New Technologies should be Integrated into Transport, Logistics, Healthcare and Energy Sector

5 march 2018 | Interfax

"The President in his speech outlined industry agenda of the digital economy: Russia must integrate digital technologies into transport and logistics, healthcare, public administration and energy sector. As part of the work of the Governmental Sub-Committee for Digital Economy, new industry trends are being formed that will be included in the program," said in the conversation with the Interfax correspondent Evgeny Kislyakov, Deputy Head of the Analytical Center, Head of the Project Management Office for implementing the program 'Digital Economy of the Russian Federation'.

Evgeniy Kislyakov
Evgeniy Kislyakov
Deputy Head

The idea that Russia must integrate new technologies into logistic and transport infrastructure was proposed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal Assembly.

"Russia must become not only a key logistic and transport hub of the planet but, I lay emphasis on it, also one of the main centers of storage, transmission and reliable protection of information arrays, the so called big data. In general, while developing infrastructure, it is necessary to consider global technological changes. This means integrating certain solutions into projects yet today, which will make it possible to combine infrastructure with unmanned transport, digital sea and air navigation, to organize logistics using artificial intelligence," Putin said.

In the Project Management Office for implementing the program 'Digital Economy of the Russian Federation', which works on the premises of the Analytical Center, it was noted that the specified industry agenda was being actively formed. Back in January, at the meeting of the Sub-Committee for Digital Economy, they discussed the selection of the new areas for implementing the program 'Digital Economy of the Russian Federation'. A preliminary list of the economic sectors critical for the state includes healthcare, education, public administration, energy, agriculture, smart cities, e-commerce, transport and logistics, and financial technologies.

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