Anna Záhorčáková has been with DITEC since 2010, for the last four years as Sales Director. Her role is to develop the company's business and marketing activities. She has been working in the field of information technology since 1986, after completing her studies in the field of Automated Management Systems at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, she started to work as an analyst-programmer. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the joint-stock company D. Trust Certification Authority dealing with the provision of accredited certification services (issuing of qualified certificates and timestamps). Business cases that pushed her forward in both career and human terms include the Financial Administration Portal and the Central Window (Single Window). She is interested in the positioning of women in the world in general which also involves helping girls and young women interested in studying or pursuing an IT career.
DISCUSSION: Why do we need a functioning and competitive digital state? | Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA 2021: Ako sa stať najlepším?Discussions about leadership in any field lose their meaning if the functioning of the state, by its very nature, places obstacles and does not create an environment for the fulfillment of these ambitions. What does it mean in practice if we want Slovakia to be a world leader in something? In its current state, will the public sector support or hamper such efforts? Let us look at this through the eyes of those whose activities and business are significantly affected by the efficiency of state operation, rapid administration, availability of skilled labor and other areas, and answer the question of how the state and its digitization should go further, if Slovakia is really to play a leading role in something.
Speakers: Veronika Remišová (Deputy Prime Minister of investments, regional development and informatization of the Slovak Republic), Ronald Blaško (AmCham), Radoslav Danilák (Tachyum), Mário Lelovský (Republican Union of Employers), Anna Záhorčáková (DITEC)
Not only in Slovakia, we are facing an acute shortage of skilled people who would be able to fill thousands of offered positions in IT. Still, headhunters can't attract enough women. There are nine male colleagues per lady in our sector, and the situation at universities is similar. There are several reasons. Prejudices and stereotypes, but also differences in the mentality of men and women. Why do women think they have to work for four to gain recognition in the male world? Is the excessive demands of women on themselves the reason why so few of us help to improve (not only) Slovak IT? What can we, as a society, do to prevent this opportunity from being missed?
Discussion of invited guests:
Mária Bieliková, Kempelenov inštitút
Marcela Havrilová, Microsoft Slovakia
Tomáš Jucha, MIRRI
Ivan Láska, Trexima
Mário Lelovský, ITAS
Anna Záhorčáková, DITEC