Last year, when Estonia's former digital advisor Marten Kaevats joined our Digitization of Czechia session, he suggested to Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš that any minister of digitization should change his title to minister for getting stuff done. What Marten meant is that digitizing a country's public sector is an accumulation of projects, a sort of stacking of stone blocks that ultimately construct the pyramid.
Deputy Minister of Health Václav Pláteník has the task of integrating health and social services for an aging population. That mean knitting together the work and agendas of at least two ministries, multiple agencies, and the regional care networks. If he is successful in this task, the improvement in the quality of care could be exponential. And the efficiencies created in one of the largest line items in the public budget may far outweigh the public finance reform now being debated in the media.
Elections for the AmCham board of directors will take place by electronic ballot until 5 pm, May 30th. All members in good standing can vote for up to 8 candidates. Corporates have five ballots, and can either choose to cast five different ballots, or check the box on the ballot that authorizes one ballot to count for all five ballots.
Tourism is a form of inverted export. Export sends products abroad so foreigners will spend money on them and create Czech national wealth. Tourism encourages foreigners to come here to spend their money and raise Czech national wealth. Tourism policy should focus on increasing the amount each visitor to Czechia spends.
Being a top innovative economy means the various parts of society involved in innovative activities need to have a high enough level of trust that they can work together on investments with a greater risk of failure than those of an assembly line economy. Building that trust means understanding the incentives- what motivates and rewards people and entities for acting- of all players in innovation, and trying to align those incentives toward a common goal.
A table full of business leaders from across a wide swath of the economy supped on the delicious, zero waste spring feast prepared by David Rejhon, the chef of The Artisan in the Prague Marriott Hotel. Are we preparing our teams for the disruptive effect of technologies? was one of the key questions.