A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 155 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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06.05.2020

Breakfast in the Digital Realm: Roscongress and NPO Data Economy launch round of online discussions

The Roscongress Foundation, the Innovation Space project and the independent non-profit organisation Data Economy are set to launch a new project entitled Breakfast in the Digital Realm which will draw on the topical themes of the Digital Economy national programme and take the form of online discussions with state and business representatives. The first round of discussions will take place on 7 May at 9:00. Experts and market leaders will discuss the Internet of Things as a ‘cure’ for the economic effects of coronavirus over their morning cup of coffee. 

The quarantine measures adopted all over the world in response to the spread of coronavirus have led to radical changes not only to our everyday lives and habits but to the economy as a whole. Industry, agriculture and other sectors are looking for ways to adapt to ‘people-less’ scenarios. For many of them, digital transformation has become a kind of black swan event. The need to create fundamentally new infrastructure communication networks, on which the Internet of Things will be launched, has never been so critical.

In 2019, the framework to create narrowband wireless IoT communication networks in Russia was approved by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. The framework outlined five main sectors:

  • Housing and public utilities
  • Industry 4.0
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Transport and logistics

Is the framework still relevant, and how have sector-specific demands for communication networks changed in light of the pandemic? Can the Internet of Things help save industry, agriculture and other sectors? Will coronavirus accelerate the spread of 5G in Russia?

You can find out the answers to these along with many other questions during the Breakfast in a Digital Environment session on 7 May between 9:00 and 10:30.

Online discussion participants:

  • Andrei Kolesnikov, Director of the Internet of Things Association
  • Alexey Rokotyan, Head of Product Development Strategy at ER-Telekom Holding
  • Alexander Smolensky, Deputy General Director and Business Development Director at Zyfra
  • Nikita Utkin, Head of Programmes at “Russian Venture Company” and Chairman of Technical Committee 194 on Cyber and Physical Systems
  • Gleb Boreskov, Head of a project to organize a dedicated fund to support innovative projects in the fields of navigation and communication technology, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and microelectronics (GLONASS)

Online discussion moderator:

  • Roman Yakovlev, Director of IT Infrastructure at Data Economy.

You can watch the online discussion on the Roscongress TV YouTube channel or the Roscongress Facebook page.

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