The tech giant may seem an impenetrable enigma to many of us, but it’s actually really made up of thousands of perfectly normal individuals, just like us. One of those individuals is Kamil Glenszczyk, Account Manager at Google Ireland. Kamil will be sharing his insights on reaching Global Consumers and unlocking new export opportunities at E-commerce Berlin in just two short weeks, and we decided to ask him a few questions about his job and presentation to whet our appetites before then.
Anastasia, E-commerce Capitals: Let's start by reminding everyone that you work at Google, an opportunity that many people today would definitely kill for. Could you tell us a bit about what your job there actually entails and how it affects people?
Kamil Glenszczyk, Google: At Google I'm currently working in the Client Agency Team. Day-to-day, I manage the relationships and work closely with top-tier media houses and their biggest clients on the Polish on-line advertising market, by providing the best solutions for them through consulting.
Google is an enormous corporation that's been involved in some fascinating and diverse new projects recently, from Google Genomics to Google Deepmind and Project Skybender. Is there any one in particular that you find especially exciting?
Correct, as you mentioned Google is a huge company and the variety as well as the multiplicity of innovative projects are very impressive. Currently the most exciting one to me is AlphaGo--a program which has been developed to play the board game "Go". However, I'm also very impressed with how our advertising mechanisms are evolving.
The topic of your presentation at E-commerce Berlin Expo in April is: "How to reach a Global Consumer and unlock new export opportunities through digital". Could you tell us what made you choose this topic in particular, and why you think it's deserving of all of the time and research you're putting into it?
E-commerce is an extremely rapidly growing part of the whole digital market. I deeply hope that my presentation will be inspiring to all those who would like to boost their business and grow it into foreign markets as well—both in the real and digital worlds.
Let's talk a little about your career and your experiences for a moment. You've been working at Google for over 2 years, and before that you worked at several other companies. You also studied at Stanford University and 2 very prestigious universities in Cracow. Could you tell us what experience of yours has been the most educational and taught you the most useful lesson or lessons about the industry?
Education was and still is very important in my daily life. However, the best lessons I've ever learned were learned during my martial arts classes. After 15 years of training karate I passed the toughest exam--for the black belt. Long story short, patience, hard work and deep focus on particular goals is the key to success, no matter whether we’re talking about personal life or business. In my own educational experience, an innovative way of thinking and self confidence have helped me to achieve what I have achieved. Without that, nothing would have come nearly as quickly or easily.
As a speaker at E-commerce Berlin Expo you're an authority to many people. What would you tell someone looking to get into ecommerce now? Do you have any golden rules or advice?
Be innovative and do all things with passion!
Kami Glenszczyk will speak to the audience of E-commerce Berlin Expo that is taking place on April 27th, 2016, in Postbahnhof, Berlin. The title of her talk is "How to reach a Global Consumer and unlock new export opportunities through digital".