September 27 – 28, 2022, Warsaw, Poland

Rethinking cities.

For people.

For the planet.

For good.




Conference tracks




Networking days


We all need better cities – more efficient, future-proof and safe to live in.

With two out of three people predicted to be town-dwellers by 2050, urban stakeholders will need to do a lot of planning to keep up with the unprecedented rate of urbanisation. The demand for innovation in the sector is as high as ever. The time for urban transformation is now.

Urban Tech Forward is a revolutionary hybrid event that aims to transform the notion of urban sustainability using powerful tech solutions. Designed to rethink spaces where people live and work – through the prism of efficiency, resilience and technology – the event brings leading urban tech innovators, venture capitalists, real estate developers, policy-makers and industry’s most prominent entrepreneurs to collaborate, shift the way we build and, ultimately, make an impact that matters.

8 tracks – 1 conference

Main Stage


Property & Real Estate Tech

Property &
Real Estate Tech

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings &

Infrastructure & Industrial IoT

Infrastructure &
Industrial IoT

Waste & Water

Waste &

Energy Efficiency


Urban mobility

Urban Mobility


Miguel Nigorra Esteban

Partner @ Fifth Wall

Christian Jølck

Founding partner @ 2150

Laura Fox

General Manager, Citi Bike @ Lyft Bikes and Scooters

Manfred Heid

Managing Partner @ BitStone Capital

Lucas Haldeman

Founder & CEO @ Smartrent

Stonly Blue

Managing Partner & Co-Founder @ Third Sphere

Naqash Tahir

Executive Director – Global CIO Office @ PGIM Real Estate

Jeremy Goldberg

Worldwide Public Sector Director of Critical Infrastructure @ Microsoft

Pramod “KP” Reddy

Founder  and General Partner @ Shadow Ventures

Ramy Fam

Vice President @ CRH Ventures

Jason Whittet

Digital Innovation Lead @ Amazon Web Services

Ankur Bansal

President of Closing Services @ HomeLight

Helen Markides

Infrastructure Data & Innovation Lead @ Greater London Authority

Neil Pennell

Head of Design Innovation and Property Solutions @ Landsec

Mathieu Deloly

General Manager & Director, Poland @ TIER

Moritz Jungmann

Investment Principle @ Future Energy Ventures Management

Alexander Sommer-Fein

Managing Director @ Peak Pride Management

Willem Clappaert

Strategic Business Executive, EMEA Public Sector @ Google

Idriss Goossens

CEO & Chairman @ PropTech lab

Emanuel Heisenberg

Co-Founder, Managing Director & CEO @ Ecoworks

Sandeep Ahuja

Founder & CEO @ cove.tool

Nikolas Samios

Managing Partner @ PropTech1 Ventures

Andrew Knight

Global Data & Tech Lead @ RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

Conan Lauterpacht

Partner @ Sustainable Future Ventures

Melissa Hardy

Director – Business Performance and Technology @ QIC Global Real Estate

Bryony Cooper

Managing Partner & Chief Acceleration Officer @ Arkley Brinc VC

David Roberts

CEO of Power Management Division @ TAE Technologies

Thibault Weston Smith

Real Estate Private Equity and PropTech VC Managing Director @ Realty Corporation Ltd.

Ditte Lysgaard Vind

Managing partner @ Lendager; The Circular Way

Milana Boukhman Trounce

Director of BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience and Response @ Stanford University

Jakob Drzazga

CEO and Founder @ ScalingFunds

Nish Patel

General Partner @ Inertia Ventures

Lauren Dannay

Co-founder & COO @ Whoomies

Bartek Gola

General partner @ SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Dev Amratia

CEO and co-founder @ nPlan

Maria Grabowska

Manager of +impact accelerator @ Danske Bank Growth & Impact

Florian Petit

Founder & Chief Experience Officer @ Blickfeld

Arild Tjomsland

Co-Founder @ Kobla AS

Michael Ewert

Global Head of Data & BI Solutions @ JLL Technologies (JLLT)

Nikki Greenberg

Head of Technology Strategy & Digital Management @ QIC Global Real Estate

Sebastian Schuon

CEO @ Alasco

Andreas Strasser

Partner @ Kompas VC

Mathew Peters

Managing Director @ LMRE Consulting

Karsten Nölling


Artem Kuchukov

Co-Founder & CEO @ KEWAZO

Florian Kraus


Benoit Dupont

CEO @ WeMaintain

Chris Mortensen

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer @ Modulous

Camille Squires

Global Cities reporter @ Quartz

Veronique Hördemann

Investment Partner @ Future Energy Ventures Management

Harry Briggs

Director of Sustainability @ Terra Instinct

Mathias Flattin

Partner, MD of Proptech & Contech @ Axeleo Capital

Tanya Serykh

VP, Sustainability @ Mighty Buildings

Daniele Russolillo

COO & Deputy CEO @ Planet Smart City

Dr. Jonathan R. Woetzel

Senior Partner @ McKinsey & Company

Tim McDonnell

Climate and Energy Reporter @ Quartz

Jonas Schorr

Co-Founder and Managing Partner @ Urban Impact Capital

Dilan Omari-Clark

Managing Director Europe @ LMRE

Arne Allewaert

Managing Partner @ Amavi Capital

Jens Ingelstedt

Investor & advisor @ WeWork Labs & +impact accelerator

Michal Lakomski

Director of Digitalization and Cybersecurity Office @ Smart City Poznan

Carlos Tamayo

Innovation Manager @ City of Colorado Springs

Lee Butz

CEO and Founder @ District Technologies

Oliver Skopec

CEO @ Bockses GmbH

Vitor Pereira

Executive Director @ Zoom Global Smart Cities

Prabhu Ramachandran

Founder and CEO @ Facilio

Bryan Dunn

Managing Director and Head of Growth @ Life House

Leslie Nooteboom

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer @ Humanising Autonomy

Bart Sasim

CEO & Founder @ Spatial Experience (SPX)

Dominik Zalewski

Partner @ Urban Impact Capital

Oscar Thurley

Sustainability Manager @ PwC

Aleh Kondrashou

Co-Founder, CEO @ Cuby Technologies

Justine Sacarello

ESG Legal Lead @ KPMG

Andrew Fitzpatrick

Director, Business Development, UK @ BrainBox AI

Sabina Niemier

Senior Associate @ PwC

Aleksander Orłowski

Professor at Gdansk University of Technology | VP at Gdansk Urban Development Association

David Leipziger

Senior Manager – Net Zero Cities & Transport @ PwC

Natasha Terinova

Director @ REACH UK | Second Century Ventures

Soobin Cho

ESG Consultant @ PwC

Joseph Appleton

Digital Editor @ bee smart city GmbH

Edward Hubbard

Global Sales Director @ Faradai

Jim McNiel

Chief Marketing Officer @ TAE Technologies

Dariusz Terlecki

Regional Director Poland & EE @ Webfleet Solutions

Paul Bazin

Investor @ daphni

New speakers are announced weekly.
Stay tuned!







VCs & CVCs





New attendees are announced weekly.






Industry & Media Partners


Welcome To Warsaw

This year’s Urban Tech Forward is taking place in Warsaw – the dynamic capital of Poland – at the trendy Praga Koneser Center. One of the most exciting cities to visit in Europe offers an intellectual feast that’s rich in history and charm.

Home to luxury retail outlets and modern skyscrapers resting next to historic libraries and museums, the city is known for the unique atmosphere that is both cosmopolitan and, at the same time, rather raw.

Make the most of your time at Urban Tech Forward by staying in one of the recommended hotels and soak in the electrifying energy of the city.

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