Program

The program of the conference is organized by the European Liberal Forum with the support of the Institute for Politics and Society

7th February 2019 “Towards a New Liberalism in the Digital Age”

08:15 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome speech
Andrej Babiš Prime Minister, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Tomáš Petříček Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Martina Dlabajová Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), ALDE/ ANO, Vice-president, ELF (Czech Republic)
Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board, Institute for Politics and Society (Czech Republic)
09:30 - 10:00 Keynotes
Věra Jourová Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, European Commission (Czech Republic)
Dita Charanzová Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), ALDE/ANO (Czech Republic)
10:00 - 10:20 Scene Setter
Roberto Viola Director General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, DG CONNECT, (European Commission)
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 12:10 Panel 1: Czech Republic as AI Heart of Europe
Věra Jourová Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, European Commission (Czech Republic)
Michal Pěchouček Professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Deputy head for research at Department of Computer Science (Czech Republic)
Petr Očko Deputy Minister for new technologies at Ministry of Industry and Trade (Czech Republic)
Moderator: Jan Klesla Columnist of journal Lidové noviny (Czech Republic)
12:10 - 13:10 Lunch
13:10 - 14:40 PANEL 2: Intelligent Mobility and Transportation
Dita Charanzová Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO),  ALDE/ANO (Czech Republic)
Dan Ťok Minister of Transport, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Bohdan Wojnar Škoda Auto Board Member for Human Resources Management (Czech Republic)
Moderator: Ivan Hodač Founder and President of the Aspen Institute Central Europe (Czech Republic)
14:40 - 16:10 PANEL 3: Future of Work
Martina Dlabajová Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), ALDE/ ANO, Vice-president, ELF (Czech Republic)
Taavi Rõivas Former Prime Minister, former Vice President, Estonian Parliament (Estonia)
Aleš Chmelař State Secretary for European Affairs (Czech Republic)
Nicolas Colin Co-Founder and director of “The Family” (United Kingdom)
Moderator: Milena Jabůrková Vice President, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
16:10 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:50 PANEL 4: AI regulation and ethics
Milan Zubíček Public Policy and Government Relations Manager at Google (Czech Republic)
Alžběta Krausová Researcher at the Institute for State and Law, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
Daniel Braun Cabinet of the European Commissioner - Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Justice (Czech Republic)
Moderator: Jan Klesla Columnist of journal Lidové noviny (Czech Republic)
17:50 - 18:00 The closing ceremony of the first day of the conference
Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board, Institute for Politics and Society (Czech Republic)
18:00 - 19:00 Networking with a glass of wine

8th February 2019 “Czech Republic becomes reality”

9:00 - 10:30 Business Breakfast: Czech Digital Government (for invited only)
Adam Vojtěch Minister of Health, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Vladimír Dzurilla Chief Digital Officer, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Jan Klesla Columnist of journal Lidové noviny (Czech Republic)
10:00 - 10:30 Registration
10:30 - 10:50 Welcome speech
Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board, Institute for Politics and Society (Czech Republic)
Marta Nováková Minister of Industry and Trade, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
10:50 - 11:20 Keynote speech
Margrethe Vestager European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (Denmark)
Aleš Michl Bank Board member, Czech National Bank (Czech Republic)
11:20 - 12:30 Panel 1: Czech Blockchain Republic
Alex Ivančo Head of International Law Unit, Ministry of Industry and Trade (Czech Republic)
Peteris Zilgalvise Head of Unit for Startups and Innovation in the Digital Single Market Directorate in DG CONNECT (Latvia)
Roberto Mancone Chief Operating Officer, We.trade Innovation DAC (Ireland)
Moderator: Maria Staszkiewicz Executive Director, Czech Fintech Association (Czech Republic)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:50 VIP Talk: Bohemia Internet and Data
Jaromír Novák Chairman of the Council, Czech Telecommunications Office (Czech Republic)
13:50 - 15:20 PANEL 3: Education for the digital age
Robert Plaga Minister of Education, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Pavel Kysilka Founder, 6D Academy, former Vice Governor of the Czech national bank (Czech Republic)
Annika Agélii Genlott Project manager at national action plan for the digitalization of school (Sweden)
Moderator: Martina Dlabajová Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), ALDE/ ANO, Vice-president, ELF (Czech Republic)
15:20 - 15:30 The closing ceremony of the first day of the conference
Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board, Institute for Politics and Society (Czech Republic)
15:30 - 16:30 Networking with a glass of wine