For the time being Digitalization and Innovative Technological Services in Central Europe summit is CANCELLED. The reason for cancellation is the current political situation in the Czech Republic, as many politically-involved speakers suddenly cancelled their attendance. České Radiokomunikace still maintains that the conference has its meaning; however, if it could occur after all, it would be in Autumn (after the elections).
We will inform you about the potential new date in a timely manner.
Television broadcasting in the Central Europe moves to a new standard for terrestrial digital broadcasting. What is the current status and future prospects of digitization and the possibility of using innovative technologies and trends in Central Europe will be revealed on international summit Digitalization and Innovative Technological Services in Central Europe organized by the company České Radiokomunikace under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
12:00 – 13:40
Broadcasting digitalization, progress in TV digitalization & DAB
13:45 – 14:45
Regulatory conditions in Central Europe / Panel
14:45 – 15:25
15:30 – 16:30
IoT - Business of the Future
16:35 – 17:35
Innovation possibilities of TV realm: HbbTV, OTT…
17:35 – 18:15
Coffee and networking
28 Ropemaker St.
CEO, České Radiokomunikace
Martin Gebauer has served as the CEO of České Radiokomunikace since 2014, prior to that he was the deputy CEO and CFO. Before joining České Radiokomunikace he served in top management in finances and asset management. He is a graduate of the Construction Faculty, VUT Brno, where he specialised in economy, and City University, London. He has gained experience in Ernst & Young (Czech Republic and the U.S.), Aliten Group (Spain) and Orco Property Group (Czech Republic and the CEE countries).
Director of Regulation, České Radiokomunikace
Marcel Procházka belongs among senior members of České Radiokomunikace. He has gained professional experience in communication, ICT and media during his work on different positions in top management of international companies. In the past, he served as a technical director in Karneval Media (today UPC), prior to that he worked in the same company as a director for development for services and business. At České Radiokomunikace he specialises in regulation and contributes to the development of new technologies – TV, OTT services or digitisation of radio broadcast. Currently he manages the migration of terrestrial broadcast from DVB-T to DVB-T2.
Technical Director ORS, Austria
Having studied control systems and automation at the Technical University Vienna, he served for three years at Andritz Sprout-Bauer (today Andrritz AG) in a project studio. From February 1999 to December 2004 he managed projects of Austrian state TV ORF in the “Digital Systems” area. In January 2005 he became the director of the group “DVB Systems“. He has been with ORS since 1999 and since January 2008 he has served at the director of the ORF group. He was responsible for the transition of Austria to terrestrial broadcast in DVB-T.
CFO, innogy Czech Republic
Thomas Merker is Vice-Chairman of the Board and CFO at innogy Česká republika. He studied macroeconomics at different universities in Germany and France. In 2000, Thomas joined the RWE Group and held various senior positions in Controlling, Strategy and M&A in the Czech Republic and Germany. In 2006, he was appointed to the Board of RWE GasNet, the biggest gas DSO in the Czech Republic. Apart from his role in innogy Česká republika, he is also Member of the Board of innogy Grid Holding and of the Supervisory Board of Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s. (SK).
Director General, Czech Radio
René Zavoral holds the post of Czech Radio Director General since January 2016. In 2000 he graduated in political studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. In 2001 he started working at Czech Radio as the marketing and PR manager, but left this position to work at the Komerční banka for almost two years in the field of corporate communication. In October 2006 he returned to Czech Radio where he progressively held positions of Marketing and PR Director, Communications and External Relations Director, Deputy Director General for Strategic Development, Deputy Director General for Programme and Broadcasting and eventually Director General.
CEO, Hybrid Company
Lukáš Hnilička Co-Founded Hybrid Company in 2015 and is also Chairman of the Board. Hybrid is a start-up orientated towards connecting TV and the Internet, especially in HbbTV technology. He is considered to be a leading innovator in areas of new technology. Before Hybrid, Lukas was the Chief Technical Officer at Music TV Group ÓČKO for over 10 years and was responsible for new business development, online and monetization. In his spare time Lukáš keeps on pushing the red button!
CMO, Hybrid Company
Jiří Voříšek is the Co-Founder and CMO of Hybrid Company. Jiří leads division of Hybrid Creative that aims for performance maximisation of digital HbbTV communication, interactivity and new business development. Before he joined Hybrid, Jiri spent 4 years as Marketing Manager at Music TV Group ÓČKO, where he managed its communication activities. He is also a MBA graduate from CityU in Seattle.
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