Open Innovations with CFT as a Forum Expert 

The 3rd Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development "Open Innovations" has ended. The Forum was dedicated to emerging technologies and furthering innovation prospects and collaboration worldwide. Key theme of the 3rd annual Forum is “Creative Disruption: Staying Competitive in the 21st Century”. The focus of the Forum is to unlock the best practices of creative markets disruption, restructuring, and reconfiguration. It is also to understand the impact of this process upon different technical areas and in the global ecosystem of innovation. Innovation Forum 2014 had China as a partner country and Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, as its honorable guests.
More than 3,000 delegates participated in the Forum. Global discussion platform united representatives of Russian and foreign business, governments, and academia to discuss key global economic trends, share cases of successful business-projects.
Open Innovations Expo, held as part of the project, introduced Russian and international innovative products and technologies, among which 33 flagship innovations in today’s leading industries from Skolkovo.  
The Center of Financial Technologies was a Forum expert. Aleksandr Pogudin, a Member of the Board of Directors of CFT GC, participated in the Governors’ session gathered heads of constituent territories of the Russian Federation and business representatives, and aimed to support regionally-based technology innovation by defining technological priorities and goals and bolstering demand for innovative products. Aleksandr Pogudin also participated in the panel discussion “Financial Innovation: Staying Ahead of the Market”. Experts discussed perspectives of the new technologies in online and mobile banking that are changing the way of providing and accepting financial services as well as key drivers that change financial industry in the country and around the world. Other participants of the panel discussion included: Rupert Keeley, Senior Vice-President and GM, Pay Pal Europe, Middle East and Africa; Andrei Lukianov, Head of Centre of Excellence, Strategic Industries, SAP; Victor Orlovsky, Senior Vice-President - Digital, Sberbank; Jiang Jianqing, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, ICBC; Dmitry Aksenov, Chief Executive Officer, FinGenius; Nailya Zamashkina, Commercial Director,