9:00 – 9:30 Registration & welcome coffee
9:30 – 16:00 Consortium Meetings / Executive Board Final Meetings

Friday, Building C, Room E

08:00 – 09:00   Registration & welcome coffee  
09:00 – 09:30   

Room E 

Official Welcome & Opening: 

Prof. Aleksy Pocztowski, PhD, Vice Rector for Research 

Prof. Krzysztof Wach, Head of Polish BizMOOC Team 


09:30 – 10:30   

Room E 

Keynote speakers: A look ahead… 

Our prominent keynote speakers will raise questions, stretch our horizon and provide inspiration for further discussions. 

Prof. Wojciech Czakon, PhD – Jagiellonian University, Poland: Behavioral antecedents of international networks formation  

Prof. Richard Pettinger – University College London, UK: An Infrastructure and Architecture for the Future 


10:30 – 11:30   

Room E 

Education Panel:
This morning panel will focus on the research findings, experiences and perspectives of higher education institutions working together with business on using MOOCs for re- and upskilling.  Panelists Beck Pitt, PhD, Open University, UK Darco Jansen, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, The Netherlands Christian Friedl, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria  

Chair: Agnieszka Żur, PhD, Cracow University of Economics, Poland 


11:30 – 12:00   Coffee Break 
12:00 – 13:00  

Room F 

Parallel  Sessions  
Academic Papers Presentations 


Chair: Agnieszka odowska, PhD, Cracow University of Economics, Poland 


Ján Huňady, PhD,  Erika Ľapinová, PhD and Peter Pisár, PhD, University of Mateja Bela in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia: Evaluation of selected determinants of innovation potential at NUTS 2 level in V4 countries 

Robert Farrow, PhD, Open University, UK: MOOC and the workplace: key support elements in digital lifelong learning  

Sanja Gongeta, PhD, College of Applied Sciences, Croatia: Impact of economic crisis on business regulation reforms  

Rebecca Pitt, PhD Open University, UK: The OpenupED Quality Framework in Action: How well does the “Learning to Learn” MOOC stack up? 

Christian Friedl, Christoph Resei, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria and Agnieszka Żur, PhD, Cracow University of Economics, Poland: Entrepreneurship Education, MOOCs and Beyond 


12:00 – 13:00 

Room E 

Discussion roundtable 

Pathways to new synergies: how can universities and business work more effectively together? Sharing of best practices and looking for new solutions.  


Moderator: Christian Friedl, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria 


13:00 – 14:00   Lunch  

Senate Hall, Main Building 


Room E 

Keynote speaker: A look ahead… 


Przemysław Powalacz, President of Management Board of Geberit Poland: Sources of motivation for life-long competence development 

14:00 – 15:30    

Room E 


Business Panel:  

The afternoon panel will host experienced business professionals who will share their perspective on upgrading competence in today’s demanding business reality. 



Liz Noble, VP for Talent Development, DHL Supply Chain: The Talent Gap – competence in the workplace for the future 

Ivan Yakunin, Head of People & Culture Operations, Philip Morris International: Learning – What got you here, won’t get you there. 


Chair: Agnieszka Żur, PhD, Cracow University of Economics, Poland 


15:30 – 16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 – 17:30 

Building G 

Parallel Workshops 
Enriching university education and research with MOOCs  

Darco Jansen, EADTU 


This workshop focusses on how MOOCs can enrich teaching practices and increase research output using various concrete examples and applying them to your own cases. 



Room 3 Building G 


Effectively upgrading business skills with MOOCs  

Thomas Staubitz, Stefanie Schweiger, HPI 


This workshop is addressed to all professionals who are interested in new ways of learning in their company or institution. We will present how the MOOC concept differs from traditional eLearning formats. In the interactive part of the workshop, the participants will learn how to use MOOCs to grow their own and their team’s professional capacity  


Room 4 Building G 



openSAP Enterprise & Corporate MOOCs – Key success factors and learnings after 5 years 

Michaela Laemmler & Clemens Link, SAP SE 


This workshop is addressed to all professionals and representatives of organizations who want to learn about how to produce and deliver successful massive open online courses. 



Room 6 Building G 


17:30 – 19:00  Technical Break  
19:00 – 22:00   Gala Dinner with special keynote from Mr Andrew Hallam, General Secretary ASPIRE and networking session (a registration and a supplementary fee is required)  

Hawełka, Rynek Główny 34 (1st floor) 



International Scientific Conference and Business-Academia Forum


Friday, 9 November 2018 – The Main Conference and Forum
Krakow (Poland), Cracow University of Economics campus