July 11, 2018, Ekaterinburg. INNOPROM-2018 Metropolitan Solutions Forum held a session entitled Regional Digitalization As a Smart Level Project.
First Deputy Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Alexey Orlov, First Vice-Chancellor of the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin Sergey Kortov, Director of the Department of Strategic Development and Innovations of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Artem Shadrin, General Director of SKB Kontur Dmitry Mramorov, Vice-President and Director of Ural Macroregional Branch of Rostelecom Sergey Gusev, Director for Economic Policy and Academic Board Member of the National Research University Higher School of Economics Yuri Simachev, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Udmurt Republic Alexander Svinin, and Director for Development of the Internet Initiatives Development Fund Evgeny Borisov discussed issues associated with innovations and the digital economy and methods for regional digitalization.
First Deputy Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Alexey Orlov talked about the implementation of a program on digitalization in the Sverdlovsk Region and regional measures targeting program promotion,
"I can share our experience. We have established an interdepartmental working group that will prepare necessary solutions and develop relevant projects."
Session participants paid special attention to issues in the system of education and the importance of education for regional digitalization. For example, Director for Economic Policy and Academic Board Member of the National Research University Higher
School of Economics Yuri Simachev explained the importance of human capital for the implementation of innovations,
"To a great extent, innovations under the digital economy are no longer just technical or technological, for they also acquire organizational, entrepreneurial, and social dimensions. Therefore, we should not underestimate the role of initiatives pertaining to socially significant projects which can emerge at high school and university levels."
Exhibition photos can be uploaded from the official INNOPROM-2018 image hosting site available at innoprom2018.tass.photo
Annual International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM has been held in Ekaterinburg since 2010. In 2012, the federal status was conferred upon INNOPROM by the Government of the Russian Federation. This year, the exhibition will be held on July 9-12. The main theme of INNOPROM-2018 is Digital Manufacturing. The Republic of Korea will serve as INNOPROM Partner Country. INNOPROM is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Formika Group is the official event Operator.