The final stage of the Digital Summit 2020 Award was held on January 15, 2021 at the Gaidar Forum. Traditionally, the award recognizes the best Russian IT solutions that increase the efficiency of business management and public administration. Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Presidential Academy, welcomed the participants of the forum. He noted that 2020 was undoubtedly a year of breakthrough in digitalization, and Russian developers have responded decently to the challenges of the pandemic.
This year, the number of participants was unprecedented: 440 applications were received from 55 regions of the country. The evaluation of the projects was conducted in two stages. The experts of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation determined the finalists, who made their presentations to the Grand Jury of the Award.
"This year, we had an impressive jury both in number and composition: 120 executives from all over the country, including regional ministers of digitalization, vice-governors, directors of digital development of large companies and state corporations," said Larisa Katysheva, program director of the Digital Summit Award.
In addition to the traditional categories, the list of the Digital Summit 2020 Award includes new, out-of-competition categories reflecting the general agenda of the year 2020.
The winner in the category "Best Solution for Remote Work" was the project "TrueConf Video Conference Against the Pandemic".
"Best AI-Based Solution" was awarded to the PolyAnalyst Analytical Platform project.
The winner in the category "Best Distance Learning Solution" was the Uchi.ru project.
"Services and projects implemented in Moscow to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)" won in the "Best Solution to Combat COVID-19" category.
The winner in the “Best Solution for Economic Development” category was the Moscow Investment Portal project.
In the category "Best Information Security Improvement Solution", the jury awarded the prize to the project Acronis Data Protection.
The best in the category "Digitalization Pillar" was the Checkadvisor project.
The Cerebrum MD project won in the student category "Going to the Top!”
The finalists of the Digital Breakthrough competition, Exiting VIM team, won in the category "National Project in Digital Format".
The special category "National Project in Digital Format" was established together with the Digital Breakthrough forum, where hundreds of interesting and potentially useful national projects are developed every year.
Several other special categories marked the key events in the development of the national digitalization level.
Thus, the Moscow Innovation Cluster (MIC) was awarded for its contribution to the development of small businesses, and the Remote E-Voting was awarded in the category "On the Way to Digital Democracy."
The Federal Tax Service of Russia received the "Digital Agency" title, and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) became the "Digital Region."
A-news internet resource received a special award, "Summits of Digital Journalism."
Another special category was "Digital Volunteer". It recognized the project of TU MIREA, whose students, together with Mail.ru Group, helped teachers master online tools for distance learning. Lev Cheremnykh, an eighth-grader from Tula, who teaches both adults and children how to use IT tools, also received a diploma in this category.
The 10-hour online finals of the Award included panel discussions and expert debates on the development of AI for public administration and the application of IT solutions to combat pandemics, which were participated by experts from Russia, Finland, South Korea and Singapore. Kamchatka Territory, Yakutia, Ulyanovsk Region, Dagestan, Sevastopol and Kaliningrad Region also presented their unique digitalization practices.
The Digital Summit Award was established in 2016 at the initiative of RANEPA. The Digital Summit 2020 Award was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. The partners of this year's award were Mail.ru Group, Softline Group, Opora Russia and Mango office.
The Gaidar Forum “Russia and the World After the Pandemic” will be held on January 14 and 15 at the Presidential Academy. The Forum will traditionally open the annual business agenda of Russia. In 2021, this large-scale event will be held in a hybrid format, both online and offline.
This time, the main discussion track will be social and economic transformations that have occurred in the country and the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The expert discussions will be focused on the national and global development goals and the search for practical solutions to the most urgent challenges of today. The Forum’s participants include ministers from the Russian Government, members of the Federal Assembly, governors of the Russian regions, largest world experts, representatives of foreign states.
The general partners of the Gaidar Forum are Gazprom PJSC and Gazprombank JSC.
The strategic partners are Russian Railways OJSC, Johnson&Johnson, ACIG Group, Novartis.
The partner of the forum is MasterCard, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
The discussion partners are Magnit, Pepsi, Huawei, Coca-Cola, AstraZeneca, Takeda, EY.
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