Business programme

Technological Sovereignty in IT: New Methodologies, Partnerships, and Competence Centres for Business and Youth Development in the Russian Federation

14 Jun , 12:15–13:45
Building Technological Sovereignty
Pavilion F, conference hall F1

Technological sovereignty in the field of IT stands as a paramount priority for the Russian Federation. What are the necessary new IT methodologies, partnership models, and competence centres required to achieve technological sovereignty? The country pays special attention to this issue. The President has noted that Russian information and telecommunications companies should switch to domestic software, otherwise the state will not be able to use their products in a range of strategically important areas due to high security risks. Embracing the fact that the global introduction and widespread transition to domestic technologies in IT is one of the key factors of socio-economic development, technological sovereignty of industries in the Russian Federation, risk reduction in the field of information security, we are faced with the need to take a fresh look at existing professional and federal state educational standards. This system of standards needs to be modernized by introducing new approaches and methodologies in IT. The transformation of technological base of Russian economic sectors with transition to domestic solutions profoundly influences the competency requirements for individuals in the labour market, as well as prospective young professionals in the Russian Federation. The country has already embarked on the pioneering implementation of comprehensive educational programmes centred on domestic IT solutions, designed to form competencies to navigate the Russian technology landscape and achieve the objectives of technological sovereignty and information security. Nonetheless, these initiatives alone don’t solve all the questions – answers to some of them can be found with requiring collaborative efforts from the government, business sector, and educational community. Which industry partnership mechanisms prove effective in fostering competencies within the IT industry? What are the most effective approaches to adjusting the federal state educational standards for secondary vocational and higher education in engineering, technology, and technical sciences with the transition to new domestic technologies? How to form and develop competences in mastering new domestic solutions within secondary vocational and higher education programmes? In the realm of IT, what are the emerging methodologies to replace outdated ones, and how can domestic standardization in business analysis be established in the Russian Federation? What potential mechanisms can facilitate coordination among stakeholders, consolidate positions and opinions from Federal Executive Authorities and leading Russian organizations, and drive the development, implementation, and adoption of educational solutions in the field of domestic IT technologies?

Yevgeny Abakumov, Director of Information Technology, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation

Renata Abdulina, Chairman, Association of the Largest Software and Hardware Consumers
Alexander Bugaev, First Deputy Minister of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation
Anton Dumin, Director of the Directorate for Information Technologies, Automation and Telecommunications, Gazprom Neft
Nikolay Kozak, Managing Director, DOM.RF
Renat Lashin, Executive Director, Russian Software Products Association Russian Software
Kirill Menshov, Senior Vice President for Information Technology, Rostelekom
Evgeny Charkin, Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways
Elena Shmeleva, Head, Talent and Success Foundation; Chairman of the Board, Sirius Federal Territory