Navigating Revolutions in Technology
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G2

It is estimated that last year’s 90 million cyber attacks cost global businesses as much as USD 575 billion, yet half of major international firms still lack a comprehensive strategy to combat hackers. With customers demanding robust protection and criminals becoming more sophisticated, only a total commitment starting from the corporate board will provide adequate protection. What steps should be taken to create a strong defence against cyber attacks? What are some of the key steps business leaders should take to create an effective corporate culture to support cyber security?

Eric Auchard , Chief Technology Correspondent in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Thomson Reuters

Jon Fredrik Baksaas , Chairman, GSMA
Alexander Zharov , Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor)
German Klimenko , Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
Stanislav Kuznetsov , Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Sang Jin Park , President, Samsung Electronics
Ilya Sachkov , Founder, General Director, Group-IB
Ruslan Yunusov , Chief Executive Officer, Russian Quantum Center

Tommaso Calarco , Professor, Institute for Complex Quantum Systems (ICQ)
Timothy Clough , Partner, Risk Assurance Solutions and Corporate Governance Leader, PwC Russia
Hakon Wium Lie , Chief Technology Officer, Opera Software
Michael Yakushev , Vice-President of Stakeholder Engagement, Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, ICANN


Key moments

The potential of the Internet of Things is strong. If it does not have an equally strong security element attached, we will have a severe problem.
Jon Fredrik Baksaas Jon Fredrik Baksaas
The culture, the processes and people can be very efficient and effective way of defending against cyber attacks.
Timothy Clough
The Board of Directors absolutely has a critical role to play in establishing the right culture within an organization with regards to cyber security, they need to be setting the “tone at the top”. They need to treat cyber security as a strategic risk issue, one that can have reputational, operational, financial and business critical impacts on their company.
Timothy Clough