Kryzysztof Piech

Professor, Lazarski University

Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations and the Director of Blockchain Technology Centre at Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland). About 20 years of lecturing at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). CEO of the Blockchain Technologies sp. z o.o. & the leader of Polish Accelerator of Blockchain Technology; President of the Institute of Knowledge and Innovation (Warsaw);  CEO at InvestOn Ltd (London, 2015-17), and establisher of a startup in Singapore.

Memberships

Member of the board of directors of the International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (Moscow), research fellow at University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies, external associate at Iran Blockchain Labs in Sharif University of Technology.

Business leader (2016-2018) of the group of 100+ experts on Blockchain / DLT and Digital Money advising to the Polish government (Ministry for Digital Affairs). Member of the board of Polish Bitcoin Association, judge at arbitrage court by the Economic Chamber of Blockchain and New Technologies. Member of British Alumni Society, Polish Economic Association, Polish IT Association, the Jagiellonian Club (Polish think-tank), f. member of the Young Scientists Council advising to the Minister of Science and Higher Education; f. shadow of David Milliband (ex UK’s Minister for Foreign Affairs).

Expertise

He combines science with business. He specializes in innovation, financial crises, public policies (esp. innovation and economic policy). He likes applying quantitative skills to solve economic problems (e.g. macroeconomic, regional and financial markets forecasting). Scientific editor of over 30 books, including a few published in the UK; author of over a hundred scientific papers. Among the most frequently cited young scientists of Warsaw School of Economics. Expert of Polish ministries, central agencies, regional authorities and political parties.

Scholarships on some of the best universities in Europe and Asia (UCL, NUS). Lectures (in several countries) on both economics as well as practical aspects of running a business. Speaker dozens of conferences. He is both a startuper and a mentor of startups; he is also a business and innovation consultant to dozens of businesses and investment funds. Strategic and blockchain advisor of startups.