IF THERE’S A FAVORITE TIME OF MINE IN WARSAW, then it’s summer: traffic halves, the city slows and people have more time to talk a little deeper about issues at work and in play. In many ways, that’s served as the inspiration behind our June/July issue. This outing, we’ve focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it’s now commonly regarded, and asked if Poland is even ready for widespread automation and inter-connectivity in its manufacturing sector. Helping us to the bottom of that is Siemens board member Tomasz Haiduk, who talks in this issue about modern robotics: both the opportunities it offers and the dangers it carries. Further, we also sat down with Jacek Borek, a managing director at Accenture Poland, to discuss how Artificial Intelligence and automation stand to influence business processes and which jobs will disappear and which will change.
Other highlights include our feature on the Polish start-up ecosystem: with more new accelerators and VC funds being formed, we’ve picked the right time to take a closer look at Poland’s own Silicon Valley. As such, we’ve spoken with the heads of Google Campus Waraw and The Heart of Warsaw to learn more about the foundations that the tech start-up scene is being built on.
Continuing the futuristic angle, we’ve also conducted our own exploration of Poland’s rapidly growing HealthTech industry, finding out which technologies are the hottest right now, and why pharma giants such as Bayer are looking to partner up with Polish medical start-ups.
Moving on, our Lokale Immobilia section examines the luxury residential market, as well as outlet centers: are these segments still growing, and who are the clients they are catering for?
Yet for all that, this issue isn’t all work, work, work. With the rising temperatures in mind, we look at the most radical chillout areas in Poland’s office buildings, while our Life+Style pages focus on all that’s maritime: from coastal breaks to summery seaside fashion.