Global strategic leader and thinker, who believes that technology will help to unlock human potential around the world. According to Gallup Strengths Finder his most important strengths are vision, strategy and communication. Jan is responsible for representing Microsoft Corporation and engaging with large corporations, governments and key partners both cross Europe and on a global level. ICT industry veteran almost 19 years in Microsoft. He is also a board member of Czech National museum and member of IBLF Leaders Council and well regarded speaker at WEF, OECD, EC, EP, Harvard, INSEAD, Economist events. Jan is popular coach and mentor of start-ups at SeedCamp, EBAN, EVCA forums.


  • Graduated from Czech Technical University
  • Completed executive development programs at Wharton, LSE and Harvard
  • In 1994, he received the MS President’s Award for Excellence
  • In 2000, he was named RD of MS CEE in 2000 and promoted to VP EMEA in 2002
  • Under his leadership, CEE became company’s best performing region worldwide


  • EU 2020 strategy for innovation, growth and jobs
  • The role of exponential technology in transforming the way of life, business and education