Round Table on the Role of Digital Technologies in Ensuring Economic Growth

A round table was held at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies on March 25th, where various aspects of digitalisation, advantages and challenges associated with the widespread use of digital technologies were discussed

The event was attended by RISS experts, researchers from the Federal State Institution Federal Research Centre Scientific Research Institute of System Development of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Central Economic Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and the Institute of the Information Society.

The attendants of the round table discussed the issues of digital transformation of the production sector, the contribution of digital technologies to ensuring competitiveness and increasing labour productivity, as well as potential negative consequences of introduction of digital technologies for the economy and society. The experts paid special attention to the risks associated with the digitalisation process which may pose a threat to the national interests of individual countries.

They discussed the prospects of using digital technologies in certain areas of economics, their impact on the existing production processes and foreign trade relations, the development of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as employment and the functioning of the labour market along with this.