In this episode, we will invite these interesting guests to the stage:
Sara Polak studied archeology and cognitive evolutionary anthropology at the University of Oxford. She worked for startups in London and Los Angeles for seven years then returned to the Czech Republic. Thanks to her multidisciplinarity, she helps technological and innovative projects and is a promoter of AI. She leads the czech.global project that aims to connect the Czech Republic to the world. She is the co-founder of Startup Disrupt, which helps the Czech startup community. She also works with prg.ai to connect academical, commerce, government, and the broad public within AI.
Over five years working in digital politics, Sara has been involved in approximately 40 campaigns for various sides of the political spectrum, including both sides of Brexit, several US presidential campaigns, and riots in various European countries. Her focus is on Neuron soundware company, which specializes in predictive maintenance and revolutionizes production by using audio signals to detect whether machines are breaking.
Ondřej Šteffl is the director of Scio. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and is a candidate of sciences in sociology. In 1990 he founded the first private school in the Czech Republic - PORG. In 1995, he founded Scio. He significantly participates in the admission procedure to universities and secondary schools and generally deals with testing the educational results of schools and individuals. In recent years, he has emphasized the importance of education that takes place outside of mainstream schooling (so-called parallel education).
The evaluation of Scio's results is used in the admission procedure by more than 60 faculties of public universities in the Czech Republic in Slovakia and elsewhere. With the motto Change is a permanent state for us, Scio opened the first ScioSchool in Prague in Chodov in 2015 - a primary school looking for the best ways to prepare children for an entire life in the middle of the 21st century. Since September 2018, there have been ten Scio Schools throughout the country, one of them is a secondary school.
The Česká spořitelna Foundation supports education, which is why they are partners in this episode of the Operitiv. Thank you.
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