Programme

BRINGING INNOVATION TO LIFE: THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF FUNDING THE NEXT NEW IDEA

New Catalysts for Change
Panel
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2

Moderator:
Alexandra Johnson , Managing Director, DFJ VTB Aurora; President, The Global Technology Symposium

Panellists
Igor Agamirzian , Chief Executive Officer, RVC
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Alexander Galitsky , Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Vadim Makhov , President, OMZ OJSC
Leonid Melamed , Chairman of the Board, Team Drive; Member of the Board of Directors, RusnanoMedInvest and NovaMedica
Nikolay Pryanishnikov , President, Microsoft in Russia
Andrei Fursenko , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Joel Schwartz , Senior Vice-President, EMC Corporation

Key moments

In regards to innovations, today’s engineer is a designer, fundamentally an innovator. That’s the only way of looking at this.
Andrei Fursenko
There are ideas, talent and innovative ideas. However, turning these ideas into projects and, subsequently, businesses, is something that still has to be learned.
Nikolai Pryanishnikov
Within the start-up community, there is an important social aspect in learning from others.
Pekka Viljakainen