Alexander Shokhin: digitalization of the modern economy is a strict requirement of time

The President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) believes that the time has come to revise the existing stereotypes and dogmas concerning the administration of the state, economy, production and social sphere. He expressed this position while speaking at the Forum on Digital Transformation, organized by the RUIE Committee for Digital Transformation and Rostelecom.

Alexander Shokhin cited the figures that indicate that enterprises are ready and in need of new digital technologies right now. But the Russian business lags far behind the Western one, and without the soonest digital transformation will become uncompetitive.

In this respect, the introduction of fifth-generation mobile networks is necessary. According to the head of the RUIE, they will have the greatest impact on the industry, trade, education, health care, entertainment industry, housing and geological exploration.

“It is important to note that the next generation of mobile communication technologies has been shaped by the business expectations and requirements. We have high hopes for the introduction of 5G networks that are intended to play a role in accelerating the economic growth, improving the competitiveness of business and the country in general", - Alexander Shokhin said.

The leaders of the largest Russian companies also shared the vision and results of the digital transformation in various sectors of the economy. Thus, Maksut Shadaev, the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, noted that the digital transformation is included in five main national development goals, which indicates the highest priority of this area at the country level.

“Now, our objective number one is in the shortest period of time to ensure the involvement of users of the public services portal ecosystem in interaction with the business. It is about making deals, signing contracts with commercial companies. The business will benefit from this process in the near future. It is also important to enable the business to store documents electronically and provide them in the same way as required by regulatory agencies, thus minimizing the costs. The interaction between the state, business and people shall be reconstructed,” - Maksut Shadaev said.

Source: Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs