2018 Forum programme

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov
Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Chairman of the Board
Russian Federation

Nikolay Nikiforov was ​born in 1982 in Kazan, Russia. He holds a degree in Economics from the Kazan State University. Since the 2000’s he has had experience in different roles at IT-startups. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia from 2010-2012. He held the position of Minister of Telecom and Mass Media of Russia from 2012-2018. He focused on broadband penetration through massive fiber optics construction and satellite launches, first 4G and 5G networks in Russia, public e-services, e-commerce through postal infrastructure, digital economy national program, new innovative city of Innopolis and new Innopolis University. In June 2018 - founded technology investment company Diginavis and focused on deep research in digital technologies including unmanned vehicles, AI, robotics.