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Valdai Club to Discuss 21st Century Technological Platforms

On March 22, at 4:00 pm Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion, titled “Competing Technological Platforms in the 21st Century”.

The Russian information technology industry is very young. However, Russia has every opportunity to start an advanced technology platform, say Valdai Club experts Andrei Terekhov and Stanislav Tkachenko, who prepared a report, titled “Russia and Competition Between Technological Platforms: The Political Economy of the ICT Market”. A similar system is now being created by the United States. China claims to be creating its own platform.

The growing competition between technology platforms is contributing to the restructuring of the global economy and technology. For example, until recently, the idea of ​​creating a "sovereign Internet" seemed irrational and technologically difficult to implement. Today, it is gaining more supporters under the pressure of information wars. Given that more than 50% of the Internet's infrastructure - domains and servers - is controlled by the United States, other nations may be vulnerable to possible US sanctions. However, the creation of a "sovereign Internet" requires political will, big financial outlays and the development of breakthrough technologies, which most countries are hardly ready to implement.
Is a diverse array of technology platforms an inevitable alternative to a holistic digital world? Should sovereign states try to build a miniature Internet within their national borders? Would Russia lead in the technology race? These and other questions will be answered by the participants of the expert discussion.


Stanislav TkachenkoVisiting Professor at the Research Centre for the Economies and Politics of Transitional Countries, Liaoning University, professor at the University of Bologna (Italy);

Andrey Terekhov, Professor, Head of the Department of System Programming, St. Petersburg State University, Director General, LANIT-TERCOM;

Vitaly Kozyrev, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Endicott College of International Studies (USA);

Andrey Bezrukov, Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).


Andrey Sushentsov, Programme Director of the Valdai  Discussion Club.

Working languages: Russian, English.

Information for the media! In order to be accredited for the event, fill out the form on our website or call +79269307763.

A link to the live broadcast of the discussion will be posted on all online platforms used by the Valdai Club: on the website, on FacebookVkontakteInstagramTelegram, and Twitter


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