Business programme

Digital Sovereignty and Cybersecurity

04 Jun , 12:00–13:15
New Technology Frontiers
Congress Centre, conference hall B1

As the digital transformation gains momentum, the challenges it brings are beginning to impact different countries’ national interests. The way countries and corporations navigate the digital ecosystem has already significantly altered the economic and political picture, and previous roles are changing and becoming blurred. Threats to national security have taken on new forms, while competitive tools have paradoxically become threats. Import substitution in IT has gone beyond mere slogans, but is all this merely a scare tactic by the media and IT security experts? What future digitalization threats need to be considered now, and can we really counter them, and if so, how? Is it already too late? How is the digital transformation affecting the distribution of power globally, and is this beneficial to Russia’s future? What threats will people, businesses and the government have to confront as part of the digital transformation, and what is the potential impact? How is the political economy being changed in a digital world, and will information security risks affect economic stability? How can a state protect its interests in a world with blurred borders? At what point does import substitution create a risk of isolation? What do cyber-dependency “traps” look like? Do you personally feel protected in the modern digital world, and will you feel protected in the future?

Alexey Bobrovsky, Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Rashid Ismailov, President, VimpelCom
Evgeny Kaspersky, Chief Executive Officer, Kaspersky Lab
Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Igor Lyapunov, Vice President for Information Security, Rostelecom
Tatyana Matveeva, Chief, Presidential Directorate for the Development of Information and Communication Technology and Communication Infrastructure
Ekaterina Solntseva, Chief Digital Officer, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Evgeny Charkin, Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways
Maksut Shadaev, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation

Front row participant
Alexey Goreslavsky, General Director, Dialog ANO