As a country, we cannot create all the requisite technologies ourselves. It would require a colossal amount of resources. And even if we had all these resources, it would be pointless, as we’d just be doing something akin to inventing a bunch of bicycles. We all know that innovation and isolation are completely incompatible with each other — Vladimir Rubanov, Managing Director, Rosplatforma.
Russia and China are collaborating very successfully on software and digitalization. In particular, quite a large number of Chinese companies broadcast to the world on our platform — Kirill Filippov, General Director, SPB TV.
The competition today between the American giants and Chinese giant internet players is very tough. But we think there is a third way other than the Chinese and American approach. This third digital way goes through open-source and collaboration. We share, between France, Europe and Russia, the same interest to develop this common approach — Alexandre Zapolsky, Co-founder, Chief Executive Director, LINAGORA.
We have to find ways for Russian companies and Greek companies to collaborate. An idea for that is to have a Russian delegation next year at the ICT exhibition for startups, which we are planning — Anastasios Tzikas, President of the Board of Directors, Thessaloniki International Fair Helexpo SA.