Disruptors: Trends and Technologies
Panel Session
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.3

With many countries currently facing the challenge of developing their national manufacturing industries, the localization and transfer of technologies is taking on a key role. Can such enterprises integrate into international production chains? How can the most advanced technologies available be obtained and adapted to manufacturing? Are current international and national standards an impediment to innovation, or a driver of technological development?

Michael Sutcliff , Group Chief Executive — Accenture Digital, Accenture

Alexey Abramov , Head, The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology
Igor Agamirzian , Chief Executive Officer, RVC
Valentin Gapanovich , Senior Vice-President for Innovation Development, Russian Railways
David La Rose , General Manager Central and Eastern Europe, IBM
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Bernhard Thies , Chairman of the Board of Directors, DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE
Wim Elfrink , Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, CISCO

Front row participants
Irina Gaida , Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Carlo Rossotto , Leading Specialist for Information and Communications Technologies, Regional Coordinator, The World Bank Group


Key moments

From prospective of the innovation companies, if your work in open eco-systems but let the regulations restrict you, you slow down the progress.
David La Rose
In the software sector, Russia is one of the main sources of the technological transfer in the world.
Igor Agamirzian
We are heading to the world of collective innovation, of rapid prototyping at the global level.
Wim Elfrink
By adapting borrowed innovations, the economies of several Asian countries acquired the necessary expertise enabling them to make a significant shift in development.
Alexey Repik
Mechanisms need to be found to motivate the technology donors so that these technologies are integrated in Russia by joint ventures.
Alexey Repik