Basil Moftah ,
Managing Director Emerging Markets, Thomson Reuters
Sergey Beloussov ,
Chief Executive Officer, Acronis
Pekka Viljakainen ,
Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Siegfried Wolf ,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian Machines Corporation
Orit Gadiesh ,
Chairman, Bain & Company
Nikolai Lebedev ,
President, Transas Group LLC
Sander van't Noordende ,
Group Chief Executive Officer of Management Consulting, Accenture Plc
Pavel Teplukhin ,
Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Russia
In reality, technology knows no borders. Furthermore, a reason for going global is to keep one’s technological level competitive.
Prosperity doesn’t always mean progress. Problem-solving makes people move forward. Many of the countries that are successful in the global arena do not have natural resources, experience population problems, and even face difficult political situations. Still, they have been very successful while their companies are very competitive and operate effectively. In the end, problems can be opportunities.
Modern Russia has largely been based on oil and gas but I believe that hi-tech industries represent the country’s near future.
I believe the first thing that any company has to do, no matter where it is, either in in well-established countries or emerging markets, is measuring its own competitiveness. As it’s said in Russia, by going through the Hamburg account and this means focusing on real competition. After this, your company’s success will be determined by the breadth of your business.