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April 8




Forum opening


Panel session «Russia in the global web: successes, challenges, solutions in the country and in the world»

Moderator: Sophie Shevardnadze, journalist

  1. Chengetai Masango, secretariat of the Global Internet Governance Forum of the United nations
  2. Andrey Krutskih, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the field of information security
  3. Leonid Levin, State Duma of Russian Federation
  4. Thomas Schneider, Swiss Federal Office for communications
  5. Boris Dobrodeev, Group
  6. Elena Bunina, Yandex

The development of clear and consistent “rules of the game” in the international information space is becoming an urgent need, on which the progressive development of mankind largely depends. Russia can become a “connecting bridge” for various ideas and models of Internet governance at the global level.

Issues for discussion:
The role of the Internet in the development of man, society, state: information sphere, public administration, social networks, branches of the economy.
Openness and transparency of Internet governance. Models of Internet governance. Initiatives of Russia as a «consolidating agenda».


Presentation of the special postage stamp. Joint photo


Keynote Speech

  • Jovan Kurbalia, UN Secretary – General’s High-level Pannel on Digital Cooperationspan




1. New technologies at the service of people. A look into the future

Moderator: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Digital Evolution Venchures

  1. Alexey Borovkov, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University
  2. Maxim Fedorov, Skoltech
  3. Alexandr Krainov, Yandex
  4. Ekaterina Solntseva, Rosatom
  5. Alexey Natekin, Open Data Science
  6. Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the Europe Union in Russia

The development and introduction of new technologies (artificial intelligence and others) contributes to the progress, ensures sustainable economic and social evelopment. It is necessary to find a balance between the introduction of such technologies and the protection of universal human values and the whole concept of «humanity», to develop global «universal limiters».

Issues for discussion:

Key technological trends. Review of international experience in the field of new technologies with a focus on artificial intelligence.
Regulation and ethical principles. Protection of human rights. National strategies. Artificial intelligence in Russia: current situation and opportunities for development.


Coffee break


3. Security and quality of information

Moderator: Roman Chukov, Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives

  1. Vladimir Gabrielyan, Group
  2. Patrick Penninckx, Council of Europe
  3. Sergey Petrov, Institute for Internet Development
  4. Guo Feng, China Academy of Science
  5. Jovan Kurbalia, UN Secretary-General’s High-level Pannel on Digital Cooperation
  6. Gunther Grathwohl, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany
  7. Frederic Donk, ISOC

Data and information in a broad sense and personal data, in particular, become an invaluable commodity for the digital economy, the basis of technological progress and at the same time for manipulation of consciousness, disinformation, criminal manifestations in relation to the data itself. States and international organizations should establish trustworthy data protection mechanisms at all levels. Especially unprotected groups, risk groups - young people and children. The quality and accuracy of information becomes a guarantee of trust to states and the world community as a whole.

Issues for discussion:
International mechanisms for the protection of personal data on the example of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Individuals in the automated processing of personal data. Cross-border data flows.
Formation of positive content. Protect young people and children in a virtual environment. Initiatives, alliances.
The role and responsibility of cross-border corporations in data protection.


Plenary session: findings of the Forum


Forum Closing