KEY TOPICS 2023
- Artificial intelligence
- Digital ruble
- Blockchain and smart contracts
- APIs and digital platforms
- Digitalization across the regions of Russia
- Import substitution
The Forum for Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2021/22 was, without a doubt, the most remarkable event in the fintech industry over the past year. It was a brilliantly organised event with an extensive business programme. Its agenda covered all key fintech trends: creation of digital platforms, introduction of the digital ruble and digital financial assets, new cybersecurity challenges, development of the Russian digital technology and many others. My colleagues from Sovcombank and I gladly participated in the Forum’s business programme – it was a unique networking experience and a great opportunity to exchange opinions at a large professional event.
FINOPOLIS 2021/22 enabled a constructive dialogue between banks, IT companies, and retailers – all market players involved in the development of the payment infrastructure. Crises always create new opportunities, and it is very important not to miss them. Our present situation is no different. At FINOPOLIS, particularly at the Mir Payment System’s session, there was a stimulating exchange of opinions and new innovative ideas about how the industry might evolve in the current environment.
This year’s FINOPOLIS 2021/22 was a very long-awaited event. We have all missed it, we have missed our colleagues, our community, and our projects. It was a very interesting gathering that inspired us to pursue new accomplishments and create new unique products. I would also like to note that this year’s agenda was very well put together: sometimes it was even difficult to choose which session to attend. Another important and interesting event within the Forum that I would like to highlight is the Youth Programme. During the Hackathon, the young participants were creating and inventing the most fascinating technological solutions with incredible energy. And this young generation is our future!
I will remember FINOPOLIS 2021/22 as a dynamic, insightful and very timely fintech forum. Each plenary discussion became a remarkable event and evoked a lively response from the business community. The topics discussed at the Forum, such as the digital ruble, DeFi, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, are already changing our country’s technological landscape. I would like to highlight the unique practical nature of the Forum. Many solutions were designed right in the middle of the discussions, and then implemented instantly. I believe that this is the main result of FINOPOLIS 2021/22, not only for the participants, but also for millions of our citizens.