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1 Wien, June 28 Czech Republic – Ideal IT Partner Czech Republic : THE IT Partnership Destination Michal Zálešák President, CzechICT Alliance

2 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

3 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 The most growing areas: IT services area, including e.g. consultancy, systems integration, technical support, maintenance, SW development and IT outsourcing services.

4 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, (1) 25 Countries Ranked – Bottom 5 were Russia/Spain/Ireland/Israel/Turkey

5 Wien, June 28 Making Offshore Decisions A.T.Kearney Offshore Location Attractiveness Index 2004 Source: Making Offshore decisions, A.T. Kearney, 2004, 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.

6 Wien, June 28 E-readiness

7 Wien, June 28 Embracing New Communication Technology E-commerce readiness ratings Rank Country Sweden Denmark UK, US Czech Rep. Hungary Poland Slovakia Bulgaria E-business readiness Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit, E-Business Forum 2003

8 Wien, June 28 Labour Costs - average Source: CzechInvest, 2003

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11 Wien, June 28 Heavy-duty Spending on ICT

12 Wien, June 28 Science and Engineering % of Total Degrees Awarded in 2000 Source: Education at a glance, OECD, 2002

13 Wien, June 28 Research & Development Spending Source: Eurostat, ,33 R&D spending as a % of GDP, ,80 0,66 0,48 0,60 0,70 0,67

14 Wien, June 28 ICT Infrastructure Mobile phone ownership, SMS usage and mobile phone usage Source: Statistical Indicators Benchmarking the Information Society 2003,

15 Wien, June 28 Already an Attractive Destination IBM

16 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 !

17 Wien, June 28 Why else?

18 Wien, June 28 Thank you for your attention! Questions??? Presentation upon request at

19 Wien, June 28 Contact Information Michal Zálešák President CzechICT Alliance CzechTrade E: W: T: ,


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