Ivan Bartoš is the chairman of Pirátská strana and its leader in the 2017 elections.
He comes from Jablonec nad Nisou. Ivan graduated in the United States of America and then at U Balvan grammar school in Jablonec nad Nisou. He graduated from the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. In 2005, he received PhDr. in Information Science, and continued his studies as an internal PhD student specializing in database models, database systems, and Internet information services. He actively collaborated with libraries, especially with the National Library and the State Technical Library in Prague, on standardization projects in search and sharing of information. Simultaneously, he was engaged in the non-profit sector. Before finishing his studies, he worked for one semester at the Computer Science Faculty of the University of New Orleans.