Report from the “Innovation – Cloud – Cybersecurity” debate

On December 8 Executive Club hosted another club debate. Experts in the field of cloud technology and cyber security gathered once again to discuss the most important issues related to digital innovation and online security. The meeting was held online with a live broadcast available on YouTube.

The debate was inaugurated by a speech of our special guest, professor Michał Kleiber, Chairman of the Council of Executive Club, President of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences. The professor pointed out the importance of digitization on the path of development and innovation, emphasizing that this progress involves numerous activities – from education and research, through state regulations, to social support for innovation. He also talked about the DARQ technology set: distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, extended reality, and quantum computing, which he considered the key to success in the post-digital era.

After the inaugural speech, there was a discussion moderated by Xawery Konarski – Vice President of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Communication. The debaters included: Rafał Jaczyński – Regional Cyber Security Officer, CEE&Nordics, Huawei, Jakub Jagielak – Director for Cyber Security Development, Atende S.A., and dr hab. inż. Tomasz Nasiłowski – President of the Management Board, InPhoTech. During the discussion panel, the invited speakers focused on three thematic blocks. The first topic concerned the benefits and risks of adopting cloud-based solutions by organizations. These services allow for better security management. One visible problem that Polish enterprises seem to have is the lack of in-house cyber security experts, who would be responsible for this area. It is also important to have a multi-level action strategy, taking into account the security of the physical layer against unauthorized data access. Next, the panelists discussed cloud-based solutions in relation to remote work. The pandemic revealed the effects of previous actions towards digital innovation. Today, the need to increase bandwidth is especially evident, while protection against phishing campaigns and information theft is becoming a significant challenge. In order to limit attacks in the digital world, it is necessary to properly prepare employees for remote work. Appropriate organization is also important, as well as the implementation of basic solutions, such as two-factor authentication. The last part of the debate was devoted to technological trends. The experts discussed, among others, forecasts for the development of the Internet of Things and company investments in employee training. Security is still incorrectly seen as a cost to be paid rather than care for company value. In order to properly ensure security, organizations should decide to separate their security departments from the structures of IT departments. The speakers also emphasized the importance of intellectual property, whose security is key for protecting the developed innovative potential and remaining competitive on the market.

Main Partners: Atende, Nord Partner

Gold Partners: Huawei Polska, InPhoTech

Partners: Alfavox, Dassault Systèmes, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, SimplicITy

Patrons:, Institute for Information Society Development, Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Polish Chamber of Digital Broadcasting

Main Media Patron: Manager Report

Last Updated on December 11, 2020 by Karolina Ampulska