‘Matt’ Maciej Iwankiewicz
I am experienced innovations engineer and business strategist. I am adviser in marketing, public relations and public affairs, trainer, speaker and writer, creator of sustainable and responsible business.
My own activity under the brand MacIvan Ind. is operating since 2003.
I lead advanced and interdisciplinary projects in preparation and implementation of innovative technological solutions especially in space, robotics, automotive, sail and maritime sector. I also advise management boards in creating and adapting development strategies and 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.
I am the author of new idea for the complex project dedicated to the development of innovative robotics for underwater exploration and exploitation of the maritime and oceans deeps. The development of new underwater technologies can bring many benefits from the point of view of the protection of the maritime environment, the impact on climate change and increase benefits from new areas of international maritime economy.
I am graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Wroclaw (1991) and postgraduate 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 I have worked first as a specialist and then manager 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 of the Supervisory Board of capital group.
I am a member of the Working Group operating within the Team for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Ministry of Innovation and Development in Poland (in similar projects at the Ministry since 2011).
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.
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.
As volunteer Board Member of European Space Foundation (www.spacefdn.com) I organise activities and events dedicated to space and robotics technologies, artificial intelligence and virtual reality and other innovative solutions in their applications for exploration of cosmos space, especially planets and theirs moons (www.roverchallenge.eu).
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 am the keeper of my 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)