A Hello from Daria! Inspirational Keynote Speaker

“Hello, I’m Dr. Daria Tataj and I am an Inspirational Keynote Speaker. My personal mission is to make Europe more entrepreneurial. I work with companies, governments and cities. Network Thinking is a methodology I developed based on my research on network-based growth models in 30+ countries.

I’m honored to be a World Economic Forum digital Leader. From 2017 to 2019, I chair RISE, the only permanent high-level group advising directly Carlos Moedas, the former European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, and his Cabinet.

What I Do & Who I Help

With my team at Tataj Innovation, we work within two critical areas: we help companies build high-performance communities and smart city ecosystems. We want thousands of people to use our Network Thinking Power Map, and create a portfolio of services to help our clients attract talent and grow business through ecosystem innovation.

I also provide boardroom and minister or city mayor-level advice. Through books, keynotes and media I reach 30.000+ decision makers around the world.

My Story

I was born in Poland and I am very proud of our transformation. It felt empowering to be featured by FORTUNE as one of 17 emerging global women business leaders. Setting up the EIT as Europe’s MIT, shaping Davos agenda and, most recently, setting up Tataj Innovation in Barcelona, were my most fascinating professional challenges. What I consider my real success today is, with my husband, our three daughters with their dreams and ambitions.

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The Work I Do

Dr. Daria Tataj

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Daria is a businesswoman and an entrepreneur (Inspirational Keynote Speaker). Her first steps in family business taught her responsibility and a careful risk taking. Working as an investment banker and venture capitalist taught Daria to negotiate deals and scout markets for tech deals and exit opportunities. Restructuring one of the largest banking institutions in Poland immersed her in large-scale change and talent development.

Now Daria runs her own start-up company in Barcelona. Tataj Innovation was set up to commercialize her research on new growth in the digital economy. Tataj Innovation empowers entrepreneurs through Network Thinking, a methodology based on 15+ years of Daria’s research done in collaboration with Prof. Manuel Castells.

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Dr. Daria Tataj
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Daria is an experienced policy innovator. She is one of the architects of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) and EIC (European Innovation Council), two key funding institutions for entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation in Europe, as well as a mission-oriented policy approach.

Daria was a Chair of Advisors to EU Commissioner (RISE) for Research, Science & Innovation and she led the strategic reflection on 100 billion Euro Horizon Europe budget for research and innovation. She is one of the architects of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) and EIC (European Innovation Council), two key funding institutions for entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation in Europe, as well as a mission-oriented policy approach.

Dr. Tataj was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council, working on the Davos Summit agenda. In 2017 WEF recognized her as a digital leader and an expert on entrepreneurial innovation ecosystems.

Daria is currently an Advisory Board Member of two do-tanks: Re-imagine Europa set up by former President of France, Mr. Valéry Giscard d’Estaing; and Digital Future Society set up by Mobile World Capital Barcelona focused on how disruptive technologies such as 5G, AI, blockchain will impact society.

Since her years as an MBA student at the Warsaw University of Technology, she was engaged in building digital communities and networks to help women succeed. She founded Vital Voices Poland Chapter, a foundation which invested in hundreds of emerging women leaders in Poland and Eurasia. Daria was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of 17 Emerging Global Women Business Leaders (2006), as the Social Innovator Poland (2014) and nominated to Top 100 Women Leaders 2019 in Spain.

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Research

Daria did her PhD at Polish Academy of Sciences. Later, she worked as an assistant professor at the Warsaw University of Technology.

In 2010, she received a Dekaban Fellowship at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering and until 2014 she was an affiliate faculty at the Center of Entrepreneurship. She was a visiting scholar at Santa Clara University in California and Central European University in Budapest.

Based on 15+ years of Daria’s research done in collaboration with Prof. Manuel Castells. She developed Network Thinking methodology to empower entrepreneurs.

Today, she is considered one of the world’s experts on innovation networks. She was invited to present her research by many academic institutions such as: Stanford, UCLA Los Angeles and ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

One of her key achievements is her book: “Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A Growth Model for Europe Beyond the Crisis” (2015) In the preface, Prof. Castells endorsed the book as a fundamental research that will reshape the way we think about innovation. Contact Us

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