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Safeguarding the Digital Future: Cyber Security & Data Protection


03. 10. 2017

AmCham always strives to address the most current issues that have impact on the majority of its 330+ member companies and the Slovak as well as regional business environment. The future of Digital Economy in Slovakia and Europe will be significantly influenced by recent and current regulatory developments especially in Data Protection and Cyber Security. Join us for the event to find out more about what will it mean for businesses. The conference aims to address mainly the following topics:

Final Agenda

8:30 - 9:00   Registration

9:00 – 9:10   Opening of the Conference

  • Jake Slegers, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic

9:10 – 11:00   Part I – Cyber security
9:10 – 9:30     Keynote Speech

  • Jaroslav Šmíd, Director of National Cyber Security Centre, Czech Republic

9:30 – 9:45    Live hacking experience – How to make sure your company is protected

  • Tomáš Voľný, Citadelo

9:45 – 11:00   Panel discussion I:

  • Jaroslav Šmíd, Director of National Cyber Security Centre, Czech Republic
  • Rastislav JanotaChairman of the Cyber Security Committee of the Security Council of the Slovak Republic, Slovakia
  • Ján Adamovský, Chief Security Officer, Slovenská sporiteľňa
  • Pavol Adamec, ISACA board member, Risk Consulting Executive Director, KPMG (Moderator)

The panelists will discuss the following areas:

  • Regional trends – comparing Czech and Slovak governments´ approach to cybersecurity – key takeaways and lessons learnt
  • Regulatory framework – how is Slovakia progressing on the new Slovak Law on Cybersecurity
  • Business approach to cybersecurity – how to behave responsibly and plan strategically

11:00 – 11:20    Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:40     Part II - Data Protection discussion panel

  • Milena Jaburková, Vice President for Digital Economy, Confederation of Industry, Czech Republic
  • Tomáš Mičo, Senior Data Protection and Licensing Lawyer, ESET
  • Representative of the Data Protection Office, Slovak Republic (TBC)
  • Tatiana Prokopová, AmCham Board Member, Managing Partner Squire Patton Boggs (Moderator)

The panelists will discuss the following areas:

  • GDPR and its implementation in member states – comparison of Czech and Slovak approaches
  • Slovak Data Protection Act and GDPR – how do they complement and what does it mean for companies
  • D-day May 25, 2018 – what do companies in Slovakia need to do to be ready?

12:45 – Refreshments & Networking


Slovak/English (simultaneous translation will be provided).

Free for members and invited guests, non-members: 150Є (incl. VAT)

Please register by October 2, 2017.



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Oct 03, 2017  


From 09:00 until 12:45  


Crowne Plaza, Hodžovo námestie 2

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