- All the main representatives of information society, digitization and eGovernment from the V4 countries at one place.
- ITAPA 2017 Congress will be opened by Peter Pellegrini, Deputy Prime Minister for Investment and Informatization
- Together with him three other representatives of the Visegrad region digital public administration will present at the congress – Krzysztof Szubert from Poland, Ondřej Malý from Czech Republic and Ákos Péter Mernyei from Hungary.
- At the congress you will meet other top representatives – from public and private sector
- Autumn ITAPA Congress takes place November 14 – 15, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bratislava
Bratislava, November 8, 2017 – A historic moment. For the first time all top representatives of information society, digitization and eGovernment from V4 region will together step out before journalists and expert public. The aim of eGovernment is to provide citizens with seamless execution of regular tasks without leaving their home. Lately, Slovak informatization and digitization made significant steps forward. Some bureaus might even get fines if they ask citizen for documents they are able to retrieve by themselves. Will this be enough? And what comes next?
This year ITAPA 2017 will be extraordinary. The opening keynote speech from PETER PELLEGRINI will cover essential facts about digitization of Slovak public administration and findings from the action plan for transparent drawdown of EU funds. During the initial discussion at 8:30 AM our Deputy Minister will sit behind one table with his counterparts from Visegrad 4 countries. On Tuesday, November 14 we will have a unique chance to compare which country made it farthest in digitization.
From Poland, Secretary of the State KRZYSZTOF SZUBERT, who is also the Deputy Minister for Information Society and governmental plenipotentiary for single digital market. KRZYSZTOF SZUBERT will present findings of his own study proving that V4 countries have indeed a chance to increase growth when they will more intensely use data. In the light of these findings he opts for closer V4 collaboration in digitization.
The coordinator of digital agenda from the Governmental Office of the Czech Republic, ONDŘEJ MALÝ agrees with this opinion stating that neither the Czech Republic, nor any other state, can be a digital island and proceed in digitization on their own. He fully supports the collaboration on Visegrad region level as well as on Europe-wide level.
These top speakers will complement the representative of Hungary, ÁKOS PÉTER MERNYEI Deputy Secretary of State for European Union and International Relations. In his presentation he will primarily cover the urgency to coordinate Ministries in informatization and he will also outline how the V4 can collaborate more intensely to better achieve mutual interests. It is true that even though Central Europe has made some significant steps, it is still only at the beginning of its digitization journey. There are still things to improve, whether it is the infrastructure, usage of electronic services by citizens and entrepreneurs or data security.
How to achieve higher efficiency and what are the options of tools for management improvement in Slovak eGovernment – this is what experts will vividly discuss in the panel Effective Public Administration Tuesday afternoon, November 14 and Wednesday afternoon, November 15 in the panel Cloud in State Institutions.
„If we want better services for citizens and entrepreneurs, public administration itself must work more effectively, similarly to private sector. Governmental cloud – shared service provision – is a great tool for that. If used correctly. It is therefore the strategic priority of the Slovak Government“, says RICHARD HOLLÝ, prominent governmental cloud expert. He claims that portfolio of electronic services users is enormous, quality and security expectations are high. In his presentation he will introduce the plan of governmental cloud for next 6 months as well the risks that can be identified today and proposal how to solve them.
It is an IT community tradition to meet at ITAPA and to discuss the course of digitization in Slovakia and abroad. Public administration efficiency, evaluation of informatization development and strategic direction of eGovernment will be the topics of the Annual Round Table on Wednesday, November 15 concluding the two day ITAPA Congress. A vibrant discussion is expected. The first lady of Slovak informatization MARTINA SLABEJOVA, who upon request of Peter Pellegrini switched to public administration from her top manager role in global SW company, will face off against ĽUBOR ILLEK from Slovensko. Digital platform; other panelists are Emil Fitoš (President of TAS), Martin Sůra (ATOS IT Solutions and Services), Peter Ágh (President of Chiefs of Local Municipality Offices of Slovak Republic), ZDENKO BÖHMER (DXC Technology), ADELA ZÁBRAŽNÁ (SAPIE), MILAN IŠTVÁN (Partnerstvá pre prosperitu) and PAVOL FRIČ (Ditec). There will be no shortage of interesting discussions.
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About ITAPA: ITAPA events (Information Technologies and Public Administration) has brought for 15 years new impulses and inspirations for Slovak eGovernment and has become the top congress-discussion platform for not just the IT community. ITAPA events with the auspices of top representatives of state consist of various prestigious events. Most important are the Spring ITAPA conference with focus on local or European topics and the Autumn two-day international congress. Its focus is promotion of latest eGovernment trends and digital society solutions from all over the world and it is the most important event of its kind. The objective of ITAPA is to create an independent platform, where key representatives of state and private sector can discuss and present inspirational ideas and projects of information society. Every year it is attended by dozens of renowned speakers from Slovakia and around the world, with hundreds of guests and relevant media.
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The ITAPA congress has been supported by the Visegrad fund.