Meet the Google Poland leader at Polish Engineers meeting
The first presentation organized by the new Board of PAEC will touch
upon a topic very interesting to many of us living in Silicon Valley:
challenges related to opening a high-tech R&D office in Poland.
The speaker will be Wojciech Burkot, who heads Google's engineering
office in Krakow. He'll talk about his year-long experience during
which he transformed the "Google wants to open an R&D office in Poland"
vision into a productive, energetic and growing organization.
The details are attached below. As usual, there's no admission fee.
(Leszek Szalek, Marek Zywno, Aleksandra Zdebski, Grzegorz Czajkowski)
When: 7pm, October 18th, 2007
Where: 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Presenter: Wojciech Burkot, the Head of Google's Krakow Engineering Office,
Title: "Setting up the R&D center in Poland - more questions than answers"
Come to hear about lessons learned while setting and R&D center of
the high tech company in Poland. Google's Krakow engineering center
was launched just 8 months ago, but already grew to over 30 engineers
and continues to attract top talent from Poland and other countries.
Wojciech Burkot joined Google to build and head a new R&D centre in
Krakow at the end of 2006. Wojciech have been heavily involved in research
and technology development for many years. He has experience in programming,
with project transfer as well as wide managerial practice. He joined
Google from Motorola where he also managed operations involved in
development of software for Common High Availability Platform for CDMA,
UMTS and GSM network elements as well as contibuted individually to
critical projects worldwide. Wojciech holds Ph.D. in Particle Physics
from Institute of Nuclear Physic in Krakow and M.S. in Physics from
Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is a member of New England Complex
Systems Institute and had 19 publications in the leading referred journals
as well as numerous conference contributions and publications in local journals.