Institute for Politics and Society in cooperation with Česká spořitelna, Friedrich Naumann Foundation and partners held an international conference Digitální Česko (Digital Czech Republic) on February 29th, 2016.
The conference opened the dialogue between the Czech state administration and the private sector in key points of the digital economy. The approach of public institutions in this sphere is often criticized in the Czech Republic and even in the European Union it has been considered a weak point.
The aim of the conference was to identify the main disputed points and possible solutions of concrete issues:
- Which issues should public institutions pay attention to in order to improve their own activity and efficacy to society´s benefit?
- Where is the intervetion of public control neccessary and needed for further development of the digital economy?
- And on the contrary, where does public control create useless obstacles?
The main speakers of the conference were Anna Piperal (e-government, Estonia), Pavel Kysilka (former executive governor of the Czech National Bank and managing director of Česká spořitelna, Czech Republic), Dita Charanzová (member of the European Parliament, Czech Republic) and Jaromír Novák (chairman of the Czech Telecommunication Office, Czech Republic).
The conference was divided into panels consisting of:
- Digital banking and financial technologies
- Education 4.0
- Cybernetic Security
- Smart Cities
Download: Brochure with program (pdf)