Gaidar Forum provides platform for discussing impact of technological advancement on government, business and education

2018 Gaidar Forum will feature two discussions of the impact of breakthrough technologies on the state, business and education - Business and State: Models of Partnership in a Digital Age, and Strategic Breakthrough Triangle: the Future of Corporate Programs.

During the panel discussion, Business and State: Models of Partnership in a Digital Age, experts will try to figure out depth and speed of today's transformation through digital technologies; give their opinion on the role of the state in the age of digital economy, and where the changes should be expected. The participants will try to answer the question of how and how quickly will states cope with the today's challenges and assess the new models of partnership between business and the state, indicating what we should be guided by.

First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Executive Office Maxim Akimov will moderate the discussion. The participants will include President and Chairman of the Board of Sberbank Herman Gref; Vice President for Global Innovations at Cisco Guy Diedrich; CEO of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov; Chairman of the Board of the Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs State Corporation (Vnesheconombank) Sergei Gorkov; General Director of QIWI Sergei Solonin; and First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova.

The Strategic Breakthrough Triangle: the Future of Corporate Programs expert discussion will focus on the search for a new paradigm for an educational program and processes sought after by business. The program «Strategic breakthrough triangle (Institute of Business Studies RANEPA – Rosatom Corporate Academy): synergetic structure and new implementation algorithm» will be presented at the session. The participants will propose ways to innovation-driven development in state corporations and determine what and how Board members and top managers should be taught; figure out ways to overcome industry-specific and academic inbreeding; and look at a number of other issues.

The moderators will be General Director of Rosatom Corporate Academy Yulia Uzhakina and Director of the Club of Directors for Science and Innovation (iRD&Club) Vladimir Kosteyev. The participants will include RANEPA Vice-Rector, Director of RANEPA Institute of Business Studies, RABE President Sergey Myasoyedov; Deputy Minister of Economic Development Azer Talibov; HR Director of Rosatom State Corporation Tatyana Terentyeva; Executive Director for Personnel and Social Policy of Roscosmos Alla Vuckovitch; Corporate Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives Yelena Myakotnikova; Director of RANEPA Centre for Corporate Programs Anna Morozova; Deputy Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council of Rostec State Corporation, Head of Rostec Open Innovations Centre Laboratory Alexander Kashirin; Head of the Corporate University of Sheremetyevo Airport Yulia Vesterovskaya; and Head of Project Operations at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Nikolai Verkhovsky. 

The organizers include the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

The program outline is available at the forum website.

Participation is free; preliminary registration is required.

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The general partners of the Gaidar Forum are Gazprom and Gazprombank; strategic partners include AstraZeneca, Novartis, RZD, Russian Agricultural Bank, MSD, the ACIG Group of Companies, Pharmstandard JSC, Microsoft, Mastercard, Coca-Cola and Johnson&Johnson; Unilever, EY, Russian Brewers’ Union, RVC and Russian Direct Investment Fund are partners.

The general information partners include the Rossiya 24 TV channel, RBC and TASS news agencies. The official information agency is Rossiya Segodnya. The general online media partner is Gazeta.RU. The general radio partner is Business FM. The strategic information partners are Kommersant Publishers, the RT TV channel and Interfax. The main information partners are Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Federalpress news agency. Other media partners include, PRIME news agency, EFE,, Expert RA, Radio Ekho Moskvy, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, BRICS, National Banking Journal, Banking Review, Financial One, Standards and Quality news agency, AK&M, Ekonomika i Zhizn weekly, Invest Foresight online magazine, Strategia magazine, Naans Media, the Public Administration scientific political journal, the PRO BUSINESS TV channel, the Indicator online science journal, the Bankovskoye Delo (Banking Business) magazine, RNS news agency, Business Excellence magazine, Cision, and the Budget magazine, Information platform “Russian planet – Smart Russia”.