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June 2017
22 June
Industry Breakfast

THE RUSSIAN IT/INTERNET INDUSTRY: INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS CLIMATE

08:30-09:45 Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.4
The development of the Russian IT industry is heavily dependent on two conditions: the creation of a good business climate and the availability of investment. The search for new target companies and services in which to invest, and identifying market segments where innovative solutions can lead to explosive growth has become all the more important.
Moderators:
Valentin Makarov, President, RUSSOFT Association
Sergei Plugotarenko, Director, Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC)
Panellists:
Igor Agamirzyan, Chief Executive Officer, RVC
Igor Ashmanov, Chief Executive Officer, Ashmanov and Partners
Serguei Beloussov, Senior Founding Partner, Runa Capital; Founder, Parallels, Acronis, Acumatica, Rolsen
Arkady Dobkin, Chief Executive Officer, President, EPAM Systems
Alexander Egorov, Chief Executive Officer, Reksoft
Robert Farish, Vice President, Regional Managing Director for Russia and CIS, International Data Corporation
Maelle Gavet, Chief Executive Officer, OZON.ru
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 Capital Aurora
Natalia Kasperskaya, General Director, InfoWatch
Alexander Kravchenko, Vice-President, SPIRIT
Sergio Pessoa, Global Business Executive, General Manager, Business Center, Apex-Brasil
William Savage, Vice President, Intel Corporation
Mark Shmulevich, Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Leonid Zilberburg, President, Bee Pitron

Highlights

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
Vice President, Intel Corporation

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
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of Executive Committee, Russian Venture Company

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
General Director, Mail.ru Group

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
Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

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
Managing Director, DFJ VTB Capital Aurora

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