Workshop “Continuity of Operations: Threats, Technology and Trade” - collaboration between FEM CULS Prague and CICS SDSU

An inaugural summer workshop “Continuity of Operations: Threats, Technology and Trade” was held between 17 - 22 July 2017 at the Faculty of Economics and Management Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. A group of seven students led by their professor Akshay Pottathil from San Diego State University participated in a five-day intensive workshop. The program was comprising lectures and discussion panels provided by a carefully picked blend of lecturers and practitioners in fields such as economy, diplomacy, politics, software and user interface design, international taxes and audit, information system security, IT project management and e-governance. 

The workshop and accompanying program were organised by the International Relations Office FEM CULS. The lectures were given by Martin Havránek, Ph.D. and Miloš Ulman, Ph.D. from the Department of Information Technologies, Josef Pavlíček, Ph.D. from the Department of Information Engineering, Lukáš Moravec, Ph.D. from the Department of Trade and Finance and Dr. Vlastimil Černý, the Head of the International Relations Office. Guests invited in discussion panels were Mr. Leslie M. Alexander, former U.S. ambassador, Simona Hornochova, tax adviser and former deputy minister of finance, Milan Šarapatka, Ph.D., Member of Parliament and Juraj Píš, IT project manager at La Lorraine Bakery Group NV.

To provide a deeper insight into Czech business and political ecosystem and its international context, participants visited the facility in Kutná Hora owned and operated by Foxconn, a multinational hardware and server manufacturing company, StartupYard accelerator in Prague and the Parliament of the Czech Republic. 

The summer workshop “Continuity of Operations: Threats, Technology and Trade” is one of the results of ongoing collaboration between the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy SDSU and the Faculty of Economics and Management CULS Prague.

A summary of the workshop in the own words of participants is in the following video.