5th Annual Conference

Smooth Navigation

Through the World of Public Administration 2022

An international conference on digital government organized by the Presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of the European Union and the European Commission

22. & 23. November 2022

Prague Congress Centre


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This two-day international conference on digital transformation will provide a platform for discussions and information sharing that makes it easier to navigate through the online world of modern public administration. A smooth navigation for citizens, businesses, public officials and representatives of public administration.

The conference will be held in English and Czech with translation.

The conference venue: Prague Congress Centre

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

10:00 Welcome speech

Vít Rakušan, Minister of the Interior, Czech Republic
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Budget and Administration, European Commission

10:30 Introductory panel discussion
Why do we launch our digital strategies at the first place?
Natalia Aristimuño Pérez, Digital Services Director, Directorate General Informatics, European Commission
Anna Eriksson, Director General, DIGG, Sweden
Marek Rojíček, President of the Czech Statistical Office
Vladimír Dzurilla, Director of the National Agency for ICT
11:40 Main expert panel discussion
Before using digital government services citizens need to know about them and understand them: innovative approaches to communication and promotion
Eva Pavlíková, CEO in Česko.Digital
Johana Šulcová, Czech TV presenter and editor
Karolína Sieglová, PR manager, Ministry of the Interior
Dario Zoric, Regional Digitisation Lead, CEE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Trade Council, Royal Danish Embassy to the Czech Republic
12:50 Lunch
Parallel session I Forum Hall
14:00 Digital public services I.
Best practice and case studies presentations on the once-only principle and sharing and re-use of public administration data
Karel Trpkoš, Deputy Minister for ICT, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Radoslav Bulíř, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance
Michal Pešek, Director of the National Registers Authority
Petr Kuchař, Director of the Chief Architect of eGovernment Department, Ministry of the Interior
14:50 Digital public services II.
Expert panel discussion on key challenges and strategies
Lukáš Kolařík, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Czech Republic
Adam Lebech, Deputy Director, Danish Agency for Digital Government
Mstyslav Banik, Director of eServices Development Directorate, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Vladimir Dzurilla, State Treasury Shared Services Centre
Karel Váchal, Deputy CIO, Ministry of Transport, CZE
Ondřej Menoušek, Data Mailbox Service, Ministry of the Interior, CZE
Parallel session II South Hall
14:00 eHealth in Europe: Status and challenges of an effective medical care in the digital age

moderator: Jan Hůlek, IHE
Michaela Biňovská, project manager, NAKIT
Jakub Kubát, The Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic
Petr Pavlinec, CIO at Vysočina Regional Authority
LTC Jan Ryšavý, Czech Armed Forces

15:00 Using spatial data in public administration: benefits and strategy

moderator Tomáš Řezník, Associate professor, Department of Geography, Masaryk University
Eva Kubátová, eGovernment and GIS, Ministry of the Interior
Jitka Faugnerová, National coordinator for INSPIRE directive at the Czech Environmental Information Agency (CENIA)
Kateřina Vrbová, Spatial Planning Expert, Ministry of Regional Development
Jitka Coufalová, Coordinator of the GeoInfoStrategy implementation, Ministry of the Interior
Jiří Čtyřoký, Director of the Spatial Information Section at the Prague Institute of Planning and Development
Radek Wildmann, Coordinator at the Czech Geographic and Hydrometeorology Office
Jiří Formánek, State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre

Plenary session Forum Hall
16:00 Digital identity
Gudrun Stock, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission
Barry Lowry, Government of Ireland CIO, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Michal Pešek, Director of the National Registers Authority, Czech Republic
Petr Kuchař, Director of the Chief Architect of eGovernment Department, Ministry of the Interior, Czech Republic
Jaromír Talíř, Technical Fellow at CZ.NIC & Member of eIDAS Technical Subgroup & eIDAS Cooperation Network
17:00 Day one wrap up


Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Plenary session Forum Hall
9:00 World cafe – roundtable discussion
What we learnt and what can we do differently in order to reach our digital transformation objectives?
Parallel session I Forum Hall
10:00 Regional and local perspective on digital government transformation: best practice and case studies

Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of Prague
Elena Muñoz, Deputy Director-General for the Advancement on the Digitalization of the Administration, Secretariat-General for Digital Administration, Spain
Radmila Velnerová, Head of the Department of Analysis and Management Support of the Regional office of the Hradec Králové region, CZE
Jan Kalina, Head of the eGovernment Optimisation Unit, Ministry of the Interior, CZE
Jan Hošťálek, project leader, ICT management, city of Plzeň

11:00 Growing importance of cybersecurity awareness and user behaviour in digital age

moderator Roman Máca, The Institute for Politics and Society
Piret Urb, Director of International Relations at the, Information System Authority – RIA, Republic of Estonia
Vladimír Rohel, Director of Security, NAKIT
Ondřej Nekovář, Head of Cyber Security, State Treasury Shared Services
Martin Švéda, Head of Private sector Regulation Unit, NUKIB

Parallel session II South Hall
10:00 Government Data: from better quality to better re-use

Moderator: Michal Kubáň, DG CNECT
Anna Gos, Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Digital Affairs for data openness, Digital Affairs – Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Poland.
Radka Domanská, National Open Data Coordinator, Ministry of the Interior
Mathias Van Compernolle, Policy advisor at Digitaal Vlaanderen, Belgium

11:00 The European Interoperability Framework and eGovernment Architecture: ongoing implementation

Moderator: Michal Kubáň, DG CNECT

European Commission: Andrea Halmos,  the deputy head of unit, Interoperability Unit, Directorate General Informatics, European Commission & Sven Schade, Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Czechia: Tomáš Šedivec, Head of the Public Information Systems Architecture, Ministry of the Interior
Slovakia: Michal Ohrablo, Senior Consultant / Program Manager, Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization
Greece: Aggeliki Balou, Head of the Directorate of eGovernment & Vicky Margariti, Head of eGovernment and Interoperability Unit, Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance

Plenary session Forum Hall
12:00 Closing panel discussion
How to survive and thrive in a digital era: the role of continuous learning and digital skills
Julia Szymańska, Be Safe Online
Dario Zoric, Regional Digitisation Lead, CEE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Trade Council, Royal Danish Embassy to the Czech Republic
Ondřej Neumajer, digitization education unit, National Pedagogical Institute of the Czech Republic
Hany Farghali, Director, Corporate Communication, CSR & Sponsoring, O2 Czech Republic
Aleš Špidla, honorary chairman of the Czech Institute of Information Security Managers
13:00 Closing remarks:

Roman Vrba, Director of the eGovernment Department, Ministry of the Interior
Anna Eriksson, Director General, DIGG, Sweden

13:30 End of conference lunch

5th Annual Conference Speakers Profiles

Conference registration fee

The conference attendance is free of charge for government officials, public administration representatives, representatives of the European Commission and non-government organisations.

Please see registration rates for private sector representatives here.


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Ibis Praha Wenceslas Square 2,5 km Kateřinská 36, 120 00 Nové Město
Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre 0 km Na Pankráci 15/1684, 140 00 Praha 4-Nusle
Hermitage Hotel Prague 1,9 km Svobodova 1, Praha 2
Panorama Hotel Prague 2 km Milevská 7, 140 63 Praha 4-Nusle
Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square 2,5 km Kateřinská 38, 120 00 Nové Město
Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague 2,8 km Na Rybníčku 1329/5, 120 00 Nové Město
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Corinthia Hotel Prague 0,3 km Kongresová 1655, 140 69 Praha 4-Nusle
Alcron Hotel Prague 3,2 km Štěpánská 623/40, 110 00 Nové Město