II Youth Internet
13 May

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Join the discussion on the future development of the Internet! The Internet Governance Forum is a global series of events supported by the United Nations since 2005. Leading experts from business, academia, and government hold discussions on prospects of a global network.

For the second time in Russia students are invited to this discussion as equal participants. The launch of the Youth initiative will help to hear their voice and ideas, as well as put them forward.

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9:00–10:00 Participants registration, welcome coffee

10:00–11:00 Opening Ceremony

11:00–11:30 Networking

11:30–13:30 Group work (in 2 parallel sections)
  • eSports "Epidemic": World Growth of the Gaming Industry

    According to various sources, there are between 30 million and 74 million active computer players in Russia. The Russian video game market on a global scale is comparable to the share of the Russian population, and Russian developers occupy significant positions in the global gaming industry. The recent successes of Russian eSports teams have added interest to this area as well. The number of people who want to become professional gamers is growing, and the audience of game streamers and eSports competitions is expanding even faster. But who is a professional gamer, how and why are streamers becoming more popular and influential, and what challenges, prospects and opportunities does tomorrow brings to the gaming industry?

    Yaroslav Meshalkin, Chief Strategic Communications Officer, ESforce Holding

    Dmitry Smith, President, Russian Computer Sports Federation
    Nikolay Petrosyan, CEO, ESforce Holding
    Sergey Barkhudaryan, Commercial Director, ESforce Holding
    Artem Chermenin, Director, Strategic Development at VK Play

  • Captured by the World Wide Web: Content and Algorithms

    Digital platforms can be compared to media giants: they are a source of information for many people, but often do not even carry out basic content moderation. Why do social media algorithms sometimes offer us something that we have never watched and do not want to watch? Destructive content can provoke depression and other psychological problems and contribute to the spread of cyberbullying. Fake news is on the rise, and social networks can block any account due to a complaint from a user. How not to get lost in this complex reality, and who can help you to cope with all this?

    Alexey Goreslavsky, Director General of the Internet Development Institute (IRI)

    Alexander Moiseev, Deputy General Director, Gazprom-Media
    Maxim Dreval, Director General of the Znaniye (Knowledge) Society
    David Kocharov, General Producer, Rutube
    Pavel Zakharov, Head of the Department for the Development of Media Technologies, ANO Dialog Regions

13:15–14:15 Master classes with leading experts

  • Fake manipulations in the mass media: how to recognize them and convince friends of the unreliability of information?
    As part of an interactive master class, participants will discuss the problem of the influence of fake information on a person's personality and "mass consciousness", learn about the mechanisms for preventing the influence of fake information on a person's value system, as well as ways to protect against it, including talking about fact-checking and specific lexical , grammatical and other "markers" that allow you to identify fakes. During the master class, participants will learn to identify fakes on specific cases, which will become the most important element of "self-defense" on the Web, contributing to at least minimal information security.

    Pavel Zakharov, Head of the Department for the Development of Media Technologies, ANO Dialog Regions
    Dmitry Gulyaev, Youth Digital Ombudsperson

  • Girls in ICT
    Girls in ICT International is an initiative supported by the member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to create a global environment that encourages and encourages girls and young women to consider educational and career choices in the growing field of information and communications technology.

    Anna Nesterova, Founder and Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Global Rus Trade

    Natalia Mochu, Director of the Regional Office of the ITU for the CIS Countries
    Varvara Yaffa, Head of Promotion and Interaction with Mobile Platforms and VK Stores
    Victoria Zholtikova, Member of the ITU Youth Council of the CIS countries
    Elizaveta Belyakova, Chairperson of the Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment

14:15–15:15 Lunch, networking, fun-zone activities

15:15–16:45 Group work (in 2 parallel sections)
  • "We All Live in the Matrix": the Future of the Metaverses

    Almost all global ICT companies are actively investing money to develop their metaplatforms. Some companies started ordering digital copies of their businesses, and first users have already experienced life in the metaverse. A reasonable question for both philosophers and visionaries, as well as ordinary users arises: will we at some point find ourselves in the world described in 'The Matrix' movie?

    Konstantin Shurunov, Deputy General Director of MD Information Systems, MIPT lecturer

    Vyacheslav Prokhorov, Head of the external promotion team VKontakte
    Andrey Neznamov, Managing Director, Sber's AI Governance Center
    Andrey Kuleshov, Analyst of the AI Competence Centre of NTI, MIPT

  • Choose a Career From a Young Age: New Demands of the Old Labour Market

    2021 has already been called the "year of IT": the demand for IT specialists has risen to unprecedented heights, and employers are hunting for the best ones. The shortage of personnel in the IT industry in Russia is 49%(from 500,000 to 1 million) and is in the top 5 among all industries. Young professionals have changed priorities: many want to continue to work remotely or be a freelancer, instead of concluding a traditional employment contract. Meanwhile, universities have a record high number of applications for the ICT majors. And what should do those whose profession may disappear due to digitalization? What specialties will be in demand in the future?

    Marina Amelina, Director of Government Relations, Baring Vostok Capital

    Ilya Massukh, Director of the ANO Competence Center for Import Substitution in the field of information and communication technologies
    Nina Yanykina, Rector of the ANO "University of the National Technology Initiative 2035"
    Leonid Mironenko, Head of Partner Development, Skillbox
    Elena Rodionova, Development Director, Uniweb
    Anna Abramova, Director of the AI center MGIMO

17:00–18:00 Awards ceremony

18:00–19:00 Gala dinner, Musical perfomance

The Forum will be held offline at the Digital Business Space.
For participants who do not plan to visit Moscow in May, an online broadcast will be available.
  • Date and time:
    13 May

  • Venue:
    Digital Business Space,
    Pokrovka St, 47, Moscow, 105064