Overcoming the Global Digital Crisis: Is There a Way Out?

16 Jun , 12:00–13:00
Building Technological Sovereignty
Pavilion G, conference hall G3
In partnership with Rostelecom-Solar

The global processes of digital transformation have generated excessively high public expectations regarding the economic effects and GDP growth prospects of digital economies. However, these estimates have failed to account for the significant risks involved, which have now become highly alarming. The activation and transformation of the digital underworld, driven by global political conflicts, have compelled the international community to reassess the directions of digitalization and prioritize digital sovereignty. The withdrawal of foreign companies from the Russian market has had a severe impact on the resilience of information systems in crucial industries such as energy, agriculture, medicine, finance, and others, where numerous processes are now reliant on digital solutions and lack physical alternatives. The public's confidence in digital services has been shattered by large-scale breaches of personal data, despite government systems demonstrating resilience against external threats. The global digital crisis is first and foremost a crisis of digital trust. How well-prepared is the Russian economy to face unforeseen challenges? How crucial are these challenges for Russia's continued digital development, or is it a crisis of opportunity? What factors should both businesses and the government take into account to establish a sustainable and secure infrastructure? What measures are necessary to guarantee the growth of domestic technologies within the country?

Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Natalya Kasperskaya, President, InfoWatch Group
Igor Lyapunov, Senior Vice President for Information Security, Rostelecom; General Director, Rostelecom-Solar
Ivan Oseledets, Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Skolkovo Institute of Sciences and Technology (Skoltech); Leading Research Fellow, AIRI Institute of Artificial Intelligence
Valery Fadeev, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Chairman, Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights
Evgeny Charkin, Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways
Aleksandr Shoitov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation