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November 13
Main Stage
CEE Startup Stage
November 14
Main Stage
M&R Youth
Discussion Stage
Workshops (13-15 November)
Various locations
Main Stage
CEE Startup Stage
Main Stage
M&R Youth
Discussion Stage
Various locations
Official Opening
Opening Speech: The Future is faster than you think
Opening Panel Discussion: Exponential World

Moderated by:


Robotics 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0

Robotics 1.0 has been around for 50 years and we all know those robots as the ‘4Ds’. They are DIRTY, DULL and DANGEROUS. They’re also DUMB! Robotics 2.0 is the ‘4Ss’, SMART, SAFE, SOCIAL and SERVICE ROBOTS. They come in all shapes and sizes and they are moving into almost every industry. It’s not just a new breed of robots, it’s lots of breeds of robots! We’re having a ‘Cambrian Explosion’ in robotics, as Gill Pratt, organizer of the DARPA Robotics Challenge described it. Let’s talk about the wide new range of robotics in Robotics 2.0 and what the financial and social impact will be.

Andra Keay
Silicon Valley Robotics
Killer Start-up Pitches – Space Industry

PTScientist – space industries
Matt Harasymczuk – space industry

How Outer Space Uniquely Challenges and Inspires Tech Development

Moderated by:


AI: Measuring employee satisfaction through digital channels

This talk extends the core principles of quantum physics, “entanglement”, and the “Heisenberg principle”, to complex human systems. Measuring entangled groups of people, and mirroring back their aggregated behavior will trigger change in human behavior, just like in quantum physics. We humans are awfully bad in discovering each other’s lies. Thanks to recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computers are much better in seeing through fake reviews and fake news, to discover the truth, and act accordingly. In our own work we are using online social media, organizational communication such as e-mail and chat, and body signals measured through sensors in smartwatches to read the emotions of large groups of people to predict their future. The talk will introduce the basic principles, applying the concept of Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs). COINs are intrinsically motivated groups of innovators working together as virtual teams over the Internet to create something radically new. Real-world examples of our approach will include measuring happiness and creativity with body sensors, measuring business success and employee satisfaction through e-mail, and predict the outcome of elections and economical trends in online social media.

Peter Gloor
AI Professor, MIT’s Sloan School of Management
Robots as an Augmented Capacity of Humans

Moderated by:

  • Paweł Pilarczyk, Editor-in-Chief at


Killer Start-up Pitches – MedTech

Neurodevice – medtech
Vbionic – medtech
Vitadio – medtech
Blindtouch – medtech
Infermedica – medtech
Intelclinic – medtech

The Future of Media – 2030 Vision: Avoiding Dystopia

In the past three decades, technology has radically changed media, and with it business, culture and politics. From the PC to the web to mobile devices, advances in human-computer interaction have altered how we engage with information, with entertainment, and with one another. But a new decade looms- one that will see arguably more dramatic change as technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality reach maturity. And yet, we are also in the dawn of a new era of misinformation, propaganda and information overload. Many see the end of reality, as new technology blurs what is fact from what is fiction. What must we do in the coming decade to avoid dystopia, and to build an information environment that supports liberal democracy and permits us to solve the world’s audacious problems, such as polarization, inequality and climate change?

Justin Hendrix
Executive Director of NYC Media Lab
Think Globally

Moderated by:


  • Wojciech Daniło, Luna;
  • Kamil Adamczyk, Intelclinic;
  • Maciej Noga, Co-Founder, Board Member, Grupa Pracuj,
  • llona Weiss, CEO of ABC Data Group
  • Dariusz Żuk, CEO & Founder of Business Link
Design Principles for Meta-Programming Reality

We are chained to a limited range of perceptions and as a result we are subscribing to a specific version of reality. Our senses define our experience and so each organism experiences a different contextual reality (Umwelt). There is much more to the world than what we can perceive through our five senses. As a result, each individual is already living in a sort of virtual reality. Our human-centric understanding of the world and our dependence on our unreliable senses creates a very reductionist view of the physical world. Now, with the explosion of hybrid and perceptual technologies such as VR, AR and MR we are extending the possible realities we can reach. This pursuit of new states of perception and forms of experience is leading to cognitive and creative insights and this provides us with a new tool-set for meta-programming reality. We will explore what happens when we adopt radically different visual or auditory systems and experience-altered states of perception such as being out of body via body swapping and gender swapping. We will review and discuss a range of technologies that allow us to develop design principles for engineering our perception of ourselves and the reality we live in.

