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April 6

09:00 – 10:00

Registration of participants. Coffee break.

10:00 – 10:30

Plenary session. Forum opening

Moderator: Andrey Vorobyev, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

10:30 – 12:00

Session 1. New Digital World: The State and The Individual

The Fourth Industrial Revolution dramatically reshaped the international economic and political landscape. The Internet has become a repository of knowledge and achievements of mankind, as well as the main means of production in the modern world. However, the opening of new digital horizons not only created opportunities for business and science, but also became a challenge for citizens and states around the world.

Government systems are increasingly forced to transform, adapt to new realities, respond to information risks and protect the physical world from the digital one. The state is creating a brand-new framework for sustainable digital dialogue based on setting the individual at the center of the digital transformation as a response to the issues of our time. It relates to the cooperative promotion of common approaches to the regulation of the digital environment within the context of international processes.

During the session, it will be proposed to discuss what values underlie this new approach, what role the state should take in modern Internet Governance processes, and how to maintain human-centric digital technologies. The panelists will also consider the role of such initiatives as the Global Digital Compact, which proclaims its goal to create a fair and equitable digital world order.

Moderator: Vadim Vinogradov, Higher School of Economic

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 – 13:45

Session 2. Global Internet and Digital Sovereignty

In order to ensure technological independence from foreign solutions and to independently regulate the digital information space, countries must have what is known as “digital sovereignty”. This means they has to be able to provide the necessary infrastructure for the steady advancement of the information society on their territory. The Internet, due to its comprehensive cross-border nature, acts as the main driving force that develops the global digital information space. At the same time, the desire of many states to ensure their own digital sovereignty directly stimulates the process of “splitting” the Internet into regional and country zones with a special regulatory regime and rules for the circulation of content and services.

Within the framework of the session, it will be proposed to consider the experience of ensuring digital sovereignty in various countries and regions of the world, as well as to assess the possible consequences of the growing fragmentation of the global Internet. There will also be discussion of potential scenarios and management strategies for Russia's domestic Internet market, as well as potential opportunities for foreign marketing.

Moderator: Roman Chukov, Center for Global IT-Cooperation

13:45 – 14:45


14:45 – 16:15

Session 3. Digital Technologies of the Future

Machine learning and ultra-efficient neural networks, Internet technologies, immersive Internet and metaverses, distributed ledger technologies, cryptocurrencies, quantum computing, industrial automation – these and other technologies are becoming a reality and trends of today's development, and are beginning to perform increasingly critical economic and social functions.

During the session, it is proposed to consider scientific developments, innovations and already implemented projects in various industries and fields of application – medicine, education, public administration, urban infrastructure, etc. Representatives of various platforms will be able to share information about their projects, new opportunities, main tasks, difficulties and prospects for further development. During the discussion, the problems of a comprehensive assessment of the impact of digital innovations on the economy and the socio-humanitarian sphere, issues of regulation and standardization will be touched upon.

Modeartor: Elena Suragina, MTS

16:15 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Session 4. Accountability Of Suspicion: How To Fight For The Safety Of Information

We are witnessing an unprecedented amount of online misinformation as geopolitical tensions grow. Fake information itself is not the only threat to Internet users; intentional information operations aiming at dividing society are also a threat. How can the Runet expert community work together to address these issues? How can the Russian experience be useful to those who are interested in effectively countering fake information and digital discrimination?

Moderator: Anna Sutyrina (Dupan), Higher School of Economic

18:00 – 18:30


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