IT and RuNet: Will There Be a Tomorrow?
On December 17th at the Digital October Center, the Russian Association for Electronic Communications brought together the leading players of the Russian IT and telecommunications market, as well as representatives of infrastructure projects, in order to discuss the ways in which the Russian Internet has developed over the past year. They also put together a unified list of recommendations for the sectors that will prove vital to the industry in 2014.
The event also spotlighted the results of the RuNet Economist’s research, which takes into account both the analytics of major running indices and predictions on the development of the Russian Internet up through 2020.
The event’s main program started off with a discussion and talk show with the theme: “ICT, Key Takeaways from 2013: Will There Be a Tomorrow?” The following speakers took part:
- Ilya Massukh (FID)
- Sergey Plugotarenko (RAEC)
- Alexei Volin (Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation)
- Igor Agamirzyan (Russian Venture Company)
- Ruslan Gattarov (Federation Council)
- Alexander Oslon (Public Opinion Foundation)
- Rodion Shishkov (Russian Post), and many others
Using this topic as a lens, they examined changes in industry indicators: demographics, investments, infrastructures, and so forth.
The second portion of the conference was divided into the following sections: “Economics”, “Technologies”, “Legislation”, and “Human Resources”. High-profile specialists shared their predictions for the coming year and, along with the rest of the event participants, tried to work out a unified position on the various ways in which technology and communications should evolve. Their desires were compiled into a general to-do list for the industry, and became the event’s primary professional result.