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

1st February 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Brno Czech Republic Key Representatives Round Table

ModusLink, as a key player in national socio economic development in the Southern Moravian area, initiated open discussion with leading business and economic representatives of South Moravia and Brno with a focus on main two topics - the availability of workforce and the technical solutions regarding sustainable future growth. 
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8th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Taylor Wessing survey shows people greatly undervalue data protection in their homes

The law firm Taylor Wessing has conducted research related to the Internet of Things, regarding smart home appliances and electronics connected online. In carrying out the research, the law firm wanted to find out whether people are aware of the possibility for the misuse of and unauthorised access thereto, which can result in invasions of privacy, for example, via the monitoring of conversations at home or via a webcam. Of the total number of respondents, nearly 44% said that they were aware of the issue and had basic or even detailed information about it. Almost 34%, however, said that whilst they knew something about it, they had no information as to how to prevent such misuse and unauthorised access. Nearly 23% knew nothing about the problem.
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5th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

IEEE's J. C. Havens: "AI" to "EI" - Moving from fear to flourishing in the age of the algorithm

'Humans and machines will only work well together if we prioritize human well-being in the form of triple bottom line economics (planet, people and profit) moving forward', says John C. Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. 
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1st December 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017: Centrality of ICT services in the Czech Republic has been increasing

Quantitative skills, ICT skills, numeracy and STEM skolls as well as self-organisation and management and communication skills seem to be especially important in digital-intensive industries, OECD's Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 says and shows, among others, digital intensity across sectors and job gains and losses in various industries.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic