Development of key digital technologies will ensure the growth of the country’s entire digital economy and its high competitiveness
“Why do we support blockchain? Because it is an important comprehensive technology for building the digital economy. Why do we build the digital economy? Because we want Russia's economy to grow faster, we want us to create more added value, and we want life in our country to be better, we want to improve the quality of life for our citizens. To do that, we need to be cost-effective, and it can’t be done without the digital economy, and blockchain is one of the comprehensive technologies of the digital economy. That is why we will work with it. Fortunately, we enjoy certain success in terms of human capital: the people who develop all this,” — Nikolay Nikiforov, Till 07.05.2018 - Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
“There are two aspects. It is important to create and develop the ecosystem that would allow not only large companies, not only particular centres of technology to move on, but various business [enterprises], the small ones, the start-ups to move on… Without the completion of this system, those will be individual projects and cases. The second task. We do not have that much money in the country to cover all 12 technology trends that have been defined <…> in IT. We need to focus on the basic ones, where we can become leaders rapidly enough,” — Sergey Gorkov, Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank).
“I see our opportunities in what is called the Internet of things. With regard to the IoT, all economies of the world are in an equal position, all ready to take off. Russia is still an industrial economy, and introducing new technologies can lead to explosive effect, explosive growth,” — Andrey Kuzyaev, President, ER-Telecom Holding .
“The technologies of virtual, augmented reality are very interesting, there are technologies in the sphere of the Internet of things, but of course, most implementations that we see and real breakthroughs in technologies that change the processes, increasing efficiency tenfold, sometimes even more, are the technologies of machine learning and big data,” — Kirill Varlamov, Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF).
“For some countries, the technology [blockchain] is more relevant than for others. Russia is a good example here,” — Alexander Ivanov, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Waves Platform; Strategy Director, Vostok Project.
“Solutions built on blockchain technology will be applicable worldwide. And then we can move away from exporting the best programmers to exporting blockchain solutions applicable worldwide,” — Alexander Borodich, Founder, Universa Blockchain Platform .
“We must focus on the areas that have a significant effect in the foreseeable future, because the digital economy is here and now, it is not sometime in 10 years,” — Andrey Kuzyaev, President, ER-Telecom Holding .
“The future and the global agenda start at your home. First you have to make the best product for home, and if it works, you can replicate it for the whole world. But when making products at home, we need to think globally, we need to see the whole scale of the market that is behind every one of our special applications for the sector,” — Andrey Kuzyaev, President, ER-Telecom Holding .