Krzysztof Szubert

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 has held managerial posts in both Polish and foreign enterprises in the ICT industry for more than twenty years and was nominated “Personality of IT” for his contribution to the industry. He has also been a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

A Polish entrepreneur, in 1998 he became President of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer at CONNECT DISTRIBUTION, a company which specializes in value added distribution of specialist software within Central and Eastern Europe. In 2012, he was appointed 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 which seeks to foster dialogue and cooperation among the most important environments and organizations related to the communications and IT industry to accelerate the development of the information society in Poland. In 2015, he was awarded the “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.

From 2016, he served as a member of the ‘eGovernment Steering Board’ at the European Commission - composed of Member States representatives responsible for their national eGovernment strategies. 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.

He was appointed Strategic Advisor of National Research Institute NASK and Special Advisor (Digital Strategies) of FIPRA International Brussels in 2018.  He is chaiman of KSGA Ltd. - Board and Strategic Digital Advisory Services.