Benedikt is the head of the Data Platform department. He is focused on creating a community around open data and connecting up users and owners of public data. Before he joined Operátor he managed the Ministry of Finance’s open data project, which won a number of awards for its contribution in the field of open data and transparency. Benedikt himself was then awarded the Křišťálová Lupa (Crystal Magnifier) prize for promoting open data. In the past he has also worked as an advisor in IT & management consultancy and market research. He studied theoretical economics with a focus on mathematics, statistics and econometrics at the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University in Prague.