On October 21-23, the 8th International Forum for Innovation Development ‘Open Innovations‘ — the main event in the country in the field of technological entrepreneurship, will be held in Skolkovo Technopark.
The Forum’s topic in 2019 is “Digital Nation. Leap Forward to Intelligent Economy“. The program is based on the mixture of three elements — technologies, economy and human. Human, as the basis of digital society, is the center of this system by becoming the main source and criterion for competitiveness of countries now and in the future.
Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation: “Those countries will win the competition race, which put a human, not capital, first. They will take the leading positions on the global market. Multipolarity and magnitude of challenges the states are facing require the international community to joint efforts for creating a digital space of trust and safety, knowledge, technology and expertise exchange. The main task is to create a digital ecosystem for people of tomorrow. I am positive that Russia will play one of the key roles in achieving this goal“.
Open Innovations day 1 (October 21) is dedicated to Digital Human. Forum participants will form a request for ecosystem, the implementation of which will be the basis for digital nation development (Nation 5.0). The humans are evolving themselves under the influence of rapidly changing technologies. Connectivity, a new level of horizontal connections between people, groups, communities around the world, becomes the catalyst for this process.
The central topic of Forum’s day 2 (October 22) will be Intelligent Economy. Experts will discuss interaction of business, state and science in the “fourth industrial revolution” and integration of modern technologies in the global economy, which is to be forced to switch to people-first development model aiming primarily at improving the quality of life.
Day 3 (October 23) will be dedicated to Futuretech. According to PwC’s forecast, by 2030 the global GDP will grow by 14% thanks to artificial intelligence development alone. Digitalization of the manufacturing industry, introduction of AI and neural networks into traditional sectors of industry will ensure the maximum effect. Transformation of the economy will also be driven by big data, Internet of Things, and cloud technologies.
The Open Innovations will traditionally be attended by world’s leading experts, businessmen, scientists, students, representatives of authorities and global corporations. Speakers of the Forum include: Konstantin Noskov, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of Russia, Dmitriy Peskov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in Digital and Technological Development, Purnima Kochikar, Google Play Director, Steve Crown, Microsoft Vice President, Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Management, Bayer, Vincent Maret, Corporate Open Innovation Director at Bouygues Group, Florian Jansen, Lamoda Group CEO, Pastora Valero, Cisco Vice President, Carmine Di Sibio, EY Chairman of the Board of Directors, James Monsees, JUUL Labs Co-Founder, Takeda Kenichi, Hitachi R&D Group General Manager, Rudolf Held, Head of SAP SE Co-Innovation Labs, Laurent-Pierre Baculard, Head of Bain & Company Digital Transformations practice, Anatoly Chubays, LLC RUSNANO Management Company, Chairman of the Board, Aleksandr Povalko, Chairman of RVC Management Board, Nikoaly Podguzov, Russian Post Director General, Yekaterina Petelina, Visa Director General in Russia, and others.
Hi-tech solutions created by Russian startups with the support of development institutes will be displayed at the exposition. The Forum will host the Russian-South Korean Forum for Information and Computer Technologies (with the participation of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russia), the fourth Congress of Innovative Infrastructure Organizations (with the support of the Federal Corporation for Supporting Small and Medium Entrepreneurship) and meeting of the Russian-French IT task force. The finals of the Innovations in Education (KIvO) Competition and International EAST BOUND Project Contest, the official ceremony of the GREEN MOBILITY AWARD 2019 and presentation of the Moscow Innovation Cluster (with the support of the Government of Moscow) will be conducted.
The co-organizers of the Forum are The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, The Government of Moscow, Skolkovo Foundation, Russian Venture Company (RVC), The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, The Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE), State Development Corporation VEB.RF.
For detailed information and registration, please visit the official website of Open Innovations Forum. A press center will be open at the venue for mass media representatives.