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IIS representatives participated in the second World Bank International Seminar Building Foundations of the Digital Economy: Lessons from the Global Experience
The purpose of the International Seminar is to further elaborate recommendations on the fundamental bases of the Digital Economy development in Russia for the stakeholders. A brief overview of the Russian experts opinions in the field of Digital Economy development in Russia was made by Dr. Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society.
IIS representative took part in the event held at the Analytical Center for The Government of the Russian Federation

The prospects of digitalization of education, healthcare, transport, trade, industry and agriculture spheres were discussed on 2nd February, 2017 at the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.

IIS representatives participated in preparation and conducting the World Bank International Seminar Digital Economy Concept, Trends and Visions: Towards a Future-Proof Strategy
Participants of the seminar discussed objectives and basic concepts of the digital economy, economic and social benefits of its development, the role of state in this development, as well as the potential risks and ways to reduce them.
Institute of the Information Society acted as co-organizer of the first working meeting on the development of digital economy in Russia
The Analytical Center and the Institute of the Information Society have organized the first working meeting titled Positions of Russian Experts Regarding Conceptual Foundations of Digital Economy. The event was held as part of the implementation of the initiative of the World Bank and its partner organizations titled Digital Economy: Prospects for Russia, which main goal is to help the interested parties in Russia to create and develop the foundations for a strong digital economy in the future.
The fourth-fifth issue of the Information Society journal in 2016 was published
This issue is entitled Formation of the Information Society in the CIS countries: realities and perspectives". The themes of the issue are: the results of monitoring of the Information Society development in the CIS countries, access to information and knowledge in the CIS, favorable institutional environment as a factor of the growth of the information economy, e-science, telemedicine etc.
IIS acted as a co-organizer of the 3rd International Congress Russia: on the Way from the Information Society to Knowledge Society (SMART RUSSIA 2016)
The purpose of the Congress was in-depth consideration of conceptual issues and practical achievements in the development of "Smart" countries (Smart Nation), under which national efforts to secure a better life for all citizens by maximizing the use of knowledge and technologies are meant now.
IIS is a co-organizer of the 3rd International Congress on smart country development Russia: on the Way from the Information Society to Knowledge Society (SMART RUSSIA 2016)
The event will be held on 9-10 November in Plekhanov Russian Economic University. The goal of the SMART RUSSIA 2016 International Congress is to discuss existing challenges and exchange experiences in building knowledge societies and developing knowledge economies.

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