Winners 2023

Digital Transformation

Adam Marciniak

CEO VeloBank

Awarded for the transformation of VeloBank, but also for preparing it successfully for sale and placing it in the hands of a new investor.

Ewelina Włoch

Head at the Department of Digitization and New Technologies at the Rybnik City Hall

Awarded for the digitization processes carried out at the Rybnik City Hall and city companies.

Jan Maria Kowalski

Director of Artificial Intelligence Development Office at Pekao Bank

Awarded for implementing innovative solutions in automation, data analytics, AI and cloud services.


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Magdalena Bigaj

President of the Foundation "Instytut Cyfrowego Obywatelstwa"

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Awarded for her book "Wychowanie przy ekranie. Jak przygotować dziecko do życia w sieci?".

Martyna Wojciechowska

Journalist and President of the UNAWEZA Foundation

Awarded for the project "Young Heads. Opening about Mental Health" showing the state of mental health of Polish teenagers.

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Zofia Kierner

CEO of Girls Future Ready

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Awarded for her notable achievements as founder of the Girls Future Ready Foundation and founder of the 50one agency. Sophie Kierner strives to make the field of philanthropy and social impact more effective, systematic and accessible.

Innovations and Technologies

Julia i Marcin Markiewiczowie oraz Michał Wilkowski

Founders of Silent Eight

Awarded for the creation and development of Silent Eight. Silent Eight's AI platform for fighting financial crime investigates every suspicious transaction, beneficiary and customer in real time. The company's services are used by financial institutions around the world.

Piotr Dąbkowski i Mateusz Staniszewski

Founders of ElevenLabs

Awarded for the creation of ElevenLabs, a company that uses AI to generate a synthetic voice from text or clone a real voice.

Rafał Modrzewski


Awarded for creating a start-up to launch four new satellites in the fall of 2023, in partnership with SpaceX, increasing data collection capabilities and demonstrating the growing demand and interest in ICEYE services.


Bartek Pucek

CEO Foward Operators

Awarded for actively investing and supporting the angel investment ecosystem.

Maciej Gnutek

General Partner w Credo Ventures

Awarded the investment as the first institutional investor in Eleven Labs and for inviting other Angel Investors to collaborate on the investment.

Paulina Skrzypińska

Chief Innovation Officer w Banku BNP Paribas Polska

Awarded for activating a new class of financing in Poland in the form of special offers for innovative companies and entering this market also as an investor.


Ligia Kornowska

Medical Doctor. Managing Director of the Polish Hospital Federation, the largest hospi-tal organization in Poland. Leader of „AI Coalition in Healthcare” for Poland. Co-founder and Chair of the Board in Data Lake and Donate your Data Foundation.

Awarded for exceptional commitment that sets her apart from other leaders in medical innovation.

Michał Kosiński

Stanford University

Awarded for AI research and popularization of knowledge on the ethical use of AI-based generative tools.

Prof. ALK dr hab. Aleksandra Przegalińska i Prof. dr hab. Dariusz Jemielniak

Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

The award-winners for the 2023 joint publication, titled. "Strategizing AI in Business and Education," which showcases a range of AI applications in business processes and strategies.