Innovations now mean much more than just a desire to keep in step with the times and develop new technologies: digital transformation has become the key factor enabling breakthroughs in any area of activity. Proliferation of the open source movement, transformation of the journalism and publishing industry, sports, culture, communication, economy, business — the innovators themselves are the only limit for transformation.
What will the next milestone in technology be? What are the prerequisites for digital transformation? International experts in digital technologies will discuss what enables scientists to achieve new breakthroughs on a daily basis, and how technologies have penetrated various spheres of our lives.
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Binary District X Strelka
The discussion is a part of Binary District X Strelka summer programme. The programme involves a series of educational events about digital technologies and innovations, featuring international business owners, scientists, public and political leaders.
Jimmy Donal Wales
Founder of Wikipedia, Internet Entrepreneur
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a «Web Celeb», Jimmy Donal Wales is a U. S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the founder of WikiTribune, a groundbreaking ad-free news platform that produces evidence-based journalism, and co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004
One of the most prominent, respected and influential people in the blockchain space, Sasha Ivanov, has been leading his company and its community towards strong growth, international recognition, and financial rewards over the last two years. The Waves Platform is now a global public blockchain platform with a market cap of $1.7 billion as of 19th December, 2017. It was crowdfunded 30,000 BTC ($18 million) in 2016, representing the second-largest successfully crowdfunded blockchain project (after Ethereum).
Moderator, Head of Europe Region, BBC World Service
As Regional Editor, Europe, in the BBC World Service, Artyom leads the BBC’s department which creates multimedia content for Azerbaijani-, Russian-, Serbian- and Ukrainian-speaking audiences. Artyom joined the BBC in London in 2000 as producer of the BBC Russian website. He then worked in BBC News, covering key world developments and reporting from hotspots around the world. Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Artyom started his journalistic career at Kharkiv regional radio. He also worked as reporter and presenter at the local TV company, Agentstvo Televideniya Novosti. In the 1990s, he worked in Moscow, at VID TV company, as correspondent of the popular TV show, Vzglyad, and a talk-show scriptwriter. He also collaborated with a number of other Russian broadcasters.