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05. 06. 2017
in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia.  

 

 


The conference has already six years of success of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia and four years of interesting discussions between business leaders, Slovak Government and European Commission.

The Slovak business community – together with political leaders, representatives of public institutions and academia as well as experts from the European Commission – will address two key questions:

  • What skills are critical to make Slovakia competitive on the European and global stages?
  • How can we resolve the current shortage of skilled labor in Slovakia?

We will also address the following questions:

  • How can we match the requirements of Industry 4.0 with the education system in Slovak reality?
  • What actions does the Slovak government plan to adopt to increase digital literacy?
  • How will the necessary digital skills be implemented in the educational process?
  • How can the public and private sectors work together to improve the necessary digital skills to keep Slovakia competitive?
  • Which success stories from EU  member states can be transformed into Slovak reality?


Tentative Agenda
13:00 – 13:10  Opening of the Conference

  • Todd Bradshaw, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
  • Dušan Chrenek, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia

13:10 – 13:30 Keynote Speech

  • Peter Pellegrini, Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization of the Slovak Republic & Digital Champion of Slovakia

13:30 – 15:00 Part 1 - Skills for global, European and Slovak competitiveness
What kind of skills are critical in order to succeed on the European and global stage? How to match the requirements of Industry 4.0 with the education system in the Slovak reality? How do we ensure the efficient supply chain of skilled labor to support the economic growth in Slovakia and Europe as such?


Short opening address

  • Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, European Commission (video message)

Panelists:

  • Ivan Štefanec, Member of the European Parliament, e-Skills for Jobs Ambassador
  • Olga Nachtmannová, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
  • Branislav Ondruš, Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak republic
  • Stephen Caulfield, Vice President DELL EMC Global Services
  • Peter Kováč, Director, Bratislava Business Center, ADIENT Slovakia
  • Alina Vicovan, General Manager, Philip Morris Slovakia
  • Stanislav Molnár, Member of AmCham Board Directors & Country Director, Oracle Slovakia (Moderator)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break & Networking


15:30 – 17:00 Part 2 – How to inspire and build the next generation of digital skills
What actions does the Slovak government plan to adopt to increase digital literacy? How will be the necessary digital skills implemented in the educational process? Which success stories from EU member states can be transformed into the Slovak reality? How can the public and private sector successfully cooperate on driving the agenda?

Panelists:

  • Martina Slabejová, Director General, Informatization Management Department, Office of Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization of the Slovak Republic
  • Robert Redhammer, Rector, Slovak University of Technology
  • Mário Lelovský, President of the IT Association of Slovakia
  • Peter Kučera, High school teacher of Informatics, author of the book “Creating with Python (Using Graphics)” for high school students
  • Harry van Dorenmalen, Vice-Chair IBM Europe, board member Nederland ICT
  • František Baranec, Country Manager, Cisco Slovensko
  • František Jakab, Chair, AmCham Committee on Business-Academic Cooperation (Moderator)


17:00 – Closing remarks


17:05 – Networking & Glass of Wine

 
 

Documents

Connection magazine report   Format: .pdf, size: 0.64MB Download  
EUC2017_sponsorship_opportunities   Format: .pdf, size: 0.36MB Download  
 

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Date

Jun 05, 2017  

Time

From 13:00 until 17:00  

Venue

Crowne Plaza, Hodžovo námestie 2, Bratislava
 

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