Hewlett Packard Enterprise operated by Selectium invited to join new Digital Economy Committee in Croatia
Digitalization of the Croatian economy at forefront of AmCham advocacy
On February 12, 2020, AmCham Croatia organized a member meeting in its Zagreb office with the aim of forming a new Digital Economy Committee. Hewlett Packard Enterprise operated by Selectium was one of the Croatian IT Groups invited to participate in the Committee.
AmCham is short for the American Chamber of Commerce, but the AmCham movement is world-wide one, and not just based in the USA. Digitalization of the Croatian economy, public administration, and society at large have been at the forefront of AmCham’s advocacy efforts.
The issue of digitalization has been discussed and covered to an extent through all of AmCham’s committees, which include e-Health, public procurement processes and introduction of card payments in civic offices, to name just a few.
AmCham members agreed to form a committee that would primarily focus on digital issues. Proposed policy challenges the committee agreed to consider include looking at the multi-annual financial framework of the European Union and considering opportunities for the countries’ ICT sector. It also will look at the digitalization/automatization of the Croatian economy, and discuss what Croatia needs to do to attract ICT investment.
This might include proposing a list of inducements the government needs to put in place to attract ICT investment. The committee will examine opportunities around data monetization, and making state-collected data available for commercial use. Computer science education in schools, and updating the curriculum in the educational system primary, secondary and higher education is also seen as an important theme for the new committee discussion.
“I am happy and honored to be invited to take part in this extremely valuable and praiseworthy initiative,” said Tajana Hasperger, HPE Pointnext Manager. “It is clear that now, more than ever, we must be able to transform the way we do business. IT companies have a responsibility to help society, and be their trusted advisor on their digital transformation journey.”
On February 27, 2020 AmCham’s Board of Governors formally approved the formation of the Digital Economy Committee and Hewlett Packard Enterprise operated by Selectium is proud to be one of its members.