Business programme

The Architecture of Post-Pandemic World: Technology, Economy, Society

03 Jun , 16:00–17:30
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Sber Panel Session
Congress Centre, Congress Hall

A number of global mega trends shape the image of our future: digital transformation, rising inequality, an increase in public and corporate debts, faster and more sophisticated business processes, and the development of green energy. We will discuss the effect the pandemic has had on the key mega trends, including technological, economic, social, and political. How will digitalization accelerated by the pandemic and lockdowns change our personal and professional lives? How will social conventions and ethical standards change? Will the government’s role in the economy and private lives increase? Will the environment and climate change attract more attention in the global agenda? Will this global tragedy help unite people or tear them apart even more?

Herman Gref, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Fareed Zakaria, Journalist, Political Commentator (online)
Maxim Oreshkin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University (online)
Jacob Frenkel, Governor, Bank of Israel (1991—2000); Chairman, JPMorgan Chase International (2009—2019)