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Technological sovereignty

MENITY joins the Technological sovereignty Digital Event



We're excited to discuss key topics on Technological sovereignty such as How to reconcile technological sovereignty with a data-driven global digital economy. What are the expected benefits and risks of the implemented measures, among others.


Keynote speech

Key considerations related to the technological sovereignty from a transatlantic perspective

  • Jeremy Rolisson, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft


Panel discussion

  • How to reconcile technological sovereignty with a data-driven global digital economy?

  • Could technological and specifically digital sovereignty limit the digital autonomy of end-users and businesses?

  • What exactly are the practical and policy implications of digital sovereignty strategies?

  • How do you assess some of the specific initiatives implemented to support the EU’s digital sovereignty, such as Gaia-X?

What are the benefits and risks of these measures?

  • Garrett Workman, Senior Director, European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

  • Vladimír Šucha, Designated Head of the Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic

Opening remarks

Slovak approach to the technological sovereignty

  • Tomáš Jucha, Director General, Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic; Gaia-X Hub Slovakia, Member of Coordination body (public sector)

Panel discussion

  • What are the main lessons learned so far?

  • What are the expected benefits and risks of the implemented or considered measures?

  • How do these measures relate to broader interests of Slovakia, i.e. cybersecurity and national and public interest, but also Slovakia’s ambitions in digitalization and support of the digital economy?


  • Juraj Pankuch, Gaia-X Hub Slovakia, Member of Coordination body (public sector)

  • Tomáš Jucha, Director General, Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic; Gaia-X Hub Slovakia, Member of Coordination body (public sector)

  • Martina Le Gall Maláková, President, Industry Innovation Cluster Slovakia; Coordinator Gaia-X Hub Slovakia

Opening remarks

Technological sovereignty initiatives and impact on business

  • Milena Jabůrková, Vice President, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

Panel discussion

  • How could such potential measures affect EU businesses?

  • Could such protectionist measures negatively impact also local businesses?

  • How do cloud providers respond to EU’s objectives related to digital sovereignty?

  • What could be the impact of strong technological sovereignty measures on the digital transformation and the competitiveness of the EU’s and Slovak economy?


  • Marek Zeman, Head of Department IS Security, Tatrabanka, a.s.

  • Juraj Sabol, General Manager for Strategy, U. S. Steel Košice

  • Fridrich Matejík, Country Leader, IBM



Credits: American Chamber of Commerce, Slovakia