Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

9th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

R. Urbánek, GM Microsoft CZ&SK: "The purpose of artificial intelligence is to multiply the natural abilities of people."

When Henry Ford said: "For most purposes, a man with a machine is better than a man without a machine," he certainly did not know how his words would resonate even 100 years later at the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Rudolf Urbánek, General Manager for Czech Republic and Slovakia at Microsoft, in his blog.
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16th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Many people have learned to use new services. This is good news for tech companies, says Libor Čížek from Citi Commercial Bank

Thanks to automated solutions, the usual banker skills of years past are no longer enough. Communication with clients is more technical and project-managed by various implementation teams focusing on the development of services for digital economy companies, from e-commerce to software to fintech. “Cooperation therefore requires involvement of IT people on both sides,” says Libor Čížek from Citi Commercial Bank, where he leads a section focused on services for digital companies. He adds that “as for other trends, it is mainly about shifting the bank’s corporate customer experience closer to the retail banking customer’s experience, despite the higher complexity of services in the corporate world.” Another key aspect is the digitisation process, which has been accelerated by the ongoing pandemic.
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19th November 2020 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Q3 2020: Growing interest in mobile data – support for the Czech economy – Gigabit society

Also, in the third quarter of 2020 the pandemic situation affected life and the state of the economy in the Czech Republic. In the second quarter, T-Mobile focused on measures to start the economy. In the summer months operator came up with a unique campaign to revive tourism industry in the Czech Republic. Despite the uncertain economic situation caused by the pandemic, T-Mobile achieved an improvement in key financial indicators in the third quarter compared to the second quarter of this year. The largest domestic mobile operator continued to successfully pursue its strategic goals, especially the liberalization of Internet and the building of a gigabit society. In the area of ​​CSR, T-Mobile distributed almost two million crowns to projects aimed at combating loneliness and social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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12th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Most Czech companies use cloud and others go to cloud

Almost half of companies use server applications in the environment of an Internet browser for e-mails and documents The support for applications for e-mail, documents and teamwork in the cloud is considered ideal Four fifths of companies do not insist on the physical location of their data in the Czech Republic
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic