International Round Table Policies for the Digital Transition: The Asian Way


“Policies for the Digital Transition: The Asian Way” in cooperation with Mitsubishi Electric

Date: December 14th, 2018

Location: Moscow, building of Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), 23 Profsoyuznaya str. 

Time: 9.30-11.30 (registration and welcome coffee 9.00-9.30)

Policies in support of digitalization, including development of Smart Manufacturing, E-Commerce, E-governance in Asian nations and in Russia are on the march. The Roundtable focuses on general overview of existing efforts and key approaches with specific focus on a “beyond-technology” issues, including development of innovation ecosystems, markets, social and institutional aspects of digital transformations and more.

Moderator: Igor Paunovic, Senior Economic Officer, The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


  •  Prof. Ivan Tselishchev, Niigata University of Management (Japan)
  • Noritsugu Uemura, Senior General Manager, Corporate Executive, Government and External Relation Division, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
  • Nakul Saxena, Director,  iSPIRT Foundation (India)
  • Dr. Yue Hongfei, National consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Dr. Ivan Danilin, Head of Science and Innovation Department, IMEMO (Russia)  


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