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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27th July 2020 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


Multi-industry letter responding to CJEU Schrems decision

Dear Secretary Ross: The undersigned associations represent thousands of U.S. companies of all sizes and from a broad range of industry sectors. Despite the many differences in the products and services we create and in the customers we serve, we are united by the need to transfer data across international borders.
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1st July 2020 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


Only 10% of Companies Have the Customer-Centric Supply Chains Required for Resilience, According to New Accenture Report

Majority of executives surveyed admit their business functions fail to collaborate on digital projects, dragging financial results down   Many companies do not realize the full value of investing in digital projects due to a lack of collaboration among their critical business functions, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study found that 75 percent of executives said their departments compete rather than collaborate on digitization, which raises cost and eats up expected revenues gains.
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23rd June 2020 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


Upskilling for the new normal

How the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the need for digital upskilling in Central and Eastern Europe’s public sector
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic