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IDC CIO Summit 2019 Logo Prague

Prague, April 25, 2019

Czech National Bank


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Welcome Coffee


Summit Opening

Dana Vaníčková, Country Director, Czech & Slovak Republic, IDC


IDC Keynote: Next Chapter of DX

Marc Dowd
Principal, Client Advisory, IDC EMEA

Everything You’ve Learned Is Wrong

(Why what you did in the past won’t work now, and what to do instead)

An average corporate CIO or board member was educated in the 1980s. What was taught then does not apply to the world we are living in now. This is true of business innovation as well as IT. Many of the strategies and plans we were taught to adopt in the past are completely wrong nowadays. If we do what we have done before we will not survive let alone thrive. Even so, it takes a lot of effort for this generation to change our natural reactions and outlook.

For example, in the past when resources were scarce and expensive, we were taught to minimize costs/resources and do everything right first time as there is only one shot. Nowadays, it’s fundamentally different, especially with ICT, computing power and its cost. We are in the era of IT abundance, and it allows shifting towards lean, startup, and agile approach, multiplying possibilities to almost infinity.

Transformative models like agile empower people and organizations to move quickly in a dynamic environment, but they also have new requirements, and impact on processes, customer interactions, skills and culture.

In the era of IT abundance and constant change, the question is no longer WHEN or HOW, the question business leaders need to be asking is WHAT we do.



CEO Panel: Next Chapter of Digital Transformation: Reinventing Your Business

Jan Juchelka
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Komerční banka
David Feltl
Director, General University Hospital in Prague
Petr Novák
Managing Director, Koyo Bearings ČR
Ondřej Krátký
Co-Founder, Liftago
Daniel Hrnčíř
Plant Leader & POA/MOA Accountable Manager, GE Aviation
Jan Siroky
Regional Vice President, CEE, Austria & Israel Region, CEMA Consulting, IDC

Digital Optimization

Jan Antoš
Executive Director – Brand & Strategic Innovations, Trask solutions

We are standing at the verge of a jump improvement of our knowledge of how organizations really work. Digital product hype is at the peak and we need to refocus on effectiveness. Most of the business still rests on traditional processes. Creating a digital twin of the organization offers unprecedented opportunities for optimization and real-time analysis. It enables discovery of ineffectiveness, modelling of the impact of process changes and identification of issues an order of magnitude faster than in the past. In reality, the way your organization works is different from what you see in data warehouse reports or process documentation and what is the board’s impression. A variety of tools is at your disposal: Data Science, Automatic Process Discovery, Advanced Analytics, Data Lake, and Realtime Data Platforms. The result will surprise you, your DWH team and your controlling alike.


The changing role of CFOs in the digital transformation

Jakub Šedý
CFO, Notino

Data activation - last mile in digital transformation

Pavel Doležal
Managing Director, Keboola

Companies have data science departments, the amount of data that is externalized is ever growing and should be easily accessible, internal data is now consolidated in Hadoop or other large lakes. Everybody has access reports, but still it doesn’t work well together and the key benefits of digital transformation still seem to be faraway.

What is missing is the automation of whole DevOpps process for analytics, collaboration across different systems and user and the methodology that connects world of IT and business.



Some fundamental questions of digital transformation

Vladimír Matouš
CIO, Raiffeisen Bank

The presentation highlights certain questions that every organization considering a major transformation should ask and, most importantly, answer them honestly. What is the purpose of the transformation? What is the desired status? What risks are associated with the transformation? Answers to these and other questions may seem obvious and debates over them superfluous. However, neglecting them may cause serious troubles in the transformation process.


