2017 Forum programme

Marek Havrda
 Marek Havrda

Founder, Strategy Advisor, Good AI


Marek Havrda is the founder and CEO of Neopas. He is an economist and sociologist by training (Charles University, Warwick Business School, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University). Marek is on a long-term personal leave from the European Commission, where he contributed to the Impact Assessment of new legislation and to the use of behavioural economics for policy formulation. Previously, he worked in think-tanks and private sector (with multinational innovation leaders in telecom and material industries). After returning to the Czech Republic in 2012, he has been working on various behavioural science inspired projects, in particular neopas.com, a start-up connecting behavioural sciences and information technology. Since 2016 he has been supporting GoodAI, a privateR&D company focusing on development of Artificial General Intelligence and AI applications.  He has also served as Advisorto the Czech Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education, and as a member of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Board he advises the Czech Government on potential impacts of draft legislation.