Articles by: Klára Vyskočilová

Technology 

Many people have learned to use new services. This is good news for tech companies, says Libor Čížek from Citi Commercial Bank

Thanks to automated solutions, the usual banker skills from the past years are no longer enough. Communication with clients is more technical and project-managed by various implementation teams focusing on the development of services for digital economy companies, from e-commerce to software to fintech. “Cooperation therefore requires involvement of IT people on both sides,” says Libor Čížek from Citi Commercial Bank, where he leads a section focused on services for digital companies. He adds that “as for other trends, it is mainly about shifting the bank’s corporate customer experience closer to the retail banking customer’s experience, despite the higher complexity of services in the corporate world.” Another key aspect is the digitisation process, which has been accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. 

16. 12. 2020
Technology 

Greycortex is like a doctor, preventing clients from catching a cyber-disease

What a person encrypts, a person can also decrypt. This was true a couple of years ago. Nowadays, cyber-criminals use advanced technologies and their attacks are much more sophisticated and targeted, and consequences are much worse. “Not only the good guys (i.e. cyber protection companies) but also the bad guys are evolving. Attacks are aimed at weak points and human errors,“ says Petr Chaloupka, CEO of Greycortex, a company that focuses on IT and industrial network security. The story of this company that succeeded among the fastest growing tech companies began long before its foundation. It is a story about passion, vision, skills and a ton of humour. And, in a way, it is connected to the beginning of computerisation in Czechoslovakia. 

7. 12. 2020
Deloitte Live  Technology 

Trading is like a high performance sport, even the slightest misstep costs a lot of money, says Otakar Šuffner from FF Trader

Expansion into 180 countries, monitoring tens of thousands of accounts a day, a year-on year growth from 1465 % to 2356 % and, for the second time in a row, the Fastest Growing Rising Star award winner for Central Europe in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition. This is FF Trader, a company that finds successful traders on financial markets through its FTMO platform. “When we started out five years ago, a few similar platforms had already existed. We were not unique but as we continued growing and adding more services, we became an established trading platform,“ says Otakar Šuffner, FF Trader CEO. 

19. 11. 2020
Deloitte Live 

Deloitte Technology Fast 50: gold for Prusa Research and FF Trader, bronze for Rohlik.cz and Blindspot Solutions

The Central European ranking of the fifty fastest growing technological firms Deloitte Technology Fast 50 was dominated by 19 companies from the Czech Republic! They include the most successful Czech company, 3D printer manufacturer Prusa Research, which ranked second, and Blindspot Solutions on the third place – a newcomer in the competition focused on the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prusa Research found itself on the podium twice, because in addition to its achievement in Fast 50, it was also successful in the Big 5 category for large players, where it was the winner. Czech technological companies thus created a record in the 20-year-long history of this competition. 

21. 10. 2019
Technology 

The Czech Producer of 3D Printers Prusa Research Wins Additional Points: It is Growing Faster than 497 Firms in the EMEA Region

The 2018 winner of the Central European ranking Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Czech 3D printer manufacturer Prusa Research, succeeded also in the Fast 500 category including five hundred fastest growing tech companies from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Growth rate of 17,122% catapulted the company to the podium and secured its third place in the ranking. Other Czech companies were also successful: Kiwi.com, Pilulka Distribuce, Proficio Marketing, ZOOT, Creative Dock and IDEA StatiCa. Congratulations! 

24. 9. 2019
People  Deloitte Live 

An Interview with Diana Rádl Rogerová, Deloitte Managing Partner

Diana started working for Deloitte at a time when there were only about 50 employees, computers were not part of standard equipment in the offices, and working for the Big Four was a dream job. She built her career on the fact that she has never been afraid to ask and admit mistakes and she has always put her family first. All these factors helped her become the first woman ever to be leading Deloitte. What is Diana Rádl Rogerová like? 

20. 3. 2019
Deloitte Live 

Deloitte’s Conference Addressed the Current Issues and Challenges Faced by the Czech Health Care System

A shortage of nurses, doctors and medical students and their subsequent departure abroad, overtime work by medical staff, a low proportion of GDP going towards health care, and low wages and salaries. These are the most pressing issues affecting the Czech health care system as cited by Josef Veselka, Head of the Cardiological Clinic of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University and the Motol University Hospital. What could be the solution? Restructuring the network of health care facilities, centralising patients and treatment, and reorganising the health care system as such. 

25. 1. 2019