The Path of Digital Transformation of the Federal Tax Service
In partnership with the Federal Tax Service
The creation and development of digital solutions such as the automated system of the value added tax control (VAT ASC), online POS systems, personal taxpayer accounts, and a special tax regime for the self-employed has not only enabled Russia to achieve significant economic performance, but also to start developing the tax systems of foreign countries, in particular, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and others.
Digitalization of many functions of tax authorities has led to a significant reduction in the time and required resources previously spent on manual work tasks. It has also significantly increased the speed and accuracy of data processing and minimized errors.
As part of his presentation, the expert will demonstrate the path of the Federal Tax Service in the digitalization of its activities, present the electronic services in use by the tax authorities, and talk about what the Federal Tax Service of Russia has been able to achieve over the past 25 years.
Elisey Balta — Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Currency Control, the Federal Tax Service of Russia
Effective Cybersecurity: Expectations and Industry Specifics
In partnership with Positive Technologies
The panel discussion will cover the topics of critical information infrastructure security and digital independence against the backdrop of growing cyberattacks. Experts will discuss approaches to building industry-specific cybersecurity centres in Russia and African regions, as well as training IT sector personnel for the development and mining of mineral resources.
How to focus the tasks of sectoral centres and guarantee the protection of systemically important organizations? What experience from other industries can be used and what will be the fundamental sectoral differences in the construction of centres? How to develop a sectoral organizational and methodological framework?
Artyom Sychev — Advisor to Chief Executive Officer, Positive Technologies
Alexander Biryukov — General Director of BIZAF Business in Africa LLC
Professor Bell Bitjoka Georg — CEO of ITS Group
Olga Gogolina — Head of the Russian Business Center in Cameroon
Elias Xavier Felix Daudi — Director General National Mining Institute
Amina Zavede — State Secretary of the Republic of Uganda
William Kwende — Founding Partner, Africana Infrastructure Capital
Dmitriy Kirillov — Head, Federal Agency for Water Resources
Stephane Konan — General Director, Competences Group
Aleksey Novikov — Director of Expert Security Center, Positive Technologies
Evgeny Petrov — Head, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
Africa: Analysing Current Malware Trends
In partnership with Doctor Web
The African continent is experiencing an increase in cybercrime, including identity theft, phishing, fraud, and the spread of malware. These threats can cause serious damage to individuals, businesses, and government infrastructures alike, so it is important to take measures to protect against cyber-attacks.
Igor Zdobnov — Head of Anti-Virus Laboratory, Doctor Web
Internal and External Cyber Threats: What Companies in Russia and Africa are Suffering from?
In partnership with Zecurion
Experts will discuss recent cases and loss statistics, as well as the reasons why threats from the inside are more dangerous than external ones. How does Zecurion DLP help prevent cyber threats?
Grain Export Logistics: Opportunities and Prospects
In partnership with Technotrans Group
Due to rapid population growth, the consumption of cereals by African countries is increasing annually, while their own agriculture does not cover the growing demand of the African continent for cereals. Over the past few years, grain trade turnover between Russia and African countries has increased several times. However, a constraint for the development and increase in the volume of grain cargo deliveries to the countries of the African region is the lack of Russia's own logistics centres on the Baltic Sea.
Technological development in transhipment and storage, year-round navigation in the port, transport accessibility of the terminal, own rolling stock, a full range of logistics services, and a subsidiary trading company – all this will ensure high productivity of cargo transportation and stable supplies of grain to Africa through the Russian port on the Baltic Sea.
The experts will discuss the example of Technotrans Group of Companies:
• What new solutions can Russia offer in grain cargo logistics?
• What makes it possible to ensure high productivity of cargo transportation and stable grain supplies to Africa through the Russian port on the Baltic Sea?
• What modern transhipment and storage equipment is used on the market?
• How does the development of the transport and logistics system affect the economic growth of the country?
Transfer of Competences: Exchange of Experience in Digitalization of E-Governance
During the discussion, participants will discuss the dynamics of digitalization of e-Governance in Africa, prospects for cooperation between Russia and Africa in this area, and mechanisms by which bilateral cooperation can be intensified. Higher School of Economics and Innopraktika will present the e-Governance Knowledge Sharing Programme.
Topics for discussion:
• Dynamics of digitalization of e-Governance in Africa;
• The role of human resources and infrastructure in the digitalization of the continent;
• Security of critical IT infrastructure;
• Challenges facing digitalization of e-Governance in Africa and Russia;
• Russian experience in the digitalization of e-Governance and how it can be taken into account and adapted by African countries;
• What African experience in the digitalization of e-Governance can be useful for Russia?
• Competence transfer and the model of continuous educational process as a promising direction of Russian–African cooperation.
Anastasia Pavlenko — Deputy Executive Director, Director for Strategic Partnerships, Innopraktika
Adamu Garba — President, IPI Company, Nigeria
Igor Lyapunov — General Director, Rostelecom-Solar
Orlando Mazuze — General Manager, MaCh Digital
Andrey Maslov — Director, Center for African Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Belete Molla — Minister of Innovation and Technology, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Peya Mushelenga — Minister of Urban and Rural Development of the Republic of Namibia
Kamalidini Souef — Minister of Post, Telecommunications and Digital Economy of the Union of the Comoros
Cooperation in the Field of Information Security
In partnership with Security Code
Grigory Nenashev — Deputy Head of Foreign and Strategic Projects Department, Security Code