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Technological sovereignty

Technological sovereignty

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 From 14:00 to 16:45

online discussion

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Attendance upon invitation only.


Event moderated by: Jana Pattynová, Partner, PIERSTONE


AGENDA:

14:00 Welcome (English)

  • Violeta Luca, General Manager Czech Republic and Slovakia, Microsoft


14:05  Keynote speech (English)

Key considerations related to the technological sovereignty from transatlantic perspective

  • Jeremy Rolisson, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft


14:10  Panel discussion (English)

How to reconcile technological sovereignty with data-driven global digital economy?

Could technological and specifically digital sovereignty limit digital autonomy of end-users and businesses?

What exactly are the practical and policy implications of digital sovereignty strategies?

How do you assess some of the specific initiatives implemented to support EU’s digital sovereignty, such as Gaia-X?

What are the benefits and risks of these measures?

  • Garrett Workman, Senior Director, European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
  • Vladimír Šucha, Designated Head of the Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic


14:50  Opening remarks (Slovak)

Slovak approach to the technological sovereignty

  • Tomáš Jucha, Director General, Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic; Gaia-X Hub Slovakia, Member of Coordination body (public sector)


15:00  Panel discussion (Slovak)

What are the main lessons learnt so far? 

What are the expected benefits and risks of the implemented or considered measures?

How do these measures relate to broader interests of Slovakia, i.e. cybersecurity and national and public interest, but also Slovakia’s ambitions in digitalisation and support of digital economy.

  • Juraj Pankuch, Gaia-X Hub Slovakia, Member of Coordination body (public sector)
  • Tomáš Jucha, Director General, Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic; Gaia-X Hub Slovakia, Member of Coordination body (public sector)
  • Martina Le Gall Maláková, President, Industry Innovation Cluster Slovakia; Coordinator Gaia-X Hub Slovakia


15:40  Opening remarks (Slovak)

Technological sovereignty initiatives and impact on business 

  • Milena Jabůrková, Vice President, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic 


15:50  Panel discussion (Slovak)

How could such potential measures affect EU businesses?

Could such protectionist measures negatively impact also local businesses?

How do cloud providers respond to EU’s objectives related to digital sovereignty?

What could be the impact of strong technological sovereignty measures on the digital transformation and the competitiveness of EU’s and Slovak economy?

  • Marek Zeman, Head of Department IS Security, Tatrabanka, a.s.
  • Juraj Sabol, General Manager for Strategy, U. S. Steel Košice
  • Fridrich Matejík, Country Leader, IBM
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