Digital Czech Republic 2021

VI. International Conference held on 12 and 13 May


Institute for politics and society

The conference is under the patronage of

Ministry of Finance of the Czech RepublicMinistry of Industry and TradeMinistry of Health of the Czech RepublicMinistry of Education, Youth and Sports

About the conference

The ongoing digital revolution in the economy and society represents a huge opportunity for Europe and especially for the small and medium-sized EU member states. The breakthrough technology transforms the structure of the economy and opens opportunities for the emergence and growth of new businesses in all areas of the economy. At the same time, we are facing new and fundamental challenges in the area of politics, regulation and the whole of society. We cannot face such things ourselves, but only as a common Europe.



Selected lectures from the conference programme Digital Czech Republic 2021




Karel Havlíček – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade, Minister of Transport, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Taťána le Moigne – Director of the Czech, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovak branches of Google (Czech Republic)

Jiří Hlavenka – Entrepreneur and investor in the field of information technology, Councillor of the South Moravian Region for Science, Research, Innovation and IT (Czech Republic)

Vojtěch Petráček Rector, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)


Helena Horská – Chief Economist, Raiffeisenbank (Czech Republic)




Dita Charanzová – Vice-President and Member of Parliament, European Parliament, Renew Europe (Czech Republic)

Jiří Prokeš – Vice-President, Office for Personal Data Protection (Czech Republic)

Tomáš Mikolov – Scientist, CIIRC Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Ondřej Ferdus – Director, Department of Digital Economy and Technology, Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Hendrik Bourgeois – Head of Government Affairs for Europe and Russia, Apple (Belgium)


Petr Očko – Deputy Minister for Digitisation and Innovation, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)




Šárka Prát – Member of the Board of Directors, European Liberal Forum (Czech Republic)




Robert Plaga – Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Mariya Gabriel - Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission (Bulgaria)

Věra Jourová – Vice-President, European Commission (Czech Republic)




Martin Zeman – Digital Commissioner, Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Petr Smejkal – Physician and Chief Epidemiologist, IKEM Institute (Czech Republic)

Daniel Klimeš Head of Data Centre, Institute of Health Information and Statistics (Czech Republic)

Vladimíra Těšitelová – Deputy Director for Legislation, Institute of Health Information and Statistics (Czech Republic)

Julia Margarete Puaschunder – Postdoctoral Fellow, Interuniversity Consortium of New York (USA)

Florian Marcus – Digital Transformation Advisor, e-Estonia Information Centre (Estonia)


Tomáš Doležal – Director, Institute for Health Economics (Czech Republic)

Conference record

Videos from the conference's online broadcast Digital Czech Republic 2020