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The worldwide economy, business models, and the overall IT market are shifting under our feet.  Innovative technology can make the difference between survival and extinction in this time of dramatic change.  But that technology needs to be carefully selected and implemented and must be coupled with astute management practices. Only with this combination can enterprises build a solid foundation for future success. 
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73 CIOs
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Almost 60% of companies in the CEE region have not yet formed a digital transformation (DX) strategy, while the main goal for those that have is to improve automation and efficiency. Main drivers for DX initiatives in CEE companies include the adoption of new technologies used by partners and customers, the emergence of new business models, and — obviously — staying competitive in their market.
Following the huge success of the local editions of IDC CIO Summits across the CEE region, we're sure that you would not want to miss the chance to be part of the IDC CIO Summit 2018, taking place in Prague on April 26.

Below is a reminder of what happened throughout 2017!


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Key Topics

  • Becoming Digital, Not Just Appearing to Be
  • Data-Driven Business Models
  • The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker — or the CIO, CDO, and CMO
  • Building Your Winning Team
  • Attracting and Maintaining Talent — Tips and Tricks from the Battlefield
  • Understanding Customers’ and Stakeholders’ Real Needs
  • Prioritizing Use Cases
  • Innovation Management
  • Maintaining Infrastructure vs. Scalable Service-Oriented IT Support
  • The Real Implications of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • The Emerging Artificial Intelligence
  • Security at the Speed of the Business
  • Empowering Business Through IoT, Cognitive, AI, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Robotics, and 3D Printing

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Strategic Partner(s)

Dell EMC Intel

As a member of the Dell Technologies unique family of businesses, Dell EMC serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. Dell EMC enables our enterprise customers’ IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies.

Dell EMC brings together Dell’s and EMC’s respective strong capabilities and complementary portfolios, sales teams and R&D. We seek to become the technology industry’s most trusted advisor, providing capabilities spanning strategy development, consultative services and solution deployment and support to help our customers and partners drive the digital transformation of their businesses.

We work with organizations around the world, in every industry, in the public and private sectors, and of every size, from startups to the Fortune Global 500. Our customers include global money center banks and other leading financial services firms, manufacturers, healthcare and life sciences organizations, Internet service and telecommunications providers, airlines and transportation companies, educational institutions, and public sector agencies.

Intel makes possible the most amazing experiences of the future.

You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advance in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society.

Gapp System


VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers realize possibilities by accelerating their digital transformation journeys. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds, driving innovation with modern apps, creating exceptional experiences by empowering the digital workspace, and safeguarding customer trust by transforming security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

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I enjoyed the event and appreciated its organization, selection of speakers, and guests. The keynotes were topical, informative, and presented very openly without any vendor bias but as objective reports and references about the given product, solution, or project and its benefits, downsides, and risks. For me, the most valuable element was being part of an open, professional discussion platform where people shared experience, presented news and trends, identified dead-end tracks, and so on.
Marek Růžička, Chief Operations Officer, O2

It was my greatest pleasure to be part of such a well-managed event! I will be honored to continue as a member of the IDC CIO Forum Content Board. Thank you for the opportunity to spend a very productive day in such a high-level community of my peers.
Luboš Chládek, Member of the Board of Directors, ČEZ ICT Services

Honestly, I feared that the event will be mostly of an academic nature, but I was pleasantly surprised how practical and informative were the sessions I attended, and how honest the discussions among panelists were. Although most of the topics were covering primarily commercial entities, challenges discussed and the cases presented were very relevant for me as a public administration representative.
Petr Pavlinec, CIO, Krajský úřad, Kraj Vysočina

The IDC CIO Forum is an exclusive, high-level event that provides opportunities for CIOs to network with peers and discuss shared opportunities and challenges. C-level counterparts from a range of industries exchanged insights about their management experiences and offered practical guidance on how to overcome obstacles and implement change. The format of the event encouraged contacts and some friendships were created. The well-balanced program included real-life case studies and presentations from technology providers and seasoned experts on the latest industry advances.
Radek Hájek, Digital Officer, ČSOB


Czech National Bank, Senovážné nám. 866/30, Prague, Czech Republic

The site on which the Czech National Bank now stands was, after King Wenceslas I founded the Old Town in 1230, located outside the town walls, between the two main entrances to the town: “Havelská brána” (St. Gall´s Gate – now the site of Můstek metro station) and “Odraná brána” (St. Ambrose´s Gate – roughly where the Powder Tower stands today). Despite the location of a square with a hay market in this area, the locality retained its rustic, edge-of-town character, adjacent to the town walls.

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