Business programme

The National IT Landscape: Challenges, Barriers, and New Opportunities

16 Jun , 11:00–12:15
Modern Technology for Humanity: Building a Responsible Future

Over the past two years, the IT industry has been one of the beneficiaries of the pandemic crisis: demand for online services has grown, and barriers to digital penetration have fallen, giving the industry a strong boost. The new period of turbulence brings with it other challenges and opportunities. Market competition has changed, and companies have ventured into new niches: e-commerce sites are developing tools for authors and social mechanics, telecom operators are investing in content projects, and banks are entering the smart device market. What is an IT company nowadays? How are business strategies and priorities changing? What services have a future, and what areas will fall by the wayside? How can we attract and retain people who are willing and able to change the Russian IT market? Wherein lies the future of the industry: tougher and more diversified competition or collaboration and strategic partnerships?