Digitalization: Challenges and Opportunities

SBER Solutions conference, which brought together over 200 attendees, was held in Sberbank Agile Home office in Moscow on October 01, 2019. This year’s conference was dedicated to the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation and was organized as an expert club bringing together on one platform business representatives from various industries.

The speakers shared their experience of the changes related to digital transformations in business models and various aspects of HR management and corporate cultures.

The event was opened by Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Head of Corporate and Investment Business Unit at Sberbank, who talked about his experience in digitalization. According to Anatoly, building up an ecosystem, the bank chose partners from niches in the technology sector:

“We do not separate IT and business. We are one team. The 24 subsidiaries owned by Sberbank are the gems of our ecosystem for legal entities. We try to ensure that the companies we set up or buy are as much as possible connected to the technology sector. They help customers focus on the most important thing, i.e. their business”, explained Anatoly Popov.
Opening a second panel discussion, Natalya Podvoyskaya, CEO of SBER Solutions in Russia and the CIS, outlined the changes in employee behavior in organizations in the age of digital economy.

“For employers, the main challenges related to generation Z employees is to attract and retain them. To do so, it is necessary to constantly offer new responsibilities, motivate through work content, involvement in an interesting, changing world around a common goal. The motivation of this new generation is drastically different”, noted Natalya.
In addition to Anatoly Popov and Natalya Podvoyskaya, the following speakers also took part in the two panel sessions: Alexander Idrisov, Managing Partner of Strategy Partners, Andrey Voynov, CEO of OAO SberTech, Senior Managing Director, Director of Corporate Architecture Department at PAO Sberbank, Ivan Galzavchev, CEO of Yandex.Dengi, Alexander Zaretskiy, CEO of Sberbank Private Pension Fund, Daniel Tornili, President of DT-Global Business Consulting GmbH, Elena Kudryashova, Managing Director-Head of Corporate Culture Development Board at PAO Sberbank.

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