Deputy Prime Minister for Digitization and Minister for Regional Development of the Czech Republic

As a Deputy PM for Digitalisation, Ivan Bartoš´ portfolio consists of the digital transformation of the Czech governmental and public services, European digital affairs, digital cooperation with businesses and other topics of digital agenda. He is also responsible for the negotiations within the EU Telecommunication Council during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. He also takes interest in topics of cybersecurity, digital education, and the protection of privacy in digital environment. 

Ivan Bartoš stepped into the office in December 2022 and has been the leader of Česká pirátská strana (the Czech Pirate Party) for many years, as he was one of its founders in 2009. He has been a member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic since autumn 2017. He spent four years in the Chamber of Deputies as the chair of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development; in addition to this, he has also been involved in fields such as digitisation. Apart from the political career, his professional path has included several posts at Czech and multinational IT companies, such as Newton IT, Monster Worldwide, and T-Mobile; he also launched the employment portal Air Jobs.