Sooner Than You Think at the Open Innovations Forum
Join us on October 22, as Bloomberg brings its global technology conference, Sooner Than You Think: Smart Cities, to the Open Innovations Forum at the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow.
Change is coming. Sooner than you think.
What do the cities of tomorrow look like as technology makes them cleaner, safer and more efficient? What changes stand to reshape mobility, as personal transportation sits on the precipice of a total transformation? What can we expect when 5G finally rolls out to cities around the world? And what are the pros and cons of innovations like facial recognition, as consumers decide between the importance of convenience or privacy?
Cleaner, Safer and More Efficient: Building the Smart Cities of tomorrow from the Ground Up
Digital Economy, a program that aims to bolster tech infrastructure has enabled a myriad of smart city technologies take hold in Russia. Our panel delves into the smart-city technology that is meaningfully improving cities around the world—making them cleaner, safer and more efficient, and discusses the innovations that are on the horizon.
Facial Recognition: Cool, Convenient or Concerning?
Russia is building a national biometric database, and what the country has touted as the world’s largest facial-recognition bank. The technology can be used to help tackle crime and improve convenience for things like access to financial services without a password, but it also has ignited a fierce convenience-versus-privacy debate. Our panel assesses the costs and the benefits, and explains how this technology will change our everyday lives.
5G is finally rolling out around the world and the first deployments have already launched in Moscow. How soon can we expect to see 5G readily available, and what are the innovative leaps that this ground-breaking tech will bring about?
Telecom, Media and Entertainment Team Leader, Bloomberg News
Ready, Set, Ride: Preparing Smart Cities for Smarter Vehicles
We’re told that driverless transportation is still a very long way off, but as 5G networks, which enable driverless technology, become more prevalent, the autonomous era inches closer. What are the regulatory, safety and technical hurdles that still need to be addressed in order for this technology to pick up speed?
Managing Editor & Moscow Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
Managing Editor & Moscow Bureau ChiefBloomberg News
Foundation ChairmanSkolkovo Foundation
Professor of Higher School of Economics and PresidentNGO "Smart Cities"
Regional Director for RussiaIntel Corporation
Lead Researcher, National Information Society Agency & Master Planner, Busan EDC National Pilot Smart City
Managing DirectorAlizent Spain
Senior Vice President, High Growth CountriesDassault Systèmes
Telecom, Media and Entertainment Team LeaderBloomberg News
Senior Principal Product Manager for Machine LearningOracle
CEOBMW Group Russia
European Technology EditorBloomberg News
Founder & PresidentCognitive Technologies
The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 with the objective of accelerating Russia’s transformation from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. To achieve this objective, the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, composed of more than 1,900 high-tech startups, Skolkovo Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech) – a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together, these entities establish a vibrant ecosystem of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. The cumulative revenue of Skolkovo’s startups reached $4,6 billion. 32,000 jobs have been created and over 1,300 patent applications have been filled along the way. By 2020 over 2 million square meters of residential and office space will be built in Skolkovo with 35,000 people working daily in the Innovation Center.
The annual Open Innovations Forum is a Flagship Technology event held in Moscow by the Skolkovo Foundation under the aegis of the Government of the Russian Federation. It gathers about 20 000 participants from almost 100 countries. The Forum’s main goal is to develop and commercialize new technologies, promote global tech brands and create new tools for international cooperation in innovation. www.openinnovations.ru/en