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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7th February 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Smarter immigration, greater innovation

Innovation relies on human knowledge, skills and creativity to develop new technology and utilize to benefit human society. Humans with that knowledge, or those skills, and that creativity are a precious and scarce commodity, and, therefore, in high demand in those economies that generate the most innovation.
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27th January 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

How much help is a castle in a digital world?

This week, in the offices of White & Case LLP, AmCham CZ joined a group of experts, including Tomáš Ščerba, Kateřina Anna Magnna, AmCham Board member Michal Stachník of Cisco, Tomáš Budník of Thein Security, and Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová to assess how companies and the state are reacting to increased cyber threats, and what trends, both market and regulatory, are coming their way.
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9th January 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

How governments can transform services securely in the cloud

Public sector organizations around the world share a common concern: how can they make sure their digital transformation maintains data security? The question comes up often when I meet with government leaders around the world in my role as a government transformation digital advisor at Amazon Web Services (AWS). These leaders are often surprised to hear that security can be a digital transformation enabler—even an accelerator—once they demonstrate that modern technology can be safer than legacy IT.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic