Petr Šnajdárek was born in Hranice na Moravě. He studied secondary school in Lipník nad Bečvou and the Military Academy in Brno. He took a number of specialised courses and completed his studies at the University of Defence in Brno. He was deployed twice in Afghanistan (2009 and 2011- 12). In 2015, he was responsible for deploying the first Czech Armed Forces unmanned aerial systems unit at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. In 2021-22, he was assigned to the Central Control Team of the Ministry of Health to tackle the Covid pandemic.In professional terms, Brigadier General Šnajdárek pursues the development of command and control systems, use and implementation of new communication and information technologies, electronic warfare, unmanned aerial systems and software tools for effective battlefield digitalisation, as well as development of crisis management systems. Promoted Brigadier General in 2022.
Kimberly Kagan, Founder and President, Institute for the Study of War (USA)
Petr Šnajdárek, Director of the Communications and Information Systems Section of the Ministry of Defence, Army of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Margarita Konaev, Deputy Director for Analysis, Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Tech (USA)
Vojtěch Bahenský, Researcher, Department of Security Studies, Charles University (Czech Republic)
Francesco Cappelletti, Senior Policy & Research Officer, European Liberal Forum (Italy)
Boris Kaliský, Director of Operations, Prague Security Studies Institute (Slovakia)