St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014

22 of May the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has started. In 2014, the main theme of the forum is "Building trust in an era of change". Vladimir Vasiliev, the rector of the ITMO University, traditionally takes an active part in the annual summit of representatives of political and business elite.

During the three-day business agenda the round tables, panel discussions and other events on the theme of development of Russia's economic policy will be held. The rector of the ITMO University will participate in several debates on important issues of economy and social sphere.


"Winning Strategies in the global fight for talent"

Panel session. May 22, 2014, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Panel discussion is devoted to one of the main issues of the modern business planning:  how to build a personnel policy in high competitive? How to attract, retain and motivate key employees, contributing to the development of the company and provide access to new markets ? Vladimir Vasilyev will share his vision of how the process of changing attitudes and expectations of talented employees, how corporations respond to these changes and what proposals on this score is at the ITMO University.

Speakers and participants of the panel session:

Moderator - John Scott, the vice chairman of KPMG International;

 "Cities for people in the XXI century: needs, scenarios, challenges"

Panel session. May 22, 2014, 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Discussion on the theme of urban space organization. Speakers will discuss issues of the reorganization of urban ecosystems: how to create a "city for people" - a convenient, affordable, environmentally safe and attractive for life city. Vladimir Vasilyev will talk about the positive experience of the ITMO University in this field: the creation of master's program "Design of urban ecosystems", the implementation of joint infrastructure projects with business representatives, social development of initiatives in collaboration with the Administration of St. Petersburg.

Speakers and participants in the panel session:

moderator - Henrietta Vamberg , the director of Gehl Architects, Project Expert "The SAGA of the city";

 "Global Perspectives of Russian IT- business: markets, human resources, strategy"

Business breakfast. May 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m.- 09:45 a.m.

Dialogue dedicated to the future of the Russian IT- industry. The experts will discuss a range of different topics: from the impact of IT- technologies for the development of the industry to the problems of human resource capacity in the industry. Rector of the ITMO University will talk about prospects for the creation of new educational programs for training specialists of information technology market. He will discuss with the colleagues the possibility of the formation of human inquiry in the future. Panelists will attempt to answer the following questions: is it possible for IT-education system to adapt rapidly to the new needs of the market and what role should business play in this process?

Speakers and participants in the panel session:

moderators - Valentin Makarov, tepresident of "RUSSOFT", Sergei Plugotarenko, the director of “RVC”;