Challenges and Opportunities in Delivering Digital Infrastructure

25 May , 12:00–13:15
Technology for Leadership
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G4
In partnership with Rostelecom

Digitalization acts as the main driver behind economic growth and improving the quality of life of the population. At the same time, real changes in the effectiveness and competitiveness of Russian economic sectors are impossible without access to high-quality digital infrastructure. Creating a reliable supporting digital infrastructure provides a key competitive advantage for the cities and national economies of the future. Today, Russian citizens and organizations pay some of the smallest fees in the world to access the internet. The market for data storage and processing is developing at a rapid pace. At the same time, the issue of ensuring the technological stability and security of the developing digital infrastructure is pressing. The ambitious agenda includes not only stimulating growth using digital infrastructure, but also ensuring its independence, stability, and security, which cannot but create additional economic pressure on the industry. What regulatory changes and commercial approaches are needed to overcome this challenge? What measures should be taken to stimulate the development of all levels of the modern digital infrastructure? How can the technological independence and security of the infrastructure of the digital economy be ensured? How can the competitiveness of the country in the world data storage and processing market be developed? What regulatory incentives should be created to increase the economic attractiveness of investing in digital infrastructure over the long term?

Ilya Kopelevich, Editor-in-Chief, Business FM

Markus Borchert, Senior Vice President, Market Europe, Nokia
Alexander Zharov, Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor)
Ilya Massukh, President, Informational Democracy Foundation
Andrey Murov, Chairman of the Management Board, FGC UES JSC
Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom
Olga Skorobogatova, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia
Bob Cai, Chief Marketing Officer, Carrier Network Business Group, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Front row participant
Anna Serebryanikova, Chief Operating Officer, MegaFon