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16.02.2018, Company: Komerční banka, a.s.

Domestic economy did not surf the strong global growth wave in 4Q

The flash estimate for Czech GDP growth in the last quarter of 2017 showed a relatively weaker performance of the domestic economy compared with its regional peers. The qoq GDP dynamics printed 0.5% while yoy growth recorded 5.1%. According to the CZSO’s comments, the strong dynamics were driven by all demand components. That corroborates our estimates, but we expected a slightly stronger magnitude of demand. In a qoq comparison, Czech GDP did not even match the dynamics of the German economy. The lack of an available labour force probably played a role to some extent. Employment remained at the same level as in the preceding quarter while it increased 1.5% in yoy terms.

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16.02.2018, Company: Grayling Czech Republic, s.r.o.

Political Digest February 2018 - Licence to govern

Despite the numerous hiccups accompanying the current government of prime minister Andrej Babiš – the failed vote of confidence last month, the lengthy negotiations with other potential coalition partners, and not forgetting the infamous police investigation into the potential EU subsidy fraud surrounding the Stork’s Nest case – it seems nothing can diminish the determination of this administration to govern.    

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15.02.2018, Company: Dentons Europe CS LLP, organizační složka

Dentons moves to new office in Prague

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has moved to a new office building in Prague, located at V Celnici 6, Prague 1. 

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15.02.2018, Company: Deloitte

The 9th Edition of the Act of the Year has been Launched

The vote for the Act of the Year has started. For the ninth consecutive year, entrepreneurs will decide the best legal regulation with a positive impact on business. In addition to voting on the best act, this year’s edition of the project will open up a discussion among leading authorities the development of the Czech legislation governing the business environment. The project is organised by Deloitte, a professional services firm, and its legal office, Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal. This year’s edition will be taking place under the auspices of the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Czech Bar Association.

Tags: Awards & Achievements | Law |

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14.02.2018, Company: Deloitte

Czechs will Spend 174 Days Working to Pay Taxes as this Year’s Tax Freedom Day Falls on 23 June

With this year’s date the latest ever recorded, Tax Freedom Day is slipping further away from the start of the year. This year, tax payers in the Czech Republic will spend 174 days working to pay taxes, which is one more day than last year. According to Deloitte, Tax Freedom Day will fall on 23 June 2018. Approximately the same as in the Czech Republic will apply to the Netherlands, Germany and Slovenia. Tax payers will have to spend the most days paying taxes to the government in France and Luxembourg, while the fewest in Romania and Bulgaria.  

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14.02.2018, Company: Prague Congress Centre

“Bridge to Prague” campaign introduced Congress Prague to international experts

The Bridge to Prague year-long campaign was launched by the Prague Convention Bureau and ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) in November 2016 aiming to introduce Congress Prague to the meetings industry experts who were considering attending the 56th ICCA Congress. It was held in Prague from 12 to 15 November 2017.

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MBA Open Lecture: Decrypting Cryptocurrency

26.02.2018 , Letenská 5, room 2.07

Anglo-American University’s School of Business Administration invites all who are interested to the next MBA Open Lecture “Decrypting Cryptocurrency”.

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Telecom & SaaS: How to manage pricing structures efficiently?

28.02.2018 , webinar

What will you find in this webinar? We’ll discuss pricing management challenges that modern companies offering Telecom and/or SaaS products and services face today.

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SingularityU Czech Summit

5.03.2018 , Slovanský ostrov 226, Praha

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Digital Transformation Business Analyst

12.02.2018, DRILL BUSINESS SERVICES, Bratislava

Our client is one of the world’s leading management consulting companies, one which combines classic management consulting with outstanding technological expertise.  For more than 30 years, our client have been supporting companies and telecommunications providers around the globe, helping them to improve the sustainability of their competitiveness and performance capabilities along the entire value chain with the aid of innovative technologies.  Place of work: Bratislava, Germany What we offer you: • Projects in Germany, other European countries and worldwide with on-the-job training suitable for ICT graduates • The possibility to build a broad international network • Apply various project management methods • Improving language skills through project work in a mainly German-speaking environment • At the weekend, European cities can be explored or traveled back to their home country (travel expenses will be covered) • Accommodation will be provided during project assignment abroad What's waiting for you: • Accompanying our clients through digital transformation with a unique combination of knowledge at the interface of business and technology • Advising our clients through the use of modern information and communication technologies • Developing policy options, policy recommendations and helping our clients implement IT strategies, digital business models and enterprise architectures at every management level What we expect: • High willingness to travel • German and English language skills • Master's or doctoral studies in (business) computer science, (business) engineering, economics with IT specialization or science with business-relevant knowledge • High interest in digitization and technology trends, such as IoT, Big Data, Cloud Management, Enterprise Architecture Management, Virtualization and Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, IT Management, IT Architecture • Very good analytical and conceptual skills • Very good communication skills and networking • Enthusiasm for the interaction of technology and business Contact: Maria Tomekova (ICT konzultant) 0911 011 574 [email protected]

