IV Youth Internet
5 April 2024

Youth RIGF 2024

Join the discussion about the evolution of the Internet!
The Internet Governance Forums have been held around the world since 2005 under the auspices of the United Nations, where representatives of business, academic community, government bodies and expert community discuss topical issues of the World Wide Web's development.

Russian students and young professionals will once again become full participants in the global discussion - their opinions will be heard and taken into account due to the Forum.

To maximize participant engagement, the Forum will be held in a hybrid format; everyone will have the opportunity to be part of the discussion.
9:00-10:00 Registration of participants, welcome coffee

10:00-11:00 Forum opening. Award Ceremony for Safe Digital Childhood of the Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-13:00 Group work. Three parallel sections:
  • The Internet of bodies: the future of technology

    "The Internet of Bodies" is a rapidly growing field involving the integration of communication and sensor technologies into clothing, accessories, and even our bodies. Not so long ago there were bracelets for reading physical activity and pacemakers, and now a neurocomputer interface is being developed that will virtually merge humans and computers. How will the introduction of the third generation of "Internet of Bodies" devices affect us and the world around us? And does it mean that now it will be possible to "hack" not just a computer, but a human being?

    Ruslan Yusufov, founder and managing partner of MINDSMITH

    Alexey Lukatsky, business consultant for information security at Positive Technologies
    Yury Vasiliev, Director of the State Budgetary Institution Сentrer for Diagnostics and Telemedecine
    Andrei Golubinsky, Acting Deputy Director for Science of the Kharkevich Institute of Political Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Leonid Novozhilov, Director of Digital Technologies Development, Rostelecom
    Stanislav Makhortov, Deputy Head of the Department of Special Projects and Academic Programmes of the Scientific and Technical Centre of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "GRCHTS"
    Eldar Niyazov, Director of IT Infrastructure Development and Operation Department, RUTUBE
    Evgenia Chistova, Head of Sustainable Development, Beeline
  • Human resources decide everything: automation and robotization

    The Russian labor market now lacks not only IT specialists - the economy needs at least 2.3 million workers at the beginning of 2024 alone. In this connection, there has recently been a lot of talk about automation and robotization of production. For example, it is possible to increase labor productivity by 15-20% in the next four to five years due to part-time workers and those whose jobs can be automated. How far away are we from the "robot invasion"? Will new technologies help employers? And will widespread automation and robotization be the salvation of the economy?

    Anna Abramova, Director of the MGIMO AI Centre

    Oleg Ignatov, head of university relations at Positive Technologies
    Liya Koroleva, HR Director, MTS Digital
    Irina Svyatitskaya, Head of Youth,
    Marina Girya, Deputy Director for Government Relations, Netology
    Nikita Cherkasenko, Director, HRM Technologies and Analytics Department, Rostelecom
    Mikhail Nachevsky, Head of Digital Transformation Department, Plekhanov Russian Economic University
  • Master class "How the new RUVIKI Internet encyclopedia is created" from RUVIKI
    speaker: Mikhail Ustinov, Deputy Head of the Department of preparation and publication of materials of RUVIKI Internet encyclopedia.
  • Master Class "Fake News: Countering Disinformation and Factchecking" by ANO Dialog Regions
    speaker: Ivan Serov, Creative Curator, Department for Countering the Spread of Misleading Information, ANO Dialogue Regions
13:00-13:30 Presentation of the Digitalization for Good Award of the Center for Global IT Cooperation and the Youth Digital Ombudsman, work of fan zones

13:30-14:00 Coffee break, networking, activities in fan zones

14:00-15:30 Group work. Three parallel sections:
  • Education in the age of AI

    Generative artificial intelligence is gradually entering our reality, and it is already being used to solve not just the work tasks of programmers, but also to write diplomas and help students with various creative tasks. How much can new technologies change education? What benefits will we get from the use of AI, and what problems can generative technologies promise us? How do we monitor the use of AI in educational institutions, and do we need to? Do we need education if we have generative AI?

