Competencies centers described the implementation of the Digital Economy program

13 september 2017

On September, 13 a regular meeting of the Subcommission on the Digital Economy of the Government Commission on the use of information technology to improve the quality of life and business conditions was held. The meeting was held primarily to discuss the work of the competencies centers to prepare action plans for the implementation of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program.

Representatives of the competencies centers described the work accomplished: Participants were formed, policy sessions were held, basic approaches and lines of action were established. It's not just representatives of business that are taking an active part in the work of the centers but also representatives of federal executive bodies, enabling the rapid preparation of action plans. It should be noted that many centers have already created special websites and chat bots in messengers where representatives of the substantive organizations send their suggestions and comments.

The Skolkovo foundation, which is responsible for standards and regulations, has established 14 thematic work groups, including: legal restrictions, change management, developing technology foresight in the field of Legal Tech, integration regulation, etc.

PJSC Rostelecom has also created a number of work groups to work on information infrastructure: wired communications networks, wireless communications networks, data centers and cloud storages, digital platforms, and geodata.

There are two competencies centers responsible for creating research competencies and new technologies: Rusatom and Rostech. The Rusatom identified 4 areas of activity: new production technologies, large data, virtual and additional reality technologies, and quantum technologies. The Rostech is in charge of 5 technology areas: neural nets and artificial intelligence, distributed registry systems, industrial Internet, robotics and sensor, wireless technologies.

The Agency for Strategic Initiatives has created 5 sub-groups to work on human resources and education: methodology, technology, general and additional education, vocational education, ongoing education, and human resources.

Sberbank of Russia is coordinating the work of 16 expert groups working on information security.

The digital economy and the challenges of global transformation will be the central topics of the Open Innovations 2017 international forum that will be held in Moscow on October 16-18. The program for the second day of the forum includes sessions on 5 blocks of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program. "It's important to combine the work of the competencies centers with the work of the forum and tell the international community about our work," said the First deputy head of the administration of the government of Russia and Head of the sub-commission Maxim Akimov.

For ease of reference, an electronic communication information system has been created, described by the Deputy Head of the Analysis Centre, Project office manager Evgeny Kislyakov. "We have chosen the platform for communication where we're now publishing basic documents and materials of the sub-commission as well as creating accounts for each participant in the process," said the expert. In the future, an automated process for the entry and reporting of action plans will be established. "The electronic communication information system is a convenient communications platform that will allow us to talk to each other on an on-going basis," Maxim Akimov believes.

It should be reminded that the Analytical Center is the project management office for the implementation of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program.

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