People

Miroslav Palat (judge & mentor) joined Johnson&Johnson Medical as a Economic Outcomes Specialist to become Director, Clinical and Economic Outcomes Central Europe in 2000. Responsibilities periodically included market access, line management, process management and strategic planning. 2005 – 2008 he developed and implemented EMEA-wide the concept of Strategic Affairs, an integration of the health economic, medical, government and communication functions. Since 2008 he serves as the president of CzechMed – a trade association of the medical devices industry. He represents it’s positions towards the government and payers of health care. Herein he ccordinates with similar groups in the EU via the European health technology association MedTechEurope.


David Kadleček, PhD. (mentor) earned a degree in artificial intelligence. Before joining IBM, he worked for startup companies in Czech republic and in Sillicon Valley. He has about 20 years of experience in designing and implementing IT systems. Nowadays, David is inteupreneur at IBM building innovative agile teams that are developing solutions in financial sector, health, manufacturing and smart cities. These teams or rather labs have startup mentality, connect business with technology and university research, and leverage unique synergy between IoT and machine learning.

Jan Pulkrábek (mentor) I am person who loves puzzle solving – I can solve Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes, I love to play chess and all kinds of games. This passion drives me both in my personal and professional life. I am taking each new project, problem or obstacle with this attitude and I am trying to figure out the best solution from all angles and based on criteria which I am given. Now I am Head of Product Dáme jídlo.