Internet of things conference held in Warsaw

“When it comes to speed and opportunities for using the internet, we are absolutely a world leader,” Polish President said. Tomasz Gzell/PAP

Summing up the conference 'Prospects for the development of the Internet of things in Poland,' held at Warsaw's Belweder Palace on Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda said the present moment was good for Poland to make a technological leap.

Duda pointed out that the current situation is exceptional as the economy is good and Poland is in the EU and NATO. "The time has come, it's safe to say, for the next industrial revolution, which is called the industrial revolution 4.0," he said. "Maybe this is the moment to take a leap forward in terms of technological development."

Duda said that he very often visits countries that are seen as part of the technological avant-garde. "When it comes to speed and opportunities for using the internet, we are absolutely a world leader," he said. "(...) We should jump into this industrial revolution 4.0, into the internet of things, into everything that is most modern today. All the more so (...) as we have the people; young, intelligent, well educated," he said.

"It would be a great sin if we didn't take advantage and support that native potential, at least not to make an effort to reforge it for the modern technological development of our country."

Also present at the conference was Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski, who said the potential for development in that field was "big."