CTA Events


June 23 - 26, 2019

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Please join fellow executives from leading global technology companies for CTA’s CEO Summit in Prague, June 23-26. This exclusive, invitation-only event provides a casual, intimate environment for networking and learning.

Eventex Best Association Meeting 1st PrizeMeet your peers from global technology companies including Bosch, Google, HP, IBM, Sony, Sprint and more as you enjoy three days of thought-provoking content from preeminent leaders in the industry. Hear from the Counselor for Commercial Affairs for the U.S. Embassy and attend an exclusive evening reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence.

Sessions will cover the hottest tech topics including AI, Machine Learning and 5G, and the business environment in the Czech Republic, among other subjects.

Some of our speakers will include:

  • IBM’s Bridget Karlin, Global Chief Technology Officer and VP of IBM’s Global Technology Services
    Bridget will share the lessons she has learned over her distinguished tech career including her current work driving the corporate transformation to build and deliver IBM's global cognitive technology services platform.

  • Grant Thornton’s Nichole Jordan, National Managing Partner, Markets, Clients & Industry
    Nichole will discuss how she and her team devise practical use cases for emerging technology like AI/Machine Learning and 5G. You’ll get a new perspective for your customers and how they can create value for the end user.

  • U.S. Embassy’s Christina Sharkey, Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy Prague
    Christina will present an overview and insights on the business environment and tech innovation in the Czech Republic.

  • CzechInvest's Lucie Hustolesov√°, Head of Startup Acceleration, CzechInvest
    Lucie will introduce the CzechInvest startup portfolio and explain the unique characteristics of Czech startups in general — including an overview of case studies from CzechInvest programs and governmental innovation strategies.

Preview the summit agenda (PDF).
See FAQs (PDF).

CEO Summit Speakers

Mike Fasulo

Sony Electronics Inc.
President & COO

Jean Foster

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™
Sr. VP, Marketing and Communications

Lucie Hustolesová

Head of Startup Acceleration

Nichole Jordan

Grant Thornton
National Managing Partner, Markets, Clients & Industry

Bridget Karlin

Global Chief Technology Officer and VP of IBM’s Global Technology Services

Jenny Radcliffe

People Hacker and Social Engineer

Gary Shapiro

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™
President and CEO

Christina Sharkey

U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic
Counselor for Commercial Affairs

Ondrej Vlcek

President for the Consumer Business

Sonia Wadhawan

Director, Partnerships - Devices and Services
"As a first-time attendee at CEO Summit I did not know what to expect. This event exceeded my expectations and provided a unique opportunity to network with executives from global brands that are relevant to my business, in a casual setting which made it easy to form new relationships."
— Stephanie Dismore, Vice President and General Manager, America’s Channels, HP Inc. 

Attend the 2019 CEO Summit

If you are unsure of your qualifications to attend, view the CEO Summit attendance criteria (PDF). If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please complete the form below.