The Advisory Board serves as a consultative body and gathers experts and leaders of the Polish ICT community. Its aim is to create a direct channel for the exchange of knowledge, best practices and information between members of the Board and the Polish cybersecurity industry. The main task of the Board is to support the cluster in setting strategic directions for future activities. Moreover, members of the Board support Cluster development projects and key initiatives. The council meets at least twice a year.
Andrzej Dulka, the President of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, is highly experienced in managerial positions in high-tech and telecommunication industries and an industry activist.
He has been involved in the ICT industry for 25 years, incl. being the CEO, President of the Board and Head of sales in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe in Alcatel Lucent.
He is a PHD in automation and has completed studies in management.
Currently he is:
- Board Member of the European Federation of National Associations of ICT and Media Professionals;
- President of the Polish Association of Telecommunication Engineers;
- Deputy Chairman of the Electronics and Telecommunication Committee in the Polish Academy of Science;
- Member of the Information Technology Committee in the Polish Academy of Science.
He had been:
- The Chairman of the Council in the National Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications for six years
- A member of the Scientific Council at the National Institute of Communications and
- A member of the American and French Chambers of Commerce for numerous years
For his contribution to the development of the telecommunication industry he has been granted the Golden Cross of Merit by the President of Poland in 2010. He also had been honoured with the Golden Cyborg award.
He has been dealing with technological innovations since 2013. Deputy director of the Department in the Krakow Technology Park. First, he managed the Technology Incubator in Krakow, then he sat on the management board of an investment fund. He created and managed the KPT ScaleUp acceleration program for industrial startups. Currently, he is building hub4industry, a hub of digital innovations for industry. He has extensive experience in working with corporations and technological startups. Regional ambassador of the Startup Poland foundation and co-founder of the startup umbrella organization in Krakow. A graduate of doctoral studies at the University of Economics in Krakow.
Graduate of the Jarosław Dąbrowski Military University of Technology in Warsaw in the field of Electronics and Telecommunications and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in the field of Cybersecurity. Officer with many years of experience in the area of cybersecurity, communication and IT, in particular in organizing and conducting ICT security incident handling processes and ICT systems security tests. He actively participated in the design and implementation of ICT systems to ensure the required level of cybersecurity as well as in organizing and conducting cyber threat intelligence (CTI). He co-founded and managed the Security Operation Center (SOC) in the Military Counterintelligence Service. Representing the Ministry of National Defense, he co-created the National Cybersecurity System. He has among others GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP) Certificate and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certificate.
Manager and scientist with 20 years of management experience. Doctor of Technical Sciences. The Silesian University of Technology and Wrocław University of Technology enabled him to obtain comprehensive education in the field of technology (ICT, IoT) and management. He has gained professional experience in managing human resources, financial and intellectual capital as a manager and main contractor of research and development projects, implementations – domestic and foreign. He uses his fresh approach and many years of experience of the R&D manager in the process of implementing new projects / technologies as well as research and development strategies.
Co-author of a number of projects supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. He has many years of experience in activities related to building an ecosystem of innovations and startups. He specializes in cybersecurity, smart specializations, smart city solutions and the use of modern technologies and digitization.
Member of many Associations, Technical Committees, Scientific Committees and Organizing Committees, Scientific Councils, Expert Councils, Technical Committees as well as Steering Committees for projects related to ICT, telecommunications, energy, new technologies and security.
Dr. Joanna Świątkowska is the COO of the European Cyber Security Organisation. In years 2020 to 2022 she held the role of Director in the Supply Chain Cyber and Information Security team at UBS. She was the initiator and Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC from 2014 to 2019. In addition, she worked as Assistant Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology from 2018 to 2020 and cooperated with the Kosciuszko Institute as the Senior Cybersecurity Expert from 2009 to 2019. The author of numerous articles, reports, and analyses concerning cybersecurity, Joanna is a recognised speaker in many national and international conferences and seminars and brings her contributions to a wide range of cybersecurity topics. She was listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars by the Financial Times & New Europe 100 for 2017, as well as inserted among the Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity by the Women in Tech summit for 2019.
Graduate of the University of Gdańsk, major in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Information Technology and Econometrics at the Faculty of Management. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial and technology sector. In 2008-2015, he held managerial positions at MeritumBank, Kredyt Bank, BZWBK and Santander Bank. In 2015-2018, he was involved in the construction of the technological startup Makeitright sp.z o.o. where he held the position of a Management Board Member, in 2018-2020 as a Management Board Member of the company within the ProService Finteco group. Since 2020, he has been conducting investment and consulting activities in the field of M&A and business development processes as part of his own business. From 2022, Chief Growth Officer in the technological company SolveQ sp. Kom.-a. Speaker and participant of many conferences in the field of modern technologies in the country and around the world.
As the President of Digital Poland Association (ZIPSEE), he has been representing the largest manufacturers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment in Poland for 16 years. Connected with Digital Europe, an organization of Europe’s largest association of the ICT sector, where twice held the position of Board Member. Chosen by the minister of digital affairs to take a seat in the ministry’s Council for Digitization. He is an initiator of nationwide debates regarding changes in copyright law, taxing, environment protection as well as public procurement and cybersecurity. As a manager in IT and consumer electronics industry with many years of experience, he is actively engaged in development and promotion of digitization in Poland. He successfully supports substantive and honest discussion regarding member – companies of Digital Poland Association, which comprise a significant share of consumer electronics and IT industry investing in Poland.
University teacher, computer engineer and researcher associated with AGH University of Science and Technology for over 20 years. Currently Director of the Institute of Computer Science and Chairman of the Scientific Discipline Board for Information and Communication Technology. Member of the Committee on Informatics of Polish Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Council of Polish Information Processing Society. Founder and Head of the Forensic Software Lab and AGH-UST Cybersecurity Center. Leader of numerous research and development projects, the effects of which have been applied in the work of services and institutions related to public safety. Author of over 150 scientific publications on the border of artificial intelligence and software engineering.
Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs implementing tasks in building the Polish brand as a place for producing advanced technologies and solutions, by supporting the promotion of specific products and services developed by Polish enterprises and research institutes internationally. Previously, head of the Technology Cooperation Department in this department, counselor for cooperation in the field of energy and science and technology at the Polish Embassy in Tokyo and an expert on Japan and Mongolia in the Asia and Pacific Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An economist (Warsaw School of Economics) and an orientalist (University of Warsaw) by education. Interests: history and religions of the Far East, functioning of financial markets, Japanese literature.
Chairman of The Polish Information Processing Society and vice-chairman of The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Graduated from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology on Warsaw University of Technology as well as obtained post graduate diplomas from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and The National Defence University of Warsaw.
Specialist in the field of ICT security technologies and Cyber security solutions. Worked for many years as part of the national administration structures and ministries including the post of Department Director in the National Security Bureau. Since 2003 he has been Chairman of his own private consulting firm – Trusted Information Consulting ltd.
Holds and expert position in the field of audits and information security management. Co-author of publications in the field of cryptography. Took part in many science projects dealing with and implementing e-signature solutions and PKI infrastructure.
He helped implement major IT technologies and projects in the field of environmental protection as well as spearheaded the establishment and implementation in Poland of the EU Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) which controls and administers direct payments of EU funds to the farming industry.
He was also a member of the IT committee with the Ministry of the Interior and Administration. Currently holds the position of member on the Digital Affairs Council advisory body for the The Ministry of Digital Affairs.