Mr. Jaromír Novák was born on 12 December 1979 in Vysoké Mýto. He graduated from the Faculty of law, Masaryk University in Brno and the Faculty of Informatics and Management at the University of Hradec Králové.
In 2005, he acceded to the Department of Electronic Communications at the Ministry of Informatics and after the abolition of this Ministry he served at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, where he later held the position of Director of the Electronic Communications Department and subsequently Section Director of the Digital Economy.
He was responsible for postal services, information society services and agenda of the Electronic Communications Department. He actively participated – i. a.- in the negotiation of “The Telecoms Package” during the Czech Presidency of the EU Council in the 2009 and he was a member of the team for implementation of the new regulatory framework into the Czech national law.
In October 2012 he was appointed a Member of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office by the Government of the Czech Republic.
Effective 15 May 2013, Czech Telecommunication Office is pleased to announce that Mr. Jaromír Novák has been appointed by the Government of the Czech Republic as a Chairman of the Council.
He is interested in literature and modern technology.
Mr. Ondřej Malý was born on 13 July 1979 in Prague, where he has lived all his life. He studied journalism (Bc.) and International Territorial Studies, specialized in American Studies (Mgr.) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. He had a one-semester stay in the Renvall Institute at the University of Helsinki during his Master studies.
His work career has always been oriented at modern technologies – from 1997 he worked as a computer games reviewer for Score and then Level journals. From 1999 to 2001 he worked in the online daily iDNES, where he was responsible for the IT and science sections and contributed to the MF DNES technological supplement.
From 2001 to 2005 he also learned what it is like to produce the games themselves, which he did for the best-known Czech computer games producer – Brno company Illusion Softworks (today’s 2K Czech). He participated in the design and production of Circus Grande and Chameleon games and other projects.
From 2007 he worked as a technology, telecommunication and IT journalist for the economic editorial board in Lidové noviny. In the middle of 2010 he left LN for the economic editorial board in Hospodářské noviny, where he dealt with the same topics, i.e. mostly telecommunications and information technologies.
In March 2012 he was appointed a Member of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office by the Government of the Czech Republic for five years, i.e. until 2017.
In his free time he is fully devoted to his son.
Mr. Josef Bednář was born on 24th June 1956 in Křtiny. He studied at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Brno University of Technology. He took additional studies in the field of law at the Faculty of Law at Charles’ University in Prague and passed the state examination in English at the end of his studies at the Faculty of Education at Charles’ University. He took part in a study program at the US Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice in Washington.
Mr. Bednář spent a large part of his professional career at the Office for the Protection of Competition, which he joined in 1992, concentrating on issues of protecting competition, public procurement and state aid. He worked first as Department Director, later as 1st Deputy Minister and Vice-Chairman of the office responsible for enforcement laws on competition, and held the position of Chairman of the Appeal Committee of the Minister and Chairman of the office between 1994 and 1999. He participated in committees dealing with competition policy at the EC, OECD, ICN and ECN. He actively took part in harmonising Czech competition law with European law, in preparing the new Act on the Protection of Competition and implementing EU state aid provisions in the Czech legal system. In 1999 he was appointed Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition for a six-year term. Subsequently Mr. Bednář focused primarily on advisory and consultancy work in the sphere of public administration, competition law, public procurement and state aid in the Czech Republic and the EU. He has also worked in management positions in business, lectured on competition law at the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc and has delivered speeches at conferences and seminars in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Mr. Bednář is also the author and co-author of specialised publications, papers and articles in professional magazines focusing mainly on competition law, competition policy and public procurement.
In May 2014 he was appointed a Member of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office by the government of the Czech Republic for a term lasting until the year 2019.
Mr. Jan Duben was born on 12th March 1957 in Chotěboř. Studied construction and transport at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University. Passed his state examination in pedagogy, didactics and psychology during additional studies at the Engineering Studies Research Institute of the Czech Technical University.
He joined the Ministry of Industry and Trade as Head of the Electronic Communication and Postal Services Section in 2007. Has worked at the Ministry as Head of the Digital Economics and Consumer Protection Section since last year. Before that, he was Head of the Administrative Section of the Office of the Government.
Mr. Duben is a court-approved expert in the field of cybernetics and electronics, specialising in pricing and estimates associated with hardware and related software.
In September 2014 he was appointed a Member of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office by the Government of the Czech Republic until the year 2019.
Mr. Jiří Peterka was born on January 14, 1958 in Prague. He graduated in Electronic Computers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and in Computer Science from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University, Prague. Since completion of his studies he remained an active lecturer at the latter and specialises in computer networks and Internet technologies.
Until 1996 he worked as a senior consultant in computer networks and telecommunications at DCIT, Prague. Later, he became an independent expert and journalist, focusing on telecommunications, the Internet, e-Government, information society and technology in general.
He is also active in the area of electronic (digital) signatures, and in 2011 authored a book named „The Wonderful World of Electronic Signatures“.
His hobbies include writing about modern technologies. He is a fan of early Internet history and takes care of his Museum of the Czech Internet (at www.muzeuminternetu.cz). He is happily married and has two adult children.
In June 2015 he was appointed a Member of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office by the Government of the Czech Republic until the year 2020.