IDC CIO Forum 2017

For many years, IDC has been bringing together top CIOs and other decision-makers in the region to share their perspectives, under the guidance of IDC analysts, industry leaders, and inspiring thinkers and speakers. The variety of formats allow you to learn, share, and inspire others. Join us to discuss the most pressing business and technology issues.

175 Minutes of Networking
73 CIOs
37 Speakers & Panelist

Slightly more than one-half of the organizations represented at the IDC CIO Forum in Prague on April 27, 2017 have already embarked on formal digital transformation (DX) efforts. We face increased Spending on DX-related technologies such as big data and analytics, private cloud technologies, and mobile applications is increasing across the board.

A huge thank you to everyone who was part of the IDC CIO Forum Prague 2017 story event, where we experienced an intense day of storytelling and networking together. We strongly believe that the executive community shaped on April 27 will evolve into a valued dialogue platform for future digital trends and challenges.

Enjoy and digest the summary of proceedings that we have prepared for you.

Key Agenda Topics

  • Digital Transformation - The Global and Local View
  • Local DX Best Practices
  • Extended IT: Technology Driven Processes, Products, Business Models
  • DX Leadership: The Changing Role of the CIO
  • CxO-CIO Dialog: Business Transformation and IT Innovation
  • Enterprise Architecture at The Matching Point of Business and Technology
  • Enterprise Data as the New Fuel of Competitiveness


Forum Partner(s)


IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. For more than 100 years, IBM has been embedded in the evolution of business, society, and the technologies that power it—along with the communities we operate in— enabling clients to transform themselves, era after era. Today, IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company with one purpose: to be essential to our clients and to the world. Since 1936, IBM has been investing in South East Europe - a geographical area covering more than 10 countries, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. Through its network of business partners, IBM's advanced technologies and know-how support the most important economic processes and industries in the region, such as banking, public sector, telecommunications, manufacturing to name just a few. In Romania, IBM has just marked 27 years of presence on the local market and ever since, the company had been working with governments, universities and different institutions to support country's’ national agendas, improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth and many more.

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Platinum Partner(s)

Dell EMC

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.

Gold Partner(s)


HP is a global company that creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. With a broad technology portfolio spanning imaging and printing, personal systems, servers, storage, software, networking, services, and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for the most complex challenges facing customers in every region of the world.

Red Hat

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at


CA Technologies

CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business—from apparel to energy—is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, at CA we create software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at the center of their IT strategy, organizations can leverage the technology that changes the way we live—from the data center to the mobile device. Our software and solutions help our customers thrive in the new application economy by delivering the means to deploy monitor and secure their applications and infrastructure.

Silver Partner(s)




Windows Pro



Radek Hájek

Radek Hájek

Digital and Innovations at ČSOB
Jiří Caudr

Jiří Caudr

International Marketing Director at Zoot
Barbora Lubojacká

Barbora Lubojacká

CIO at Advanced World Transport
Pavel Kuhn

Pavel Kuhn

Chief R&D Officer, Home Credit ČR a SR
Bradford A. Bleier

Bradford A. Bleier

Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché at Embassy of the United States of America, FBI
Rastislav Ďurica

Rastislav Ďurica

VP Central & Eastern Europe / MD Slovakia, BiZZdesign

IDC CIO Forum 2017 Prague

For many years, IDC has been bringing together top CIOs and other decision-makers in the region to share their perspectives, under the guidance of IDC analysts, industry leaders, and inspiring thinkers and speakers. The variety of formats allow you to learn, share, and inspire others. Join us to discuss the most pressing business and technology issues.

We Make You Part of This Trend

Mobility, Big Data, cloud, and social technologies have changed every aspect of the way customers are interacting, relating to their brands, and expecting their digital and physical lives to interact seamlessly as one. The focus on customer experience has already started disrupting traditional business models, and, with the advent of the next IoT generation, this disruption will continue to impact retailers, manufacturers, banking, healthcare, and government services.


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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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