The Results of the First Day of the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition Internet + Transport: Digitalization, Information Security, Blockchain
Business agenda of the first day of the conference began with a plenary session entitled Digital Revolution Challenges. How Can Real Sector Adapt to a New Technological Reality. The participants addressed such issues as technological progress, new digital reality and their impact on Russian economy. In his speech, Evgeny Charkin, IT Director of JSC Russian Railways, noted, “The objective of digital economy development is Russia is to improve the quality of life, to ensure the country’s competitiveness and security”. He added that in the future, digital technology might become a key asset for Russian Railways, while economy digitalization might lead to a 19-34% growth of GDP in Russia. Konstantin Parshin, Vice President, Executive Director of Energy Efficient Technology Cluster at Skolkovo Foundation, touched on major companies’ priorities and prospects in the digital economy era. “The main thing that matters for digital economy is data. They allow us make new services, find new sources of income and, as a result, improve customer satisfaction”.
The conference was continued by another session entitled Digital Railway. Its participants discussed the best Russian and international practices used to introduce digital services in the transport industry. Andrey Romanchikov, CEO of Bombardier Transportation Rail (Signal) in Russia, CIS and Baltic countries, presented a digital railway traffic control system with an automated management system, increased capacity and reduced construction and operation costs.
The participants of the session IT in International Logistics. Supply Chain Digitalization discussed how IT transformed ordering model and interaction between the carrier and the client, how to minimize regulatory and organizational restrictions in international logistics and what solutions and services could optimize the delivery of goods to the end user. Vasiliy Ignatov, Director of Hire Transport Management Department at X5 Retail Group, said in his address to the session, The main objective of all transport companies is to reduce empty running. Digitalization of cargo transportation and introduction of the latest information technologies in logistics helps to reduce it at 25%”.
The first day of the Internet + Transport business agenda of was closed by the session Blockchain in Transportation. Theory to Practice that discussed the role of blockchain in the transformation of traditional industries, the efficiency of its introduction in transport and the best practices of its application. Vladimir Demin, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board of Vnesheconombank, told about what was necessary for the introduction of the new technology, “To implement blockchain, we should form a new business process, prepare its legal backing, ensure cyber defense and a reliable identity system”.
The conference Internet + Transport was attended by the developers of software and control systems, equipment and components, as well as by representatives of federal and regional authorities, experts and scientists.