We will also focus the construction of the design principles via the following questions: How can we develop and use emerging mixed reality technologies to engineer these novel forms of knowledge construction? Can we hack the individual’s sense of self and relationship to the world? What are the limits of stretching the materiality of the body? How adaptable is our perception? What do our current imaging and sensing technologies do to our perception? How can artificial senses be used to access a greater dynamic range of reality? What are the biological risks? How can hybrid technological devices, of often-prosthetic alienation, help us to reconnect to ourselves and to the surrounding environment?

These questions and concepts will be addressed through the lens of the following projects: WEKIT (Wearable Experience), AR4EU – Code Reality, Umwelt Hacking, Natural Media, North Sense, Seeing I, Virtual Initiation, and the Pollinarium.

Carl H. Smith
Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre
AI and Humans: Friend or Foe

Through waves of optimism on the one hand and techno-fear on the other, a cultural and socio-political divided has arisen. Bioethicists and machine-ethicists make public claims that biotechnology and emerging technologies of AI and nanotech should be stopped. With such a divide, a new way of thinking is necessary to mitigate disparity within society and to steer toward academic mindfulness and mainstream awareness. Contrary to journalistic hyperbole and postmodernist hegemony, the aim of transhumanism has been and continues to be to establish a platform for critical thinking and visionary foresight that can and will have significant impact on people. This impact is to educate society and to offer platforms for discussion into the public arena and take the conversation out of the naysayer rhetoric and fear-mongering.

The transhumanist agenda seeks to improve the human condition—meaning to improve upon the vulnerability of human biology and the onslaught of disease and aging through the use of ethical technolgoies and evidence-based science. The Proactionary Principle supports the transhumanist approach to seek balanced governance of new technologies. Morphological Freedom supports that transhumanist value of human rights, especially the right to alter one’s biology or to co-exist in multiple substrates, such as the physical world, virtuality, and artificial computational environments.

If we continue to use technology to develop ways to live longer, then we are within the scope of an evolutionary leap. The most intriguing aspect of this evolution is reversing aging and extending the human life span. Transhumanism is about improving the human condition, which means the distinct characteristics of being human and human existence, including survival and evolution human nature to become more humane.

Natasha Vita More
Transhumanism expert, Humianity+​
What you need to know about ICOs

ICO was the buzzword of 2017..until 2018 came around. ICO Rating reports that Q2 total funding amount raised by projects was over $8B USD, which was 151% up from Q1. Yet, only 7% of these have been listed on exchanges. As Co-Founder and COO of Blockchain Accelerator, StartupToken, Clare Markham, steers you through the world of ICOs.

Clare Markham
Co-Founder & COO at StartupToken
New forms of Investments – Are ICOs The New Startup Lifeblood?

Moderated by:

  • Piotr Pietrzak, CEE Energy & Utilities Industry Technical Leader, Executive Architect at IBM


Future of Bio-prosthesis: Connecting brain, body and machine

György Lévay suffered a devastating meningitis infection in 2010 which forced his doctors to amputate from both his arms and feet. After receiving his first upper-limb prosthesis a year later he realized that there was a significant difference between what these devices were said to be capable of, and what they were actually capable of. Already studying to be an engineer, he shifted his field of interest to the control systems of upper-limb prostheses, and after being awarded a Fulbright scholarship he completed his Master’s in Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University in the United States. There, he focused on pattern recognition, a machine learning method used for intuitive control of multi-articulated prosthetic limbs. At Masters & Robots he will show how and why these control systems work, what it takes to teach them the individual traits of their users, and through a demonstration with the help of an audience member everyone will see first hand both the exciting and frustrating aspects of using these devices.

