A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Delivering Digital Infrastructure
The issue of infrastructure is key to developing Russian economy

The question of infrastructure is a recurrent theme at SPIEF since everyone agrees that development thereof is one of the necessary conditions for achieving the tasks set by the President. It is infrastructure in a broad sense, including infrastructure of digital economies — Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom.

The stage of digitalization is characterized by the fact that software and services become more important, while hardware becomes less significant. <...> Russia has tremendous experience in creating mathematical models and translating them into reality, so now it is possible to use domestic technologies to form a digital infrastructure in the country — Ilya Massukh, President, Informational Democracy Foundation.

The leading role in the digitalization of the economy belongs to the state

All European states start pushing the digital agenda forward, same is being done in Russia. I want give Russian leadership its due, this is the right move — Markus Borchert, Senior Vice President, Market Europe, Nokia .

States and governments should create the right environment in order to attract investment so that market participants receive sufficient profit to finance such large investment projects — Markus Borchert, Senior Vice President, Market Europe, Nokia .

Several years China ago began to create a project called Internet Plus. <...> For example, Shenzhen was equipped with 4G stations, and the entire province became comparable to European countries — Bob Cai, Chief Marketing Officer, Carrier Network Business Group, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. .

Industry regulation must provide security

The blocking is an extreme case of interaction between the state and the company that has violated the legislation. Technically it is a process, not a one-step action. At present, Roskomnadzor is a technical executor of this decision. The protocol used by Telegram is obvious, we can predict what actions will be taken to bypass the blocking. We have our own plan of action and we are going to see it through — Alexander Zharov, Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) .

When we talk about infrastructural solutions on a national scale that have citizens’ interests in mind, I consider the issue of data security to be of fundamental importance. In general, data should fall into the system only with client’ consent, when the client has a clear understanding who did he give that consent to — Olga Skorobogatova, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia .

Regulatory requirements are a necessity because they’re dictated by safety. I should note the regulatory capabilities brought forth by the business and Russian producers that allowed us to significantly reduce our expectations under Yarovoy's law. We now expect to reduce our spending by more than 10 times — Anna Serebryanikova, Chief Operating Officer, MegaFon.

The most urgent and debated issue we have now is the firewall technically possible anywhere outside China?" — Ilya Kopelevich, Editor-in-Chief, Business FM .

The need for large financial infusions into infrastructure

The model that has developed over the past 15-20 years when the infrastructure developed at the expense of telecom operators seems to be largely dated — Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom.

The problems have to do with the money that the industry needs to invest in order to have a global figure. Issues need to be resolved in a comprehensive manner, not sporadically — Andrey Murov, Chairman of the Management Board, FGC UES JSC .

Policy of moderate protectionism

A possible approach is to create preferences exclusively for Russian residents who will contribute to tax payments, to job creation and developing infrastructure — Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom.

I don’t support the need to force someone and use technology to make their lives worse. I believe that we need to have an open discussion, determine where business and the Russian state stand on how to let global companies do business on Russian territory — Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom.

State and business partner in creating infrastructure

There are three options for organizing infrastructure projects and all of them should be applied. Either the state itself finances infrastructure projects at the state level, like GOSUSLUGI, or there’s a partnership between the state and a private company. A good example is the launch of a remote biometric identification platform. <...> Another option is when the merchants themselves negotiate and create infrastructure solutions on the market — Olga Skorobogatova, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia .

Customer-oriented approach in doing business

The electricity consumer has changed over the past 10-15 years. It is a completely different approach now: they want a high-quality, reliable and fast service. We try to go in this trend, even ahead of schedule in some regions of the country. In particular, we have connected over 190 companies in the IT and communications sector over the past five years — Andrey Murov, Chairman of the Management Board, FGC UES JSC .

The consumer these days determines the success of this or that company, because the consumer wants speed, quality and a set of options for convenience — Olga Skorobogatova, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia .

The material was prepared by the Russian news agency TASS