Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge
Business Breakfast
Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.4

The future development of the IT sector in Russia is largely dependent upon the creation of a workforce that is capable of capitalizing on the strategic capabilities of technologies on the global market. Information technology forms an integral part of almost every industry, and as technology continues to become more sophisticated, it creates new markets. Will market leaders be able to develop the strategies required to fill emerging niche sectors? What policies should the state pursue in developing the infrastructure for a changing IT market? Is IT education capable of adapting to new market requirements fast enough, and what role should business play in this process?

Valentin Makarov , President, Russoft Association
Sergei Plugotarenko , Director, Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC)

Igor Agamirzian , Chief Executive Officer, RVC
Sergey Beloussov , Chief Executive Officer, Acronis
Vladimir Vasiliev , Rector, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Dmitry Dyrmovsky , General Director, Member of the Board of Directors, Speech Technology Center
Aleksandr Egorov , General Direcor, Reksoft
Jose Luis Irigoyen , Director, Transport, Water, Information and Communications Technology, World Bank
Anatoly Karachinsky , President, IBS Group
Elena Plyasunova , General Director, Medtronic Russia
Oleg Tumanov , Chief Executive Officer,
Kirill Filippov , General Director, SPB TV
Mark Shmulevich , Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)


Key moments

“We have a strong desire to seriously reboot the IT sector.”
Nikolai Nikiforov
“Software was listed as a priority item for import substitution.“
Igor Agamirzian