Welcome
to the new
technology
space
in Kraków.

7th April 2022

About us

Tesco Technology Poland was established in 2018 as a technological support for Tesco retail business in Central Europe and the Tesco Group. Currently we employ over 140 software engineers and managers.

Using a modern technology stack, we largely work autonomously with end to end responsibilities, in an environment where there is an opportunity to make real changes to the way in which the business operates.

We are expanding our operations locally and we are looking for the best talents to join us. We hire the best experts from a diverse background with a shared interest in harnessing innovations career paths for each of them and offer possibilities to work in different teams as well as progress within our global structure.

About the event

The evening will be opened by our CTO showing how Tesco Technology is influencing comfort and well-being of millions of people world-wide.

Following with expert discussion about AI, deep learning and machine learning – journey into future? Or is it already happening?

Afterwards we invite you to talk with all of us – our colleagues will prepare unique tour through the most incredible projects and challenges they faced – reasons for why working for Tesco Technology can never get boring.

Keynote

The official opening event of the new Tesco Technology hub in Kraków starts with Guus Dekkers, CTO of Tesco since 2018, charismatic transformational leader, linking strategic view and orientation with operational execution and excellence. Responsible for all consumer-facing and enterprise technologies and related services, across stores, online, supply chain and digital in Central Europe, UK and ROI.

Guus Dekkers

Chief Technology Officer of Tesco

We have started our journey building a Technology Centre in Krakow roughly 4 years ago. I have been impressed since by the quality of the work of our teams in Krakow as well as their commitment & enthusiasm. Krakow has grown in those 4 years to become a fundamental part of the worldwide Tesco Technology Team and has gained a lot of respect & promoters. It is therefore a logical next step that we will invest even more in Krakow with the opening of our new office building and our decision to substantially grow our teams over here. We sincerely hope we may welcome soon new colleagues to our highly energetic & innovative team here in Krakow – It will provide you a great opportunity to work on exciting state-of-the-art technology projects impacting the daily life of over (40 Mio) customers in the UK & Central Europe!

Guus Dekkers

Chief Technology Officer of Tesco

Networking

Front-end interfaces

Multitenant headless CMS with micro-frontends embedded across various systems.
Stand 1

Back-end services
and APIs

Event driven micro services coupled with elements of Big Data.
Stand 2

Big Data

Internal Colleague Reporting Platform with custom built interfaces.
Stand 3

Power speech

Artur Kurasiński

Power speech

Artur Kurasiński

A tech-realist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and a game and comic book author. Artur analyzes and comments technology from economic, sociologic, and geopolitical perspectives. Co-creator of numerous Polish startups. A mentor in many contests, author of one of Poland’s most popular tech blogs: kurasinski.com. A speaker and participant in Poland’s leading important tech conferences. Co-creator of Poland’s oldest series of startup meet-ups (Aula Polska) and the Auler awards. Privately: father to two daughters, a fan of indoor football, and a fan of comic books, Sci-fi movies, and RPGs

What will our work look like
in the future?

This presentation focuses on trends related to changes in the labor market, with emphasis on the impact of pandemics on our work. Topics discussed include how generations Y and Z are finding their way in the job market and how robots will replace humans. Algorithms that help and hinder our work are outlined, as well as the impact of cyber security issues on the work environment. This session will be an excellent opportunity for those with questions about where to start in creating a career path.

Expert debate

Technologies of the Future
– how will they impact society and work

In the context of changing reality, uncertainty of tomorrow and rapid technological progress – we all wonder which technologies will have a definite impact on our future. How they will shape our relationships and social life. How will work and organizations look like. Will machines and algorithms support our daily work? Or will they replace it? How will companies and offices of the future look like. And in which direction will remote work develop? We will try to find answers to these and many other questions during our joint debate with experts and practitioners from the technology industry.

