Andrej Babiš

Keynote Speaker
Czech Republic

Andrej Babiš has been the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic since December 2017. He served from 2014 to 2017 as Czech Deputy Prime Minister and...

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Hans Van Baalen

Keynote Speaker
Netherlands

Hans van Baalen was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party on a two-year mandate on 21 November 2015 at the...

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Alena Schillerová

Future of Payments: Cashless Society
Czech Republic

Alena Schillerova is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno she worked in...

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Karel Havlíček

Innovation Republic? How to Reach it?
Czech Republic

Karel Havlíček is the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Industry and Trade and Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic. He graduated from the Faculty...

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László Palkovics

Innovation Republic? How to Reach it?
Hungary

Prof. Dr. László Palkovics was appointed as Minister of the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology in May 2018. After serving as Minister of State for Education...

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Martina Dlabajová

Future of Education in the EU
Czech Republic

Martina Dlabajová (ANO/ALDE) has been a member of the European Parliament since 2014. She is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and...

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Dita Charanzová

VIP Talk Future of Mobility in the EU
Czech Republic

Dita Charanzová studied at the University of Economics in Prague and later at the Academy of Diplomacy in Madrid. In 2001 she successfully defended her dissertation...

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Adam Vojtěch

eHealth
Czech Republic

Mgr. et Mgr. Adam Vojtěch, MHA, has a master’s degree in Media and Communication Studies and another one in Law, both from Charles University in Prague....

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Vladimír Dzurilla

eHealth
Czech Republic

Vladimir Dzurilla graduated from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, also studied as an exchange student in Netherlands and at the British Open University. After completing his...

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Panelists

Tomáš Čupr

Future of Jobs, Companies and Social Contract
Czech Republic

Tomáš Čupr is a businessman, investor and founder of a number of companies. Originally from Svitavy, he moved to the UK in 2005. It was there...

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Jiří Hlavenka

Future of Jobs, Companies and Social Contract
Czech Republic

After graduating from vocational school, Hlavenka studied thermal and nuclear power at the Brno University of Technology (VUT). Upon graduation in 1989, he went straight into...

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Tim Renner

Future of Jobs, Companies and Social Contract
Germany

Tim Renner started his career in the music industry. Among others he discovered and developed the band Rammstein and became the CEO of Universal Music Germany....

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Jason Best

Future of Jobs, Companies and Social Contract
USA

Jason is the Managing Partner of Vectr Fintech Partners, a Hong Kong based VC firm.  He co-authored the crowdfund-investing framework used in the JOBS Act to...

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Pavel Kysilka

Digitalized Transport System as the Key to the Competitiveness
Czech Republic

Pavel Kysilka studied at VŠE in Prague. Between 1986 and 1990 he worked in the Economic Institute ČSAV. He served as a Chief Economic Adviser to...

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Jarmila Plachá

Digitalized Transport System as the Key to the Competitiveness
Czech Republic

Jarmila Plachá has been Director of ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab, s.r.o., a subsidiary of ŠKODA AUTO, since 2017. The company’s objective is to develop new digital solutions...

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Martin Böhm

Digitalized Transport System as the Key to the Competitiveness
Austria

Martin Böhm works as Head of Unit “Mobility Systems and ITS Deployment” at AustriaTech, a federal agency for technological measures, where he provides to the Austrian...

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Miroslav Svítek

Digitalized Transport System as the Key to the Competitiveness
Czech Republic

In 1996, he received the Ph.D. degree at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. Since 2008, he has been Full professor in engineering...

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Alex Engler

AI for Citizens Safety
USA

Alex C. Engler is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he studies the implications of artificial intelligence and emerging...

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Marta Poślad

AI for Citizens Safety
Poland

Marta Poślad joined Google in 2012. Before becoming the Head of Government Relations and Public Policy in Central and Eastern Europe, Marta was responsible for privacy...

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Rudolf Urbánek

AI for Citizens Safety
Czech Republic

Since 1 March 2018, Rudolf Urbánek is managing the Czech and Slovak branch of Microsoft. He joined Microsoft after 16 years at T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak...

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Jaroslav Šmíd

AI for Citizens Safety
Czech Republic

Ing. Jaroslav Šmíd is a graduate of Technical Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague. His whole professional life he...

