Karol Okoński

Karol Okoński

Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs

Responsibilities: Secretary of State at the Ministry of Digital Affairs since July 10th 2018, previously Undersecretary of State since June 20th 2016. He supervises the work of the Department of National Systems, Department of Development of Digital Services and the Cybersecurity Department. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Digital Committee of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the IT Architecture Council. Member of the Joint Committee of the Central and Local Government, where he is also Vice-Chair of the Information Society team. Chairing Steering Boards for a number of key governmental programmes, among others, e-ID, Central Registry of Vehicles and Drivers, National State Registries, eID NODE and Open Data. Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Ministry of Digital Affairs. Elected in 2018 to Management Board of European Cyber Security Organisation on behalf of Poland.

Biography: Graduate in Management and Economics at Gdańsk University of Technology (2001) with a master of science and engineer degree. Program and Project Manager holding executive positions in consulting services as well as banking, postal and public services. In 2001-2012 was involved in numerous IT projects on behalf of the international consulting company Accenture Sp. o.o. and subsequently worked as IT Director at Polish Post Office Digital Services and FM PBP Bank. Holder of the PMP, Prince 2 Practitioner and ITIL certificates as well as participant of numerous trainings regarding IT systems implementation and IT governance. Specialized in complex integration projects as well as in change management and development cycle processes.