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Plekhanov Russian University of Economics will host the Scientific Forum "Stepping into the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy" at Digital Business Space on November 25-26th.


An international Forum will traditionally bring together Russian and foreign experts, explorers, practical workers and managers. The event's architecture is formed on the principle of defining the roles of main actors ensuring technological leadership: state, society, business and global community.


The main topic of IV International Scientific Forum - "Technological Leadership: looking beyond the Horizon" - is connected with creating the image of future which will reflect an optimal balance between digital technologies, "green" economy and both social safety and living environment comfort. The solution of such global questions causes the necessity of developing mechanisms providing and coordinating state, scientific, educational, societal, industrial and business efforts, and which will let Russia not only to follow worldwide trends of low-carbon development, but also to create these trends.


"Over several years of holding the Forum, as the result of discussions and expert analysis of existing tendencies, we clearly realize that an important revolutionary step of implementing digital technologies has been made, the main trends of society and economy transformation are becoming clear and digital transformation trends and new risks are now visible along the way. Understanding these trends gives the scientific society an opportunity to make reasonable predictions not only at particular workshops and industries level, but also at the state level in general" - Ivan Lobanov, rector of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, said about the Forum.


The event is held with a partnership of Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of Russian Federation, All-Russian social organization "Business Russia", media-holding RBC, "Kommersant" and leading IT-companies.


Plenary meetings key speakers:



MONTY HAGLER, USA, RLF Communications, Founder and CEO


ILYA TOROSOV, Russia, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

LUBOMIR NAJMAN, Germany, Head of Audi Russia

ERNESTO FERLENGHI, Italy, Chair of the Energy Committee, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Green Initiative Project

ALEXEY ZHIKHAREV, Russia, Director of the Renewable Energy Development Association (ARVE) / partner of VYGON Consulting

FRANCESCO LA CAMERA, Italy, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

ALEXEY KULAPIN, Russia, Russian Energy Agency, General Director

MATTHIAS DENER, Germany, Head of the Economics and Climate Department of the German Embassy in Moscow

KRISTINA HAVERKAMP, Germany, Managing Director German Energy Agency (DENA)

DMITRY BOROVIKOV, Russia, Vice President for Strategy and Production Portfolio Management and Trading, PJSC "Fortum"

BORIS NURALIEV, Russia, director of 1C LLC, member of the supervisory board of ANO Digital Economy, Head of the HR for the digital economy group, ANO Digital Economy, Chair of the Education Committee of APKIT


Mass media accreditation:


Marina Platonova,

Event time:
from 25 Nov 2021, 12:00 AM
to 26 Nov 2021, 12:00 AM
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics