“For us [the Smart City project - Ed.] is a business, we have accumulated good expertise, a portfolio of ideas implemented in Bryansk, Novgorod, and Pskov,” — Gevork Vermishyan, Chief Executive Officer, MegaFon.
“Russia is an important market. Now is an important moment for concluding contracts with Russian companies and municipalities. We are introducing a whole range of innovations in financing Smart City projects,” — Diane Galbe, Senior Executive Vice President, SUEZ.
“The struggle for talents and people is the main reason why we support the Smart City project,” — Kseniya Sukhotina, General Director, Rusatom Smart Utilities Ltd.
“Urbanization is progressing rapidly, we understand that the whole economy is going in that direction, and for us the transformation of the urban environment is the formation of a market with the manufacture of a large number of products <...> we have something to offer,” — Vasily Brovko, Director for Special Commissions, Rostec.
“Working with a large number of operating organizations throughout the country, we understand well the problem and the specifics that they face. <...> Creating a Smart City system provides insights, including on real line losses. By processing these, we can move from a standard to a fact, and this is a giant step in the development of this industry,” — Lev Gorilovskiy, Member of the Board of Directors, Polyplastic Group.
“For us, a smart city is a new market. Smart cities are what we do. We will create the infrastructure for smart cities,” — Andrey Kuzyaev, President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding.
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