Segment Lead Executive Assistant - External Staff Position

12.02.2018, MICROSOFT, s.r.o., Praha

Executive Assistant to the Enterprise Commercial Segment Lead Central and Eastern Europe ### External Staff Position   This position is a contingent staff position and employed by an external agency in service for Microsoft.   The responsibility of Executive Assistant combines high-level administrative and operations support to the CEE Enterprise Commercial Segment Lead with key contribution to our regular business processes that have an impact to our employees in the CEE Enterprise Commercial HQ and in CEE Enterprise Commercial overall as well.   On the top of preparing reports, handling information requests, preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings and events, Executive Assistant is responsible to contributing to our business management activities with orchestration of calendars, reaching out to senior leaders for aligning meeting agendas, prepare meeting minutes and follow-ups. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to make a difference in the general communication agenda of CEE Enterprise Commercial, with playing an active role in the development and continuous improvement of the CEE Enterprise Commercial and One Enterprise communication flow.   Detailed Responsibilities   Schedule Management   Manage effectively and optimize the Enterprise Commercial Lead schedule o Managing the Enterprise Commercial Lead’s Calendar and accommodating day to day meeting requests, evaluating levels of priority, and aligning it with ROB o Anticipating and securing participation in key events - Contacting key events owners to evaluate Lead’s needed attendance o Ensuring that all necessary information is available to the Lead (travel, location, conf call, briefings, etc…), booking travels, taxis, meeting rooms etc. o Planning and organizing meetings including internal meetings and external customer and partner meetings Regional country visits: coordinating full process from preliminary briefing call to follow up confirmations, agenda, briefs etc. Coordinating and aligning country visits of all Enterprise Commercial HQ Leadership team members to ensure efficiency and optimal cost management Manage effectively and optimize the Enterprise Commercial leadership team schedule through o Proactive Management of Rhythm of Business – alignment with subsidiaries around public holidays, vacations etc to ensure consistency in calendar without last minute changes o Proactive coordination with other One Enterprise stakeholders (PS, Services) and timely solution of scheduling conflicts.   Event organization   Own organization of CEE HQ Enterprise Commercial business events by: Selecting the right venue, proposing and monitoring the event budget, Managing all the logistics Ensuring that the meeting materials are made available Participate in meeting content and preparation by: Assisting with meeting agenda (proposal and review), Ensuring speaker availability and attendance, Ensuring that materials are available and finalized on time (coherence of content, escalation as needed where flow / duplications occur, harmonization of templates) Take and distribute meeting minutes and follow up action points Ensure follow up and continuous improvement of events via post mortem analysis to meeting owner   Corporate Business Cycle   Plan and manage the CEE Enterprise Commercial Rhythm of the Business Calendar (creation of Rhythm calendar, scheduling/invitations, updates, postings in the site) Anticipate potential conflicts and coordinate with segments and countries regarding scheduling overlaps and attendance issues that may arise Coordinate Corporate visits with Corporate Team and respective stakeholders making sure efficiency and optimal presence of stakeholders Support Enterprise Commercial Leadership team on all key Rhythm of the Business activities as required   General Administration and Facilities Management   Own and track Segment Leads expense reports Manage operating expenses budget and compliance Raise Purchase Orders for each approved expense Be the central point of for Facility Management – co-ordinate all queries related to meeting room set-ups, solving facility issues, office supply   HQ Assistant Community   Represent the Segment Lead across the assistant community Develop own network within assistant community, Contribute and be involved in activities and initiatives for this community   Coordination & Communication   Use own business judgment to flag content overlaps or inadequate sequence of meetings Ensure rigorous follow up on all projects and requests Centralize information using Microsoft tools and applications Manage communication rhythm on special events/programs/holidays Coordination of Segment Lead’s participation on all team meeting requests of the leadership team   Requirements Of The Ideal Candidate   Significant experience supporting a senior executive in a corporate environment Experience handling international travel arrangements Excellent organisational and planning agility High attention to detail Strong communication skills both written and verbal including excellent command of English Expert in Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel Resourceful and responsive Strong interpersonal styles and communication skills to work effectively with business partners and external stakeholders Strong understanding of the organization and the inter-dependence of various work-groups Ability to use initiative and show commitment to task Strong customer focus Ability to maintain confidentiality and to use tact and diplomacy Enjoying dynamic work environment with ambitious GM and leadership team   Your potential is our passion. The Exec Assistant job has clear expectations, on the other hand provide you the opportunity to shape it yourself.   If you are a high potential in your early careers, with already international working experience, and you are ready to take operations management in order to improve your efficiency, you are ready to invest some years into your career into a job that provides you a broad variety of activities, you want to learn the business and be part of meetings that define the future of Microsoft CEE Enterprise Commercial, do not hesitate to send your application.

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