The Digital Czech Republic international conference promotes social debate, discussion between politicians as well as the private sector on key issues of digital technology, the digital economy, and the digitization of the public sector with aims towards more efficient and user-friendly administration. There is a gap between the drive and enthusiasm towards digitization expressed by citizens, entrepreneurs and Czech companies compared to the more tempered attitude displayed by state institutions. The OECD and the European Union have criticized Czech state institutions for their lukewarm stance towards digitization. The aim of our conference is to identify the most serious problems related to digitization and to try to find answers to questions such as:
- What steps should be taken by the government, public administration as well as state and public institutions to become more efficient and more responsive to the needs of citizens?
- In which areas should the state intervene to enable and support the development of the digital economy?
- The development of the digital economy brings new challenges and threats. How can we prepare for these challenges and what is the best way to prevent new threats?