Education, science and promising technologies

29 Aug 2018, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strelka Institute, Moscow

What do universities need to prepare their students for in the international labour market? What competencies do businesses require?

What do universities need to prepare their students for in the international labour market? What competencies do businesses require?
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The digital labour market

Digital technologies require a strong pipeline of talent, whether it be in the development phase or by business for adoption. However, STEM has long suffered from a dearth of talent, with demand famously outstripping supply.

The causes of this are complex and the solutions much debated. The problems start early in education, where children need to be encouraged to study subjects useful for technology’s advancement. It requires engagement between business and academia to ensure the necessary skills are being taught at university, while senior business leaders need to understand technology at a level where they can hire the right person for a role.

‘Education, science and promising technologies' will see leading experts from industry, government and academia come together to discuss the challenges faced in the digital labour market and how to create an infrastructure that provides the necessary pipeline of tech talent.
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Binary District X Strelka

This is the third event in a three-day conference, «Digital economics: perspective of realization in Russia», taking place over the 28−30 August, which will be focused on establishing the conditions needed to create a thriving digital economy in Russia.

The conference is a part of the Binary District X Strelka summer programme. The programme involves a series of educational events about digital technologies and innovations, featuring Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, kickstarter.com co-founder Charles Adler, former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, founder and CEO of Waves Platform Sasha Ivanov, Vice president of the block for the development of digital and new business VimpelCom George Held, CEO of lab. ag studio and expert of the Committee on Development of information society at the Federal Council Artyom Geller and other guests.


Sergey Mardanov
Director for University Relations, Mail.ru Group
Dmitriy Volkov
Director for the development of educational technologies of the Corporate University Sberbank
Elena Pershina
Director of the Functional Competence Block of the ANO "Rosatom Corporate Academy"
Igor Agamirzyan
Vice President of National Research University Higher School of Economics
Arsen Gareev
Head of Group of regional ecosystems development RVC
Evgeniy Osochenko
Head of the project office of Rosatom, Director of the program "Digital Transformation of the Industry"
Silje Bareksten
Head of Smart City Oslo Business Region
Tina Berejnaya
Moderator, Director for IT, Russia Today
Tamara Shatova
Director for HR "MTS", Moscow
Nadezhda Surova
Director of the Institute of Management and Socioeconomic Planning of the PRUE, Member of the Expert Council of the State Duma for Digital Economy and Blockchain Technologies
Ilya Doronov
Managing Director of TV Channel "RBC"


11:00 am — 1:00 pm
Discussion “How to prepare human resources for digital economics”
  • Digitalisation of education, creating competences and digital literacy
  • Perspectives of AI in education and competence evaluation. Simulators, VR and other technologies that can improve the preparation of specialists
  • Access and efficiency of online education
  • Labour market and most requested competencies of the digital age
  • How corporate training programs can help fill gaps in their employees' knowledge.
  • What universities need to be able to educate specialists for in the international labour market
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Discussion “Forming researching input”
  • International partnerships in the global scientific arena
  • Creating cross-cutting digital technologies based on domestic developments
  • Mechanisms to support companies providing research and developments
  • How can innovative companies and projects with high market potential become the leaders on global stage?
  • Educational programmes on engineering cross-cutting technologies
  • What mechanisms for the preparation of high quality specialists are going to be developed?