The SME Forum

No Borders: The Export Potential of Russian IT Products

14 Jun , 14:45–16:15
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum: Foreign Economic Activity
Congress Centre, zone B, 2nd floor, conference hall B1

The IT industry is actively addressing the challenges posed by the digital transformation of the Russian economy. As foreign vendors withdraw, it creates a stimulus for the development of new IT solutions and the enhancement of existing ones. Consequently, Russia has emerged as one of the top three global leaders in the adoption of fintech services. Domestic IT companies have gained confidence in their capabilities and are prepared to meet the demands of consumers, not only within Russia but also internationally. The increasing demand for Russian software serves as a catalyst to tackle ambitious tasks and venture into niches previously dominated by other players, including those in countries open to collaboration with Russia in the field of information technology. Are there export opportunities for the Russian IT business? Is the small IT business ready for exports? Is there a demand for Russian IT solutions overseas? What state support measures exist for exporting Russian digital solutions? How can intellectual property be protected abroad? What are the projections for the future of Russian IT product exports?

Alexey Zharkov, TV journalist, TRK Russian World

Elena Volotovskaya, Vice President for Investments at Softline; Head of Softline Venture Partners
Dmitry Dyrmovsky, Chief Executive Officer, Speech Technology Center
Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Alexander Svinin, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Indonesia (online)
Vladimir Troyanovsky, Deputy General Director, National Payment Card System

Front row participants
Vasil Gazizulin, Founder, Managing Partner,
Alexander Zakordonets, Development Director, Scanport
Anna Nikitchenko, Vice President, National Institute for Systems Research on Entrepreneurship
Igor Kheresh, Asset Management and M&A Director, RTK-Solar