Thursday 09.08.18, 19:00
How new technologies change the state (Discussions)

A discussion about creating technological infrastructure for businesses and citizens, featuring former Big Data researcher at Google, Moscow Government minister, General Director of studio, Adviser on Information Technologies at RT channel and head of the Representative Office of Singularity University 










english with simultaneous translation into Russian

Businesses need infrastructure, regulatory framework, and trust of international partners to develop technologies, and these are all regulated by the state. Will technologies change the interactions between citizens and the state? What is the economic impact of smart technologies? Could businesses and state institutions cooperate in a way that benefits their mutual interests, and what are the existing good practices in this sphere?

Representatives of state authorities, entrepreneurs and technology experts will discuss these and other issues, providing examples of best international practices.


19:00—19:55. Discussion, participants:

  • Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, former Google data scientist, a New York Times op-ed contributor, author of 'Everybody Lies. Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Tells Us about Who We Really Are'.
  • Artyom Geller, CEO of, expert of the Committee on Development of information society at the Federal Council.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, СЕО of Orbita Capital Partners, Rosatom’s venture capital fund.
  • Artyom Ermolaev, Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow
  • Moderator: Tina Berezhnaya, Academic Supervisor of Data Journalism educational program at the Higher School of Economics, Director for IT, Russia Today

19:55—20:40. Lecture by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

20:40—21:00. Q&A session with the lecturer and the participants of the discussion.

The discussion is a part of Binary District X Strelka summer programme. The programme involves a series of educational events about digital technologies and innovations, featuring international business owners and scientists, as well as civil and political leaders.

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