Tech at Scale: Staying Ahead of the Game
The private sector has always been a source of new ideas and the driving force behind economic growth. As technologies develop, they reach wider audiences, which in turn stimulates further development. Users of all ages are increasingly getting used to the fact that digital ecosystems are changing their way of life and presenting day-to-day services in just one click. Major industrial companies have embraced artificial intelligence as they strive to boost production efficiency and roll out smart solutions. Meeting expectations is no longer sufficient. Competition between digital ecosystems has led to a situation where anticipating customer needs and offering solutions to tomorrow’s problems today is of utmost importance. While building upon the essential services we use every day, companies also invest in technologies of global significance, all the while transforming the current consumption model. As B2B companies adopt B2C technologies and vice versa, they simultaneously make B2B technologies available to a wider B2C audience. How can the digital leaders of today remain relevant with the rapid technological change? How do companies attract the best talent and set market trends? How to spot a new trend and implement it? How to support a corporate culture relevant to our times and develop personnel? Which skills should be cultivated in employees? What are the main challenges digital ecosystems and industrial players face? How should businesses work effectively with start-ups?
Alexander Sukharevsky, Managing Partner, McKinsey Digital, EEMA
Arkady Volozh, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Yandex Group of Companies
Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal
Oleg Tinkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tinkoff Bank