Presentation on theme: "Wien, June 28 Czech Republic – Ideal IT Partner Czech Republic : THE IT Partnership Destination Michal Zálešák President, CzechICT Alliance."— Presentation transcript:
Wien, June 28 Czech Republic – Ideal IT Partner Czech Republic : THE IT Partnership Destination Michal Zálešák President, CzechICT Alliance
Wien, June 28 CzechICT Alliance - Introduction Founded recently under auspices of CzechTrade, official governmental trade promotion agency Focus on Partnership building activities abroad (free partnership services for foreign companies) Partnership building activities with foreign associations Internally: Corporate ICT education, using EU funds Gathers nearly 30 leading ICT exporters, number of members growing
Wien, June 28 Czech ICT Market - Basics ICT spending to GDP ratio with value of 3.4%. Czech Republic considered CEE leader in the ICT area: Czech ICT market represents app. 15% of CEE ICT market Czech ICT market: 6,3 billion, app. 40% for IT segment IT segment - annual growth of 8.5% - 9.0% since 2000. The most growing areas: IT services area, including e.g. consultancy, systems integration, technical support, maintenance, SW development and IT outsourcing services.
Wien, June 28 Making Offshore Decisions A.T.Kearney Offshore Location Attractiveness Index 2004 Overall Rankings (1) India China Malaysia Czech Republic Singapore Factors: People Skills and Availability Business Environment Financial Structure Source: Making Offshore decisions, A.T. Kearney, 2004, www.atkearney.com 1 2 3 4 5 (1) 25 Countries Ranked – Bottom 5 were Russia/Spain/Ireland/Israel/Turkey
Wien, June 28 Making Offshore Decisions A.T.Kearney Offshore Location Attractiveness Index 2004 Source: Making Offshore decisions, A.T. Kearney, 2004, www.atkearney.com The Czech Republic is a rising star in the region due to its competitive infrastructure costs, stable business environment and particularly strong educational system. The Czech Republic offers European clients competitive costs, good language skills and cultural similarities, competitive infrastructure, and a stable political and economical environment.
Wien, June 28 Science and Engineering % of Total Degrees Awarded in 2000 Source: Education at a glance, OECD, 2002
Wien, June 28 Research & Development Spending Source: Eurostat, 2003 1,33 R&D spending as a % of GDP, 2002 0,80 0,66 0,48 0,60 0,70 0,67
Wien, June 28 ICT Infrastructure Mobile phone ownership, SMS usage and mobile phone usage Source: Statistical Indicators Benchmarking the Information Society 2003, www.empirica.biz/sibis
Wien, June 28 Already an Attractive Destination IBM
Wien, June 28 Czech Republic has geographic, linguistic, financial, cultural and intellectual advantages compared with its regional neighbours Czech Republic is perfect (strategic) place for ICT invasion to Europe Czech Republic is an optimal point to access European ICT needs (Know-How) Czech Republic has lot of top quality young ICT experts educated and graduated in any common SW technologies definitely prepared for cooperation Quality Why to Do Business with Czech Republic ! GOOD BEER !