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AGENDA

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration and coffee reception

9:00–10:30 a.m. Discussion session 1. High-risk maneuvering mode or up-to-date industry regulation
Hall Kristall 2

Moderators:
Michael Alexeyev, Managing Partner, Advanced Communications & Media
Oleg Salmanov, Editor of Technology and Telecommunications Department, Vedomosti

Focus of the discussion:
  • One hundred steps towards implementing Yarovaya Law: further actions, pressing problems and their solutions. Is consolidation possible?
  • A single approach to secure access to infrastructure facilities.
  • The cost of safety. Is it possible to build an effective business in modern conditions? Measures to support telecom operators.
  • Using subscriber data: self-regulation or regulation.

Speakers:
Evgeny Leonov, Senior Lawyer Pepeliaev Group
Leonid Levin, Chairman of the Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Petrov, Director for Relations with the Authorities, Megafon
Evgeny Vasiliev, CEO, MTT

10:30–11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Discussion session. Transformation of Business. New Reality
Hall Kristall 2

Moderator:
Anton Ustimenko, Partner, Head of Practice in Services for Technology, Media and Communication Companies in Russia and CIS, EY

Focus of the discussion:
  • Effective models for change. Strategies of major Russian operators and potential players in the market.
  • Creating growth opportunities beyond the telecom sphere. A new approach when it comes to studying the business of companies. Monetization of additional services and development of new products.
  • Battle to win a monopoly on access to the subscriber: monetization of the gained knowledge.
  • Reduced growth and new ways of company development. Strategies used by the largest Russian operators.
  • Modern business strategies and services: How to cross the threshold of a new paradigm in pricing.

Speakers:
Sergei Emdin, CEO, Tele2
Dmitry Mednikov, Deputy CEO, All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK); Chairman of the Board of Directors, Digital Television
Dmitry Sergeev, First Deputy CEO, Mail.Ru Group
Marek Slacik, Executive Vice President for Mass Market Development, VimpelCom

12:30–1:00 p.m. Coffee break

1:00–2:30 p.m. Discussion session 3.1. Pay TV is still a Continuously Operating Machine?
Hall Kristall 1

Moderator:
Konstantin Ankilov, Managing Partner, TMT Consulting

Focus of the discussion:
  • Global trends in Pay TV. What key strategies and drivers are present in Russia?
  • Have pay TV reached its ceiling? Multi-screen and transmedia, VOD and other products that can maintain one's market share.
  • Consolidation in the Russian Pay TV market. Do the preconditions exist? Purchase of media and telecom assets.
  • Creating a content delivery business, without telecom operators. Is this possible, and how effective is this?
  • The product that will retain subscribers: what should it look like, and how to create it.

Speakers:
Elena Balmont, CEO, Viacom International Media Networks in Russia, Ukraine, CIS and Baltic countries
Michael Kovalchuk, CEO, Signal Media
Kirill Makhnovsky, CEO, Orion
Sergey Nazarov, President, Acado
Kirill Philippov, CEO, SPB TV

2:30–3:30 p.m. Lunch

3:30–5:00 p.m. Discussion session 3.2. B2B and B2G Business Ecosystems
Hall Kristall 2

Moderator:
Georgy Nikolsky, Partner, Constanta

Focus of the discussion:
  • Development of new services and offers. What needs to be developed now?
  • Demand and requests from clients. How to build effective cooperation? Contemporary projects and advanced technologies in the service of business and the state.
  • Client interaction practices in various industries. Which communication platforms are used by companies operating in the B2B and B2G sectors?

Speakers:
David Holden, Commercial Director, Orange Business Services in Russia and the CIS
Michael Komarov, Co-owner, Work Station
Dmitry Lee, Marketing Director for B2B sector, VimpelCom
Denis Shiroky, «Business» business unit Director, MTT

3:30–5:00 p.m. Discussion session 4.1. Focus on digitization!
Hall Kristall 2

Moderator:
Michael Alexeyev, Managing Partner, Advanced Communications & Media

Focus of the discussion:
  • Overview of adoption practices for innovative services by various markets.
  • New technology implementation in the Russian market. Successful affiliate programs and cross-industrial cooperation in practice. Development of M2M and the Internet of things.
  • Media services and digital communications amid accelerating changes. How to be closer to the subscriber?
  • Development of financial services as fringe subscriber benefits and options.
  • Monetization of knowledge about subscribers. Is this an independent or efficient business?

Speakers:
Ruslan Gurdzhiyan, CEO, Sberbank Telecom
George Held, Vice President of the Block for the Development of Digital and New Business, VimpelCom
Boris Kim, Chairman of the Board of Directors QIWI
Sergei Kravtsov, Owner, OMMG Technology
Yan Kukhalsky, Director for New Business and Partnerships, Megafon
Andrei Patoka, Deputy General Director for Products, Marketing and Work with Federal Clients, Tele2

3:30–5:00 p.m. Discussion session 4.2. Business Performance and Advanced Technologies
Hall Kristall 1

Moderator:
Mikhail Tregubenko, Director, Service Provision for Technology, Media and Communications Companies, EY Advisory in Russia and the CIS

Focus of the discussion:
  • Priority areas in infrastructure development. Future projects. What are telecom operators betting on?
  • New technology penetration rates. SDN, NFV, 5G, and other services for operators and subscribers: actual demand, development and implementation.
  • Manufacturing and export of equipment. Has the Russian market shown signs of improving? Cooperation between foreign and Russian IT companies.
  • Network outsourcing and management. Efficient management.

Speakers:
Alexander Bashmakov, Infrastructure Director, Megafon
Dmitry Ilin, Director for Infrastructure Development, VimpelCom
Denis Kulikov, Deputy Director of the Infrastructure Project Department, Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Alexander Trokhin, Deputy CEO, Director for Technology and Information Technology, MGTS

5:00 p.m. Ending of the forum. Evening cocktails