New Urban Environments as a Catalyst for Investment

25 May , 16:30–17:45
Human Capital in the Digital Economy
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D2

The dizzying pace at which private and public-sector entities are mastering technical innovations and implementing new IT platforms means that there is a possibility that we will see a fundamental transformation of both work and society. However, the planned level of efficiency and innovation will be unattainable if the level of education and qualifications of tomorrow’s workers are insufficient to ensure such rapid progress. It is expected that by 2025 there will be a deficit of more than 10 million qualified, highly skilled professionals in Russia. The need to address the imbalances in the labour market is becoming pressing. What steps should be taken in education and training to better prepare students for work amid continuous and rapid technical changes? What kinds of skills will workers need in the future? What can educational institutions do to adapt their programmes to the new requirements?

Vladislav Boutenko, Senior Partner, Managing Director, Chairman in Russia, The Boston Consulting Group

Dirk Ahlborn, Chief Executive Officer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Pekka Viljakainen, Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Mikhail Dubin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Advanced Technologies Development Center (ATDC)
Mikhail Karisalov, Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR
Valery Katkalo, Rector, Sberbank Corporate University
Shiv Vikram Khemka, Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Vladimir Mau, Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Alicia Nikitina, General Director, Export School of Russian Export Center
Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University
Robert Urazov, General Director, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia)

Front row participants
Tatyana Dyakonova, Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Pierre Morel, Co-Chairman, Trianon Dialogue Forum; Ambassador of the of the French Republic to the Russian Federation (1992–1996)
Valentin Timakov, Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Dmitry Yalov, Deputy Chairman on Economics and Investment of the Government of Leningrad Region