13 May 2019
KINGS COURT, U Obecniho domu 3, Prague 1
CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs, CDOs, IT Application Directors and Managers
The event will be held in English.


8:30 - 8:55
Coffee and registration
08:55 - 9:00
Welcome by KPC-Group
09:00 - 10:00
Applications 2023 — Driving Change in a Digital World

Matthew Hotle, Gartner Distinguished VP Analyst

The effects of digital transformation have huge ramifications on the future of the application organization. New models of business engagement, different skills, advanced technology and a new approach to software delivery require a different kind of strategy and execution in order to deliver applications that are intelligent, adaptive and embedded.

10:00 - 10:20
Coffee break
10:20 – 11:20
Leading CIO Visions for Transforming Into a Product-Centric Organization

Matthew Hotle, Gartner Distinguished VP Analyst

What does product-centricity mean? There are early successes in using a product-centric approach to meet the demands of digital business. This session will show how leading CIOs are using product-centric approaches to create adaptive, high-performing delivery teams. Examples from leading companies will help CIOs understand the benefits of product-centric approaches to governance, funding, leadership style, culture and organizational models, namely:

  • Responsive IT operating model
  • Increase in business domain expertise
  • Outcome-based mindset and better scaling
11:20 – 11:40
Coffee break
11:40 – 12:55
Customer sessions & panel

Local perspective on product-centric organization (strategy, management, governance, teams, agile methods, budgeting and KPIs..)


Vladimír Klein, CIO, Moneta Money Bank

Product oriented IT in MONETA Money Bank

Overview of the IT organizational changes at MONETA to change process and waterfall based organization to agile product oriented IT organization. Lessons learned with culture, processes, architecture and related competences.


Martin Kobza, Head of Digital, Erste Group

(Please accept our apologies for chaning speaker from Česká Spořitelna / Erste Group, mr. Zeman had to cancel his participation for health reasons)

George – Product @ Scale

George will unite all of Erste’s 16 million customers from 7 countries into a central digital ecosystem. George aims not just to deliver leading digital experience for its customers, but as well to digitally unlock the economy of scale of CEE region. Learn how George scaled from pilot to a cross-country platform with agile, product oriented organization.


Petr Raška, Head of IT Department, IKEM (Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine)

Agile IKEM

Agile development in advanced healthcare institution in Czech Republic – examples of obstacles posed by typical Czech healthcare IT and ways to overcome them while innovating.


Panel discussion.

12:55 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
Buffet Lunch and Networking
13:30 - 17:00
Analyst One-on-One Meetings (on the basic of first reserved, first served)


Matthew Hotle

Matthew Hotle is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research, where he is responsible for leading research in application strategy and governance. In addition, Mr. Hotle’s personal core areas of research cover application strategy and governance, including portfolio management, pace-layered delivery strategies, organizational design and change, methodologies and agile development, project management, project prioritization, quality assurance and testing, and software metrics.

Mr. Hotle has held a variety of management and analyst roles at Gartner. He also started and led Gartner’s Year 2000 Strategies research team and served as a sector chief of research for the infrastructure, architecture and development groups. Mr. Hotle has a broad base of knowledge in application development process, application project management and application development. His experience includes technical and business management, project leadership and management, software engineering, quality assurance, testing and training.

Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address 

  • Application organization design
  • Organizational change management
  • Metrics and process improvement
  • Application portfolio management and pace layers
  • Agile development
Vladimír Klein

Chief Information Officer, Moneta Money Bank

Mr. Klein started his technology career as programmer in TESLA, from 1993 on, he worked in various IT support, development and IT service management positions. Between 2008-2016 he acted as VP of Operations, VP of Network Development, CTO and CIO at T-Mobile Czech Republic. He then built a greenfield Pan-Net entity as Managing Director of Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net Czech Republic and also acted as SVP Delivery at Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net Slovakia and Managing Director Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net Czech. Mr. Klein moved to financial industry in December 2017, when he became CIO at MONETA Money Bank.

Martin Kobza

Head of Digital, Erste Group

Mr. Kobza commenced hist professional career in 2003 at AT&T, he worked for Infineon Technologies AG between 2004-2006 and from 2004 to 2008 managed application development at Quimonda. He has been with Erste group since 2008 – acted as director of various divisions at s IT Solutions, became executive director of ERSTE Group IT SK in 2012 and CIO of Slovenska Sporiteľňa in 2013. He has been working on digital transformation in ERSTE Group since 2012 and was appointed Head of Digital for entire ERSTE Group in 2015.

Petr Raška

Head of IT Department, IKEM (Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine)

Mr. Raška started first leg of his IT career (2000-2008) as consultant, Solution Account Manager and Senior Sales Manager in Autocont CZ and Ness Logos / Ness Czech. He then moved to acquisition team at GiTy and between 2011-2014 acted as Head of PM at Advisors.cz.  Mr. Raška joined IKEM as project manager in 2015 and moved to Head of IT Department position in 2016.



  • Gartner seat holders and special invitations: complimentary registration
  • Standard price: 18 000 CZK (excl. VAT)
  • Early bird: discount 10% until 12th April 2019.
  • Complimentary Registrations: 1 for every 2 paid registrations

If you would like to register, please e-mail vvapenkova@gartner.cz or click on the button below and fill out the registration form. You will receive an email confirmation once we process your registration.

We are also offering an exclusive opportunity to speak directly with the analyst during a private 30 minute consultation to explore solutions to your personal IT issues and challenges. Please contact us for more information.


Registration Fee

Complimentary registration (Gartner seat holders, special invitations)Standard price 18 000 CZK excl. VAT (until 12th April 2019 Early Bird Price – discount 10%)Group Discount (1 complimentary registration for every 2 paid registrations)


Paying by Invoice



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Registrations must be cancelled in writing up to 5 business days prior the event. Cancellations made after that date, or non-attendance, will not be refunded.



KINGS COURT, U Obecního domu 3, Prague 1

Parking: Palladium/Prague Marriott Hotel.