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Experts in their fields.
Pioneers of the next big thing in their industries.
Leaders who define the future.
Practitioners and practical fanatics when it comes to the work they do.

We’re proud to present the curators of select Impact’24 thematic tracks.

Magdalena Namysłowska


In 1996 she graduated from the Medical Academy in Warsaw and a year later she started working at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, in the Department of Affective Disorders, thanks to which she gained a broad knowledge of depressive disorders. In 1999 she received her first, and in 2002 her second degree of specialization in psychiatry. Four years later she received a certificate in psychotherapy awarded by the Psychotherapy Section of the Polish Psychiatric Association. In the same year she also defended her doctoral thesis entitled:

The marital relationship picture of a person suffering from affective disorders and her spouse.

She worked at the Day Care Department of affective disorders for 2 years as the head of the department.

Today she co-founded the Warsaw Psychotherapy and Psychiatry Center. She is an author of many scientific publications.

She also takes active part in specialized conferences – also as a speaker. In her work she deals with people suffering from depressive, affective, anxiety and eating disorders (including anorexia and bulimia). She provides medical consultations, individual psychotherapy and marriage therapies.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Magdalena Namysłowska

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Warsaw Center of Psychotherapy and Psychiatry
Magdalena Namysłowska curates thematic track Mental Health & Wellbeing

Arek Szulczyński


The subject of the analysis of technological trends and consumer and their impact on development strategies I have been dealing with brands for over 21 years.

For 12 years I have been conducting lectures, workshops and training for cool people, and customers, among others Mastercard, Generali, Concordia, AmRest,
mBank, PKO BP, Bank PEKAO, Santander Bank Polska, Millennium Bank, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, ING Bank Śląski, Cooperative Banking Group, eService, Microsoft, Group BPS, Bank Pocztowy, BBC Poland, PGE, T-Mobile Poland,
Polpharma, Grupa Żywiec and Discovery Channel.

I also develop processes, systems, services and products in the methodology
Design Thinking.

I believe that the services we use and the systems in which we operate should be based on a deep understanding of the problems and needs of the people who
they use them. It should be valuable to them and useful. I believe that giving people that value is much needed today. And good. For people and for business.

Marketing & Digital Consumers

Arek Szulczyński

For 21 years I have been analyzing technological and consumer trends and their impact on brand development strategies.
Arek Szulczyński curates thematic track Marketing & Digital Consumers

Piotr Gąstał


He began his service in the GROM Military Unit in 1991 and held a number of positions in reconnaissance, operations division and combat teams. His duties included: section commander, group commander, deputy commander of the Unit, and commander-in-chief of JW. GROM. He participated in the formation of the Combat Boat Group and organized the Airborne Fire Support Guidance Group.

He repeatedly performed tasks outside the country (in Haiti, in Eastern Slavonia taking part in the operation to capture the first war criminal in Bakany, in Kosovo and Iraq where he performed combat operations together with US NAVY SEALS and US ARMY SF). He has completed many foreign and domestic specialized courses, including: Tactical Counterterrorism Units Course, Special Forces Officers Course at Fort Bragg (USA), Defense Resource Management Course at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey (USA), NATO Combined Special Operations Course in Oberammergau (Germany), Combined Fire Support Course – US Air Force in Spangdahlem (Germany) and Advanced Special Operations Course in Tampa (USA).

In addition to the above-mentioned courses, he completed, among other things, Postgraduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey (USA) in 2008, where he defended his thesis on “Targeting civilians with indiscriminate Violence.” He holds a degree in political science and a postgraduate degree in national security from the University of Warsaw. During his service, Piotr Gąstal participated in many exercises, trainings and tactical workshops with partners from US, European and African special forces. He has repeatedly advised the Polish President, Prime Minister, the Ministers of National Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs, and the Chief of Police on security and terrorism issues. He has guest lectured at many Polish universities.

For his commitment to service, community service and international cooperation, Colonel Gąstal has been awarded many medals including: the Distinguished Service Cross for Bravery, the Iraqi Star, the Medal for Meritorious Service to the Police, the Pro Patria Medal, the Honorary Badge of Merit for Polish Culture and, at the request of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. flag.

Defence & Cybesecurity

Piotr Gąstał

Awarded colonel, who holds a degree in political science and a postgraduate degree in national security from the University of Warsaw.
Piotr Gąstał curates thematic track Defence & Cybesecurity