György Lévay
Research Manager at Infinite Biomedical Technologies
Killer Start-up Pitches – Blockchain | Drones

Nightchain – blockchain
Distributed Academy – blockchain
Raptors– drones

No longer flying under the radar: the future of drone regulation – powered by Polish Economic Institute

Moderated by:


Health 3.0: Innovation Rain-making

The internet democratized access to information and dematerialized books. The information stored in our body (in genes, proteins, cells) is becoming available for humans as a consumer product. Traditionally it is a doctor or nurse that handle this information. The doctor prescribes the test, the  nurse may draw blood and handle the sample, and at last a lab technician conducts the test, turning information that is bodily into a note sent to the doctor and patient. The coming years are the years of the “medical selfie”, what means we are able to make self-diagnostic. Thanks to tech devices and bio data-driven projects and apps access to bio-data is becoming available on-demand.

However how good is the quality of that? Is the result of self-diagnostic as good as the gold standard in labs? Will we have to see the doctor or nurse in several years or having a smartphone and few apps will be enough? What is the role of smartphones or other devices in modern diagnostics? What are the upcoming applications that will radically change our lives?

Michal Hemmo-Lotem
Founder of Osheya, VP Innovation at CureFacts
Post-genomic society

Decoding the first human genome took thirteen years and cost more than three billion dollars. Today, it is available to everyone, takes three days, and costs less than two thousand dollars. As a result, in recent years our society has been flooded with genomic data. Every genetic test generates an enormous amount of data about our body. We discover serious disorders even before we start to feel that something is wrong. We can predict cancer and the specific type most likely to develop, as well as forecast which drugs will be most helpful and which may kill the patient. Based on personalized genomic data, prevention is more effective than ever in the history of medicine.

However, these rapid advancements create challenges which we need to urgently address. Open-source, freely available big-data analysis engines are easily accessible to everyone. International genomic databases provide the most up-to-date knowledge. How do tests on-demand and on-line biological interpretation, performed outside the doctor’s office, change our society and medicine?

Is it possible for the medical world to shift from treatment-based to prevention-based medicine – and how do we approach this challenge? Our diagnostic capacities are limited and currently do not allow us to make the most of the potential of modern genomic medicine. There is not enough equipment – not enough MRI or CT scanners, not enough doctors to consult us.

Are we, as patients, ready to know the list of diseases to which we are susceptible, diseases which await us in the course of our lives? Some of them are preventable, but some are not – are we ready to hear bad news? And how are we to deal with the risk prediction of, say, 70% or 85%?

At Masters & Robots, Professor Krystian Jażdżewski will talk about the genomic revolution and the scientific, social, and moral challenges involved. He will discuss the National Cancer Risk Screening Program – the first nation-wide initiative aiming to identify all people predisposed to inherited cancers and to equip them with a personalized preventive plan.

Krystian Jażdżewski
Professor of Medicine, Warsaw Genomics
Killer Start-up Pitches – Medtech | Edutech | AI | Robotics

Genomtec – medtech
Neuron Soundware – medtech
Nuadu – edutech
Smartlife System – robotics
Feature Forest – AI, ecology
placeme – AI, IoT

Is Homo Deus the next step in our evolution?

Moderated by:

  • Leszek Jażdzewski, Editor in Chief, Liberte


The future of Technology – “Hu” The Human Element

The pace of technological change is ever increasing and humans are wondering how can I keep up? From horror stories of a terminator type of dystopian annihilation to a marginalization of people not keeping up. However, lets consider the value and context of technological evolution in a human context. Rethinking life and work in the 22nd century, Supreet will take us through a journey of technology and its impacts that enhance the Human element. Come discover and see this through the eyes of a Silicon Valley venture capitalist.

