Polish executives participated in Poland Energy Sector Executive Workshop
On August 27-September 3, 2016, the Polish executives representing the energy sector companies, such as Tauron, Lotos, Enea, PGNiG SA, Energa SA, together with Mr. Michał Kurtyka, the Undersecretary of State from Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Poland, and Mr. Mateusz Kędzierski, the Head of Innovation and Technology Development Department, participated in Poland Energy Sector Executive Workshop in San Francisco and at Stanford University.
US-Polish Trade Council (USPTC), in partnership with Stanford University, prepared an intensive and interactive workshop for all representatives of the Polish energy sector. Throughout the program, the participants were engaged in numerous discussions and hands-on team projects focused on disruptive innovation in corporate world, leadership and execution, intrapreneurship, emerging technologies, new business creation, and strategic foresight. The Stanford faculty and distinguished Silicon Valley executives brought in their instructions and panel discussions nontraditional perspectives and a special set of voices to the traditional businesses of Polish energy sector companies. Additionally, the Polish executives participated in the presentations and discussions with Silicon Valley energy experts while visiting The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Exponent and Alphabet. On the last day of the program, the Polish participants presented to the Stanford faculty their final concepts based mainly on the groups’ diverse observations and solutions related to innovation in their business sector. The workshop concluded with the certificate presentation and a farewell dinner at a breathtaking Family House Vineyards.
USPTC hopes that the faculty’s well-received engagement, advice, and encouragement will soon convert into accretive innovation-related actions by all energy sector executives.