Get Ready for Digital Transformation!

April 4th, 2018 | Prague, Czech Republic
Digital Transformation in the nonprofit sector

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Digital Transformation

The event aims to help nonprofits understand what digital transformation means and how technology can support their mission and enable greater impact.

Czechia – Slovakia

The conference is addressed to the nonprofit organizations in Czech and Slovak Republic – free of charge admission.

International speakers

The event is hosting a few experts who bring great experience around digital transformation in the nonprofit sector from all around the world.

Microsoft NGO Awards

We will introduce and award stories of nonprofits using modern Microsoft technologies in an innovative way. Get inspired by stories of other NGOs. More…

Idea Incubator

Are you planning to build an app that aims to help your beneficiaries? Looking to optimize your internal processes or engage with your volunteers and donors?

Join the incubator! More…


Registration starts half an hour before the start of the event. Please come ahead of time.

9:00 Welcome

9:15 How Microsoft Supports Digital Transformation in the Nonprofit Sector?
Erik Arnold CTO Tech for Social Impact, Microsoft Philanthropies

9:55 What Is Digital Transformation and How to Get Prepared?
Filip Dřímalka CEO Digiskills, partner at Digital Ventures

10:30 Break

10:45 The Role of Technology in the New Civil Society
Chris Worman Vice President, Alliances and Program Development TechSoup

11:10 Presentations of the Microsoft NGO Awards 2018 Finalists
Join the online poll and select a story that has attracted you the most.

12:00 Lunch & Learn
Have lunch with the speakers and IT consultants. Ask questions on what interests you or what bothers your organization.

13:00 Announcement of the Microsoft NGO Awards 2018 Winners

13:45 Break


Get examples and learn from the best how to leverage technology in order to scale up your impact.

14:00 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Tips and Tricks in Cloud
Zdeněk Jiříček National Technology Officer Microsoft Czech Republic

14:30 Engage Donors and Volunteers - Case Study
How We Used CRM System For Event "Akce Cihla"
Presenters: Gabriela Štěpánková, Portus Praha; Olga Rembish, Millennium

15:00 Empower Employees - Panel Discussion
Moderator: Lenka Čábelová, Microsoft
Panelists: Lukáš Příklenk, Artex; Ondřej Výšek, KPCS; Petr Bartoš, Člověk v tísni; Petr Krbec, Sue Ryder

15:45 Break

16:00 Optimize Operations - Interview
Online System For Connecting Youth and DofE mentors – A View From Two Sides
Moderator: Lenka Čábelová, Microsoft
NGO representative: Tomáš Vokáč, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Czech Republic Foundation
Technology partner representative: Martin Polepil, OKIN

16:30 Innovate for Impact - Sample Solution
Vlado Zaujec, Rain for Climate: How Technology Can Solve Climate Change
Marek Novák, X.Glu: The Thinnest Glucometer In The World and Cloud

17:00 Conference Summary and Goodbyes

Nonprofits, Microsoft representatives and partner IT companies will work in 4 separate workgroups discussing how to tackle some of the most challenging issues nonprofits are experiencing through technology. Learn how to get involved.

14:00 -17:00 Group work


CTO Tech for Social Impact, Microsoft Philanthropies

Erik Arnold

Erik has many years of experience in the nonprofit sector having held IT management related positions. He currently works as the Technical Director at Microsoft Philantropies and develops a comprehensive technologies strategy for nonprofit organizations. He will discuss how digital transformation and new technologies affect the nonprofit sector and what Microsoft has to offer to nonprofit organizations. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to listen to the person who creates Microsoft's technology vision for nonprofit organizations and defines what areas and applications in the nonprofit sector Microsoft should draw its attention to.

CEO at Digiskills, partner at Digital Ventures

Filip Dřímalka

Filip is an innovation and digitalization expert - he helps companies going through the digital transformation and consults number of organizations keen to undergo digitalization. His unique methodology helps companies to successfully carry out their transformation. He participated at many Czech and foreign conferences. Filip will discuss what the process of digital transformation involves, what to prepare for and above all, how to get prepared. He will provide you with practical advice and show you how to start. Listen to his extensive experience and take advantage of opportunities brought by digital innovations.

Vice President, Alliances and Program Development TechSoup

Chris Worman

Chris has been working with and for civil society since 1999. Leading fundraising and communications with American NGOs in the arts, health and human services, Chris built online giving platforms and communities before tools like Facebook made it easy. In 2005, Chris landed in Romania where, among other things, he opened TechSoup’s Romania program and, subsequently, TechSoup’s digital democracy work. He currently works as the Vice President for Alliances and Program Development for the TechSoup Global Network. Chris will discuss how to use tech for effective social change and how new technologies are affecting the new civil society.

Limited seating - register today!

Microsoft NGO Awards

The conference programme also includes presentations and announcement of the Microsoft NGO Awards Winners.


We want to share stories of nonprofits that have improved their services, streamlined their organization or coordinated volunteers and supporters using the Microsoft's technology. It does not matter whether you have been using the solution for one month or several years, we place emphasis on criteria such as helpfulness, degree of innovation, originality of the idea and interconnection of technologies with the organization's operations and projects. Do you educate children or elderly in IT? Have you invented innovative teamwork solution? Have you developed original web app? All of these stories can apply to the Microsoft NGO Awards.

The contest is designed for Czech and Slovak nonprofits separately and is divided into three categories - External Impact, Organizational Development and Exceptional Story. The expert jury will select several nominees from each category and 3 winners. Application submission is open from 12/2/2018 to 9/3/2018. More at www.techsoup.cz/ngoawards.

Do you have a story to share?


Idea Incubator

  • Are you looking for a way to improve your internal processes with technologies?
  • Do you want to use modern technologies to manage volunteers more effectively?
  • Do you think about using technologies to improve your communication with donors?
  • Are you looking for a solution to better help your clients or increase your impact?
  • Are you looking for the right tools?

Send us your idea or describe the problem you are dealing with! We will try to find the most suitable business partner for you to help you choose the most suitable technologies.

In cooperation with Microsoft partners and volunteers, we will choose 3-4 ideas or problems providing a space to talk these through with experts, find out if and how these can be solved using modern technologies.

Individual organizations or groups of organizations may apply. Application deadline is March 21.

Share your idea or problem to be solved.

Microsoft Česká republika - Vyskočilova 1561/4a, 140 00 Praha 4

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Microsoft Česká republika - Vyskočilova 1561/4a, 140 00 Praha 4
50.048059, 14.457407

How to get to the event?

The conference takes place at the Microsoft's headquarters in Prague, Vyskočilova 1561/4a, 140 00 Prague 4.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT - Bus stop Vyskočilova or Brumlovka, for the fastest connection from the city center, get on the "C" metro line to the station Budějovická and transfer to a bus in the direction Brumlovka (118, 124, 170).

BY CAR - The headquarters is located at the exit from the 5. května street (following the D1 motorway), there are only paid parking lots in the vicinity. Parking for ZTP card holders is available in the Microsoft´s building.


Simultaneous interpreting of foreign speakers into Czech will be provided through headphones.

Admission free

Entrance is free of charge upon registration. Each organization may register up to 2 participants!

140 participants

The capacity is limited to 140 participants. Do not wait, registration open until capacity is reached.


Throughout the day, free refreshments will be provided – both food and beverages. Plenty of coffee for everyone!

Wheelchair access

The venue is completely barrier-free. Parking for ZTP card holders can be arranged in the building.

For more information, contact us here:

podpora@techsoup.cz   or   +420 774 000 985