Aug 28, 2018, 3:00 - 1:00 PM
Strelka Institute
Infrastructure and regulation of the digital economy
How to create an environment in which modern technologies can flourish and transform the Russian economy
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The importance of digitalisation cannot be overstated. Not since the Industrial Revolution has society undergone such a profound change. Technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain have the potential to dramatically improve people’s quality of life — bring us better public services, help us develop affordable and high-quality medicine, transform business and create new employment opportunities.

To ensure that we realise the benefits of digital technologies, we need to create an environment in which it can thrive. We need to put in place the right regulatory regime. Businesses need to know how to integrate these technologies and raise investment for their development, and there needs to be a legal framework for them to do both easily. Governments also need to make sure these technologies improve the living standards of their citizens, rather than taking society in the negative direction many fear it might.

‘Infrastructure and
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11:00
12:30
Discussion “Digital infrastructure”
15:00
17:00
Discussion “Regulation of digital economies”
19:00
21:00
Open lecture by David Rowan, Editor-in-chief, Wired UK