszek Kotulski, AGH UST

11.05 – 11.15
Presentation: Strategic IT projects supporting development of public services in Poland
– Jurand Drop, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Administration and Digitization, Poland

11.15 – 11.55
– Leszek Hołda, CEO, Integrated Solutions, Orange Polska Group
– Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Executive Vice President and Head, Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications,
and Services and Head of Europe, Infosys
– Bala Mahadevan, CEO, Orange Business Services, India
– Piotr Skirski, Strategic Projects Director, Cisco Poland
– Ranjini Suri, Head Sales, Wipro Technologies and Krzysztof Dziecioł, Innovation & Product Development Department Director, T Mobile Polska

11.55 – 12.00
Summary and conclusions

12.00 – 13.20
Session D: Tightening Poland – India collaboration
Due to location and investment friendly environment Poland can be a “gateway” to European Union and countries of Eastern Europe. Kraków, Poland’s “Silicon Valley” and top outsourcing destination in Europe, has also a long–term expertise and tradition of cultural, scientific and economic cooperation with Indian partners. New flagship initiatives in Kraków – Nowa Huta bring opportunity to build an Indian hub, the centre of India activities for Europe.
Session Chair: Prof. Zbigniew Kąkol, Vice-Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology

12.05 – 12.15
Prospects for strengthening Poland India cultural, scientific and economic cooperation
Prof. Edward Haliżak, Director of the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw

12.15 – 12.25
Successful industry – academia cooperation
– Kunal Dalmia, Chairman & Managing Director, KAHM Group, President of the Board, Arcelor Mittal Refractories
– prof. Jerzy Lis, Dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH UST

12.25 – 12.35
Kraków NH2 project
Jerzy Miller, Voivode of Małopolska

12.35 – 12.45
Kraków – Nowa Huta of the Future
Elżbieta Koterba, Deputy Mayor for Strategy and City Development, City of Kraków

12.45 – 12.55
India centre in Kraków?
prof. Renata Czekalska, Department of Middle East and Far East Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

12.55 – 13.10
Final recommendation:
Olgierd Dziekoński, Secretary of State, Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland

13.10 – 13.15
Summary and conclusions

13.15 – 13.30
Closing ceremony

13.30 – 14.15









AGH University of Science and Technology is one of the oldest (established in 1913), largest, and best Polish technical universities. Contrary to its traditional name, the University has a wide portfolio of education, covering virtually all scientific issues related to technical or similar sciences. The profile and scope of education as well as research at AGH UST is constantly changing and developing, as they aspire to be continually up to date with demands of the present times. AGH UST follows the requirements of dynamically changing labour market, closely watching directions of changes in economy, administration and politics. The mission of the university is up-to-date education of engineers who specialise in many branches of technology (offering 57 courses and over 200 specialisations).



Małopolska is a dynamically developing region of Poland that assures reliable economic growth. It provides a friendly, competitive and attractive area of operation for entrepreneurs. The region
is inhabited by 3.33 million people and is characterised by a constant high population growth rate. The most valuable assets of the region include:
– a strong academic and R&D centre based on 33 institutions of higher education
– one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world (Kraków, Wieliczka, Tatra Mountains, Wadowice, Auschwitz) attracting  ca. 13 million tourists a year
– high quality and availability of qualified human resources
– Kraków International Airport with over 50 destinations (over 3,8 million passengers in 2014)
– convenient location at the transit routes to Germany, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic Sea
– high business culture, excellent investment infrastructure and openness to international contacts


Poland India Business Council is a non-profit foundation founded by Jagadeswara Rao Maddukuri and Dr Andrzej Chelchowski of Miller Canfield Law Firm. PIBC was established in 2012 to facilitate and promote mutual contacts between Poland and India in the fields of business, education and science. Poland India Business Council is dedicated to: – stimulate Polish business undertakings in India and Indian investments in Poland, as well as mutual trade relations – initiate and develop new forms of co-operation between Poland and India in economic and social areas – facilitate academic exchange between both countries – inspire and support initiatives related to IT education and support for local communities with the view to develop modern information society.




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