IDC Summit Harnessing The Forces of Change
To Reshape The Enterprise

Digital Event | September 23, 2020


The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated change. For IT and digital transformation projects, what would have taken months has taken weeks or even days. Some enterprises passed end-of-year digital milestones in May.

Slovak CIOs are now asking: "What next?"

  • How can they maintain the new pace?
  • How can they keep elevated productivity while avoiding burnout?
  • When it comes to big issues such as volatile customer demand, IT and operational agility, and adapting to the "new normal" of work arrangements, which of the new practices should be kept in place?
  • What changes are needed to their strategic frameworks?

    The IDC Summit has been prepared carefully to help Slovak decision makers answer these and other questions.
    We are looking forward to be working with you to Harness the  Forces of Change To Reshape The Enterprise.

Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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Time Event & Speakers

Introduction & Partners Greetings


Welcome Note and Introduction

Dana Vaníčková

Country Director, Czech & Slovak Republic, IDC CEMA

IDC Keynote: Building Confidence in an Era of Uncertainty

Marc Dowd

Principal, IDC Leadership Advisory


Uncertainty is a fact of life in normal times, but since the arrival of Covid-19 this has become overwhelming for many organisations. Those that can provide more resilient ways of working and win the trust of their customers will be winners as the world works through a recession caused by the pandemic.

In this session we will look at:

  • The things that have changed due to the "new normal" that affect business confidence
  • How we can build the essential interoperability with customers and suppliers, and close relationships with employees.
  • What leading indicators can you use to get ahead of the game.

New Normal for the Slovak Post Office

Martin Ľupták

Chairman of the Board, Slovenská pošta

Data Democratization and Why You Have to Be Ready

Pavel Doležal

Managing Director, Keboola

The Benefits of Digital Twin

Michal Major

Plant Director, Whirpool EMEA

Trust as a Key Foundation Layer for Reliable and Prosperous Business Ecosystem

Petr Kuboš

Enterprise Sales Manager, Kaspersky

Living in an imperfect competition

Márius Hričovský

člen predstavenstva, Stredoslovenská energetika Holding

How to reduce costs in IT Operations and focus on innovation

Stanimir Markov

CEO, Runecast

When You Reach Your Absolute Limit, Push Through It. Harnessing the Forces of Change.

Stanislav Čajka

konateľ, TERNO

Are our leaders and company culture ready for innovative technologies and processes?

Anna Hudáková

koučka a mentorka, Business a HR konzultantka

Panel Discussion: Harnessing the Forces of Change to Reshape the Enterprise

Anna Hudáková

koučka a mentorka, Business a HR konzultantka

Martin Ľupták

Chairman of the Board, Slovenská pošta

Márius Hričovský

člen predstavenstva, Stredoslovenská energetika Holding

Michal Major

Plant Director, Whirpool EMEA

Stanislav Čajka

konateľ, TERNO


  • What challenges does the New Normal present
  • What are the key elements in the organisation's overall strategy that the CIO can shape into 2021 and beyond.
  • What technologies and approaches have to be prioritized in order to avoid the consequences of the defined challenges

IDC Connect - Round Table Discussion Session (topics below)


Data Democratization

The ability for an organization to learn and to synthesize the information it needs in order to learn

Future of Trust

Develop digital trust programs to manage one's reputation around its digital activities

What is your path to application modernization?

How to provide modern functionalities, flexiblity, lower time to market, increase reliability?



Key Conclusions, Wrap up and Summary


End of the Summit


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