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Antonio Argenziano

Future of Education in the EU
Italy

Antonio Argenziano is the Secretary-General Young European Federalists in Italy (GFE). He has a Master in Modern History with a specialization in History of the European...

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Adam Hanka

Future of Education in EU
Czech Republic

Adam obtained his formal education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, and Saarland University. He worked as a...

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Thomas Roca

Future of Education in the EU
France

Thomas Roca, Ph.D., is a Data Scientist at Microsoft & LinkedIn. In previous roles, he worked as a Researcher in humanitarian and development assistance at France’s...

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Michael Šebek

Future of Education in the EU
Czech Republic

Professor of Cybernetics and Head of the Department of Control Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague. He held research positions at ETH Zurich, Twente Universiteit,...

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Marek Benio

VIP Talk Future of Mobility in the EU
Poland

Marek Benio – lawyer, PhD in Economics. Vice-President of the Labour Mobility Initiative Association. Honorary Member of the Polish Social Security Association. Associate Professor, Department of...

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Péter Kréko

Future of Government and Democracy
Hungary

Péter Krekó is a social psychologist and political scientist. He is the executive director of Political Capital since 2011. Currently he is a Europe’s Futures Visiting...

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Benedetta Berti

Future of Government and Democracy
Italy

Dr Benedetta Berti is the Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO.An Eisenhower Global Fellow, a Foreign Policy Research Institute...

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František Vrábel

Future of Government and Democracy
Czech Republic

František Vrabel is the founder and CEO of Semantic Visions, a Czech company that analyses 90% of the world’s online news in real time. He deeply...

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Michal Čarný

Future of Payments: Cashless Society
Czech Republic

Michal Čarny is Country Manager for Czech Republic and Slovakia. Michal has over 8 years of experience in building and executing business strategies. He has been...

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Michal Vondraš

How Can Digitalisation Turn Czechia into Global Leader in Health?
Czech Republic

Michal is a co-chair of AmCham’s Health Care Council. The Council’s aim is to help turn Czech health care into a global leader in the quality...

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Aurélie Decker

Future of Family in the Digital Era
France

Aurélie Decker is the Director of the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI). She represents the views of the personal and household services sector industry...

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Jitka Čampulková

Future of Family in the Digital Era
Czech Republic

Jitka Čampulkova has been working for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs since 2014. Her main area of expertise is family policy, especially childcare and...

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Daiyuu Nobori

VIP Talk: Security in the Age of Cyber War. Just Be a User or Be Part of Cyberspace?
Japan

Dr. Daiyuu Nobori is a system software programmer and an entrepreneur. His development and research interests include systems software such as Virtual Private Network (VPN), distributed...

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Moderators

Miroslava Kopicová

Future of Jobs, Companies and Social Contract
Czech Republic

PhDr. Miroslava Kopicová is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. She worked as an analyst in the area of qualifications...

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Martin Kolovratník

Digitalized Transport System as the Key to the Competitiveness
Czech Republic

Martin Kolovratník graduated from the Jan Perner Transport Faculty – University of Pardubice and he is a transport expert. In his capacity as Vice-Chairman of the...

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Petr Očko

AI for Citizens Safety
Czech Republic

Graduated from Information Management and European Integration at the University of Economics in Prague and from Ph.D. studies of Information Economics at the Faculty of Arts...

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Ivan Hodač

VIP Talk Future of Mobility in the EU
Czech Republic

Ivan Hodač is a Founder and President of the Aspen Institute Central Europe. He was Secretary-General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) from 2001 until...

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Alex Ivančo

Innovation Republic? How to Reach it?
Czech Republic

Alex Ivančo gained more than ten years of experience in the international law, working as the Head of the International Law Unit at the Ministry of...

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Roman Máca

Future of Government and Democracy
Czech Republic

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Aleš Rod

Future of Payments: Cashless Society
Czech Republic

Aleš Rod is Research Director at the Center for Economic and Market Analyzes (CETA). He received his Doctorate in Economic Theory from the University of Economics...

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Tomáš Doležal

eHealth
Czech Republic

He graduated from the 1st Faculty of Medicine from Charles University. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Pharmacology, where he also worked...

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Jana Brodani

Future of Family in the Digital Era
Czech Republic

Ing. Mgr. Jana Brodani LL.M., MBA. Before joining the Association in 2008, she worked in the area of ​​legal and tax consulting. Since 2009, she has been...

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