Minister of Digital Development, Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
I welcome the participants of the 9th International Conference "Confidence and Security in the Information Society", which is dedicated to cooperation in the fields of Innovation, Technology and Information Security.
Today, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is crucial for Global Economic growth, which allows States all over the world to provide rapid development of the National Economy.
World Digitalization is closely related to the development of Information Technologies. Today, it is undeniable that Digitalization of the Economy is impossible without a developed, safe and stable ICT-infrastructure and Information Technologies.
But as we all know, at the present time most of the Software that is widely used around the world is produced by only a few companies. This whole situation hinders healthy competition and the emergence of new promising ideas, also it can’t provide decent level of Information and Network Security.
Therefore, it is especially important now to make joint efforts to demonopolize the global software market. I consider it necessary to focus on developing competition and creating new software solutions.
In this regard, I would like to draw attention to the positive dynamics of sectoral interaction between Russia and China, the growth of the number of joint projects in the field of ICT, as well as the great potential of bilateral Russian-Chinese cooperation in Digital Economy.
I am assured that Infoforum-China will contribute to the development of interstate cooperation in the field of Innovation, the expansion of the exchange of experience in Digital Technology and Information Security.
I wish all the participants success and productive work.