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Does the state plan to help the digital transformation of the industry?

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It does not make sense to convince Slovak companies of the importance of industry 4.0. Most of them clearly understand the opportunity they represent. At the same time, they understand what they are in danger of losing competition in this area.

Politicians or decision-makers do not need to be convinced of the need for digital transformation of Slovak industry. In recent years, the term Industry 4.0 has become part of their vocabulary.

However, they need to be asked how they will deal with the digital transformation of the economy in the context of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRF). There is cause for concern, as the National Integrated Reform Plan is unmanaged in this respect. RRF is a chance to remedy, but it must be preceded by a different view of the country's priorities and what tools the state should apply so that Slovakia can be modern and successful not only in marketing slogans, but also in terms of a prosperous and competitive economy.


Emil Fitoš

After studies and business, Emil Fitoš spent more than 20 years of his working life at Siemens and later at Atos. In 2014, he became CEO of Atos Slovakia and Czech Republic. Under his leadership, Atos was one of the leading companies on the market with a significant innovative contribution. On 21 June 2017, he was elected President of the IT Association of Slovakia and will defend the position in 2019, 2021 and 2023. He serves as an advisor to the Slovak Government and Deputy Chairman of the Slovak Government Council for the Digitization of the Public Sector and the Digital Single Market. He also influences the digitalisation of Slovakia through his involvement in the activities of the Digital Coalition and the Centre for Artificial Inte…
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