assoc. prof. Judit Sági, Ph.D.

Budapest Business School, Hungary

Associate professor at Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences in Hungary, in the fields of private wealth planning, and project finance; with a teaching scope of Finance and Banking, Corporate Finance, Wealth and Tax Planning, and Management Accounting courses, mostly in English, in B.A and M.A levels. Leader of the Financial Services specialisation. Contributing member and leader of international academic projects. Visiting professor, with track record in several European universities, mainly for full courses in Banking and Finance. Auditor and consultant with project management background.

Dr. Lucia Morales

Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Lucía is an academic that has worked at different Higher Education Institutions in Ireland, the UK and Spain gaining and in depth understanding of the main challenges faced by Third Level Institutions in the fields of Economics, Finance, Education and Online Education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Lucía has made significant research contributions published in International Journals in the field of Economics, Finance and Education with more than 40 peer reviewed publications and more than 150 papers presented and International Research Conferences. Lucía has developed modules at master and doctoral level and contributed to the design and development of programmes and authored course material at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Engagement with Virtual environments and traditional learning and teaching. Lucía has supervised doctoral thesis with outstanding outcomes (successful supervised thesis –  PhD (2) and DBA (2) thesis.  Currently Lucía is supervising a team of 6 PhD and 7 DBA students at TU Dublin and University of Liverpool respectively. Areas of expertise International Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Time Series, Asian Studies, Emerging Markets, Economic and Financial Crises, Financial Markets Integration, Economic and Financial Contagion, Energy Economics and Commodity Markets, Economic Development, International Capital Markets, Education, Distance Learning, Critical Thinking and Self-regulated Learning. The outlined areas are just a general guideline

Ing. Petr Novák


Petr Novák has been working for the company Koyo Bearings Czech Republic, s.r.o., since 2001. For the first three years, he held the position of Finance Manager, afterwards he took the positions of Logistics Manager, Production Manager and  became the Plant Manager in 2008. In 2014, he became the President of the company. In 2019, he joined the General Management of the Global Acceleration Team at JTEKT headquarters in Nagoya, Japan. In 2020 Petr took position as Director Corporate Planning at JTEKT European Operations headquarters in Lyon, France. Petr Novák is also a member of the Board of Directors of Czech Republic Automotive Association (AutoSAP), a Board member of Olomouc Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Olomouc region committee for education and innovations. Currently, he lectures at Palacký University Olomouc. He graduated from university in Pennsylvania with two degrees in International Business and Finance, after which he earned his  Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management at DePaul University in Chicago. He is married and has three children. In his free time, he travels and is active in sports – in the past it was competitive swimming and now it is long distance running.

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assoc. prof. Jarmila Zimmermannová

Moravian business college olomouc

Jarmila Zimmermannová is the rector of Moravian Business College Olomouc (MVSO) and an expert guarantor at the Department of Economics at the same institution. From 2003 to 2009, she held various positions at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (MoE), most recently as the Deputy Director of the Department of Sustainable Energy and Transport, and the Head of the Department of Environmental Tax Reform and Transport. She represented the MoE in the OECD working group — Joint Meetings of Tax and Environment Experts. In terms of her professional activities, she focuses primarily on the issue of financial and economic tools for environmental protection, above all on ex-ante and ex-post analyses of economic tools for air and climate protection, such as environmental taxes and tradable emission allowances. She is the author of a number of scientific and professional articles as well as the Ekologické zdanění a modelování jeho dopadů (Environmental Taxation and Modelling its Impacts) monograph. Within the ERASMUS programme, she has lectured at foreign universities in Hungary (Budapest Business School), Germany (Hochshule Nordhausen, Duale Hochshule Villingen Schwenningen, Ruhr Universität Bochum) and Slovenia (University of Maribor).

Ing. Martina Tauberová

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

After graduating in 2000, she obtained international parliamentary internship in the German Bundestag and a scholarship from the University of Humboldt in Berlin. In 2001, she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, where she worked on different diplomatic positions until 2019. Between 2002 and 2006, she served as political officer at the Czech Embassy in Washington. In 2006, she returned to the MFA and acted as Deputy Director for Southeastern and Eastern Europe until 2008. Between 2010 and 2014, she was special assistant to the 1st Deputy Foreign Minister, where she focused on European and transatlantic agenda. Between 2014 and 2019 she worked as a Head of the Economic and trade section at the Czech Embassy in Vienna. After returning in summer 2019, she joined the Ministry of Industry and Trade and since November 1, 2019 has been appointed Deputy Minister for EU affairs and Foreign Trade.

Dr. Ron Sabar, MD

Founder & Chief Medical Officer at Sabar HealthIsrael

Dr. Ron Sabar founded Sabar Health, a Hospital at Home service, which provides care for approximately 1000 patients in several distinct home-hospital wards: Internal, Rehabilitation, Hospice and Psychiatry. All services are covered by national health insurance. His approach is reflected in a 2014 TedMed Talk „The right to die healed, if not cured.“ Dr. Sabar holds an MD from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a specialist in Family and Palliative Medicine.

assoc. prof. Lucie Sedmihradska

Prague University of Economics and Business

Lucie Sedmihradská is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Finance, University of Economics in Prague. She teaches public finance and local government financial management courses. Her research focuses on budgeting and budget transparency at both central and local government levels, local government finance and inter-municipal cooperation. She participated in numerous domestic and international research projects in these areas as both the primary researcher and a research team member. She has been the primary researcher in the Czech part of the Open Budget Survey since 2005. She has published approximately two dozen journal articles and book chapters and a monograph on municipal budgetary process. She is actively involved in civic activities and frequently lectures on local government budgets for both the civil society and political parties. She serves as the local government council member since 2016

assoc. prof. Barbora Bühnová

Vice-dean for industrial relations, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk university

After receiving my PhD in computer science at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, in 2008, and spending the following year as a postdoc researcher at University of Karlsruhe and Research Center for Information Technology (FZI) in Karlsruhe, Germany, and later at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, I now work as an associate professor at Masaryk University, Brno. Next to my academic activities, I am a Co-Founding and Governing Board member of Czechitas, a non-profit organisation aiming at making IT skills more accessible to youth and women of any age. Besides, I am a member of multiple initiatives engaging more women in tech (e.g. Informatics Europe working group Women in Informatics Research and Education (WIRE), EU COST Action: European Network for Gender Balance in Informatics), devoted speaker and author of multiple research studies on the topic.

Linda Štucbartová, DES, MBA


Linda Štucbartová, DES, MBA, is an entrepreneur and the founder of the Czech-Israeli Women Accelerator project. In 2018 and 2019, she organized business missions to Israel for women. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Czech-Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce and she also heads the Research, Development and Innovations section. Moreover, she is a member of the Board for the Commercialisation at Charles University and an evaluator at the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. She has been supporting women and interconnecting academia and business for more than 10 years now. In 2018, she launched her own company—Diversio. Her latest hobby concerns Empowered Self-Defense. Currently, she works as an HR consultant, coach, mentor as well as the Director of the mentoring section at Business & Professional Women CR. She has been occupied with human resources and education for more than 10 years. In the past, she was employed at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and, for instance, at ŠKODA AUTO.

Dr. Nicolai Moos

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Nicolai Moos holds his PhD from the Geomatics Group, Geography Department, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany. He teaches GIS and Geovisualisation for bachelor students of various departments as well as object-based classification and processing with Google Earth Engine for master students. His main research is focused on the field of Socio-Geomatics and environmental justice. In the spationomy project he is responsible for all topics around GIS.