Krzysztof Maj

PhD

Krzysztof M. Maj, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of IT & Media Studies (AGH UST, Faculty of Humanities) specializing in world-building & game studies; author of two books on fantasy storytelling and world-building; since 2020, also vlogs and streams on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/c/KrzysztofMMaj

Urszula Skiepko

Board Member of DataWorkshop

Board Member of DataWorkshop – a Machine Learning company in practical terms. Its goal is to help companies implement machine learning solutions optimally.
Additionally, DataWorkshop deals with education, educating experts in Machine Learning & Data Science. Our role is also to help organizations educate employees and improve a new work culture that is required for ML projects. Apart from managing Machine Learning projects, Ula has experience in working with VR and AR technologies, specializing in the past in appraising the quality of programs which improve work.

Bartosz Ziółek

President of the Board,
Amber Global Consulting

He has several years of experience as the Advisor to the Local and National Government, its institutions and bodies with regards to the CEE- Chinese relationships. He has over 15 years of international business experience in expanding startups into new markets, especially in the Chinese region, creating commercial law companies, as well as implementing business development strategies and new technologies. Since 2010, he has been the President of Amber Global Consulting, specialised in the advisory services regarding the business development in China. He specializes in expanding European brands into the Asian markets, and supporting governmental strategies strengthening cooperation with Chinese key stakeholders. He has successfully completed projects in the food, pharmaceutical, medical and cosmetics industries. He graduated from the Paris School of Business. He holds the title of International Executive MBA. For five years, with the help of his team, he has been facilitating Chinese patients access to the best medical resources in the world. He is an advisor to clinics and hospitals open to medical tourism and Asian patients. For several years, he has also been developing his academic career, as a lecturer at the top tier Polish business universities (Warsaw School of Economics, Koźmiński, University of Warsaw, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business), Chengdu University of Technology in China and Oxford Brookes University in UK. He is a mentor of startups within the European Union innovation support network. For several years he has been a speaker at the most important European conferences and events, sharing his experiences and insights regarding the Chinese market. He is a member of founding councils and boards of key institutions and foundations supporting the development of cooperation between Central Europe and China.

Guus Dekkers

Chief Technology Officer
of Tesco

Guus has been Chief Technology Officer of Tesco since 2018, where he is responsible for all consumer-facing and enterprise technologies and related services, spanning stores, online, supply chain and digital. He leads a substantial team of engineers, product specialists, and data and digital experts in building and operating all of Tesco’s technology-driven platforms and services worldwide. He is passionate about driving technological change and excellence. 

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Guus left Holland over 25 years ago after completing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and MBA. Since then he has lived and worked in Germany, Mexico, France and the UK, employed by major international companies including Volkswagen, Siemens, Continental, Airbus, Johnson Controls and now Tesco. Guus has extensive multicultural experience of driving large-scale technology transformations across a range of industry sectors in both CIO and CTO roles. 

Guus lives with his wife in London and enjoys skiing, sailing and cycling. 

Roland Płaszowski

Head of Software Development
& Site Lead

Leading Location Services domain teams & overseeing Krakow Technology Hub

Moderator

Łukasz Cioch

Moderator

Łukasz Cioch

Founder of LCMedia.pl, a consultancy specializing in strategy consulting, international event audits and creative storytelling consulting for institutional and corporate clients. Since its establishment in April 2015, LCMedia.pl has completed a long list of projects and initiatives, in cooperation with cities, international businesses, agencies and global organizations.

Łukasz is also an experienced international conference host (with about 400 industry conferences, congresses and festivals in his portfolio) and a passionate public-speaking coach, working with heads of institutions, business leaders and conference speakers. In the past two years alone (2020-2021) he facilitated over 150 conferences, congresses and debates for clients in almost every EU country and beyond (incl. intercontinental online/hybrid conferences). Before setting up his own brand, Łukasz worked for 6 years in various roles for one of the biggest multinationals in Poland (director communications & CSR, editor-in-chief, company spokesperson), followed by a 4-year stint as an academic lecturer. During this period he conceptualized and set up LCMedia.pl.

Contact

Tesco Technology and Services Europe

ul. Przy Rondzie 4, 31-547 Kraków

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