Chief Innovation Officer Petra Dzurovčinová

City of Bratislava

Petra is currently the first Chief Innovation Officer in Bratislava. She has a business and NGO background. During her nearly four-year tenure at the city of Bratislava she has created the innovation and digital services department with 15 multidisciplinary professionals. Together, they are redesigning and developing new digital services for the city and its organisations. She has established a Bratislava Living Lab with several pilot projects running and deepened the cooperation with the academic and business sectors as well as international networks.
She was the founding Executive Manager at the Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy (SAPIE), a policy advocacy body and an association of over 150 innovative companies in Slovakia including
Facebook, Google, ESET, Pixel Federation and other notable companies. She was responsible for setting the strategic vision, recruiting members and building networks among policymakers in Slovakia and on the EU level. She is also a co-author of the V4 Startup Report and Titans of Tomorrow: Slovak Scaleup Report. Prior to her return to Slovakia, she worked as the Digital Communications Manager at the Royal Institution of Australia in Adelaide. She was also co-organiser and licensee of various TEDx events in Adelaide and Bratislava.

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Sustainability Business Partner Anna Šimončičová