Business programme

The New Elite: How Accumulated Knowledge Can be Converted into Capital

05 Jun , 14:00–15:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G2

Throughout human history, knowledge has been crucial to intellectual and economic growth, and in the last few years, knowledge has offered the key to leadership for countries, regions, and organizations. In today’s world, membership of the elite is not only determined by background and money, but also by the breadth of one’s knowledge. However, it is far from the case that knowledge can always be measured by the number of university degrees a person holds. What forms of knowledge play a key role in determining status, and where do soft skills come in? Why are large corporations investing in education, and what should the starting point be? How can knowledge be managed in a company, and why is it necessary to do so? Can knowledge be converted into profit and continue to be acquired on an ongoing basis?

Ksenia Trifonova, Director for External and Internal Communications, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
Alexey Dolinsky, Co-founder, Coursalytics; Member of the Russian Government Expert Council (online)
Natalya Magidey, Head, Sberbank Accelerator; Managing Director, SberZ (online)
Aleksandar Ruzevic, Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
Tatiana Sorokina, General Manager, IBM Russia & CIS