Stephen Kines is a technology, media & telecoms (TMT) lawyer ranked by Euromoney in 2009 as one of the top 10 TMT lawyers in the world. He has advised entrepreneurs and foreign investors in a large volume of TMT transactions in Central and Eastern Europe over the past 14 years and is the managing partner of a large international law firm whose Warsaw office is the largest in CEE. For two years recently Stephen was chief evangelist and VP legal/business for a CE tech companys US operations based in the Silicon Valley and acted on the highest ROI venture capital deal in CEE but mostly he likes collaborating with talented start-ups in launching their ideas into the world. Stephen is a father of three and when not traveling he is at home with his family in Frydek-Mistek on the Czech / Polish / Slovak border where good snowboarding is close by, beer is still cheap and it is the place he first landed 20 years ago when he left Canadian politics to follow Vaclav Havel. Stephen's talk at TEDxWarsaw http://tedxwarsaw.com dealt with how the legal profession could change the way it does business so as to help startups succeed and ensure its own long term prosperity. About TEDx, x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events which bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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