Session Summary - New Chapter of DX

Jan Siroky
Regional Vice President, CEE, Austria & Israel Region, CEMA Consulting, IDC

Coffee Break & 1-2-1 Meetings


Parallel Tracks (Parallel Sessions)

Break-out I. Business: Race to Innovate

12:15 - 12:30

Delivering to the Universe

Václav Kobera
Director of Intelligent Transport Systems, Space Activities and R&D and Innovation, Ministry of Transport
Michal Menšík
CEO & Founder, DoDo
12:30 - 12:45

Trask & UniCredit Bank: Digital Distribution Platform Being Born

Eva Juhásová
Head of Multichannel Sales, UniCredit Bank
12:45 - 13:00

DX outside in

Petr Mýtina
SVP & Managing Director, Ness Digital Engineering
13:00 - 13:15

Are our Partnership models fit-for-„a Digital Future“?

Saurabh Gupta
Chief Information Officer, Vodafone Czech Republic
13:15 - 13:30

Radical simplification is the key to digitalization

Margus Simson
Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Member of the Board, Komerční banka
13:30 - 13:45

Innovation Requires a Fundamental Change in Thinking About Security

Lubomír Galatík
HPE Aruba Business Unit Manager CZ&SK, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Break-out II. Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale: Transformed IT Operations

12:15 - 12:30

Innovation approaches by ČEZ and Sazka

Kateřina Vodičková
Head of Digital Hub, ČEZ
Jiří Kubašta
12:30 - 12:45

What is the corporation's nervous system when AI is supposed to be her brain?

Jan Romportl
Chief Data Scientist, O2 Czech Republic
12:45 - 13:00

IT Operations in Challenging Times

Goetz Ulrich
Head of IT Services, ŠKODA AUTO
13:00 - 13:45

Master DX Chef + jury of End Users

Vlastimil Chramosta
Country Manager Czech Republic, Slovakia & Baltics, Veritas
Piotr Pobereźny
Senior Security Solution Architect, QUALYS
Stewart Oldroyd
Head of Sales CEE (CZ/SK/HU), UiPath

Break-out III. The Future of Work: Bridging the Digital Talent Gap

12:15 - 12:30

Jungle Full of Tribes

Petra Smetáková
HR Innovation, Reporting and Services Manager, Komerční banka
Radek Hájek
HR Director, ČSOB
Ivo Půda
Head of People and Organization Development, Česká spořitelna
Jan Alexa
Research Manager, Insights and Vertical Markets
12:30 - 12:45

Restored Talents in Nestlé

Pavel Moravec
Head of IT/IS and HR, Nestlé CZSK
12:45 - 13:00

Digitalization in DHL supply chain: How to land innovation in a change-resistant corporate environment – barriers, challenges and solutions…

Pavel Vanoušek
VP IT and Service Management EMEA, DHL
13:00 - 13:15

Delegate tasks to a robot and improve effectiveness of your business. The key lies in process automation.

Viktoria Bracjunová
Business and New Technologies Products Development Manager, Soitron
13:15 - 13:30

Multinational agile projects – opportunities and challenges?

Petr Žabža
Head of Retail investment products, ING Bank Česká republika
13:30 - 13:45

Of Technology and Men

Iveta Babulenková
Country Sales Manager CZ/SK, Red Hat, Redhat
David Pěknic
Research & Development Director, Fortuna
Jiří Charousek
IT Operations & INFRA director, Česká spořitelna

Lunch and 1-2-1 Meetings


Roundtables with CIO Ambassador, IDC analyst and technology partner

  • Digital Optimisation
  • DX Inside Out
  • Achieving Cyber Resilience
  • Scaling for Growth
  • What Are the Biggest Achievements RPA Brings to Your Organization?
  • Data Activation - The Last Mile in Digital Transformation
  • Digital KPIs
  • Complex approach to Cybersecurity: How Do You Assure Security Across IT and OT
  • RPA and the Path to AI


What's in it for me?

Martin Hollý
Director, Bohnice Mental Hospital
Lucie Jindrák Skřivánková
Linda Hurdová
Director, Nadání a dovednosti
Jan Punčochář
Czech Chef
Eva Samková
Czech Snowboarder

Event Closing


Lucie Padourkova

Senior Conference Specialist

+420 736 608 563

Petra Krizova

Sales Manager, Czech Republic and Slovakia

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