Michal has more than 10 years of experience working in state administration and the non-governmental sector.
Currently, Michal's mission within SAPIE is to implement and develop projects with a focus on promoting innovative and digital policies and strategies, building an innovative ecosystem and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in the implementation of digital and innovative solutions. Among other things, Michal is responsible for the implementation of the HOPERO project, which is the European center for digital innovations. Through its services, HOPERO helps small and medium-sized enterprises and public institutions implement digital solutions, especially with the use of artificial intelligence tools.
In the past, Michal worked at the Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic, where he was responsible for the creation and implementation of strategies and policies in the field of digitization and innovation, including the Digital Transformation Strategy of Slovakia 2030 and subsequent Digital Transformation Action Plans. At the same time, he participated in setting reform and investment priorities in the area of digitization for the national Recovery and Resilience Plan and the Slovakia Program. He regularly represented Slovakia in working groups focusing on the digital and innovation agenda within the European Union and the OECD.
Michal also worked for the GLOBSEC think-tank, where he was responsible for the management of strategic projects, including the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum, one of the largest global conferences focused on geopolitics, security, the European agenda and the economy.
Discussion of invited guests:
Jana Bieliková, PEDAL Consulting
Michal Číž, MIRRI
Peter Kulich, Slovensko.Digital
Jaroslav Lexa, Public Procurement Office
Tomas Matraia, The AdWisers
Vladimír Oros, Tatratender
The challenge.gov.sk platform represents a unique project in the Slovak public administration environment, which uses elements of crowdsourcing. It is a place where the demand and supply of innovative solutions to old and new problems meet. It enables public administration and self-government institutions to find solutions to current challenges in the form of competitions and hackathons, while really anyone can participate. The aim of the project is to look for fast, efficient and modern solutions to the problems facing public administration today, while we do not want to create administrative obstacles, but on the contrary, encourage participation. Unlike regular procurement, solutions already developed are valued, and therefore not the best offer for future delivery. The requester will thus receive a proposal for solving a specific problem in a relatively short time and with minimal risk. It is this procedure that allows for maximum openness for virtually everyone and imposes only minimal administrative restrictions.