The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs held a field meeting of its Committee for Digital Economy on November 12, 2019 in Kaluga. The key subject of the meeting is the following: Regional Economy Digitalization: Problems and Solutions. Simultaneously Digital Economy autonomous NGO organized Kaluga Region Digital Improvement program under the auspices of Kaluga Region Government and the Ministry for Digital Development of Kaluga Region.
Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Mikhail Oseevsky, Chairman of the Committee for Digital Economy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Pewsident of Rostelecom PJSC, Evgeny Kovnir, Director General of Digital Economy autonomous NGO, Frank Hokke, Director, IT, Russia, of Volkswagen AG, as well as representatives of regional and municipal authorities, development, scientific, education institutions, IT and telecom companies.
Speaking at the meeting opening Alexander Shokhin noted that the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in cooperation with the Russo-German Foreign Trade Chamber and the Eastern Committee of German Economy had been cooperating under German-Russian Initiative for Economy Digitalization in the field of automotive industry. The initiative is implemented to the benefit of government agencies and business community of both countries. Meetings held in Russian regions provide an excellent opportunity to discuss approaches to cooperation between the government and business as well as to share best practices. “The objective to build digital economy set by the Russian President not only gives new opportunities, but also imposes tough requirements to authorities and key institutions being in charge of the program implementation. Their list includes Rostelecom PJSC and Digital Economy autonomous NGO. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs supports Russia’s digital transformation”