"We are hosting the BIG DATA forum for the 10th time. 10 years is a whole epoch in the big data market in Russia. From disputes about terminology and timid trials, we have moved on to mature business projects based on data, to deep analytics as a tool for decision-making, to increasingly active practical uses of cutting-edge artificial intelligence algorithms.
Today working with data is no longer the prerogative of large companies in the financial sector and telecom. Everyone needs data and its smart analysis – they are used to treat diseases, fight poverty, teach students, organize interaction between authorities and citizens, and manage traffic in big cities.
Companies and government agencies build strategies for working with data, see data as their key asset, and the ability to extract value from it is the key to growth and development in the digital economy. At the same time, the ups and downs of 2020 have shown that many data-based initiatives focus on people, their health and well-being, rather than economic benefits. And this is a very promising trend.
We are entering the data age. The BIG DATA forum has been and will continue to be your reliable compass in the complex navigation of a new world based on data."