Russia’s New Horizons
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.3

For some of Russia’s most fundamental challenges – alleviating urban congestion, expanding affordable healthcare, providing government services in a more transparent fashion, or expanding educational opportunities – the systemic adoption of technological innovations can have a transformative impact. However, successful implementation is often elusive, as it requires complex and innovative models of public and private collaboration. What policy prescriptions and practical steps can accelerate the deployment of technologically efficient, ‘smart’ solutions? How can Russian regions champion these efforts?

Sergei Naryshkin , Chairman, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Anatoliy Chubais , Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation

Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Stanislav Voskresensky , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Hubertus von Grunberg , Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB
Bruno Di Leo , Senior Vice-President, IBM
Nikolay Nikiforov , Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Valery Fadeev , General Director, Expert Media Holding; Editor-in-Chief, Expert magazine
John Chambers , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems

Anatoly Artamonov , Governor of Kaluga Region
Vladimir Volkov , Head of the Republic of Mordovia
Andrei Dubovskov , President, Chairman of the Management Board, MTS
Vladimir Mau , Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Nikolai Merkushkin , Governor of Samara Region
Rustam Minnikhanov , President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Sergei Morozov , Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Key moments

It’s going to be the 4th generation of the internet and every mechanical device, every smartphone, every PC, every tablet, every TV with proper authorisation can get access to any information that you want anywhere in the world. From the business perspective, it will allow you to basically generate 14 trillion dollars of profit in the next 10 years.
John Chambers
A smart economy should deliver solutions for the great challenges we are facing at the moment. We need to change the system of food, the safety of food; of water, of engines, of energy, of mobility, of safety and security systems as a whole.
Rob van Gijzel
Every Russian region has the opportunity to become number one in innovation. The key to this is consistent teamwork, which is hard and painstaking, in order to nurture talent.
Stanislav Voskresensky