The focus of the active discussion between the speakers and the audience was the competition and cooperation of companies in the field of industrial enterprises digitalization, as well as barriers and points of joint growth for increasing the potential of the Russian economy industrial sector.
The session was moderated by Denis Kasimov, the chairman of the board of directors of the Clover Group (Ctrl2GO GC). Vladimir Dozhdev, the director of the Department of Digital Technologies of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Pavel Anisimov, the director for development at ANO "Digital Economy", Anatoliy Dubovitskiy, the head of the Digital Transformation Directorate Russian Helicopters, Yuriy Zarubin, the deputy director of the Department for Coordination and Implementation of Digital Economy Projects of the Ministry of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, and Pavel Prieditis, the director for strategic customer management at Zyfra also participated in the discussion.
In the market conditions, businesses are interested in strengthening their position and increasing profits, but all technology companies have the same global objective which is the transformation of domestic production industry to increase its competitiveness in the global market. Therefore, the issues of cooperation between companies and creation of a shared digital environment to achieve this goal are quite acute.
"Any digital transformation has several basic components," said Denis Kasimov, the moderator of the meeting, setting the tone of the discussion. "These are the data owned by companies; programs that can process them; developed algorithms and integration experience. Each of these components is an asset for market participants. The question is what companies are willing to share to create a common digital environment."
Yuri Zarubin agreed that it is necessary to achieve unity in this direction. Industrial sector plays a significant role, so the improvement of its competitiveness will be a breakthrough.
"It is necessary to share technologies, but active participation is also required, including on the part of regulators. Currently, nine road maps are being developed based on end-to-end technologies as part of the "Digital Economy" program," Yuriy Zarubin said. "A road map is a kind of technical assignment, a set of rules determining the priorities and steps, and the procedure for creating and implementing the technology."
The discussion participants specifically focused on the importance and value of industrial data for managerial decisions. Vladimir Dozhdev noted that the shared digital environment's objective is to ensure the big data circulation on understandable grounds, and the state's objective in forming this environment is to eliminate industry restrictions.
"We need to exchange data, receiving something in return, since this is a product intended for commercialization," Vladimir Dozhdev emphasized. "It is important that the information is generated, properly processed, accumulated, and structured with a clear purpose. Information is a unique asset that does not disappear at the moment of its transfer."