    Dmitry Kotov, Director of the Higher School of Creative Industries at Plekhanov Russian Economic University

    Valentina Kurenkova, GR-director of Netology
    Dmitry Rybalchenko, First Deputy Director of the Russian Knowledge Society
    Andrey Komissarov, Head of Digital Products at the educational ecosystem Samoletum (part of the Samolet Group)
    Ekaterina Barabanova, HR Development Director, Rostelecom
    Ksenia Kuznetsova, Head of Sber AI (Advanced AI Technologies Development Department), Sber AI
    Alexey Khramtsov, Head of Virtual Production Studio, Sber AI
    Artem Konovalov, Creative Director, LOOKY
    Alexander Arutyunyan, Head of AI-based products for medicine, Department of Innovative Products and Technologies Development, Beeline
    Dmitry Rybalchenko, First Deputy Director General, Russian Knowledge Society
  • Hard to be human: the digital age society

    All existing technologies were created by man, and this is an indisputable fact. He is the crown and messenger of progress, no matter what sophisticated tools he comes up with that are smarter than himself. However, people themselves often forget about it, presenting certain technologies as separately functioning organisms that can be entrusted to make decisions for themselves, including in the education of the new generation. Where is the boundary of what is permissible in matters of technological progress and digital footprint in history? And how can a person not lose himself and his role in the world of high technology?

    Anastasia Ugleva, Ph.D., PhD, Professor at the School of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

    Priest Fedor Lukyanov, Chairman of the Patriarchal Commission for Family, Maternity and Childhood Protection
    Elizaveta Belyakova, Chairperson of the Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment
    Andrey Neznamov, Managing Director, Head of the AI Regulation Centre, Sberbank
    Olga Smirnova, Doctor of Economics, Director of the Centre for Scientific and Methodological Support of Strategic Planning
    Darya Chirva, Head of the Thinking module, ITMO University, author of courses on ethics of science and technology.
    Elena Bryzgalina, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Philosophy of Education, Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University
    Alexandra Nikonova, Senior Product Manager, Yota
  • Master class from RUTUBE
    Speaker: Alexander Kulabukhov, Head of IT Infrastructure Development "Unified Development Platform", RUTUBE
  • Master class "How to register a domain so that it will not be taken away" from the .RU/.RF Coordination Center
    speaker: Ekaterina Evteeva, Legal Advisor of the .RU/.RF Coordination Center

15:30-16:00 Closing Session
  • How to build a successful IT business: the experience of young entrepreneurs
    How to find an idea for your business? How to assemble a team in a startup and how to manage it? How to find investments? All these questions are of concern to young people who are embarking on the risky but interesting path of starting their own business in the IT sphere. Young IT-entrepreneurs will tell by example how to create innovative, unique and creative solutions using advanced technologies, as well as what contribution each project has made to the development of Runet.

    Sergey Grebennikov, Director, RAEC
    Andrey Vorobyev, Director, .RU/.RF Coordination Center

    Evgeny Chernov, Founder, Tishina
    Pavel Kudryavtsev, CEO, production center be all bright! Group
    Vasily Bogdanov, Founder, SMM-agency Little Big Agency
    Sergey Kostin, CEO, BSL and 1C-BSL
    Mark Turovetsky, Founder of several Russian and international startups, PilotHUB and PWRBOARD projects
    Denis Kabalkin, CEO, (Kokoc Group)
more than 200 000

participants watched the Forum online

participants took part in Youth RIGF onsite
more than 60

experts spoke at the Forum
Youth RIGF Award
The Forum will award a special prize for the best technological project and/or product to outstanding young professionals aged 18 to 30. The purpose of the award is to identify and support talented young people who can contribute to the development of the Russian IT industry.
What can be submitted for the award:
  • products and/or projects aimed at creating a unique result, product and/or improving an existing IT solution;
  • products and/or projects with specific IT-related results and/or specific IT solutions;
  • products and/or projects already realized or currently being realized in the IT sphere;
  • products and/or projects aimed at expanding and strengthening global IT cooperation.
The winner will have an opportunity to become a participant of a professional accelerator program in one of the international IT parks - partners of the Center for Global IT Cooperation.

To enter the award, you must complete an application by March 25, 2024.
Read the Youth RIGF Award Statutes

The Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment is an alliance of nine major Russian companies: VympelCom, Gazprom Media Holding, Kaspersky Lab, MegaFon, MTS, VK, National Media Group, Rostelecom and Yandex.

