International and Russian experts to take part in the Digital Economy – Regional Aspect conference in the Ulyanovsk region

The event will be organized within the Volga Region Forum "RIF. Technologies" on 29 September.


An organizing committee for the conference "Digital Economy – Regional Aspect -2018" in the Ulyanovsk region has been created by order of the Governor Sergey Morozov. Government of the Ulyanovsk region, OGKU "Government for Citizens", committee of the forum "RIF. Technologies", as well as European regional office of WeGO are organizers of the conference. Representatives of higher education institutions, IT companies, information technology development funds and the foundation “Ulyanovsk – the Capital of Culture" will also help with preparation for the event.

During the thematic conference, international and Russian experts will discuss strategies for development of the digital industry and a staff-training programme for digital economy.

"It is planned that within the forum experts will also consider introduction and application of smart technologies in specific regions with the use of their internal resources. Another topic will concern readiness of regions for digital economy and presentation of regional development strategies in this sphere. The Ulyanovsk region will present its own solutions. During the conference, representatives of higher education institutions will talk about projects for development of digital competences", – said Svetlana Openysheva, Head of the regional state public institution "Government for Citizens".

At the request of the Governor Sergey Morozov, the Ulyanovsk region is working on the Digital Economy programme. It is also working on a relevant development strategy in collaboration with the World Bank. In 2017, the Ulyanovsk region has adopted a concept for introduction of intellectual digital technologies - Smart Region.