Supreet Singh Manchanda
Managing director of Raiven Capital
08:15 - 09:45
SingularityU Warsaw Chapter Breakfast

Invited guests and Premium and World Class tickets.

Day 2 Official Opening

Special Guest – Eric Green, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Poland

4 Elements of Innovation Ecosystem

Innovation is a priority for company execs all over the world, but for organisations to be sustainably innovative, they need to create an Innovation Ecosystem. An organisation’s Innovation Ecosystem comprises four elements: Direction, Environment, Engine, and Enablers. Combined and optimised, these can create an innovation powerhouse, where the latent value of peoples’ creativity is released, turning employees into innovators. In his inspiring speech on The Innovation Ecosystem, MOK O’Keeffe shares his insight, garnered over two decades of experience, into how the world’s most innovative organisations have created and sustained their Innovation Ecosystems, and how leaders in every sector and industry can learn from their example to create their own sustainable Innovation Ecosystem.

MOK O’Keefee
Founder of The Innovation Beehive
Masters&Robots Youth Opening
Transforming the Future of Industry. The role of anticipation in strategy- and policy-making

Spurring innovation, enhancing productivity, improving public policy… all are familiar and pervasive imperatives for strategists and policy-makers throughout the world. In part these preoccupations have been inspired by the many examples of amazing achievements in terms of economic and social development as well as the discovery and transmission of knowledge. We also know that most of these attempts to design or regulate the future fall short of our expectations. The future seems evident in hindsight, but is always so different from what we anticipated. Are we doomed, like the proverbial drunk, to look for our keys under the streetlight? One alternative to being imprisoned by existing models or returning to yesterday’s ideas about the future is to transform the way the future is used.

Riel Miller
Cyber Security

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Cyber Security are two of the hottest topics in industry and academia today with a huge impact on our daily life. While AI R&D focuses on enhancements of algorithms, methods, and tools in order to support a variety of applications, such as automatic personal assistant and autonomous driving, R&D in the cyber security domain focuses on improving existing security solutions given new challenges in the attack landscape such as advanced and targeted attacks, ransomware, and attacks on cloud services. Recently, there is an increased number of intersections between these two fields, and the goal of this presentation is to discuss AI’s role in cyber security now and in the future. In this talk, three topics will be addressed: AI in the hands of attackers, AI in the hands of defenders, and Adversarial AI, an emerging research topic in which attackers try to hack AI based systems.

How to rethink your career – Personal leadership in exponential times

The world of work! How we get to work?
Our personal identities in transformation.
Who you are, when you are no longer what you do!
What it means to be old!
The meaning of “Meaning” in the era of liminality.

“The very world around us seems to be moving at a faster pace of change then ever before. Is this a threat or an opportunity? How do we hack our own instinct to embrace to power of personal growth and change? How to stay sane when it looks like everyone around us is losing their heads?”

This presentation is about quick wins and easy to follow steps to embrace the reality we live in today for all its opportunity and some sound advice on how to avoid the pitfalls as society tries to embrace the move from the linear to the exponential.

Margaret Ann Dowling
CEO Create &, SingularityU Warsaw Ambassador
Meat from Robots!

There is a big chance that you sometimes eat a hamburger or a different piece of beef, for example, a steak. This consists of muscle tissue and a bit of fat from cows that are bred and fattened specifically for this purpose. Cows graze in the meadow and look cute. However, there are also a lot of disadvantages to keeping cows and the question is whether we can continue to produce meat in this “old-fashioned” way. For example, cows eat more than half of all crops that are grown worldwide and convert only a small part of that feed into food for people. To fill our stomachs and those of a growing number of prosperous people in the world with meat, food supplies to other people, for example in Africa, may be at risk.

In addition, cows emit a large amount of greenhouse gases, so they are bad for the environment as well. Finally, it is not fun for the animals to be bred, fattened and slaughtered.

What can we do about this?