The Alliance was established in September 2021. Its mission is to develop a safe online space for children, where they, regardless of age and location, can communicate and be friends, learn and develop, and discover new opportunities and entertainment.
For the second year in a row, the Alliance is a strategic partner of the Forum and holds its "For a Safe Digital Childhood" award during the event, aimed at supporting projects to develop a safe digital environment across Russia. Nowadays, such essential issues as digital literacy, positive and educational content, conditions for safe online development and communication, and comprehensive protection of personal data are becoming increasingly important. All this is important not only for adult Internet users, but also for children and young people!
Alliance Award "For a Safe Digital Childhood"
The Alliance expects effective, creative and even visionary proposals and ideas to protect children on the Internet, create and promote positive content, and improve digital literacy among children and adults.
The prize is awarded in three main nominations and one special nomination:

  • "Safety Lessons on the Web" for teachers
  • "Adults and Children on the Internet" for parents
  • "Best Youth Project" for children.
Special nomination:

  • "Family Digital Safety".
This special category is for works created with the participation of several family members. Include moms, dads, grandparents and children ages 11 to 18 in the creation of projects. Nominees should submit work that promotes safe development in the digital world for each family member.

In addition to submitting an online application, materials for participation in the special nomination must be posted in the social network "VKontakte" or on the RUTUBE platform with 4 hashtags: #Alliance to Protect Children, #Alliance Award2024, #families and #DigitalFamilySafety2024.

The expert jury of the Safe Digital Childhood Award includes representatives of the IT industry, media holdings, businesses and educational organizations. The winners will receive valuable prizes from the organizers, as well as a unique opportunity to undergo an introductory internship in the founding companies of the Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment.

Special prize from the information and communication educational service Sferum
The Sferum Special Prize is intended for education employees - teachers, teachers of additional education, teachers of secondary vocational education who are engaged in educational activities aimed at increasing the level of digital or media literacy among elementary, middle and high school students (regardless of the teacher's profile) or students of secondary vocational education (regardless of the teacher's profile) and who use the functionality of the Sferum educational profile in VK Messenger in their work.
Applications are submitted remotely by filling out the online form up to and including March 15, 2024.
Read the Regulations on Organizing and Conducting the All-Russian Contest for the Safe Digital Childhood Award
Youth Digital Ombudsman Award "Digitalization for Good"
The Youth Digital Ombudsman and the Center for Global IT Cooperation established the Digitalization for Good Award. The purpose of the award is to identify and support young professionals and young scientists aged 18 to 35 inclusive, who:

  • protect the rights of citizens in the digital space;
  • increase the level of media and digital literacy of citizens;
  • develop their own IT solutions and initiatives;
  • conduct research related to IT or at the "interface" with IT.
It is possible to submit for the award the results of activities (e.g., articles, master classes), a project (e.g., hackathon, case championship) and a product (e.g., application, chatbot, etc.). The main thing is that all of them have already been realized or are in the process of realization.

Participation in the award is free of charge. It is allowed to submit both individual and collective applications. Applications can be submitted remotely by filling in the online form until March 8, 2024 inclusive.
Read the Information Letter on the Digitalization for Good Award
30 Years of Runet History Award
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the .RU domain, the .RU/.RF Coordination Center announces an essay contest on the topic "30 Years of Runet History". Works devoted to the history of the Russian segment of the Internet are accepted for participation in the contest.
From February 15 to March 25, 2024, the .RU/.RF Coordination Center is accepting entries for the essay contest "30 Years of Runet History".

Requirements for the contest works:
  • Written work should be done in the form of an essay on the topic "30 years of Runet history".
  • The essay should be written in Times New Roman 14 point font with one and a half spacing and width alignment.
  • The volume of the essay content should be not less than 2 (two) and not more than 3 (three) pages of A4 format, Russian language. The text should be edited grammatically and stylistically.
  • In case of quoting any sources, a footnote indicating the source and author is required.
All entries are checked for the use of generative Artificial Intelligence services (ChatGPT and analogs). In case of detection of such services in the submitted work, such work will be removed from the Contest. The Contest organizers are not responsible for violation of intellectual rights of third parties by the contestants.
The award ceremony will be held on April 5, 2024 in Moscow as part of the IV Youth Digital Forum. The winner will receive a cash prize and a commemorative diploma.
To participate in the contest, you must fill in the online registration form. Applications will be accepted until March 25, 2024 inclusive.
More details on the rules for submitting entries for the award can be found in the Contest Rules.
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