INNOVATOR FOUNDER AUTHOR
Tomáš Studeník (*1976) is a radical innovator and urban hacker. Tomas helps global companies such as ŠKODA AUTO, Novartis or ABB awake their innovative potential and seek new opportunities in the post-digital era. He holds MBA from the University of Liverpool and MSc in Innovation from HEC in Paris. He completed management courses at INSEAD in France and the University of Cambridge in the UK. He is the CEO of management consultancy Insane Business Ideas as well as the creative director of Confidence Digital. Tomas also cooperates with government organizations such as Czechinvest or the European Space Agency.
In addition to organizing FuckUp Nights in Prague and other major cities in the Czech Republic, Tomáš organizes CEE Hacks innovative marathons, where hackers and students from around the world solve problems in transport, energy, healthcare and social innovations.
In the past, Tomáš has launched several unsuccessful startups, including the Life after Life (Život po životě). In 2017 he co-founded the Church Ecclesia Risorum and, as expected, everyone had a great laugh.
In Autumn 2018, Tomáš published with Jan Melvil publishing house the Great Book of Fuckups, where he had collected over forty failure stories from Czech business, culture and life in general. Tomáš was nominated for Esquireman 2019 award.
Tomas is the author of THEaiTRE project to celebrate 100 years of the word “robot”. For the first time in history, artificial intelligence wrote a full-blown theatre play. It was premiereded in Švanda Theatre in Prague on 26 February 2021.
Together with the Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Management of University of Hradec Králové prof. Josef Hynek, Tomas teaches one semester course in Science of Failure.
Computerworld Magazine named Tomas TOP IT Personality of 2020. In 2022, Tomas has launched Caelestinus – a Central European healthtech incubator and is working on a new artistic man-machine collaboration project PLaiPRAGUE.
The Big Book of Fuckups
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Collected stories of failure of famous Czechs in business, culture and life in general.
How did billionaire Karel Janeček lose his money? Why did Ondra Kobza’s French restaurant project fail? If you don’t screw up, you won’t win. How to cope witch failure? Learn from forty three real-life lessons of Czech entrepreneurs, directors, investors, creators, artists, athletes and adventurers.
THEaiTRE: A theatre play written entirely by machines (Techxplore.com)
When hackers do good (Nova.cz)
We Fight Failures Most of our Life (Český rozhlas)
What they said about me
The world is changing fast, the business environment even faster. Digital technologies are creating new and disruptive business models. Building flexible ecosystems with innovative partners has become crucial for business success. More and more key decision makers are digital natives. Tomas is the perfect partner to connect with this new exciting world and become part of it.
Tomáš helped ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab organize three innovative events of global importance. His creativity, business orientation and perseverance attract hundreds best digital innovators. Tomáš is respected by the community of information and communication technology experts, hackers and developers from the region of Central and Eastern Europe and not only because of the events he organizes. He is also a great speaker at business functions and conferences.