Digital Transformation of Business: International Experience and Russian Practice

26 May , 08:30–09:45
Business Breakfast
Congress Centre, Business Breakfast Hall 1

Today, digitalization in business, government, and society allows countries to expand their presence and compete in the global market, thereby improving the quality and standard of living of their people. The Russian Association for Electronic Communications estimates that the digital economy makes up 2.42% of Russia’s 2017 GDP. The influence of Internet markets on the economy is growing by 11% annually, and there is a successful track record of digital transformation in a number of areas. Digitalization is no longer an abstract concept but a reality, and the Russian IT industry plays a major role. This business breakfast will discuss international experience, best practices in Russia, and the role of state support for digital transformation in areas that are closely integrated with modern society. What is the role of the IT industry in the digital transformation of the Russian and global economies? What are the barriers to the digital transformation of the Russian economy and what can be done to overcome them? What are some examples of successful practices and what are the prospects for international cooperation?

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

Doron Avni, Director, Policy and Government Relations, Middle East, Africa, Israel and Turkey, Google Inc.
Marina Amelina, Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Yandex
Svetlana Balanova, General Director, IBS
Nicolas Brusson, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, BlaBlaCar
Pavel Vasiliev, Founder, AstroSoft
Andrey Vorobiev, Director, Coordination Center for Top Level Domain RU
Pavel Gudkov, Deputy General Director, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises
Dmitry Dyrmovsky, General Director, Member of the Board of Directors, Speech Technology Center
Aleksandr Egorov, General Direcor, Reksoft
Andrey Ershov, General Director, Moscow City Telephone Network (MGTS)
Pavel Ershov, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Rus LLC
Alexandre Zapolsky, Co-founder, Chief Executive Director, LINAGORA
Uliana Zinina, Head of Public Policy, Russia and CIS, Facebook
Alexey Katkov, Managing Partner, Sistema
Foued Kefif, Head, Technology and Services Division, Trade and Investment office of the Embassy of France (Business France Russia)
David Conrad, Senior Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Kirill Menshov, Vice President for Information Technology, Rostelekom
Sergey Petrov, Director, Institute for Internet Development
Alexander Povalko, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Shannon Poulin, Vice President, Director for Implementing New Technologies in Global Markets, Intel Corporation
Carlo Rossotto, Leading Specialist for Information and Communications Technologies, Regional Coordinator, The World Bank Group
Vladimir Rubanov, Managing Director, Rosplatforma
Anastasios Tzikas, President of the Board of Directors, Thessaloniki International Fair Helexpo SA
Andrey Tikhonov, Head of Safety of the Internet of Things (IoT), Kaspersky Lab
Kirill Filippov, General Director, SPB TV
Dmitry Shushkin, Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY Russia
Sergey Emdin, Chief Executive Officer, Tele2
Michael Yakushev, Executive Vice President for Government Relations, VimpelCom