About me

Matt MacIvan 0 O600‘Matt’ Maciej Iwankiewicz

I am experienced innovations engineer and business strategist. I am marketing and public affairs adviser, trainer, speaker and writer, creator of sustainable and responsible businesses.

My own activity under the brand MacIvan Ind. I lead from 2003.

I deal in space, robotics, automotive, sail and marine technologies. I lead interdisciplinary advanced projects for the preparation and implementation of innovative technological solutions. I also advise management boards in creating and adapting marketing strategies and to growth the shape organizational cultures (Services).

I conduct workshops on marketing and PR, CSR, public speaking and negotiation (Workshops). I also support managers in negotiation and mediation. I have experience in organization of international events and conferences. I write and publish articles in topic of technologies, business, marketing and HR (Selected Publications). At my work I use a knowledge in the field of psychology, human behaviour, emotions and body language and the development of personal and social relationships.

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I am Associate Partner at Planet Partners (www.planetpartners.pl), a consulting company specialising in strategic and communication advisory and crisis management, operating in the international network of the communication agencies GlobalCOM PR – Network.

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I am volunteer as the Board Member of European Space Foundation (www.spacefdn.com). I lead activities dedicated to space and robotics technologies, artificial intelligence and virtual reality in their applications of exploration and exploitation of extreme environments as well events where are presented innovative solutions for exploration space, especially planets and its moons (www.roverchallenge.eu). I own the new project idea dedicated to the development of innovative robotics and use of satellite technologies for exploration of the maritime and oceans underwater.

I am graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Wroclaw (1991) in the field of machinery and vehicles, and postgraduates studies of marketing at the University of Economics in Wroclaw (1993). I also ended a lot of professional training in business, organization management, psychology, sales and negotiations.

For over 25 years as a specialist and manager I worked mainly for consulting, information and innovative technologies companies. I have ran and participated in many projects of technological innovations and organization development, markets analysis and marketing strategies and campaigns, implementation and commercialization of innovative technologies. I have experience as the Member and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of capital group listed on the WSE (2013-2015).

I cooperate with several organizations engaged in activities related to the exchange of knowledge and experience in projects for managers. With the association of managers Business Dialog (www.businessdialog.pl) I co-organize a meetings on topics social and business ideas (2012-2016). I was in the Chapter of the Marketing Strategists Club (2012-2015), and a Member of Expert Council in Center of Dialogue and Analysis Thinktank (2012-2013), and an adviser of international Association EuroCloud Poland (2013-2014), for which I have leaded public affairs and lobbying. I have conducted workshops on communication, presentation, PR and CSR for Marketing Communication Academy (2012-2014). As a volunteer I have advised the beneficiaries of the foundation Ashoka.

Privately I am interested in films and literature of history, fact, science-fiction and visions of the future, theater and music. I actively practice sailing and swimming, runs and mountains hiking. I play guitar and performs poetic songs and shanties. I have the Samoyed dog.

My Favorite Quotes

  • If you want to understand life better, spend more time sailing! (My own)
  • A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. (English proverb)
  • It is the set of sails, not the direction of the wind, that determine which way we will go. (Jim Rohn)
  • Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk. (Sir Francis Chichester)
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to be become a man of value. (Albert Einstein)
  • If you think good employee is expensive try bad employee. (Chinese proverb)
  • Helping isn’t lost time. (Chinese proverb)
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