At the University of Maastricht, we have developed a method to make meat using stem cells. Stem cells are cells that sit in the muscle and wait for the muscle to rupture so that they can repair this tear. They first multiply and then turn into real muscle, so that it can perform labor again. We can take the same stem cells by a puncture in the buttocks of a cow and mix them with nutrients in the laboratory. The stem cells will then multiply and make muscle tissue.If successful, we can produce a lot of meat from just a few cells in a way that is better for the environment and of course better for the cows. We have finished the first hamburger, although it was still very expensive: € 250,000! (The first computer, the ENIAC, cost $ 2 million and could not count as well as your current mobile, so we trust that we can make the cultured meat cheaper). If we were to mass produce the stem cell hamburger right now it would be €10 and the first ones could be available in 3 years.The next step is to make a healthy hamburger that lowers your cholesterol instead of increasing it.Imagine that it works, are you going to eat a hamburger that has grown in the laboratory or in a factory? Many people say they do not want that and you might not be looking forward to it.But do you know how your kielbasa is made?

The best laid plans of machines and men often go astray – regulating Industry 4.0

Moderated by: Kacper Nosarzewski, Business Development Director at 4CF


Transformation of traditional industry: Shipping! Now with AI and Blockchain!

Global trade, especially shipping, is the backbone of Global Economy. And like with backbone, people don’t really give it a lot of thought until it starts to hurt or bend in the wrong way under too heavy load. It is also one of the most complex, layered and interdependent business ecosystems, which lags behind other sectors in digital transformation. However, major changes are expected. At Masters and Robots Michał Obłój will share his experience from Maersk, global leader in shipping services, where he worked to drive this wave of changes and disruptions, knowing all too well that it is coming no matter what. He will tell us how blockchain technology used in digital supply chains brought hope to the sector and why collaboration of all parties is needed to realize their potential.

Michał Obłój
Founder at Experimentarium
Global Business Evolution Director at CEMEX
Lemonade break
Singularity is near – opportunities

If you were born after 2000 most likely you will see in your life some of the greatest achievements of humanity over nature. Biotechnology is the field in which humans invent tools out of the elements of life. Solving disease, bringing life to mars, providing nutrition to an overgrowing population.  This is why you should consider some education in life sciences and consider being early adopters in this field.

Business Transformation & Innovation

Moderated by:


Immortality and robots at work: what humans should do to survive

Moderated by:


  • Maciej Noga, Co-Founder, Board Member, Grupa Pracuj;
  • Agnieszka Snarska, Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates;
  • Jarosław Bator, COO of & Business Development Director in Skanska CDE;
Future of Bio-prosthesis: Connecting brain, body and machine
The Future of Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Transformation

Special Guest: Anna Azari, Ambassador of Israel to Poland

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Cyber Security are two of the hottest topics in industry and academia today with a huge impact on our daily life. While AI R&D focuses on enhancements of algorithms, methods, and tools in order to support a variety of applications, such as automatic personal assistant and autonomous driving, R&D in the cyber security domain focuses on improving existing security solutions given new challenges in the attack landscape such as advanced and targeted attacks, ransomware, and attacks on cloud services. Recently, there is an increased number of intersections between these two fields, and the goal of this presentation is to discuss AI’s role in cyber security now and in the future. In this talk, three topics will be addressed: AI in the hands of attackers, AI in the hands of defenders, and Adversarial AI, an emerging research topic in which attackers try to hack AI based systems.

Why do Financial Institutions need digital workers?
How Robotic Process Automation Shapes Fintech’s Future  – powered by Klub Dyrektorów Finansowych Business Dialog

Moderated by:


Future of Food: Meat from Robots

Cultured meat is meat made from designated skeletal muscle stem cells from animals. Through their replicative capacity, up to a million-fold reduction in livestock can be achieved, thus saving (feed) resources, reducing environmental impact and improving animal welfare, which is necessary to make our food system 2050-proof.

