Programme

Digitalization Unlocking New Opportunities in Agro-Industry

24 May, 11:00–12:15
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Conference Hall 3.1 (Krasnodar Region)

The latest internet technologies are rapidly changing the landscape for traditional industries. However, across the world, the agro-industry relies on traditional practices, focuses on the social wellbeing of people in rural areas, and demands special attention from the state. Can these factors slow down the transformation of industry? What information and internet technologies are already changing the landscape of agricultural production and what new growth opportunities can technology unlock?

Moderator
Oleg Goshchansky, Chairman, Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Panellists
Naum Babaev, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Damate Group
Matthias Berninger, Vice-President for Public Affairs, Mars Incorporated
Jonathan Brown, Director, Syngenta LLC
Kirill Varlamov, Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Ivan Lebedev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Sergey Mikhailov, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Investments and Strategic Planning Committee, Cherkizovo Group
Alexander Nikitin, Head of Administration of Tambov Region
Yves Picquet, Head of CropScience Division for Russia and CIS, Bayer

Front row participants
Vasily Belov, General Director, Skolkovo Ventures
Neil Sturrock, President for Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Caucasus and Central Asia, PepsiCo

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