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IIS representatives took part in preparation and conduction of the Roundtable on the Digital Economy Country Assessment (DECA) development

Vladislav OnishchenkoRepresentatives of governmental authorities, business sector, civil society, scientific and educational communities (about 100 people) participated in the Roundtable. The Institute of the Information Society was represented by Dr. Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tatiana Ershova, General Director, Sergei Shaposhnik, Head of Directorate for Monitoring Information Society Development and Louisa Rizmanova, Director of the Department for International Cooperation and Public Relations.

Oleg PetrovVladislav Onishchenko, First Deputy Head of the Analytical Center welcomed participants of the Roundtable. Opening the event, he noted that, undoubtedly, the development of the digital economy is important and topical issue and, it is necessary to understand what measures should be taken to in this direction.

Then Oleg Petrov, Senior Program Coordinator of the World Bank delivered his welcoming speech to the participants.

Alla Morrison and Carlo Maria RosottoCarlo Maria Rosotto, Leading ICT Specialist and Coordinator of the Regional Programs of the World Bank, made the presentation of the draft Digital Economy Country Assessment (DECA).

The following experts took part in the discussion:

  • Dr. Sang-Baek Chris Kang, Director Of Global Cooperation, Korea Local Information Research And Development Institute (KLID, South Korea);
  • Gwanhoo Lee, Professor of Information Technology, American University (USA-Korea); Kim Andreasson, Managing Director of DAKA Advisory (Sweden) and Rafal Rohozinski, Co-founder and Director of SecDev Group (Canada).

Yuri HohlovAs Alla Morrison, Digital Development Specialist of the World Bank's Economic Development Group, told, it is necessary to assess the readiness for the digital economy for several reasons: due to the rapid development of a new generation of transformational digital technologies, availability of various reports and tools for individual sectors, different stages of the maturity of the digital economy in countries.

Dr. Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Institute of the Information Society noted that the Methodology is also aimed at assessment of the country's digital economy maturity, identification of key gaps, problems and opportunities, as well recognition of key areas that can boost national economic growth. He stressed that the methodology includes three main components: assessment of readiness of key foundations for the development of the digital economy, conduction a comparative analysis of the current state-of-the-art and assessing the impact on socio-economic development.

Within the second session of the Roundtable the intermediate results of the analysis of Russia's readiness

Alexey Kozyrev, Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, who leaded elaboration of the Draft Program "Digital Economy" in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, addressed the participants of the discussion.

Further, the detailed analysis of Russias readiness for the digital economy were considered by specific areas, such as State Policy and Strategic Planning, Leadership and Institutions, Legislation, Regulation and Standards, Human Capital, Digital Infrastructure, Digital Health, Digital Education and Digital Culture etc. and there was brainstorming discussion during which participants provided their comments and proposals on the improvement of the methodology.

Roundtable Agenda

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