The Digitization of Czechia with Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš and National Digital Advisor of Estonia Marten Kaevats

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American Chamber of Commerce
in the Czech Republic


21.07.2022, 11:00 - 21.07.2022, 14:00


BB Centrum, Microsoft, Vyskočilova 1561/4a 140 0 Prague  Show on map



moving from strategy to reality.


every government and every company wants to digitize. and needs to. what will matter to prosperity and competitiveness is how they digitize. can Czechia create the private and public cooperation needed to turn digitization into innovation?


Opening words

Violeta Luca, General Manager, Microsoft Czech Republic and Slovakia




Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš
the government's digital priorities

Government Priorities and Action Plan. Digitization Priorities during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.
How business can support the digitization of government and society.
How government can support the digitization of business.


Chief Digital Advisor of Estonia Marten Kaevats
how Estonia moved from principles to projects

How Estonia turned the goal of government as a competitive advantage and then used projects to turn it into a reality.

Discussion: Deputy Prime Minister for Digitization Ivan Bartoš, National Advisor of Estonia Marten Kaevats, and Michal Stachník, General Manager Czech and Slovak Republic, Cisco.



panel presentations
what projects can drive digitization forward

key building blocks that can be achieved in the next three years

Violeta Luca, Country Manager Czech Republic and Slovakia. Enabling digital economy through skilling, automation, and low code no code.

Juraj Šedivý, Chief Executive Officer, CETIN. Creating the high speed networks for digitization. 

Nina Beebe, Senior Advisor - International Regulatory Affairs, Project Kuiper at Amazon. Closing the connectivity gaps with satellite broadband - Project Kuiper.

Pavel Sovička, Managing Director, Panattoni Czech Republic and Slovakia. Permitting innovative land development.

Munir Nanji, Central Europe Cluster Head and Citi Country Officer for Czech Republic. City Builder by Citi - linking private capital with public growth.

Petr Polák, Country Manager, Visa. Using transaction data to increase revenue per tourist.

Richard Stonavský, Director Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone. 5G Cities.

Comments & Discussion.



how should the digital economy
be regulated?

Why common regulatory environment encourages innovation.
Yohann Bénard, Public Policy Director, EU Digital at Amazon. 

How Czech companies benefit from common regulatory standards.
Ondřej Krajíček, Chief Technology Officer, Y Soft Corporation.

A Checklist for the Transatlantic Innovation Alliance.
 Alžběta Krausová, Expert in AI Law, Czech Academy of Sciences. 
Tomáš Ščerba, Local Partner, White & Case.


Working language of the conference is English.


July 21, 2022, 1100-1400
Microsoft Conference Center
Vyskocilova 1561/4a 140 0 Prague 


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