Programme

THE RUSSIAN IT/INTERNET INDUSTRY: INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS CLIMATE

New Catalysts for Change
Industry Breakfast
Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.4

Moderators
Valentin Makarov , President, Russoft Association
Sergei Plugotarenko , Director, Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC)

Panellists
Igor Agamirzian , Chief Executive Officer, RVC
Igor Ashmanov , Chief Executive Officer, Ashmanov and Partners
Sergey Beloussov , Chief Executive Officer, Acronis
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Alexander Gentsis , Head of the Committee on Development of Business in Russia, Diasoft
Dmitry Grishin , General Director, Mail.ru Group
Alexandra Johnson , Managing Director, DFJ VTB Aurora; President, The Global Technology Symposium
Arkady Dobkin , Chief Executive Officer, President, EPAM Systems
Aleksandr Egorov , General Direcor, Reksoft
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Natalia Kasperskaya , General Director, InfoWatch
Alexander Kravchenko , Vice-President, SPIRIT
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
William Savage , Vice President, Intel Corporation
Robert Farish , Vice President, Regional Managing Director for Russia and CIS, International Data Corporation
Mark Shmulevich , Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

Key moments

In this worldwide economy – and we think about the world without borders and boundaries – when you’re building something, collaboration across boundaries is really important: collaboration across companies, often collaboration across countries, as well as collaboration across academics and business people.
William Savage
We’ve reached the point where information technologies have become a platform for development, and the new trend is that IT is expanding into practical areas like the real sector of the economy.
Igor Agamirzian
The Russian online games market outgrew film distribution in 2012, and is still growing. This will provide a significant new source of income for Internet companies.
Dmitry Grishin
We need to think about some kind of bold projects that could help the IT industry achieve more breakthroughs in the next 10 years… and if they were public-private partnership projects – we could get even better results.
Mark Shmulevich
Russian companies shouldn’t wait for the next fashion or trend, but instead go where the global investors are. What’s important in investment is the same as in hockey: you have to see which way the game is going.д
Alexandra Johnson