Mark Post
First in-vitro hamburger creator, Mosa Meat
How space technology will change life on earth and beyond in your lifetime

We are at a critical moment in humanity’s relationship with the outer space. The miniatuiriazation of electronics, combined with increased access to launch facilities has dropped the cost substantially. Previously non-space faring nations and private groups now have the opportunity to develop their own systems to orbit the Earth, travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Space tourism is closer to becoming a reality. In just a few years you will be able to buy a ticket to fly around the earth outside the pull of Earth’s gravity.

How will the development of space tech make life better for you? Consider modern day conveniences, from velcro to mylar, that are part of your life. These innovations are a direct result of technology developed to support astronauts and spacecraft, and they have found countless uses here on Earth.

The key to future innovations derived from space depends on… We need more creative, outside-the-box thinkers to come on board and join humanity’s space race, so that we can improve conditions here on the ground.

Bidushi Bhattacharya
Astropreneur and Scientist, Bhattacharya Space Enterprises
Disruptive Tech for Succesful Organizations – powered by CIONET

Moderated by:


  • Bartosz Górczyński, CIONET,
  • Małgorzata Marcinkowska, Global CRM Director, Digital Acceleration at Oriflame Cosmetics;
  • Przemysław Szuder, Board member – Corporate Market, Small Business & Partner Channel at Microsoft
  • Peter Gloor, AI Professor, MIT’s Sloan School of Management
Masters versus Robots

Commentators are arguing how many jobs will be lost to digitization. In the area of engaging customers many say digital an artificial intelligence can replace everyone everywhere. But what is the most efficient road to reengineering customer experiences. And how can we Reengineer humans back into the digital business model. Participants will share a model of exactly where and how both humans and robots can add value and where human contact is absolutely necessadry

Leesa Soulodre
Investor, Entrepreneur, IoT expert, Singapore
Closing – Discussion Stage
Quo vadis Master? – powered by The Club of Budapest

For the first time in the history of mankind, we are in a situation where every decision we make is IRREVERSIBLE. Climate, economic, technological and political changes have made us on the edge. We do not have time for mistakes. So what can we do and what should we do? Who will Homo sapiens 2.0 be? How can we be prepared to change the paradigm? How should we live?

Moderated by:


Supreet Singh Manchanda
Managing director of Raiven Capital
09:00 - 17:00
[15.11] Paid workshop: Digital Transformation Leadership

Today, people are more digitally connected and yet often feel less human connection which can significantly impact: mood, motivation, performance and engagement. High emotional and cultural intelligence is more important than ever. Leadership style and the ability to flex and adapt to changing situations is also critical for leaders today
and tomorrow.

To give you understanding of leading in a digital age, we prepare one day workshop which:

  • Teach you the fundamentals of digital transformation from a leadership perspective
  • Show you how emerging technologies are changing the role of the leader
  • Recognize your capabilities and strengths to become an effective leader.
  • Identify your weaknesses in the digital leadership space and how to improve them.
  • Teach you how to collaborate, as well as motivate, influence, and build teams in the virtual space.

 This workshop is run by Sylwia Przytulska

  • Over 15 yrs of EMEA and Global Leadership, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Corporate Communications and L&D experience within professional services, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
  • L&D manager, leading department and global projects from vision to implementation. Success tracking: 3-5 year planning, recruiting/staffing, budgeting and resourcing, managing implementation projects to, setting and improving processes
  • L&D expertise and advisory in design, delivery and management of leadership training across all channels of delivery (in person training, online and blended learning, coaching, facilitation/coaching practice)
  • Launched Global Training Curriculum, Mentoring programs, e-learning, regional programs, tailor made programs for departments, and segments, as well as cultural transformation
    in the talent space (e.g. employee engagement, performance management, inclusion and diversity)


  • Place: Business Link Astoria, ul. Przeskok 2, Warsaw
  • Price: 3075 zl brutto (2500 zł netto)
Sign up for a waiting list:
Sylwia Górska – Przytulska
Communication Professional
10:00 - 12:00
[15.11] Paid workshop: Procedures for a Compliant Token Sale

Workshop run by Clare Markham.

