Digitalization is an incentive for economic growth, linear or exponential. <...> Usually when we speak of digitalization, we mean the players of the digital economy: Facebook, Yandex, Google. Traditional players differ from them since they have real physical assets and real physical products; they can be players in the infrastructure, they can represent the state or regions and, most importantly, that they have scale and size, they have a traditional culture — Konstantin Polunin, Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group.
Traditional and non-traditional industries should coexist. There should not be an invention for the sake of invention or work for the sake of work. Everything should be headed towards producing a result. <...>To remain competitive in the market, it is necessary to introduce new technologies and keep up with the times — Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
It's simply not enough to provide just communication services anymore. <...> We have no choice but to go beyond the borders of the traditional business that we are doing and we actually like that prospect. <...> We see a great need to become a partner for big business and for the state in joint digitalization projects. <...> We have an opportunity to scale and apply the results of our own research practically in any kind of business — Anna Serebryanikova, Chief Operating Officer, MegaFon.