Ugra is getting ready to host the 12th international IT-Forum

11/02/2021

The Deputy Governor of Ugra Alexey Zabozlaev held a meeting on the preparation and holding of the twelfth international IT Forum with the participation of BRICS and SCO countries.

"The Forum will take place on 15-16 June. The Organizing Committee has approved a roadmap for its preparation", said the Deputy Governor. He urged all the team members to complete the required preparatory work within the established deadlines.

The Director of the Ugra Information Technologies Department, Pavel Tsiporin noted that the concept of the Forum was already developed. The concept was built around 15 priority thematic areas, including "Artificial Intelligence", "Digital Transformation in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic", "Big Data", "Security in the Digital Environment", "Smart City and its Standards", "Digital Transformation in Education", "My Health within a Single Digital Circuit" and others. A significant part of the events will relate to the implementation of the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".

As soon as the concept is approved a detailed program of the Forum will be drafted. At the same time, it is already known that the agenda of the Forum will cover the fourth international conference "Infoforum-Ugra"; the third international conference "Information and Communication in the Digital Age: Explicit and Implicit Impacts" under the aegis of UNESCO; an exhibition "Digital Technologies for All", and a number of other events with the participation of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.

"In view of the epidemiological situation, we propose a mixed participation format. Most of the events will be held on-line". Pavel Tsiporin added that the leading experts, distinguished guests, moderators, as well as the representatives of IT companies will be invited to participate in the off-line discussions.

"As of today, the Organizing Committee has already issued invitations to the diplomatic corps members of 25 foreign states, we also plan to involve new partners, including the international platform "CIS + World". It is expected that the latter initiative will allow to involve the participants from Iceland, Cyprus, Portugal and Croatia.

The members of the meeting were informed of the intended personal participation in the "Infoforum-Ugra" conference of the Director of the Department of International Information Security of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrey Krutskikh. He will chair a dedicated panel discussion on major challenges and threats in the digital environment.

Another dedicated session to be held during the Forum will focus of the relationships between Russia and China. It will be held in conjunction with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the treaty of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

This year, the participants of the two-day conference "Information and Communication in the Digital Age: Explicit and Implicit Impacts" under the aegis of UNESCO will also discuss aspects of electronic data storage, media literacy of the population, and the use of modern technologies for language retention and linguistic diversity development in cyberspace.   The organizers also plan a meeting of the discussion club of the Eurasian Women's Association and a round table discussion on issues of security in the information environment for the young people. "Two previous conferences on this topic have drawn an ample response in the world, their final documents have been translated into seven languages. The conference is considered to be one of the major global events of that kind", noted the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Committee of UNESCO Program "Information for All", Sergey Bakeikin during the meeting.

As has already become an IT-Form tradition, an international conference on technology in education "EdCrunch Ugra" dedicated to problems of education in the era of technological change and digital transformation of general education will also form part of the agenda. The platform of the conference will host three panels:   "Children and Technologies", "Digital School", "New Technologies in Teacher Training".

During the first day of the Forum a round table discussion for undergraduate and post-graduate students on "Artificial Intelligence in Education" will take place. It is expected that about 50 people will take part in the off-line discussion at the Ugra State University "Boiling Point" platform.

"We expect to offer an extensive and eventful program, which may have even greater outreach than the traditional off-line format, providing opportunities for participation to a greater number of experts, and also expanding the potential audience", concluded Alexey Zabozlaev.

The Deputy Governor of Ugra Alexey Zabozlaev held a meeting on the preparation and holding of the twelfth international IT Forum with the participation of BRICS and SCO countries.

"The Forum will take place on 15-16 June. The Organizing Committee has approved a roadmap for its preparation", said the Deputy Governor. He urged all the team members to complete the required preparatory work within the established deadlines.

The Director of the Ugra Information Technologies Department, Pavel Tsiporin noted that the concept of the Forum was already developed. The concept was built around 15 priority thematic areas, including "Artificial Intelligence", "Digital Transformation in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic", "Big Data", "Security in the Digital Environment", "Smart City and its Standards", "Digital Transformation in Education", "My Health within a Single Digital Circuit" and others. A significant part of the events will relate to the implementation of the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".

As soon as the concept is approved a detailed program of the Forum will be drafted. At the same time, it is already known that the agenda of the Forum will cover the fourth international conference "Infoforum-Ugra"; the third international conference "Information and Communication in the Digital Age: Explicit and Implicit Impacts" under the aegis of UNESCO; an exhibition "Digital Technologies for All", and a number of other events with the participation of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.

"In view of the epidemiological situation, we propose a mixed participation format. Most of the events will be held on-line". Pavel Tsiporin added that the leading experts, distinguished guests, moderators, as well as the representatives of IT companies will be invited to participate in the off-line discussions.

"As of today, the Organizing Committee has already issued invitations to the diplomatic corps members of 25 foreign states, we also plan to involve new partners, including the international platform "CIS + World". It is expected that the latter initiative will allow to involve the participants from Iceland, Cyprus, Portugal and Croatia.

The members of the meeting were informed of the intended personal participation in the "Infoforum-Ugra" conference of the Director of the Department of International Information Security of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrey Krutskikh. He will chair a dedicated panel discussion on major challenges and threats in the digital environment.

Another dedicated session to be held during the Forum will focus of the relationships between Russia and China. It will be held in conjunction with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the treaty of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

This year, the participants of the two-day conference "Information and Communication in the Digital Age: Explicit and Implicit Impacts" under the aegis of UNESCO will also discuss aspects of electronic data storage, media literacy of the population, and the use of modern technologies for language retention and linguistic diversity development in cyberspace.   The organizers also plan a meeting of the discussion club of the Eurasian Women's Association and a round table discussion on issues of security in the information environment for the young people. "Two previous conferences on this topic have drawn an ample response in the world, their final documents have been translated into seven languages. The conference is considered to be one of the major global events of that kind", noted the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Committee of UNESCO Program "Information for All", Sergey Bakeikin during the meeting.

As has already become an IT-Form tradition, an international conference on technology in education "EdCrunch Ugra" dedicated to problems of education in the era of technological change and digital transformation of general education will also form part of the agenda. The platform of the conference will host three panels:   "Children and Technologies", "Digital School", "New Technologies in Teacher Training".

During the first day of the Forum a round table discussion for undergraduate and post-graduate students on "Artificial Intelligence in Education" will take place. It is expected that about 50 people will take part in the off-line discussion at the Ugra State University "Boiling Point" platform.

"We expect to offer an extensive and eventful program, which may have even greater outreach than the traditional off-line format, providing opportunities for participation to a greater number of experts, and also expanding the potential audience", concluded Alexey Zabozlaev.