Programming Scheme


Smart Business Festival: a festival event to promote the strategic and practical development of digital innovation

Prague, Hotel Olympik Artemis, October 23, 2019


Lecture Hall (moderated by Daniela Písařovicová, Czech Television)
8:00 – 8:30 Arrival and registration of participants
9:00 – 9:30  Opening ceremony of Smart Business Festival CZ
Doc. Ing. Karel Havlíček, MBA, CSc., Deputy Prime Minister for Economy and Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Max Lemke, DG CONNECT, European Commission

9:30 – 10:00 Introductory debate of the opening speakers on the topic of Digital Challenges for the Czech Republic
10:00 – 11:15 Block I: Investments into the Future
·        EU funds after 2020·        Cascade funding·        Non-financial incentives to develop digital innovations·        Promoting investments into digital transformation

Dr. Petr Očko, Deputy Minister for Technology Section 4.0, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic: Program Digital Europe, New RIS3 Strategy and State Support to Digitalisation

Mayte Carracedo, FundingBox: 4MS Initiative and other good practices examples of financing digital innovations in Europe

Dr. Tomáš Karásek, IT4Innovations: Support within the CloudiFacturing project – the way to greater competitiveness of European companies

Martin Babuška and Dr. Marek Bureš, West Bohemian University in Pilsen: Smart_WATCH and Smart Factory Hub Projects as participation of WBU on mapping of digital transformation of Czech SMEs

Tereza Šamanová, Central European Platform for Digital Innovation CEEInno: Current achievements of CEEInno Platform for Digital Development of Czech Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

11:15 – 12:15 Lunch break
Expositions` Section
12:15 – 12:45 Introductory Keynote Speech on the Impacts of Digitization in Communication
  Prof. Peter Staněk, Economist and Forecaster of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the SR: Information as Capital or Risk of the Future?
12:45 – 13:45 Block II: Security of the Digital Environment
•            Cyber ​​security of digital solutions as a conditio sine qua non•            Reliable digital devices•            Dangers of the virtual world•            Enhancing digital solutions security•            Energy sustainability of digital operations

Erika Lindauerová, Director General, HP Inc. Central Europe: Safety and Security of Digital Devices versus Behaviour of its Users

Miloš Mastník, Director of Business Development, CRA: Reliable IoT ecosystem and its advantages

Roland Sommer, Managing Director, Platform Industrie 4.0 Österreich: Cybersecurity manual for SMEs and recommendations of I4.0 Platform ​​

Dr. Martin Rehák, Bulletproof AI: Artificial Intelligence Tools to Support Motion in the Digital Environment

13:35 – 14:45 Block III: Trust in the Digital Age
•            Blockchain as a technology that boosts trust in international business transactions•            Legal certainty in the digital world•            New reinsurance institutes for operations in the digital environment

Jiří Holoubek, President of the Electric and Electronical Association of the Czech Republic: Blockchain as a Technology for Ensuring More Trust in Business Transactions

Dr. Richard Gürlich, Gürlich & Co Law Office: Legal Guarantees for Digital Contracts

Dr. Daniel Štefl, Executive Director of Space Systems Czech: Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Dr. Michal Matějka, PRK Partners Law Office: Smart Contracts and Blockchain in Logistics

14:45 – 16:00 Digital Innovation Hubs – an effective tool to support both smart business and smart regional governance
•            Presentation of the activities of Czech Digital Innovation Hubs – Digital Innovation Centers•            Offering services to share technology, infrastructure and services for the digital transformation of SMEs and small organizations•            Regional and sectoral focus of individual fungi•            Grant projects, commercial and pro bono activities•            Cross-border and foreign cooperation

Mayte Carracedo, DIHNET.EU (European project to build capacities and cross-border cooperation of Digital Innovation Hubs)

Tomáš Pitner, Cybersecurity Innovation Hub (Brno)

Tereza Šamanová, Hub for Digital Innovation (H4DI) (Prague)

Petr Achs, Innovation Centre of Ústecký Region (Ústí nad Labem)

Tomáš Karásek, IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center VŠB-TUO (Ostrava)

František Mlčák, South Bohemian Digital Innovation Hub (České Budějovice)

Alena Nessmithová, National Center of Industry 4.0 at ČIIRK ČVUT (Prague)

Prof. Josef Basl, Pilsen Digital Innovation Hub (Pilsen)

Ondřej Zezulák, Technology Center Hradec Králové – Digital Innovation Hub (Hradec Králové)

Lenka Kučerová, Research Center for Informatics CTU and (Prague)

16:00 Closure of the Conference Part of the Festival
16:00 – 17:30 Closed meeting of CEEInno Platform members


15:00 – 17:00 B2B Section
  Organised series of B2B meetings


Exhibitions Hall
8:30 – 17:00 Expositions and advisory points of Czech Digital Innovation Hubs – Centres for Digital InnovationExpositions of companies and institutions – manufacturers of smart products, smart service providers and organizations to support digital innovation


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