Secretary of State, The Government Plenipotentiary for Digital Single Market
Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Organization and Management, specialization in industrial IT systems (Master of Science). He has held managerial posts in both polish and foreign enterprises in the ICT industry for more than twenty years.
Polish entrepreneur, since 1998 he has held the post of President of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer at CONNECT DISTRIBUTION, which specializes within CEE region in value added distribution of specialist software - the company has won numerous prizes including the European Medal, Business Gazelle, Forbes Diamonds, award of the Minister of Economy and title of Ambassador of the Polish Economy 2016.
He has been actively involved in the ICT industry and environment for a dozen or so years. Author of many articles and commentaries in the daily press, specialist press and television. He was nominated for the title of “Personality of the IT” for his contribution to the IT industry.
Since 2012 Minister of Digitization, the BCC Economy Shadow Cabinet. Initiator and Chairperson of the Coalition for the Development of the Information Society (KRESI) - a platform for dialogue and the cooperation of the most important environments and organizations related to the communications and IT industry in order to accelerate the development of the information society in Poland. In 2015 awarded “Polish ICT - Man of the Year ” prize given annually by the Burda-Magazine / CRN. IGF MAG Member.
In the years 2015-2016 member of the Digitization Council at the Ministry for Digital Affairs. Since the end of 2015, Strategic Advisor to the Minister (Ministry of Digital Affairs), from May 2016 Plenipotentiary of Minister for International Affairs.
Since March 2017, Secretary of State / Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs, responsible for international affairs and The Government Plenipotentiary for Digital Single Market.
Member of Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) responsible for organizing the global Internet Governance Forum.
Hobby : diver (PADI DiveMaster) and sailor (YachtMaster). Married, two children.
Poland fully supports the multistakeholder model of Internet Governance, which in our opinion proved to be effective and led to the development of the Internet as we know it today. It is an important area of international activities of the Ministry of Digital Affairs mentioned in the Strategic European Action Priorities. We would like to see the widest, active and substantive involvement of our national stakeholders in this process – please feel invited to join us. We also have the ambition to discuss, in the context of this common debate, some broadly understood digital issues with particular emphasis on the so-called Digital Single Market and other priority areas indicated in Directions of Strategic Actions of the Minister of Digital Affairs in the field of computerization of public services.
Krzysztof Szubert, Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Affairs.