Better sorry than safe!

I guess you just thought: “No Peter, you made a mistake in that title”. But, I didn’t and soon you will realise why. The proverb you thought off is one of the indications that the patient, our society, is ill, seriously ill. We cherish safety and security, avoid risks. We seem not to realise that the road towards major innovations, results, successes, is a bumpy

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Technological innovation demands a human touch

infoShare 2017 Inspire Stage

Four days long Gdansk was under the influence of infoShare, with the main attention focused on the two days’ conference on the 17th and 18th of May 2017. Over 6.000 people attended the biggest tech conference in the CEE region. I had the honor to host the Inspire stage. I was thrilled by the quality of speakers we had on stage. Summarizing what all has been shared is close to impossible; below you will find some of the highlights

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Inspiration is a joined effort

infoShare stage view

Speakers, investors, jury members, journalists, bloggers, attendees, etc. have arrived to Gdansk for infoShare, the biggest Tech Conference in the CEE Region. This evening I met a few of them at the pre-event diner and Before Party, others are still traveling. Based on the amount of people I met today, it feels as if it is going to be the best attended infoShare ever. Combined with an amazing line-up of speakers we are going to have several inspiring days in Gdansk. What

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US Mission, part 1: San Francisco here we come

Wednesday October 17, 2012, together with a group of fellow Gdansk, Poland based business(wo)men I will travel to San Francisco. We join the US economic mission organized by the Pomeranian region/Gdansk government. I understood San Francisco is an amazing city and Silicon Valley is very inspirational. On the other hand the whole area is way too big for just 3 days, because then we already have to go on. How to get the best out of

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Entrepreneurship and research essential for Europe not to loose the competition

Some weeks ago I attended a meeting with Burton Lee, a Stanford University professor and Super Angel, who visited Poland. I was lucky to be present at a very intimate presentation and discussion with him in Gdynia. With the characteristic pride of an American he explained why Europe is legging behind and why this is probably not even going to change. But something will have to change if we don’t

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Sustainable innovation and integration

This month the Globe Forum conference takes place in Gdańsk. The Globe Forum is one of the world`s leading events devoted to innovation and sustainability. The Gdańsk government invited me to lead the theme session: “Integration and innovation – a long term prospect for sustainable metropolitan development”. Currently I am preparing for the meeting on 28 October  which leads to many

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