Bialystok is a provincial capital and the largest city in the north-eastern region of Poland. Warsaw – the capital of the country is only 188 km (116 miles) away.
Bialystok is a rather small city in terms of size, considering its big population – it is the second most densely populated city in Poland. Most of the sights worth visiting are in the strict centre of the town.
Bialystok is also a scientific centre, the seat of: Bialystok University of Technology, University of Bialystok, Medical University of Bialystok as well as Warsaw Branches of Theatre Academy and Academy of Music. There are also a dozen non-public educational institutions in Bialystok.
Bialystok is the obvious hub for discovering the natural wonders of the Podlasie region. There are 4 national parks in the region, including the world-famous Bialowieza National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The nearby town of Choroszcz is an entrance point to the beautiful Narew National Park. The town centre itself is well preserved and features a majestic baroque church as well as Branickis’ summer residence, currently comprising a museum with a collection of memorabilia connected with the Branicki family.
Further away is the town of Tykocin, with one of a few remaining Jewish synagogues of the region. The nearby villages of Bohoniki and Kruszyniany were the centre of Tatar Muslim migration to the country centuries ago and still have a vibrant and very specific Lipka Tatar community. The antique wooden mosques in the villages are hundreds of years old and are still in operation.
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Julia Siderska, PhD
For XI EPPM 2021 Conference, 19-21 September 2021
|09:00 – 17:00
Partner/Director at the European Institute for Futures Studies and Strategy (PROSPEKTIKER)
Chairman of the Millennium Project Node, Spain
Manager of Territorial Development at LKS / MONDRAGON Corporation
Deputy Director of the Foresight Iberoamerican Network (RIBER)
Ibon Zugasti, M.S. is Manager of Territorial Development at LKS (Consulting Division of MONDRAGON Corporation), Partner/Director at PROSPEKTIKER, Chairman of the Millennium Project Node in Spain, Member of the Board of Foresight Europe Network (FEN) and Deputy Director of the Foresight Iberoamerican Network (RIBER).
Since 1999, Ibon has led several consultancy and research projects in fields like foresight, regional sustainable development, labor & training and energy for different Governments worldwide (USA, UK, Colombia, Uruguay, South Korea…) and Corporations (Repsol, Telefonica, Iberdrola, Guggenheim, MONDRAGON…). He has also advised the Committee of the Regions of the EU for the launching of a European Platform on Territorial Foresight.
Since 2010, he is the Chairman of the Millennium Project in Spain and President of the European Regional Foresight College. He is coauthor of different publications such as Latin America 2030: Delphi Survey and Scenarios (The Millennium Project), An initial assessment of territorial forward planning/foresight projects in the European Union (Committee of the Regions of the EU), and The aging Basque population. Economic and social consequences (Basque Government).
He also contributes to the yearly publication State of the Future by the Millennium Project. Ibon earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Deusto, Spain and earned his Master’s in Strategic Management from Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA. He has been teaching strategic management and foresight at many Universities and seminars at the international level (Oxford University, TEC Monterrey, Singularity University…).
Professor Ozcan Saritas (Ph.D.) is the Head of Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow; Honorary Professor at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, The University of Manchester; and Editor-in-chief of “Foresight” – the journal of futures studies, strategic thinking and policy.
His research focuses upon innovation, policy and governance with particular emphasis on socio-economic and technological Foresight. With a PhD from the “Foresight and Prospective Studies Program,” Prof. Saritas has extensive work experience with the international organizations including the United Nations (UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNDP), OECD, and the European Commission.
He has been involved in large scale national, multinational and corporate research and consultancy projects on sectors including Energy, Climate Change and Renewables, Agriculture and Food, Water Resources and Sustainability, Transportation and Automotive, Information and Communication Technologies among the others.
He has published a number of articles in leading journals in the field; and has delivered keynote speeches in a number of countries across the world. Besides his research and publication activities, he designs and delivers academic and executive education courses on Foresight, Innovation Management and Strategic Planning.
He has recently co-authored a book, entitled “Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation” published by Springer, which has become one of the key readings in the field.
Dr. Timothy J. Collins became the seventh President of Walsh University on August 5, 2019. In this role, Dr. Collins oversees all activities furthering the mission of developing leaders in service to others with a value-based education in the Judeo-Christian tradition on a multi-national 135-acre campus for 2700 students and 400 faculty and staff in North Canton, Ohio.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Collins served in executive leadership at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as well as serving as the Chair (Director) for both the Technical Management and Engineering Management graduate degree and certificate programs as a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. As the nation’s largest University Affiliated Research Center, the Laboratory performs research and development on behalf of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other federal agencies with more than 7,000 staff members who are making critical contributions to a wide variety of nationally and globally significant technical and scientific challenges.
Before joining Johns Hopkins University in 2005, Dr. Collins served as a senior officer in the United States Air Force with command, staff and diplomatic experiences during his military career. He has more than 4,000 flying hours, including over 260 combat hours, as a command pilot in a variety of unmanned and manned fighter, tanker, reconnaissance, and command and control aircraft. He is a U.S. Air Force Command Pilot, a military parachutist, and is a credentialed Board President for both aviation Safety Investigation Boards and Accident Investigation Boards.
Military honors for him include Aerial Achievement Medals, Air Medals, Aircrew Safety Award of Distinction, Bronze Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legions of Merit, and the Purple Heart.
As a national guest lecturer and scholar on Catholic higher education, Dr. Collins has been involved in Catholic education for more than three decades.
His educational experiences include course work at Columbia University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Indiana University-Purdue University, FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, Air War College, and the Army Command and General Staff College.
Dr. Collins earned an Associate of Engineering degree from Georgia Military College, a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master of Science degree from the National War College, and a Doctor of Education degree from Benedictine University.
Prof. Dr. Caroline V. Rudzinski is a Professor for Strategic Management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Her fields of expertise are Foresight, Innovation and Strategy. As a futurist her research is focusing to combine foresight insights with innovation tools (e.g. Open Innovation, Design Thinking) with the aim to gain strategic insights. She focuses on the question: How can one decide smarter and sustainable, especially concerning future issues, characterized by a high insecurity?
She worked for serval years in the industry, as a consulter and manager, implementing and further elaborating the foresight approach in various practical ways. For more than nine years she worked for the Volkswagen Group, inter alia at the Future Affairs department of the Volkswagen Research Group, identifing early recognitions of social trends, decoding behavior patterns of customers in society of the future, incorporating from movements in architecture, fashion, design or lifestyle. Furthermore, Caroline also worked at the Corporate Strategy Department for the brand Volkswagen, setting up the new strategy “Transform 2025+”.
Caroline holds lectures at different universities and gives speeches on international events. She wrote her Ph.D. about “Open Strategy”, studied Economic Science at the University of Witten/Herdecke (Germany) and did her Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Stockholm (Sweden).
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Rector of the Cracow University of Technology
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of the Minister of Science and Higher Education