The Place for Traditional Players in the Digital Economy

25 May , 16:30–17:45
Technology for Leadership
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall B2
In partnership with MegaFon

The world is undergoing a substantial transformation on account of new technologies – radical changes are affecting virtually every part of our lives. Traditional business models and processes are changing in a number of sectors ranging from agriculture to healthcare. The economy is going digital, and the digital transition is an important item on the agenda and a current priority for the Russian Federation. Russia already has a programme for the development of the digital economy until 2024. How can the state and business most effectively carry out the digital transformation? In what ways will the state and business be transformed in the new reality? What aspects should be considered in creating an infrastructure for the development of the new economy? Is the widespread model of partnerships between market players justifying its effectiveness, or are there more promising models? How can the digital infrastructure be extended to the regions of Russia, and how will it facilitate the development of those regions?

Konstantin Polunin, Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Greg Abovsky, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Yandex
Andrey Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
Vasiliy Nomokonov, Member of the Management Board, Executive Director, SIBUR
Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom
Shannon Poulin, Vice President, Director for Implementing New Technologies in Global Markets, Intel Corporation
Anna Serebryanikova, Chief Operating Officer, MegaFon
Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Takeo Harada, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for International Strategy and Information Analysis, Inc. (IISIA)

Front row participant
Ekaterina Solntseva, Advisor to the General Director, Director of the Program "Digital Rosatom", State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM