Business Technology: Where Lech Walesa Does Tech

Why is Polish hero Walesa signing on with a North Carolina software start-up?

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Former Polish president and and Nobel laureate Lech Walesa

Leading Poland to democracy brought Lech Walesa a Nobel Peace Prize and international acclaim, but he admits to a few regrets. One is that he was so busy throughout the 1980s and '90s that he "did not have the time to follow developments in technology closely." But he is catching up.

The first corporate board Walesa, 58, has agreed to join is that of NuTech Solutions, a closely held company founded three years ago in Charlotte, N.C., by a pair of Polish immigrants. NuTech creates software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to boost efficiency in its clients' manufacturing, distribution and customer...

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