MEMBER OF THE BOARD and Operations Section Director

„We live in a world of information technologies with hundreds of variables. They are of course great help, but
on the other hand, they make us in some sense weaker. Every process that becomes automatic is forgotten
almost immediately. You first realise this when you stop using a gear stick in your car and then,
when you start using it again after some time, you need to remember how to change gears. A new automatic habit
like this for me is the Prague transport Lítačka card. The convenience of the connection between a mobile app and
Prague public transport is just overwhelming. The only features I am missing are ride rating, timeliness, and
reporting a problem. I am confident that moving information technology services into a municipal joint-stock
company will showcase the importance of actually owning this kind of knowledge. If we persist in our
efforts then the opportunities for management and flexible innovation will become
the greatest competitive advantage that Prague has to offer.“


Jan received his Master’s degree at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in the Systems Engineering in Construction and Investment Construction programme, which has for decades focused on creating large construction units such as power stations and dams, with the help of information technologies while at the same time highlighting the economic aspect.

Jan joined OICT as the Operations Section Director in 2019 and currently he is also a Member of the Board.

Jan started his career in 1993 but only became a full-time employee in 2002 when he joined Kaufland’s headquarters. There he worked on his Master’s thesis focused on outsourcing – a term which was not widely known at the time. After the final state examination in 2004, he went into the civil service. He worked as an official until 2019, never fully embracing the office-only way of doing things. You can find more about his particular experiences on his LinkedIn profile.

Jan Ladin speaks English (B2), German (B1), and Russian (A2).