Plenary session «Digital Reboot of Industries: Strategic Advantage During a Pandemic»
September 4th 2020, 10:00-12:00
The last decade, the digital transformation of state, economic and social systems has become the new reality in which most of the world's population is used to living

Many experts note that precisely because of such a deep penetration of digital technologies into our lives, the COVID-19 pandemic has become so significant for the history of the world, since everyone could follow the "development of events" in real time and from anywhere in the world.

But at the same time, digital technologies, including technologies for processing big data, AI, the Internet of things, played a decisive role both in the fight against the spread of the virus and in reducing damage to the economies of countries, people and businesses.

From the beginning of the spread of coronavirus infection, on the one hand, the demand of states and structures responsible for implementing state policy not only in the field of health care, but also of the economy has grown significantly, on the other hand, the demand from business and consumers for new digital services and platform services has also increased.

Many countries and regions made decisions on the introduction or removal of lockdowns, the choice of macroeconomic policy instruments to support population groups, sectors of the economy and regions based on BD and AI technologies.

The business using digital services was able to partially save the revenues by switching to the provision of services and the delivery of goods remotely, the population was able to partially save the income as it continued its work in the remote format, most educational institutions were able to provide distance learning etc.

The pandemic has significantly increased the level of penetration of digital technologies, but at the same time, as the demand for technology increases, the problem of protecting rights and confidentiality has arisen - finding a balance between the interests of the state, entrepreneurs, people and their rights to privacy.

Can we find a balance in the near future?