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Dont miss the Conference with Jan Muehlfeit (Chairman Europe - Microsoft Corporation) - 15.10.2014

We have the honour to welcome Jan Muehlfeit next Wednesday October 15 in Brussels. 


Opening doors: 3PM 

Conference "Globalization, Technology and People in 21st Century" by Jan Muehlfeit: 

3.30 - 4.30 PM Tea and Coffee, 

"Globalization, Technology and People in 21st Century" by Jan Muehlfeit

Technology in next 10 years will play unprecedented transformative role in the society and will even more dramatically influence further globalization. People, organizations, states will mainly compete trough ability to use technology in innovation, creativity and design.

The paradox is that more technology we will use, the human brains and people talent will be really the only one long term competitive advantage for individuals, companies and countries. Contribution should encourage audience to think what are implications of those trends for global competitiveness .

Jan Muehlfeit's Bio

ICT industry veteran serving almost 21 years in Microsoft Corporation is responsible for representing company and engaging with governments, large corporations, key partners and academic elites both cross Europe and on a global level. His goal is to ensure that Microsoft continues to act as a relevant, trusted and valuable partner that listens and contributes to enabling long-term growth, local economic competitiveness, job creation and innovation both in public and private sectors.

Jan Muehlfeit joined Microsoft in 1993 and, during his seven years in the company’s Czech and Slovak operations, held a variety of leadership roles including the position of General Manager. He received the Microsoft President’s Award for Excellence in 1994. He was named Regional Director of Microsoft Eastern Europe in 2000 and promoted to Vice President in 2002. Under his leadership, Eastern Europe became company’s best performing region worldwide for four consecutive years. In 2004 he also became a co-architect of Microsoft’s global emerging markets strategy and member of Microsoft executive board for emerging markets.

Following these achievements, Jan Muehlfeit assumed the role of Vice President of Microsoft’s Public Sector team in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in 2005. In this role he was responsible for promoting solutions for public sector organizations and ensuring delivery of an excellent customer and partner experience while contributing to EMEA’s national and international public sector growth and social agendas. He was named Vice President, EMEA Corporate & Government Strategy in 2006 and was subsequently promoted to Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation in 2007.

Jan Muehlfeit is a Chairman of EAG (European Action Group) on Entrepreneurship Education and board member of the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe (JAYE). He is also a Co-Chairman of the European e-Skills Association and a member of the Board of AIESEC, world's largest student-run organization and an international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential. Jan Muehlfeit has been serving in different advisory boards of several European governments in the field of ICT, national competitiveness and education. He also represents Microsoft on the TABD, the Transatlantic Business Dialogue. Jan Muehlfeit is member of executive advisory board of Ovum, part of the Datamonitor Group and is involved in his advisory capacity in different projects of World Economic Forum, OECD and European Commission. He is member of European Commission High Level Group on Higher Education. He is also a board member of Czech National museum and Vice-President of the Czech Management Association.

Jan Muehlfeit continues to support several charities, including "PCs Against Barriers", a joint initiative of Microsoft Czech Republic and Charta 77 Foundation, where he serves as a member of the supervisory board.

Over the past almost two decades, he has received numerous public awards as recognition of his industry and social contributions including the "Best Manager of Czech Republic for 1999" from the Czech Prime Minister, the “Czech Brain Award” for representing Czech Republic abroad and was named the Czech IT Personality of the Year three times.

Born in 1962, Jan Muehlfeit grew up in Czechoslovakia. He received a computer science degree from the Czech Technical Univeristy and later on completed executive development programs at Wharton, LSE and Harvard. Before joining Microsoft he worked both in the public and private sectors.


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