Responding to the questions of journalists, the Presidential Adviser touched upon the job cuts, which could result from the rapid development of technologies. According to German Klimenko, technological progress in general leads only to an increase in the number of highly skilled jobs. Moreover, in the scale of such a large country as Russia, people will always find a use.
At the Forum the topic of telemedicine development and integration of high technologies in the healthcare sector was also raised. The Presidential Adviser German Klimenko noted that the investment attractiveness of the medicine was greatly increased due to the so-called ”Law on telemedicine“.
“We now have the necessary conditions for investors, primarily the legislative ones. The legal environment appeared. My opinion is that the main problem to be resolved before investors come to the industry is the legislative basis“, he noted.
On the sidelines of the first day of the Forum more than 60 sessions were held, and over a dozen business agreements were signed.
On the second day of the forum, 17 October, the Chairman of the Government Dmitry Medvedev participated in its activities. He noted that the digital economy had become a given, and not by the order of authorities or on the initiative of single entrepreneurs. According to him, in the development of digital technologies Russia does not intend to stand apart from the global market, the country will promote its elaborations abroad and intends to work together with international partners.