He is a graduate of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. He was rector of the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava from February 2010 to November 2016. Prior to this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the same university. He gained a professorship in computer engineering and was a visiting professor at Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria for ten years. He worked on research programmes in the USA for Software Research Labs, Texas Instruments. He is the primary author of a project for building one of the biggest super computers in Europe – IT4Innovations. He was also a member of the Government Council for Science, Research, and Innovation between 2011 and 2016. He has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for the ANO 2011party since 21 October 2017. He is a member of the Committee for Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and the Subcommittee for Science and Higher Education. He is currently the chairman of the Committee for Education of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic Council.
Ivo Vondrák, Governor, Moravian-Silesian Region, Member of Parliament, Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Minna Kelhä, Director-General, Finnish National Agency for Education (Finland)
Vojtěch Petráček, Rector, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Barbora Bühnová, Co-founder of Czechitas, Vice-Dean, Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
Petr Jonák, Member of the Board of Directors, Confederation of Industry and Transport (Czech Republic)
Bohumil Kartous, Director, Prague Innovation Institute (Czech Republic)