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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 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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Digital Transformation of Business: International Experience and Russian Practice
26 May 2018
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Valentin Makarov
President, RUSSOFT Association
Sergei Plugotarenko
General Director, Digital Economy
Speakers and experts
Doron Avni
Director, Policy and Government Relations, Middle East, Africa, Israel and Turkey, Google Inc.
Marina Amelina
Government Relations Director, Baring Vostok
Svetlana Balanova
Chief Executive Officer, National Media Group
Nicolas Brusson
Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, BlaBlaCar
Pavel Vasiliev
Founder, AstroSoft
Dmitry Dyrmovsky
Chief Executive Officer, Speech Technology Center
Aleksandr Egorov
General Director, Reksoft
Andrey Ershov
General Director, Moscow City Telephone Network (MGTS)
Pavel Ershov
Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Rus LLC
Alexandre Zapolsky
Founder, President, LINAGORA
Uliana Zinina
Head of Public Policy, Russia and CIS, Facebook
Alexey Katkov
Managing Partner, JSFC Sistema
Foued Kefif
Head, Technology and Services Division, Trade and Investment office of the Embassy of France (Business France Russia)
David Conrad
Senior Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Kirill Menshov
Senior Vice President for Information Technology, Rostelekom
Sergey Petrov
Director, Institute for Internet Development
Alexander Povalko
Chairman of the Management Board of RVC (until September 2020)
Shannon Poulin
Vice President, Director for Implementing New Technologies in Global Markets, Intel Corporation
Carlo Rossotto
Leading Specialist for Information and Communications Technologies, Regional Coordinator, The World Bank Group
Vladimir Rubanov
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Software Development, Huawei R&D Russia
Sergey Solonin
Chief Executive Officer, Qiwi
Anastasios Tzikas
President of the Board of Directors, Thessaloniki International Fair Helexpo SA
Andrey Tikhonov
President, Association of Developers of Computer Technologies for Trust and Security "Trusted Platform"
Kirill Filippov
General Director, SPB TV
Dmitry Shushkin
Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY Russia
Sergey Emdin
Chief Executive Officer, Tele2
Michael Yakushev
Executive Vice President for Government Relations, VimpelCom
Pavel Gudkov
Deputy General Director, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises