Rut BÍZKOVÁ Morning Session Chairperson, ISFOR, Institute for Society 4.0, former Minister of the Environment and Director Emeritus of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
In recent years, Rut Bízková has been engaged in the smart cities topics, management of research, development and innovation in public administration. In the long run, she has been focusing on new social trends, public administration strategies, not only in research and innovation, but also in the fields of economic policy, energy and environmental protection.
She is author of SMART Czech Republic concept, currently, she is the consultant in this topic. Rut Bízková is a member of the governmental Research, Development and Innovation Council, earlier she acted as a Director of the Central Bohemian Innovation Center. In 2012-2016, she worked as the Chairwoman of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, five years previously as the Deputy Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic, and also Minister of the Environment in 2010. Since 1999, for four years, she was the adviser of the Deputy Minister of Energy, Metallurgy and Construction at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. She started her professional career at the Nuclear Research Institute (Řež), and she was trained at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
Daneš BURKET President of the Czech Nuclear Society, Director of the R&D Dept., Centre of Research Řež
After graduating from the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in 1994, he worked at the Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant, where he held various positions up to the Head of the Reactor Physics Department. In 2007, he moved to ČEZ's headquarters, where he worked as the Director of the Technical Support Section and was responsible, among other things, for implementing life management programs at nuclear and conventional power plants and preparing documentation for extending the life of the Dukovany NPP. On 2016 he was appointed the Director of the Research and Development section at the Řež Research Center.
Daneš Burket received his Ph.D. in the field of nuclear engineering. He was a member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and of the Supervisory and Scientific Board of the Research and Testing Institute in Pilsen. He took part on work of the WANO Peer Review teams at TEPCO and the Fukushima Daiichi and Kashiwazaki Kariwa NPPs, and also at the Tianwan NPP in China. Since 2010 he has been the President of the Czech Nuclear Society.
Jiří HŮLKA Deputy Director for R&D, National Radiation Protection Institute
He received his M.Sc. in nuclear sciences and physical engineering in 1980 from the Czech Technical University in Prague. His whole professional carrier is connected within the National Radiation Protection Institute in Prague (NRPI) – he gradually engaged in monitoring of nuclear power plants, monitoring of high natural radioactivity in the buildings and coordinating the Radon Programme of the Czech Republic. Since the year 2000 he is responsible for research and development in the field of radiation protection. He focuses mainly on general issues of protection against ionizing radiation, modern methods of NPP monitoring and the impact of accidents on the environment, including impact of the Chernobyl accident. He is a member of Group of Experts referred to in Article 31 of the Euratom Treaty.
Jiří MAREK NE•RS 2020 Conference Chairman
Jiri is the consultant in the field of power industry and is the Partner & Head Executive of JMM Consulting, Ltd. – a company focused on advisory services and organization of professional activities. After graduating from the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Technical and Nuclear Physics, he worked in research; he has been working in the power industry field since 1974 (until 1996 in ČEZ). For the last more than twenty years, he was the advisor of the Minister of Industry and Trade, chairman and vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of ČEZ, a member of supervisory boards in several energy distribution companies and an advisor of Deputy Ministers of Finance. In these positions, he was dealing with the reorganization of state administration in power industry, the development of state energy policy, the establishment of the State Office for Nuclear Safety and with the preparation of the privatization of Czech power industry. He is occupied by publication activities, mainly in the field of nuclear power industry and has wide experience in organizing of international and specialized professional conferences and meetings. His positions are quoted on TV, radio and in economic periodicals. In 2014 Jiri was elected the President of the Association of Czech Nuclear Veterans.
Jozef MIŠÁK Vicepresident for Strategy, ÚJV Řež, a. s. (Nuclear Research Institute)
He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering. His more than 50 years of work in the field of nuclear power industry is focused on nuclear safety. During 1971 – 1977 he worked in Power Research Institute, from 1978 in NPP Research Institute (VUJE) including the post of the director of the institute. During 1993 – 1997 he was the first chairman of Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Slovak Republic. Between 1997 and 2004 he was with International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna as a head of safety development unit involved in the development and application of safety standards. At present he is the Vice-President for Strategy at the ÚJV Řež, a.s. and a key nuclear safety expert.in major national and international projects. He is a member of several international advisory bodies and regularly provides his expert services to the IAEA and European Commission.
Radek TRTÍLEK Director, Radioactive Waste & Decommissioning Division, ÚJV Řež, a. s. (Nuclear Research Institute)
He is graduated at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering in the field of nuclear engineering. He was working in Temelin Nuclear Power Plant for 13 years, as responsible for waste management (preparation of the operation, commissioning and licensing). Then he was working for the service and engineering company ALLDECO.CZ /AMEC NCR on the position member of the board and executive director for 10 years. Since 2010 he has been working in the UJV Rez company as a director of Radioactive Waste & Decommissioning Division.
In the field of low and intermediate radwaste management he is involved his whole professional carrier. Among the operational and licensing matters of radwaste management in the NPPs and institutions he is participating e.g. on the draft the national strategies of the RAW and SNF management in the Czech and Slovak Republics, participates in R&D issues of long-term safety of the deep repository or in analysis of RAW disposal from new nuclear units as well. He also took part on the 5 IAEA technical missions. He lectures on universities and is co-author teaching texts and articles.
Lukáš VONDROVIC Head of the RAW Repository Planning Department, Radioactive Waste Repository Authority
Got his Ph.D at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, in Structural Geology. He started his career as a researcher at the Czech Geological Survey, focusing on geological research of igneous and metamorphic terrains. After changing his position, he started to work on Radioactive Waste Repository Authority as the head of the geological group and as was responsible for the construction of the Underground Research Facility Bukov. His current position is the head of the RAW Repository Development Department. He is a member of the OECD / NEA and chair of the IGSC Crystalline Club. Professional experience 12 years in the of geology, 6 years in the field of preparation of a RAW repository.
Bohdan ZRONEK Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Nuclear Officer, ČEZ, a.s.
Bohdan Zronek studied electrical engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. After two years of training, he started working at the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant. He worked there in a number of positions—as a turbine operator, reactor operator, unit control room manager, reactor unit manager, and shift engineer. He became a chief process engineer in 2008 and Temelín operations manager two years later. In 2012 he was appointed as Chief Security Officer for all CEZ power plants and from January 1, 2015 he worked as the Director of the Temelín NPP. In half of the 2017 year he was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Nuclear Officer.
Jan ŽIŽKA analyst and media expert
Consultant and publicist, focuses on energy and economic topics. It also deals with the communication of these topics in relation to the professional and general public.
He is the editor-in-chief and editor of the journal Modern Economic Diplomacy, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and the Export.cz website. He collaborates with the economic daily E15 and the energy magazine All for Power. As a Senior Consultant at HATcom, in addition to communication in the field of energy and exports, he also focuses on research and development. He was also a consultant to the government's science, research and innovation section.
Since the 1990s, he has worked in a number of Czech media, dealing mainly with economics and foreign policy. In recent years, he has paid more attention to the energy sector - mainly economic, political and business contexts. He worked in foreign sections of the dailies Právo, Mladá fronta Dnes and Hospodářské noviny, for which, in the 1990s, he wrote, among other things, news from European Union summits. After temporarily leaving the media, he devoted himself to qualitative research as a project manager at AISA. He later became a reporter for the weekly Euro, where he subsequently also held the position of deputy editor-in-chief. He also held the same position after switching to the E15 daily and the Czech Position server. He was also the head of the economic section of Lidové noviny daily. He studied international relations in Moscow, and also studied foreign languages and economics. He completed a Reuters course in London focused on writing international news.;