11 November, 2014 – 16:00 to 17:30
Tatra Summit: Roundtable

Central Europe  |  Digital Agenda

Please, be kindly advised that this event is upon separate invitation only

The financial success of EU countries and regions highly depends on their capability how fast and how successful they can replace the vanishing traditional sources of growth with new ones. An effective strategy for growth should also be about scaling up opportunities in key areas, especially when it comes to the digital agenda. The success of digital economy is more than the story of selected startups and top innovators. The roundtable will concentrate on the V4 region’s capability to create its own digital agenda based on the analysis of the existing policies and current trends. In order to improve our competitiveness, Visegrad Group should be exploring ways to lead by example in effective e-government initiatives, public administration reforms, improved (digitalized) public services, state supported financial solutions, e-learning, as well as in the area of cross-border e-commerce. The discussion will try to evaluate the possible directions.


Welcome words by

  • Vazil Hudák, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Slovakia

Kick-off remarks by

  • Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, Director, Design Terminal, Hungary
  • Zuzana Nehajová, Director, Financial Strategy for Economic Growth, Ministry of Finance, Slovakia
  • Rastislav Kulich, Country Manager, Google, Slovakia

Chaired by

  • Dániel Bartha, Head of Central Europe Programme, Central European Policy Institute, Slovakia

Remarks by

  • Peter Balík, Senior State Counsellor, Ministry of Finance, Slovakia
  • Juraj Barta, Chief Economist, Slovenská sporiteľňa, Slovakia
  • Mária Danielčáková, V4 Cooperation Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia
  • Ivan Debnár, Founder, The Spot, Slovakia
  • Petra Dzurovčinová, Executive Manager, SAPIE, Slovakia
  • Peter Gažík, Public Policy and Business Innovation, Neulogy, Slovakia
  • Nicole Gregory, Central Europe Economic Policy Adviser, Hungary
  • Claus Hintermeier, Head of Nearshore, CAPCO, Switzerland
  • Petra Hochmannova, Director, Computer Emergency Response Team, Ministry of Finance, Slovakia
  • László Korányi, Vice-President, International & Domestic Affairs, Hungarian Innovation Office, Hungary
  • Luboš Matějka, Director, Investment project support development, Czech Invest, Czech Republic
  • Michal Meško, CEO, Martinus, Slovakia
  • Milan Nič, Director, Central European Policy Institute, Slovakia
  • Maria Staszkiewicz, Deputy Executive Director, Aspen Institute Prague, Czech Republic
  • Karla Wursterová, Executive Director, International Visegrad Fund, Slovakia