My personal journey from building web of the Czech Republic via Microsoft and Atlas.cz to the Google cloud for top Czech companies

Lecturer:     Pavel Sodomka, Owner Atlas.cz and NetMail
Date and time: 27th March 2014, 9:15–10:45 
Place:       lecture room T9:111, FIT CTU, 9 Thákurova Street, Prague
Language: English

Outline:

  1. Little bit of Internet history (first web of the Czech Republic, fight between Microsoft and Netscape, building up Atlas.cz).
  2. How to build a company from 3 employees and 30 customers to the 3rd largest Premier Google Apps partner in Europe with 50 employees and 300 customers within 2 years.
  3. How cloud revolutionizes corporate IT and why Microsoft has such hard times.
  4. Why Kofola, Economia, Ceska sporitelna and hundred of others opted for Google Apps.
  5. What holds the future and what to learn.
 
Short bio:
Pavel Sodomka started his professional career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was connecting to the internet the foreign Czech centers. He worked two years in the Czech Microsoft, however, he is best known as a co-founder and largest shareholder of portal Atlas.cz, which was at its time the second biggest Czech portal, expanding also to Slovakia and Ukraine. 
 
Atlas was then sold for approximately half a billion crowns in early 2008 to the investment fund Warburg Pincus. Pavel is now focused on several investments - an radio streaming company Play.cz, a company providing B2B online video services Pozitiv.cz and  Ekolo.cz selling e-bicycles. In January 2011 Pavel invested into Netmail and helped it to grow from 3 employees and 30 customers to 3rd largest Premier Google Apps partner in Europe with 50 employees and 300 customers within 2 years.
 
 
About NetMail:
In 1996 netmail s.r.o. was created with a vision to bring the best IT services in Czech Republic. Spotted changing trends in communication, collaboration and sharing information led us to major restart in 2008. From on-premise infrastructures to cloud computing. We begun with Google Apps (GA) deployments to medium and large businesses. In short time we became the only one SMB Google Apps Premium Partner in Czech Republic. Our successful implementations cover companies from retail, advertising, media agencies, entertainment providers, educational organizations, scientific researchers or NGOs. 
 
 

Free entrance.

 

 



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