Business programme

IT Leadership: An Alliance of Russia and the Developing World

18 Jun , 08:30–10:30
Business Breakfast

Given the sharp polarization in the global community caused by the sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and EU countries, an entirely new situation has emerged in various fields, including in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). Russia's steadfast position in ensuring import-independence in the field of ICT has shown all developing countries an example of building an alternative technological platform of the New Technological Way, in which these countries can a priori get an equal starting position with countries of the so-called "democratic world". As a result, Russia and China have a unique opportunity to lead the movement of technological advance in the developing world, including the countries of the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa. ICT plays a major role in the New Technological Way, ensuring convergence with all other sectors of the economy. In this regard, the discussion at the IT breakfast should focus on how Russia can become one of the technological leaders in the field of ICT. It is equally important to talk about the necessary set of measures of state support for the IT industry so that it can successfully play the role of an ICT leader. What are the possibilities and limitations of cooperation between Russia and developing countries in the field of ICT today, at the stage of New Technological Way formation? What are the promising areas of cooperation, interaction formats and regulation methods? How to minimize risks of counteraction to cooperation between Russia and developing countries in the field of ICT? What administrative barriers stand in the way of international cooperation of Russia and developing countries in ICT? How to find ways to eliminate them? How can the state support promotion of Russian ICTs in developing countries?