Digital Economy. Infrastructure for Smart City

MUF 2018
17 July

The ongoing digital transformation taking place in Russia and around the world affects a number of sectors which are densely concentrated in cities, including housing utilities, energy, transport, healthcare and services. Digital platforms make it possible to manage the city’s municipal systems and resources more efficiently, develop innovative infrastructure, create a comfortable urban environment and provide a high quality of life for citizens. Urban digital platforms are typically developed in cooperation with global tech corporations. However, the generic solutions offered by these companies are not always tailored to the city’s unique conditions, so cities are pressed to develop a local network of innovative tech companies.

  • How does the city benefit from implementing digital platforms and new business partnerships models?
  • In what ways should city administrations cooperate with global corporations and local tech companies to develop digital infrastructure?
  • What are the next steps for developing digital infrastructure in Russian cities?