Meet our Speakers

Further speakers to be announced shortly
Martin Lindstrom

Martin Lindstrom

Change Agent. Brand Futurist. Best-selling Author. Martin Lindstrom is one of the world’s premier (and toughest) brand building experts – advising Fortune 100 brands from the Coca-Cola Company to Nestle to Red Bull on how to build future-proof brands. Lindstrom is the recipient of TIME Magazine’s “Worlds 100 Most Influential People”.

He is a New York Times and Wall St Journal best-selling author of six groundbreaking books on branding, including Buyology: The Truth and Lies About Why We Buy, BRANDsense and Brandwashed.

Buyology was voted “pick of the year” by USA Today, and appeared on the Top 10 bestseller lists in the US and worldwide, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His book BRANDsense was acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as “…one of the five best marketing books ever published.

David Rowan

David Rowan

Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition. He’s taken 120 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.

His recent keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and recent stage interviews have ranged from to James Murdoch and David Cameron. David has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian.

At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences, apps, and a consulting business. He is co-founder of, taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.

Agata Grabowska

dr Agata Grabowska, Phd

University lecturer (Warsaw University and University of Technology Sydney), senior brand consultant and strategy planner experienced in various categories and industries ranging from financial services to FMCG across EMEA and in Australia.

Over the past 10 years Agata worked for McCann Worldwice as Human Insights Director, leading projects in Warsaw and Manchester for big, global brands such as Coca-Cola and Sabmiller. She then joined the DDB owned brand consultancy CPC until she moved on to the Sydney based The Behavioral Architects. Back in Poland in 2016, she now runs her own butique agency Blink. Spark a Change inspiring clients to embrace new approches and tools in marketing and beyond.

A frequent guest speaker at various events she also runs workshops and seminars and serves as a judge in various marketing contests (i.e. Innovation Award, Eurobest, Young Lions).

Julia Krysztofiak – Szopa

Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa

Julia is a passionate entrepreneur, dedicated manager and startup coach, experienced working with founders worldwide since 2008.

She currently serves as the CEO of Startup Poland, a Warsaw-based non-profit organization
that strengthens the startup ecosystem in Poland through research, education and public
advocacy initiatives. As the owner of the biggest curated database of Polish startups, the
organization publishes the annual report on the state of Polish startup ecosystem, identifying
its drivers, growth barriers, industry opportunities and trends. As of 2016 Startup Poland
coordinates similar research efforts in Czech, Slovakia and Hungary.

Katarzyna Młynarczyk

Katarzyna Młynarczyk

Katarzyna Młynarczyk – CEO of Socjomania, Digital Marketing consultant and strategist – professional and enthusiast. Passionate about new technologies, education, service design, service digitalization. Trainer. Speaker. Service Designer. Digital Marketing Institute partner and trainer (Certificated Diploma in Digital Marketing). Over 5000 hours of training. Lecturer at Polish Universities and Academies. Now MBA student in Service Innovation and Design in Helsinki.

So far she has developed and implemented a comprehensive marketing strategies (over 50) for both the SME sector and major brands in the Polish market. Worked in interactive agencies. For over 9 years related with promotion and image building of companies from various sectors helping them to achieve better results. She supports international agencies as a consultant for the product implementation, launching new brands on the Polish market. Currently introducing Service design at workshops and in business strategies.