1 2 3
June 2017
20 June
Panel

WHICH COUNTRIES OFFER BEST CLIMATE FOR IT BUSINESS?

16:00-17:15 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1
In this session we plan to discuss the advantages of individual jurisdictions/states for conducting particular types of business in IT (sample topics: India – a Mecca for outsourcing, or maybe not? Russia prides itself on its engineers and programmers, who are capable of tackling complex projects – or is this now just a fading legacy of the past? Are tax regimes that incentivise the creation of new intellectual property a serious stimulus for the work of IT companies in these countries? The Russian internet market is number 1 in Europe and has great potential for growth: how important an opportunity is this for international business? What is the place of Russia and what are its prospects in the global distribution of work in the IT industry?)
Moderator:
Mark Shmulevich, Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Panellists:
Serguei Beloussov, Senior Founding Partner, Runa Capital; Founder, Parallels, Acronis, Acumatica, Rolsen
Marthin De Beer, Senior Vice President, Video and Collaboration Group, Cisco
Arkady Dobkin, Chief Executive Officer, President, EPAM Systems
Taso Du Val, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Toptal LLC
Robert Farish, Vice President, Regional Managing Director for Russia and CIS, International Data Corporation
Mohammad Gawdat, Vice President of Emerging Markets for SEEMEA, Google
Dmitry Grishin, General Director, Mail.ru Group

Highlights

We know about the options problem and this year we’re planning to make some amendments to the legislation that will allow us to more easily and effectively use options to incentivize staff.

Mark Shmulevich
Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

Once intellectual property gets created, you need modern legislation in place, and then you need enforcement of those laws when intellectual property rights get breached. Usually it is in that environment that innovation can thrive.

Marthin De Beer
Senior Vice President, Video and Collaboration Group, Cisco

The basic models are getting changed. Cloud, mobility, video and other technologies are fundamentally changing what is getting done in the Internet. What you will see is that the Internet is not connecting people with information like in the days of the World Wide Web, but increasingly connecting people with people, and also people with things, and also machines to machines.

Marthin De Beer
Senior Vice President, Video and Collaboration Group, Cisco

In the foreseeable future, the next 5-10 years, we can expect that there will be something like five or maybe even six billion people who use smartphones and have access to the Internet.

Dmitry Grishin
General Director, Mail.ru Group

At this time

16:00-17:00 Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.2
Studies in Leadership: Conversations to Make a Difference CNBC Televised Session

MANAGING THE FUTURE OF FINANCE

16:00-17:15 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2
The Global Growth Agenda Briefing

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY – LAUNCH OF THE 2013 MEDIUM TERM GAS MARKET REPORT

16:00-17:15
The Global Growth Agenda G20 Agenda. Arena

RE-ENERGIZING GLOBAL TRADE

In cooperation with En+ Group

16:00-17:15
The Global Growth Agenda SPIEF Open Debate

EUROPEAN FISSURES: TAKING THE HARD DECISIONS TO END THE CRISIS

In cooperation with Baltika Breweries. Please post your thoughts on the open debate to SPIEF2013OD@gmail.com or on Twitter SPIEF2013OD

16:00-17:15 Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre
Russia’s New Horizons Panel

KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY – A STRATEGY FOR GETTING AHEAD OF THE CURVE