„Czech Republic´s Strategy for Competitiveness 2017: Digital Society“

When: September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: University of Economics, Prague, Rajská budova, RB 101


The Czech Republic’s Strategy for Competitiveness 2017: Digital Society

University of Economics, Prague, September 29, 2016

Opening Remarks

Josef Taušer, Dean, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague
Sarianna M. Lundan, University of Bremen, Germany, Member of Executive Board, Academy of International Business
Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

14:00 – 15:15
Digital Economy: Reality and Visions

Silja Baller, Economist, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum
How important is digitalization for competitiveness? Highlights from the GCR 2016

Yih-Jeou Wang, Head of the Director-General's Secretariat. Agency for Digitisation, Ministry of Finance, Denmark
What is the potential of digitalization?
What can we achieve what can we loose if we don’t keep the pace?

Tomáš Prouza, Coordinator for Digital agenda, Secretary of State for EU Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
How digital is Czech Republic so far?

15:30 -16:30
Digital Society: Are we ready to live in it? 

Jan Drahokoupil, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute
What are the trends and how is the digitalization changing the employment and the economy?

Martina F. Ferracane, Analyst, European Centre for International Political Economy, Brussels
Digital business and digital society. What are the links, benefits and risks?

Pavel Kysilka, Founder and Chair of Managing Board, 6DAcademy
Digital life according business

16:30 Closing Remarks

Josef Taušer, Dean, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague
Łukasz Puślecki, Chair, Academy of Business, AIB-CEE Chapter

17:00 Reception

The conference is organized under auspices of prime minister of the Czech Republic Mr. Bohuslav Sobotka



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