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Meet our Speaker: Karol Okoński
Secretary of State at the Ministry of Digital Affairs since July 10th 2018, in 2016-2018 Undersecretary of State. He supervises the work of the Department of National Systems, Department of Development of Digital Services and the Cybersecurity Department. On December 7th 2018 he was appointed Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Digital Committee of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the IT Architecture Council. Member of the Joint Committee of the Central and Local Government, where he is also Vice-Chair of the Information Society team. Chairing Steering Boards for a number of key governmental programmes, among others, e-ID, Central Registry of Vehicles and Drivers, National State Registries, eID NODE and Open Data. Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Ministry of Digital Affairs.
Graduate in Management and Economics at Gdańsk University of Technology (2001) with a master of science and engineering degree. Program and Project Manager holding executive positions in consulting services as well as banking and postal services. In 2001-2012 was involved in numerous IT projects on behalf of the international consulting company Accenture Sp. o.o., and then worked as IT Director at Polish Post Office Digital Services and FM PBP Bank. Holder of the PMP, Prince 2 Practitioner and ITIL certificates as well as participant of numerous trainings regarding IT systems implementation and IT governance. Specialized in complex integration projects as well as in change management and development cycle processes. Privately - a passionate of Latin-American literature, watchmaking, photography and sport. Married, two children.