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A series of annual Telecom events organized by the Vedomosti business edition that provide specialist platforms recognized by the country's leading professional telecoms community.

Telecom Forum
sessions as part of the Mobile World Congress and SPIEF annually gather all the major industry players to discuss pressing problems, current issues and successful business cases. Nothing but meaningful dialogue between businesses and authorities, and a great place to network.

The annual international forum of telecommunication operators, Telecom, has been the leading telecommunications event for many years now. Opinion leaders, managers of the largest companies in the industry, and key newsmakers are among the Forum's speakers every year.

As per tradition, the participants of the Vedomosti forum will discuss the current state of the industry, its potential and development forecasts.

Forum attendance: 200+ participants

The leading players of the telecommunications industry will participate in the event. They include: representatives and top managers of Russia's largest operators and foreign telecommunications companies, the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development, digital TV operators, content providers, telecommunications equipment manufacturers, wireless Internet operators, investors, analysts and industry experts.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plenary Session New telecoms: developing the industry

Anton Ustimenko, Partner, Head of practice in Providing Services to companies in the Technology, Media and Communications sector in Russia and CIS, EY

Topics for discussion:
  • Transformation of the telecoms industry: digitization and technology development. Telecoms as a key tool of a digital economy. How will engagement in Digital Economy affect operators' profitability?
  • Changes in regulatory policy in the context of the Digital Economy program.
  • From telecoms operators to service operators. The largest players' stakes and non-traditional growth niches: features, risks, opportunities for the telecommunications business, and additional sources of income (Fintech, e-commerce, entertainment, e-learning, telemedicine, etc.).
  • Future projects and reasonable investments. New digital products and promising areas of development of telecoms companies, revenue growth opportunities. The share of new services in operators' revenue. Hidden dangers of various strategies.
  • The economic effect of expanding your subscriber base.
  • Cloud service market ecosystem. Transformation of the local operators’ ecosystem.
  • Fintech market prospects on the back of the quick payments launch by the Central Bank.
Sergey Emdin, CEO, Tele2
Anatoly Golomolzin, Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Kirienko, Member of Board, First Vice President, Rostelecom
Alexey Kornya, President, MTS
Vasil Latsanich, CEO, Vimpelcom
Denis Lyashenkov, Head of the State Communications Policy Department, Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Savva Shipov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Gevork Vermishyan, CEO, Megafon

11:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Coffee break

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Speaker’s speech

12:45 p.m. – 13:00 p.m. Coffee break

13:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m. Session 2. In the rhythm of innovations. Future Technologies as a Telecom driver: investments, monetization, use cases & forecasts

Konstantin Ankilov, Managing Partner, TMT Consulting
Svetlana Yastrebova, Correspondent for technology and telecommunications, Vedomosti

Topics for discussion:
  • Big Data: accessing customers. Big Data as a monetization and subscriber loyalty instrument. Who should consolidate it?
  • Ecosystem of the cloud service market. Transformation of ecosystems of local operators
  • Use of machine learning and AI technology to analyze data on customers and partners. Best practices.
  • IoT standards and use cases. IoT technology: what should you place a stake on to see a profit?
  • Monetization models of IoT-based services. Areas of IoT application: which segments can be invested in today to get ahead of everyone tomorrow?
  • In the 5G zone. Development concept. Who will control it and how will it be regulated?
  • How to maximize 5G technology's potential? B2B product opportunities
Alexey Basov, Deputy General Director - Investment Director, RVK
Natalya Kovalenko, Partner, Pepeliaev Group
Vladislav Onishchenko, Head of the Analytical Center, Government of the Russian Federation
Victor Ratnikov, Vice-President for Innovation B2B and IoT, ER-Telecom Holding
Artashes Sivkov, Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Vimpelcom
Svetlana Skvortsova, Strategic Planning Director, Tele2
Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Eastern Europe & Central Asia and General Director, Ericsson Russia
Elena Zaeva, Head of Communications and Information Technology Regulation, FAS

15:00 p.m. – 15:45 p.m. Lunch break

15:45 p.m. – 17:15 p.m. Session 3.1. Be closer to subscribers. Retail transformation

Svetlana Yastrebova, Correspondent for technology and telecommunications, Vedomosti

Topics for discussion:
  • Customer experience, how to win subscriber's loyalty, retail transformation.
  • Online vs offline retail.
  • Use Cases. Effective ways of attracting visitors' attention. New technology to improve service quality.
  • Big Data as a source for the analysis of subscribers.
  • Mobile communication retail. The sale of devices as a driver for selling services.
Andrey Gubanov, Director of m_mobile, M.Video-Eldorado
Peter Kushikov, Vice President, Development Director, Danycom
Irina Lebedeva, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Brand, VimpelCom
Igor Maistrenko, director of sales and development of the mass segment, Tele2
Kirill Shibanov, CEO, Megafon Retail
Artem Sokolov, President, Association of E-commerce Companies

15:45 p.m. – 17:15 p.m. Session 3.2. Transition to the digital sphere. TV in a new format

Konstantin Ankilov, Managing Partner, TMT Consulting

Topics for discussion:
  • Terrestrial TV as a competitor to a pay-TV.
  • Sources of revenue growth for pay-TV operators.
  • The third multiplex: economic feasibility for business (inclusion of regional channels). Who should finance it?
  • New broadcasting media and video distribution.
  • Partnerships in the market.
  • Traditional TV vs ОТТ.
  • Mobile TV monetization.
  • Online TV and customized video services as drivers of the Russian media market.
George Held, Vice President, Digital and New Business, Vimpelcom
Robert Gndolyan, CEO, Digital Television
Vyacheslav Nikolaev, Vice President for Marketing, MTS
Yury Pripachkin, President, Association of Cable Television of Russia
Andrei Semerikov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
Oleg Tumanov, Founder and CEO, Ivi.ru
Alexey Yanchishin, Deputy General Director for Strategy and Investment, NMG

17:15 p.m. Cocktail