This workshop provides insights and suggested general practices on issuing digital tokens as part of a token sale with major focus on initial token sales used as part of the development of new project ventures for startups as well as useful knowledge for investors to make informed decisions.

Token sales can deliver opportunities for the right projects but involves significant time, effort, expenditure and risk which means it is not right for every Blockchain project. The uncertainty of the regulatory climate can also change at any moment which could end up limiting your startup critical funding if relying solely on an ICO to finance your project.

We will break down what a good toke sale looks like from a startup and investment perspective, how to market it while remaining transparent and adopting a strong governance framework. We will close with some suggested implementations for after the sale and key steps investors should be looking for when investing in a token sale.

This workshop should give you a good overall framework to follow and use if considering a token sale for your business and give those looking to invest in ICOs a solid list of attributes to be sure of before plunging in.

Keywords: ICO, Token Sale, Crowdfunding, Investment

  • Place: Business Link Astoria, ul. Przeskok 2, Warsaw
  • Price: 450 zł brutto (365,85 zł netto)

 BUY TICKET for this Workshop. If you already have a ticket for Masters&Robots, please contact us for special price offer

13:30 - 15:30
[14.11] Open workshop: How to create an Extended Reality (XR) Experience

This workshop is run by Carl H. Smith

This workshop is concerned with exploring the technological extension of the human condition through the ethical use of emerging technologies that enhance our cognitive and creative capacities. XR (Cross or Extended Reality) is a recent and controversial umbrella term that attempts to simplify the understanding and adoption of the full range of immersive technologies that generate new forms of reality, “In the future we will see people interacting with the virtual world and real world in seamless, frictionless, and continuous ways, not bound by delineations of experience between VR, AR, and MR.” We will explore if the term XR is useful for experience designers to help explain what they do or whether it just adds a further layer of unnecessary complexity.
As we increasingly move from Human Computer Interactions that were limited to operating within a 2D flatland to spatial computing, the XR Experience Design Framework is intended to manage the seamless stacking of these dimensions and realities and their interactions. This includes curating the pre and post context of the user experience to allow the full scope of the imagination to manifest and remain intact.
The XR techniques and technologies we will explore include Sensory Augmentation, Perceptual Adaption, Artificial Senses, Body Hacking and Natural Media. In the second half of the master class we will explore collaborative processes and methodologies for the design of XR interventions.

  • Place: Global Expo, ul. Modlińska 6D, Warsaw
  • Free workshop

Book your seat for this workshop. Number of participants is limited to 20 people. The workshop is only for registered participants.


14:00 - 16:00
[13.11] Open workshop: Measuring happiness and emotions with the Happimeter.

This workshop is run by Peter Gloor.

The goal of this workshop is to measure personal and collective awareness of individuals and teams through body sensing smartwatches.
The happimeter developed by our team is a body-sensing device that tracks emotional states of the wearer of a smartwatch such as happiness, stress, or fear ( It correlates the body signals of the wearer with external outcomes such as creativity, team success, or organizational performance. Wearing the happimeter will tell people what makes them happy, sad, or stressed, helping them to change their long-term behavior and thus becoming a happier person (
During the workshop, participants will wear a happimeter to learn about their own mood states, to better understand what makes them happy, stressed, or more creative in business life. While wearing the happimeter, they will do exercises and small group tasks, while their body signals are tracked with the happimeter.
In an individual test, participants will do online personality (FFI) and emotionality (“reading the mind in the eyes”) tests to calibrate and track their individual happiness. They will also watch an emotional short movie to illustrate rapid changes in mood state.
The group task will illustrate how the group gets into group flow. Flow has been defined as the moments that occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. We will induce group flow in a group task; measuring their mood state will tell participants what interventions will reinforce their experience of group flow.

  • Place: Global Expo, ul. Modlińska 6D, Warsaw
  • Free workshop

Book your seat for this workshop. Number of participants is limited to 40 people. The workshop is only for registered participants.



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