Krzysztof Szubert

Krzysztof Szubert

Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Technology and Global Affairs
23 October 2017 until 30 June 2020
Office Address:
The Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ

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. He was nominated for the title of “Personality of IT” for his contribution to the industry. Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

A Polish entrepreneur, he has held since 1998 the post of President of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer at CONNECT DISTRIBUTION, a company that specializes in value added distribution of specialist software within Central and Eastern Europe. From 2012, he served as 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 that seeks to foster dialogue and cooperation among 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, he was awarded “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.

From 2018, Strategic Advisor of National Research Institute NASK and Special Advisor (Digital Strategies) of FIPRA International Brussels.  Chairman of KSGA Ltd. - Board and Strategic Digital Advisory Services.