The plenary session was moderated by Leonid Konik, General Director – Chief Editor of KomNews Group LLC. The first part of the session was devoted to the experience of cities in the implementation of the “smart city” project: intermediate results and exchange of best practices. Anatoly Kotov, Deputy Head of the Smart St. Petersburg Project Office, Special Representative of the Governor of St. Petersburg for Economic Development, made a presentation on regional experience. “The lack of unified databases and verification systems is the most important problem in the digital economy. If we do not solve this problem, it will be very difficult to move forward, ”he said. Representative of the Sarov City Administration Yevgeny Shikhanov spoke about a unified information platform that is being implemented in “smart cities” of Rosatom. The head of the Nytvensky city district Rinat Khaertdinov spoke about the implementation of a unique social solution within the Smart City project in the Perm Territory.
In the second part of the plenary session, state corporations and companies that are actively developing smart city projects shared their experience. Presentations were made by Oleg Izvekov, Director of the Smart City – Digital Region competence center of the Ruselectronics holding of Rostec State Corporation, who noted that you can treat the departmental Smart City project from the Ministry of Construction in any way, he is criticized a lot and it is often quite fair do, but there is one indisputable advantage of the existence of this project. This is the fact that officials in the regions of the Russian Federation have finally started talking about the implementation of smart city projects in a normative language that they understand.
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The plenary session ended with a panel discussion, which was devoted to the discussion of urgent problems and the search for further ways to develop the concept of “smart cities”. Anatoly Kotov, Oleg Izvekov, Elena Polyakova, Olga Patrievskaya, Sergey Irevli, as well as the Territorial Manager of the Technologies block for the North-West Bank of Sberbank PJSC Viktor Puchkov and the Chairman of TC-194 Cyber-Physical Systems took part in the discussion, Nikita Utkin, program manager of RVC JSC. During the discussion, the participants agreed that at this stage of the development of the concept of a “smart city”, and later on a “digital region” and, finally, a “smart country”, standards are becoming the most important tool for market players and all stakeholders. Obviously, in the end, those who take part in the creation of the smart city standards will feel better than their peers in the market. However, questions remain about what to do with the “smart city” regulatory framework developed by the Ministry of Construction, and what will happen to pilot projects in cities (and there are about a hundred of them), which have already been included in the program on “smart cities” from the Ministry of Construction according to the existing standard.