Prof. Ing. Michal Pěchouček, M.Sc, Dr. is a full professor in Computer Science at the Czech Technical University (CTU). He has studied and worked at several foreign universities. He has ran several research contracts funded by the FAA and has collaborated on two additional research grants funded by NASA. He is the co-founder and investor of several successful start-ups in the field of artificial intelligence. He was a director of the R&D centre of artificial intelligence and computer security of CISCO in Prague and a strategist for nex technologies as well. He is also the Founding Director of the Open Informatics, a research-oriented computer science study programme at CTU-FEL. In 2015 he has been put on the New Europe 100, the list of outstanding challengers who are leading world class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe.