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Discussion round table: Slovakia 2020

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Stakeholders discussion on digital development trends in the country and position of Slovakia during the EU Presidency, regarding the main digital EU initiatives; goals in digitalization towards 2020

Invited guests:

Pavel Bojňanský
Emil Fitoš (ATOS)
Milan Ftáčnik (Slovenská informatická spoločnosť)
Ľubor Illek (Slovensko.Digital)
Milan Ištván (Partnerships for Prosperity)
Rastislav Janota (NASES)
Štefan Kišš (Institute for Financial Policy)
Roman Konečný (National Security Authority)
Peter Kostolný (Government Office of the SR)
Mário Lelovský (ITAS)
Miloš Molnár (ideata Europe)


Pavel Bojňanský

Ministry of Finance SR
Born on 27 August 1970 in Bratislava. A graduate of the faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, study major: technical cybernetics. He took part in several expert stays in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and in Switzerland in the field of strategic and marketing management in telecommunications. He has extended, 12-year international experience in all fields of marketing management in the field of telecommunications in the Deutsche Telekom Group – in Spanish Deutsche Telekom Espana and YA.COM Internet Factory and in Slovak Telekom. He acted in the above companies as the Director for products and services, wholesale, marketing strategy, Director for marketing communication up to the Vice-Preside…
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Emil Fitoš

IT Association of Slovakia
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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Milan Ftáčnik

Slovak Information Society
Since r. 1980  until now he has been working as a university teacher at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava. He specializes in image processing and computer vision. He works at the Department of Applied Informatics, FMFI UK. From 1990 to 2002 he served as a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, in 1998-2002 as Minister of Education. In 2006-2010 he was the mayor of Bratislava-Petržalka and in 2010-2014 mayor of Bratislava. He was also a member of the municipal and regional councils. Since 2015 he has been the Chairman of the Slovak Information Society and a member of the Presidency of the Council of European Information Society. He is also a member of the Government Co…
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Ľubor Illek

Ľubor Illek is the founder of the civic association, where he also works. He has been involved in eGovernment area, primarily in data management, electronic signature, copyright, security, eGovernment projects evaluation. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Slovak Informatics Society. In 2009, he was one of the founding members of the Open Information Technology Society, in which he pursued the idea of openness in public policy making, especially in OpenData, open standards and the use of free software. He studied informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. He has been active in Gordias company where he focuses on information security. Since 2009, he has been teaching social aspects of…
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Milan Ištván

Partnerships for Prosperity
Milan Ištván studied journalism in Bratislava and Paris. In the years 1998 to 2002, he was the youngest member of the National Assembly of the Slovak Republic, dealing with topics such as Internet for schools, liberalization of the telecommunications market, and the law on electronic signatures. Since 2002, in the civil association Partnerships for Prosperity (PPP), he has been dedicated to supporting the informatization of society. He is a member of the Government Council of the Slovak Republic for the digitization of public administration and the single digital market and several working groups dedicated to eGovernment, Broadband and the implementation of EU funds in the digital field.
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Rastislav Janota

Rastislav Janota has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sector. During his professional career, he held several expert and top managerial positions in the field of ICT and cyber security both in the private sector and in public administration, both in Slovakia and in various countries abroad. Since September 1, 2023, he has been working as a special envoy of the NBU for cyber security at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., USA.
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Štefan Kišš

Advisor, Institute of Financial Policy
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Roman Konečný

National Security Authority
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Peter Kostolný

Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the SR
Peter Kostolný holds the position of Secretary General of the Service Office of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic from November 1, 2023.He is a graduate of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Žilina in Žilina. He expanded his professional education in the field of project management and quality management in public administration through several accredited educational courses.Between 2015 and 2020, he held the position of general director of the financial programs section at the Government Office of the Slovak Republic.He worked as a consultant and project manager in a consulting and consulting company, focusing mainly on consulting in drawing funds from EU funds.
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Mário Lelovský

He is not only the first vice-president of ITAS, but also the first vice-president of the Republican Union of Employers and the chairman of the Digital Coalition - the National Coalition for Digital Skills and Occupations of the Slovak Republic. In 1988, he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, majoring in cybernetics and control technology. Between 1991 and 2013, he led companies of the BaSys group, a distributor of premium consumer electronics in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Since 2000, he has been doing business in the field of control systems of intelligent (SMART) objects, and his company Media Control provides integrated design, complex implementation, and s…
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Miloš Molnár

ideata Europe
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