Szubert, Krzysztof

Mr. Krzysztof Szubert

Former Secretary of State / Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs,  POLAND

Strategic Advisor National Research Institute NASK. Member of the Council of the National Centre for Research and Development NCBR. Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford. Senior Member, St Antony's College, Oxford.

Krzysztof Szubert is Former Secretary of State / Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs of the government of Poland and Government Plenipotentiary for the Digital Single Market.

Mr Szubert is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Organization and Management, where he obtained a Master of Science degree in industrial IT systems. He has held managerial posts in both Polish and foreign enterprises in the ICT industry for more than twenty years. A Polish entrepreneur, he has held since 1998 the post of President of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer at CONNECT DISTRIBUTION, a company that specializes region in value added distribution of specialist software within Central and Eastern Europe. The company has won numerous prizes including the European Medal, Business Gazelle, Forbes Diamonds, and the title of Ambassador of the Polish Economy (2016). Mr Szubert has been actively involved in the ICT industry and environment for about a dozen years. He is author of many articles and commentaries in the daily press, specialist press, and television. He was nominated for the title of “Personality of IT” for his contribution to the industry. Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to the Secretary-General of the United Nations as well the Polish Committee for UNESCO.

From 2012, he served as Minister of Digitization in the BCC Economy Shadow Cabinet. He was the Initiator and Chairperson of the Coalition for the Development of the Information Society (KRESI) – a platform that seeks to foster dialogue and cooperation among the most important environments and organizations related to the communications and IT industry in order to accelerate the development of the information society in Poland. In 2015, he was awarded “Polish ICT – Man of the Year” prize, which is given annually by the Burda-Magazine / CRN. In the past, he has served as a member of the Digitization Council at the Ministry for Digital Affairs; Strategic Advisor to the Minister in the Ministry of Digital Affairs; and Plenipotentiary of the Minister for International Affairs. He became Secretary of State / Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs in March 2017.

In November 2017 he was named one of Central & Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars in the 2017 New Europe 100 list.

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