Responding to Impact Technologies
Round table
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2

The Russian Government provides extensive support to spur innovation in state-owned companies and institutes, however, this has thus far delivered limited results. Innovative approaches have yet to become a part of the ‘genetic code’ of Russian companies, while ecosystems of open innovation are growing rapidly in other comparable economies. How can the gap in the innovative capabilities between Russian companies and their global peers be closed, and how can these firms better leverage intellectual capital and IT to boost performance?

Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Esko Aho , Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries
Drew Guff , Managing Director, Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company
Bruno Di Leo , Senior Vice-President, IBM
Andrei Dubovskov , President, Chairman of the Management Board, MTS
Alexander Dyukov , Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Klaus Kleinfeld , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa Inc.
Jean-Philippe Courtois , President, Microsoft International
Peter Loescher , President, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG
Leonid Melamed , Chairman of the Board, Team Drive; Member of the Board of Directors, RusnanoMedInvest and NovaMedica
Jim Hagemann Snabe , Co-Chief Executive Officer, SAP AG


Key moments

Innovations in and of themselves are pointless. You need business to make them useful for somebody.
Andrei Dubovskov
I think one of the mistakes that many countries are making is the focus on direct investments as money. Money alone will not create innovation.
Donald Almeida
What Russia can and should do is become a leader in the field of engineering and research outsourcing.
Sergey Kravchenko