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.

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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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1st July 2021 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Erste Digital: Merger creates one of region’s largest IT services companies

Erste Group is merging its IT companies to create one of the largest IT services companies in Austria and the CEE region. s IT Solutions Austria and Erste Group IT International will be merged and operate as Erste Digital as of 1 July 2021. Over 2,000 employees from 49 nationalities will work for Erste Digital in ensuring that Erste Group’s customers continue to benefit from innovative digital solutions that help them handle their banking needs and build prosperity.
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18th June 2021 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Remote life: Automation, application reduction, and automatic tracking of KPIs can help improve your team’s work habits

Promptly sending employees to their home offices is how most organizations responded to the coronavirus crisis. This resulted in a change of the typical work model, leaving a room for its improvement. The scope of work itself has remained the same or similar, but the work environment, work habits, cooperation, and communication between colleagues have changed dramatically. So, how can managers reduce and prevent the potential negative effects of this change on employees? Conversely, how can they take advantage of the benefits of working from home and adaptive or hybrid workplaces? The answer is a better use of artificial intelligence and data.
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26th May 2021 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Accenture: Digital and Sustainability Investments Could Add Millions of Jobs to European Economy by 2030

More than three-quarters of companies plan to upskill/reskill up to 25% of their workforce in the next three years
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic