12.12.2022 at 14.00
Palace of Culture and Science, Kruczkowski Hall (4th floor)

Metaverse - how to prepare well
for the development of Internet 3.0

It has been almost a year and a half since Facebook announced that it was changing its name to Meta and would focus its activities on building a metaverse. For this time, the definitional and cognitive framework of the emerging world has not been clearly defined. Meta is building a VR social platform, Microsoft and HTC are working on creating their own version of the metaversum, Roblox is making it even easier to create user-generated video games, and other companies are offering more virtual worlds to which NFTs are attached.

It seems that technology giants are unwilling to conform to the vision of one dominant platform and are working on proprietary solutions at the same time. The diversification of the market is good news for users, but it brings with it an even more urgent need for concrete legislative discussions that take into account different scenarios of Internet 3.0 development.

Among experts and practitioners, we will talk about the possible horizon of the upcoming changes and the challenges we need to face in order to make the reality ahead thoughtful and more sustainable.


Aleksander Piskorz
technology journalist
Katarzyna Szymielewicz
Panoptykon Foundation
Olgierd Cygan
Bartosz Żuk
Regional Product Manager CEE
HTC Europe
Maciej Kawecki PhD
President of the Lem Institute
Vice-Chancellor for Innovation at the Warsaw School of Banking
att. Łukasz Węgrzyn
Partner at Kochański & Partners

A technology journalist who has been publishing in the largest Polish media about new technologies for almost a decade. Author of the tech-pill newsletter. Currently, he deals with everything related to broadly understood content in Just Join IT and the editorial office of Just Geek IT. As a consultant, he also helps build personal brands and digital products in the technology industry. Offline fan of road bike, specialty coffee and good chocolate.


Bartosz Żuk has been responsible for product management at HTC Poland for almost 12 years now. Known for his zealous support for Vive at it’s earliest steps in 2015, Bartosz Żuk has become a true rock and evangelist of the idea of ​​Virtual Reality and one of its most fervent propagators in Poland. Thus, currently working as a Regional Product Manager (based in Poland) and having more than 20 years of experience in various sectors of telecommunication and IT industry, he also seemed a perfect fit for taking care of HTC Vive in CEE region. 

He has repeatedly proved his worth, leading countless pre-briefings and giving speeches at industry meetings and conferences. Bartosz Żuk’s achievements are reflected in the rare ability to combine business, cultural context and products in such a way that the coils of even the most raw technology charges with human emotions.

Prior to joining HTC, Bartosz spent some time in Siemens Polska as a Product Manager, in NC Virtual Systems working with product deployment and as a Training Specialist in Polkomtel. Bartosz also considers himself a happy husband and a fulfilled father of two.


Digital world enthusiast, entrepreneur and industry educator 

For over 25 years, I’ve been navigating the digital world. I’ve been dealing chiefly with its advertising side, but digital transformation processes have also been my forte. Together with my partners, we’ve set up the Future.Company (digital transformation consulting) and SMART ENGINE (digital assets production at scale) undertakings. For 12 years, I’ve also been organising the Filmteractive Festival, a one-of-its-kind annual European event devoted to digital transformation of creative industries. I was presented with the Man of the Year award by IAB Polska. Moreover the ‘Media Marketing Polska’ monthly recognised my contribution to the development of our field of operation by presenting me with the “Industry educator” award.

To learn more about my past and present activities, visit

Kawecki PhD

Appointed by the European Commission as Digital EU Ambassador. President of the Lem Institute. Pro-rector for innovation at the Warsaw School of Banking. Dean of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Warsaw School of Banking from 2019 to 2021. From 2017 to 2019, Director of the Data Management Department at the Ministry of Digitalisation responsible for the innovation sector and implementation of RODO into the Polish legal order. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.  He also studied at the University of Stockholm and J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He graduated with honours from the European Academy of Diplomacy. In 2017, he was awarded a special prize for his contribution to data protection reform in the Lawyers Leaders of Tomorrow competition of “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” and Wolters Kluwer Publishers. In 2018, he was ranked 23rd in the ranking of the 50 most influential lawyers in Poland of “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”, in 2019 he was promoted in the same ranking to the 15th position, being recognised as the “face of RODO in Poland”. Author of the technology series on the programme “Dzień Dobry TVN”, the podcast of the editors of Onet and “Komputer Świat” – “Technicznie Rzecz Biorąc”.


Expert in human rights and technology, lawyer and activist. Co-founder and president of the Panoptykon Foundation – Polish NGO defending human rights in surveillance society. Vice-president of European Digital Rights in 2012–2020. In the past – associate at international law firm Clifford Chance and member of civic advisory board for the Minister of Digital Affairs in Poland. Graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). Since 2015 Ashoka Fellow. 

Contributed to the European public debate on many emerging issues such as: algorithmic accountability, explainability of AI-supported decisions, micro-targeting based on inferred data and societal costs related to commercial surveillance. Her engagement in the political process leading to the adoption of the GDPR was documented in David Bernet’s movie “Democracy” (2016). Published in many titles, incl. the Guardian and the Startup (Medium). Running own podcast “Panoptykon 4.0”. Keynote speaker at international events incl. CPDP, re:publica, RightsCon and MozFest. 

att. Łukasz

Partner at the law firm Kochański & Partners. He advises organisations on digital transformation processes, in particular on building a legal architecture that allows for effective cooperation with IT service providers, including procurement processes and contract models
contractual models consistent with the agile model of organisational management
(Agile & DevOps). Advises in the regulatory and contractual area on financial technology projects. Expert on legal issues related to the outsourcing of IT services, including the use of cloud technology in regulated sectors (financial, energy, medical). Recommended in the international ranking of Chambers as one of the best Polish lawyers in the area of financial technology. Recommended in the international rankings of The Legal 500 and Chambers Europe in the Technology-Media-Telecommunications sector.

Member of the Institute of New Technologies and Personal Data Law at Lazarski University. Member of the Association of New Technology Law. Holds technology certifications: ITIL Foundation, PSMI (Professional Scrum Master), AgilePM Foundation, Professional Agile Leadership I.