Valer Kot has more than 15 years of executive experience in the digital publishing industry. He worked as a director of digital publishing at one of the biggest publishing houses in Slovakia, where he developed a leading news portal (www.sme.sk). Later worked as a COO at Piano Media – a digital subscription company for the online publishing industry. Additionally, he was a founder of a joint industry committee for web advertising standards and independent traffic measurement in Slovakia (IAB Slovakia). Since 2013 he works for Media Development Investment Fund as a senior digital investment officer. He is based in Prague, the Czech Republic.